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Twin Flames & Soul Groups

Soul Mate versus Twin Flame: What’s the Difference?

Think you’ve met your Soul Mate? Or could they possibly be your Twin Flame?

While we hear a lot about both terms, these two kinds of relationships are actually quite different. Let me explain the difference.

Soul Mates

A Soul Mate is someone that you form a deep emotional connection with almost instantly. Soul Mates can come in the form of both friendships and romantic partners.

Soul Mates deeply understand you to the point where it feels like you may have known each other in a past life, or as if you have shared experiences even though you just met.

Did you knw there are 12 Types of Soul Mates?!  From Romantic Soul Mates to Soul Families to Soul Mate Kindred Spirits, you can experience Soul Mate connections in many forms throughout this lifetime.

Twin Flames

A Twin Flame, also known as a mirror soul, is a person that you are deeply emotionally connected to. The lore behind Twin Flames explains that these souls are the two halves of one being.

Twin Flames feel instantly connected upon meeting, but often form unhealthy relationships because the twin souls mirror each other’s insecurities and weaknesses rather than balancing them out.

Twin Flames are generally described as two individuals who very intensely connect, usually as romantic partner, because of a shared pain.

That said, Twin Flame relationships aren’t necessarily about love, and it often requires a great deal of inner work for two Twin Flames to make a partnership work.

There’s a common misconception that Twin Flames are supposed to “complete” each other—which can lead to an unhealthy dynamic between the two, as people are supposed to feel complete on their own.

Similarities Between Soul mates and Twin Flames

Soul Mates and Twin Flame relationships are both related to the idea of souls and the possibility of destiny. When you first meet your Soul Mate or your Twin Flame, it can be difficult to figure out if they are your Soul Mate or Twin Flame, because the initial interactions are often very similar.

It can be hard to distinguish between Soul Mates and Twin Flames, especially at first, as the initial encounter with either will often give you a sense of familiarity and deep attraction.

You will feel an instant connection to one another, and as if you were destined to meet, or as if you have met in a past life.

Both are people we deeply connect with. They are both relationships that touch one’s soul at a deeper level.

Both Twin Flames and Soul Mates are part of your destiny and often feel like home. When you meet your Soul Mate or Twin Flame, you feel like this is a person you are destined to be with.

And you feel you can be yourself around them. This is because you’ve known both your Soul Mate and your Twin Flame in a past life.

As the relationship matures with either your Soul Mate or Twin Flame, this will help you discern one connection from the other, but the initial meeting with either will feel serendipitous and special.

Differences Between Soul Mates and Twin Flames

The main difference is the idea that Twin Flames are two halves of the whole, where Soul Mates are not.

While Twin Flames are thought to be one soul split into two bodies, Soul Mates are simply two separate souls that are extraordinarily linked.

But on top of that, Twin Flame relationships can quickly become toxic, unlike a Soul Mate connection.

In a Twin Flame relationship, your Twin Flame may mirror your own issues, unhealthy habits, or imbalances. In addition, when Twin Flames are apart, they may have a hard time functioning.

You may also end up defining your self-worth by the Twin Flame relationship.

This makes them great for encouraging growth and awakenings, but again—difficult (but not impossible!) to make work in the long run.

Soul Mate relationships are often much more stable. A Soul Mate is a person ideally suited as a life partner or close friend.

The connection between Soul Mates is powerful and often comes easily. Soul Mates deeply understand each other and are able to balance out each other because of their strong connection.

Soul Mates often end up together because they are very compatible.

Can a Soul Mate be Your Twin Flame

Going by definition, Soul Mates cannot be Twin Flames and vice versa.

Soul Mates are different souls that we encounter on our path, often sent to help awaken and challenge us so we can become a better version of ourselves, whereas a Twin Flame is the same soul split into two bodies.

Twin Flames cause personal awakenings but may not be your Soul Mate. Twin Flames on the other hand have a strong attraction to one another, but are not actually that compatible because they are too similar to one another.

Soul Mates are simply two separate souls that are extraordinarily linked. Soul Mates are naturally compatible and are often perfectly suited to one another.

Signs That You Have Found Your Soul Mate or Twin Flame

If you feel an automatic and deep connection with another person upon meeting them, then it’s likely you’ve met a Soul Mate or your Twin Flame.

If they are your Soul Mate, you will get along with them easily and find that you are extremely compatible and in-tune with one another.

Twin Flame connections will also feel intense, but you will come to realize that you are not exactly compatible and perhaps too similar to the other person.

Twin Flame relationships are often very tumultuous because your insecurities are amplified by the other person.

Final Thoughts

So, whether they’re a Soul Mate or Twin Flame, the core idea is that people come into our lives for a reason, whether temporarily or for life.

Everyone has something to teach or offer us, as we do for them. It is hard to say which relationship is better, because the two serve very different purposes.

You will likely end up with a Soul Mate because of your deep connection and strong compatibility.

Twin Flame relationships are less about lifelong companionship and more about teaching you about yourself and promoting growth.

Twin Flame relationships serve a purpose and often pave the way for other more lifelong relationships, which makes them super important in the scheme of your life.

And when we continuously focus on our own personal growth, we can show up better for the people in our lives, whether they your Twin Flame or a Soul Mate.

With Love and Light,


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