A Reason to Smile

A Reason to Smile

Q&A: Reincarnation / What is the difference between twin soul and flame soul ?

One Monad, 12 Souls, 144 Soul Extensions. Simple, right?

Question submitted via Formspring:
“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.

What do you think ? Feel free to comment down below!

You are great, and I love you!

And if you love me back, click ‘share’ up at the top!

B. Dave Walters

Writer, Life Coach, and Talk Radio Host

Find out more about me:

Ask me anything:


Pages I support:
Jesus and Buddha  — Interfaith dialog

Gnostic Theism — Religion and Spirituality for the 21st Century (Join the Movement!)

Love One Another —  A group for the coolest Spiritual people on the Internet!





Previous Posts

Making use of the last Super Moon of 2015
October 27 will mark the last of three consecutive ‘Super Moon’ full moons of 2015. This month has already been a very high-energy time, which may have resulted in thin skins, and more than a few sleepless nights.  [caption ...

posted 1:52:51am Oct. 25, 2015 | read full post »

Making use of the September supermoon eclipse
This Sunday night at 10:11 PM EST / 2:11 AM GMT there will be quite a sight visible in the night sky:  The largest full, or ‘supermoon’ of the year, combined with a total lunar eclipse.  Full moons are always powerful and supermoons are ...

posted 9:07:10pm Sep. 27, 2015 | read full post »

Making use of the August 2015 supermoon
Starting on Saturday, August 29th we’ll be experiencing one of the six major ‘supermoons’ of the year, a time when the moon is especially close to the Earth and the full moon effects are particularly strong. This month’s supermoon ...

posted 4:19:30am Aug. 29, 2015 | read full post »

Q&A - "I don't want to share my life with him anymore....
Question submitted via “I have split recently with my partner of 12 years. He demands to know what goes on in my life and who ...

posted 4:46:58am Aug. 18, 2015 | read full post »

How to find happiness and feel real love
In my coaching work, the number one question I get is: How can I be happy?  Inevitably, the second question is: How can I find true love? A ...

posted 4:27:15am Jul. 21, 2015 | read full post »


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.