If you’ve read about Tim and I in the about us section, you’ll know that we are a twin flame couple. Here’s a tiny bit of information about twin flames which we believe is quite accurate: “Twin flames, also called twin souls, are literally the other half of our soul. We each have only one twin, and generally after being split the two went their separate ways, incarnating over and over to gather human experience before coming back together. Each twin is a complete soul, not half a soul. It is their task to become more whole, balancing their female and male sides, and ideally become enlightened, before reuniting with their twin. This reunion is of two complete and whole beings. All other relationships through all our lives could be said to be “practice” for the twin, the ultimate relationship.”
You will often hear about how twin flames experience a “runner” relationship, where at least one of the partners will find the twin flame relationship unbearable for whatever reason, and chooses to leave the other partner. You will also hear that the twin flame relationship is indeed the ultimate relationship as is expressed above. Tim and I believe that the runner/ultimate relationships may be experienced in wholly different lifetimes, or that some sort of trauma from the runner relationship must be overcome before the ultimate relationship can be attained. We are currently experiencing the ultimate relationship phase.
How is someone to know which phase of the twin flame relationship one is experiencing? I think this has to do with the circumstances of the twin flame meeting and with the intuition of both partners. For partners in the runner phase, it could be more likely that the twin flame partners, or at least one of them, is already in a committed relationship. Others report experiencing serious arguments with their twin flames early on in the relationship. But I think when it comes down to it, use your intuition – do you feel that the relationship with your twin flame is bound to be patchy or smooth?
So let’s get back to business – what does one have to do before one can meet one’s twin flame? Well as mentioned above, the process may be different depending on which stage of the twin flame relationship a couple is bound to be in in the current life.
From the age of 14, I knew that there was a “soulmate” out there just for me and that true love existed. I never worried about meeting people or dating because I knew that one day, that special person would fall right into my lap. From this young age, I also knew the particular traits of my twin flame – I very clearly knew how I was supposed to be treated in a relationship and how my partner would behave with me. Around age 18, I started receiving “data” about my twin flame’s appearance. Based on this data and several other serendipitous “coincidences,” I met someone who I thought was my twin flame. A sort of doppelgänger if you will. However, I always had doubts that this person was that special person, especially because he did not treat me as I knew I was supposed to be treated from the outset of our relationship – nevertheless, something told me not to exit the relationship until something or other had been learned. Upon reflection now, I know that this was my “higher self” which was telling me that in order to meet my true twin flame, I had to put myself through this karmic relationship, as there were things I had to learn first.
About a year after ending this relationship, having my spiritual awakening, and learning more about my true self, I met Tim. In the months before meeting Tim, I received “instructions” about the things I had to do in order to meet my twin flame. This included getting in touch with myself, learning who I was, and understanding my own energetic signature among other things. I got the specific instruction to sketch myself in support of this process. I also drew a special friend to my side who “woke me up” and taught me important lessons about relationships that I had forgotten due to my past relationship. This included things like, don’t rush to form a serious relationship, live with your parents as long as possible and take it easy! Tim also received instructions, which I believe involved more drastic action than my instructions – Tim details the process he went through below:
Tim: Much like Alexandra, from a young age I was aware that there was one special person out there who was my perfect energetic match. I was also given a specific set of characteristics my one true love would possess. However, contrarily to Alexandra who was patient and knew that I would be drawn to her when the moment was right, I felt that it was my mission to find her. I had a similar doppelgänger experience, but at a younger age, and this karmic relationship left me somewhat damaged. It would be my job to transcend the limiting beliefs about love that were instilled at the time. Unfortunately, this wouldn’t happen for many years.
From that time until my early twenties, my life became increasingly tumultuous and I endured further damage along the way, developing many health problems and addictive tendencies. However in 2012, I was given a “message” that I was required to make major changes to my lifestyle. Over the next few years, I lost over 100 pounds, weaned myself off the addictive prescription medications I was taking, and quit smoking, drinking and using drugs. However, once those steps were accomplished, I grew increasingly impatient in my search for my one and only, half-expecting her to materialize instantaneously. This was not the case, which led me to a severe state of depression.
During my worst moment in November 2014, I experienced a flash of revelation in the form of a spiritual awakening. Among the information that was downloaded at the time were further instructions to lead me to Alexandra. I was given three further changes that I had to make in order to abandon my old life, and set out to implement them immediately. Within a couple of months, a series of synchronistic events drew us together and led to our physical reunion.
We hope this post helps others to recognize when a twin flame relationship may be on the horizon and to recognize when one is receiving instructions on how to prepare to meet one’s twin flame. If you would like intuitive guidance in regards to meeting your twin flame or have any questions for us, please leave a comment below, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our Etsy shop for readings.