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Soulful Sunday #47: Treasured Friendships

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Welcome to my forty-seventh 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.

Soul Reflections

As an introvert with a Scorpio sun-sign born in the year of the Rat, I fiercely value family, loyalty and authentic connection. I rarely surround myself with large numbers of frivolous friendships, choosing instead to keep a close circle of faithful friends, my chosen family, near to my heart.

When one discovers deep connection, then one has found a faithful friend. It doesn’t matter how often you meet, what matters is the love, trust and acceptance you share.

If you can place your heart in another’s hands and trust it is safe, held, and protected – when you’re at your best and when you’re at your worst – then you are blessed with an unbreakable bond that will survive all kinds of weather.

Such kindred spirits can be found in a parent, child, sibling, partner, teacher, friend or pet. It’s that instant recognition, that feeling of coming home, that moment when you know you can be completely yourself, free from fear or judgement.

Cherish those connections as you walk along this journey – because they are the true treasures in life.

Soul Strolls

Soul strolling this weekend took place in Warburton. This quaint country town is just an hours drive from Melbourne and a true treasure to visit. We enjoyed lazing by the river, getting our feet wet and exploring local walks and forestry.

On our way home we stopped for lunch with a treasured friend and fellow blogger, Miriam from Out an About and her husband, Doug. The food was scrumptious and the company was deliciously nourishing! I feel so blessed to have such a beautiful connection here in Melbourne, and what’s even more special is that our friendship was first formed whilst connecting here on WordPress.

If you know local bloggers that you resonate with, I encourage you to reach out and connect! You may just discover a kindred spirit like I did.

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Kindred Spirits

Soul Music

Keeping with the theme of treasured friendships, I would like to share this stunning meditative track, Kindred Spirit by Deuter. Go on, I dare you to have a listen and become lost in its peaceful, healing vibes.

Soul Sisters

I would like to share Miriam’s stunning post, Planting Dreams. When Miriam told me of her serendipitous moment over lunch, I literally had goosebumps. The miracles that appear when we open our hearts to the Universe is beyond magic, and that’s what Miriam is tapping into, the magical creative force that emerges when we are in the flow of creativity, abundance and trust.

I hope your Sunday is filled with faith, deep connection and many many miracles.

Love Always,

Hayley xx

19 thoughts on “Soulful Sunday #47: Treasured Friendships

  1. wow your words resonate deeply … I have also met the delightful Miriam for lunch … and I so love this music with the wheel of life and Buddha’s enlightenment under the Bodhi Tree … all magic, thank you for sharing with such an open heart!

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  2. My dear Hayley, I love that you and Miri have become such friends…I knew you would! You are, as you have said in this post, kindred spirits!! It amazes me how we have all connected and yet I love it soo! Thank you for sharing that Kindred Spirit track, it is so soothing, calming and takes you to another place! I look forward now to having more time to visit you as well as meditate more myself. Here’s to nourishing kindred spirits my sweet soul sister!! xo ❤

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    • Thank you beautiful Debs 🙏🏻💗 Miriam and I are so grateful that you connected us both and await the day when you too can join is at the table 🙏🏻😌 kindred spirits we are, and I cherish both you and Miriam for the wonderful, authentically genuine souls that you are 💝 keep smiling my friend xx

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      • I too look forward to that day I join you at the table…how thrilling it will be…oh I get chills just with the thought of it! We are all kindred spirits, we are each from a different part of the world and yet we all found one another…so magical! You keep that beautiful smile on your face too my sweet Hayley xo ❤

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      • It warms my heart too Debs, such an authentic connection from different parts of the globe. It just goes to show that despite the distance, we are all infinitely connected 🙏🏻 warms hugs coming your way! 🤗 xx

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  4. What a very special post Hayley, thank you. How blessed I am that we’ve met, thanks to the lovely Deb, first here on WP and then in person. It was wonderful catching up with you and Daley yesterday.
    As for this meditative track, wow just beautiful, a stunning piece, both visually and in sound that totally transported me. Thanks again for your lovely words here, for your company yesterday and for sharing my post. Have a wonderful week ahead my friend. xo 🙂💕

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    • Isn’t it just amazing how we’ve come together through Debs? And it feels like I’ve known you for lifetimes – we must have travelled together in a past life 🙏🏻💗😌 we had a wonderful time with you both and look forward to the next one! Isn’t it a stunning track? It transports me every time 🙏🏻 I’m glad you were able to lose yourself in it too… hopefully it carried you to a magical place 🙏🏻💫 Enjoy your evening my friend, the weekend is nigh 🌸 xx

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      • It did carry me to another place Hayley, a beautiful one. Yes, it was great to catch up and I agree, it feels like I’ve known you forever. Isn’t it wonderful.. Big hugs to you. Enjoy your Friday and weekend. xo 🌹💕

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