The Difference Between Soul Mate, Twin Flame and Karmic Relationships
I often get questions from people who are confused about the types of relationships they’re experiencing in their lives. This is understandable because there is quite a bit of conflicting information out there about soulmates, soul loves, and twin flames.
To help clear things up, here’s a recently channeled message from the angels on the difference between karmic, soulmate, and twin flame relationships.
Greetings from Orion, Metatron, Uriel, Zadkiel, and Muriel – We are honored to connect with you at this time, to connect with you at this time and place in the presence of the divine, of love, of light. Know that you are supported in tuning in to our message and teaching today on multiple levels. We speak to you through these words. But simultaneously, we broadcast frequency and light. In addition, we connect with you individually.
And so, pay attention to the message you receive beneath these words, to the additional guidance that flows in for you specifically – for we speak through Melanie now, but we connect with you individually, indeed, as well, with immense love, light, and divine presence to support you.
And so, let us begin with a question.
Our question comes from Jeremy in Canada who asks, “What is the difference between a twin flame and a soulmate?”
We are pleased to speak on this topic. But to do so, let us first take a step back.
Take a step back in perspective to view the universe, the multiverse, all that is, from a different perspective. As we now say to you, everything—God, angels, guides, soulmates, twin flames, friends, family, karmic relationships, plants, animals, minerals—can be viewed as one cell, one soul, one unit making up all that is.
One Cell, One Soul
And now, as we zoom in further, this one cell, this one soul is made up of many cells and many souls, spanning universes and galaxies, crossing time and space, existing across multiple dimensions, multiple planes of existence, and multiple realities. And all of this is intertwined together as one. This is the concept of oneness.
Now, zooming in further into this present point in time … you are a soul, but your soul is not only expressing as your personality self. Your soul is expressing as multiple personalities across the lines of time. You have been male, female, young, old, and all sorts of different characteristics. Your soul is nonphysical and vast. Your soul is brilliant, united with divine light and presence, with God and source. Being completely aware of its oneness with everyone and everything, your soul is able to experience reality from the vantage of multiple-personality selves simultaneously.
Similar Purposes and Objectives
The soul does have traits and even struggles. It has areas in which growth and learning are desired. And this is why your soul incarnates as a personality self into the physical realm and the earth school, into other planets, star systems, eras, and points in time. Your soul often incarnates with other souls whom it is familiar with, and shares similar purposes, objectives for learning, growth, and service.
For your personality self, growth happens through your relationships and connections with others. Relationships serve as mirrors in a number of ways—mirroring where you have been as a soul or a personality, where you are now, and mirroring your potential.+
Vulnerable and Authentic
And through going deep into relationships, being vulnerable and authentically connecting, much learning, growth, and transformation can unfold. This is the purpose of relationships: for your soul to grow through your personality’s spiritual growth, personal growth, and ascension.
As your personality embodies more of your soul light, more divine light, you are more whole. You are more authentically in alignment with your truth. The personality can move in the direction of the soul, of love and growth. And the personality can move in the direction of ego, doubt, and fear.
Love, of course, is the path of soul growth that carries you forward. Love, therefore, is the ultimate response to any relationship, no matter what its form may be. And there are a number of relationships among souls that may manifest in the physical.
The first relationship we wish to discuss is karmic relationships—those relationships you have had with other souls in the past where karma was created.
What is a karmic relationship?
These souls then have a way of reappearing in your life and on your path. And your souls are drawn together. Many early relationships in your life—early boyfriends, challenging friendships, even family members—can be karmic relationships that come about for healing, for dissolving karma, so that both souls can move forward.
Karmic Relationship Signs
Karmic relationships are often those where there is intense passion, the desire to possess or control another. These relationships often appear to learn the lesson, to release this person from your life, to move on and let go. It is important to cut karmic cords.
Archangel Michael comes in now to support you with this, tuning in to any karmic relationships that are currently present in your life. And the cords between you and these other souls, these other personalities in this physical existence are pulled and cut with the sword of light. The cords, roots, and any and all residue are released. Any karmic entities triggering challenges on your path are dissolved and released into the light.
By progressing on your path, aligning with more of your soul light and authentic power, and by progressing on the path of love, awareness, and awakening, you begin to draw another type of relationship towards you—soulmates and, zooming in further, twin flames or twin souls.
What is a soulmate relationship?
Soulmate relationships are those souls whom you have agreed to incarnate with into the physical. In your pre-life planning, you intended to meet up in this physical expression to help and support one another, to, grow, and to learn.
Soulmate relationships take many forms. One level of your soul group is soul friendships. You have a large soul group, whom you have incarnated with across the lines of time, as different personalities in different planets and star systems, in various times of the past and future on earth.
Your soul group varies in degrees of closeness, as soul friends and soul acquaintances. And zooming in further, you have soul family who you are even closer with at the soul level.
Soul missions and work, lessons, and growth are shared not only in this present incarnation, but also across the lines of time, outside of time and space in the many expressions of the soul.
An Intricate Dance
Again, we draw your awareness to the maximum zoomed-out vantage and the understanding that all of this is happening simultaneously, as one overarching soul, one divine light, one source energy, which flows throughout all of creation, and makes up every soul and personality. This overarching soul is divided into multiple souls. And the multiple souls all express as multiple personalities, simultaneously and by divine design, an intricate tapestry of consciousness, an intricate dance playing out across time and space, across dimensions throughout existence.
Souls choose to incarnate into lifetimes together, into personality selves as groups. This is your soul group, your soul friendships, and your tighter knit group, your soul family. All of these are types of soulmates.
Soul family includes brothers and sisters, daughters and mothers, lovers, husbands, wives, children, parents, deeply connected friends—intimate relationships, spanning lifetimes.
Your soul family supports your growth as a personality and as a soul. You incarnate together to support one another, to learn, share, grow, and to progress on your unique soul path and journey.
Meeting your soul family members sparks soul growth and spiritual growth, and is a powerful mirror for where you have been, where you are, and where you are going.
Your soulmate relationships at the level of soul family are some of the most powerful, intimate, rewarding, challenging, beneficial relationships you can have. They are directly tied to your ascension and growth, and they immensely serve you as a soul and a personality.
And yet, soulmate, as is most commonly understood, is the true love, the big love, your soulmate, and your partner in life. This can be and is often a romantic relationship, a life partnership, but it can also be a dear sibling, or anam cara, a true soul friend.
Soulmate Relationship Characteristics
The characteristics of these soulmate relationships are that they trigger learning, compassion, and evolution. They offer a solid foundation for your growth. They are immensely powerful when you are willing to be vulnerable, to really connect at the heart level, to love, to learn from one another, and to progress together through your life in the physical, which helps you to advance at the level of the soul.
Twin Flame Relationships
A twin flame or twin soul relationship is a type of soulmate relationship with a distinct difference.
As we mentioned, from a zoomed out perspective beyond the physical, one soul incarnates across the lines of time as multiple people and personalities for the complete multidimensional experience that is the soul’s journey. This all happens simultaneously. Your past lives, your future expressions, and your present personality self all exist at once, when viewed outside of linear time and space.
What Are Twin Flames?
When your soul incarnates as a personality self in a specific linear time, physical expression, and in one point on the vast field of possibility and existence as two people and two personalities, this is what it means to have a twin flame relationship in the physical.
Manifested as Two
The same soul not cut in half or divided into two beings, but manifest as two, one masculine and one feminine being.
A twin flame relationship is when you meet this other manifestation of your soul in your lifetime, and they too are manifest in the physical. The reason, of course, is that this serves the unique needs of your soul.
Two twin flames incarnating in physical reality is happening more now than ever before. This is correlated with the ascension journey of the soul. Being a twin flame is not required for ascension, though many souls are choosing to walk the twin flame ascension journey.
Physical and Spiritual Beings
Twin souls can also manifest as physical and spiritual beings. If your twin flame is in spirit, they act as a guide and helper beyond the physical. They will often help to align you with your soulmates, soul family, and soul loves.
Whether you are in a soulmate relationship or in a twin flame relationship, one is not better than the other. Both serve your soul growth, your soul ascension, and your soul learning. Both are valid and important, and both matter.
Rapid Spiritual Transformation
A twin flame relationship is the same soul manifest as two people. And their union in the physical is almost always a catalyst for rapid spiritual transformation and ascension growth. Their union brings about a feeling of completeness and connection immediately.
Twin Flame Relationship Misconceptions
There is a misconception that a twin flame relationship needs to be the most passionate and intense relationship, with the most sparks flying. And this can happen. But know that intense passion can also be a sign of a karmic relationship. This passion is drawing your souls together for a good reason; so you can heal, learn, and move on.
Twin Flame Challenges
The twin flame relationship is more stable, though it also has its challenges. Karma is often shared between twin flames from past physical incarnations. And upon meeting, this karma must be resolved. If it is not, the twin flame relationship may struggle as tension appears, and the souls will choose to go separate ways.
Each Personality is a Unique Being
The twin flame relationship is powerful at this ascension time because the soul, which has incarnated as these two unique people, has an underlying, overarching objective. This is not to say the personality self mission, the life purpose of the individuals is the same. They are always complementary, but often different, as each personality is a unique being.
As twin flames you are not two halves of one whole; you are both whole. Just as you are not one 100th of a complete being because your soul is manifest as 100 different personalities across the lines of time. You are complete. And as you journey along your spiritual path as a being in physical form now, you are able to fully integrate with your soul light and your higher self, and with divine light.
The Only Thing that Can Bring Twin Flame Relationship Into Alignment
If you are meant to align with a soul twin flame relationship in this physical lifetime, progressing and aligning with more of your soul light will bring this relationship into alignment. It is the only thing that can bring your twin flame relationship into alignment.
In fact, the same is true if your twin flame is in spirit. Aligning with your soul light brings you into alignment with your twin flame relationship—with your soul mate and your twin flame who is manifest as a guide and a teacher for you in this life.
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When Twin Flames Meet
Your twin flame will then help you to align with the soulmate partnership in the physical. And aligning with this relationship happens the same way that aligning with a twin flame relationship unfolds. It is by opening to love, to divine light and your soul light, to your higher self in spirit, and letting the light of the Divine shine through you and manifest through you. This brings you in alignment with the soul friends, soul family, soulmates and, if incarnated in the physical, with your twin flame.
And yes, you have all of the above.
All Relationships Serve A Purpose…
We encourage you not to worry too much about what type of relationship you are in. For the learning and growing unfold in the same way—through love and a willingness to connect and be vulnerable, to be authentic and truthful.
This sometimes means releasing an individual from your life. And other times, it means staying closely connected, working together to support one another in growing, learning, serving, and ascending as spiritual beings, as souls who have chosen to incarnate, as personality selves to experience separation and illusion, to learn and grow.
Reunion With God Light
And the learning and growing you’ve experienced as a personality self, a physical being, and a spiritual being in physical form benefits your soul, bringing growth, fulfillment, and completion to your soul across the lines of time.
You cannot bring things, possessions, or even other relationships, with you beyond your physical life. But what your soul carries with you is your growth. The lessons learned, the progression made, the ascension experienced.
You are a soul manifest in the physical, walking a path of soul growth towards completion, towards reunion with God light, with the one source energy, divine spirit, flowing throughout all that is. And you are exactly where you need to be for your soul to learn and grow.
The Most Needed for Your Growth
The relationships that manifest for you in this lifetime are those that are most needed for your growth. That is not to say you cannot progress, and influence the types of relationships you will manifest in the future, for you can.
As you learn lessons, as you commit to your spiritual progression, as you open to more divine light, your relationships improve, karmic relationships fall away, and true soul family, soulmates, and your twin flame relationships can emerge.
Growth Requires Effort
Then these relationships catapult you further. It’s not that they’re effortless; they are divinely inspired and aligned relationships, which will serve your growth, your journey as a soul, a light being, and a divine being in physical form.
Love in the moment continues to be the lesson, the path that will most serve. Tuning in to the love within you, your soul light, and the divine light you carry within, letting love grow and build around you, letting light fill you, creates a ripple throughout all that is.
This is an important part of your soul work, your soul purpose, and you have so many angels, teachers, and guides—souls who have chosen to manifest as spiritual beings and as physical beings—supporting you in your life. All souls who are united as one, dancing through existence and creating the collective experience, usher in the ascension for humanity, earth, and all beings one moment at a time.
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