I reread it this week, after years, and suddenly understood: it can hardly be otherwise that he is talking about marriage between twinflames … and nothing less …
‘You were born together, and together you will be forever.
You will be together as the white wings of death scatter your days.
Yes, you will even be together in God’s silent memory.
But let there be gaps in your being together.
Let the winds of heaven dance among you.
Love one another, but do not make love a bond:
let it rather be a wavy sea between the shores of your souls.
Fills each other’s cups, but does not drink from the same cup.
Gives each other of your bread, but do not eat the same piece.
Sing and dance together and be happy, but are each alone,
as the strings of a lute are by themselves, even though the same music shivers through them.
Give your hearts, but do not give them to each other in custody.
Because only the hand of life can hold your hearts.
And stand together, but not too close together:
for the pillars of the temple stand on their own,
and the oak and the cypress do not grow in each other’s shadow. “