i just intellectually understood something about my heritage that i have always felt in my heart and my body. this idea/belief/concept that our bodies hold our souls, that the soul exists within the body and without it. the 2 words for soul in ilokano, my mother’s native tongue: Kadkadduwa- when the soul is in the physical body and karuruwa when it departs. Kadduwa translates as “inseparable companion” and duwa is 2 🤲🏾 i am becoming more and more intimate with this inseparable companion- knowing my soul’s purpose in this life, knowing all the burdens, all the traumas, all the gifts and lessons that my soul carries, allows me in my physical form to embody the soul’s purpose. alam ko bakit nandito ako / i know why i am here. i trust in the almighty algorithm of who i am. i know i am here as an expression of creator source great spirit god light. i know i am here to help others remember to remember. i offer a blessing, a prayer and an intention from me to you- from one lighthouse to another- that you may come to know your soul. may you cultivate a deep connection with your kadkaduwa.