Twin flames, soul mates, and karmic attachments, the novelty of forbidden love, and facing the shadow – A Charmed special. 

Phoebe and Cole.

If you are not familiar with charmed, and are interested in spirituality, I seriously advise you to check out a season or two. It explains many spiritual principles, both directly, and through metaphor. 

Long story short, it is based around the lives of three sisters witches, who came into their powers following a prophecy made by their ancestor, that they would be the most powerful force of good in the world – of all time, countering the active forces of evil that exist in the world – light workers much?

Now, Phoebe, the youngest sister, (for the first few seasons, played fantastically by Alyssa Milano), is clairvoyant, and later becomes clairsentient, (an empath). There have been a few incidences over the years in the show that have touched on her being less powerful magically than the others, as her power was the only passive power, though her intensified intuition, and ability to think, and see outside the lines saved all sisters more times than their combined powers put together. Never undestimate extra sensory perception!

It is my strong belief that it is the path of all healers to experience both sides of the spectrum of existence, both good, and evil, for them to understand how they may cultivate balance. And this is exactly the situation that took place with the characters phoebe, and Cole.

Cole, (Phoebe’s lover in the show), was a demon. Despite this, the love that they had for one another, penetrated any boarders, or limitations that they may have faced, including the stigma of forbidden love, which is just the twin flame template. Not to mention the balancing of two opposing energies, igniting an alchemical reaction whereby BOTH are transformed. 

The course of their love found Cole spending some time running away, and avoiding phoebe, whilst trying to maintain his ‘evil’ status, and rid himself of his undying love for her. She however, during this time, determined to save their love, and believing that she could redeem her, continued to pursue him, until alas, his love for her was so powerful, he decided that he did want to change..

Why of course, it was the evil in Cole that attracted phoebe, as it played her a glimpse of her shadow self, and it was the good in Phoebe that captivated Cole, as the same goodness existed within him, whether the two chose to see so, or not.

There is something to be said about the healer, and their path in love. Healers, on the path to becoming a healer must sacrifice themselves on the path of love, they are often met with many soul mates are karmic attachments with whom they share tumultuous, or tragic relationships. This is usually because the healer at this point has many unresolved issues, and they need to see this played out in their relationships, if they are to ever gain insight into their mission on this planet.

To learn love, to know love, you have to experience it in its darkest form. You have to know what must be removed to keep it pure. To keep it, love.

The ultimate sacrifice.


After numerous attempts for Cole to redeem himself, and pursue the path of righteousness, the lure of wrong doing was too strong, and before long, he had returned to the underworld, and to his old ways, except this time.. He took Phoebe with him!

So dark and engulfing was his shadow self, that it dragged Phoebe down also, causing her to face her own darkness, through facing him. It had to be her own choice to return to the path of the light, and the truth, but this was never going to be an easy choice. If she was to return to the light, this would mean releasing her love, sacrificing him, for the cause of the greater good.
Only the strong, only the brave, can dwell in the depths of the darkest love, and rise once again, with a new found understanding, and appreciation for life, for love. In letting him go, she became..

So, was that the end of their love story?

‘I was dead before I met you, I was born the day you loved me, and my love for you will keep me alive, forever.’

Cole about Phoebe Halliwell
No, it was not. 

Cole makes a re-appearance twice, after him and phoebe’s love story has been diminished. Both times, his attempts were to restore her faith in love, to show her that love did not have to be all about love, loss, and fear, the way that it was with him. Such was his love for her, that even after he had no more to offer her, the only thing that he desired was her happiness, whether it included him, or not.

He finally found the peace that he had been looking for. His karma for his deeds was ending up in a vaccum sort of dimension, between time, and space, life, and death. One could say that this was a metaphor for having found balance.

Phoebe also went on to marry a Cupid, the epitome of love. All along her journey was one of love, as a healer, and an empath. She came to know that each love story had offered her something, each love story had prepared her for her last. 


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