Twin Flames Explained with References to Twins Throughout History
Oftentimes, people question where the Twin Flame ‘theory’ first came from, how it came about, how we know it is ‘real,’ etc.
The nature of twins is a truth buried deep within us which manifests itself when the time is right. When you meet your twin, you know without a doubt (although your ego may very well still try to fight it.) There is no way to describe what such a knowing feels like to the logical mind…you simply know.
I personally channel information from my Higher Self (Archeia Lady Faith) about twins and I know many others who do as well. It is a very real spiritual experience…but it is not one that can ever be satisfactorily explained to the egoic mind which insists upon questioning it. The only way for the ego to be fully convinced is for it to experience the twin connection for itself, which breaks the ego open and gives it a good shake down and clean up that removes all doubts.
Below you will find some information on twins along with a few of the many references made about Twins throughout Human history. I found this information to be very helpful earlier on in my journey in understanding that Twins are not a ‘new’ topic, simply one that has been obscured, misunderstood, and twisted into a thing of ego by mainstream culture. Reading it again now, some time later, I am awed at how much more I understand and feel the truth of what is explained after experiencing it personally these past several years and channeling related information myself.
(Note: Once again, I did not write the following…it is something I found several years ago early on in my Twin journey that I saved for myself because I recognized its value…I am happy I did that now so I can share it here. Enjoy!)
With Great Love,
The moment your soul was created it possessed male-female, ying-yang polarity and energy. God’s love for you made sure that these two complimentary forms of consciousness, the masculine and feminine, would be bound together throughout eternity.
The two halves of one soul have been called twin souls, twin vibrations, twin rays or twin flames. Said another way, you only have one twin aspect of your soul in the entire universe who vibrates at the same frequency of light that you do. This is quite an awesome thought. However, the story is a bit more involved than this simple explanation.
Soon after our souls were created we left the joy and bliss of the Absolute to enter and experience the physical universe, in which we currently find ourselves. Originally we were ONE complete soul, one family, one Being. There was no separation, just complete joy and unspeakable bliss. However, when we left the Absolute to enter our universe of duality and opposites, all of that changed.
The ONE Soul, which was originally whole, began to separate and divide into smaller and smaller fragments of Itself over the ages. This occurred so that we could eventually relate to one another as races, nations, and families, or as individuals while in the physical universe of opposites.
As the splitting of the ONE occurred, relationships were born. And it is through relationships that we create opportunities to know ourselves, to remember our divine origin, to seek reunion and oneness with one another and eventually return to our Source. The twin relationship plays a very important role in all of this, as part of the divine, cosmic plan.
At the end of the cycle of division, our individual souls made one final and very painful decision. We separated from our twin, the other half of our soul-self, when we lost our way on planet Earth and became physical beings. We did this for a reason. As part of the divine plan, separation had to be experienced at all soul levels. This included twins within the same soul, so that we could initially experience and feel what separation was like. Then, when the time was right, we would reverse the entire process and experience the ecstatic joy of reunion.
Over the ages, and throughout our many lifetimes, the experiences and feelings of separation constantly reminded us of our yearning and craving for completion with our Source and with our twin. That inner hunger for wholeness is why we search for romance and relationship. That is why we have families. That also is why we seek God. We are trying to re-create the same oneness we felt in the beginning.
At some magical moment in cosmic time, each of us will reach a point during our personal growth and evolution where separation is no longer the path of choice for us. The signal that would ignite the experience of soul reunion would be our spiritual awakening. In the process, we would also remember and realize that we are divine Beings of Light.
Awakening to our true spiritual nature takes us on a inner journey that leads to the opposite of separation, which is reunion. As you can well imagine, reunion brings with it feelings of love, joy, bliss and ecstasy. At that moment, the soul begins to crave oneness with its Source. Part of this hunger will be satisfied by reunion with our twin. From what I read, this is when the journey home to our Source begins in earnest.
Our spiritual awakening will eventually inspire us to question, and then cause us to discard, the false beliefs we have about traditional relationships, which are primarily ego driven and fear based. We will discover that, in order to have a lasting, fulfilling and meaningful partnership, the positive energy of unconditional love will have to replace the negative influence of the ego.
Once twins begin to think and feel this way they are setting the stage for reunion. And once reunited, the twins will still have to work at their relationship to make it a lasting and rewarding one. Twin reunion by itself does not guarantee happiness. It simply sets the stage for it. Bringing a powerful spiritual awareness and a strong sense of Self into a newfound twin reunion will provide the sustenance and glue for its balance and longevity.
Another very important step prior to reunion is the need for balancing the masculine and feminine energies within each of us. The masculine half has always retained some of the original feminine energy that the soul possesses, while the feminine half still holds onto a part of the masculine essence it once was united with.
Since that time, we have roamed around in this incompletete, unbalanced state of being looking for soul completion. We’ll continue to experience life after life and relationship after relationship until we decide we’ve had enough separation from our other half and want something more fulfilling.
One of the most important things to keep in mind is that it is very easy to fall in love with the “picture” of the twin soul concept and be blinded by all that it promises. That has to be brought into proper focus and balance. Another danger is over-idealizing and hyper-romanticizing your partner and your relationship to the point where you believe you will live happily ever after regardless of what the future brings. That is not true. Depending upon one’s level of spiritual development, twin souls can have varying degrees of ego issues just as other partners do.
Over many lifetimes soul mate relationships prepare us for lasting twin reunion. They are a very important part of the process and should be blessed as such. Most often, soul mate unions will last longer and be more rewarding than the electrifying, but often stormy, twin pairings. Twin soulship is a very highly charged partnership and the two must be spiritually ready for it to last. When they are, their union will transcend all others.
Below is very useful information from various sources about twin souls…
The twin-soul concept is not new. Plato described it 2,500 years ago. Here is an excerpt…
“and when one of them meets the other half, the actual half of himself, the pair are lost in an amazement of love and friendship and intimacy and one will not be out of the other’s sight even for a moment…
If Hephaestus, son of Zeus, were to ask the pair; ‘do you desire to be wholly one, always day and night to be in one another’s company? For if this is what you desire, I am ready to melt you into one and let you grow together, so that being two you shall become one, and after your death in the world beyond you will still be one departed soul instead of two – I ask whether this is what you lovingly desire?’ – and there is not a man or woman of them who, when they heard the proposal, would not acknowledge that this melting into one another, this becoming one instead of two, was the very expression of their ancient need. And the reason is that human nature was originally one and we were a whole, and the desire and pursuit of the whole is called love.”
It seems that when each of us separated into our male and female halves long ago, the soul knew, and still knows, that the rejoining of its incomplete self would inevitably take place. It was part of the divine plan. After that agonizing and painful division occurred, a deep-seated yearning for oneness began to linger within each of us and the desire for reunion and completeness has endured over the ages. Only one other in the entire universe can satisfy it. As a result, we are constantly searching for our twin.
But the desire for completion doesn’t stop there. And the soul also realizes this. What the soul really wants is not only reunion with itself through twin half union, but the original feeling of ONEness it had with God at the very beginning of creation. This craving for the original intimacy will not stop until it is fully satisfied. We have as long as we want to make it happen. But it will happen.
It would seem that this desire for oneness must be the foundation upon which all relationships are built. Male-female unions have come into being and have fallen apart for thousands of years. However, if a deep, spiritual union with our Source can be established and maintained, the chances for lasting joy and fulfillment between loving partners becomes more and more of a possibility.
It also makes more sense that our relationships should be based upon spiritual principles rather than man made religious dogmas, which can bring so much fear and guilt into people’s lives. In my opinion, it is this lack of spiritual sacredness and blessed oneness that is missing in many of today’s relationships, be they marriage or otherwise.
Plato is not the only individual who has given us insights into twin soul relationships. Spiritual writings from the Sufis 800 years ago say that…
“Out of the original unity of being there is a fragmentation and dispersal of beings, the last stage being the splitting of one (twin) soul into two. And consequently, love is the search by each half for the other half on earth or in heaven…
As twin souls are so alike to begin with, it seems necessary for them to go their separate ways before they can complete each other. Identity and complementarity are the two driving forces and axes of love… For the complete being there must be a blending of the two.”
Sri Aurobindo and the Mother
From time to time, God sends humanity advanced souls who not only teach a better way, but live it as well. So it was with two extraordinary, twin soul avatars, Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, both of whom where in body during the 1900s. From a heavenly realm, they descended into our midst and took on male and female forms to help us in our hour of need.
Sri Aurobindo often said that he and the Mother, who could communicate telepathically with one another, were one soul in two bodies. They came to spread the male (Shiva) and female (Shakti) energy on our planet and serve as an example of service for all future twin souls.
Here are some excerpts from a book titled, Twelve Years with Sri Aurobindo, that will shed some light on this remarkable twin union.
“To both of them, the other’s word was law. One of us observed that only two persons have realized and put into practice Sri Aurobindo’s Yoga of surrender: the Mother surrendering to Sri Aurobindo and Sri Aurobindo to the Mother.”
“The two who are one are the secret of all power, the two who are one are the might and right in things.”
“The Mother has said, “Without him, I exist not; without me he is unmanifest.”
“And we were given the unique opportunity of witnessing the dual personality of the One enacting on our earth-plane an immortal drama, rare in the spiritual history of man.”
“The two consciousnesses were one so that when Sri Aurobindo met with the accident, the Mother felt at once the vibration in her sleep.”
“He followed closely all her outer activities and enveloped her with an aura of protection against the dark forces.”
Edgar Cayce, the remarkable “sleeping prophet,” also spoke about twin souls. He tells us that, in the beginning, the “male and female were as in one.”
In his historical description of Atlantis, Cayce says that as long as several hundred thousands of years ago…
“there lived in this land of Atlantis one Amillius, who had first noted the separations of the beings as inhabited that portion of the earth’s sphere or plane of these peoples, into male and female as separate entities or individuals.”
Even more remarkably, in the book Edgar Cayce’s Story of Jesus, (pages 27-28) he says, while in trance, that Jesus and Mary (his mother 2,000 years ago) were twin souls…
“… you see, in the beginning, Mary was the twin soul of the Master in the entrance into the earth!”
“Neither Mary nor Jesus had a human father. They were one soul as far as the earth is concerned.”
Just recently I was listening to a tape by John Van Auken, Executive Director of the Association for Research and Enlightenment, (the Edgar Cayce Foundation). In that tape, a woman mentions to Mr. Van Auken that Edgar Cayce seemed to have many lives as a man. “Is that typical” she asks?
Mr. Van Auken replied that if your root essence is male, then most of the times you will come back as a male, but you will also have some lives as a female, and vice versa. However, here is what Mr. Auken said about Gladys, the woman who painstakingly transcribed over 14,000 readings for Edgar Cayce, when he went into trance during his most recent lifetime…
“His feminine side was going through here at the same time… she was his stenographer, his helper in building the mission and fulfilling the work… it says (in the Cayce readings) that when he comes back as the Liberator in 2158, they’ll come back united, they’ll be together, we will see an androgynous expression (of Cayce and Gladys).”
I contacted Mr. Van Auken about this reading to find out if he was saying that these two individuals, who have shared many lives together, are twin souls. His answer was, “Yes, they are twin souls.”
Children of the Gods
In an obscure book, Children of the Gods (a difficult read for me), the author, A. B. Curtis, writes about his grandfather archeologist who, in 1929, returned from an expedition to a sacred Mayan temple where he experienced an unusual preternatural vision. In that vision, cosmic beings revealed many things to him, including the following brief insight about twin souls…
“Wherefore, each single thing becomes two opposites; the inside of a thing parted from its outside,the up of a thing separated from its down,the going of a thing separated from its coming, the lost of a thing separated from its found.
As result of this impairment, great longing pulls betweento wind the spring that moves the world.
The first division would be man himself, each part forever seeking its twin. Hard work for those who think love is a game to win. They will, of course, continue to defeat themselves until remembering.”
Eileen Caddy is the co-founder of the Findhorn Foundation. Her remarkable and inspirational life story was told in the book, Flight Into Freedom. This is what she had to say about twin souls. Keep in mind that she received many messages and visions from God throughout her life, which was a constant test of faith in order to help her evolve spiritually…
“I recalled a vision I had been given back in 1974 just when the first cracks were appearing in my relationship with Peter: I was taken to the beginning of time when humans were etheric beings with bodies of light. Peter and I were in one light body. Then I saw us split in two, and Peter wandered his way and I wandered mine. My being became denser and denser, and I lived through lifetime after lifetime of tremendous suffering, pain and anguish. I wandered searching for something I had lost but I did not know what it was. I was a lost soul. Peter and I may have been brought together from time to time, but we did not recognize each other. Then I was brought into this lifetime and God said: ‘Now is the time. I have brought you together to do a very specific work for me’…”
Here are some answers and thoughts by the Master, St. Germain. They give more insight into the subject of twin souls and how we attract our other half…
Q. Are twin flames more like a companion of the soul?
A. It is an identical resonance reverberation of the same frequency within the different (male-female) bodies of energy.
Q. Are many twin flames coming together now in this time?
A. Of course, because many Christ-consciousnesses are being born.
St Germain continues…
“Within your male (twin) soulmate energy essence, there abides a certain frequency that is indeed identical to the same frequency found in the female (twin) soulmate energy essence… there are identical frequencies existing in the opposite bodies of energy, and these you call twin flames.”
“Now, experiencing Christ-Consciousness within yourself, loving unconditionally that which you are as you exist and abide in your reality at this point in time, creates the resonance within your being that attracts the identical essence within the opposite body of soul energy. It calls it forth and merges with your energy and you with it.”
Another Spirit called Kryon (brought through by Lee Carroll) is known all over the world. Believe it or not, Kryon has made 3 appearances before a subcommittee of the United Nations. Kryon has this to say about soulmates and twin flames…
“There are differences between what causes a soulmate in comparison to a twin flame, these differences have been explained by others (e.g. St. Germain). The fact remains that they both carry a ‘charge’ of energy that you feel at the cellular level. Dear ones, the love of appropriate twin flames or soulmates who have presented themselves synchronistically in your life is one of the highest loves between human beings. It can be between children and parents, or romantically between partners.”
A Dweller on Two Planets
Another interesting mention of twin flames comes from a book called, A Dweller on Two Planets. This book was written and published by Frederick S. Oliver in 1886. The author claimed he transcribed its contents under the direction of a spiritual being called Phylos the Tibetan. It covers many subjects including reincarnation, Atlantis, the human soul and other mystical concepts. Interestingly, at one point in the book, Phylos describes a dialogue between himself and his twin, Phyris, when they knew each other before planet Earth didn’t even exist.
Here is an excerpt that Phyris gave to her twin, Phylos…
“Each man we see, except those who have been transfigured, is but a semi-ego, and each woman the same – two of these having one spirit. When the perfection time cometh, all the halves shall unite, each with its own – and lo! this is the marriage made in heaven. But first comes the Trial – the Crisis of Transfiguration.”
In the early 1980s, Shirley MacLaine described her profound spiritual awakening in a book called, Out on a Limb. I have always admired her courage in describing her experience because she had everything to lose and nothing to gain by going public with it. Since then, millions of people have benefited from her books and speaking engagements.
When Ms. MacLaine was going through the early part of her spiritual awakening, she had a private session with Kevin Ryerson, who was well-known for his ability to channel several different discarnate spirits including one called John. During the session, which was taped recorded, one of the spirits told Ms. MacLaine several things, which only she could know. Supported by these revelations she asked the spirit, John, about her past lives and someone whom she was having a love affair with.
Part of the answers given by John concerned twin souls and soul mates. Interestingly John reverses the definition of the soul mate and twin soul phrases, as I understand them and how they have been described within this web page. However, it does not diminish the concept that each of us has another half. Here is the dialogue between Ms. MacLaine and “John”…
“So, who was I in my previous lives?”
“According to the Akashic Records, you were incarnate with a twin soul.”
“Oh, what exactly is a twin soul?”
“That question takes a great deal of explanation which I will endeavor to accomplish later. For now, let me begin by explaining soul mates.”
“Soul Mates?” I asked. I had heard the term from time to time, usually in reference to people who said they had found their other half.
“Soul mates,” John continued, “were actually created for one another at the beginning of time, or what you call at the moment of the Big Bang. They vibrate at exactly the same electromagnetic frequency because they are identical counterparts of one another. Twin souls are more common to find because they have experienced many lifetimes together in one form or another. But soul mates were actually created at the beginning of time as pairs who belonged together… So you see, there is more to your Big Bang theory than you imagine… and quite romantic at that, wouldn’t you say?”
Messages from Heaven
I recently read a wonderful book titled, Messages from Heaven, by Patricia Kirmond. The author is a woman whose husband passed away at the age of 80, during April of 1995. Shortly after his death, he contacted his wife, to whom he was married for over 50 years, and gave her many messages over a 3-year period. Some of those insights concerned their twin soul relationship, as well as other references to the twin flame concept…
“Several months after his death my husband told me that we were twin flames, individual souls who were created together in the beginning as one spirit.”
“I think that if any aspect of the violet flame is neglected, it is the flame of opportunity which Portia, St. Germain’s twin flame, sponsors.”
“People feel that finding their twin flame – their divine counterpart who was conceived out of the same white-fire of God – is the answer. But really, finding your true self and resolving your psychology is the greatest gift you can give to your twin flame.”
“Ascended twin flames cannot interfere with the free will of their counterparts who are still in embodiment… The twin flame longs for the return and the victory of the divine compliment, but not in any human sense… The one in embodiment may feel a profound loneliness, a sense that something cannot be found on this earth. This one can be married and still sense that something intangible is missing. The solution is to become the Christ, to fulfill your dharma. For every act of good and love you render others, you serve your twin flame as well.”
“Everyone seems to search for a twin flame in embodiment. It is important to remember that many twin flames are ascended, waiting for their divine counterparts to join them. The best favor you can offer your twin flame is your willingness to face and conquer your human self.”
“If your twin flame is ascended, you are never alone.”
“The twin flame is far more apt to find you or appear to you if you place the (spiritual) path before all else.”
Brian Weiss, M.D.
Dr. Weiss, a highly renowned psychiatrist and graduate of Yale Medical School, has written several books, the most notable being, Many Lives, Many Masters and Only Love is Real. The former book has sold more than 2 million copies and has been translated into 26 different languages.
Based upon his extensive research and experiences, Dr. Weiss also believes in the concept of twin souls and soul mates. Here are two answers to questions asked of him in his web site…
“Do we have twin soulmates?
I do think we have a twin soulmate but (twin) soulmates are not always in body at the same time. This does not mean other relationships are not very important for learning.
What if my (twin) soul mate is no longer in my life?
Having a (twin) soul mate connection does not mean that one is obligated to spend a lifetime together. One has many (non-twin) soul mates in one’s lifetime. Often when the lessons to be learned in the relationship are completed, the relationship has a natural ending and the two souls move on. Also, there are many types of love and many types of soul relationships. Romantic love is only one of these types.”
“The supreme state of human love is the unity of one soul within two bodies” ~ Sri Aurobindo
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