We've all heard of soulmates, but now the "new" thing seems to be attracting your Twin Flame (also called Twin Soul or Twin Self). Well, not so new, as I heard about Twin Flames back in the late 80's, and I switched my focus from finding a soulmate to finding a Twin Flame. I didn't have much luck, as the Universe and God didn't agree that I needed to meet mine yet. Over the years, a friend introduced me to Elizabeth Claire Prophet's information on the Violet Flame and calling in your Twin Flame. With somewhat less enthusiasm, but still motivated, I said the invocations, calling to my Twin, wherever he was. I read all the descriptions of what a Twin Flame relationship would be like, and then...nothing happened. Again. It was here I began to doubt, and accredited all the descriptions of this amazing cosmic love as cornball and made up.
I was sailing through soulmates, by this point, well-versed in the ins and outs of dysfunction, co-dependence and red flags. It almost got to the point of, "Hi my name is...oh never mind, we're done." I still had hope, though that a great partner for me existed, even though I was in the throes of a truly painful relationship at the time. I decided to break it off and try something else. I read a book entitled, "Calling in the One: 7 Weeks to finding the Love of your Life", or something like that. It was an amazing book, and I did attract a man into my life....the same man I had just broken up with, and then it ended, again.
After a good 25 or so years of searching, my dreams of wanting a partner had been finally and officially stamped out of me. I no longer desired someone, and was finding great joy with my cats and the thought of being single for the rest of my life. A true Cat Lady in the making! This peaceful time lasted for about 2.5 months, when suddenly in walked my Twin Flame. He was gorgeous, 18 years younger, spiritually evolved, kind-hearted and ready to believe in Twin Flames. As we read the descriptions together, it was as if we were reading about ourselves. (I list some links below that he and I looked at together).
Meeting your Twin is a process of unfoldment. If one is desiring to meet their Twin in this life, and puts out the desire to manifest this, the process then begins. Usually this involves going through any number of soulmate relationships first, until one learns the lessons needed and achieves enough spiritual growth to be in a high enough space to meet the other half of themselves. One twin will usually have to go through several soulmates, and the other maybe only one or two. The relationship is not going to be perfect, as nothing is in the world of duality, but it does, as my Twin put it, "bring you a sense of completion." If feels as though there isn't anything else you're wanting or looking for, as you already have it. This doesn't mean you don't have personal goals, but rather that you feel whole again. You can be whole unto yourself in a sense, but joining together with another is natural and more toward a sense of unity than separation and aloneness. The feeling with a Twin Flame is one of freedom, even to the point of not holding the relationship down to a time line, but enjoying it for as long as you are together.
Have you met your Twin Flame, or do you have soulmates in your life? I'd love to hear about it!