All people, places, and things are surrounded by some form of love. Love is considered one of the most powerful forces in the universe and has been responsible for the actions of many. Many also try and distinguish one form of love from another to understand how a person spiritually evolves. Looking for a soul mate is something many people spend their life doing.
Love is supposed to be unconditional, and one form is not better or worse than another. Each form of one’s experience with love is said to bring individual lessons and gifts to them. The lessons and gifts will vary significantly; however, love as an emotion is equal.
When a relationship is so strong that it feels as though it has touched our souls we tend to label it. Some refer to this form of relationship as having found their soul mate; others call each other their twin flame and still others relate to each other as kindred spirits. Are these all the same form of love or is there a difference between these labels? Let’s look at the definition of these terms.
Twin flames are said to be our perfect mirror. When you are in a relationship with someone you consider a ‘twin flame’ you find yourself on-again-off-again. This means you experience an intense passion and then intense pain with each other. Your twin flame serves to show you who are and will prepare you for your ‘soul mate.’ This is where the term is problematic as you may feel that because you feel intense love and passion, you think your ‘twin flame’ is your forever love.
When you are with a twin flame, you will be able to exchange ideas, beliefs, and many personal details concerning who you are. This person will come into your life and go out again even though you feel love for this person more than anything or anyone else in your life. You will feel as though this person is your other half; the part of you that was missing. Even though there are intense passion and love; there are equal amounts of uncertainty and worry. There comes the point when you start questioning yourself and your choice and wonder if what you feel is love.
When you talk about ‘soul mates’ in a group of people, you may see a lot of people roll their eyes. Many do not believe there is one magical person out there that one can fall in love with instantly and never disagree with. If you believe in this magic and you’ve come across one you feel is your soul mate, you can know for sure if you meet some of these important signs.
- When you can communicate with each other without using words and are connected on every level of your being this is a sign you are with your soul mate. This communication might include finishing each other’s sentences or deciding to call each other at the exact same time. It also has you feeling as though you cannot be without your partner.
- When you hold each other’s hand, you feel a chemistry between the two of you. This chemistry is something more than sex and continues to happen even years after you’ve together.
- Being with your soul mate doesn’t mean there aren’t obstacles to get through. It doesn’t say you will never disagree with each other. What makes the difference is how you handle those challenges together and how obstacles make your relationship stronger.
- There is a relaxing sense of calm being with your soul mate. There isn’t a lingering feeling of doing something wrong that will chase your partner away. There’s confidence in the relationship that it will last no matter what.
Finding true love with your soul mate happens when the time is right. Your soul mate may be someone you’ve known for a long time but the time was never right for the two of you to be together. Suddenly one day you see each differently and realize what has been right in front of you all these years.
A kindred spirit is much more than just your best friend. You will connect with each other at different levels of consciousness. Your kindred spirit will give you energy and unconditional love with compassion. A kindred spirit can be a member of your family, a beloved pet, or even a friend you’ve had for years. This is someone who challenges you spiritually and makes you feel good when you’re around their energy.
Kindred spirits are often someone who plays a passive role in our life. They are someone who is there to comfort and support you whenever you need it. They will have the same type of personality as you and share your interests. Kindred spirits often share a ‘vibe’ with each other immediately when they meet and are someone who ‘clicks’ with the other.
Fundamentally our souls all connect at some level. Each of us can meet our kindred spirit, soul mate, or twin flame at one point in our lives. These relationships all help to remind each of us that we are complete and whole beings.