by Kate Rose
“We signed up together to do this dance before we were born.” ~ Annie Kagan
Some things are just meant to be.
Many of us believe, even if we struggle at times, in the idea of soulmates. This is a term we’ve all heard before, yet it doesn’t define only romantic relationships. A soulmate can be a friend, a family member, or a pet that we feel a deep spiritual connection with.
For lovers, there is no higher ascended relationship than that of the twin flame.
It’s one of the most complicated, yet beautiful connections that we can experience in this lifetime. Some still question the validity of this connection, or think that it was invented by us. However, the concept is present in many cultures and has been for thousands of years.
It’s said that the story of Adam and Eve is the original twin flame connection.
In Christian belief, God created Adam and then created Eve from his rib, essentially splitting one being into two separate bodies. While we could debate the religious connotations of this story, the point is that the belief of one soul being split into two bodies is one as old as time itself.
In Egyptian lore it’s the tale of Osiris and Isis—and only a God being able to marry a Goddess. Together, these two ruled Egypt until the jealousy of Osiris’s brother Seth became so vicious that he killed his brother by nailing him in a coffin and throwing it in the river. Isis knew before being told that Osiris’s spirit had left this earth. She set off to find his body so that she could give him a proper burial, ensuring his soul could ascend to Amenti.
Even in death their spirits were connected.
We have a difficult time believing in something that we can’t use logic to define. While we may not know why two people fall for one another, we can, in many ways, explain the emotions of love.
This concept is the one of a soul connection that goes beyond any sort of time frame or rationale.
The Chinese culture has a name for twin flames that depicts the powerful relationship these two share. According to this belief, a red string of fate is tied around the pinky fingers of those destined to be together, and time can stretch or tangle the thread but, in the end, they are destined to come back together.
In some ways it’s easier to say that this is just another New Age concept that lacks any basis in fact, yet its root is one that is shared across many cultures. We all have another that shares our soul.
This is where the term “finding our other half” comes from.
In Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four arms and four legs, but Zeus, fearing their power, split them in half, sentencing them to spend the rest of their lives searching for their other half. Whether we believe in the concept of finding our other half or not, the theory of being split in half is a belief that reinforces the twin flame union….
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About the author:
Kate Rose is an artist, free thinker, lover, writer, passionate yogi, teacher, mother, rule breaker, and rebel. She can usually be found walking barefoot in the moonlight between worlds with the dreams of stars still hanging in her hair, swaying her hips to the music of life and smelling of sweet bourbon and honeysuckle. She lives for adventure and wakes each morning with the excitement of a new day waiting to unfold at her feet. She truly believes the best is yet to come and waits, with bated breath, to see what it may hold. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, and find more of her words on her website.