A Woman with Soul: Kellie Kamryn
Kellie is a prolific writer of contemporary romance novels.
Tell us about a deep soul connection that you’ve experienced. Shortly after my divorce, I met a new friend and there was a moment when we each revealed something about ourselves to the other, and I remember the sensation akin to my soul sighing, and saying, “Oh, I don’t feel alone anymore.” It was a profound moment in a time I needed to feel that connection to someone, and it was very healing to my heart and soul.
When do you feel your most soulful? When I’m planting flowers in my gardens or tending to the weeding. I like to feel the dirt in my hands, the sun on my back and a warm breeze on my face. Sometimes I’ll practice yoga out in my yard with the grass between my toes. I feel so connected to Mother Earth at these times and it re-energizes me on a very deep level.
Where in the world have you felt the most in touch with your own soul? When I was a child, my parents owned a cabin we’d visit often in the summer. The combination of the peace & tranquility, plus the water and earth, was truly a place I felt at home, and my soul felt at peace. As a kid, I loved spending time there where I could read in the shade, soak up the sun, and generally escape the worries of childhood brought on by friends, school, etc. As an adult, I loved taking my children there and sharing the space with them. Sadly, the cottage isn’t in our family anymore, but in the summer months my family and I go out to that area and walk in nature or spend time at the beach. Being in the water soothes my soul, so I swim whenever I can!
What qualities do you feel a soulful relationship has? After my divorce, I wanted to let go of everything I knew about relationships and start fresh. To me a soulful relationship is one where both people can simply be themselves, communicate easily, allow each other space to process their feelings or whatever they’re going through at any given moment, share passions, and invite each other to be part of their lives, but not necessarily have to be together every single minute or do everything together. Adding another person to my life should be a beautiful addition, not a necessity.
What do you feel your soul’s purpose is? This is a question I’ve pondered a lot over the years, and here’s the answer I’ve come up with: I feel my soul’s purpose is to expand my consciousness and apply it to my life so I can experience the physical existence with fresh eyes every day; to feel love and joy and the magic they bring to my world, as much as pain and sorrow, and to allow myself to fully appreciate every experience no matter if it’s painful, for what it brings to my life – whether it be a lesson or simply love.
Is there anything else you’d like to share with us? The Soulmate Experience book came to me at the perfect time in my life when I was ready to apply principles I’d employed in my life already but in the context of a relationship. I’ve been able to examine my feelings when I feel hurt and take note of where they’re coming from and what is causing them; has the situation caused a past hurt to resurface, or is it something new? I’ve been able to turn negatives into positives by allowing myself the space and time to not react to something in the immediate moment, allowing me to formulate appropriate reactions to situations. In this way, I’ve worked through past issues without making new people in my life responsible for them.
Thank you for featuring me. People can connect with me on my website at www.kelliekamryn.com, my blog at www.kelliekamryn.blogspot.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KellieKamryn and on twitter @KellieKamryn
Thank you for reading this inspiring interview! ~Mali & Joe, authors of The Soulmate Experience: A Practical Guide to Creating Extraordinary Relationships (in paperback, ebook, and audio), the upcoming books 52 Prescriptions for Happiness and The Soulmate Lover, and creators of Mantras for Making Love and Overcoming Jealousy