All of us crave a deep human connection. We wish for a strong bond with someone who understands us, shares our values and supports us through thick and thin. When we find a person we connect with on such levels, we call them our ‘soulmate’. However, contrary to the popular notion, such a relationship doesn’t always have to be romantic in nature. We may find a soulmate in a parent, sibling, friend or even a mentor; and we are likely to meet several soulmates in the course of life.
The idea of soulmates doesn’t end here. The concept of twin flames takes it a step further. A person’s twin flame or twin soul is known to be their literal other half–the two souls were once two halves of a divine whole. It is believed that they are of the same spiritual composition as they are, quite literally, one soul in two bodies. And theirs, believers say, is the ultimate love relationship.
The story of how twin souls came to be is explained by American author and spiritual leader Elizabeth Clare Prophet in the book Soulmates and Twin Flames – The Spiritual Dimension of Love and Relationships. “God created you and your twin flame out of a single white fire body. He separated this white fire ovoid into two spheres of being–one with a masculine polarity and other with a feminine polarity, but each with the same spiritual origin and unique pattern of identity,” she writes.
Prophet goes on to explain that the two beings then descended to earth to spread God’s love through numerous incarnations. But over time, owing to fear, mistrust and a sense of separation from the Source, they parted ways. Through the ages, the souls keep seeking each other, never succeeding. And only by overcoming these setbacks and getting in touch with their spiritual selves, individually, will the beings begin to attract each other, explains Prophet in her book.
Believers consider a union of this kind extremely rare. But when it does occur, and the two halves reunite, they are said to share a connection like none other. “Twin flames are here to show the world a new way to love,” says I AM Jenifer, a Canada-based Spiritual Love and Relationship Coach. “Their relationship is not an ordinary one. It is based on friendship, freedom, peace, balance and equality between the Divine Masculine and the Divine Feminine. It is the ultimate love relationship,” she explains.