These are excerpts taken from a book called "Twin Souls" by Patricia Joudry and Maurie D. Pressman, M.D.
Found this book in the freebox right before I left Crestone and picked it up the other day and cried as I was reading it on how true and spot on the info is. It helped me release quite a bit. They use the term twin soul in the same manner that others use the term twin flame or twin ray. They are trying to explain the deepest connection that we have with another being on a spiritual level. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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It is truly a meeting of souls in a dimension far beyond the physical. Soul love pours down through all the levels of being, illuminating the mind, purifying the emotions, engaging the body in sacred sexuality.
There is a new consciousness, a greater closeness to God, the origin of the love. In returning to each other, the twin souls aid the whole in returning to the Source.
Emotional conflict is hard for anyone to bear; for twin souls it is unendurable. Being so much a part of each other, they feel the others hurt even more keenly. One heart breaks for the other. They must end the others pain in order to heal it within themselves. The emotional dynamics of the twin soul never allow the feeling "let him suffer."
Twin souls are obligated to seek resolution, and quickly. Laying aside pride and ego, they summon the courage to face their own truths and relentlessly seek the root of the problem. Nothing is left unaddressed. Instead their relationship is strengthened by differences. As they return after a clash, love surges in them anew. They flow toward oneness to their limit while retaining, as they always will, their individual selves.
Conflict will arise over and over again; it is part of the cycle of nature, and of the growth process. With each cycle, twin soul love is strengthened. Growth is twofold: they grow closer in oneness, and together grow upward. Gradually the conflicts become fewer, and their growth centers around their inner work, each aided by the other.
Twin souls have karma's that are intertwined throughout eternity. In living apart, twins have been accumulating and working through their karma in preparation for their coming together. As to the individual karmic debts brought to the union, they will help each other discharge them....
Twin souls are responsible for each other in a way that is closer, though not different, from the manner in which we are all responsible for each other. At root there is no such thing as separate karma, only degrees of the joy or pain that follow from our choices.
Proof of twin-ship accumulates through the process of retreat and return, as symbolized by the interlocking rings. As the twin souls find that they do not break apart, indeed cannot, their bond passes through the stages of alchemical purification. Faith permeates their consciousness-faith in themselves, in each other, and in the universe.
Inevitably there will be conditions of stress between certain twins, causing temporary disruption of their life circumstance. Twin souls can live on opposite sides of the world and continue in oneness of being. The two rings can stretch infinitely without breaking. Twin souls are called upon to meet every kind of conflict.
They may meet at night on spirit levels, in dream life, and, as consciousness expands, in previously inconceivable visionary and transcendent encounters in the higher worlds. They travel to each other in their astral and mental bodies. Their mental powers and love capacities increase, with influences flowing back into their daily life and work. Deprivation spurs the higher mind and soul to vigorous exercise of their gifts. That is the compensation for their temporary separation.
When twin souls join, they generate a vortex of energy that may be seen as a light in the darkness of societies unconsciousness.
It is rather to each others spiritual growth, recognizing that spiritual growth is their purpose on earth and everything else must serve that.
All the vows that a human being can make cannot prevent the spiritual path from exploding through and breaking those vows if the spirit must move on. It is appropriate for spiritual partners to remain together only as long as they grow together.
Their separation had forced their souls to break through the boundaries of time and space. Once broken, the boundaries could not contain them again. An ascension was taking place within them both, in accordance with the purpose of twin-soul love, which is advancement, upliftment, the transmutation of the lower to the higher. They were learning to use their subtle bodies to acquaint themselves with the temples of the spiritual life, wherein ecstasy is the rule, not the exception.
Love among group soul mates can be extremely powerful, duplicating in many ways the love between twins. The strength of love-energy among group members is, we believe, paralleled by their placement in the group.
The two pairs of twins that were the last to separate from each other are very closely related: they are next-of-twin. When they meet in human incarnation, their love is second only to the love of twins.