Anam Cara <-----What?!

At the beginning of this year I became aware of a concept that was popular among the historic Celtic people. The concept is called “Anam cara”, which translates as “soul friendship”, and was considered one of life’s most sacred treasures.

“Anam Cara” was a meeting of two souls that was considered destiny, a sweet connection that served to awaken each to the soul’s journey.

I have (thankfully!) a handful of people in my life that I have felt this “destiny” with, some of them upon first meeting or very soon after.  A sense of “history” or timelessness between us.

In this Druid vow of friendship, we see the workings of Anam cara…. and I loved this so much upon discovering it that I committed it to memory, and want to share it with you today.


I honor your path.

I drink from your well.

I bring an unprotected heart to our meeting-place.

I hold no cherished outcome.

I will not negotiate by withholding.

I am not subject to disappointment.


My wish for you is that you will find this depth of friendship many times on your journey through this life!


Love & Magic,




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9 Responses to Anam Cara <-----What?!

  1. Kim Girard says:

    Great post, Cindi! Thank you!

  2. Catherine says:

    Really beautiful reminder… I realised how special some of my friendships are and I love this vow.

  3. Sher says:

    That is so cool, Cindie.. Thanks for posting it!

  4. It seems very similar to the vow we take as coaches! Thanks for posting…I’ll be sharing.

    • admin says:

      Yes, Brenda, I agree that this vow is applicable to many different types of relationships. Thanks for reading, and for sharing! 🙂

  5. Beth says:

    I totally resonate with this. It reminds me of love at first sight or that jolt of recognition. When you know you know. When it’s right it’s right. Love this! Thank you.

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