“The secret of sexual energy, therefore, is not only that it is capable of begetting new generations, but that it has a second function of much greater importance for man; to lead his consciousness step by step up the great Jacob’s ladder of consciousness to God.”
Elisabeth Haich, Sexual Energy and Yoga
Exercise: Can you imagine being conscious enough to go up Jacob’s ladder?
I hear story after story of people using one another, exploitation, sexual assault, groping, harassment, rape etc and I grow weary. Sex is amazing and spiritual and transformative and people seem to misuse and abuse this wonderful gift. Some of it is ignorance and some of it is that we have not taught our society how to truly honor and reverence this sacred sexuality.
Now is the time to have conversations with our friends and family about sexuality and the potential of it. Overcome your fear, your self conscious nature and have the conversations that are necessary.
“When you are in love with someone, you do indeed see them as a divine being. Now, suppose that is what they truly are and that your eyes have by your beloved been opened. Through a tremendous outpouring of psychic energy in total devotion and worship for this other person, who is respectively god or goddess, you realize by total fusion and contact, the divine center in them. At once it bounces back to you and you discover your own.”
Alan Watts, Play to Live
Exercise: How might it change your relationship, physically and sexually, spiritually and emotionally if you were to look for the divine spark in them? In yourself?
“To play is to be unfettered and unconditioned, to perform actions that are intrinsically satisfying; to sing, dance and laugh. To play is to step out of the ordinary world of the humdrum, to enter a special, magical world where one can revel in the superfluous. To play is to display oneself aimlessly and gracefully. As players, then, the gods are revealed to be delightful, joyful, graceful beings whose actions are completely spontaneous, unconditioned, and expressive of their transcendent completeness and freedom.”
David Kinsely, The Sword and the Flute
EXERCISE: Re read the above quotes and consider how often you play and are light and airy.
Play more this week through song, laughing and dance- enjoy the lightness of being during intercourse