I've a new computer and the old one has been retired so I'm Internet connected again. My health went through some major crises and changes over the last few months. My inner world has changed fundamentally as well.
I haven't found a physical partner yet, but have developed a fairly satisfactory connection with my inner child, some friends that I call to my mind (imagination) at will, and a partner with whom I do the same. Perhaps I'll explore the nurturing phase of the Exchanges with one of them at some point rather than the energy healing and simple cuddling/sleeping together I am currently doing. The effect on my mood can be quite strongly positive. It's a relief from all the deeply rooted frustration I've experienced in the past. I'm still strongly convinced of the value of non-sexual touch for my own healing (and of most people). Perhaps I'm now settling into getting my energy stronger and aligned with this understanding regardless of how terrified the people with physical bodies around me seem to be. I'm tired of adjusting to their fears.
I have an excellent Cranio-sacral practitioner who came into my life in the summer. I asked her about her interest in a paid contract exploring 3 weeks of non-sexual healing along the lines of the nurturing phase of the Exchanges. She told me that she was seeing someone and that seemed to veto that idea. It felt good to ask. It helped me release the longing. Her energy is remarkably good. It was hard for me to stay out of the longing before I asked. It was risky however. Fortunately, asking didn't seem to jeopardize our original connection. I still get sessions with her and they are still excellent.
I hope you are all well.
PS: Would doing the Exchanges with a non-physical partner still be considered Karezza?