Sex, More than what we are conditioned to believe

When people think of Tantra they find it difficult to remove sex from their construct. In fact in many ways its next to impossible to remove sex from any aspect of life. This is one of the great challenges facing every individual regardless of gender. Sexual energy is a part of the continuous flow of energy through our being, inseparable from any other aspect of our experiential selves. We often notice the influence of sexual energy the most when our practices and patterns are reinforcing the influence of the three lower chakras.  We will feel this energy most intensely if we are masturbating or ejaculating on a regular basis. This is because of how powerful the release of energy is after ejaculation, and because of the conditioning influence created by repeatedly stimulating the nerves in genital region. Many of us have been carrying on with such habits for a very long time. We often cannot resist the rush which comes from our response to a sexual stimulus. This is ingrained in the reward system in the brain. If you are questioning the immense drain the release of sexual energy can lead too, try for at least one month to forgo ejaculation and experience what its like to have this energy intact; there is a tremendous will power gain from transcending desire. As will and the desire for higher understand grows we recognize how we close ourselves off to essential knowledge about what it is too be human, because we are overly identified with our patterns.

We believe and we become...

Belief is a very powerful container of energy. In Tantra, its not about believing or disbelieving, its not about having a preference or about being positive; its about recognizing that we have a choice. Choice is a state of openness to possibility. Take healing for example; if we believe we are diseased then this is the experience we will create for ourselves, our vital energy will be directed to creating the dis-comfort and dis-ease which we believe is present within us. It's also equally detrimental to dis-believe in a dis-ease state. Successful healers often create a feeling that the individual who is being healed is already free of the dis-ease. Feeling is a powerful mover of energy and is not associated with an intellectual understanding or belief. Belief is very much a mental process and any mental process is inherently disconnected form the energy centers of the body; belief can only function to contain the flow of energy at a point. Feeling on the other hand is immersion into the energy. The conscious mind functions as a control valve for flow of energy. If we believe or disbelieve then energy will cease too flow fully. If we allow feeling then the conscious mind is surrendered to a larger source of energy, the universe. Once we are able to surrender to flow we become the ultimate conduit of healing energy. Tantra is about being open to possibility, and the understanding that we are not truly in control, all we have is choice.

An interview with Dr. Bruce Lipton, about the role we play in healing and changing the expression of our genes

A practice is the most essential element to increasing sensitivity. A practice imprints a new pattern within the nervous system. Without a practice dealing with the physical body, the body will prevent us from exploring deeply internally, and without sensitivity to our internal workings our search for guidance will never cease. We live a culture which is very impatient for results. We go to doctors with our ailments and expect cures they cannot give us. In the area of health and wellness we start to workout and end up quiting after we don't see immediate results or we realize this approach is just going to take too long. Of course we have many expensive options for those who desire quick fixes to the damage they did in the first place. Any medicine, healer, herb, technique, etc... only functions to facilitate the healing process which we are responsible for; remember we exist in our own body... always! We desperately search for healing connections with others even though we haven't healed our own internal wound create by the separation of the conscious mind from the rest of creation and our own body. The purpose of a practice is too create time for ourselves without distractions. A book is a distraction, TV is a distraction, conversation is a distraction, email is a distraction, work is a distraction; the only time without distraction is thru the immersion into some sort of meditative practice whether it be Yoga, Chi Gong, breath work or simply a meditation practice. This is simply about balancing out all the external directing of energy with internal work and surrender. Within us lie the keys for stream lining our existence so that we are in the flow as opposed to being in conflict with flow. It's the friction caused by the conscious mind being closed off to flow which leads to dis-ease and dis-comfort. Within each of us lies a trajectory for this lifetime, and it's the realization of this trajectory which reveals our purpose. Purpose is not a state of belief but of revelation due to surrender and choosing to align with flow. Tantra is very much about the process of recognition that there is a flow in the first place. Tantra is acceptance of that which rises in the moment as truth for that moment alone, and surrender too and faith in the fact our true nature is a reflects all creation, infinite, present, centered, and at peace. Tantra is when practice becomes a ones own organic process, technique ends and flow continues; its about grasping whats already inherent.   "If you cannot see the God in all then you cannot see God at all"- Yogi Bhajan.


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