This morning I answered a question on Quora that I feel I should share on here.
Question: What is union in twin flames?
Reading all the answers to this question, there seems to be many definitions of Union. So I will give you mine and you can decide for yourself what resonates.
Union is the complete merging of two into one. At it’s simplest, here on the physical plane of reality, Union is sexual intercourse because two physical bodies cannot physically become one any other way.
Union on the spiritual planes is also when two become one only it is via the energy body. This process is much more complex because it happens in stages for those in physical bodies. The stages are necessary and happen as the individual clears away the programming from this and other incarnations, heals the trauma they carry from these lifetimes and becomes whole and balanced within themselves.
At the very highest levels (some call these dimensions) the two are already One. But as the individual in the body grows in awareness they can tap into this connection little by little until from 3D up to 4D to 5D etc, etc. Eventually, the highest level is reached (some call this Enlightenment).
Both individuals do not have to do this at the same time, for in the highest levels of consciousness we are all One (meaning beyond twin flames – ALL of humanity). Once someone surpasses 3D and 4D they have the potential to achieve spiritual Union with anyone else who has also reached beyond these levels.
Union in Spirit is a continuous process as one advances (ascends if you choose to call it that). Some say that when we die we reach the end but my feeling/belief is that we continue even after death on the trajectory we were on in life. Ascension, therefore, builds upon itself from lifetime to lifetime (and in between) until we reach the final “level”, Oneness with the Creator/God/Source/I AM/ALL.
What is Spiritual Union like? I have experienced it many times (like I said it happens in stages). It feels like you are no longer you as you were but an expanded version of yourself. Not only do you feel your partner’s experiences, emotions, thoughts, etc. but you also experience humanity’s experiences as a whole (in small doses) and the Collective’s. In the moment of Union time does not exist. The present moment is all there is. The two individuals coming into Union are forever energetically connected after the event in a way that is beyond comprehensibility in human form.
After a Union event a person is changed and it can takes months to recover. It feels, at first, like you are destroyed/decimated, and in a sense you are because it tears away all falsehoods and you are left to piece together what is left. It forces you into Truth.
So, for those who feel they have met their “twin flame” and are fully enamored with the belief and experience of it, this explanation may be hard to swallow. If you stay in 3D and 4D, though, then your twin flame journey will remain as you now experience it with only the one – for “good or bad”.
But it should bring hope to those who are struggling with the twin flame idea and experience because, if they so choose to work on themselves, then Union with another (many others in fact) is on the horizon.