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Soulful Sunday #36: Divine Connections

Welcome to my thirty-sixth instalment of ‘Soulful Sundays’. A weekly share where I post a roundup of soulful reflections, each including recipes, songs, quotes, blogs I have read and/or any other inspirational discoveries to sooth the soul.

For me, Sunday’s have become a day of quiet contemplation and simple pleasures. A time to reflect on the week gone by and to consider my hopes and dreams for the week ahead.

My hope is to extend some love outward and to share some simple pleasures with anyone who cares to receive them.

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Connected by the power of words. At the beginning of the week I was blessed enough to spend my day with two incredible women, writers and adventurers, Miriam (Out an About) and Di (Matters for the Heart.)

We connected through our shared love of blogging and writing, and here we are sharing ‘life’ over some delicious food and a cuppa.

Friendships are formed in the most unexpected of places, but when hearts collide, invisible bonds weave their way into the tapestry of our lives enriching our hearts with the cherished gift of true friendship…

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.

– Anais Nin

Soul Strolls

Today I went for a soul stroll with two friends and colleagues, Marisa and Lian. We enjoyed a lovely coastal walk along Sorento Back Beach, Melbourne. The clouds were slightly overcast and there was a fresh, brisk breeze brushing against our cheeks. Despite the cooler weather, it felt refreshing to be outside in the cooler elements. Like all my worries were being swept away.

Soul Food

I’d love to try this Fermented Cashew Cheese recipe by Alice at The Whole Daily. My wish is to improve my health with better nutrition during September, since self care is my focus for the month. It starts with how I fuel my body. A healthy body really does support a healthy mind, and this recipe looks delicious. What’s your go to dish to nourish your body, mind and soul?


Soul Music

I have had moments of true connection this week, and moments when I have felt completely disconnected, mostly from myself. Connect, disconnect, connect, disconnect. It can sometimes seem like we elude ourselves in our quest for deeper meaning and connection.

Reconnecting with like-minded people this week and putting the vibe out for my tribe has meant that I have been held when I’ve felt close to falling; connected when I’ve felt like I was losing myself. So for that, I would like to share this beautiful, meditative track titled Kindred Spirit, by Deuter.

Soul Sisters

I felt touched to read this honest blog by Truth Troubles titled, They Thought I Was Intense…When I Was Actually Autistic. A timely reminder of the importance of human connection. Not many of us feel like we ‘belong’ or fit in. Today, may we remember our uniqueness and individuality, trusting that the right people will show up and enrich our lives for the better when we embrace our authentic selves.

Here’s to connections and friendships old and new.

In love and light,

Hayley xx

18 thoughts on “Soulful Sunday #36: Divine Connections

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  2. Hayley, what a lovely post. I’m so sorry that I haven’t found it until now, although I have to say that even weeks after we met, that day and the time we all spent together remains very dear and special in my heart. ❤️ This is a beautiful reflective post and I love what you’ve shared. The meditation is quite stunning. 💕 I hope you’re having a lovely week Hayley and that all is well in your world. Big hugs and love from me xo 🌹🙂

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  3. WOW! I can’t believe you shared a cuppa with Di and Miriam!! To see you guys all together was such a lovely surprise! There are so many incredible and beautiful souls out here in the blogosphere, and I consider it the greatest gift when our paths cross. Wonderful post, as always, Hayley.

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    • Thank you beautiful 🙏🏻💕 I totally agree, friends are made in the most unlikely of places and I feel so blessed for the connections I’ve made here too, including you! Thanks again for your beautiful comments – it was a very special day indeed 😌 much love to you 💗🌈🌷 xx

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  4. Hello beautiful Hayley,
    What a lovely surprise when I saw an email about your new post, and there was a stunning reflection about our day together…thank you so much. I’m sorry I didn’t check emails sooner…
    It really was precious time spent with kindred spirits and your inclusion of that lovely piece of the same title was so relaxing. I did give myself some time to pause…thank you.
    And your day out with your friends at Sorrento sounds gorgeous fun. I know it well after nearly growing up in Blairgowrie where mum and dad had a caravan. So Sorrento was a special place when it had a platform to jump into the rock pool there.

    I didn’t know you could make fermented cashew cheese so thank you for the recipe…
    And the link to Truth Troubles about being intense was a fascinating read.

    Again a beautiful post and I really appreciated you kind words about Monday last week…
    Love and hugs to you, Hayley 💐💜💜

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    • Hello Darling Di,

      Your words have ignited deep gratitude within me; for the time spent in your company, to the care and time you’ve taken to respond to my post in detail, and for the wonderful person you are Di 🌷💗🦋

      I’m so blessed and thankful that our paths crossed, and for the chance to spend the morning with you and Miriam before you embark on your new adventure 🌈❤️🏡

      I’m glad you found some treasures in this weeks Soulful Sunday Di, here’s to connection and kindred spirits 💕 wishing you a wonderful week ahead my friend 🦋 xx

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      • Dear Hayley….
        What a beautiful response to my comments. Thank you so much lovely, inspiring friend of mine. I’m so touched too and that Monday will fuel me through some up and down days in London that I’m sure will happen.

        You are very welcome regarding reading your post. They are so lovely to read and discover something new every week😍

        Until soon,
        Love and care from me 🙋🏻🦋💜💜


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