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Old Jan 21, '09, 3:46 pm
Frazor Frazor is offline
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Default Did I sell my soul?

Hello, I have OCD (Obsessive compulsive Disorder). I know that comitting blasphemy against the holy spirit/selling your soul to Satan/calling God the Devil etc are common fears and obsessions with OCD and I have had all of them. With help from other people I have come to realize that I cannot commit the blasphemy if I don't truly want to and I don't really think God is the devil or evil. I also don't hate God. But I have had a compulsion recently that has scared me so intensely over the last two days, I feel completely sick and my faith is the only thing preventing suicidal thoughts (but they still come).

About a month ago, I made a typical OCD compulsion saying "if I cut my hair, I am selling my soul." Now most people will say that you can't accidently sell your soul to Satan. However, this time I actually said it OUT LOUD, "With my heart and soul, if I cut my hair I am selling my soul." SO while this sounds like OCD I knew the consequences of cutting my hair. Yet two days ago I cut my hair. When I was cutting my hair I was thinking to myself "It's just OCD, your hair looks really long and bad you have to cut it now!!" but the fact remains, I said this out loud that if I cut it, my soul is sold and then I cut it.

I am so scared. I never wanted to sell my soul but I still said that (because at the time I wasn't sure if I should get a haircut or not -- and I am very poor with choices, so my OCD makes me do things like this). So with knowing the repurcusion of the haircut, have I with full consent of the will/knowledge actually sold my soul? Is there any way to get it back?

Please help me anyone, I don't know where else to go. Thank you so, so much for any advise.

Like, when I made this compulsion I only did it to help me decide between getting a haircut or not. So I knew my OCD has so much of power over me, so I did the “Don’t get a haircut or else selling” compulsion. I didn’t TRULY want to ever do this, but I still made this kind of promise. Then I did cut my hair, so while I didn’t truly want to sell my soul, I did violate the promise I made, so technically you could say I sold it – which is what is bothering me so, so deeply. If you sell your soul does that mean you cant get it back/are you doomed to Hell because Satan now has your soul?
Old Feb 15, '09, 10:00 am
Leonie Ambrose Leonie Ambrose is offline
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Be assured of God's mercy! The following links should assist you in better understanding the Catholic Church's teaching regarding "selling your soul to the devil". If you have any further questions or concerns that are not answered by these links, please contact Catholic Answers directly.


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