Have you ever had a connection with someone, so strong that it completely changed your life? Have you felt that this bond was totally different from everything you have experienced before? Well, you might have met your twin flame.

Many people spend their life looking for their twin flame while others have never even heard of the concept of twin flame until they met theirs. If you are one of these people, you came to the right place! In this article we are going to discuss the twin flame meaning, the twin flame connection, as well as the twin flame signs that will help you find out if you have already met yours. We also give you precious tips to help you understand the twin flame dynamics and how to navigate the difficult twin flame journey.

So, what does twin flame mean, exactly?


What is a twin flame?

A twin flame, also known as mirror soul or twin soul, is a term used to define someone who mirrors our energetic frequency and with whom we feel connected on the deepest level, not only physical but also emotional. A twin flame can be a lover, a friend, a colleague or anyone that crosses our path and have a deep impact in our life. Twin flames reincarnate together across many lifetimes, reflecting back to us all of our hidden fears and shadows, and helping us grow in consciousness.

Twin flame is different from soulmate as they play different roles in our lives and have different levels of intensity and impact in our lives.

(Find out the difference: twin flame vs soulmate)

There are other common definitions of twin flames, including the following:

  • Twin flames are the other half of our soul,
  • Twin flames are members of the same soul group.

However, the idea that twin flames are souls split into two bodies, is becoming less popular as people are opening up to the idea that we are already a whole and complete being, not missing any “parts”, and that we simply connect on different energetic levels with different souls depending on their energetic frequency.


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Difference between false twin flame and true twin flame

Many people wonder if they are in a relationship with a true twin flame or a false twin flame. 

Though it can be difficult sometimes to immediately find the answer, there are some differences between them. An authentic and true twin flame is your perfect mirror while a false twin flame looks like they are when you meet them but they end up revealing their true self after a while. This is very common with narcissists. Narcissists are experts in manipulation and they can make it look like they are your perfect mirror in some wiked ways but eventually their mask comes off after a couple of months in the relationship.

Also, a true twin flame helps you grow and become a better person while a false twin flame only leads you to self destruction and toxicity.

Toxic twin flame

So, can twin flames be toxic? No! Some people, unfortunately, confuse twin flame connections and co-dependent toxic relationships. These are completely different! Twin flame relationships are defined by respect and healthy boundaries, while co-dependency is defined by obsessive, toxic and unhealthy attachments. In an authentic twin flame relationship, both twins respect each other even if they decide not to be together due to varied reasons such as the intensity and constant triggering. Even though these relationships can go through moments of a lot of negative self talk, low self esteem and an unexplained strong need of being with each other, – which is all part of the process of the dark night of the soul – they eventually lead you to love yourself and learn how to dettach and move on from unhealthy states of mind.

If you are in relationship where your partner is violent and abuse you, that is not a twin flame relationship and you need to make sure you leave it immediately.


What is a twin flame connection?

A twin flame connection is a super intense, powerful, magnetic and life changing bond between two souls who have agreed to reincarnate together with a specific purpose or mission. The main characteristics of a twin flame connection are:

  • Turbulence
  • Intensity
  • Challenges
  • Healing
  • Transformation

Twin flame connections go through many stages, and when it comes to romantic relationships, these not always end up in physical union. One of the most common twin flame stages is the separation period which can be incredibly challenging and painful. (Find out more about twin flame separation pain – why does it hurt so much)

A twin flame connection can simultaneously be the most beautiful and unforgettable relationship of our life and the most turbulent. This is due to the mirroring nature of a twin flame and the role they play in our soul’s growth – our consciousness evolution journey.


Twin flame relationship dynamics

Many people ask “what is a twin flame relationship like?” If you want to know what is like, you need to understand about the twin flame relationship dynamics. Twin flame relationships have a particular dynamics that makes them very unique. They are characterized by a type of “push and pull”  between two souls who play two different roles – the twin flame runner and the twin flame chaser.

The twin flame runner and chaser 


Usually,  the relationship gets to a level of intensity where one of the twins (twin flame runner) starts feeling overwhelmed and triggered which makes them want to “run away” and abandon the connection. At the same time, the other (twin flame chaser) is left feeling out in the cold, confused and in deep pain.

All these events usually lead twin flames to what is known as the twin flame awakening. In this process, twin souls undergo a profound transformation that shifts the way they perceive themselves and reality. That’s a shift in consciousness which allows them to realize that their are powerful souls having a human experience with a specific purpose. The twin flame awakening helps put these souls on the right path to fulfill their particular mission on this planet. Above all, the twin flame awakening helps twin flames learn how to love themselves and develop compassion towards every other beings.


Why are twin flame relationships so intense?

Twin flame relationships are very intense in nature because they work as catalysts to trigger change in yourself. Change is necessary to grow and evolve in consciousness but it is not easy to start a change if everything in your life is looking great and perfect.  You need something to remind you how important it is to not stay stagnant. And what can be better than a super intense relationship to bring to the surface this need for change? 
The intensity of these relationships comes from the mirrorring aspect of the connection. It involves two souls vibrating on the same wave length and revealing to eachother the best and the worst in themselves. Emotions are hightened when you see both sides of the spectrum – it can be quite shocking and powerful!


Purpose of twin flame connections

So what is the twin flame purpose? Why do twin flames have to go through such difficult experiences?

The purpose of a twin flame connection varies but at its core is the need to healing and self-growth. Twin flames bring to the surface our deepest wounds, insecurities, and fears, that most of the time we are not aware of, so that we can heal them.

Twin flame connections are not just about romance as many would think. They are about spiritual growth, with the purpose of shifting our consciousness and helping us reach our full potential.

This goes both ways. It is not only us who will be forever changed after meeting our twin flame, the same will happen to them.

If both twin souls are able to navigate the twin flame stages and transform after all the turmoil, then their energies will align again, and physical union will be possible. When this happens, this is the most beautiful connection we can ever experience as both souls have worked on self-love, have healed their core wounds, and feel happy within. Only when both souls feel happy, whole and complete on their own, their energies will align.


Are twin flames meant to be together?

Not all twin flames are meant to be together forever. Some of them are supposed to meet for a brief period of time so that they can trigger eachother and accelerate their growth process. It all depends on their soul contract. Many twin flames decide that they are better with a soulmate instead, which is a less intense relationship and can better fulfill them. Others never get to the point where they do all the necessary work to heal their wounds and raise their vibration in order to align. Every relationship is different and it depends on many different factors.

Twin flame reunion is a very complex subject so, if you are currently going through twin flame separation, I suggest you check our other articles on that topic or watch the below video.



How many twin flames can you have?

Many spiritual teachers believe that it is possible to have more than one twin flame. This is because as we mentioned, the ultimate purpose of the twin flame connection is to help us grow. Every single relationship we have in our lives contributes a bit to this growth and prepare us for the next relationship which will naturally be at a different level from the previous one – resonating at a different vibrational frequency.

We are constantly attracting different people into our lives who are at a similar energy wave. The more we grow ourselves, the better the people and relationships we will attract.

However, authentic twin flame connections can be rare. Usually, we meet one twin flame and many soulmates. Some people don’t even meet any twin flame if it is not relevant for their specific incarnation.


Twin flame signs

So, you must be wondering “How do I recognize my twin flame?”  And how do you even know if you have met a twin flame? 

Not everyone meets a twin flame in their lifetime, this always depends on the soul contracts they have made for the particular reincarnation. But when they do meet, this is considered the most powerful soul encounter a person can experience. So, how do you know when you have found your twin flame? Here are some common twin flame signs to help you recognize your twin flame:

1. Deep emotional connection

Twin flame encounters are marked by intense and unique emotions. When you meet your twin flame, you can find yourself loving deeper and harder than you previously thought possible. When you are with your twin flame it may feel like there is no one else in the universe, and you can even completely lose the sense of time.

2. Strong physical attraction

When it comes to romantic connections, the physical attraction is often very strong. The energetic pull is so powerful that you are drawn to each other like magnets and can’t keep your hands off each other. Twin souls often report that sex with a twin flame is an unmatched experience.

3. Feeling familiar

Twin flames feel like they have known each other before. Often, they report a feeling of “being home” when they are together. You feel familiar in a way that you can’t quite explain.

4. Drawn to each other

Regardless of where you are on the planet, and whether you are in a relationship or not, you strongly feel the pull of one another bringing you back together. You feel like something keeps bringing you together no matter what happens.

5. Twin flame telepathy

Twin flame telepathy is a common phenomenon. The energetic bond is so strong that many times you can feel that your twin is in pain even if you are apart. Often you will also finish each other’s sentences effortlessly and know exactly what they are thinking.

6. You are hyper aware of their flaws and vice versa

As twin flames mirror each other and bring to the surface their shadow side and deepest wounds, after the initial honeymoon stage, you and your twin will start pointing out all your “flaws” and unlikable traits, which will trigger deep feelings of anxiety, frustration, and sadness.

7. Shared mission

As twin flame connection serves a deeper purpose than just experiencing romance, you might feel that you have a shared purpose even if you don’t quite understand what it is. You might sense that your connection is meant to create or do something for the universe as if there is something that goes beyond just the two of you.

8. Twin flame synchronicities

Before or after you meet your twin flame, your life will probably be inundated by synchronicity. You might start seeing repeating symbols or numbers such as 11:11 very frequently. You might also share the same birth date or other interesting coincidences.

9. Twin flame Separation

 Your relationship is likely to go through many ups and downs and periods of separation. Twin flame separation  happens when one twin (often the one with dominant masculine energy) – the twin flame runner – “runs away” from the intensity of the connection at some point, while the other twin (often the one with dominant feminine energy) – the twin flame chaser – tries to mend the relationship at all costs. This is the famous “runner and chaser” stage in the twin flame relationship. (Learn more about the twin flame stages)

10. Balance

Usually, twin flames balance each other’s strengths and weaknesses. This also helps showing each other’s flaws and works as a catalyst for change, leading you to start working on yourself, in order to align with your twin flame.

So, what do you think, have met your twin flame? Let me know in the comments below.



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Twin flame resources

If you want to find out more about twin flames, make sure you check the articles below:

The twin flame chaser

The twin flame runner

The twin flame stages

The twin flame awakening

The twin flame separation

The twin flame reunion

You can also check out some twin flame meditations to help you throughout your twin flame journey.


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