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How I met my soul partner!

hillarypikephotoThis journey of my life began in January 2013 when I went to Auroville, India for one month. Auroville is one of the most healing places I have ever been to and I woke up every day to the sunrise, feeling a deep profound connection to the divine. One of the most heart opening experiences I had there was meeting a man named John Peter who has Polio and teaches yoga to 100’s of Orphaned children in Pondicherry, S India. I went with him to meet all of these bright eyed children and before I left made sure they all had soap, pens, laundry detergent and notebooks, which they desperately needed. I had known before but this experience reminded me how deeply I wanted to work with and help children.
Before leaving on this trip to Auroville, my whole life had fallen apart and I felt like I had lost everything that mattered to me and was forced to start back at square 1. When the month was over in Auroville, I knew I had nothing to come back home to, so I decided that I would keep traveling. I was invited to go visit one of my dear guy friends, Greg, in Seville, Spain. I did not have much money at all but I knew once the month was up in India that I was not going home. So I went to Spain, jumped and trusted that the Universe would be there. It ended up being the best choice I could have made. Seville is like walking through a fairy tale and I was staying with someone who felt like my older brother. I felt safe, loved and surrounded by beauty which was just want I needed.

My dear friend Greg is quite the adventurer as I am. He had always wanted to take a trip to Morocco, Egypt and Israel. Within a few days our tickets were booked and we decided to go. Seeing the Pyramids of Giza and being in Cairo during that dangerous time was something I will always remember. After Egypt we flew to Israel and saw the holy sites in Jerusalem, went to the Dead Sea, and hung out on the beach in Tel Aviv. While in Tel Aviv I posted a picture of the beautiful beach on Facebook. When I arrived back to Seville two days later I saw a comment from Michael Eisen on that same picture.

I had seen many of Michael Eisen’s blogs on The Daily Love and knew that he ran an organization called the Youth Wellness Network. I did not even realize that we were friends on Facebook. I knew the second I saw his comment that he was the person I needed to talk to about helping more children through Yoga in North America. I sent him a private message on Facebook telling him a little about myself and the kids I was working with in S. India. He replied right away and gave me his e-mail address. I wrote him more about my story and my desire to help youth. We found out through the first few e-mails that we had many things in common and were only a month and a half apart in age. We set up a time to Skype on a Wednesday and kept e-mailing each other up to that day. In one e-mail that he sent me I could tell that he was feeling that this could also be a romantic connection between us and when I went to sleep that night, I could feel his energy with me, as if he was watching over me and sending me love. I knew that we had a deep connection.

By the time we did Skype it was obvious that the Uni-verse had put us together for more than just a business partnership. Within two Skype calls Michael was thinking of coming to visit me in Spain and I was also thinking of going to see him in Toronto and although the desire to see each other was very strong, we both decided to be patient and waited to see each other. In past relationships we had both rushed things too much too soon and felt it was finally time to let go of that habit. I had already decided to go do an advanced Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh India; since my experience in South India was so magical I wanted to go explore North India. I had planned years before to do a trip to Rishikesh, but it did not come together then. I always knew in my heart that I wanted to do go to Rishikesh and do a yoga teacher training before I decided to settle down and create a life with someone.

Michael and I continued to Skype while I was in Rishikesh every day, even though the internet connection was sometimes not strong enough we cherished every moment we could spend together virtually. Unfortunately, my time there ended up not being what I had expected and instead turned out to be the most challenging experience of my life. I ended up in the emergency room twice and at one point did not know if I was going to leave the hospital alive. All I could do was go into the deepest surrender of my life, and it was Michael’s love and nourishment that really kept me going through the hardest of times.

After six weeks in India I finished the yoga teacher training and felt so relieved that I had made it through the struggle. Michael and I were so in love with each other even though we had not even met in person yet. We had been skyping for three months and had decided early on into my Rishikesh trip that I would come straight from Rishikesh to Toronto to meet him in person. Leaving India was so surreal and I was so ready and excited to meet Michael. When I arrived at the baggage claim in Toronto I was overcome with nerves. I wished there was an escape route but there was no way around it; I had to go out and meet this person that I felt knew and understood me more than anyone in the world. This person that I truly felt I was meant to spend my life with. I put on a guided love meditation on my iPod and just walked and breathed. And there he was as I walked through those sliding doors, standing there holding roses looking at me with such warmth and love. My nerves instantly eased and we hugged for a long time.

There were challenges along the way and it was not always easy, but five months after I arrived in Toronto, Michael proposed. 2013 was certainly quite the year for me! I was forced to let go of everything so I could end up arriving where I was really supposed to be. It took a lot of FAITH and A LOT of stepping outside of my comfort zone. But now I am with the person that I truly feel was chosen for me by the divine and he is more than I ever knew was possible.

There are many peaks and valleys in life, but trust me when I say – even if you are going through the worst of the valleys, as I was at the beginning of 2013 – if you trust your intuition, have faith and jump (even if you don’t know if you will be caught in your mind), the Uni-verse will always have miracles waiting for you!

  • Erin

    I love this. Exactly what a single 23 year old girl needs to hear sometimes. So many of my girlfriends I see rushing into relationships solely because of the fact we are recent college graduates, and that’s just “what you do.” I refuse to do that, because I know the way you did it is the right way. Congratulations and thank you for sharing so openly!

    • The Daily Love

      Thanks so much for reading and sharing, Erin! -TDL Team

    • Hillary Pike

      Hi Erin!! Thank you so much for this comment! A well know astrologer told me once that she feels if people get married before their Saturn Return that is can cause challenges and makes it harder for the marriage to work. Saturn Return is an astrological event when Saturn comes back around near the age of 28 for each person. It is during this time that people discover who they are on a deeper level and step more into purpose and adulthood. If you meet someone before that time and they have not discovered their true purpose, it is almost like not fully knowing what you are getting. There are always exceptions to this, but the more you know and your partner know yourselves the easier it can be to come into unity. I feel the younger twenties can be a great time to explore, travel, try new things and discover what you truly desire. There is no pressure to settle down so young. Listen to your heart!

  • Good Vibes

    What a beautiful story! So inspiring and lovely. Congratulations.

    • The Daily Love

      Thank so much for reading! -TDL Team

    • Hillary Pike

      Thank you! Much love and light Good Vibes!

  • Renata Dmytrasz

    Oh WOW – Hillary, Thanks SO much for sharing this beautiful story and journey of how you and Michael met! I am so honoured to have met the both of you recently and connect with you! You are both such awesome, inspiring people and your live the ‘vision’ of the most powerful type of relationship – one based on service and sharing your love-consciousness!!! Namaste – Happy Valentine’s Day to you both!!!
    Renata

    • The Daily Love

      Happy Valentine’s Day, Renata! -TDL Team

    • Hillary Pike

      Thank you Renata, we are so blessed to have met you! You are a true light and a mover and shaker just what this world needs. I bow to you divine one. Thank you!!!

  • Lida

    Your story touched my heart and made me cry. I wish you all the best..

    • The Daily Love

      Wishing you the best as well, Lida… Thanks for reading! -TDL Team

    • Hillary Pike

      That means so much to me. Thank you Lida! I am so glad it touched you heart. Sending you waterfalls of love. Namaste.

  • Sabrina

    What a beautiful story, Hil! A great reminder that good things are worth the wait, and that the universe always has a plan.

    • The Daily Love

      Thank you for reading, Sabrina! -TDL Team

    • Hillary Pike

      Yes there is always a divine plan unfolding and at the level of human awareness we often cannot see or understand it. Faith. Trust. Patience. Presence. Love!!!!!!!!!

  • Jan

    Wow! How beautiful! I really appreciate your openness and vulnerability in sharing this with us. I am so deeply happy for you and know that you and Michael will have the most beautiful journey together!! Can’t wait to hear your story!! May you both be blessed with love and happiness everyday, always. In deep love….

    • The Daily Love

      Glad you enjoyed reading, Jan! Thanks so much for sharing. -TDL Team

    • Hillary Pike

      Thank you Jan! Your love, support and divine wisdom means the world to us. Holding space and seeing you in the love that you are! SAT NAM!

  • Anna

    Amazing – thank you! I am a very unlucky person when it comes down to love – all men I ever loved (not too many ofcourse :)) betrayed my trust in one way or another – and time goes by, you’re getting older and you do lose faith in love, NOT in life – I do love my life – but maybe my time hasn’t come yet, maybe I had some lessons to learn? Don’t know but I’m not even sure if I care much any longer – but I love your story Hillary! And I’m happy for you and people like you make life brighter – I wish you all the best in life :D

    • The Daily Love

      Thanks for reading, Anna! -TDL Team

    • Hillary Pike

      Thank you Anna! I would love to connect with you and hear more about your story. I help people re-open their hearts and minds and I understand the feeling of having something happen again and again until you start to lose hope. I promise you that you deserve love. It sometimes isn’t until you love yourself and treat yourself the way you want to be treated that this can come into form. I would love to work with you on this. I hope you see this message! I wish you the true experience of the Divine love that you are!

  • http://www.iLOVEliberation.com/ Drew Parales

    This is such an amazing story Hillary, and Im so happy that you shared it with us! Michael is an incredible person and Im sure that your journey together will continue to be an amazing one! Thank you for sharing the story of your “jump”!!
    Love, Drew

    • Hillary Pike

      Thank you Drew!! Michael is incredible and I am so grateful for his presence in my life, he supports me in more ways that I could have ever imagined. Thank you for your love!!

      • http://www.iLOVEliberation.com/ Drew Parales

        Oh youre welcome Hillary! I am a fan of your’s and Michael’s wisdoms here on TDL and have been inspired and learned a lot! Some of which I bring into my own private coaching practice. It is just so wonderful to see and read such positive journeys of learning and Love vs all the negativity out there in the media these days. Your story is such a breath of fresh loving air! Continue on!
        Love, Drew :)

  • Diane W. Teats

    Wonderful to hear your story Hillary! Michael and you are together to provide much comfort and knowledge to so many ahead in your lifes! We look forward to hearing from you both in the future! Pure love is abounding! Do know if you are looking for your love, just set your desires and you will find each other! Much love to All! All Being Well, Diane

    • Hillary Pike

      Thank you Diane! Yes the Uni-verse is always working in your favor to bring you your heart’s desires. It use takes patience as it can take longer than we want sometimes for these dreams to really arrive in physical form. It is all one big blessing!!

  • Kara

    Hillary! Thank u for being so open – your authenticity shines in this posting. This is the perfect example of what can happen in just a matter of 6-12 months if we are hopeful! I appreciate you sharing some of your story and I look forward to reading all of your posts. We share a dear friend, Jan, and she often speaks of u and how special u are to her. I look for your postings on TDL because it reminds me so much of Jan- and this one in particular has made me feel even more connected to u! Thank u again! Love-Kara

    • Hillary Pike

      Thank you so much Kara! It is nice to virtually meet you! I have heard wonderful things about you as well. It is true big miracles can happen when you really JUMP outside your comport zone and trust. For a full year before this journey around the world I felt nothing was happening, but I was really cultivating patience for some massive changes and miracles! Our dreams are always blooming for rapidly then we realize. So much love to you!

  • Maida Hye

    Hillary, this is such a wonderful story. Thanks for sharing. Even with all the emotional and physical occurrences, you clearly are in flow with your intuitive guidance which brought you and Michael together. I remember the time you were in the hospital in India. Michael was speaking at our event and just before he went on stage, he mentioned you and how worried he was. I commend Michael for being strong and pulling off a great presentation. Although I hadn’t met you yet, I sensed how close he was to you. Wishing you both blessings of love and light on your journey together. <3

    • Hillary Pike

      Thank you so much Maida! We love you! You are a beautiful source of love and inspiration on this planet! Namaste~