Please forgive the possible ineloquence of this post but I have struggled to find the words to describe the feelings I have been experiencing….
This last couple of weeks have been some of the most truly beautiful weeks.
The kind of weeks where it’s filled with connections and reconnections that leave your soul feeling full and replenished.
Yes the world is still a scary place that has lots of issues politically and socially, and is full of conflict, that I am never able to completely switch off from. And my health is still not in a fantastic place and is limiting some of the things that I would like to do.
However on a personal emotional level, I am experiencing a genuinely spectacular time.
It has found me spending time with some of the most phenomenal humans, and the best bit is I still have more plans for the coming weeks to see and speak to others of the same ilk.
It’s hard to describe the feeling of connecting with your soul sisters and brothers, the ones who challenge you and accept you, those people that for you are the safe space.
And to top it all off, my kids are great, and there is no conflict in my family.
I have struggled since losing my best friend with how, to allow myself to have these friendships, without feeling like I am betraying her. For the first time, it felt like she was letting me know, it is ok, and she wants me to nurture, protect and grow these relationships. Because she more than most people understood the importance of these friendships.
The women and men who make you laugh.
Who connect to your soul, who lift your spirit, and make you feel alive.
The people who celebrate you and you want to celebrate them.
The awesome humans that challenge you and your ideas and help you to become the best version of yourself.
The people you have known for many years and the ones you met only yesterday.
The people that become your tribe and your support network.
The fantastic humans that are so thoughtful they know what you need without you saying a word.
The ones who rejoice in you accomplishments and mourn your losses with you.
The ones that when you spend time together (or even just speak to) you can almost see the threads of love and friendship that connect you.
From those who make me laugh to those who I have a shared sense of trauma and understand me in a way I have only just begun to understand myself.
The gratitude I feel is just indescribable.
So remember to appreciate and value these time periods, for these are the ones, that you can use as your inspiration for the times that are not so great.
But If you are as lucky as I am, and I sincerely hope you are, then your tribe, your soul connections will come and find you in the dark, the same way that you would walk over hot coals for them.
Friendships change, some disappear, some grow, and that is the way it is meant to be.
However, some are just worth the time and attention, not just from your perspective but from theirs too. Never underestimate the true power in friendship.
It feels important to celebrate these times, the ones where the stars align, and most parts of your life are good.
The sun feels warmer, the skies seem bluer, and the love you give and receive feels bigger somehow.
As always thank you for reading.