At this poignant time in history, there are three types of challenges that Twin Flames are experiencing, as they rejoin to make the transition to a new Earth. Twin Selves and Soulmates, also play a role in the lives of Twin Flames, and learning to identify the difference in these is crucial for those striving for 5D.
The awakening is already occurring, and this involves the opportunity to help raise the love vibration of Earth. I feel this is why many Twin Flames are meeting up now, as they are a group of spirits that deliberately came to join with their other half, aid in the transformation process by learning to have 5D relationships, and thereby have the opportunity to go home. (There are many here who are not from this group, but are helping in other ways.) Earth has become a meeting grounds, so to speak, where beings from many universes have gathered to watch this phenomena, or assist. Earth is a special place. It is the only place in this universe that is a direct portal to Source, and if you have incarnated here now, you may be experiencing your last lifetime and wanting to return home (pieces of yourself may reside in other universes, but everyone's ultimate spiritual goal and purpose is returning to Source at some point). The trick is not to get stuck here in the process.
TWIN FLAME CHALLENGES:
1. TFs in two separate bodies: (Creating). The creating challenge contains all the realizations, pains, ecstasies, separations and all the dynamics that are already going on, and discussed in many many posts and articles about TFs, (such as one twin being married, or running, or staying together and enjoying the relationship etc.). There are many different scenarios depending on what your spiritual purpose is together in this particular lifetime. Some twins are in a negative cycle together, creating more karma by playing out 3D relationship dramas. Others are surrendering their egos, and opening to love, creating an awareness to prepare to merge with their Twin, or find freedom through a Twin Self (see below).
2. Merging (literally) the TF spirits: (Merging). You are able to merge with your TF. The merging happens on all levels. One Twin usually passes away, with the remaining Twin unaware that they have actually merged, and are no longer separate. You may feel you have lost your Twin and are left behind. The realization of the merging may not occur until another lifetime, where you may need to incarnate as both in one body. Twin Flames' Spirits can merge, like the flames in a fire, when the higher purpose is accepted.
3. Incarnating with both Twins in one body: (Realization). You incarnate as both Twins in the same body. (Those who feel that their Twin Flame is on the other side and not incarnated, may actually be experiencing this challenge. Some may still be searching for their Twin, also unaware they are both.) This is usually your last lifetime here, with a strong desire to return to Source. See the process below under "Twin Self" for more information about the "realization".
TWIN SELF: "Twin Self" is interchangeable with the term "Twin Soul". A Twin Self is, however, different than a Twin Flame. These are individuals, who embody and reflect the final erasing of karma. A Twin Self is capable of understanding unconditional divine love, or will bring it out in you to some degree. There is more than one Twin Self, so it is not the same individual lifetime to lifetime, but rather whomever is needed. A Twin Self is an opportunity that allows you both to return to Source. They reflect all lessons created and learned from TFs, and can act as a catalyst to return home quickly, rather than prolong the TF drama of challenges 1 or 2. A Twin Self will assist in clearing the karmic slate, if you will allow yourself to open to the opportunity. If you are in the "creating" stage, the Twin Self is someone you meet before you meet your TF. If you are in the "merging" lifetime, you will meet the Twin Self prior to merging with your TF. If you are in the "realization" lifetime, you meet a Twin Self before the realization comes that you are already merged with your TF. So, Twin Selves are individuals we meet up with in all three TF categories.
In the realization lifetime, you will probably go through many soulmates first, then meet your Twin Self. The Twin Self can be mistaken for a TF (if you do not realize you have already merged with yours). All the karma from the soulmates and TF can be erased through the Twin Self, allowing healing and understanding to take place. Erasing this karma does not take years or lifetimes, just the true giving of unconditional love and forgiveness. (This may not be the case, if you have already worked through the karma with a Twin Self in the lifetime where the merging with your TF took place.) So, each "piece" of the flame within you (although no longer separate) is attracting certain experiences, so that the karma created by both soul pieces (when they were separate), can be worked out through soulmates and the Twin Self. You may feel as if you are living ten lifetimes in one. You are experiencing all the karma of both TF soul pieces put together in one life! Years of work does not have to happen to erase the karma, just the giving of unconditional love to the Twin Self who will be a reflection of all the karmic issues and triggers experienced with soulmates and the TF combined, to be forgiven and loved. When this is accomplished (whether or not the "merged TF" and Twin Self person stay together and have a relationship), you, the merged TF, can continue your journey to other universes, or go home to Source (usually you have been searching for, or guided to a spiritual path that helps you do this). The Twin Self may decide to stay with you, or go their own way, as well. If this occurs, you are free to have a relationship with a soulmate partner for the rest of your life, if you desire.
Note: The Twin Self may not have merged with their own TF or may not be meeting a TF in this lifetime, but can still be the perfect vehicle for the merged TF person to work with/through karma. A psychic can also mistake the Twin Self for your TF, because the channeled information has to go through their filters of understanding, and they may be unaware of the term Twin Self, or even that you have incarnated as both twins in one body.
SOULMATES: Soulmates are individuals that you have created karma with, and are, in some cases, connected to your soul group. These karma replays run on an endless loop. It can be worked out as a whole, with all of them, through a Twin Self. The other path is through forgiveness. The purpose of soulmate relationships is not necessarily to work out karma, but to gather experience, information and learn lessons. You will keep on incarnating with them, because karma keeps you stuck here.
End Note: It is important for TFs, and all of us to take life more lightly. The reason we have so much trouble manifesting what we desire in this life, is because we all take it too seriously. It makes the energy here very thick, and manifesting extremely difficult. Forgiveness work is a big part of the solution, as we acknowledge the hologram that Earth really is. We learn to laugh, forgive and remind ourselves that it is only a dream. (More on divine forgiveness in another article.)
For some of us, our Twin Flame is yet unknown to us, out there in the ethers somewhere, married to someone else, or has walked out on us. We are told to work on our "issues" to bring them back or reconnect, and while that is part of the story, it is not all of it. We all have these issues, which are fear-based and born of past experiences, and even past lives. These issues will be with us for a long time to come. They can take years to work out, even with the desire to overcome them. (When I met my Twin, I was a "walking issue", despite years of self-therapy.) The problem for the separation, is not so much our "issues", because these are fear-based and related to the ego-mind. Healing these is like trying to solve where numbers came from. Its a pointless loop. While we can learn to understand why we do certain things or where the behaviors came from, we still fall back into some semblance of them, because understanding does not make the fears go away. They just take another form (I'm talking about self-sabotage, insecurity, not-good enough, victim mentality etc etc etc). Basically, we are running scripts that are already there, in a matrix hologram. This all has already been done or written. But then, I digress.
What is the secret to permanently ridding ourselves of these issues, without focusing on them? Escaping the "matrix"? Forgiveness, but not in the way one would think. Forgiveness is what allows Love in its undiluted form to guide and lead. Forgiveness will start to erase the old script, and possibly lead your Twin back to a higher version of the script with you...but only if you surrender and allow Spirit to lead. You may have to make this decision over and over again each day...to forgive. Forgiveness that forgives the world as not being real to begin with...forgiving everyone and anyone that crosses your path, and stirs up the issues. These are your forgiveness opportunities. Let's take it higher...forgiveness, because we are ultimately all one Spirit in God, so we made all this up to begin with...to become our own gods, which can't be done. There is only oneness. Separation is the illusion...you know this, because you can communicate with your twin outside of any parameters. So, you are one with your brothers, you brought them all in (pieces of yourself) to act as a mirror, to keep you analyzing, feeling separate, wanting and needing what is in that mirror. The mirror is the hologram. It is not real. We exist as one outside the matrix, but can't see it. We forgive, because it is a hologram, we made it up, we are merely speaking the script, and it doesn't really matter, because: all things pass away in time...outside of time there is only constancy and the lack of separation or duality.
So, how do we forgive?
How do you know the forgiveness is working?
1. You will notice you don't react to certain situations the same way anymore.
2. You may experience that you are thinking something else, while different words are coming out of your mouth, seemingly on their own (the old script).
3. You may see flashing lights, colors or develop symptoms like vertigo out of nowhere, that tell you the hologram is changing...you are switching dimensions of time, as old ones collapse.
4. Time may seem to slow down or speed up, as you see images or people around you on fast forward or slow motion.
5. Circumstances begin to change over time, and work more in your favor, or some areas of life become easier.
6. Your Twin may return or you meet them, you meet a Twin Self (the one before your Twin Flame) or a significant karmic soulmate.
7. You may have already been experiencing some or all of these symptoms, because you have already been forgiving, by your desire to learn Unconditional Love.
Up next...How to know if they are your Twin Flame or a Soulmate, using tarot cards...
Most Twin Flames have the goal of experiencing unconditional love with their partner, but what is this really...and what is their "spiritual purpose" together? What could be your highest spiritual purpose together in the world? It would seem to have to be outside of the ego's agendas (ego equaling fear). The highest purpose is evolving out of the world of duality, and going home to God. And who will choose this if they are in the ego-mind? And for anyone who has ever truly experienced the love between Twins, could deny the existence of a God? So, if the worldly goal is learning unconditional love, then the ultimate spiritual goal is union and going home...and showing others the way, not by actions, but by the love expressed...the joining. So, that brings us to what is this love...the meaning of "unconditional"?
In the past, as I examined the word, I thought it to mean loving another, with no conditions or expectations. But what is "unconditional" in its most extreme definition? It means NO conditions. Meaning, there is no condition that the love is expressed only to someone you already love or have "special" relationships with, such as a spouse, mother, child, brother or friend. It means that you express this Divine Love for all. It means that your love for the beggar, or sinner or saint all equate to the same. Your enemy is your mother. The criminal is your lover. All are your Brothers (Sisters) in eternity, in Spirit. If you can love everyone to the same intensity, you are on the road to oneness with your Twin. (Note that this does not mean you let others take advantage of you, but your love of them is known, albeit silent perhaps, in your heart and higher mind.) You have understanding of why others do what they do, what drives them, because you are one with them. We are all one. There is no other way or truth. Our Twin is our path to learning this, whether they have run from us at the moment, are on the other side or are traversing the journey with us here. The love of the Twin, unconditionally (meaning whether they are in a condition of being your partner or spouse, or not there at all), can lead to the ability to transfer that love to all, which is the ultimate goal in this existence. Any other "spiritual" purpose is in the world is and is just that - worldly; for Love is all that can save, and return us home.
If we believe that our thoughts create reality, then what we see outside of ourselves, is the effect, not the cause. When we focus on the outside world for our happiness and fulfillment of love, we are merely looking at something that is reflecting our mind/thoughts (our Twin is a perfect example of this...the mirror, not the cause). For example, when you think you see signs in the world...is it a sign, or a reflection of what you have been thinking about? Our thoughts, whether they are of the ego, or Higher Mind, create our world. It is not the other way around, although we delude ourselves into thinking that the outside world, an aftereffect or reflection, has the power to make us happy or unhappy. Can a rainy day really make you unhappy, or is it your perception that a rainy day should make you unhappy, or disappoint in some way?
All power, all love, lies within our own Mind, when we join with our Higher Self, and not the ego-mind (looking outside ourselves). Everything outside of us is an idol, or idol worship. When we worship idols, they become like clouds that block the sun, when we are thirsting in a hot desert. They don't put out the sun, but distract us into thinking they do. And inevitably, the idol will disappoint, when the cloud moves, and the sun shines still. When we return to the Mind of our Higher Self, the Twin can be the vehicle for expressing Love, and sending it outwards. First, we must open to and desire this task, in order for the outer world to change...in which case the Twin may return...or we have to accept the seeming separation as is, and work from there. We cannot choose for the Twin. Whether we are with our Twin, or not, our challenge is to learn unconditional love, and accept and bless the world, by extending that love to all. This is the spiritual purpose, and as such, what else is there?
~I've included a section from "A Course in Miracles", which I was guided to, when asking about Twin Flames. The poetic wording can speak on much deeper levels, than anything I could write here:
"In this world, God's Son comes closest to himself in a holy relationship. There he begins to find the certainty his Father has in him. And there he finds his function of restoring his Father's laws to what was held outside them, and finding what was lost. Only in time can anything be lost, and never lost forever. So do the parts of God's Son gradually join in time, and with each joining is the end of time brought nearer. Each miracle of joining is a mighty herald of eternity. No one who has a single purpose, unified and sure, can be afraid. No one who shares his purpose with him can not be one with him.
Each herald of eternity sings of the end of sin and fear. Each speaks in time of what is far beyond it. Two voices raised together call to the hearts of everyone, to let them beat as one. And in that single heartbeat is the unity of love proclaimed and given welcome. Peace to your holy relationship, which has the power to hold the unity of the Son of God together. You give to your brother for everyone, and in your gift is everyone made glad. Forget not Who has given you the gifts you give, and through your not forgetting this, will you remember Who gave the gifts to Him to give to you."
"Should I give to a homeless person, or not?" I don't know why I struggled with this decision, but when I lived in Manhattan back in the late 80's, I was told by friends, to ignore panhandlers, as they were dangerous. Saying "no" became automatic. Later on, I found myself living temporarily in Chattanooga, TN, waiting tables. I worked downtown, and there were a lot of homeless in the area. One day, an elderly homeless woman came up to me and asked for money. I was late for work, and said, "I can't." Truth be told, I was pretty broke at that time, but could have quickly dug out some spare change. I felt really bad in my heart about saying "no", and I asked my spirit guides for advice. I was told, if someone asks me for money, then give it, but only if they ask. If they ask for a specific amount, give that. I promised to do it. The next day, I was on lunch break, walking around downtown Chatty, and a young man, probably around the age of 21, approached me. We were alone on the street. He was wearing a backpack, and as I was walking by, he said, "Do you have any change? I need bus fare to get home." I said, "No, I don't", and kept walking. I had taken no more than two steps, when I remembered my promise, and immediately turned around. The man was nowhere in sight. Literally one point one seconds had passed, and he wasn't there. There was nowhere for him to go, or to hide. He didn't have time to walk away. It was then, that I realized only one thing could have happened. He had vanished into thin air. There was no other explanation. I was not on drugs, and my eyesight was fine.
After that experience, I always made sure to give to those who asked me. I didn't discriminate or think about what they would do with the money. If they bought drugs, then I would assume they needed them, and it was their only way of coping, short of maybe, suicide. I could easily imagine myself in their position. I also couldn't imagine it. I couldn't imagine trying to "get a job", as so many advise, when you are that low, and at that level of depression and loss. So I continued to give. What I got in return was priceless. The giving gave me peace.
Anyone have thoughts on the young man or his message?
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When practicing forgiveness, I follow the path taught in A Course in Miracles, where one is forgiving and letting go, by recognizing that nothing has been done. If one acknowledges that something has been done, then sin is made real; but the unreal does not exist. When we focus on what is not real, we stay trapped in this illusion of time and space. Doing forgiveness begins to erase certain experiences of our past. In turn, there are certain events in the future that one no longer has to go through, or learn the lesson. So forgiveness could be said to collapse time. As the past and future are gradually dissolved, one is left with only the present moment. It is from here that true power exists. It is from here that one reaches enlightenment and a state of ecstatic joy. It is here that one is home, has awakened from the dream, and can then choose to return mind to the Source, or stay to help others come home.
I chose to share this photo, because I know who took it, so I know it is legitimate. (It spooked the person who photographed it, and she refuses to go back in the house.) This house was previously owned by an Amish family. After renovating the kitchen, this picture was taken. Do you notice the angry young Amish girl in the photo?
I've sat here many times, waiting for life to kick the butt of the person who did me wrong, hoping that his suffering would make him understand mine, and I could then stop hurting and feel justified. Life really doesn't happen that way. I mean, you may get "lucky" and live long enough to see somebody get their "just dues", but what does that really solve, except to fuel your anger and thirst for vengeance...meaning, you're still suffering?
Karma is different from the Laws of the Universe, such as, if you pollute your drinking water, you won't have clean water to drink. This is just common sense. Karma has more to do with ongoing emotional "punishment and reward" scenarios between people, that continue from lifetime to lifetime. Karma is chosen.
I often get asked by clients what my views are on karma. Here is what I responded to someone today:
"Karma...I have different views probably than most. I don't think life makes us suffer because we did something bad, or rewards us because we did something good. People may tend to do this, but not God or the Universe or Life or whatever you want to call the creative force. I think we reincarnate over and over. We come back in, choosing to suffer because we did something in a previous life that we feel guilty about. So we choose a life to re-live where we suffer a fate similar to our previous victim. We are "atoning" for our "sins" so to speak. I believe this is why we experience deja vu...a feeling like we've been here before...because we have. We live the same lives over and over until we feel we "get it right" or learn the lesson. We also reincarnate with the same people over and over and switch roles. Lets say you had slaves that you starved and abused. You die, and before incarnating again, you may regret what you did and will choose a life where you are in a similar type of situation - maybe you are homeless starving on the streets and get beaten up. Sometimes you will choose a life that you are the victim of the actual person you enslaved. It isn't until we choose to forgive, that we get released from these unnecessary cycles. Forgiving the other people that did you wrong and forgiving yourself. Usually if someone did something to you, chances are you did something to them at another time, or you feel you deserve to suffer for something you did that you most likely don't remember. (A lot of times a Past Life Regression can help you understand and resolve a lot of these repetitive cycles with specific people.) The hardest ones to forgive are the biggest lessons. It may take many tries, or it may take a lifetime to forgive, but we free ourselves when we do this. By understanding and forgiveness, you release yourself from this cycle of suffering."
Forgiveness is freedom.
Leave it to me to encounter a ghost in the middle of a state park during off-season. Spring Mill State Park is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. In the picture, you can see the trail heading out of Donaldson Cave, which meanders along a creek. My sister, her girlfriend and I were walking this trail, on a Monday in mid-May 2015, and the park was pretty much deserted. I was in the lead. I started to smell really strong perfume. The woods were silent, except for water trickling and birds chirping. I came around a corner, half expecting to see a group of tourists, and the woman that was guilty of wearing an awful lot of perfume. To my surprise, there was no one. When I mentioned it to Cathy and Karla, they admitted they were smelling it too.
Cathy said, "You know, that's not perfume. That's musk, like a man's cologne. Definitely musk."
I agreed. Extremely puzzled by where the smell could be coming from (as we were still walking, and it was with us at the same intensity), we stopped and examined our surroundings. There was one flowering tree, and one wildflower on the trail. Neither had a scent. Steep ravines angled up on both sides of us, and we were down in a gully. No one could get to where we were without taking a long and arduous set of steps down the side of the ravine, some ways back.
Ever the skeptic, I said, "Maybe someone dropped a bottle of cologne on the trail."
Cathy reasoned, "Who would be packing cologne in a backpack to go hiking?"
I also wondered, if they spilled cologne on the trail, why we would smell it for such a long distance. It had rained at 3:00 p.m. It was 4:30 p.m. Wouldn't the rain have washed it away?
Out of answers, I suggested, "Well, maybe its a ghost."
We continued on, and immediately around the next corner, there sat a monument to Alexander Wilson, the famous ornithologist, (erected by George Donaldson, who owned and preserved the land in the early 1800s). It looked like a gravestone, and had the year he died 1813 etched into it. There was a small iron fence around the stone. We continued to smell the musk cologne all around the "grave" monument. As soon as we left the area, however, the smell vanished. We continued to hike all of the trails in the park, and never came across the smell a second time. Karla and Cathy retraced the path a few days later, and the smell was gone. (I did see a spirit by the monument, but disregarded it, because it did not look like the picture of Wilson on the plaque at all).
Note: After researching "musk cologne", I found it was something created in the early 1800s, and worn by men during that time. Prior to that, men wore essential oils, such as clove. Hmmm...
Anyone have any other explanations?
Update: I tried to talk to a man by the stream, and it didn't look like the photo of Wilson on the plaque, so I disregarded it. Now, I am wondering if it was not Wilson, but Donaldson I saw, as the man had slightly curly, unruly hair, and was wearing a leather vest. Here is a link to information about the virgin forest Donaldson preserved: http://pwp.franklincollege.edu/AMORRIS/Virtual%20Tour/Virtual%20Tour%20Donaldson%20Woods.html
Here is the only "photo" I could find of Donaldson...and this is the color of the vest I saw, and looks like the spirit that was standing next to the monument!
Are you seeking happiness? This goal is an illusion. It is the temporary quieting of despair, anger and fear. Our outer world does not contain happiness, not in a true permanent sense. This is the trap of existence. Happiness is transitory, just as everything in the world is transitory. Are you seeking this feeling of happiness through buying, consuming, focusing on money or distracting yourself in outside pursuits? These are not wrong, but they will bring the opposite of happiness.
If happiness is an illusion, what are you seeking then? You are seeking the inner mind. You are seeking truth. You are seeking the truth that only the mind's perception alters the outer world and changes reality. With the responsibility of truth, comes peace. With inner peace comes happiness, because happiness can only be found as a byproduct of peace.
Accept the truth that how you see the world and others is how you are perceived, and how the world will come to be perceived. The inner peace that comes from truth, dispels anger and despair. When you are at peace, you can perceive and respond with love, which changes the world to a more loving place in turn, and brings moments of happiness.
Always remember, your inner perceptions will change the outer world as an aftereffect. If you are doing it backwards, you allow an insane world to shape your perceptions, which keeps you in despair, seeking a way "out". In turn, you will continue to feed anger, despair and fear, perpetuating it in the outer world. Outer "reality" reflects the inner mind. With so many seeking happiness in the world, is it any surprise we live in a world of lack, chaos and fear? Your thoughts?
It is the 15th year in this century, and in Chaldean Numerology, the rules of numbers say that the number fifteen (when combined with "4s" and "8s"), can be associated with sinister and deceptive agendas and energies. This dark side energy can take the form of demonic forces, addiction, abuse, manipulation etc. This type of energy can bring up feelings of fear, and a loss of control. This does not mean we have to be slaves to this energy, but first lets look at a break down of what is going on.
The current year number predicts an energy trend for that year. In my studies, I have found that current years affect us in two ways: The total number of the year, and the last two digits of the year. 2015 adds to "8" (2 + 0 + 1 + 5 = 8). The last two digits are "15". So, this is an "8" year combined with the "15" energy, alluding to the above descriptions as an overall influence. Note that particular "4" and "8" days would increase this energy. These would include the 4th, 13th, 22nd, 8th, 17th and 26th. A secondary influence would come from the "4" and "8" months of April and August. Those "4" and "8" individuals that receive karmic reward from the numbers "4" and "8" may look at this year as a boon, finding much worldly and financial success, and in reaching goals. (These numbers are Chaldean, and in no way relate to personal numbers in Pythagorean. For example, if you Life Purpose Number in Pythagorean is an "8", it does not apply here.)
Note: The 4th and 17th days may have softer energy, due to them having a more positive vibration than the other dates. Secondary days that may affect us negatively, are the 12th, 16th, 18th and all "2" days for "2" individuals.
Here is what I noticed most recently: On March 8th, Sam Simon died, a close relative of mine was on week four, of a six week recovery, and had to go back into emergency surgery for relapse (this has led to a loss of livelihood and body function), my boyfriend had a large amount of money taken from him by a deceptive person (money he badly needed), and I had my own share of incredible bad luck. On the 13th, I had many unfortunate issues come up for me again, our dog had to go to the vet with a serious condition, and a friend's mother died. This was only five days apart.
Note: We are also in an eclipse period, (March 3 - April 7) which can stir everything up, and have a similar influence.
First, plan to do as little as possible on the "4" and "8" days this year, especially if you are a "2", "7", "9", or a "4" or "8" that has negative karmic debt from "4s" and "8s". Secondly, if you notice these days, and particularly the months of April and August bringing in challenging dark energy, just flow with it. If you can stay in the moment, and have an attitude that things will work out, you give them an opportunity to turn around. If you do not react emotionally to an unfortunate circumstance, but rather wait patiently and expect the good, the situation will most of the time change for the better, sometimes right before your eyes. If it is a particularly difficult occurrence, give yourself time to heal, and then open to the possibility of the lesson, gift, message or blessing that accompanied the pain. This will definitely be a year of growth.
Please share if you are noticing particular difficulties or blessings on these "4" and "8" days, or an overall theme of the 15 and 8 influence of this year.