Have you ever felt a deep connection with someone you had just met? That could be a sign of the invisible red thread.
I don’t know about you, but I see beyond romantic partners when it comes to the love day of the year. I see spark, destiny, and most of all, a deep connection between loved ones. I never believed the love day was only for partners in romantic scenarios. But yet, I see it as a day to notice all your life partners: the person that makes you believe in love, the person that holds your hand in the mess, the person that picks up the phone at 3am even if they have an important meeting to go at 6am. For me, Valentine’s Day is about celebrating and internalizing who you feel a connection to and who are the people you can’t picture your life without.
I’ve always been a believer in destiny; call me silly or innocent for not believing in coincidences. At least in my life, everything that has ever happened truly had a reason behind it. In this way, I think there is something destined for us, but they’re not determined in a time-space manner. It is our decisions that will lead to when and where certain events will happen in our lives. This is something that has made me believe in love again when – so many times – I couldn’t see why.
However, even if I’ve always believed in destiny and unique connections with certain people until I was older, I never shared those thoughts with anyone else besides my best friends. One day, someone sent me something called the red thread theory, and it definitely made me sure that destiny is not such an abstract belief as I thought.
The red thread theory is a Japanese legend that states the connection of two people in the world due to an invisible red string attached to those people’s ring fingers – where there’s a connection with the heart. In this sense, your red thread intertwines with the red thread of others that you’re meant to meet in your life, in a way that your hearts are connected to each other.
The red thread is not only for romantic partners, but also people who you become best friends with, or even those that did not have the best intentions with you. The important thing is that fate connected you to this person because either him/her could bring a change to your life, as much as you could get to his/her life.
The Japanese legend is based on the belief that this invisible string cannot be cut or broke, and for that, those two people are meant to meet each other, no matter where they are or how their life may end up being. When this meeting occurs, it’ll definitely have a deep meaning and change for both in the situation and even if the relationship ends, the thread will always be there still. Be this to always remember the lesson, meet each other again in the future, or even live unforgettable life-changing memories.
There are not many people in this world that you will feel this almost immediate connection to, but don’t let the opportunity pass when you do. It can be your best friend or even your soul mate in front of you. And if something happens – your best friend moves far away, or you and your soul mate don’t work out – don’t worry. You will always have the invisible string to feel that person close to you again.
As a Japanese proverb says: “Our world may have its share of obstacles, but nothing in it happens by accident.”