If you’ve watched the Netflix three-part series on this controversial online community, you might be wondering where Jeff and Shaleia Divine are now—and if they’ve faced any criminal or civil charges—considering the group has been accused of exploiting vulnerable people looking for love in exchange for money, potentially thousands of dollars.
Twin Flames Universe touts itself as a spiritual concept rooted in the belief that there is a counterpart for everyone’s soul, known as a “twin flame.” Proponents of this concept believe that twin flames are two halves of the same soul, split before birth and destined to reunite in this lifetime to achieve spiritual enlightenment.
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The Twin Flames Universe community, led by Jeff and Shaleia, offers teachings, courses, and guidance to help individuals on their journey to find and unite with their twin flame. They emphasize the significance of healing oneself, addressing past traumas, and achieving self-love as essential steps in preparing to meet one’s twin flame.
“In our digital era, why not turn to the internet to find your soulmate? Enter Jeff and Shaleia, the leaders of Twin Flames Universe who sell online classes that guarantee harmonious union with your destined partner,” Netflix said.
“From the Emmy-nominated filmmaking team behind Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult, comes Escaping Twin Flames, a three-part documentary series that pulls back the veil on Twin Flames Universe, a controversial online community that preys on people looking for love. With exclusive access to former members, the series reveals the horrifying stories of coercion and exploitation surrounding Twin Flames Universe – from encouraging stalking behavior to manipulating gender identities. The series also documents the active efforts of family members to rescue their loved ones from Jeff and Shaleia’s web.” With all that said, here’s where Jeff and Shaleia Divine are now.
Where are Jeff and Shaleia Divine now?
You might be surprised to learn where Jeff and Shaleia Divine are now, after everything they’ve been accused of. The Netflix docuseries’ note at the end of each episode also references the Farmington Hills police department’s 2020 investigation. According to the note, the department was “unable to determine that any crimes took place in Farmington Hills” and forwarded their report to the FBI for a review of “possible federal crimes.” To date, no criminal charges have been filed against the couple related to Twin Flames Universe.
Jeff and Shaleia are residing in Michigan with their daughter, Grace Violet Divine, who was born in April 2023 according to a blog post. Jeff wrote about “manifesting” Grace years before Shaleia became pregnant. “The first work we put into the house was painting the nursery pink, so we could be ready for Grace. So we could make a place for her in our lives and hearts. We did not desire someone else, just her,” he wrote/ “We used the principles we teach in Twin Flames: Romance Attraction E-Course (Sign up for our free 8 lesson intro course for a 50% off coupon.”
How did Jeff and Shaleia respond to the Netflix series?
Twin Flames Universe founders made the following statement on their website, defending their group and mission. “Our primary objective continues to be the development of a community that is both diverse and inclusive, joined together by common values, principles, and goals. Those who enter our community and become students are treated with love, acceptance, and support. This will never change, and we continue to love those who have moved on and wish only the best for those who ultimately decide to follow their journey elsewhere.”
“Our organization is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of experts, including PhD researchers and educators from around the globe, all coming together with unique experiences and backgrounds. Each of us has dedicated ourselves wholly to ethical conduct and the welfare of our community.”
“We’d like to emphasize that our educational content and methodologies are tailored to provide a unique path for both personal and spiritual development and fulfillment. We recognize our methods may not align with everyone’s unique beliefs or needs, and we honor the freedom of individuals to explore other options they feel best elevate their spiritual well-being. We are devoted to ongoing refinement and welcome meaningful conversations with all interested parties.”
“We take seriously recent allegations implying we wield inappropriate control over our community members. After a careful review of both media coverage and recent productions, we are saddened that so much effort has gone into taking swipes at an organization and community founded on love and mutual respect.”
“The allegations levied against Twin Flames Universe not only distort our true aims, methods, and curriculums but also misrepresent the autonomy of our community members, who are free to engage with our resources as they see fit. We are committed to confronting these allegations in an open and accountable manner.”
The statement concluded: “Twin Flames Universe will continue to foster an atmosphere of open discussion. We welcome constructive feedback, as these are crucial for mutual growth and understanding. Our unwavering commitment is to maintain a secure, respectful, and uplifting space for anyone who wishes to join or engage with our community.”
Marina Zenovich, director who created another Twin Flames Universe documentary, this time for Prime Video titled, Desperately Seeking Soulmate: Escaping Twin Flames Universe, observed to Variety that “taking a group like this down is really hard because everything is done so secretively. But who knows? Maybe this will. Unless I’m mistaken, there are no laws that can help cult survivors. I think that’s really the next step with something like this. Instead of shining a light on all these different groups, it’s about lawmakers writing a bill that protects people (involved in cults) because they have no protection.”
Escaping Twin Flames is available to stream on Netflix.
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