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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Twin Flames and Soul Mates 

When I looked up "twin flames" on the internet, I found the following interesting information:

Twin flames, also called twin souls, are literally the other half of our soul. We each have only one twin, and generally after being split the two went their separate ways, incarnating over and over to gather human experience before coming back together. Ideally, this happens in both of their last lifetimes on the planet so they can ascend together. So you probably haven't had many lifetimes with your twin.

Each twin is a complete soul, not half a soul. It is their task to become more whole, balancing their female and male sides, and ideally become enlightened, before reuniting with their twin. This reunion is of two complete and whole beings. All other relationships through all our lives could be said to be "practice" for the twin, the ultimate relationship.

What is a Soulmate?

Soulmates are our soul family, the ones we do have many lifetimes and experiences with, who help us grow and evolve, create and dissipate karma. According to ancient wisdom, when the soul is "born" or descended from Source, it is created in a group. The souls in this group are our soulmates, ones who are very like us in frequency makeup. Then each of these souls is split into two, creating the twins.

A soulmate is someone you are close to at a soul level, and with whom you have had many shared experiences in different lifetimes, in various kinds of relationships -- siblings, parent-child, best friend, as well as romantic relationships. There is a deep love for each other, and a spiritual bond that sets them apart from the superficiality of most other people in your life. Conversations are generally deep, about personal growth and service to make the world a better place. We can have many soulmates in our lives, and they come to us to help us grow spiritually.
(above from http://www.soulevolution.org/twinflames/twinflames.htm

I cannot vouch for the authenticity of this informations but it seems to be worth thinking about.

Recently, I received a note from a reader asking whether there was some relationship between "twin flames" and "kundalini".  Here is the response I wrote to him:

Have you tried to google "twin flame kundalini"?  There are several references there which look interesting.

I have little knowledge of the twin flame phenomenon, but I have heard of it and looking back I think in fact I experienced it earlier in my life.  At that time (many, many years ago) I was involved in a profound relationship that carried all the symptoms of a twin flame or perhaps a soulmate connection.  I was totally in love, and very probably the energetic connection was such that it could be called "twin flame."  Also, the connection was what I would now say included "kundalini' phenomenon, though as yet I had not "awakened" fully to the k. energies.

Once these awakened, my attention shifted from the outer to the inner lover, and I subsequently experienced much ecstatic energy through various practices (music, movement, breathing and such).  All of this is described in my spiritual memoir "Unmasking the Rose," still available on Amazon.

Your question inspired me to look up a passage in "Unmasking" that seemed especially relevant.  My relationship had entered the stage of near total "psychic merge"  in which telepathy is fairly common, as are shared dreams and common responses to whatever in the external world.  Indeed, two become one in the fullest sense.

At this point (after some ten years), the relationship threatened to fall apart and I was devastated.  This potential breakup prepared me for full K. awakening, which I experienced in a most intense way.  For me, I had to "lose what was most valuable" in order to "receive what was most valuable"
Each person has a unique experience.  The following excerpt consists of "wisdom teaching" offered by the "inner guru" at this time of crisis in my life.  It tells what happened to me, not what will happen to you or others:

The Task of the Lover
(from the Inner Voice)
This is one of the most painful and potentially rewarding of all paths.  It is a high risk venture.  Like the figure of the Merkabah rider, the soul may leap instantaneously into heaven or be totally annihilated.
The danger is that the soul will fasten on the beloved in its material manifestation--the body, the personality--and fail to grasp the underlying significance of the event.
The soul is opened up through love.  Every experience becomes more intense--more sensory, sensual, emotional.  This prepares the mind to open, to pierce the veil of illusion, or, rather, to allow the outer to become inner, the impulse to manifest as perception.
The ultimate aim is to still the soul.  By agitation, tumult, even frenzy--to come to a still place, proof against all distress.  Until this stage is successfully passed, there can be no movement on to the path of the sage.
Perhaps the lovers write a common script beforehand, in order to help one another.  Bargains are struck, promises made.  Each seeks to obtain that lesson it needs.

Conditions for the Journey
  A compelling attraction.  One answers some need in the other.  One fulfills some
lack, some necessity.  Psychological.  Emotional.  Even material.  “You offer
  what I seek and must have for completion.  I am compelled to merge with  you.          
The love is set at the center of the stage.  All other subplots--work, fame, friendship, social involvement--are secondary.
 In this heat, two souls are literally burned together, fused into a single psychic identity.
 This singleness then wars within itself, struggling to be free, a unique being once again.
 The souls separate, and bring out of the experience what they have gained therefrom--pain and passion turned to awareness.
If this stage is passed successfully, it results in a major initiation.

The Laws of this Relation
 There will be no rest--the lovers will be constantly propelled forward, either by ecstasy or despair.
 The intensity must be maintained.  The lovers may exhaust themselves in the dance, but then they must rise to dance again.
 There will be many masks--and masks beneath masks.  There will be no final unmasking.
  All the symbols will activate.

Kate says that our “goal” is the integration of the four levels--spiritual and emotional, mental and physical; that our “purpose” is to achieve the integration which will prepare us for our assigned task--or else the integration is itself the task.

By now, my spirit had confronted its ultimate terror.  The ideal love relation, the mythology which had supported it, the sense of unassailable trust--all had been shattered irrevocably.
But, in the midst of such emotional devastation, some small seed of hope was beginning to stir.  For loss also brings with it freedom, the unleashing of the self to pursue its own destined ends, to find its own inner reality.  The inner death had prepared an opening.

For me, the threatened breakup led to the moment of full K. awakening, followed by years of unfolding as the nervous system rose to ever higher levels.

Unfortunately, my partner did not share my new spiritual interests, and, though we remained together for many years, the original connection was never restored.

The path of the lover is indeed difficult, but it makes life extremely interesting.   "Until this stage is successfully passed, there can be no movement on to the path of the sage."

(image from Hubble Space site)

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