Belenen (belenen) wrote,

one year anniversary of soulfriendship with Hannah!!!

Today is my one-year anniversary of soulfriendship with Hannah!!!
((short definition of soulfriendship: a permanent (no-matter-what) relationship where we are completely open and honest with each other, include each other in every aspect of our lives, and continually help each other to grow and change)) I've been so excited! I've been a believer in soulfriendship for years, but never had 'proof' that it could really work. Now I do, because it has. ♥ ((I plan to do a new in-depth description of soulfriendship soon))

One year ago today, we decided to commit soulfriendship to each other. This has been SUCH a force of positive change and growth in both of us, and even though it has often been hard, it has been a fantastic bargain -- the reward is worth the pain, many times over. Developing this soulfriendship has taught me so incredibly much about life and love and the human spirit. And because we are so alike and we entered the relationship with such clear goals, I've learned as much in a year with this soulfriendship than I learned in five years with my soulfriendship with my husband. It has also improved my marriage immeasurably because I know so much more about communication.

I wish I could put into words the ways in which this relationship has changed my life. I don't think I can even fully comprehend it! I have learned that openness and honesty is ALWAYS rewarding; that if both people are willing, anything can be worked through -- even if the pain feels like it is going to destroy you; and that an incredibly intimate relationship can be totally platonic (something that is not often believed).

I think the area in which I have grown the most is simply believing in the human spirit. Hannah reflects me, and truths that I considered on my own, I see in her and can fully feel the truth of them. I've never met anyone (besides myself of course) who believes in the spirit world as intensely and comprehensively. She's my spirit-twin: we are so nearly identical in spirit that it was shocking when we first began to get to know each other, because we felt the SAME WAY on so many things! After a while, it became shocking to find a way in which we were different. ;-) We're not exactly the same of course, and much of us is yet-to-be-developed, so we often have conversations about things which we have incomplete ideas on, and we clash those ideas together until we hone them to definition. Usually they end up being the same, but every now and then we end up disagreeing, which is just as fun because that simply means it is a subject for many more conversations.

Hannah is amazing... She's so passionate, so deep and thoughtful. When I read her writing, I feel like I'm slipping into a deep, quiet pool in the middle of the forest. She's so brave; she faces her pain, doesn't deny or belittle it but challenges it head-on. She believes in the inherent worth of every human being, in seeking knowledge and growth, in sharing oneself with another, in the power of creativity to bring positive change. I admire her so very much and feel incredibly honored to have her as my soulfriend.

intense fire-beauty


butterfly girl





willow fae

eeeeee I love her real smile!!!!!


my fav photo of Hannah!!! love the dirty feet and gleeful giggle!

handstands are Hannah!

forest fae

kooky hannahface!

sparkleglow women!

this one is so soft and lovely

love the incredible difference in our eyes!

I love how happy and free I am with her

our soulfriendship rings ♥

holding hands ♥

God/dess, her EYES!

chompy bitey Bel! happy apple Hannah! :D

awww hug hug! I love that she's shorter than me haha!

glamour curvygirls!

giggling curvygirls!

I'm being squashed with boobs! but I like it! :D

we are a temple of light

haha, she thought she could escape my kisses!

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww I love how euphoric I look!

curvygirls on curvy couch!
Tags: curvygirls, friendship, growth, hannah, hannah -- visiting 2006 (home), joy, learning, lj friends, openness, relationships, soulfriendship, spirit, spirituality, the essential belenen collection, the green couch, true self

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