We are split from our Twin Flame at birth when the soul that unifies us divides into two distinct threads expressed through our physical, mental and emotional minds on the physical plane.

We are linked inextricably by destiny.

That link is often described as a silver cord.

The silver cord extends from our heart chakra and out through our chest, stretching through the spiritual plane and connecting with our Twin Flame’s heart chakra.

This cord is guarded by destiny (or divinity, guardians, there are many words describing the same thing) and is eternal and unbreakable.

It exists for the purpose of ascension. We are so inextricably linked to our Twin Flame because they are our path to unity and oneness.

For this reason, the silver cord that connects the heart chakras of Twin Flames can never be severed.

Not in this lifetime. Not in the next.

Difficult Times

This can cause real heartbreak when the Twin Flame relationship is difficult and painful.

This intrinsic connection that we share with our Twin Flame means that we cannot escape the destiny we share, and where the relationship is tumultuous and painful, we can feel betrayed by fate.

These are the times when we want more than anything to sever that silver cord that seems to tether us to our pain.

But we cannot. Our Twin Flame is too vital to our soul journey for the universe to allow us to sever that cord.

But destiny knows the pain that we experience in being so connected to a relationship that is at once dysfunctional and visceral, and the silver cord holds the properties that allow us to at least alleviate that pain.

The cord is, in a way, elastic.

It allows for push and pull, for a more significant distance between Twin Flames.

So while we cannot sever that silver cord, we can for a while pull away from our Twin Flame. Often, in fact, we are supposed to.

Because while the Twin Flame relationship is core to our soul journey, separation from our Twin Flame is a part of that journey too.

If we find that our relationship with our Twin Flame is too painful, too much to handle.

It may be that we still have lessons to learn elsewhere, that we have other karmic debts to pay before we can fully commit to this relationship.

And that is okay.

But we must always keep in mind one simple truth: the Twin Flame relationship is eternal, the cord will never be severed.

In fact, it will tend to pull us back together, bringing us to a closer connection whenever we need support in moving forward in our soul journey.

What that does not mean is staying in a relationship with our Twin Flame, romantic or platonic, when our inner self-tells us that it is damaging.

Destiny does not want us to be used, abused or exist in constant distress. Twin Flames will reunite in this life or the next; there is no doubt.