Friday, January 22, 2010

replenishing




Whomever you connect with in your life at a given moment holds meaning deeper than surface contact. These people fulfill a need. Or two. Whether it is a sense of belonging, the desire for freedom, the thirst for survival, a craving for empowerment or control or a unsatiated taste for some fun, our personal needs drive our desire to connect with certain people.  We are seekers at heart, especially if there is a need to replenish something missing in our lives.  We are givers at heart too, because we have the capacity to help another fill their impoverished cups.

Then there are a few people, however, whom you stumble across in some unexplainable way. It feels predestined. Maybe not right away.  Maybe the meeting just leaves you wondering what exactly had happened and why was there an automatic internal reaction to the encounter.  Maybe you're left pondering ........why did it leave you with a whole mix of feelings, both puzzling and alerting?  Why the shake up?  More importantly why the instantaneous bond?  Sometimes it takes stepping away from the situation in order to think things through.....to reflect upon the impact it has made.

What is so odd about this type of attraction is that it seems to come out of the blue, or when you're the least expecting it. It often happens when you're guard is down or you're not in any way seeking.....  They simply arrive. Unannounced.  Knowing you.  Knowing on some sacred level you need replenishment that delves far deeper than the basic needs we tend to focus on.  It's like they penetrate right to the core of what matters, with this knowledge of you that you thought you had been protecting and hiding.  Surface talk reeks of irrelevance.  Instead, you find yourself confidently prepared to do a swan dive right into the pool of the soul. 

These are the people you have a soft spoken spiritual connection with.  These are the humans you are willing to crack open your soul to without hesitation.  Why?  Because there is a sense of safety and unconditional regard for your well being. Like falling backwards onto a soft downy bed, your Anam Caras, your soul friends are there to ensure you're not going to hurt yourself.

They are Angels. Guarding, protecting, accepting, listening, offering, loving, kissing our scars.  Angels, who see our true selves and with all honesty believe it is beautiful.  Guardian Angels who live amongst us, reinforcing truth, broadening our faith, and allowing us to see beyond our own lives and into a holywells where eternity dwells.  

So it's easy to understand that when they disappear without a trace into a cavern of silence,  taking away your sacredly shared secrets, the loss feels like an amputation of part of your own being. 



14 comments:

Mark said...

Your words are wise. I know that everyone whom I touch also touches me and that there is always a reason for their presence. I know of the angels of which you speak, I have been blessed with many in my life and still am. I don't always know why they are there at the time, however I love that they are.

awareness said...

Mark....me too. There is such a feeling of loss when there predestined time in our lives is over, but it's all part of something much bigger than us mere humans can figure out.
What always surprises me is when I meet up with someone whom I have met in the past....our paths have crossed and they share with me how our previous meeting had been so meaningful to them and I had no idea the intensity of it for them. It happens to me as well.......chance encounter, or a chance to share a coffee and be moved by a particular person....

Its all about replenishing..... I do love that word. It's been visiting in my head all week.

Gypsy said...

I love when there is a meeting of the souls between two people. It truly is a wondrous feeling.

Aphra said...

I think this is my new favorite post :)

LL Cool Joe said...

I think God shows himself to us in certain people we meet. In a sense like our angels. I truly believe that is the way that God reveals himself to us.

Marja said...

What a wonderful post We are so blessed with these angels

Anonymous said...

I have been blessed by many angels all through my life.
the one that always stands out to me is back in 1988 when I met a homeless man on Christmas day in downtown Fredericon who wishedme a Merry Christmas. the hairs on my body stood up and a voice inside me said Pay attention this is a life changing moment for you. I did not discover until years later what it meant, but I never forgot it.
Thanks for being another one of my angels Dana.

Mavis

JP/deb said...

Beautifully written and oh so true.

xx,
deb

selkie said...

oh my gosh dana. i am in this place myself and struggling not to fall down. I am trying to keep a tight hold on the gifts and keep moving forward. but damn if it doesn't hurt. it hurts terribly.

as usual your wise insight has given me pause and makes me feel "not so alone".

thank you.

irish heather.

Perplexio said...

There have been but a few ocassions in life when I've met someone and felt like either a)I'd known that person my whole life b) that person was somehow familar to me but I had no idea why as it was the first time we'd met.

Both incidents actually occurred when I was living in Ohio. My first summer working in Ohio, my job was "Break relief" I'd go from location to location at this amusement park so the regular workers could go on their breaks. One day I went to relieve this guy, Dan. He and I hit it off instantly. And despite our lives going in rather different directions we've kept in touch off and on over the years.

The other ocassion, I was working at a computer game store at the Sandusky Mall. My assistant manager's wife came in with his daughter. And she and I both looked at each other and remarked that we each looked familiar to one another but couldn't place how or why.

swile67 said...

it is a beautiful thing. i like the word replenishing to describe this too. it is sad when it's over but i feel (and have experienced) God allows us to cross paths again with different souls in order to experience new and similar things ! great post!

Jen said...

We do seek to meet our needs in the most interesting people, don't we?

There's such goodness in that vulnerability.

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

life sometimes swerves
and people come
and people go

i've neven really got used to it yet
but i know enough to know it happens, it is part of this adventure of living....

Anonymous said...

Beautiful....