Just a glimpse, and then you do everything you can to find that person again
‘Every one of you cherishes the belief that, one day, you will meet that dear soul whose face you know so well. Every now and then you will see someone in the street and exclaim, ‘That’s it. There she is.’ as though the image within you and the face you were looking at had suddenly fused into one. In that instant, your whole life is changed and you do everything you can to find that person again.
When you find her, or him, and speak to her, everything becomes marvellous, you feel life coursing through your being and you make progress in every area. And then, after a period of intimacy, you are disappointed, because you realize that this person is not really the one you were looking for, so you leave her and begin searching again. The same thing can happen a second time: once again you think you have found your twin soul in another being; once again you love her, and joy and inspiration flow within you. But the outcome is the same: once again you realize that this is not the being you have been looking for.
Our twin soul may just visit us for a little while
‘Then it was all a mistake?,’ you will ask, ‘That person was not my twin soul at all?’ Yes and no. It was your other half that came to visit you from the world beyond and who used this person as a vehicle for, very often, the two halves do not reincarnate at the same time. What really happens then, when someone gets this feeling that they have found their twin soul?
From where she is in the world beyond, our twin soul thinks of us, wants the best for us and wishes us to be happy and, thanks to the mysterious bond between us, she senses our aspirations to a higher life, to beauty. So, in order to be with us for a little while, she enters another being. This is why, for example, a woman may suddenly find her beloved in a man; her twin soul has entered a temporary abode in this man and lets her feel her presence and her love, without the man even being aware that he is inhabited.
The twin soul is driven away in horror
However, as the woman (or the man: the same is true for both sexes) usually feels the need for physical relations with the man she has fallen in love with, her twin soul is driven away in sorrow. Obviously, the man makes the most of this error on the part of the woman who has taken him for her twin soul and, gradually, she begins to see that he is a liar and a thief and that her beloved has left her. Perhaps she will come back again in another man.
Disastrous experiences or sacred love?
But the same experience is likely to repeat itself over and over again until people really understand the sacred aspect of love. When this happens, the two halves will really be able to come together: they will love each other, clothe each other in robes of light and dwell in perfect happiness, with no desire to look for less subtle contacts.
They will know that to do that would be to sever the bonds that unite them to the primordial Light. But, before people reach this happy state, they are going to have countless disastrous experiences that leave them saying, ‘I have eaten and drunk all I could; I’m sated and miserable; I’ve never found any joy or happiness in possessing someone.’ It is criminal for someone to have tried all the women in the world and never to have found a lasting illumination. But human beings are content with such fleeting illuminations.’
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov,
Complete Works Volume 14, Love and Sexuality
Chapter 19, Twin Souls