Does religion have any bearing on your decision to submit? If not, are you familiar with religious based submission and do you view it as similar to other types of submission or dissimilar.
This one is an odd question to me… I’m familiar with some forms of religious submission, where someone will actually worship their partner (literally…). I’m also well versed in sex magick, though I don’t practice.
I’m Pagan. I grew up worshipping the old ones, going for hikes in nature rather than going to church. I have a pentacle tattoo on my left shoulder blade that holds within it representations of each elemenet in their proper corners.. It was my first ink when I was 19. Many have followed, but it is still one of my favorites. I am branded Pagan for life.
My religion used to have much more of an impact on who I was friends with, what I did, etc.. I’ve gone through the whole story of how I was in a coven for a good length of time before it bit me in the ass. After that… I became much more selfish about who I shared my practice with. I still acknowledge the Sabbats, still feel their energy. I still LOVE Beltane and Samhain the most. But my practice has changed.
It’s more personal.. less open to group activities.. Something I would maybe share with my primary if he was interested.. Other than that it’s mine. It’s my way of getting through day to day life and still being able to smile. Still having faith.
It is one of the few parts of myself completely disconnected from my submissive side. In circle I am not the timid, bubbly thing you would see out at a kink event. I stand differently. My chin is held higher.. I know very well what I can do in a spiritual setting.. I know I’m a powerhouse, even if I don’t flex my muscles as often anymore. There is nothing submissive about me during ritual.. If anything I’m leading it, confidently.
So no, my spirituality and my submission do not go together and are not linked in any way. If anything, they exist on opposite ends of the spectrum that make me up.
Yours, as always
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