Updated: Sep 8, 2019
“Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.” -Edmund Lee
I founded Rhys + Rei based on the principles of fire and passion (Rhys) and universal spirit and light (Rei). It also embodies the special bond I share with Emme, through my daughter (whose middle name is Rhys), and the universal soul connection we all have with one another.
Although I met Emme over 15 years ago through my sister, it wasn’t until she started nannying for my family that I understood our true connection. Through the years, we shared our passion for the spiritual and meta-physical as we set our souls on fire and stoked the flames. We awakened spiritual truths within each other that reminded us of our divine purpose.
We remembered we were members of the same Soul Group.
There are moments in your life when you feel an immediate, either platonic or romantic, connection with someone. Something about them feels familiar and you may feel like you’ve known them forever, even if you’ve only just met. You may have heard different terms to describe these intense connections – soulmates, soul friends, kindred spirits, twin flames – but they essentially mean the same thing. They refer to those with whom you share a soul connection. They are part of your Soul Group.
Members of a Soul Group exist harmoniously with each other and vibrate at the same frequency. They feel familiar to each other because they tend to reincarnate together, although their relationships may be different depending on what they need to learn from one another. For example, I believe Emme and my daughter were connected in previous lives and they have chosen the relationship of nanny/child to continue their bond and lessons in this life.
The bonds between souls transcend space and time because there is no separation between beings, life and death, earth and heaven, in the spiritual realm. There is only complete oneness and an inseparable link between all.
Incarnating limits our capacity to see this oneness, allowing us to only see the divide between physical and spiritual. We forget our origins in Spirit. It is not until death that the veil between realms is dissolved and we’re able to again remember the oneness and complete connectivity we have with all that was, all that is, and all that will be.
For example, my daughter continuously mentions my grandfather (who passed away several years before she was born), referring to him by a name that only I used (but have never said around her), on or around significant days (e.g., anniversaries, birthdays, family crises). Although they have never met in Earthly form, their souls remember and recognize each other and my grandfather is able to remind those on Earth that he is still here - that we are still connected – through that special relationship.
Between each life, souls review and re-experience their most recent life, understanding how their actions impacted others, and how they’ve progressed along their soul’s journey through their incarnated lives thus far. After this review, we plan our next life in complete detail. We note what we need to learn and what we need to accomplish to further evolve.
We choose our homes, families, and relationships. We select challenges for ourselves to overcome as well as events throughout our lives to help us learn essential lessons. We plan synchronicities or meaningful coincidences to let us know we’re on the right path.
We choose to meet those from our Soul Group at significant points in our life to guide us and catalyze some sort of spiritual awakening – to help us move forward in our soul’s growth. They help us embody our innate light – our divine and highest purpose. They help us find enlightenment.
In retrospect, I believe Emme’s friendship with my sister was part of a larger plan to meet me and my daughter – so that we could learn essential truths from each other – so that we could remember our higher purpose – so that we could meet you.
You are here for a reason.
Rhys + Rei honors the fire we have within ourselves and the connections we have with each other. Allow us to be part of your tribe and spiritual journey.
To help you build the fire in your life and fan your flames.
To help you remember who you are at a core level and burn brightly.
Let’s grow together and ignite the world.