It’s the throbbing pink elephant in the corner!
Listen in comfort
Sexual energy is accorded a special status in spiritual teachings, although frankly, few spiritual aspirants know what to do with it. Confusion reigns: it’s the throbbing pink elephant in the corner!
Of course, I blame their teachers! A spiritual teacher is supposed to bring clarity, not confusion. Yet the typical spiritual aspirant finds sexual energy an inconvenient truth because ideas about it are beset by contradictions.
The various spiritual teachings about sexual activity and sexual energy are mutually contradictory. Approaches range from ‘spanking the monkey’ until it dies of exhaustion, creating lust for dust (transferring love of the human body onto an inanimate religious statue), gorilla sex (coupling with all members of the group) to tying the kangaroo down (using various libido-suppressing techniques). The results are typically disastrous. What goes up must come down. What goes inward will eventually explode outwards. Religious institutions have trouble keeping it in their pants (although this has not reduced their power over the centuries, in fact, it may have increased it).
Celibacy, monogamy, polygamy, polyamory and indiscriminate promiscuity are all symptoms of sexual energy as it interacts with social behaviour and belief systems. But what is sexual energy? What is it for? Is there a useful way of relating to it? And are there wrong ways?
Sexual energy is rarely seen or experienced for what it is. Human beings have become divorced from their basic and spiritual needs and instincts. This Live Online Class aims to return you to an understanding of your sexual energy from the deepest spiritual perspective, with the goal of a healthy, balanced relationship.