when you ask google what a 'soul companion' is -
she brings up a Mary Chapin Carpenter song:
"all of our dreams are laid out and measured
arrows and pins and a rainbow of threads
like hope on a string, sewn into the linings
for the courage to face the unknown ahead."
not really what i was going for -
but not that far off track either...
maybe that is really all a soul companion is...
someone with whom we can share
"the courage to face the unknown ahead..." together.
it is definitely not about having answers,
or fixing problems.
it is, as wise Rilke says,
about journeying together
in the questions.
walking side by side through
the seasons of life -
through grief and transitions,
joy and heartbreak.
it is like friendship,
but no agenda.
it is the offer of presence,
it is a safe place
and a warm welcome.
a soul companion is like
a hearth, where you can
sit and rest a while,
knowing you are
as you are,
for who you really are.
if you find yourself longing
for this kind of connection,
check out my offerings...
or just reach out and let's chat.
i'm probably already excited
to get to know you and
hear your story.
sharing the journey of life is a privilege,
i am blessed and honoured to have
walked with many,
on the margins and in the middle,
through cities and forests,
dark valleys and long nights.
i'd love to walk with you a while,
or sit and have a cup of coffee by the fire;
for your heart and mine are
who are you?
i am a seeker, a life-learner, a question-asker.
i am a worrier, a melancholic, a dark-night-of-the-soul-familiar.
i am a noticer, an introverted extrovert, a quiet paradox.
i am a writer, a poet, a reluctant artist.
i am a listener, an accepter, a safe place.
i am a friend, a compassionate heart, an encourager.
i am an aunti, a fort-builder, a cheerleader.
i am an outreach worker, a margin dweller, an outsider.
i am a nomad, a community-creator, an adventure lover.
i am an observer, a witness, a soul-translator.
i am a contemplative, an over-thinker, an intuitive.
i am a romantic, an idealist, a decaf-coffee drinker.
who am i?
share your own "i am" statement...