Love is hard. It brings up a lot of intense feelings. Oftentimes, our deepest insecurities and doubts become amplified by our lovers.
In many spiritual circles, there is a concept of the “twin flame.” The twin flame relationship is meant to be one of our greatest spiritual teachers. Unfortunately, shadow soulmates have many of the same hallmarks as twin flames. Because people do not know what shadow soulmates are, they end up going down bad paths.
A shadow soulmate looks a lot like a twin flame. Shadow soulmates resonate on your lowest vibrations. They teach us what we need to walk away from.
The hardest part about shadow soulmates is they are difficult to tell apart from twin flames. The relationships between shadow soulmates and twin flames have a lot of the same hallmarks. So how do you know the difference? Let’s find out.
What Is A Shadow Soulmate?
A shadow soulmate is someone who resonates on your lower frequencies. When two shadow soulmates stay together, they become the worst version of themselves.
Shadow soulmates are here to teach us an important lesson: not everything you want is good for you. In fact, many of the things you desire are actually quite bad for you. A major part of your spiritual path is knowing when to walk away.
How Are Shadow Soulmates Like Twin Flames?
- Both shadow soulmates and twin flames feel an instant connection
The thing about shadow soulmates is there absolutely is a soul connection made. That’s why they feel so magnetic. There’s a part of you that feels seen by this person. It’s just that the part of you that feels so seen isn’t a good part of you. In fact, the reason shadow soulmates are so magnetic is because we often do not examine our own shadows. When we integrate the shadow, shadow soulmates lose their appeal.
Twin flames feel a similar instant connection because they are a duplicated soul. Whether they are old souls or new souls, twin flames are the same soul twice. They are often described as “two halves of the same soul,” that isn’t true. Think about identical twins: neither one of them is half a person, they are two whole people with identical DNA.
- Both cause insecurities and doubts to amplify
Since twin flames have identical souls, they have exactly the same trigger points. Everything in a twin flame relationship is amplified, good and bad. While people romanticize the idea of twin flames ending up together, a lot of twin flames ultimately choose different partners. Remember the example of identical twins: it’s very common for identical twins to choose different hobbies, jobs, and lifepaths.
Shadow soulmates also amplify doubts and insecurities because you’re vibing on your lower frequencies. Shadow soulmates bring out the worst in us. Twin flames have the potential to work out, even if it’s rare. Shadow soulmates are actually pretty good at holding the psychic bond together, to the spiritual detriment of the people in it.
- Both have trouble letting go
Are you sure that the ex that keeps popping up is your twin flame? Shadow soulmates are great at sensing when you’re about to turn a spiritual corner, and they will show up to sabotage it. Shadow soulmates hate it when you move on. The soul bond you share dissolves as you ascend, so they instinctively try to pull you back to the shadows.
Twin flames also have trouble ending their toxic relationships. This is because they’ve met their soul twin and wonder, “how could I ever be loved by a soul that isn’t exactly like my own?” For twin flames that are both willing to do their shadow work, a lasting relationship is possible. However, learning to love a soul that is unlike your own teaches your soul curiosity.
- Both connections feel deeply spiritual
Both twin flames and shadow soulmates are spiritual connections. A twin flame mirrors your soul. A shadow soulmate illuminates the parts of yourself that need to be recognized, but not fed.
Every person we meet is a key that unlocks a part of our soul. Shadow soulmates are there to teach you when to shut the door.
How Do I Know The Difference?
For the most part, you don’t. This is why we do not recommend people do their own love readings: people are bad at them! You want to go to a professional if you want a reading on your love life.
This isn’t because you lack psychic abilities. Even professional love psychics go to other professionals when they want a love reading. It’s like cutting your own hair: you can probably do an ok job, but there are just certain angles that only another person can see.
If you don’t know whether this is a twin flame or a shadow soulmate, get a second opinion.
The Passion Burns On
Shadow soulmates are tricky because they have the same hallmarks as twin flames. However, while twin flames have potential, shadow soulmates inevitably turn toxic. This is because the spirit guides use shadow soulmates to test you. You need to be willing to walk away from your lower self in order to meet someone who vibes with your higher self.
We want you to find a healthy love. If you’re not sure of the path that your relationship is on, a love psychic can help you find your way.