What Is Cosmic Love?

Medically reviewed by April Justice, LICSW
Updated July 16, 2024by BetterHelp Editorial Team

Cosmic love generally has two definitions. It may refer to a romantic love between two people that was fated or destined and is extremely powerful and everlasting. Cosmic love may also be defined as a love for all living things, paired with the belief that we are one with the universe. Whether or not either definition of cosmic love exists is generally up to each individual to decide. If you’re encountering any challenges with love or relationships, speaking with a licensed therapist online can be beneficial.

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Is there a dictionary definition for cosmic love?

Cosmic love may be difficult to define as it can be considered a feeling, rather than something tangible. There may not be one single dictionary definition to describe cosmic love, or at least not one consistent from one source to another. However, cosmic love usually means a love between two people that was in some way destined or determined by the cosmos. It may apply to people who believe they were made to be together.

Some people may not believe in cosmic love, similar to some people not believing in soul mates. The experience of cosmic love can be entirely up to each experience.

Many people use the phrase “cosmic love” to describe intense or strong feelings for someone that they feel are everlasting, powerful, or otherwise indescribable.

Others may recognize cosmic love as a person taking on the effort to love everything and everyone. These people may believe we are one with the universe, and we should love all beings on the earth and in the cosmos as one. 

If you want to experience cosmic love in some form, then you are not alone. It can be normal to be intrigued by the idea of experiencing such a powerful, unconditional form of love.

Cosmic love and spirituality

Believing in cosmic love can be similar to the idea of having faith in the sense that it’s generally up to the individual whether they believe in cosmic love or not. 

Living your life with faith and love for the universe can be seen as a form of transpersonal love. Your connection with your faith or spirituality should be a personal experience. Cosmic love may be more of an individual commitment to oneself and a personal identity and development determination. With faith and love for the oneness of all things, there can be a relationship built where an individual can discover their own identity.

This kind of divinity found all around is sometimes seen as "cosmic love." Rather than love that is felt for another person, this type of cosmic love can be seen as a presence of love in all things. It can also be the acknowledgment of eternal truth or a group consciousness. Cosmic love can unlock the ability to feel the spiritual presence that exists all around us. This may entail a feeling of love for yourself, overall happiness, and an improved connection to everything in life.

As you dig deeper into the idea of cosmic love, you may discover that it may not always be a process or transaction with another person. Instead, it may be about the love you have for yourself, as well as natural self-healing and self-growth. If love is cosmic and eternal, it can help to remove the actions and feelings of separation from others, nature, or a spiritual being that you have faith in. Cosmic love can allow you to live in unity with the spiritual being in which you believe. This can also help you to recognize the strength and passion you hold within yourself. With the evolution of love, from personal to cosmic, small to large, or minimal to extreme, much can be gained from your love expanding into the cosmos. In this sense, cosmic love can be real if you want to believe it is.

Can cosmic love last?

There is typically a strong astrological value to cosmic love. If you believe in cosmic love, it could be everlasting because you may believe it was manifested and destined by the universe.

Because there can be so many different definitions, beliefs, perspectives, and other feelings about cosmic love, it may be considered a compatibility factor between two people. If two people are trying to determine their level of connection, they may say their love is cosmic, as if it was written by destiny.

However, many other factors may determine if love can last, such as personality connections, understanding, trust, effective communication, and intimacy. If you’re willing to put in the work as a couple, it can be possible for your love to last. We may often believe that the current partner we love is the "cosmic" other in our lives, but much more work typically must be done to maintain a strong, healthy, long-term relationship.

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Online therapy can help you with relationship issues

If you are experiencing any relationship issues in your life or finding it difficult to find true love, you are not alone. Many people experience these kinds of difficulties. A licensed online therapist may help you work on these concerns or any other mental health challenges you may be facing.

A study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research examined the effects of online cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) on people living with mental health concerns. According to the report, researchers found that the online therapy program generally produced significant positive results. Online therapy can also be more affordable than in-person therapy, according to various studies. 

Online therapy may help you manage complicated emotions arising out of unrequited love or an unfulfilled love life. If you’re feeling uncomfortable discussing these types of issues face to face, online therapy can be a discreet option that you can try from the comfort of your own home. 

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Cosmic love may be defined as an everlasting fated love between two people or as a love for all living things. Whether you believe in cosmic love or not, love can be an important force throughout our lives as well as the universe. Healthy love can guide your life and lead to new levels of happiness. With the right tools, you can enjoy a truly fulfilling and loving relationship with yourself and others. One of these tools may be online therapy, which can empower you to get the professional guidance and insight you deserve from the comfort of your home.
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