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The term ‘twin flames’ is a bit misleading in my view and there's some great misunderstanding out there on what exactly it means. The words themselves convey the idea that, at one time we may have been one soul that split in two. And that through a relationship, two can again become one.
This romantic idea of ‘being one’ is prevalent in our society, egged on by ancient soulmate theory and modern culture, like the infamous ‘you complete me’ scene in the movie Jerry McGuire. Thinking of ourselves as only half a soul isn't good for us psychologically. Spiritually, the Edgar Cayce material clearly puts this misconception to rest:
“That there are two identical souls, no. No two leaves of a tree, no two blades of grass are the same.”– Edgar Cayce sessions (3285-2)
While individuals, our souls are also connected to the universal consciousness. In other words, every person is a portion of the same whole: we are all connected.
There is a great deal of mystery surrounding twin flames and a great deal of intense romanticism. The romanticism may be our carrot, our reason to seek more information about twin flames and soulmates, which is great. But I'd be careful about making the romanticism the goal.
No matter, Twin flames unions can be a powerful experience, no question about that (as this video shows)...
However sincerely I believe in soulmates, I also come back to the Cayce material to clear my head.
If you've found an intense ‘other-half-feeling’ relationship, it's likely (what I call) a karmic relationship. But do not despair! This doesn't mean that this person isn't significant in your life, or that he or she couldn't evolve into a soulmate relationship in time.
The Cayce material doesn't linger on this question. Clearly, it states that as helpful as soulmate relationships or twin flames may be, we are here to find wholeness within our own souls.
If we must think in terms of being destined to ultimate union with some other soul, then think of it this way:
“But know, the soul is rather the soulmate of the universal consciousness than of an individual entity.”– Edgar Cayce sessions (2988-2)
The idea of soulmates and twin souls are both helpful and misleading. Helpful in making a wise choice of marriage partner, and considering the overall purpose of a relationship. Misleading if we forget that our ultimate companion... is the universal consciousness.
To further your own research, you might want to read Edgar Cayce on Soul Mates by Kevin J. Todeschi.
This book tells of Edgar Cayce's past lives and various relationships with his wife Gertrude, his son Hugh Lynn and his secretary Gladys. Gertrude and Edgar were soulmates. Edgar and his secretary Gladys were twin flames (it was Gladys who carefully documented Cayce's work, which remains in the archives).
Their karma stories are a great example of the complexity of the reincarnation question... and the certainty that we are reunited with those souls we've known before.
This isn't a romantic notion. We're always at choice, as are the people that we love. Cayce himself was told that he and his wife Gertrude might have died earlier in life, if they didn't join together. They had a choice.
So remember, everyone has a choice. You are always empowered.
What if one soul is ‘ready’ and the other isn't? This is a very painful situation. What to do? Gingerly, gently, with love and compassion turn your attention to yourself.
Fate is not at work here. We're attracted to other's ‘energy bodies’, because of our own vibrations. Like attracts like. The key will always attract the lock. We'll always stimulate in one another... what needs to be healed within ourselves.
The people we attract change as we change. Whether karmic relationships... soulmates, or twin flames. The more that we understand our own patterns, wounds, reasons for being, the greater the likelihood of meeting someone who is as ready as we are.
Personally, I find the concept of twin flames interesting. Yet it's not at the centre of my day to day philosophy. It's true, I haven't met a twin flame. Until and if I do, my own purpose, and how I choose to be in the world and in relationship with the folks I do meet — will sustain me... beautifully.
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