You will sometimes meet someone you believe is a soul mate; you feel
the connection on many levels, perhaps instantly. And as you get to know
each other more, you begin to feel the connection deepen and you feel
that you must have an arrangement with this person that predated this
Do not assume, however, that this soul connection necessarily means that
you are meant to be happily together for this lifetime. It may be that
you are meant to be friends and allies, helping each other out. It may
be that you are going to help each other in ways that even involve
conflict and separation, but with an end result that is beneficial to
you. It may be that you are going to learn some lesson from each other
and then go your separate ways.
What you need to do with all relationships, including those that have
that instant and deep connection, is let be. You need to allow all of
life, including close relationships, flow and evolve. You need to let
people be who they are, not what you want them to be. And above all, you
must not try to control, push and prod, manipulate and orchestrate
Have the courage and the heart, the centeredness, to follow your own
path, to be who you are and love being who you are, no matter what.
Shine out and show us who you are, so that people who are looking for
someone exactly like you can find you. Do not allow setbacks or even
major betrayals to dampen your shine and your being.
In life's journey you will encounter much, narrow paths blocked by
avalanches, forks in the road shrouded in fog, deep valleys of darkness
and bright sunny days in meadows of golden poppies. It is all a part of
life. And as you walk your path, other people will join you for a time: a
dear friend, a lover, a spouse, children and parents. And then they may
And through it all, the only constant is that you are you, that you have
a core of truth within you and a path to walk, and if you allow your
core of truth to tell you which fork in the road to take, if you allow
that internal compass to tell you which mountain to climb, then you will
do well indeed and have a fulfilling, interesting life. If you go
chasing after others, trying to make things be other than how they
naturally are, then you will find yourself suddenly awakening in a deep
forest without knowing where to turn. You will find yourself lost and
confused, because you have lost touch with your own personal truth.
And when this happens, you must just sit down in the forest, become very
still, and return to yourself. You must reach down and find yourself
again before you continue walking, or else you will simply go around in
circles, becoming more desperate and alone and lost.
You are everything you need to be, just as you are, right now. You are
the center of your own life. You are the beacon that shines and shows
Be glad when others walk beside you, enjoy their company, connect as
closely and deeply as you can, but always, always, shine your own light
and walk your own path and allow them to do the same.