If you're confused about the difference between between a twin flame and a soulmate, you're not alone. I get it, it can be confusing! That said, you're in luck as listed below is a handy guide that covers just that!
Twin Flame Or Soulmate?:
What is a twin flame relationship?:
Your twin flame is the other half of your soul and your one true love. If you've felt yourself longing for an individual that you've never met, you may be yearning for your twin flame.
Or perhaps, you've met someone who you instantly recognized as the person you're meant to spend your life with and whom you instantly felt connected to and drawn to like a magnet.
What is a soulmate Relationship?:
Your soulmate is an individual with who you share a deep, natural connection.
If you've met people throughout your life who you instantly feel a bond with, they may have been fated to be in your life as a soul mate.
The Main Differences:
Soulmates aren't always romantic pairings:
Soulmates connect on a deep level and have lifelong bonds, however, unlike twin flames which are always romantic pairings, many soulmate pairings aren't romantic.
For example, it's possible to have a soul mate connection with your best friend, who understands you on a soul level.
Or you may have a soulmate connection with a member of your family, such as a grandmother or a brother.
For this reason (and others), some people do choose to enter a romantic relationship with a soulmate.
You can have multiple Soulmates but you only have one twin :
Each person only has one true love, one twin flame. As twin flames are thought to be two halves of the same soul, residing in two separate bodies.
Some people believe that it's possible to have a soul family and choose to foster soul connections with numerous individuals.
If you want to enjoy genuine friendships with individuals who truly have your back it's a great idea to seek out members of your soul family.
Especially if you're sick of spending time with people who see you as competition and don't have your best interests at heart.
A Twin Connection is Far Stronger Than a Soul mate connection:
While soul mate connections are known for being strong, twin flame connections are the strongest connection between souls which exist.
While they are always in sync with each other and share lifelong bonds, the link between twin flames is raw, passionate, and unbreakable.
No matter how many soul mates you meet, no one will ever understand you and love you, the way that your twin will.
While soul mates have the ability to connect with each other on a special level, twins share the same soul essence and are forever bound to each other.
If you're looking to experience intimacy on a soul level, it's well worth pursuing a twin connection.
You'll always be drawn to your twin:
While soul mates share a strong connection and usually remain in each other's lives for life, sometimes soul mates can choose to go their separate ways.
However, because the energetic magnetism between twins is so powerful and twins are two halves of the same soul, twins will always be drawn to each other.
In fact, even if twins go through long periods of separation, in order to grow as individuals, so that they can evolve into a power couple, they will always find their way back to each other.
While you may genuinely care about your soul mates, if you meet your twin, you won't be able to stop thinking about them and your connection.
Whereas you won't spend your days and nights dreaming about your soul mates. Your twin flame is your mirror will your soul mates experiences will differ from yours:
While you may have many things in common with your soul mates, your soul mates are on their own unique journey with their own twins and will go through different experiences.
While your twin flame will go through similar experiences to you at the same time as you. For example, even if you're yet to meet your twin, if you go through a period of tremendous self-growth, your actions will energetically encourage your twin to evolve.
One reason why no one will ever understand you like your twin is that your twin flame has felt the same emotions that you have, throughout your life and as a result can understand exactly what you've gone through and exactly what you feel.
You share an important life mission with your twin:
One of the reasons why twin flames exist is to make the world a better place and to help raise the collective consciousness of the world.
When twin flames enter union after learning to grow as individuals, they are able to use their combined skillsets in order to fulfill their shared soul purpose.
While twins may have individual goals, they ultimately share the same soul mission. For example, some twins share the life mission of healing others and may open spiritual schools together.
Other twins may want to raise open-minded children, who will change the world. While spending every day with your twin will feel like bliss, your union will also serve the world.
So if you want to make a difference in the world and to spend your life with the love of your life, it's a great idea to date your twin flame, rather than to settle for a soul mate.
However, although you don't share a life mission with your soul mates, you can help support your soul mates to reach their dreams and they can help you reach your dreams.
Should you date a soul mate or a twin mate?
While many people enjoy long happy relationships with a soul mate and it's not unusual for soul mates to get married.
If you dream of spending a lifetime with someone who understands you better than anyone else.
It's well worth dating your twin flame. While the twin flame journey can be a long process, if you reunite with your twin flame, your life will transform for the better.
This is due to the fact that meeting your twin flame, will force you to confront your shadow side and to work through your past traumas and insecurities.
After you go through a period of separation with your twin, which will inspire you to go through a dark night of the soul experience.
That will teach you to love yourself unconditionally, you'll reunite with your twin flame, feeling whole.
As your twin flame will have gone through the same experience, as twin's mirror each other.
You'll enter an ego-free relationship, in which you can be 100% vulnerable with your partner and vice versa.
Even if you do choose to couple up with your twin flame, you'll still be able to nurture supportive, platonic relationships with your soul mates.
As even if you reunite with the other half of your soul, it's still important to have healthy, platonic friendships in your life.
What happens when twin don't end up together:
Unfortunately, it takes some twin pairings, many lifetimes in order to heal their shadow sides and to reunite with each other, for good.
So if you don't end up with your twin in this lifetime, there will be more opportunities to reunite with your twin.
In fact, most people don't end up marrying their twin flame as the twin flame journey can be challenging and for many people, it's far easier to settle with a soul mate.
Especially as most people aren't open to the idea of going through a dark night of the soul, in order to evolve as a soul. Which is a process which occurs when you fall in love with your twin flame.
However, if you love the idea of being with your twin, in this lifetime, as long as you're willing to work on your own spiritual growth, your twin will do the same and you'll be able to reunite to spend this life together.
As there's no reason to waste lifetimes, without your twin, when it's 100% possible to be with your twin in this lifetime.
Especially as the sooner that you reunite with your twin, the sooner that you'll be able to make a difference in the world, together.
If you weren't sure about the difference between soul mates and twin flames and were curious about whether it's a better decision to settle down with a soul mate or to wait to spend a lifetime with your twin flame.
Hopefully, you now have an answer to your question. If you think that you've met your twin, it's well worth working on healing your soul, so that you can be together in the near future.
While if you've yet to meet your twin, don't worry as the universe will bring them into your life at the right moment.