Among many Christians the soul is considered the thinking life of man opposed to the material body. The scholastics distinguished among the rational soul of man, the animal soul of beasts, and the vegetative soul of plants, considering only the rational soul immortal. The question of the soul's immortality has been debated from Pluto's time to ours. Some Eastern religions do not distinguished the soul of man from that of animals.
The first mention of what has been later interpreted to be a description of twin flames comes from Plato:
Plato and the New Testament of the Bible both discuss the idea that we were once whole but then got divided into two, and that we live our lives yearning and unhappy as we wish to be reunited with our other half. When we find this twin soul our lives are then complete and we spend blissful telepathic times with this special person.
“And when one of them meets with his other half, the actual half of himself, the pair are lost in an amazement of love and friendship and intimacy and one will not be out of the other’s sight even for a moment.” Plato
I’ve personally never met my twin flame and I think it’s important that we don’t let these high ideals get in the way of finding happiness with a soulmate.
If we feel incomplete we should look to making ourselves feel whole, without another.
That said, for some lucky people meeting a twin flame is a reality, but how do you know the difference between twin flames and soulmates?
Well in fact there are a lot of similarities but here are the most common Top 10 Twin Flame signs that you can experience.
1. Instant Recognition - You meet eyes with your twin flame for the first time and feel that you recognize them in a deep way despite never having seen them before. Even their voice or laugh may sound familiar.
2. Love at First Sight - After meeting and perhaps from the outset you both feel a very powerful and strong bond that you have never felt before with anyone. This can be physical but also goes beyond that, a love to the very core of the other.
3. Unusual Meeting - Twin flames tend to report that they met under strange and unusual circumstances or coincidences, perhaps both doing something you would not normally do.
4. Separated yet together - Once together, the two of you become inseparable and when you are separated for any extended amount of time, you both feel lonely and empty, yet in another way you feel some kind of cord linking you telepathically or at least empathetically (where you are in tune with each other’s emotions.)
5. I know what you are thinking! - Twin flames will frequently find that they know what the other is thinking, even sometimes when far apart from each other. A look between you can communicate so much even though you don’t really know how it works.
6. Spiritual Awakening - This one of the more common twin flame signs. You begin to notice new things about yourself and the world around you, and think about life in a new more positive way.
7. A Divine Purpose? - Often twin souls find that together they have a strong desire to go and help other people in a meaningful way, usually as a team.
8. You can say anything to each other - Similar to soulmates, another of the twin flame signs is that you will find you can talk together for hours and houses, but particularly with twin flames there are no communication barriers between you and the relationship feels totally upfront and open. You feel as if the level of friendship and intimacy is unlike anything you have ever experienced.
9. Sexuality – ooh that’s hot! Not only is your sex good and passionate (as it would hopefully be with a soulmate) but also you feel that that having sex with each other is a sacred, almost religious act that expresses the amazing love you feel for each other, in a way you never knew before.
10. Completeness (but not a clone!) - Finally more than ever before in your life, you feel a sense of completeness that goes beyond what you ever thought possible. You grow closer and closer, becoming more and more like a whole, yet still keep your individual identities. This twin flame stage can only really happen if you are a complete person within yourself so don’t neglect your personal and spiritual development if you want to meet and be happy with your twin flame.
If you are feeling many of these signs and symptoms then the chances are that you have met your twin flame, but I think you probably already knew that didn’t you, if you’ve felt all that! Twin flame relationships can go through many stages, especially depending on how spiritually developed and ready for a relationship you are. Make sure you are happy with you first and this will help to perfect your love.