Posts Tagged ‘soul mates’

Soulmates

June 20, 2012
Soulmates two hearts entwined within a single rose

Soulmates two hearts entwined within a single rose

Soulmates two hearts entwined within a single rose.

Paulo Coelho has a lovely discussion of soulmates in Brida.

Brida

January 9, 2011
Brida

Brida

Choosing a path meant having to miss out on others. She had a whole life to live, and she was always thinking that, in the future, she might regret the choices she made now.

“I’m afraid of committing myself,” she thought to herself.

She wanted to follow all possible paths and so ended up following none. After her first romantic disappointment, she had never again given herself entirely. She feared pain, loss, and separation.

These things were inevitable on the path to love, and the only way of avoiding them was by deciding not to take that path at all.

In order not to suffer, you had to renounce love. It was like putting out your own eyes not to see the bad things in life.

Ever since time began, people have recognized their true Love by the light in their eyes.

“When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.”

“Don’t bother trying to explain your emotions. Live everything as intensely as you can and keep whatever you felt as a gift from God. The best way to destroy the bridge between the visible and invisible is by trying to explain your emotions.”

“But how will I know who my Soulmate is?” Brida felt that this was one of the most important questions she had ever asked in her life.

“By taking risks” she said to Brida. ‘ By risking failure, disappointment, disillusion, but never ceasing in you search for Love. As long as you keep looking, you will triumph in the end.”

Nothing is completely wrong. Even a broken watch is right twice a day.

Posted by Paulo Coelho on his blog as his Character of the week.

Brida is the real life story of a young woman learning the Tradition of the Moon.

For my lovely friend and soul mate Sian who I am missing.

Also see

The Pilgrimage

The Alchemist

By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

The Witch of Portobello

Oh Aleph

Anam cara – soulmate

November 25, 2010

“Anam cara” (Ananchara) is a Gaelic word that translates as “soul” friend (soul mate). Anam cara is a partner of your soul, an equal who discuss problems and share advice with you. The ancient Celts often practiced the ritual of Anam Cara to formalize friendships in the same way that marriage rituals formalize the bond between lovers.

When we lose our soul mate we die inside!

Celtic Friendship’s Prayer

In the eye of the Father who created me,
In the eye of the Son who purchased me,
In the eye of the Spirit who cleansed me,
In friendship and affection.
Through Thine own Anointed One, O God,
Bestow upon us fullness in our need,
Love towards God,
The affection of God,
The smile of God,
The wisdom of God.
The grace of God,
The fear of God,
And the will of God
To do on the world of the Three,
As angels and saints
Do in heaven;
Each shade and light,
Each day and night,
Each time in kindness,
Give Thou us Thy Spirit.

Music: Lumen Naturae by Corciolli.

Also see

Brida

People come into your life for a reason

October 5, 2010

People come into your life for a reason. They bring joy and happiness, sometimes they make us cry, sometimes they hurt us. Sometimes they are there for a season, sometimes they move on, sometimes they are there for a lifetime.

Music is from Tomiko Native Spirit.

For my lovely friend Sian who I met a year ago, though at times it seems like a lifetime.

Also see

Brida