Five Guideposts To Illuminate The Spiritual Side Of Sexuality.

 

1. Sex as Communication:  Sex can be the most intimate form of communication at its hight; it involves opening and meeting from our deepest and most vulnerable parts as equals; no words need to be spoken; the soul of each recognize the other; the interdependence and oneness is acknowledged; communication changes to communion.

2. Sex as Surrender: The deep communication leads to surrender. This kind of surrender doesn’t mean to give up or quit on yourself or life. It just mean you have relaxed your fixed thinking adequately and can allow deeper wisdom to inform your direction. The flow of life allows more peace and happiness and takes us ultimately to our True Self, where we really feel at home.

3. Sex as Delight: When sex is good there is happiness. Sex as delight is much more, it is good under all conditions, positive or negative because the reference of delight is deeper within beyond contradictions.

4. The Union of Opposites: In the ancient tradition which have not been dominated by western thought, the importance of balancing the masculine and feminine elements within each of us, as well as in the external world,  has been long recognized as the basis for harmony in all life. In the East, the Tantras – ancient Hindu and Buddhist scriptures – use sexual symbolism to express the union of the opposites necessary for enlightenment. In the Hindu Tantras the Shakti, or goddess, is considered the primal energy of the world, and the male deity ( often Shiva) symbolizes meditative stillness. In Buddhist Tantra, the female deity symbolizes emptiness or wisdom ( stillness), while male deity symbolizes compassion or skillful means( activity). In Taoism, union is expressed by yin and yang symbols. The female is symbolized by the yin – dark, passive, soft, yielding energy  – and the male by the yang: active , hard, light energy. The universe is made up of the union of both. Light cannot exist without dark, active without passive, hard without soft.

So the masculine and feminine forces naturally seek their opposites. Together they make a balanced whole. When we prevent an individual from accessing both male and female qualities within themselves, they will feel a lack or a deep emptiness. Consequently, they desperately seek to complete themselves by attracting the missing elements in another. Or if the inner masculine and inner feminine are at war with each other, a person will experience chaos within and conflict without as the stronger aspect attempts to take over and suppress the other while the weaker side rebels.

In sexual union, masculine and feminine in balance; there is sexual harmony, which put one in communion with the infinite force of nature, giving one a deeper reference for a relationship.

5. Sex as Cosmos:  As Above , So Below. In The Way of Splendor, Edwin Hoffman relates the ancient Jewish mystical tradition of Kabbalah…” the celestial ‘King’ and ‘Queen’ unite in sexual ecstasy to sustain the cosmos each day…..Whenever marital partner engage in lovemaking with intense concentration, they help to harmonize all the realm of the universe. That is, just as the full sexual embrace  – if performed with the proper attitude and desire – is seen to bring the human couple together on many level of their being, so too does this act cause peace and love to reign more thoroughly everywhere. ‘As above, so below.’ ”

Resources 

Chop Wood Carry Water

By Rick Fields, with Peggy Taylor, Rex Weyler, and Rick Ingrasci.

http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/change_and_spiritual_surrender_opening_yourself_to_the_possibility_of_greatness

http://www.gurusoftware.com/GuruNet/KnowledgeBase/Personal/SpiritualQualities/DelightOfBeing.htm

http://www.lovewithoutlimits.com/articles/Sacred_Union_of_Opposites.html

Sexuality Is The Deepest And Most Primal Impulse

“Our sexuality is the deepest and most primal impulse we possess. Repressed, it drains our vital energies and weakens all our faculties of mind and body. Fulfilled, it becomes a great creative and regenerative force. Sexual liberation does not lie in mastering techniques which see our bodies as pleasure mechanisms, but in the realization that our bodies are holy and that sexual relationships are sharing of the divine energy that animates the universe.”

LAYNA VERIN

” The entire social and cultural game of antisexual, ‘ spirit against flesh’ education is so monstrous , so opposed to incarnate human happiness and human responsibility, as well as the ultimate transcendental sacrifice of the individual body-mind through moral and spiritual processes, that it must be considered the primary social and even philosophical issue of our time.”

DA FREE JOHN

Resources 

Chop Wood Carry Water

By Rick Fields, with Peggy Taylor, Rex Weyler, and Rick Ingrasci.

Sexual Love

 

Sex is such a loaded word. It has different meaning for almost everyone. In modern time sex sadly is regarded as a trivial act; not long ago a women in her late thirties told me she was sleeping with someone so she could get to know him, that statement took me by surprise that I didn’t know what to say to her. Unfortunately the modern notion of sex ignores what the ancients recognized; that sex is not an activity in isolation from our thought, what we feel , what we do or what we value in rest of our  lives.They regarded it as a spiritual and a sacred act. George Leonard reminds us that today what we need to do is ” reconnect the bedroom with the rest of our lives, with society, and nature, and perhaps with the stars. We need to realize that the way we make love influences the way  we make our world, and vice versa. We need to appreciate the connection between the erotic and the creative. We need, more than anything else to reawaken to the almost endless, half forgotten, life transforming powers of full-bodied, fully committed erotic love.”

Sex is a powerful force, like the life-force itself. It brings lovers together, serves as an expression of love, creates life, and fulfills our longing for unity and wholeness. We engage in sex not only for physical release, but to merge with the beloved in a state of ecstatic spiritual union. The sexual act of union is highly spiritual but unfortunately this image has been tainted by our popular culture of trivialities. Mystics of the past have used images of sexual love to describe their deepest spiritual ecstasy; they recognized sexual love to be deeply spiritual.

D.H Lawrence uses act of sexual union to explain what is the beloved. ” She is that which I am not. In the act of love, I am pure male, and she is pure female. She is she, and I am I, and clasped together with her, I know how perfectly she is not me, how perfectly I am not her, how utterly we are two, the light and the darkness , and how infinitely and eternally not to be comprehended by either of us is the surpassing One we make.”

Alan Watts in his classic Nature , Man, and Women explains, that in the hight of sexual love we see the beloved as the divine. He writes……..”one of the most total experiences of relationship to the other of which we are capable, but prejudice and insensitivity have prevented us from seeing that in any other circumstances such delight would be called mystical ecstasy. For what lovers feel for each other in this moment is no other than adoration in its full religious sense, and its climax is almost literally the pouring of their lives into each other. Such adoration, which is due only to God, would indeed be idolatrous, were it not that in that moment love takes away illusion and shows the beloved for what he or she in truth is — not the socially pretended person but the naturally divine.”

 

Resources

Chop Wood Carry Water

By Rick Fields, with Peggy Taylor, Rex Weyler, and Rick Ingrasci.

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