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Re: Married in Spirit
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2018, 01:55:31 pm »
I have no desire to be married in reality because I have lived a pretty bad life. A lot of horror and trauma. I do however desire to be connected to my soulmate still. My Goddess gave me an idea to marry my soulmate in spirit. It is a type of witchcraft. I daily imagine myself married to my soulmate. I imagine he is off in the world somewhere and I am married to his energy. In my mind his name is Caleb. I believe he loves me unconditionally. I imagine him when I sleep. I imagine him when I go through my day. I feel he understands why I don't want to be married in reality and that somehow my magic will touch his spirit and help his life too. I love him very much and I know in my heart he loves me too and that we will be reunited in heaven after death.

I don't think there's anything wrong with "imaginary" relationships in a spiritual context--even romantic or sexual ones. There's certainly a lot of evidence that this is a way people have approached spirituality for a very long time. Just to cite one example, there's records of men in ancient Greece becoming so devoted to specific nymphs that they built sanctuaries for their semi-divine girlfriends.

It's important to balance it with a mundane life, though. Those nympholepts more or less abandoned normal society to become hermits in the wilderness, and that's a lot harder in the modern day (not that it was easy then).

Romances with beings inside your head aren't really a substitute for romances with real people. They're very different and should be treated as such.
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