The love experienced between two reunited twin flames is like a wild beast.
It cannot be captured. It is impossible to understand. It cannot be tamed. Instead, it burns brilliantly with an insatiable form of intensity that is both exhilarating and formidable. Love experienced between twin flames is like Sacred Fire: it burns you to ashes, but it also forges you into a new being, like a Phoenix rising from the dust.
While each twin flame relationship is unique and cannot be simplified, there is a general pattern that tends to emerge at these unions. As a person who has been through a twin flame fusion, I know how overwhelming (and even terrifying) that experience can be.
I would have loved to read an article on common twin flame signs when I was going through such a disorienting experience. But then I didn’t know anything about twin flames or their meaning. So here I would like to give you what I was missing: an overview map that can help guide you and determine where you are now.
Major Twin Flame Stages
Twin flames are said to be creatures that help our souls complete. The ancient Greek philosopher Plato first created the idea that souls “divided in two” eternally yearn to find their “other halves.” Today we still have this idea of ‘finding our other half’, but sadly we believe that it is imperative that we find another person to be whole.
Please note that while twin flames help us to experience unconditional love and grow tremendously as human beings, not all of us find our twin flames and we do not all need twin flames to feel whole.
Stage One – Yearning for “The One”
In this preparatory phase, you have spent your entire life in “That One” who does not yet exist in your life. You have the strange feeling that someone perfectly shaped like you is “out there”, but you’re not sure exactly where or when he will appear in your life. Although you sigh for your twin flames, you feel like they will appear to you at some point.
This phase is also sometimes devoted to “preparing” for the arrival of the twin flame on a subconscious level. In my case, I had to learn to love myself before I knew mine. For others, this stage of preparation involves the development of self-awareness, discovery, and understanding.
Stage Two – Glimpsing “The One”
At some point you may briefly glimpse your twin flame. Whether through a dream sign, or through a real life encounter, suddenly the Beloved can be felt. The result is profound. Astonishment, joy, fear and drunkenness soon follow.
For those of us who are cautious, the result is a persistent sense of intense curiosity and a desire to get to know the person better. You don’t know what it is exactly, but this person is very special. Like me, he may even feel that this person will play a very important role in his life, even before he knows them well.
Stage Three – Falling in Love
If you fall in love with this person, you will fall in love very, very hard. You’ll fall harder than you’ve ever fallen in love with anyone, and the impact will take your breath away. In fact, as you get to know your twin flame better, you will fall more deeply in love with her.
As a result, it will be difficult for you to stand with both feet on the ground. You may feel disoriented, in love, and “different from yourself.” He may even try to resist the attraction, but will eventually come to terms with the reality that he is very much in love.
Stage Four – The Fairy-Tale Relationship
When the two of you finally make your feelings known and get into a relationship, life will feel like a fairy tale. Your relationship with them will be perfect in every way.
It will seem that your twin flame is meeting all your needs and everything that you have always wanted. This taste of “paradise” is what the adult twin flame relationship looks like after the next stages of confusion.
Stage Five – The Runner and Chaser
As tensions mount, it is common for one partner (or sometimes both) to withdraw emotionally or physically and “walk away” while another partner pursues a cat and mouse game. Sometimes it involves emotional closure and silent treatments.
Other times it implies physical separation and in extreme cases the definitive termination of the relationship. In this phase, 222 angel number soulmates undergo a trial by fire. While some relationships endure and grow strong, others collapse. As I said at the beginning, this all depends on the moving maturity of each partner.
Sometimes a couple leaves for many years and then comes back, to repeat the cycle again. The fighter, on the other hand, is usually the more mentally and emotionally mature partner of the two, and tries to fix everything and correct it.
Stage Six – Surrender and Dissolution
Once the shadow of your relationship has been revealed, you may experience a period of surrender. After so much fear, suffering and provocation, they are both beginning to open up about their hurts and insecurities. At this stage, it is common to experience a lot of ego dissolution and soul expansion.
As the ego relaxes, powerful lessons are learned about the nature of oneself and the nature of the “other.” As you begin to learn to cope with your differences, the maturity of your relationship grows deeper and therefore stronger.
It’s normal to go through phases six and seven often during your 333 angel number relationship.