It seems obvious to me that finding the right life-partner is getting harder to do on this planet. One cannot go everywhere to meet new people. And, people seem more determined than ever to get it right.
Technology has helped a bit. Using online dating services allows one to meet new prospects that he or she wouldn’t normally come across under ordinary conditions. But the rising popularity of the sub-genre of romance novels called “paranormal romance” tells me that many people inwardly wish they could expand their choices even beyond what the mundane world has to offer.
Why be constrained to choose among mere ordinary humans—from one’s own generation? How boring! Why not include those of other dimensions, or from past and future civilizations? Why not include extraterrestrials or vampires and werewolves? After all, shouldn’t your ultimate partnership with another person be super-special and super-interesting?
Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg was the first author to address the need of humans to find a paranormal partner with his wonderful book Conjugial Love. The trick was to allow oneself to evolve into an actual angel.
Swedenborg claimed that male angels are more handsome than terrestrial males and female angels are also more beautiful than those on earth. Better yet, when angels find their true soul mate their love, good looks and unity increases to an eternity. (And yes, angels kiss, embrace, fondle each other and have sex!)
The reason why male angels are so handsome is that they enjoy heavenly wisdom. The reason why female angels are so beautiful is that they manifest the love and affection of that heavenly wisdom—thus creating a perfect match. A marriage “made in heaven” represents the marriage between heavenly wisdom and heavenly love. How else can two people be perfectly united in both heart and mind?
According to Swedenborg, finding one’s perfect heavenly partner is not through some search engine containing the most complete and up-to-date data bank. Rather, it results from developing one’s innermost qualities of love and wisdom. These inner qualities of the human spirit are truly paranormal and they exist beyond physical spacetime.
In other words, finding the right person for such an eternal relationship requires that YOU also become the right person!