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.)