Occasionally you meet people with whom you seem to have a deep soul resonance.
It is so much more than a simple confluence of interests. I have had the extraordinary privilege of meeting three such people in the last couple of months.
Two of the three are a married couple – I first met them five or six years ago and then we simply haven’t had contact. Then I met them again a week ago and was invited to participate in a weekend they were giving this weekend.
What has struck me in particular about this interaction is that, for me at least, there is a strong response in the depths of my being. I don’t remember it being there when I first met them. We spoke the same language (in a spiritual sense) and we had a common desire all those years ago, but I didn’t experience the deep resonance.
Something has shifted. I don’t know what it is – I suspect the we have all grown in the intervening years.
I have strong sense in my relationships with all three people that investment in the relationship is going to be valuable and fruitful. In both cases (which are slightly interconnected) it is likely that we will work together to do some form of spiritual formation for others. But I can’t help feeling that there is a gift for all us in simply spending time together.
I’m looking forward to seeing what evolves.