According to Kate Rose, the biggest indicator of a soulmate love is that they make us feel like it’s us that needs working on—not them or even issues that exist within the relationship.

Sometimes it’s even the feeling of not deserving the other person.

Certain soulmates come into our lives whose only purpose is to help us realize our greatness and to assist us in taking on those big questions involving the self and starting to discover the answers to further our evolution and process of self-awareness.

Soulmates are also the ones who care about us the most—versus the karmic lover whose only concern is of their own self and needs.

As transcending and eye-opening as the romantic relationship can be with a soulmate, it isn’t anything compared to the experience of being reconnected with our twin flame.

Twin flames are often regarded as an urban myth of the spiritually enlightened, but as society is raising their level of consciousness, the more this connection is occurring.

Twin flames are a mix of both karmic and soulmate tendencies—along with some entirely new qualities which will only further challenge our ego and sense of self.

Twin flames aren’t just those that we connect with on a soul level, but they are someone we share the same soul with.

As the theory states, twin flames were separated from one soul source in the beginning of time and split into two physical bodies.

There is a mirror like quality when we come into contact with our twin flame—everything that we have spent our lives running from or denying is suddenly in front of us.

These types of lovers confront us with our very fears and ego driven desires, but they aren’t just about what’s inside, they’re about how we interact with every facet of our life.

Not all of us will be reunited with our twin flame, but if we are, it has the possibility to be that once in a lifetime—ain’t nothing ever gonna be the same—type of love.

There will be challenges and fears present, without a doubt—there will be phases of running and chasing, depending upon the spiritual and personal development of both individuals.

Soulmates vs. Twin Flames: What’s the Difference

We hear a lot of talk about soulmates: finding them, recognizing them, and loving them. We all look to have that perfect special someone to spend our lives with, but as many know; finding a soulmate isn’t so simple. To complicate matters even more, there is also the concept of twin flames. While both terms are often used interchangeably, according to Laura Hamilton in psychic universe.com, there are actually differences. So, what exactly is the difference between soulmates and twin flames?

Soulmates

Looking at the word soulmate itself gives some clues: soul + mate. Soul is obviously your spirit or the eternal part of you. But when we look at the word “mate” things get interesting. A mate can be defined as several things. It can be a marriage partner, a friend, a worker, or counterpart. A soulmate is not limited to the realm of romance.

Think about some of your closest relationships like family and friends. Do you feel a deeper connection that goes beyond the traditional bonds of family and friendship? Perhaps no one “gets you” like your best buddy or guides you like your sister. A soulmate is a kindred spirit that can show up in any kind of relationship—romantic or not. And there is no limit to the number of soulmates you can have!

Twin Flames

The concept of twin flames developed among the ancient philosophers, mystics, and sages. At the moment of a soul’s creation it was split into two halves, each exploring a different aspect of spirituality or duality. One side is the divine masculine spirituality; the other is divine feminine spirituality. A twin flame is essentially the other half of your soul.

When you are with a twin flame you feel complete. This person is a true mirror of yourself, which may prove to be challenging. Yet while the relationship may have its difficulties, there is an unconditional love and bond that sticks. A twin flame is like the ultimate soul mate. Although you can nave many soulmates, you can only have one twin flame.

Ideas toward manifesting this in one’s life.

You will encounter many soulmates, some romantic and some as spiritual family or friends. You’ll often run into soulmates time and time again in your lifetimes. They are here to help you learn lessons on the path towards reconnecting with your twin flame.

Your twin flame can also be a soulmate, teaching you a great deal about yourself and your place in the cosmos. The difference being that this is your energetic soul’s complement or other half

Don’t stress over connecting with your twin flame or with a soulmate for that matter. Both the Universe and your Higher Self knows who and what is best for you. Let them guide you to those souls that help you love and grow!