Every relationship (twin flame or otherwise) has low points and high points, and a lot of the same feelings are present – the difference is certainly the intensity. We recently looked at the twin flame separation stage and how intense that can be – but the twin flame runner awakening can be a whole other beast.

We’ve already talked about the running stage to death. To the point that I’m pretty sure people are sick of me talking about twin flame runners – but that’s a tough stage for both twins, so it’s the one we do get asked about the most. So, I thought it was time to look at the twin flame runner awakening.

What happens, what to do, and what are the signs?

Waiting For your Twin Flame Runner to Awaken

Warning: Don’t get caught up in just waiting for your twin flame to ‘get it’. I’ve looked at why one person is the awakened twin flame and one of the biggest mistakes I see is waiting for this stage to just end by itself. If you feel stuck in your journey to union then take a few minutes to tell me about your path so far and get a twin flame reading.

By far, the toughest stage is when you are waiting for the runner to ‘come to their senses‘.

I’ve said it before (and there’s little doubt I’ll end up repeating it). The separation stage doesn’t always happen, but it’s pretty common. The twin flame runner isn’t trying to hurt you intentionally, and there are a bunch of reasons for them to be running. In the long run, it can even be a good thing and lead to the two of you being together sooner.

The twin flame runner awakening may take from months to years, but sooner or later, they will come back to you. During the separation time, you are not the only one with the thought of your twin flame in their minds. They are also thinking about you every day.

I know this generally begs the question, ‘But why are they running then?‘ but there is a reason for it.

Let’s look at one of the more common issues. Should you spend your time thinking about them and waiting for them to return (not that you always have many choices)?

Let’s first scratch the surface of what you are asking. Is it counterproductive to continue to hope and fantasize about your twin flame awakening? The answer all depends on how much hope and fantasy you allow yourself to have. Hope and fantasies occupy the same rubric as dreams, and dreams are a wonderful thing, but eventually, you must wake up and take action in your life.

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.

Albus Dumbledore
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The more you stay from your twin flame, the more you fall for them. This is the purity of this bond, and nothing is in our hands when we are in a twin flame relationship. Every relationship has ups and downs, and the same is true with twin flame relationships. It doesn’t matter how much you try; there will be a phase when either one of you tries to run away from the relationship. This is a part of the relationship, and this phase will definitely come.

But, the best thing is the twin flame runner awakening by the end of this hard phase. There are times when things don’t work out, and people part their ways. However, things are a little different in twin flame relationships.

Yes, there will be hard times, and they will part ways, but not for long. The separation period could last for months, and in some cases, it could last for years. But this period will end someday, and they will both get back together.

When we talk about the twin flame runner awakenings, there are several factors that are involved there. Let’s look at the things that make the runner realize what he has left behind in life.

Twin Flame Runner Awakening: Reasons to Get Back Together

Not Finding Love Again

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In many Twin Flame Runner stories, the runner tries to find love again but isn’t able to love anyone else. This is because once you meet your twin flame, no other person will look as attractive as your other half. It will be like looking into a mirror and finding the same habits as yours. You will find everything in that person that will make you fall in love with him.

But you won’t be able to find the same qualities in anyone else. Also, even if you find another person who looks right at first, he wouldn’t stand a chance against your twin partner. At this point, the twin flame might realize what he has left behind. This could be the start of the twin flame runners awakening.

We’ve looked before at false twin flames and how easy it can be to mistake them for a real connection. This only really applies before you meet your twin flame physically. Once you’ve been hit with that kind of feeling, you’ll instantly be able to tell them apart.

Not Wasting Time

It might not be too difficult initially, but living without the twin flame will get harder with every passing day. But he won’t find any other person attractive. This will be because of the fact that he might not be ready to give it another go, but his soul and heart will always belong to his twin flame. Once you meet your twin flame, it becomes impossible to get attracted to someone else. This could awaken the runner and encourage him to go back to his other half.

It is possible for a twin flame journey to fail in this lifetime. When we make this kind of rare connection, we should take advantage of it. It’s important to make the most of these connections and try to make it to a union.

Not Finding Peace

Another reason for the twin flame runner awakening could be the lack of spiritual calm. When we try to fight destiny, we end up hurting ourselves. We don’t realize we can’t change what is destined to happen.

But we don’t give up either; we try our best to make a change. In the end, we end up realizing that these powers are beyond our control. The same happens to the runner, who doesn’t find peace in anything. It becomes difficult to find inner peace. This is where the runner realizes that moving away is not an option.

Not Finding Happiness

When twin flames are together, they stay happy no matter how life treats them. They grow together and find every difficult situation with courage.

But, when they are not together, happiness is hard to find. The same thing happens to the runner as well. The twin flame runner’s feelings are the same as that of the chaser. The only difference is that the runner tries hard to stay away.

However, it could awaken him when the runner doesn’t find happiness in anything. He won’t find happiness in staying with his family or doing what he likes. This is where he will realize that his life revolves around his twin flame partner.

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Signs From the Universe

I often tell people they shouldn’t wait for a sign from the universe when it comes to a twin flame journey. I’ve seen people waste time doing nothing to further themselves down their spiritual path and use the excuse of waiting for a sign. However, while I don’t suggest you should just wait for it, there are certainly signs you can notice when the awakening is drawing near.

Getting signs from the universe could also be a reason for the twin flame runner’s awakening. He could keep running to his other half again and again. Twin flame runner symptoms could play an important role in his awakening. The same symptoms that he experienced at the very beginning of the relationship could play a role in awakening him. The runner could keep seeing the other half in his dreams, and this could happen often.

Moreover, the runner could feel the pain of the chase even though they were not together. This pain of his partner could make him come back. This is the most common reason for the awakening of the runner.

Well, these are the reasons for the awakening of a twin flame runner. This is how destiny works; you can keep trying, but you will end up where you are destined to be. The runner realizes that he can’t fight destiny, leading to a new start for the twin flames. Both the partners love each other and express their feelings to each other clearly this time. This makes their bond more special and stronger than ever.

The Role of the Chaser in the Twin Flame Runner Awakening

The chaser also plays an important role in the awakening of the runner.

However, his role isn’t as direct as one might think. The runner needs to realize these things on his own, and the chase should give him space. The only, yet the biggest thing that the chaser needs to do here is to give the runner time and wait for him. It will be hard, but the best thing is that the runner will come back to him.

We know that the separation period in a twin flame relationship is inevitable. However, the duration of this period could be shortened if both partners make the right decisions at the right time. If one person is feeling insecure, the other should try to encourage him and then wait for him to realize things on their own.

But WHEN Will They Awaken?

Oh, the amount of messages I’ve had about this. When will the twin flame runners stop bloody running?

Firstly, and this will probably come as no surprise to anyone, there’s no 100% set answer here. I can’t give you a number to set your countdown by because it isn’t a matter of time. It’s a matter of being ready – which happens at different stages for everybody.

Think of it as a preparation stage. Something needs to happen for both of you to be happy, and both the chaser and the runner are doing what they need to do to find each other in the end.

Signs of a twin flame runner starting to awaken can vary wildly. But a few common examples from one of our readers:

  • They start to enjoy solitude and being more drawn to nature and loving towards animals…
  • They start to show signs of empathy towards humanity.
  • The way they see the world start to change in an open-minded way.
  • They express more self-love and try to accept themselves as they truly are.
  • Using more cute and heart emojis.. lol (she never really did that before).
  • Posting spiritual-related quotes, following groups and pages related to it (this is more common in this age of social media).

Like I always say, no two twin flame journeys are ever entirely alike so these are just examples remember. You may see some or none of these on your own path.

What SHOULD You Do?

The risky part of all of this is that when the chaser (that’s probably you in this situation) continually tries to get the runner’s attention and convince them to stop running, it can be counterproductive. It can push them further to flee from this internal conflict they’re trying to resolve.

As they’re beginning to show signs of awakening, it’s important for you to be available to them without rushing the intensity too much, too soon. Tell me about your journey together so far if you need more specific guidance.

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Manifestations of Twin Flame Runner Awakening

Twin flame runner awakening is a transformative process marked by distinct signs and significant emotional shifts. This awakening can prompt the runner to reassess their reality and undergo an energy shift that aligns them with their twin flame.

Awakening Signs

  • Intensified Sensitivity: You may experience heightened intuition, guiding you toward synchronicities that relate to your twin flame.
  • Recognition of the Bond: A clear understanding of the connection with your twin flame might surface, overriding past denial or confusion.

Emotional and Psychological Changes

  • Positive Energy Shift: Emotions such as joy and inspiration may replace previous negativity, indicating an internal energy shift.
  • Altered Reality Perception: Recognizing the twin flame relationship can alter your perspective of reality, bringing a deeper sense of purpose and connection.
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Experiencing the Awakening

When you undergo a twin flame runner awakening, it’s a deeply personal evolution marked by profound changes in empathy and self-understanding, as well as a newfound grasp of unconditional love.

Empathy and Self-awareness

Awakening heralds a significant increase in empathy.

You may find yourself more in tune with the emotions and needs of others, especially your twin flame. This surge in empathy is often coupled with heightened self-awareness. You begin to reflect on your actions and motivations, leading to a deeper sense of self-love.

Understanding and accepting your strengths and weaknesses becomes a crucial step in your journey.

Understanding Unconditional Love

The concept of unconditional love comes to the forefront during this stage.

You start to love without expectations or conditions. This love goes beyond mere affection or emotional dependency; it is an all-encompassing acceptance of your twin flame. Through this process, you learn to love yourself unconditionally as well, appreciating your worth and shedding self-judgment.

This love transcends the romantic and becomes a powerful, selfless force that drives the twin flame connection.


After struggling with my own twin flame journey for many years I became (I'll say it) almost obsessed with the twin flame journey and this path of self-discovery and improvement.

Now after sharing the stories of thousands of people going through their own journey I want to share my own thoughts and the patterns I see on twin flames.

I'm wary of speaking in absolutes on a subject like this. There's too much that any of us will really ever *know* (at least in this lifetime) so my opinions are based on my experience and the experience of those I speak to and who share their stories with me.

There are no two journeys that are ever going to be entirely alike but when you see enough of them, you do see definite patterns emerge.

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