The Fingerprint of Love
ROHO is the Swahili word for
“soul”, and is defined as the spiritual or immaterial part of a human being or
animal regarded as immortal.
Described as the the distinct emotional energy and intensity revealed in a relationship
with someone with whom you share immense compatibility, the term “soulmate”
springs to mind.
Greek Mythology and Soulmates
In Greek Mythology, the concept of soulmates is rooted in the idea that that two individuals are two halves of the same whole, originally united but separated by the Greek god Zeus due to his jealousy and fear. This separation led to the perpetual search for our “other half”.
What is a Soulmate?
In the modern world, while people often see soulmates as a love story-perfect match, soulmates can transcend much more than romantic love. Consider the following:
Best friends find it easy and fun to be in each other’s presence, support one
another’s life goals, and are there in time of difficulty to help out.
Karmic soulmates come into your life to teach you something, or provide a need. Each person in this soulmate connection will bring a particular skill to the table, but both share a united vision.
The romantic soulmate defined by, well…. romance and unconditional love.
Parent/child soulmate - unconditional mutual love and support, and on the part of the parent, selflessness.
A twin flame connection describes a relationship in which each person sees a part of themselves in the other. They share specific qualities, passions, or insecurities.
Pets - life-form makes no difference! Pets are often a great deal more than just companions.
The holistic psychologist , Dr Nicole LePera, best sums it up as:
“Your soulmate is whoever you put your energy into. It's whoever you learn to compromise with. It's whoever allows you to feel safe and accepted as you are. It’s who reminds you that you’re greater than your circumstances. Soulmates are the result of work.”
St Valentine's Day
Originally a day for lovers, St Valentine’s Day has evolved to include the celebration of various precious relationships between soulmates – lovers, friends, husbands and wives, children, and even
teachers! People express their love with cards, flowers, and gifts.
Over the years, we have marked weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and (of course) Valentine’s Day with gifts of gold or silver. Why? Well, because jewellery makes us feel connected to the ones we love, and evokes emotions of care and love towards them.
Jewellery is a also a physical reminder of our memories, transporting us back to moments with or soulmates that we want to cherish for a lifetime. It also lasts much longer than one lifetime, so heirlooms of memories (and the stories that created them) can be passed down to future generations, creating lasting
connections and collective memories between generations.
Fingerprints develop in the womb and, once fully developed, the pattern remains the same for life. Just as all of us exhibit unique fingerprints, we all also display distinct “soul prints” – our words, attitudes, values, and behavious etch an indelible imprint on the mind and heart of those we love – our soulmates.
ROHO has married the physical with the emotional
to create a heirloom that is a tangible reminder of the soul. The gift of jewellery to, or from, a soulmate
is one of the most personal celebrations of love we experience – what more meaningful personal gift of love and commitment for a soulmate is there than your own fingerprint, or their fingerprint, in gold or silver?
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Until next time,