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“Could you please tell me about re-incarnation? Do we become whole sentient beings or just bits and parts here and there? And is it wise to try and get in touch with our past lives, or are they the past for a reason?”
“What is the difference between twin soul and flame soul ?”
On a recent episode of Rise UP with B. Dave Walters we talked extensively about reincarnation, along with sex, trust, lying, The Law of Attraction, disappointment, knowing your purpose, meditation, Deja Vu, reincarnation, and much, MUCH more! One of the ideas that came up only briefly was the concept of the Monad and the Soul Extensions. Since it wasn’t possible to go into a lot of detail about it on the show, and I’ve already received several follow-up questions, let us talk about it more now.
Twin souls and twin flames are actually the same thing; so it may be that you are asking the difference between a twin soul/flame and a soul mate.
The simple answer is: a soul mate is someone you’ve met many times in a previous life; possibly romantically, but not necessarily. It’s even possible that someone has been your enemy over many lifetimes!
In that instance, you and that person will keep colliding until you find a way to make peace with one another.
A twin flame on the other hand, is a person who is part of the same soul as you are that has been split into pieces; it’s like you are literally part of the same whole. Although, soul mates can also said to be a part of a larger soul that’s been split into pieces, and here is where it can get a bit complicated.
Before we go on, however, and important point needs to be made.
I am not a big believer in twin souls, flames, soul mates, etc.
I am absolutely certain that they exist, but out of 7 billion people it’s extremely rare to encounter one in our day to day life.
On top of that, the difference between two people who are deeply in love and who are actually soul mates is difficult to impossible to distinguish.
It seems like it is all too easy for people to get caught up looking for this mythical lightening bolt love, and miss the miracles that are taking place around us every day. It also creates a false expectation that anytime a relationship hits a challenge, you should leave since your real twin soul/mate would never disagree with you about anything ever.
And that simply isn’t true.
Finding your twin soul/mate is like finding enlightenment: it’s very rare and nearly impossible to determine for yourself; and if you have to wonder if you have it: you probably don’t!
Now, back to how souls split.
There is a very old idea that once a Soul is created, the entire complete Soul is called a ‘Monad’. The Monad immediately sprouts out 12 smaller ‘limbs’ called, Souls or Oversouls. These Oversouls in turn split into 12 more limbs called Soul Extensions. Each and every human being (and arguably things that aren’t human beings) is one of these soul extensions. So, there are 11 other individuals out there that you are very close to (your 11 other Soul Extensions); they are like ‘soul brothers and sisters’. Your potential ‘soul mate’ would be in this category.
However, you have an extended family of 143 other Soul Extensions (the other extensions on the other 11 Oversouls); these other souls would be your twin souls/flames, since they are still connected to you powerfully, but they would really be a type of ‘soul cousins’.
This is just one way of looking at it; some believe that each Monad is part of a group of 144,000 Monads that make up a ‘Soul Group’; needless to say it can get quite complicated quite quickly.
In truth, none of this really matters since it is unprovable anyway!
There will always be people in your life that you resonate with, or against very strongly; and this can happen for a number of reasons.
Is it because you are twin souls? Maybe.
Can it be because you are opposite astrological signs? Absolutely.
Could it be you just do or don’t like someone?
Knowing these ideas can be useful for understanding the Universe and our place in it; but I wouldn’t put too much emphasis on it in your personal relationships.
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