Have you ever met someone and felt an instant connection?
That you immediately felt like you had known them your entire life?
If you have, you might feel like twin flames recognize each other right away – the connection is so strong, after all, that it’s hard to miss, right?
But the story isn’t that simple. Twin flames don’t always recognize each other right away, and I’ll tell you why:
Some twin flames recognize each other upon first meeting one another
There are definitely some twin flames who recognize each other right away.
Some have even said that they felt like they had known each other before in another lifetime.
You see, they will meet their twin flame and instantly feel drawn to them, without knowing why.
They will understand things about this person that they can’t possibly know.
They will feel like they have known this person before – like they are soulmates.
The twin flame connection will be so strong that it can’t be denied.
Some people describe it as if coming home, their soul is suddenly on fire and at peace at the same time.
Others don’t recognize their twin flame right away, even if they feel a strong connection there is no denying the fact that the connection is not immediate, and that it takes time to build up.
It’s important to understand why these things happen.
No matter how you spin it, it’s an incredibly powerful and rare connection.
But twin flames don’t always recognize each other upon first meeting one another.
Some twin flames don’t recognize each other at all, and others don’t recognize each other for years after meeting each other.
Though it may not seem like it, there is a realistic, normal reason for this.
Why twin flames don’t always recognize each other right away
Why doesn’t every twin flame recognize each other right away?
Some twin flames don’t actually know about the concept of twin flames in the first place.
They may have never even heard of the idea before, or they may not have any interest in it.
There could be many reasons why a twin flame wouldn’t have any knowledge of the twin flame concept:
- Their culture may not have a concept of twin flames.
- They may have been raised in a non-spiritual household.
- They may have had negative past experiences with spirituality and/or energy work.
- They may be completely uninterested in anything to do with spirituality.
As you can see, there are many reasons why someone wouldn’t have any idea what the twin flame connection is.
The most common one, and one that you might encounter on your path to finding your twin flame, is that they simply don’t believe in the concept of twin flames:
Some twin flames don’t believe in the concept of twin flames
On the other end of the spectrum, there are twin flames who do know about the twin flame connection but don’t believe in it.
This can happen for a few reasons: A twin flame who is skeptical about the twin flame connection may be afraid of getting hurt.
They may not believe in the idea of twin flames, but they may feel a connection with you nonetheless.
Though it’s not a romantic connection, they may be afraid of you getting too close to them because they fear that you’ll get hurt like a romantic partner would.
Another reason is that a twin flame who doesn’t believe in the idea of twin flames may be in denial about their feelings for you.
They may know that they feel a connection with you, but they may not want to acknowledge the fact that it’s a romantic connection.
They may believe that they’re not supposed to feel this way about you or anyone else.
A twin flame who doesn’t believe in the twin flame connection may also just not be aware that you feel a connection with them.
They may not even recognize that you feel something for them.
Now: there is nothing wrong with not believing in this dynamic at all, it doesn’t mean that you can’t have a good relationship.
It becomes a problem when the person who believes in twin flames keeps pushing their ideas onto their partner, which can, in turn, cause the runner-chaser dynamic:
The “runner” and “chaser” dynamic
Some twin flames have a “runner” and “chaser” dynamic.
In this situation, one twin flame is the “chaser” and one is the “runner.” The chaser twin flame is the one who feels the initial connection, while the runner twin flame is the one who doesn’t recognize that connection.
The chaser twin flame may feel like they’re constantly chasing after the runner twin flame, trying to get them to acknowledge their feelings and/or the connection that they feel.
The runner wants even more space and to run away more, while the chaser keeps chasing harder.
Both of these roles are super unhealthy and the result of a lack of communication.
It’s important to be open and honest with your twin flame about how you feel.
As you can probably already tell from the way I described this dynamic, forcing the idea of twin flames onto your partner is not very smart:
Forcing this idea onto your twin flame can be a very bad idea
Some twin flames have the idea forced onto them.
This happens when someone close to them knows about the twin flame connection and expects them to feel it too.
If a twin flame’s partner knows about the twin flame connection, they may try to force the runner twin flame to acknowledge it.
This can be very damaging.
If you know about the twin flame connection and know that it applies to your twin flame, it’s important to be patient.
You can’t force the runner twin flame to acknowledge their feelings any more than you can force them to fall in love with you.
You see, the concept of twin flames is just that – a concept.
It is a way to describe a certain feeling, but that doesn’t mean that you necessarily have to follow it.
The thing is, the idea of twin flames can be beautiful, no doubt about it, but a few of their ideas are quite toxic.
For one, you don’t need another person to feel whole or complete – you can do that for yourself.
Secondly, there is no need to force your feelings on someone else.
If you feel something for someone, share it with them, but don’t expect anything in return.
In the end, the twin flame connection is a beautiful thing and it’s true for some people.
But you still need to be realistic that maybe it would be healthier to simply have a normal relationship with your partner.
Justin Brown does an amazing job at pointing out why there are also dark sides to the idea of twin flames in his video:
After all, you can believe in twin flames if it makes you feel good, but you don’t need your partner to believe in it, too.
To understand how to healthily be in a twin flame relationship, you need to understand the connection:
The twin flame connection
The twin flame connection is a romantic connection between two people who were meant to be together.
It’s a connection that is so strong, so intense, and so deep, that it’s almost impossible to ignore.
It’s a connection that can last a lifetime and beyond, and it can be incredibly hard to find.
Twin flames aren’t supposed to find each other easily, but they are supposed to find each other.
The twin flame connection is so powerful that it can be felt on an energetic level.
It can be felt in one’s heart, in their gut, and on an energetic level. This connection often feels like an intense magnetic pull between two people who are meant to be together.
Now: for some people, this will be a magical spiritual experience, while for other people, this will simply be deep love!
The thing is, there is no right or wrong here, it’s simply a matter of interpretation!
Now, if you truly think that you are twin flames, you might be wondering how to recognize this other person:
How to recognize your twin flame
The twin flame connection is something that you have to feel for yourself. No one can tell you that you’re in a twin flame connection.
You have to feel it for yourself. You can feel the twin flame connection when you’re around your twin flame.
You may feel a rush of love and warmth when you’re in the same room as them; you may feel like you’re home.
The twin flame connection is an intense feeling, but it’s not something that you should feel pressured to “figure out.”
You see, the twin flame connection does not have to be a confusing situation – it’s supposed to be easy.
Essentially, it is like being in love with someone who feels safe but like an adventure at the same time.
In our YouTube video below, we explain 10 signs to tell if someone is your twin flame:
Now, if you want to figure out how to have a healthy relationship with your partner who doesn’t recognize you as their twin flame, keep reading:
How to healthily approach the concept of twin flames
If you’re in a twin flame connection, you should feel incredibly lucky.
Loving someone like that is something that you should cherish.
Being in such a relationship is not extremely difficult.
It’s something that you don’t have to force or put a ton of effort into.
It’s something that’s supposed to come naturally to you, and it’s something you don’t have to worry about losing.
However, as with any relationship, there will be effort and communication necessary to make it work!
There are some things that you can do to help you approach the twin flame connection in a healthier and more positive way:
- Don’t force your partner to believe in twin flames
- Try to avoid pressuring your twin flame to acknowledge the connection. Every person is different, and they may need time to process things in their own way.
- Try not to get too wrapped up in the idea of twin flames. Yes, they’re a super rare and special connection, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to spend your entire life with your current partner.
- Understand that you are still your own person and you don’t need your partner to be whole
- Try to remember that you don’t have to be in a romantic relationship with your twin flame. They can be your best friend or your soulmate.
- And most importantly, try to relax and be patient.
Now, I know that some of these points might sound strange to you, like not getting wrapped up in the idea of twin flames.
The thing is, modern spirituality has twisted certain concepts in a way that has become quite toxic.
Not only will getting lost in these concepts hurt you, but it can also sabotage your other relationships!
In this eye-opening video, the shaman Rudà Iandé talks about how unhealthy certain beliefs can be, and how to approach these spiritual concepts in a much more grounded way.
The thing is, there is nothing you can’t believe in, as long as you make sure that you are grounded while you do so!
If you want to have a healthy relationship both with yourself and your partner, click here to watch the free video.
Now, you might want to know how to keep that relationship alive:
How to maintain a strong connection with your twin flame
As I’ve mentioned before, you should try your best not to get too wrapped up in the idea of twin flames.
Yes, they’re a special and intense connection, but they’re not the only connection you can have with another person.
In the end, whether you have found your twin flame or not, the action is always the same:
- communicate clearly with your partner
- state your needs and try to meet your partner’s needs
- really listen to what they have to say
- appreciate their existence
- cherish every moment with them
When you do these things, no matter if that’s your twin flame, soulmate, or the love of your life – you will be okay.
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