There is a quiet and still place that we sometimes find ourselves in at different points in our life. A dark void where we hang in limbo, transitioning out of one life phase into another, preparing ourselves to create a new life story. Yet we don’t know what the story is going to be, the blank page is simply glaring back at us, almost taunting. This is the space of the feminine, of nurturing and even creativity, where we are forced to simply be, not knowing what is to come, but still trusting in the flow of the unknown.
A soul mate is very special person, usually one that we feel an instant connection with, as if we have known them all our lives. However, sadly enough, over the years the term soul mate has become twisted and poorly defined. And then add Hollywood’s role in romanticizing the term, making it synonymous with “The One” or “forever after”. That “one” person we were meant to be with, or our "other half". This has lead people to believe that is the only purpose a soul mate has in our lives. that of a romantic ideal and someone that has come in to complete us. However soul mates have much more important roles than that, and more often than not, rather than coming in on the big white horse and riding off with us into the sunset, they are here to teach us very important lessons about ourselves.
There is a special feeling that is born out of gathering together with loved ones, a feeling that lights up our emotions and nourishes our souls. To be fully present with someone and passing away the the hours with them without a care in the world or pesky schedules rearing their ugly heads. Since I can remember “gathering together” has always been synonymous with an unbusy life.
Roots and wings. The two are contradictions, yet also key aspects of how we move forward and carve out the path of our life here on this planet. I love the quote above and believe that it sums it up very nicely. Our wings allow us to experiment, create and express ourselves, eventually guiding us to finding our place in the world. Yet is is our roots that form us, shape us, give us a foundation. They are what give form and structure to our wings, and without our roots, our wings would be broken.