In China, there’s an old legend about the magical connection that exists between two people who are destined to meet. It’s called The Red String of Fate.
According to the myth, Yuè Lǎo (月老), the old lunar matchmaker god, who is in charge of marriages, ties an invisible red string around the pinky fingers or ankles of two people who are destined to meet.
Connected through this invisible cord, these two people are destined to be lovers, regardless of age, sexual orientation, place, time, or current circumstances. Destined by fate, a magical force will bring them together no matter what.
This legend, more than a romantic tale about soulmate love, seems to take on a different meaning when you consider that there’s thin artery, called the ulnar artery, connecting your pinky finger directly to your heart.
It is as if your heart’s love, running through this tiny vein towards your hand, is reaching out into the invisible world, wanting to connect you with someone else’s heart!
Not when you consider the latest research around the heart’s electro magnetic field.
Scientists at the HeartMath Institute were able to demonstrate that our human hearts generate an expanded electro-magnetic field that reaches out beyond our physical bodies an is able to communicate with and affect people around us.
For example, when two individuals were hooked up to a bio-feedback machine that measures the magnetic waves of this heart field, and they sent love and appreciation to each other, their heart wave patterns lined up in the monitor to match the exact same frequency. In essence, two hearts communicating and beating as one!
So, when Rumi suggests we let ourselves “be silently drawn by the strange pull of what (or whom) you really love”, what if he’s referring to this invisible Red String of Fate?
What if he’s inviting us to be silently drawn by the deep desire within our hearts to connect with another soul who is like ours, and allow ourselves to be pulled forward into those relationships – both romantic and non-romantic – that we’re here to manifest?
What if all those seemingly random events, chance encounters and opportunities that appear out of no where, are no accidents, but signs that you’re being pulled by this invisible cord in the right direction?
What if, through your heart, you’re already connected energetically to that one person you’ll soon be in relationship with?
If this were all true, would you take time each day to connect with and listen to your heart?
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