“Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It’s splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.”
– L.M. Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables
Image from Flickr by Ingrid Truemper
How do you find a kindred spirit? It might appear difficult if you believe that things of the spirit world are invisible.Consider the scientific corollary of the electromagnetic spectrum of light. Even the visible spectrum of light is invisible without a prism to show us the beautiful colors within. Perhaps we as human-beings each have a “rainbow-making” capacity to help us reveal these kindred spirits.
Imagine you are a radio transmitter that can deliver into the world your invisible signal powered by your vision, value, beliefs and passions. People who can pick up these signals without static and from considerable distances are your kindred spirits.
It just happens that you are also a radio receiver with the power to tune in and receive the signals sent by others.
Montgomery is suggesting here that if we are very intentional about our transmitting and receiving, we will be surprised by just how kindred the human spirit really is.