Difference Between Soul Mates and Twin Flames

Soul mates and twin flames have become popular terms in today’s culture but we must recognize there is a difference between soul mates and twin flames. There are many misunderstandings of the true nature of these relationships and the Hollywood version of it is wrong. They are spiritual partnerships, geared toward personal and spiritual growth, not absurd ‘happily ever after’ romantic comedies that all have the same schtick and story-line.

 

We realize that not everyone on the planet, or on the internet for that matter, will have the same theories or belief system concerning soul mate and twin flame relationships that we do. These are what we consider the main differences between soul mates and twin flames.

Difference Between Soul Mates and Twin Flames

  1. In twin flame relationships painful personal growth has already occurred as a result of being in one, or several, soul mate relationships prior to meeting a twin flame, although that is not always the case. The biggest difference between soul mates and a twin flames is the growth occurring from a twin flame will be nurturing, supportive growth, while that of a soul mate can be difficult and at times personally traumatic.
  2. Many people can confuse a soul mate relationship for a twin flame one, but usually not the other way around. A twin flame relationship is NOT a soul mate relationship on steroids. Soul mates can run from each other during the course of the relationship, which is usually part of the soul mate challenge. This should rarely happen between twin flames because as old souls they know they prepared for this reunion before they were born.
  3. Twin flames have a deep sense of coming together for a higher purpose than just having a cool relationship with great sex. In a twin flame relationship, sex is not as important as it is to a soul mate connection. This does not indicate sex with a twin flame will be boring, it will be mind-blowing, but the divine purpose of the twin flame union goes beyond the physical plane. A soul mate relationship, although a spiritual partnership, does have a lot more focus on the sexual component. The chemistry will be great, so enjoy yourselves! And we have to say this, just because you have great sexual chemistry with someone does not mean they are your soul mate.
  4. In a twin flame relationship there are no insecurities or worries because this relationship comes from a place of love, not fear. Even during times of separation there is faith in the twin flame connection and an innate knowing that brings peace. During a soul mate separation however, the soul mate who was left may feel abandoned. They have a real fear their soul mate will never return. This fear can manifest into obsessive behaviors especially when they lack faith in their soul mate. It is important to be able to address these fears and keep obsessive thoughts and behaviors in check.
  5. Soul mate relationships, while they can be wonderful and deeply profound experiences, are almost never pain-free. The very nature of a soul mate relationship is personal and spiritual growth. Unfortunately most people can only learn through pain, especially emotional pain. To achieve that growth you will probably have to go through some very difficult and possibly traumatic experiences with a soul mate partner. A twin flame relationship, on the other hand, is primarily a union between old souls, who have already attained great insight and growth through relationship experiences in the current as well as past life incarnations. Most twin flame relationships provide positive life lesson experiences through the merging of the twin flame partnership while encountering spiritual growth through the twin flame union.
  6. Almost every soul mate relationship will go through a period of separation. During this time of separation you are being challenged to address your individual issues, whatever they may be, before the soul mate relationship has an opportunity to come
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    Difference Between Soul Mates and Twin Flames

    back together. Twin flames, on the other hand, have usually addressed their own issues and must now attain their growth through the relationship.

  7. Many soul mate partners are not ready to embrace the intensity of the soul mate karma and decide to completely walk away. They may have fears or insecurities that need to be addressed before they can accept the soul mate challenge, leaving you feeling emotionally devastated. Many twin flames have an awareness the twin flame partnership is the spiritual union contained within their soul blueprint and are often ready to accept the twin flame destiny.
  8. Twin flames, when joined together, seem to recognize the divine union between and are ready to honor that union. In a soul mate relationship, only one may actually believe in the soul mate connection, while the other refuses to acknowledge it and run for the hills. At this point you must consider if they truly are a soul mate or if you are projecting or romantic fantasies onto them.
  9. Once a twin flame relationship is in play, it is almost impossible to end it or break it because you are brought together by divine purpose and divine plan. You have done a lot of work, throughout your lifetimes, to support your twin flame destiny. A soul mate relationship, can be broken for many reasons. Many soul mate relationships are not intended to last a lifetime. We attract soul mate partners at the point in our lives where we require a specific lesson. Once that lesson is achieved, there is no guarantee the soul mate will remain in our lives.
  10. The true purpose of twin flame relationship is provide a gift of value to the world. Whatever that gift may be, is for the twin flames to create and deliver, for the benefit of others who are living on the planet. The purpose of a soul mate relationship is to provide personal growth and life lessons for the individual personal growth of the two soul mates.

 

In some circumstances, there are soul mate relationships, who can morph into a twin flame partnership if they can successfully overcome their challenges, obstacles and personal growth. At the end of the day does it really matter if you are soul mates, twin flames, kindred spirits or just Ricky and Lucy? Take time to enjoy your relationship, get to know the person and just see what happens without trying to run to the finish line.

  5 comments for “Difference Between Soul Mates and Twin Flames

  1. Payal Jain
    August 26, 2015 at 6:11 am

    This is truly inspiring and I must say I am completely blown away. I never knew what it was with relationships and I always felt something was missing in my life. Thank you so much for sharing this information.

  2. Trudi
    August 29, 2015 at 4:01 am

    What is the difference between Twin Flame and Twin Souls??

  3. jen
    September 10, 2015 at 9:06 am

    I’m very curious as to whether or not my best friend, not lover, could be my twin flame. We’ve known each other for years and have a very deep connection. We’ve never gone longer than a few hours without checking in on each other and when we aren’t together we miss each other very much, but it is not in a fearful/needy way. There is nothing tumultuous about our relationship. We’ve actually found it very odd we are constantly together and have never had a fight, he literally feels like an extension of myself and he’s commented that he senses that as well. We are both the same kind of writers and we collaborate very well… Even though we met working in a call center. Over the duration we worked together we were always randomly assigned to sit next to each other, not an easy task with 600 other employees getting shuffled around. I found out we lived 3 houses down from each other when we were younger but we had no idea. We always call or text each other at the exact same moment. We finish each other’s thoughts constantly. The other interesting thing is his middle name and his brothers first name make up my fathers name. And, I wrote a character with his initials and features years before we met.

  4. Lauren
    February 9, 2016 at 5:11 am

    I feel I’m in a curious situation. My husband I believe is my soulmate. He and I argue and have so many obstacles but we stick together to work through them. He has always said to me that we’re together to help each other learn and grow. But I believe his best friend is my twin soul. His best friend and I are literally the same person. Often times even my husband and his best friends girlfriend say “maybe you two should have gotten married” because everything we think say and do is the same. We’re so incredibly compatible. I love my husband, my soulmate, because he pushes me to work through earthly and spiritual growth, but I have a different love for his best friend. Like a sibling type love. It’s different than the love for my husband. His girlfriend says all the time “he loves you so much and cares about what happens to you and what goes on in your life”. Is it possible that this is the dynamic in in? Should I say anything to either of them? I feel like it would be extremely difficult to explain the difference between soulmate and twin soul to them. I love them both. But I love them differently. I would never leave my husband but I don’t want to lose any part of either relationship. Peculiar situation.

  5. Sam
    May 7, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    I am in a odd situation at the moment. A guy i am dating i believe is my twinflame as even though we haven’t met but we feel drawn to each other and we seem to know what the other person is feeling. The other day he got injured and i didn’t find out about it till several hours later, i was getting really jumpy and antsy when it happened like i knew something was wrong. Can anybody help me figure this out please?

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