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©May 18, 2012 by Gabriella Hartwell
When you become aware of your twin flame, when you encounter your twin physically, you are softly, yet firmly nudged, and consistently so, into a spiritual awakening, into a deeper understanding of the truth of unconditional, eternal love and union. This calls you to look into the mirror, literally and figuratively, at who you are, to acknowledge all of the false perceptions of who you are, to profoundly FEEL all of those pieces of you that you have been holding onto that are NOT you, and to release them. What I mean by *who you are*, is love. You are pure, unconditional, eternal, divine love. All that is thought to be in the vibration of love but is rather in separation needs to be witnessed, seen for what it is, and let go of. Meeting up with your twin flame brings you constantly, in each moment, into a higher expression of the divine energy of love that you are but to represent and express that love with yourself, with your twin flame, with others that come along your path, with all that is, IS entirely up to you, AND how you do that is entirely up to you. I’ve talked about soul agreements in where your soul along with other souls that are in your life right now, souls that have been and souls that will be in your life, gather before physical incarnation into these human bodies to discuss what you will experience in this lifetime, including your challenges, your accomplishments, your contributions to the world. You decide, along with these other souls, when you will meet, what you will do and create together, what you will heal from and learn. This is the reason why there are no mistakes, and all of our challenges are opportunities for soul growth.
So you have met your twin flame. Now what? Some of you are single, some of you meet your twin while he/she is in a soul mate relationship, some of you are in a soul mate relationship, some of you have experienced your twin transition out of body form, some of you have been sharing spiritually and in dreams but haven’t physically seen your twin flame. What now? Union is *you and I as one.* Union is always present. Union always is, just as your love for your twin flame always is. By now, you have probably heard the phrases, “we are all connected,” and “we are one.” Well, that sounds nice but what does it mean? First of all, what are you? You are not your body. You are spirit, or you could say soul, but I like to use spirit because it emphasizes so much more than your soul. When a body dies, the spirit continues on, to love more, to experience more, to bring all of the learning within the particular body that has died into the field of *all that is* and therefore bringing all of the awareness to everyone. If you are still in a human body when this happens, your consciousness benefits from all of this awareness, as this is part of evolution. Ok, so in order for us to have adopted those phrases, our consciousness, individually and collectively, has reached a point to understand the deeper aspects of our oneness with all that is. BUT, we are now asked to not just hear and speak those words but live it, love it, be it. If we are being this union, then we see that all is connected with *all that is* and there is NOTHING that is not part of *all that is*.
How does this relate to what to do now that you have become aware and know your twin flame? Twin flames are meant to be the embodiment and full expression of this truth of unconditional, eternal love and union that is. For so long, we have been living in separation yet attempting to be in union, in our relationships and throughout our creations in the world. At this point, twin flames are needed. Twin flames are needed to remember their love, to recognize each other, and to act upon that remembering and recognition, so that the world, individually and collectively, will remember also the truth of unconditional, eternal love and union. Eternal is *always* for the love has never NOT been, it is always and all ways there. Unconditional love is love without any conditions, restrictions, expectations, limitations, judgment. Union is the truth of your connection with all that is and your beloved, *you and I as one*. It is for you to remember it…reunion is *remembering you and I as one,* remembering union. As you remember this, you become this union in every moment, in every relationship, as you know that your love shared right now is not separate from the eternal love you hold for your twin flame nor from the love that is *all that is*. Love shared and expressed in any moment spirals into the circle of love all around the world, just as the awareness from a spirit that leaves a body goes back into the collective consciousness. This increases our capacity, as individuals and a collective, to love, to love deeper, to more thoroughly understand the true essence of unconditional, eternal love and union.
Knowing that you are not separated from your twin flame, the love that is you, your twin flame and all that is, you start to see loving and being in a whole different way. You begin to see that as you look at a flower lovingly, you are loving your twin flame. As you pet a puppy feeling that connection, you are loving your twin flame, etc. and then this increases as you love your soul mates along your path, yet it includes EVERYTHING and all love. The twin flame love and awareness of it is meant to open and expand your heart into the truth of what love IS. It is unconditional, eternal and shared with *all that is* in each moment.
So how are twin flames to be this living embodiment of this love to and for the world? By being that love in each moment. BUT in order to do that, you need to acknowledge all the ways in which you perceived love and relationships before NOW, and let it all go. Remember, we have been playing at union for so long in the vibration of separation, and as you can see, it has not been working. Love that is unconditional, without any restrictions, limitations, judgment, conditions, expectations, is love, pure and simple, always there to be give and to receive. (Beloved = be love and be loved). This love does not put rules on a relationship, there are no roles to play, you are just meant to be, and to be in love as you then be in love (be in that love vibration) with your twin flame, in each moment, with everyone and everything that comes along your path. By “with your twin flame,” I mean however that looks and feels like right now because you are never without your twin. You are meant to give and receive love as you can now, without conditions, restrictions, limitations, etc.
I want to touch on pain, on hurt, for this emotion comes from separation. Many of you who are in soul mate relationships express that you do not want to hurt your soul mate by expressing love with your twin flame. Can you see that feeling such is coming from a belief that the love you hold for your twin flame is separate from the love you have for your soul mate? Such feelings as jealousy cannot come up if you see that all love is connected and therefore never withheld from you. Such words as “mine” cannot fully be understood through the eyes of love because what is yours is mine and is part of *all that is.* We are sharing, and loving together, increasing the vibration of unconditional, eternal love and union for us all. Feeling that you cannot truly be yourself because of fear of hurting someone else, or fear of not receiving love because of speaking your truth, is not loving yourself or your partner. Remember, unconditional, eternal love and union has no conditions, expectations, limitations, restrictions or judgment. If there is an action of such, it is in separation (there is an emotion, a belief, a behavior of such) that sees love and yourself as being separate from love and others. You are connected to everyone and everything else, *all that is*, and any love shared is shared with *all that is.* Therefore, you are giving and receiving love and connection all the time. You encounter your twin flame while in another relationship or vice versa, to offer all of you who are involved the many opportunities that such a situation offers to witness and recognize the beliefs, behaviors, emotions of separation so that you can, ALL OF YOU, move into the vibration of unconditional, eternal love and union. All of the different dynamics and ways in which twin flames are connecting now are meant to show the world what this love truly is. Therefore, twin flames most often do not just meet and then go into a romantic relationship (however this can happen), being together “happily ever after” for that is the old paradigm of relationships. A lot of times, twins meet, go deeper into their own individual spiritual transformation while connecting along the journey, and then come back to share in the deeper vibration of love. We are transforming the perception and actions of what love looks like. As you be love and be loved in each moment that arises for you to do so, as you react, respond, be and love through the way of reunion (remembering union) you are becoming the embodiment of the truth of unconditional, eternal love and union. You show the world that love is, as it always is, and it cannot be contained in a box to be expressed and shared in only one way, with rules and roles. Hopefully, at this point, you understand that you are not meant to focus on the next moment of what the expression of love with your twin flame will become but rather to share in the love right here and now how it is. If you have decided on a soul level, before incarnation, on when and how you would meet, then things are the way they are for reasons, and you now have free will with how you will share and express that love with one another, while allowing yourself in each moment, the open awareness for you to remember your souls intention with your twin flame in this lifetime. All of the different dynamics and ways in which twins are encountering each other and sharing in love are ALL beautiful as none is better than another, for ALL of them offer all of the souls involved AND the world, the representation that love knows no boundaries, this love is within the heart and spirit, beyond control as it cannot be understood just through the mind, but rather felt from the heart/spirit and then merged with the mind.
I feel a need to share with you some of my personal journey to bring all of what I’m sharing into an *example* for you and for the world as this is what my journey has been for, as all of yours are. I was aware of my twin flame energetically ever since I was a young girl, and had the awareness of him, his essence, the combination of our energies together. I also knew that music, words and creation is so important for us, sharing our love as we create together within our love to share it with the world. I had a sense that I would meet him when the time was right and never doubted this. I knew that I would recognize him and I did. It was in 2007 that I encountered his physical form. At that point, I thought that I was on my way towards him, which I was, but in the meantime I came across a soul mate in 2008. When I first met this soul mate, I could not deny that there was a deep connection, however I resisted my feelings at first because I had so much love for and knowing of my twin flame, our love, our reunion and what we would offer the world. Nonetheless, I was guided to share love with this soul mate. However, I NEVER kept things from him. Right from the start, I told him of the love with my twin flame and what my intuition has given me to know of our eventual reunion in all ways. I have been sharing with him throughout these years since and it has been a journey as he has had to release the ego/separation in his thoughts, his feelings, his actions in sharing love while he knows of my connection and love with my twin flame. I have had to do the same for as much as I cared for him, my heart and body desired to be with and share love with my twin flame. Both of us had to release previously held notions of love on so many levels and many layers of shedding for us to be present in the NOW to be love and to allow ourselves to be loved. What this has done is pushed us into the vibration of the beloved energy, knowing that we are truly here to be the embodiment of being love and being loved. This is the energy of complete merging with your twin flame. Throughout our relationship, my soul mate and I have physically separated many times, and come back together. Each time, we released more and more of the perceptions of seeing love and relationship through the eyes of separation and into the knowing, the deeper understanding of union. At this point, we are truly *best friends* as we share it all with each other. He knows of his soul connection with my twin flame and is so excited to embrace him physically soon as we are all soul family, and all of the love within us is for *all of us* and the world, enhancing love for all. Going back to your specific soul agreements before incarnation – see I was not aware that on my path towards my twin flame, I would be encountering and sharing with a soul mate. I also was not aware at the beginning, why I felt compelled to share and be with him if I felt this knowing and love with my twin flame. Yet now I understand how I have grown in my understanding and realization of what the truth of unconditional, eternal love and union is, how becoming aware of and meeting my twin flame propelled me into this deeper spiritual awakening towards our path of service in and to the world, and how my connection/love with my soul mate fits into it all.
I could have been afraid to share the truth of my love and knowing with my twin flame to my soul mate (and vice versa) yet what would that have been for? I would have been living in secret, not truly loving because I wasn’t able to be who I truly am, nor allowing my soul mate (or my twin flame) to be who he truly is, nor would I be “challenging” him and myself to grow through the perceptions, beliefs, emotions, actions of separation into the truth of the unconditional, eternal love and union that is. Remember, that you did not choose to have relationships with other souls for the purpose of being and loving in fear (which is separation) of what would happen if you created a bump on the path. For it is in what we can perceive as challenges, that offers us the opportunities to grow in deeper love and awareness of those challenges as part of the journey into a profound experience of unconditional, eternal love and union. If we walk a line of trying to keep things smooth, we risk feeling constrained and limited as we are also limiting those souls we are sharing with. All things are perception…so even seeing something as “smooth” is a perception. When you change your perception on it all in each moment, everything has the chance to shift. All change and all shifting can feel unpleasant as you are going through it (believe me I know) yet the rewards are out of this world, literally. We are in this world to move out of this world, to bring ourselves back into this world while we are still out of it. In other words, we are merging the human experience with the spiritual sight. We have a human experience, we bring the spiritual sight in, and then we see the human experience in a whole different way. This is what the twin flame love, connection and encounter is all about. We are transforming the way we see love and relationships, the way we be in love, the way we are in love and as we do that, we offer another example to the world. For in doing this, we bring all of us into the truth of unconditional, eternal love and union, which is, as it has always been. We just merely have to see it, but to see it, we chose to have the human experience to FEEL the separation and the union as we experience it, basking in the separation, to move into the vibration with the *experience* and the *vision* of union. When we do it this way, we understand that union is all there is, and the separation is only there if we perceive it. Once we shift our perceptions into union, our whole state of being and loving changes. What is left, is union because union is all there is.