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Kindred Spirits

Posted on the 12 April 2014 by Shavawn Berry @ShavawnB
Image by Katie Daisy via Tumblr

Image by Katie Daisy via Tumblr

“Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.”- Rainer Maria Rilke


What exactly is a kindred spirit?

Birds of a feather?  The yin to our yang?

In a word, yes.

Have you ever met someone — someone whom you immediately felt a familiar tug — a shock of recognition the first time you saw them? Have you sat across the table from them laughing easily and openly within hours of meeting them, certain your souls bonded in a previous lifetime, as ridiculous as that might sound to some people? (I believe in reincarnation, so it seems absolutely plausible to me.)

These days, finding a kindred soul — or more than one — is crucial. It is a means of surviving the onslaught of changes currently swallowing the world.

My ‘kin’ help me unpack my experiences. They are the ones with whom I am my most secret self.

Right now, we desperately need our team – whether human, animal, or angel. We need that rare band of brothers and sisters who feel like family the moment we meet.


As an introvert and an empath it is particularly important that I have a few well- chosen souls to feather my nest.

I don’t have (and I don’t need) a large number of friends.

What I need is a few I can count on.

And that, I have.

I am rich with close kin: family I have chosen, family I was born into, and more family I’ve gathered along the way.


Those for whom I feel affinity cause my blood to burn and my bones to stretch. It is those profound souls who are kindred to me.

We are each dazzling light workers here to help each other walk our authentic path through life.

We are here to encourage each other: Be a light. Be a change-agent. Be a voice in the darkness that leads someone else home.

We all need kindred spirits to help us find our way.

We all need those souls whose kindness helps us navigate these black nights. We live for those whose assurances help us see ourselves not as we are, but as all we can be.

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