The ascended masters teach that not all of the beautiful and soul-fulfilling loves are those of twin flames.
There is also the love of very close, kindred souls called soul mates.
Elizabeth Clare Prophet on Soul Mates
“A soul mate is different from a twin flame. Soul mates share a common mission and comparable stage of spiritual development. They come together because they are working on the same type of karma and the same chakra simultaneously.
So soul mates have an attraction that is based on the sacred labor and on the path of self-mastery.
A soul mate is like the echo of oneself in Matter working at the same task to fulfill a blueprint for God.”
Saint Joseph and Mother Mary – Soul Mates
Mother Mary and Saint Joseph, the parents of Jesus, were soul mates sharing the responsibility for nurturing the Christ within their son. Both of their twin flames were in the octaves of light holding the balance for their mission.
Many people today who are still balancing karma, but who are on the spiritual path, find themselves drawn to their soul mates for the fulfillment of a shared dharma or sacred labor.