Each day that passes is clear to me, in a small fraction that leads me to analyze the fact of sex as a spiritual mystery.
After observing different religions in a panoramic way, I realized that the most practiced religion with greater devotion in this New Era is sexuality.
To start we must clarify What is a religion ?, As investigated It is a body of knowledge and practices that seek to dissolve the human aspect to connect with the Divine aspect.
All religions teach us that we must control and dissolve those instinctive animal instincts and refine them so that by differentiating ourselves from the animal we can find the spiritual.
Also the religions teach us to cultivate the attributes of the heart to resemble God, whose nature is Love, patience, tolerance, compassion and unconditional love are permanent exercises in any spiritual philosophy and its practice brings us closer to God.
On the other hand the 7 capital sins (egotism, envy, lust, gluttony, greed, arrogance, anger and laziness) take us away from the loving nature that is the substance of God.
The rituals of religions are acts that become sacred thanks to the intention that is placed in them. Consecration is the act of invoking the forces of the spirit so that they become present in a human act and transform it into a Divine act. Well, if we pay attention we will see that all this is applicable and cultivable through sexuality.
The first and most important is the control of the sexual drive. Although it seems that cultivating sexuality means having a lot of sex, that is not correct.
There is a difference between dining at home with a glass of wine and a piece of bread, and celebrating a mass where bread is consecrated as a symbol of the material and wine as a symbol of the spiritual.
There is a difference between a sex full of eroticism and enjoyed with great pleasure that leaves the body satisfied and the instinct satiated and a sexual encounter during which the souls merge through a look, a sensual touch of the body, a shared breathing, a conscious coition and a skilled management of sexual energy.
Truly, the sexuality practiced with the criterion of religion is incredibly powerful.
It begins with the containment of instinctive sexuality to refine it in such a way that there are no frequent and unconscious sexual encounters, but carefully planned sacred rituals during which pleasure is shared, the other is honored, the heart is opened, an act of detachment is performed of the ego to generously dedicate to the pleasure of the other.
To get to it I wonder:
- What is more difficult than delivering pleasure without expecting pleasure in return?
- What is more unfriendly than containing the urge to be sexually satiated?
We all want to satisfy the sexual impulse, and it is too often that we act selfishly to achieve it. Controlling the sexual impulse and giving ourselves to give pleasure without expecting anything in return is an enormous act of generosity that elevates us spiritually.
- What is more difficult than opening the heart and staying naked and vulnerable during sex?
- Is not the sexual encounter the golden opportunity to love the other unconditionally?
Love him despite his shortcomings, love him despite his ugliness, love him even though he has hurt us. Does not that sound difficult? Well that is precisely why it becomes a deeply spiritual exercise.
Religions have their rituals to connect us with the Divinity.
Sexuality has all the ingredients to achieve that same goal.
Sexuality is union with another. The pleasure can become so intense that it dissolves the ego and allows an experience of transcendence during which one contacts the individual soul, the soul of the couple and the existence of God in them, in the act.
If a mass (in the case of Catholicism) can be a mystical experience, a sexual encounter can also be a mystical experience. In sex there is devotion, surrender, detachment, dissolution and ecstasy …
A religion has practices, demands discipline, demands study and reflection.
Sexuality is not left behind; The distance between an intense and tasty intercourse, and the cultivation of the art of love are many hours of dedication, discipline, physical and emotional exercises, and much trial and error.
I think I have a lot to think about the spiritual path through sexuality.