Connecting to the nervous system of another person?

Question from a customer:
Has anyone heard of a phenomenon that lets one person connect to another person and feel his or her pain, smell what he or she smells, feels what he or she feels, and hear his or her thoughts even from a million miles away? Kind of like connected like twins.

Answer from TSW Staff:
The experience you're describing is a known phenomenon. Some people have that kind of connection with their Twin Flame, though not everyone uses that term to describe it. A twin flame may or may not be someone you're in a romantic relationship with, and they're more of a psychic mirror than a soulmate; through that connection you may be able to experience each other's thoughts and physical sensations. According to this blog, remote touch is common among twin flames, especially when the brain is open and relaxed.

Another method for this kind of experience could potentially be via astral projection, in which you enter a relaxed, semi-hypnotic state and your mind/spirit can leave the constraints of your body and travel to other places. It's possible that you might be able to physically affect someone with whom you have a close connection while in this state. Distance doesn't make a difference to the astral body.

High-level Reiki practitioners are also able to send reiki energy over distances to provide healing, so someone with reiki training might be able to experience a physical connection to others from a distance, though reiki also has very specific rules about what is an appropriate use of the energy.

Multiple studies have examined whether we can affect others physically from a distance and with new discoveries in quantum physics (such as the phenomenon of quantum entanglement) this is becoming more well understood, or at least more widely accepted as possible! Of course, many people have known for millennia that it was possible, and it's only now that scientific understanding is catching up with ancient wisdom.