Alexander Averin

Thursday, 16 August 2007

Dear Diary,

A hurried little entry for the blog today. That's all.

The most painful thing on earth is a pleasant memory. This nostalgia that sometimes comes over us isn't an accident. It's a message. It has something to tell us. We're programmed to indulge in life, but this haunting nostalgia is a subliminal message from another plane. It's the homing instinct of the mundane mind. At its best, it's what draws us back to the Father. Nostalgia is a window to the soul, and the soul is lost to man as he lives. Nostalgia is the soul's memory of prior experience. Touching it, you touch the Eternal.

Richard Rose


I have to write a piece for the writing group on the subject of reunion.

How can I write of reunion? For to me the word means meeting up again with someone from whom you have been parted? Personally it’s far too emotive a subject, too close to the bone for comfort, unless I think laterally. I am advised to do so. But still I struggle. I struggle some more and in the end this is the best I can come up with.

Have you ever had the feeling that you have known someone in a past life?
This has happened to me on many occasions.

Do you believe in reincarnation?

There is a theory that ‘soul groups’ reincarnate together. (If I submit this it will probably be considered too ‘whacky’ for the other members of the group but hey ho, I care not).

I ponder on these themes and also on the meeting up of soul mates as I dig out an old draft of a poem written many, many moons ago. The poem jars on me as sometimes only stuff written long ago can do, but the words still make sense, though perhaps only to me? I decide to rewrite them, but this time as prose.

I write of how soul mates can meet as in a reverie of a pastimes’ love that was borne of another era, a distant place in time and space. So meeting again can be both a reunion and also something of a celebration.

As if kneeling and gazing deeply into each other, soul mates can see through the other person’s ‘unpeeled layers’ and in those synchronistic moments that always seem to occur, soon speak of things about which they are like-minded and in tune.

Two souls can be so affected that even though they are sober, they feel intoxicated and are transported, almost as if by wine’s inebriation or by the carriage of great music. They are moved to a place where every time their eyes meet, their souls meet and there is a dual recognition, with no need for charm or small talk, as a telepathic feeling gives a freedom to their hearts.


Sometimes there is 'love at first sight'. Do you agree that it truly does exist?
Can you think of a better explanation for this phenomenon?

Late in life I have met up with family members who I have never ever met before and there has been an instant recognition, a feeling of love and kinship, something I had never experienced before. What causes this to happen, is it a blood thing?

Why do we cry at times like this? When we are 'moved''

Sometimes moving to melodies of a much deeper tone is sad. How can their tunes be so deep, yet their reach so high? Like a touch that heals your pain with love yet brings forth tears. Sometimes.

Bye for now,


The Country Craft Angel said...

Deep and touching stuff for me Cait.
I truly believe in soulmates as you may have read from my Orange Man Blog.
I think we all have one or maybe more...I am married to mine and we have stuck together through all our problems because of our deep friendship and bond and ability to be able to 'read each' others thoughts and anticipate actions. Interestingly, I have two soulmate girl friends too although one I don't see any longer. However we both know that one day when things are different for her we will be there for each other...

And I feel sure on the PurpleCoo site I have several 'kindred spirits' and feel a definite affinity for certain people.

By co-incidence you write about reunion when today I have seen my dad for the 2nd time in 20 years...and the boys met him for the first time...quite a day.

warmest wishes

FunkyMunky said...

I too am lucky enough to be married to my soulmate. I believe in reincarnation ... though I've never explored it deeply or anything ... just a feeling that when we "die" we don't actually die ... could be wishful thinking I suppose. My husband is a hindu and therefore believes strongly in reincarnation and fate.

Quote: . "I am confident that there truly is such a thing as living again, that the living spring from the dead, and that the souls of the dead are in existence."
- Socrates

Faith said...

I don't know what I think Cait but always enjoy reading your blogs.

Suffolkmum said...

I flit backwards and forwards over reincartion - I have periods in my life where I definitely believe it, other times when I'm more sceptical. So much is unable to be explained ... your writing about tthe meeting of two souls wrenched my heart, it was so beautiful, and so true.

CAMILLA said...

I love your Diary's Cait,
I can be moved to tears with sheer happiness, and howl my head off when terribly sad. Moved to tears with some music, that is when "goose-bumps" get a grips.

Your writing is truly wonderful, you should have a book in the "pipe line".


Pondside said...

I certainly believe in soul mates -there have been dear friends over the years with whom I had an instant affinity as well as people who put my hackles up for no good reason. Do I believe in reincarnation?..sometimes I do, especially when I 'recognize' someone, for good or for bad.
I come from a large, extended family and find many of them to be people with whom I wouldn't want to spend two minutes. My sisters and I, however, are like parts of a whole. My children are adopted, yet we have always seemed to recognize one another. I've never thought that recognition was completely about blood - so perhaps the whole reincarnation thing has more meaning for me than I thought.
Great, thought-provoking blog!

Blossomcottage said...

My grandmother alwasy said my father was reincarnated from the First World War, she said that no one could know so much or feel such passion about if they had not lived through it. I did believe in Soul Mates but I am no longer sure. I thought I was married to mine the first time, but found out that I wasn't after 33 years, I have a new Soul Mate so I am very lucky but life has made me a little more cautious.
Very interesting blog.

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

Totally with you on this one and married to my soulmate and believe that soul groups 'move on' together . . .