My understanding of the difference between soulmates and Twin Flames (or Twin Souls) has turned some pretty sharp corners in the past 2 years. I was and am happily married to Ed Oakley – my soulmate, the perfect man to be my life partner, when I met Mallku in the Andes. He is a spiritual guide and leader as a shaman in his path. I am spiritually developed in my new age way as a channel and teacher. I was made to know, in an unarguable way, that he is my Twin Soul. I do not doubt that truth. Does that mean I’m supposed to be with him? “No way”, my personality asserts.
One of the reasons why Twin Soul meetings are inexplicably powerful is that they are rare. You may be hundreds of lives developing on your own before you again cross paths with your Twin. When you meet, all of your lives, lessons and gifts merge into your Twin and his into you. It is much like the blending of diverse genetic material of the mother and father in a fertilized egg.