After a short Hiatus, I’m back. I think!

I’ve been battling the ‘After Flu’ and dealing with the loss of family members and close friends, 2017 left on a bad note and 2018, so far has not gotten much better.  C’est la vie,  right? I’m just taking it all in strides, it’s easier said than done though,  sometimes just have to eat the meal life has served it and death is indeed a bitter meal to swallow it leaves a foul taste on the palate.

I’ve spent most of my time reading, writing and researching. A few weeks ago a friend of mine sent me a lovely email in which she highlighted that she felt we were soul mates. After much thought, I decided she was right because from the day we met, we just clicked.  It was strange though that she was the one who would recognise this since I’ve always been classed as the more intuitive one.

Soul Recognition is not just about romance. When people talk about Soul-Mates they automatically think about a love interest. I’ve found soulmates in friends, family and even co-workers. They’re people we meet and just like that the soul click! Back home we say ‘our spirits get along.’ Your spirit doesn’t take to everyone but when it does you know because you find yourself comfortable in the company of that person, time knows no boundaries in that relationship because no matter how much time passes that it remains the same, unwavering.

“A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave.”

~Elizabeth Gilbert

 Soulmates help us heal, they nurture us and most importantly they help us stay on track when we derail. when we buckle under tragedy or loss or under the challenges of life and want to give up.  They are the people who help us grow into the person we aspire to be, reminding us of our goals in life and we don’t know which direction we wish to go. They are the beacon pointing the way in the midst of the darkness.

This is my submission to Debbie’s Forgiving Friday  series, where she writes about and invite others to share their thoughts on  Forgiveness, Self-Love and Personal Growth.


~Happy Friday

©Etta D. Richards