For every emotion we feel there is a multitude of words to describe them. When it comes to love, there are different types; such as, romantic love, familial love, etcetera. The human mind seems determined to not let things just be and is always naming and categorizing everything. The type of all-consuming, spirit and earth shattering type of love that is rare has come to be known by many names: twin souls, twin rays, twin flames, and even soul mates. It is understandable that there be confusion as to which term actually belongs to this strange type of love.
Twin Souls, Twin Rays, and Twin Flames are all the same thing. Twin rays/flames/souls are each other’s perfect counterparts. What this means is complicated and does not necessarily denote an easy and harmonious relationship.
Twin Souls and Soul Mates are NOT the same thing. Soul mates are not each other’s existential and primordial counterparts. Soul mate relationships are comfortable, flowing, like you’ve known each other for years. Many who discover that soul mates are abundant and not the reality-breaking type of relationship become depressed and disappointed. However, that should not be because soul mates can last a lifetime and can encounter each other lifetime after lifetime.
I always say this: Soul Mate love is not inferior to Twin Soul love, just different.
The Near Twin is the nightmare of those exploring the twin soul topic. The Near Twin is the darkness that haunts the twin souls and the thing most writers of this topic avoid. The Near Twin is a close match to a soul, so much so that it can be confused for that actual match. The Near Twin relationship is volatile, true opposites of each other yet somehow closely related. But don’t let the heaviness of this topic fool you into thinking that the Near Twin is evil or a negative. Each relationship is different, with different lessons to impart and different challenges to overcome. These types of loves and relationships are all deeply valuable to the evolution of the soul; how we view them affects what we gain and in turn either creates or breaks a cycle of repetition.