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While a lot of people know what a soulmate is within reason, not everyone knows about the existance of the twin flame. The twin flame and soulmate are not the same things and they’re both very important for our progress in this world.

For those who do not know a soulmate is someone who comes into your life be it permanently or for a short period and their soul recognizes your own. While they may be romantic partners, they are not always romantic in nature. Soul friends are also a thing.

Soulmates are as many say mirrors to our souls in a sense but they are not the exact same as us. They are brought into our lives to help us grow and they teach us a lot as we progress. We are connected to them because we have known them in other lives and well, that in itself is quite amazing to think about.

That having been said the twin flame is more than that as it is the manifestation of your own soul outside of your human body in this world. That meaning the soul you have and your twin has are the same. This relationship is almost always romantic and quite often pretty toxic because you and your twin are often in different stages while finding one another in this world.

When you find your twin you may not end up falling in love and being with one another because you instead of seeing the best in one another see the worst in yourselves when you look at each other. I know this might sound confusing but please stick with me. Twin flames are very important and can be magical when you’re both where you need to be when you find one another or come together, but they can also be painful connections.

MindBodyGreen wrote as follows breaking down some of what the twin flame is:

A twin flame is an intense soul connection, sometimes called a “mirror soul,” thought to be a person’s other half. It’s based on the idea that sometimes one soul gets split into two bodies. One of the main characteristics of a twin flame relationship is that it will be both challenging and healing. This is due to the mirroring nature of a twin flame; they show you your deepest insecurities, fears, and shadows. But they also help you overcome them and vice versa—your twin flame will be equally affected by you.

As you can see, these two things are similar but nowhere near the same. They are important in their own ways and there is nothing wrong with being with your soulmate and not choosing to try things with your twin. Overall, it just depends on where you are in your path on this planet. To learn more about twin flames as a whole take a look at the video below.