Anam Cara -Soul Friend

A beautiful post  By  MAXIEMCCOY

I can remember the feeling so clearly every time it happens. You meet someone new, and within minutes you feel like you’ve been best friends with them your entire life. Even though you know next to nothing about them, it is as if you can read almost everything you need from their energy. It’s like you get them. And they get you. And you can see a long friendship that spans time and distance because you’re connected from the inside out.

I have had this moment with some of my best friends. And I’ve had this moment with women in my life who I will forever be linked to, treasuring their friendship until we can barely remember what brought us together in the first place.

Whenever I try and explain these people, I’ve always explained them as a “Soul Sister” or a “Soul Friend”. It’s the only thing I could ever think to use to explain how deeply I feel connected to these special people in my life. It’s these soul sisters that give my life so much support, energy, color, and joy. With these people I don’t have to try. I just have to be. And in that being, there is the ease of flowing love.

And then a few nights ago I came across the Gaelic term, Anam Cara, which I learned means exactly the term that I’ve always been dubbing for the deeply connected women on my path. Anam Cara means “soul friend”. It describes two people who are eternally connected. Who are open and fully themselves, hiding nothing and expecting nothing. These people recognize your beauty and light. They see you for exactly who you are. You’re comfortable in their presence.

In the Celtic tradition, what is so incredible about the Anam Cara, is that these relationships are there to help you understand exactly how special you are. These Soul Friends are meant to radiate your exquisiteness back to you.

When you are blessed with an anam cara, the Irish believe, you have arrived at that most sacred place: home.

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