Anam Cara refers to the Celtic spiritual belief of souls connecting and bonding. In Celtic Spiritual tradition, it is believed that the soul radiates all about the physical body, what some refer to as an aura. When you connect with another person and become completely open and trusting with that individual, your two souls begin to flow together. Should such a deep bond be formed, it is said you have found your Anam Cara or soul friend.
But I know if you pray Somewhere in this world- Something good will happen. God wants us to see More love and playfulness in your eyes For that is your greatest witness to Him. Your soul and my soul Once sat together in the Beloved’s womb Playing footsie. Your heart and my heart Are very, very old friends. – Hafez (Poem’s Title is ”Your Mother and My Mother”)
Anam is the Gaelic word for soul; cara is the word for friend. So anam cara means sould friend. The anam cara was a person to whom you could reveal the hidden intimacies of your life. This friendship was an act of recognition and belonging.