Our Sexual ~ Spiritual Connection
"It is traditional in many cultures, even western cultures, to practice celibacy in the pursuit of spiritual life. This is true as well for the hundreds of schools of yoga that recognize sexual energy as a spiritual force, and aim to conserve that energy for the spiritual path.
But celibacy as a spiritual motivator pretty much limits the quest for a raised form of consciousness to a cloistered community...
...and of course, if everyone followed this path, the number of people making a spiritual journey would quickly diminish and disappear.
Today many of us common folk aspire to spiritual growth. But we also desire to grow with a partner. Tantric yoga was the path couples chose thousands of years ago to satisfy this dilemma, since the tantric discipline allows men and women to have a mate, to enjoy sex, and to experience spiritual fulfillment, often simultaneously. How can this be? How can sexuality coexist with spirituality -- the one base, the other sublime?
For an answer we look inside, to the Tantra's subtle body, and to its ascending energy centers, beginning with the most "base" and ending in the cosmic zone." Excerpted from Charles & Caroline's Muir timeless book,Tantra: The Art of Conscious Loving, in it's 20th anniversary printing.
Yes -- how can our sexuality coexist with spirituality?
How do we make sense of our sensual natures? How do we experience deep & real pleasure? Imagine a way of being, not just a roll in the sack.
Tantra explores sexuality as a doorway to the divine, and earthly pleasures such as eating, dancing and creative expression are sacred acts. Hmmm...makes sense if you think about it.
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