Every relationship has something to teach us, and twin flames are often considered to be the ones that will teach us the most. Some consider meeting their twin flame to be the most powerful soul encounter a person can experience.
So we asked the experts how to know when you’ve found your twin flame, plus what you need to know to navigate this often tumultuous relationship.
What is a twin flame?
A twin flame is an intense soul connection with someone who is believed to be the other half, sometimes referred to as a “mirror soul.” It is based on the idea that sometimes a soul is divided into two bodies. One of the key characteristics of a twin flame relationship is that it will be both challenging and healing. This is due to the reflective nature of a twin flame; They show you your deepest insecurities, fears and shadows. But they also help you to overcome them and vice versa: your twin flame will also be influenced by you.
Importantly, each person remains alone, says licensed psychotherapist Babita Spinelli. “There is a misnomer that having a twin flame makes you whole,” she explains. “Actually, relationships are meant to encourage you to be more whole in your own right.”
1. When you met, there was instant recognition.
When you first meet your twin flame, Spinelli says there will be an intense sense of attraction, recognition, and desire. “Meeting a twin flame often feels like home,” she notes. “They feel familiar, an undeniably strong bond, like you’ve known them before.”
2. You’re very similar.
You and your twin flame may find that you have a lot in common in terms of values, past experiences, and interests, Spinelli adds. “Both of you will find that your past contains many coincidences and similar experiences.”
3. You complement each other.
In those areas where they are not alike, you will find that their differences complement each other, almost like yin and yang. For example, its shadow complements your light and vice versa. And since a twin love reflects you, you probably know very well how your relationship brings out your shadows and theirs.
4. Your insecurities and doubts are amplified.
“The purpose of your twin flame is to support and assist you with your divine mission and purpose,” notes spiritual author Shannon Kaiser. “So many times this type of relationship will reflect your deepest issues and insecurities so that you can resolve them to heal and grow.”
5. They feel magnetic
From the moment they met and to this day, they are attracted to them physically when they are around them, but also magnetically when they are not together. It is as if his energy is always with you, always wanting to be closer.
6. The relationship is tumultuous.
Twin love relationships aren’t all smooth sailing, and in fact, they usually aren’t. Being a twin soul is like constantly facing yourself, that is, the parts of yourself that you may not like. It can be incredibly challenging, but it facilitates great growth for both of you.
7. Twin Flame relationship is very intense.
There’s a definite emotional charge between twin flames, Spinelli says, and they often develop quickly because you already feel so familiar. And as Kaiser adds, “because you are so connected on a soul level, you feel things together more deeply, often adding more intensity and passion.”
8. You keep coming back together.
“The chase” is definitely part of the 5555 angel number twin flames relationship. At some point, one of you may run away, out of fear, anger, whatever. But you come back often. “If you’re in an ‘on and off’ relationship, it could be with your twin flame,” says Kaiser. “You’ll find that things keep coming together in random ways. It can take months, years, even decades; you always find your way back to each other.”
9. Twin Flame connection feels divine.
When you meet your 3333 angel number twin soul, there is a certain higher-than-life quality that probably feels divine or fated. “There is a feeling that you have been brought together by a higher power,” says Spinelli, and that creates a very strong bond between the two of you. (Sometimes this can also be karmic relationships.)