Have you ever met someone and instantly felt like you have some connection with them? Some unexplainable bond that exists even though you barely know them? Something pulling at your heart strings reminding you of maybe a bond you shared in a different lifetime? Something that almost feels like your heart recognises their heart? Maybe a kind soul identifying another one?
I have met a handful of people across my life that I’ve instantly felt like I have some connection with. I used to find it extremely weird when I’d meet someone new and yet feel like I already had some bond with them. The first time I remember feeling this kinship was at a family friend’s wedding and it was extremely awkward. I was 22-23 years old. I felt this instant connection with the groom at the wedding. I felt so weird because I thought I had developed a crush on the groom on his wedding day without even knowing him. But I’ve known him for almost a decade now and over that time, I have come to understand that it wasn’t romantic feelings at all…it was a sort of kinship. Something I still feel to this day.
I can totally see how this post could read as crazy for those who haven’t felt these connections. I don’t think a lot of people sense these instant bonds. My overthinking has led me to the conclusion that the people who do sense these connections are the sensitive kind, people who over-feel every emotion. People who are so in-tune with their emotions that they are able to tell when their heart is able to recognise one of their own.
So what do I think these connections mean? I have a variety of theories that vary from believable to crazy. The most believable one that I think is that kindred souls are able to recognise each other even without knowing each other. The craziest one is that in another life we were related to each other – siblings, partners, parent-child, friends – some relation and in this lifetime, our souls are still able to recognise that connection.
I probably wouldn’t have given this a lot of thought, if after that first time I wouldn’t have felt such connections but I’ve met a handful of people who have made me feel this connection and forced me to give this a real thought. I’ve always wondered if I was crazy but I’ve found these people also gravitate towards me without rhyme or reason. Eg: if we were introduced to each other in a group, we’d end up gravitating more towards each other and feel more comfortable with each other. But I’ve never shared these thoughts out loud with anyone.
Have you felt these kinds of instant connections with total strangers? Like your soul recognises theirs? (Not in a romantic sense only)
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