Let me preface this by saying I have weird or unusual spiritual experiences. So far, the only person who may understand this particular experience is my father (who has a similar connection with one of his friends), but he won't explain anything to me. If anything, he goes out of his way not to help me and I have no idea why.
I love my husband very much, and have a strong connection with him that is deeper than anything in this life. We love each other so much I can't put it in words, and can sometimes feel each other across large distances. I know that deep within my soul, my place in this life is next to my husband as his wife.
My point is stating this is that the connection I am about to describe is not romantic in nature.
One day at work, I felt a strong connection with someone else, almost telepathic. Please note that I have been around this person in passing and haven't felt any connection. We have been in a handful of group meetings before, and I didn't notice anything other than that he has a soothing presence. Recently, we ended up working together on a project, and it was as if the energy around us slowly built up over time, like a static electric charge, until I felt as though we were almost able to read each other's thoughts.
Being around him is soothing, especially when I am rested. When I do not get enough rest, the connection isn't as noticeable to me. It is as if I can relax and breath and just be in his presence. Around him, I feel joy and peace.
I am afraid to shake this person's hand because of how strong our connection is. I feel as if physical touch (even something as innocent as a handshake) would somehow cement the strong connection I have with this person and that scares me.
Someone close to me said perhaps it is because the two of us have similar life experiences, and so our energies resonate more closely with each other than others.
All I know is that it's a bit awkward, and I don't quite know how to handle it. So far, people have told me to simply ignore it altogether and let it be what it will be. I'm not sure that's good advice either, because I have a need to understand this.
I can't exactly walk up to the person I feel connected to and say, "Hi. Do you feel the almost telepathic connection between us? Can you explain it to me? Is this some weird spiritual or genetic thing?" at work. Even if he knew what I was talking about, what would he say?
I think at one point, he mistook the energy for sexual energy, even though it isn't a sexual energy- which makes things more awkward. And we have a large age gap (20+ years), so I am hopefully not even on his radar in that respect.
There is no textbook that I know of to explain this, or some of the other strange things that happen to me. People usually end up scratching their heads when I talk about my spiritual experiences. I'm hopeful that someone on here can explain this adequately. I have been praying for a mentor, and was kind of hoping this person would be my mentor, but I'm not sure if he will be (since my dad won't be) or if he doesn't understand us either.
Has anyone here had any similar experience to this? Does anyone here understand this? Is there a textbook out there somewhere that explains this that I don't know about yet? Any help is much appreciated! Thank you!