The Difference Between Soulmates and Twin Flames

difference between soulmates and twin flames
Soulmates: different souls that we encounter on our path that are cut from the same “energetic cloth” as us and are sent to help awaken and challenge us so we can become the best versions of ourselves.
Twin Flameswhen our own “energetic cloth” grows so big with love that our energy splits into two. This other half becomes our Twin Flame. This often occurs over many, many lifetimes. 
The higher purpose of a Soulmate relationship is the growth and evolution of ones own consciousness, whereas the higher purpose for Twin Flames is creating a higher vibration and consciousness for the entire planet through ascending together.
Essentially, Soulmate relationships help us to raise our own consciousness, whereas Twin Flame relationships have the effect of raising the consciousness for the entire planet.
More often than not, you will work with both Soulmates and Twin Flames over the course of many lifetimes.
Everyone has Soulmates but not everyone has a Twin Flame.
This does not mean that a Twin Flame is just reserved for “special people”. We are all souls sent here for a unique, special experience and that experience may include a Twin Flame, or it may not.


Soulmates can be relatives, friends or lovers. Often the purpose of the Soulmate relationship is to help you both grow and evolve into your fullest potential.
Soulmates can come and go from our lives as necessary, but usually their entrance into our lives can feel fated, like we have known them before and that there is a strong bond or connection.
Soulmate relationships can also be romantic, however they don’t have to be.
While we have many Soulmates, we can only have one Twin Flame and often the purpose of this relationship is not just romantic.
Even though a romantic relationship can occur between Twin Flames, the purpose is much, much greater and is beyond this earthly plane.

Twin Flames

When Twin Flames come together, it is often to achieve something on an energetic level to help expand the consciousness of the planet.
Usually when Twin Flames unite, there is a strong desire for them both to create something together that is going to help raise the consciousness of the planet.
It often takes many lifetimes for Twin Flames to achieve this, so it could be possible that you meet your Twin Flame, but are unable to complete your mission together just yet.
Once you have both learnt to master the relationship, you will both ascend together and complete your work away from the physical dimension of earth.
Unlike Soulmate relationships, Twin Flame relationships often don’t focus too much on “challenges” and instead focus more on growth.
While Soulmate relationships can be awakening and can help you to discover who you truly are, Twin Flame relationships are about coming together for the service of others.