Throughout history, there has been an incredibly strong presence of romantic love in human history. Depictions of this have taken many forms – from ancient mythological stories like Helen of Troy to ancient history, such as Cleopatra, to more recent stories like Romeo and Juliet, human history has been infatuated with the idea of romantic love between a man and a woman.
Modern research tells us that the strong impulses we feel towards some people are merely neurochemical pathways that regulate social attachment in the brain. Chemicals such as oxytocin and vasopressin are released in our brain, which cause strong feelings of attachment, happiness, and love.
However, my theory (and it’s not just mine) is that there is more to it than just brain chemicals, neurotransmitters, that tell us who to love and how much to love them. I think our souls have a connection, sometimes called a twin flame, to certain people we meet throughout our lives.
The idea that our souls have lived past lives isn’t new – it’s a major belief held by religions worshipped by millions of people throughout the world.
The idea of having a twin flame or soul mate actually originates thousands of years ago. The fact that it’s still prevalent today, and the language of a soul mate is still used in numerous cultures and languages, speaks to how connected human beings are to past lives and to soul mates.
Twin flames are people you may feel an instant connection to who will play an important (although not necessarily long) part in your life. You will learn from them, grow from them, and they will help you evolve to your highest self. Twin flames can often be a romantic connection, but may also be a mentor, friend, or relative. What’s interesting is that there are similar stages all twin flame connections go through upon finding each other.
One of the most well known scientists who has collected thousands of case studies of children who spontaneously remembered their past lives is Dr. Ian Stevenson. Some of the case studies he analyzed include children with the ability to speak languages they had no access to, describe rooms or situations that they couldn’t possibly have known about (like the operation of a WW2 fighter plane).
Therefore, the belief that romantic love exists for a reason we don’t necessarily understand, and may never fully understand, is aligned with my beliefs. When we look at ancient religions along with the current scientific evidence, it’s a logical conclusion that deserves more attention and further research.