The other day, I was working out at the gym and struck up a conversation with one of the other “regulars” that I see there often. Although I’d had casual conversations with this person, we had never gotten into any kind of deep, meaningful conversation. For some reason, on this particular day, we started talking about intuition, psychic ability, and spirituality. This was not the norm for me as I am usually very focused when I am working out and don’t spend a lot of time chatting with people; especially about those type of topics! I realized that during our 20 minute chat, I had connected with a kindred spirit.

What is a kindred spirit? A kindred spirit is a person who shares the same beliefs and feelings as we do. It could be a shared passion about something or it could be an overall connection we feel with another person. Maybe it’s someone we feel we have a lot in common with. When we meet a kindred spirit, we usually have a feeling that we somehow already know them. They feel familiar and comfortable to us even though we may have just met them. In my conversation with my fellow gym lover, we realized that we both shared the same passion on a particular topic. We shared the same views and feelings about helping people through our spiritual work. I never in a million years would have thought this person held the same type of beliefs that I did when it comes to using your intuition and spiritual awareness in your every day life. It was a pleasant surprise!

When we meet a kindred spirit, it is usually someone we’ve know from another plane of existence (i.e. a past life or perhaps a soul we knew before we were born into human form.) Kindred spirits can appear in our lives for short periods of time or they may turn out to be life- long friends or partners. Our unconscious is programmed to meet these people at certain points in our lives. These spirits can show up in our lives to help us in some way but they can just as easily show up to challenge us as well. When you are in tune with yourself and the path you are on, it is easy to acknowledge the people who show up in our lives that are here to present us with some type of lesson or challenge to make us grow. They may not seem like a kindred spirit at the time, but in hindsight, we find these people have helped us enormously to mature in a certain area. I’m sure if we look back over our lives, we will always remember the people who have showed up to teach us certain lessons as those are the ones we had the most challenging relationships with!

Kindred spirits can sometimes be our soul mates. However, having a special bond with someone does not always mean they are “the one” that we are meant to spend the rest of our lives with.

What are some of the signs that someone may be a kindred spirit?

- You have a relationship with someone that makes you feel balanced, strong, safe, and positive.

- You have a sense of “familiarity” with a person

- You feel like you have a natural fit with someone and things seem to “flow” when you are together.

- You find a group of people who share your passion for a certain cause.

- You find joy in assisting each other to grow and encourage each other’s interests.

- You find someone who seems to bring out the best in you and makes you want to be a better person.

- You have a “light” feeling when you are around this person.

- You receive an important message from this person’s words even though it may have only been a brief encounter. This message helps you in your life in some way.

- You relish being in this person’s energy as it lifts your spirits.

These are just a few examples of how kindred spirits can touch our lives. Think of who may be a kindred spirit in your life. It doesn’t matter if you’ve know the person for 5 minutes or an entire lifetime, but if they have touched your life in some important way, they are a kindred spirit!

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Author's Bio: 

Jana Hollingsworth is a gifted Intuitive Coach and Medium. She is also a well known author who has written many articles on metaphysical subjects. She has a weekly column on the astrology site where people write in questions about their lives and she answers them through the guidance and wisdom of her Spirit Guides. She is known as the "Dear Abby" of the spirit world. She is also a sought after internet radio guest and a well known workshop leader in psychic development.

Her personal journey into the psychic realm began as a child. Growing up with a mother who is psychic, she was constantly surrounded by people coming to her house for readings. She thought this was a normal part of life. Her own powers came in the form of predictive dreams, "knowing things," and having an uncanny ability to hook people up with the perfect jobs or connect them with others who could help them in some way. Her friends jokingly referred to her as the "cosmic connector." Her first encounter with a spirit occurred when she was in her 20's. Three days after her dad died of lung cancer, he appeared to her. He came to her in the middle of the night….she woke up to him sitting at the end of her bed with his hand on her ankle. He stopped by to let her know that he was fine and that everything was going to be okay. Since then, the journey has continued and she is now enjoying her work as an Intuitive Coach and Medium where she can connect with her Spirit Guides and loved ones who have crossed-over as well as being able to assist others with their lives.

Jana's unique approach to Intuitive Coaching also draws on her experience as a Human Design Analyst, Holistic Health Practitioner, her training in Spiritual Psychology and her 20+ years of experience working with high-level executives of major corporations.

Being uniquely trained in multiple disciplines that directly affect a person's lifestyle change, Jana is able to combine these skills into a creative and powerful style. She uses these skills to work on the spiritual and emotional levels with her clients to enhance the quality of their lives. She has captivated her clients with her honest and down to earth approach while bringing a fresh perspective to the world of psychic phenomena.