When we meet our twin flame we instantaneously perceive this moment as a magical coincidence.

Well it is not. It is what Carl Jung distinguished as a “meaningful coincidence”. When we encounter such a union the first step is to realize the importance of this opportunity and the ability to explore its potential. When we become aware of this gift we may also consider it as a result of personal development not only through this lifetime but also from previous experiences.

At the first stage of a union both parties either simultaneously or at different times become conscious about the importance of this union and may perceive this experience as fate. When the first part of this is over both partners may start to become more reserved and insecure, having the tendency to look at reality from more of a personal, egotistic perspective rather than a shared one built upon the solidarity of emotional expression. For more details, read the following article.

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Stage Two: The Test

In this stage, the honeymoon period of the relationship is over. While there is still much swooning over each other, the Self begins to emerge within each personality, and within each twin. There is less and less “us” and “we” conversations, and more and more “I” conversations from one or both twins. In many cases this is when the other twin begins to fret, because they are twins and can feel this pulling away. This would be the time when pressure to commit, or establish what society considers a conventional relationship such as marriage or engagement would be broached. Conflict is inevitable because this is the test. Both twins are being forced to evaluate what their love is, and what it should be.

The primary purpose of this stage is to test the commitment level of both twins on the validity of this unconditional love. So there will be a lot of past pain cropping up with both twins, and both will have to deal with it individually in their own unique ways, according to their own unique purpose. See, even though both twins are heading in the same direction as far as love is concerned, they both each have their own individual lives, karmic paths, and journeys to follow. Clean karmic paths will be required for both twins. This test then will be for the twins to learn individually, while simultaneously. What karmic housekeeping needs to be done?

Stage Three: The Crisis

The crisis stage is an uncomfortable one, not going to lie. At this point, one or both of the twins realizes that their karmic housekeeping needs a LOT of work. Or all of a sudden those synchronicities stop coming, or their faith is tested, or any amount of life crises could hit them all at once and suddenly love is the last thing they can think about. This stage is ripe with fear and anxiety for both twins. Remember, one always feels what the other is feeling. Dreams will become nightmares, and you may even communicate with each other through your dreams. Information that you are too afraid to leave with each other until this time will be revealed by each other in your dreams as well. In this stage, fear takes precedence and is very seldom fought through. It eventually leads to a crisis and a turning point, and often the first of many breakups for this couple. The purpose of this stage then is for both twins to individually take stock of their role in the making and the breaking of the unconditional love bonds.

During this stage is when both realize those bonds can’t be broken, and most twins realize that they can’t live without the other. That’s another reason why this stage can be so painful. The living without each other is inevitable, and important part of the process, but some may not even want to ever see this person again, but they know when this crisis occurs that there will probably be nothing they can even do to stop that. It’s a heavy feeling to realize you are with your soul mate when life just isn’t convenient for you to do so. So the purpose of this stage is to experience the level of pain required to understand deep love. The upside? If you didn’t hurt this badly, enough for two people experiencing heartbreak at the same time, then it wouldn’t be a soul connected and destined love.

Stage Four: The Running Stage

And here we have one of the most common stages of them all, and one that most people that have identified their twin can identify with. Many people confuse this stage with the crisis stage, but the running stage can not occur without the crisis first. This will certainly feel like a crisis point for both twins however, although they both have been feeling the pinch of this union for some time. In this stage, one twin can’t handle it and runs. The ego is fearing annihilation here with the thought of a possible union, it can look like commitment phobia, emotional unavailability, there are a lot of terms for this experience. For the twin that runs, a deep seeded pain rises up, and many of their worst emotions do as well. Anger, punishment, defiance, defensiveness, judgement, and the most painful one of all, resistance…

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