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Soul mates and Twin flames, how are they different?

Posted on April 24, 2015 by Psychic Nori

soulmates and twinflames how are they different?

There is literally a mountain of evidence to suggest that Twin Flames and Soul Mates are exactly the same thing.   At least, that evidence is interpreted to be the same. But in reality there is a very big difference between the two. As with all spiritual connections they both share very similar bonds that make them seem to be alike in nature, yet the quintessential parts of the different spiritual bonds are what make them unique in their own right. So for the many people out there wondering exactly what the difference is, you’ll have to understand exactly what the two are first.

Twin Flames

By far the strongest connection that two souls can share. Not only is it a shared connection, but it is THE connection. A set of twin flames are two souls (each soul as a whole) who were born of the same core. To paint a clear picture, twin flames are the same fire, so-to-say, who at spiritual birth were separated into two flames – the masculine and the feminine. They are thus, of the same essence but two completely whole and individual souls. The attraction to a twin flame is unbelievably strong, sometimes even overpowering.

Usually, twin flames reunite or come together as one fire after their respective journeys. They are magnetically drawn to each other through time and space and often do not find each other until much later, over many years and/or even many lifetimes. Twin flames are fuelled by mystery. It’s safe to say that what most people dream of when they think of finding a soul mate is in fact the connection shared between twin flames. But it is an extremely rare event and while the chance of finding your twin flame is said to be 50%, it may not be here and now, or in your current consciousness.

Soul Mates

One can encounter many different soul mates in a lifetime, and so too, over many lifetimes. There is a deep karmic connection between soul mates. Contrary to the popular belief, this type of Spiritual Connection is, in fact, not always a positive connection. Many people can connect over various aspects or characteristics. Sometimes the connection is vague and other times it’s incredibly strong, leading the parties to believe that it is a twin flame connection.

Soul Mates are also drawn to each other, but the connection is one that is shared just prior to or from that moment.  For example, soul mates will easily recognize each other through the strength of the connection they share, but that does not mean that they have been drawing in toward each other spiritually since the beginning of their time. Rather, soul mates move parallel and diagonally to and from one another, bumping into each other as the karmic connections and tunnels keep growing and moving forward. A soul mate should not be taken lightly, however, even though that soul is not a twin flame.

We learn much from all the karmic connections we come into contact with. Soul Mates can teach us infinitely valuable information about ourselves and the people around us. To suggest that the pursuit of life is to only ever look for your twin flame would severely ignore the fact that without the learning and the wisdom acquired with the help of both karmic connections and soul mates, you would not draw closer to your twin flame.

As mentioned before, twin flames have a way of finding each other over time and space. This really only happens when the souls are ready, or when the souls need to be ready for bigger events, greater than themselves. As twin flames are governed by unconditional love, each soul must grow independently and discover what unconditional love truly means. Therefore, it is fair to say that twin flames usually, but not always, find each other when there is little or no teaching and learning left to be done and the two are whole together.

A quick look at the differences between twin flames and soul mates


  • Drawn to each other at the moment of meeting.
  • Will find each other many times over many life-spans.
  • There is more than one person who can be your soul mate, in fact, there are many soul mates.


  • Magnetically drawn to each other through space and time continuum.
  • Will find each other usually only at the end of their spiritual life journey.
  • There is only one who can be your twin flame.


The purpose between twin flames and soul mates

As twin flames are separated and leave the source/God to begin their journey here, the understanding is that they will come to find life. Strange isn’t that that we choose to come here to find life? But it is only with the mortal flesh that a soul can begin to truly appreciate what life is. With mortal flesh comes a variety of emotions. In order to strengthen the bond between twin flames, they must first fulfill the duty, no, the privilege of living. This means that each individual soul will encounter other individual souls. Purpose is what brings them together. We are all teachers, we are all students, and we are all givers of Love, Hope and Faith. This is what a soul mate is. Don’t take a soul mate lightly; honor that soul by Loving with your all, by giving of your wisdom and by receiving their given wisdom openly. They are, after all preparing you for the moment you will collide with your twin flame.

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The attraction of twin flames and soul mates

Both these bonds are mutually mesmerizing. When you meet a soul mate, there is something, something big that you just can’t quite put your finger on. Attraction to a soul mate can have its foundation in both light and dark and it is vital to understand this before becoming entangled with just any soul. If you feel strong enough to take on the journey of returning the soul to the light, and you are confident it will not drain your life source from you, and then take it on with caution. Also, not all soul mate relationships are romantic in nature. You could find that a close relative, a teacher, a mentor, even a complete stranger who connects with you deeply can all be soul mates.

When you meet a twin flame, it’s as if the cosmic world has just thrown a pie in your face. It often happens when you least expect it and it does not come without challenges. As with life lessons, you have to prove that you are worthy of your twin flame and that you have learnt what you needed in order to be one with this illuminating soul. Therefore, the attraction can be something completely unexplainable. In short, a soul mate attraction is recognized as a “knowing.” You don’t know why (or maybe you do if you’re gifted), but you just know you share a connection. A twin flame can be more confusing. It’s less of a mutual connection and much more of a mutual feeling of “arriving”. It’s a feeling of having found home. Many people suffer from intrinsic loneliness, regardless of the number of excellent relationships they’ve had in their lives, which disappears entirely when they meet their twin flame.

Open your spiritual self to wisdom and light and your soul will be guided to your twin flame. It is usually accepted that looking for a twin flame is ineffective. You will come together when you are both ready, and when one of you is in desperate need of the other’s life force, a need that cannot be fulfilled by a soul mate connection. Selflessness, wisdom, and unconditional Love govern the twin flame connection. Learning, teaching, preparing govern the soul mate connection.