I am finally far along enough on my spiritual journey to speak a little clearer about my personal understanding and evolution to write about soul relationships. When we are deep in it, it is difficult to differentiate between these three very distinct soul relationships. Karmic and soulmate relationships can involve lovers, family, friends, co-workers, and anyone we encounter. Twin flames or twin souls may begin platonic or remain platonic, but may become romantic when the souls are ready to unite.
My belief is that in all three relationships, our souls have encountered the soul of these individuals before. They are part of our soul group, as we are on similar reincarnation cycles. However, the difference is that they serve different purposes for our soul evolution. On the face of things, we appear to love certain individuals more because of the purpose they serve in our soul evolution, but I believe it is all an illusion of the ego.
So this is how I understand these relationship, but you may have another perspective. First, the karmic relationship, the most difficult of the three, are life lessons that each of our souls must encounter in order to evolve. They are chaotic, unhealthy, addictive, selfish, ego-centered, filled with drama and conflicts, and never appear to work or last. These karmic relationships are intended to help our souls learn life lessons, and learn the difficult art of letting go. They are very critical and important teachers for our souls. Most earth-bound relationships are karmic in nature.
The next category are soulmate as they are those souls who serve to help us on our life journeys as they are compatible to us, provide support and care, and are our cheerleaders in our lives. They are frequently our close friends, siblings, cousins, or other family members. These souls are necessary to help support, care, and love us on our difficult life journey. However, soulmates are not necessarily our lovers or partner.
Finally, there is the twin flame or twin soul relationship. These are completely different than the previous two soul relationships as there are distinct and undeniable signs. The belief is that twin flame/soul are one soul divided into two, similar to identical twins. It is difficult to deny the similarities. Both like similar foods, have similar careers, enjoy similar hobbies, like similar physical contacts, have similar spirits (brave, vulnerable, weak, etc.), live similar lifestyles, lived in similar places, and meet in person organically, as if brought together through synchronicity by the Universe.
Twin flames or souls may not recognized each other, and cannot unite until all the karmic relationships have been let go, life lessons have been learned, and ego is released. However, soulmate relationships still may continue concurrently with twin flame/soul relationships if they are not romantic or sexual. In order for twin flames to unite, both twins must have learned self love, and be able to give and accept unconditional love. Until these steps are accomplished by each twin, there cannot be union.
My observation is that most people who are in karmic or soulmate relationships believe they are with their twin flame. It is again ego’s illusion because we so desperately need someone else to complete us. In this desperation, we fool ourselves into believing this, so ego does not need to be released, and we don’t need to do the necessary, difficult emotional and spiritual work.
So here is my belief about karmic, soulmate, and twin flame/soul relationships. They all serve very important roles for our soul evolution. One is not necessarily worse or better than another soul relationship category, since they are all here to help our souls evolve and help us live through our highest potential. (Awakening Journey Copyright 2017 with All Rights Reserved).