If anyone has been following my “story” you will know I have recently separated from Cheryl. Just this past week I became the sole owner of my house and needless to say I am overwhelmed with mixed emotions. So, what I do best is get out of town on my F800 to clear my head. On Oct 3rd, yesterday I did just that…headed out early to take the BC Ferry to Vancouver Island with my destination for the day Tofino, BC. Tofino is right smack on the Pacific Ocean. Been here years ago but wanted to return.
Throughout these past 9 months since the day Cheryl left I have been constantly searching for ways to embrace this new “normal” many talk about. Give me the chance to set goals to look forward to so I can give myself time to heal and try to understand why I am where I am. Never really got a reason why I am single now, came out of left field to be honest. So, I carry on…my bike, my dogs, my family, my friends and work.
Something new though has entered my life just as unexpected as my separation. If you believe in
The Meaning of Anam Cara this has happened to me.
Anam Cara means “Soul Friend.” Anam is the Gaelic word for soul and Cara is the word for friend. In Celtic tradition, an Anam Cara is a teacher, companion or spiritual guide. With the Anam Cara you can share your innermost self to reveal the hidden intimacies of your life, your mind and your heart. This friendship cuts across all convention to create an act of recognition and belonging that joins souls in an ancient and eternal way.
In everyone’s life, there is a great need for an Anam Cara, a soul friend. In this relationship, you are understood as you are, without mask or pretention. When you are understood, you are at home.
Love is the threshold where the divine and human ebb and flow, one into the other. Love is the most real and creative form of human presence. An expression of human consciousness, this love includes a depth of awareness and reverence for presence.
Where consciousness is dulled, distant or blind, the presence grows faint and vanishes. Therefore awareness which brings integration and healing, is one of the greatest gifts of this friendship. As a result, you look, and see, and understand differently. You refine your sensibility and transform your way of being in the world.
The Anam Cara is a loved one who awakens your life in order to free the wild possibilities within you.
***Sounds corny Anam Cara but someone from my past has come back into my life as a friend and the connection we have as adults I guess is described in the above. So, you don’t have to be in love with a partner you can have a “special” love and connection with a friend that seems to be the perfect relationship I need right now.
rs to the Celtic spiritual belief of souls connecting and bonding.
Here are a few pictures of day 1. Sights and sounds of what I saw and heard. It’s raining now. People pay big bucks to come here as well to storm watch. For me? I think I might try and catch a wildlife boat trip today. My other LOVE is wildlife.
So, here’s to new beginnings. With hopes that I embrace this new life of mine and keep moving forward slowly while now all the business has been taken care of to separate, I accept that the last 17 years is over forever. Hope you enjoy the pictures.