As one search leads to another...and then another...and then another, I have found some more information on Twin Flames and the 11:11 Connection. I immediately thought of you my friends and those that are experiencing this same phenomena of the Twin Flame path. Remember if you secretly and passionately feel that you truly want to have true divine love in your life in this lifetime please know that it will happen and the Twin Flame energy will be felt by any lightworker who has been on the path for further development and ultimately self love as you get to love your universe equally. This was all strange to me as I read this information as it has become my exact thoughts before I have even read anything on the subject of 11:11 being a symbolism for the Twin Flame energy...but here I found it in another source beyond my own self.
I will copy and paste all the helpful info, enjoy :)
taken from: http://www.astrostar.com/TwinSouls-TwinFlames.htm
The universe exists within its own laws and principles which can be defined by science, revered by religion, or remain an infinite enigma. One of the universal principles is the law of polarity. Whether it be light or dark; positive or negative; yin or yang; male or female; proton or electron; heaven or earth; sun or moon; Alpha or Omega; God or Goddess, the principle remains the same -- a duality comprised of contrary forces.
The Japanese Philosopher Michio Kushi described in his book ("The Book of Macrobiotics - The Universal Way to Health, Happiness and Peace") that the universal principles operate constantly in the eternal order of the infinite universe. He tells us that "God and Infinity are one in the same. When the name of God is used, it is often misunderstood as a static personality, and when the term Infinity is used, it is difficult for many people to comprehend.
The Infinity/God/Source/All That Is is neither a person nor a phenomenon; it is a universal oneness, embracing everything, every being, every phenomenon and it is the endless universe itself.
The universe does not remain in one state but is changing constantly transforming continuously, transmuting eternally from the beginningless beginning to the endless end. The infinite universe is a process of absolute dynamic change within which countless relative changes are arising everywhere in every dimension at all times.
Yin and Yang are manifested continuously from the eternal movement of one universe. The movement of energy or vibration ultimately appears from these two polar tendencies, yin and yang, which are antagonistic and complementary to each other. In turn, yin and yang are the primary manifestations of One Infinity or the ultimate origin of all phenomena".
Kushi further states that "In the book of Genesis, we read, "In the beginning, God created heaven and earth". Revealing that One Infinity polarized itself into two complementary and antagonistic forces of yin and yang.
Genesis then proceeds to describe the subsequent manifestations or transformations of energy resulting from this polarization, through the stages of vibration (light and darkness), subatomic particles (the firmament or ionosphere above the earth), the world of elements (land and water), finally reaching humanity, as represented by Adam and Eve, the first man and woman". However, according to Kushi, "nothing is solely yin or yang and everything is composed of both tendencies in varying degrees".
It is further verified by the universal yin/yang sign. The yin or dark half retains a seed of the yang or bright half and the yang or light half retains a seed of the yin or dark half.
It is said that each and every soul has a spiritual counterpart or a twin that is their exact polar opposite. When the soul was created it was manifested in a God/Goddess image from the infinite source. One twin polarized to the yin or female side and one twin polarized to the male or yang side.
Each of the twins retained a seed of their counterpart. These spiritual counterparts are linked together throughout eternity. Twin souls or flames embody a deep unconditional love that is eternal, pure and of the highest form.
The love is "divine" in nature and is representative of the love that the universe evokes. It is said that through a gracious dispensation granted by the Creator, Twin Flames from all frequencies are reuniting again in order to restore the Unity of all creations and to collapse duality.
The Twin Soul theory is not a new concept; it has existed for many centuries. Plato discussed twin souls in the Symposium, his philosophical writings on the nature of love, around 385 BC. And the Sufis (Sufism is a mystical tradition derivative of the Islamic religion) refer to twin souls as "sister souls" in the Sufi text.
It is believed by many that humanity is on the brink of a quantum leap in consciousness as our planet ascends from the 3rd dimension to 5th dimension. It is inspiring enlightened individuals to assemble and take responsibility for the higher consciousness and for the Earth.
The Mayans predicted the end of the old reality to commence on December 21st, 2012. The Mayan calendar ends on that date. The famous Edgar Cayce prophesied that by the end of the New Age of Aquarius, we will become a completely telepathic civilization. This is a 5th dimensional state of being. Twin Flames have a special contribution in the unification of the individual and at a planetary level.
The concept of Twin Flames should not be romanticized, as the union exists solely to attain servitude to the planetary, cosmic and universal consciousness. Love that is apparent in the third dimension has traditionally focused on the attention and emotions towards another person and originates on a sexual or personality level; often demanding persistent compromises to make the partnership work.
The Twin Flame union would become a continual unified field with a gateway to the higher dimensional frequencies of oneness, inherently functioning as a single consciousness. It will not be dependent on the talents or vocations of either partner; it is the unit that is commissioned for service, not the individual expression of the unit.
However, before an individual can meet and unite with their Twin Flame there is a myriad of work to enhance the consciousness; such as releasing, healing and becoming an integrated whole. The heart must be strong and resilient through suffering grief, pain and loss as well as experiencing many unified and loving soul mate relationships; which would contribute to the intensity of being finally united with the twin flame.
A love correlation cannot exist in a co-dependent, ego-based relationship or from a perceived 'need' that another person would make them whole and complete. Each half must initially balance their inner male and female energies before they can unite. A powerful resonant magnetic energy field with a flow of total and unconditional love can attract twin flames, invoking a spiritual connection between the trinity or triad of the Divine All That Is and the twin flames, joined by their one soul and eternally allied to God.
When each twin has achieved an equivocal equilibrium and both resonate to an identical vibration of the higher consciousness; the Twin Flame should automatically appear, as the creator has orchestrated the union. It will happen because the Twin Flames have been sealed irrevocably together from the moment of their creation.
Interesting synchronicities can often pave the way to a reunion; which often involve the numbers 11:11 - common in Twin Flame soul unions. Eleven is considered to be a master number and is thought to be the number of the spiritual messenger. Two 'ones' are united to form pillars to the heavenly gate - the connection between yin and yang, female and male. The significance of two into one is the perfect symbol for a Twin Flame.
If Twin Flames happen to meet when they are in a loving relationship or a marriage, it is unwise to disrupt any present connections. The energies must first be dismantled and balanced before the Twin Flames can freely come together. However Twin Flames should continue to work together at an energetic level. Since the Earth is moving ultimately into a fifth dimensional alignment, all Twin Flames would be reunited in other dimensions. The meeting of another Twin Flame calls upon the individual to grow spiritually; heal emotionally, mentally and physically and to look beyond the ego, physical limitations and age differences.
Physical appearance has little or nothing to do with a pairing. Twin souls do not necessarily look alike. Many seem to be complete opposites such as brunette with blond, blue eyes/brown eyes, thick hair/thin hair, large boned/small boned. But the twin souls that do resemble each other seem to have a common ancestry, even if it's only from one side of either family.
It is also common that many twin souls have their sun signs in the same element. The elements and signs are:
AIR: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
FIRE: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
WATER: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
EARTH: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
Twin Souls are destined to meet when a personal planet is in progression to the sun/moon or midpoint on each natal chart. The numbers 6, 9, 15, 24, 27 are frequently part of the birthdays and Twin Souls can often meet on any of those days.
When Twin Flames connect, they generate a vortex of energy that could be seen as a light in the darkness of society's consciousness. With the implementation the whole becomes greater than the sum of its parts: the two create three and the third becomes a very potent force, a force of light and love at an extremely pure level.
The energy combined from both Twins, is different from that of individuals. It is a special offering that the Twins give to each other and expend in their service to humanity. On our planet, out of the darkness light will emanate, illuminated by an increased number of flames. Each flame represents the conscious and harmonious relationship between Twin Souls. As the numbers of Twin Soul couples come together, there will be a multitude of flames; an abundance of light and a profusion of energy on the Planet which would act as a catalyst and help to effectuate the expected breakthrough in consciousness for the evolution of Earth.
Article Source: Kirsten Jones
taken from: http://www.astrostar.com/twinsouls.htm
This page is the natural progression from the Twin Soul Survey we had going from 1997 to 1999. You can read some of the comments taken from the survey.
The Soul Mates and Twin Souls Forum is for those who wish to read and post comments about this subject. Astrologers are invited to join and share their expertise.
These days, many lightworkers are reuniting with their twin flame or twin soul. (See links below for the differences in terms) Because so many of us at this time are "obsessed" with finding our spiritual counterpart, I've gathered some resources that will help us to understand what's going on with this -- why this subject has become a passionate and driving force that overwhelms the most well-intentioned lightworkers who feel we really should be getting on with something a bit more impersonal and universal. This "crazy" feeling is typical of those who are on the verge of finding their twin soul. It's been one of the common denominators of everything I've been reading involving this subject. And the best part is... just when you have thoughts of futility about ever finding "the other," he or she is suddenly there! More often than not, it's when you least expect it to happen, because there's usually something else, another interest or goal sometimes equally (or almost) as passionate that has led you to that person!
From years of intensive and exhaustive past life hypnosis on clients, Dr. Michael Newton, in his book Destiny of Souls disputes the notion of twin souls. Not once did a client of his use the term "twin soul" during a past life regression. Also, when regressed to the time of a soul's creation, clients stated that their soul was not split-off from another soul or flame, as the twin soul theory suggests, but was instead "spit out" from the source as a tiny white light with a group of other little lights, each one unique. Clients do report that they have a "primary soulmate" rather than a twin soul. (This book is fascinating. It's not just someone's opinion but is based on actual research. You might end up changing much of your belief system.)
This is by no means conclusive. There's still lots of information coming in from other sources. We're going through information overload since mid 2000. Twin souls have become a hot topic and the insights are plentiful. Books are being written. Hypnotherapists, psychics, channelers, and intuitives are now being "permitted" access to soul mate information. We still don't know that twin souls is just a concept rather than a reality.
There is no proof that the respondents from the survey who claim to be twin souls really are. Most probably are not. Some might have had a badly aspected Uranus or Neptune transit during the time of meeting their "twin." That would give rise to possible delusions about the relationship. How many relationships have you been in that felt like "the one"?
This is some information about "twin souls" or "primary soul mates" that we've tentatively gathered so far. This info may be revised as more information comes to light:
* Revision: Physical appearance has little or nothing to do with twin soul pairing. Old: Twin souls do not necessarily look alike. Many seem to be complete opposites such as brunette with blond, blue eyes/brown eyes, thick hair/thin hair, large boned/small boned. But those twin souls who DO look alike resemble each other very closely. In all cases studied so far, there seems to be a common ancestry, even if it's only from one side of each other's family.
* It seems so far that many twin souls have their sun signs in the same element. For those who want a quick astrology lesson, the elements and signs are:
AIR: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
FIRE: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
WATER: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
EARTH: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
* The big three (sun, moon, rising) are of the same element or in compatible (sextile) elements. If one person has two fire and one air, the other person does too. They are less likely to be twin souls if, say, one person had one earth and the other didn't.
* Rising signs (might be) the same with the rulers in the same element.
* The moon of one is conjunct an angle of the other's chart.
* One of these seem to be a cardinal rule so far: Sun is conjunct the moon of the other; moons are in the same element, or moons are in the same sign.
* Twin Souls meet when there's a personal planet progressed to the sun/moon midpoint on each natal chart.
* There may be a preponderance of aspects, especially by trine, from the personal planets of one's natal chart to another's Midheaven.
* Many planets of one person's chart fall into the angular houses of the other's natal chart.
* The numbers 6, 9, 15, 24, 27 seem to be involved with twin souls birthdays. Twin Souls often meet on one of those days, too.
* Twin soul relationships tend to be short-lived. These are the reasons that we've seen so far: death, explosiveness from the intensity of being with your mirror, spiritual immaturity of one or both partners, and most often, obligation to an already committed relationship/marriage.
Taken from: http://star.goddess.tripod.com/twinflame2.html
The final division of the soul that took place eons and eons ago could be likened to the separating of a magnet into two separate pieces. Each piece would be predominately one polarity or the other but a residual amount of its opposite essence would always be present within itself. So it is with the divided twin (soul). The masculine half has always retained some of the original feminine energy that the soul first possessed while the feminine half still holds onto a part of the masculine essence it once was united with. Since that time we have roamed around in this incomplete state of being experiencing life after life and relationship after relationship until we decide we've had enough and want something more fulfilling. In order for that to happen each twin must first achieve a balance of masculine and feminine essence within themselves and bring that balanced energy to each other to complete the whole.
Ultimately, each and every one of us will reach a point when a very serious choice and commitment is made... to begin the process of growing and evolving on a spiritual level. As that happens we will rediscover our true spiritual nature and go through an inner transformation that is so profound it will affect the deepest part of our being. At that moment the soul begins to crave completion with its Source in a way that is difficult to describe unless one has experienced it. Part of this craving will be satisfied by reunion with our twin.
The twin-soul concept is not new. Plato described it 2,500 years ago. Here is an excerpt:
" ... and when one of them meets the other half, the actual half of himself, the pair are lost in an amazement of love and friendship and intimacy and one will not be out of the other's sight even for a moment...
If Hephaestus, son of Zeus, were to ask the pair; 'do you desire to be wholly one, always day and night to be in one another's company? For if this is what you desire, I am ready to melt you into one and let you grow together, so that being two you shall become one, and after your death in the world beyond you will still be one departed soul instead of two — I ask whether this is what you lovingly desire?' — and there is not a man or woman of them who, when they heard the proposal, would not acknowledge that this melting into one another, this becoming one instead of two, was the very expression of their ancient need. And the reason is that human nature was original one and we were a whole, and the desire and pursuit of the whole is called love."
When each of us separated into our male and female halves long ago, the soul knew (and still knows) that the rejoining of its incomplete self would inevitably take place... it was part of the divine plan. After that agonizing and painful division took place a deep seated yearning for oneness began to linger within each of us and the desire for reunion and completeness has endured over the ages. Only one other in all the universe can satisfy it. As a result, we are constantly searching for our twin. But the desire for completion doesn't stop there... and the soul also realizes this. What the soul really wants is not only reunion with itself but the original feeling of oneness it had with its Source in the very beginning. This craving for the "First Intimacy" will not stop until it is fully satisfied. We have as long as we want to make it happen... but it will happen.
It would seem that this desire for oneness must be the foundation upon which all relationships are built. Male-female unions have come into being and have fallen apart for thousands of years. However, if a deep, spiritual union with our Source can be established and maintained, the chances for lasting joy and fulfillment becomes more and more of a possibility. It also seems to make more sense that our relationships should be based upon spiritual principals rather than man made religious dogmas which can bring so much fear and guilt into people's lives.
Plato is not the only individual who has given us insights into twin soul relationships. Spiritual writings from the Sufis 800 years ago say that...
"Out of the original unity of being there is a fragmentation and dispersal of beings, the last stage being the splitting of one soul into two. And consequently, love is the search by each half for the other half on earth or in heaven...
As twin souls are so alike to begin with, it seems necessary for them to go their separate ways before they can complete each other. Identity and complementarity are the two driving forces and axes of love... For the complete being there must be a blending of the two."
Even Edgar Cayce, the wonderful "sleeping prophet," spoke about soul mates (twin souls). He explained how in the beginning the "male and female were as in one." In his historical description of Atlantis, Cayce says that as long as several hundred thousands of years ago ... "there lived in this land of Atlantis one Amillius, who had first noted the separations of the beings as inhabited that portion of the earth's sphere or plane of these peoples, into male and female as separate entities or individuals."
All of the information described above suggests that the division which resulted in the formation of two, twin soul halves occurred when we originally entered the Earth's 3-dimensional environment at some point in the distant past to "experience and feel" at this level of reality. Since that time we've apparently lost our way in this material world and are trying remember who we really are. When we do, our adventure within the universe can continue where it left off ages go.
When we finally " wake up" and begin the journey Home to our Source, no longer needing experiences and feelings at the Earth's level of existence, corresponding twins will reunite once again. Male and female essence will blend into in one form, perfectly balanced, totally spiritual, with unconditional love for themselves and others. From that point forward they will remain as one for eternity as they coalesce with other reunited twins to recreate the soul groups they separated from a long time ago. Ultimately, all of us will reunite as the "original One."
Here are some answers and thoughts by St. Germain that address the subject of twin souls:
Q. Are twin flames more like a companion of the soul?
A. It is an identical resonance reverberation of the same frequency within the different (male-female) bodies of energy.
"Within your male soul mate energy essence, there abides a certain frequency that is indeed identical to the same frequency found in the female soul mate energy essence. ...there are identical frequencies existing in the opposite bodies of energy , and these you call twin flames."
"Now, experiencing consciousness within yourself, loving unconditionally that which you are as you exist and abide in your reality at this point in time, creates the resonance within your being that attracts the identical essence within the opposite body of soul energy. It calls it forth and merges with your energy and you with it."
More than likely you and your other half have come together in previous lives and may have already touched at some point during this life time... but if one or both of you were not ready when it happened the experience will have been very intense and electrifying but short-lived.
What's the most important starting point for a twin soul reunion? How do we prepare ourselves for it? It begins with the desire to love yourself and others without any conditions attached and without judgements. Although desire is the starting point, it is not enough. One has to live it... day in and day out as best as possible. Even though our efforts to "live it" may not at the Master level, we need to be well on our way towards doing so or the relationship will suffer. In short, unconditional love is the magical ingredient for building a twin relationship and making it work (this also applies to other relationships we may have).
If two twins are to reunite and then have a meaningful partnership both have to be spiritually ready for it. At that point the Universe will create the special forces necessary to bring them together for another moment in time. However, the search for the other must always begin as a search within each of the twins themselves first before lasting reunion is possible. Each has to discover his or her own individual spiritual nature and potential... and then do their best to live it on a daily basis.
There are no dependencies in a twin soul relationship because the "sense of self" has been developed quite well within each of the partners. To reach that point, a certain degree of internal balance and happiness must first be nurtured and achieved. Then, during reunion, the essence of one simply flows into the essence of the other to create the completeness. There is no effort involved.
It is also impossible for twin souls to remain separated on any kind of permanent basis. When in relationship, they will continue to have have conflicts. However, they will be driven to resolve these conflicts (and any past karma) as quickly as possible. Nothing is left unsaid. Nothing is left to chance. Assumptions never enter their minds. All is out in the open. Neither sits, pouts and wonders who will make the first move at "making up." There are no games. There is no pretending. There is no deception. There is no fear of reprisal because unconditional love is the foundation upon which their relationship has been built. In essence, they can just be themselves. And as each conflict resolves, the bond of love between them takes on renewed meaning and strength. What incredible freedom! Such is the nature of this very divine and profound union.
How will you know you have met your twin? Here are some of the symptoms given by others who have had the experience...
* Chances are you've met through a set of unusual circumstances... totally unplanned and unexpected
* There is an instantaneous feeling that you have known the other before
* You felt an immediate and deep connection for one another
* There is an electrifying feeling between the two of you that words cannot describe
* The relationship is immediate... as though no time had been lost since you were last together
* It feels as though you had never lived before the reunion occurred
* You feel a deep sense of unity that you've have never known before
* It brings on feelings you never thought possible
* The two of you are inseparable
* When you look into each other's eyes time and space have no meaning
* There are no barriers between the two of you... the relationship is a totally open one
* Your conversations seem to go on forever
* The two of you have a strong urge to serve humanity in a deep and meaningful way
* You give to the other and never think of receiving in return
* There is a special sacredness to your relationship that transcends anything you've ever experienced before
* You still have karma with your twin (from previous lives) but the two of you resolve it all with total forgiveness and unconditional love
* Neither one of you are dependent on the other for your sense of self
* There is a real feeling of unlimitedness to your feelings... you have a strong sense of eternity
* Your feelings for each other are very spiritual
* There are no restrictions within the relationship... all is freedom without the need for ownership or control
* The two of you know without doubt that you have been brought together for a reason
* You do not compete with one another nor do you pretend to be other than who you are
* In spite of your sameness there is no doubt you feel a sense of completion through the other
* Trust, patience, acceptance of each other's weaknesses happen automatically
* There is a great sense of purpose and meaning to the relationship
* Your sexuality with one another is a sacred act that celebrates the unconditional love you have for one another
* When you look into the other's eyes you see yourself
* You experience a sense of completeness that is without comparison
There is no doubt that some of the symptoms described above are also common to soul mate relationships. What really sets the twin soul union apart from all the rest is the profound degree of completeness experienced and the overwhelming sense of spirituality unique to them. Twins want to serve humanity in some meaningful way. There is also a very sacred sense of intimacy and feeling of divinely inspired wholeness that one finds within a twin soul relationship. It is not by accident nor is it without purpose.