Thank you for your question. I specialize in Twin Flames and soulmates and have been in union with my own Twin Flame for a long time so I'll try to help.
Twin Flames Purpose Explained Simply:
Twin Flames are two halves of the same soul incarnate in two separate human bodies. They are technically one soul and twin flames are extremely rare. The purpose behind twin flames existence in the first place is their divine mission. Twins are drawn together in the interest of the divine mission and engage in their mission together. That mission combines with the other missions of Twin Flames as a collective which in turn raises the universal vibration which results in universal unconditional love, peace and healing. If you're unsure what your mission is, it will reveal it's self. So don't worry.
The Twin Flame DIVINE MISSION leads the masses back to truth and origin. This is the aspect that directly results in raising the universal vibration resulting in the universal healing process.
Twin Flames Versus Soulmates:
Everyone we meet in life, however how briefly, is a soulmate for us. Even the person who asks you for the time on the street is a soulmate. There are different types of soulmates and twin flames also serve as soulmates for others as well. The types of soulmates range from karmic to teaching to healing and most soulmates present with multiple purposes in our lives such as healing/teaching. ANY SOULMATE can become romantic in nature.
Twin Flames SHARE A CHAKRA SYSTEM versus soulmates who connect to one another. While soulmates are ALIKE, twin flames are COMPLIMENTARY. Twins are like 2 pieces to a puzzle that only contains 2 pieces. Like 2 perfect mirrored compliments to one another. Twins share their chakra system however in the 2 separate human bodies.
Twin Flames and soulmates have multiple purposes. Twin Flames also have their respective missions. While soulmates get to enjoy all of the passion and romance and fun life has to offer while processing through their ascension, twin flames tend to primarily focus on their divine mission. There's a romantic aspect of the twin flame union which comes as a by product of the divine mission. Again, if you're uncertain of what your mission is or your life purpose if you are a soulmate reading this, it will reveal it's self.
Twin Flames are again, like ideal mirrored compliments. One will posses all of the ABC traits while his partner will possess all of the XYZ traits. Perfect mirrored compliments like 2 pieces to a puzzle: one half female energy and the other half male energy.
The Twin Flame Soul Being:
During the 1st incarnation the twins so to speak are ONE whole soul being, either a male or a female. In the 2nd incarnation the twins are the opposite of what they were in the 1st incarnation: either a male or a female, again. Once they've been incarnate in one life as a male and in a subsequent life as a female, the twins embark in the 3rd and final incarnation. During this, the 3rd and final incarnation the soul is split into the two halves: one half male energy and the other half female energy housed in the 2 separate human bodies.
During this, the 3rd and final incarnation the twins embark as 2 separate people in their 2 separate human bodies to find one another and come into union — again, for the purpose of the twin flame Divine Mission.
The twins embark simultaneously on the twin flame journey to twin flame union. There's a long path and a short path to twin flame union and I always recommend choosing the shorter path. It saves time, energy and effort.
The Twin Flame Journey To Union:
Twin Flames embark on the journey to union together. There's a general template to twin flame union. There's many phases and aspects which all assist in the ascension process for both twins, respectively. The phases of the journey include the runner and chaser phase of the journey which runs concurrent with the Separation phase of the journey and the dark night of the soul at which time it ends, the journey to twin flame union comes to the close resulting in union for the twin flame couple.
The purpose behind twin flames is the divine mission. To lead the masses back to truth and origin. This has to do with esoterics a bit but primarily the mission it's self with creation. Truth. Origin.
What Happens To Twins After Death:
Once we have achieved our soul evolution here in this incarnation to the creator's satisfaction and have fulfilled our purpose or divine mission, the physical body dies. This is only an aspect of soul evolution. The soul travels back with its knowledge and wisdom gained through soul evolution and ascension experienced during this incarnation to the creator. The unconditional love and peace of the creator embraces our soul being. IT WAS UP TO US TO RECEIVE THIS SOUL EVOLUTION AND WISDOM DURING OUR INCARNATION. If we lack something we are sometimes sent back (reincarnation) however it's said that we have only a limited number of incarnation through which to do so. Others believe we have infinate incarnations. And then, there's the twin flame who is on the 3rd and final incarnation.
At death, the soul reunites with the creator as one whole soul being. If one twin's mission is fulfilled and they die first, that soul part reconnect with the other soul part once they have both completed their mission. Once both have completed their mission here in this incarnation, and the physical bodies die away, the soul parts unite as one similar to the way tbey meshed as one here in this lifetime.
Following Universal Signs To Union:
Twin Flames always come into union for the purpose of the divine mission. There's a long path and a short path to twin flame union and I always recommend choosing the shorter path. The mission must be completed and the fastest way to union is to accurately and correctly follow the universal signs received.
Most become stagnated during the Runner and Chaser Phase of the journey because of misinterpreted signs which leads to a kind if limbo like holding pattern. It's not difficult to reverse the energy and create the necessary shift to achieve twin flame union. But many remain stagnated or they become stagnated with their counterfeit twin also known as the false twin flame.
Every twin flame I've ever come across achieved union when they stop misinterpreting the universal signs as what they “feel” they mean and start following the signs…kind of like following a road map or GPS to a destination: twin flame union.
I hope this helps! I wish you the very best of luck during your journey and ascension process!