How can an energy be obscene?

Annie's picture



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How can a energy be obscene? How can certain types of physical frequencies be considered indecent? How come we learnt to be ashamed of these bodily pulses called sexual energies and their associated sensations?

This ignorant confusion of us could have been viewed as funny if it wasn't a major obstacle to enlightenment.

This very same sexual energy which is considered by us as obscene is not used only for sexual gratifications and reproduction but also for spiritual awakening through Tantra, Kundalini outburst etc.

As long as we continue to carry even a trace of conditioning that this type of energy is obscene, we will not be able to make use of this same energy for spiritual purposes. We must first clear this innocent energy of all the false accusations and demonic slander. The good news are that it is relatively easy to do so since you could not find any rational justification to ground such a preposterous accusation - the sexual energy is just yet another type of energy, how can an energy be obscene? an energy is an energy is an energy!

Feel the sexual energy flowing within your body and the associated pleasurable sensations around your genitals and anus and then all over your body. Be also aware of the tacit and constant shame you feel due to this energy and sensations. Allow yourself to spread this energy out of your body to whomever around with no timidness, guilt or shame: let it flow to the trees around, to a passing cat or dog, to women, men, children, birds, stones, friends, family. Just let it flow freely without doing anything (of course this does NOT suggest that you do any act of sexual meaning towards these individuals, just let this innocent energy flow) and then remember the irrefutable fact: how can an energy be obscene? an energy is an energy is an energy!

PS.

You may wonder: how come the sexual energy has acquired such a demonic reputation?

The reason for this obscene reputation and shame is that throughout history all taboos of the human society happened to be defined based on this type energy (check this out!), no wonder it acquired such a bad name.



mbnarayana's picture

Energy is an energy....

Pathanjali yoga sutras talk about bramha charya.In the case of bramhacharis they should abstain totally from sex and married persons must be chaste.The kama prakopa is like a crocodile in the lake of ananda.We have to tame this like a snake charmer,other wise total collapse.If we give a chance to crocodiles no ananda,only lust.So we have to think about our goal.Whether we want endless ananda or tmporary bliss.The author did not mention the way of harnessing this sexual energy in to kundaliniShakthi.Elders say that when the serpent power starts creeping upwards our geitals get more activated and wehave to be careful.

mbnarayana | Wed, 07/15/2009 - 07:19
clascale's picture

An energy is energy

I have experienced what Annie mentions as the free flow of sexual energy. I think Society has put taboo on this kind of flow of energy fearing sexual freedom for the women may create problems in determining legitimate progeny that can claim rights to property. So men decided that the only way they could pass it on to their progeny was to limit the sexual freedom of women. They achieved this by placing a cultural taboo against sexual energy.

I agree entirely that the energy which brings all of us into this world can never be obscene. Obscene are its distortions that take us to the beastly levels.

Love and regards, Colin--

clascale | Wed, 07/15/2009 - 07:43
nancy pro's picture

Beautifuly said

Beautifully said. I agree.

I think that another reason society evolved to label the sexual energy as obscene was the wish of those who ruled the tribes, the leaders, to keep the control and power in their hands. The sexual energy is very powerful and they wanted to make sure it is limited only for reproduction.

nancy pro | Wed, 07/15/2009 - 10:35
Quantum's picture

Inheritance

"...problems in determining legitimate progeny that can claim rights to property..."

Interesting. I've never thought of that.

Quantum | Sun, 01/10/2010 - 04:32
banana's picture

Scientific experiments about our energies

So true. An energy is an energy is an energy. Quite potent and important is this energy but it is an energy.

I would say not only tagged as obscene but also overrated and I think that both labels are interdependent.

Quite interesting are new scientific parapsychological researches and experiments that were conducted about our halo and the transference of energy between us. It is not a matter of speculation anymore. Anybody interested? Should I quote and elaborate?

banana | Sun, 07/19/2009 - 09:17
Quantum's picture

Halos....

Yes. Please share more about halos. Mystics in Christianity and Eastern traditions seem to be depicted with some sort of light, or a glow, around their heads. The picture of "The Sacred Heart of Jesus" on my wall in front of me shows a light behind his head, and light from his heart. 'These chakra centers?

Jesus seemed to heavily promote love. Does that mean that he spent much focus on releasing the energies of his heart chakra?

Quantum | Sun, 01/10/2010 - 04:35
Quantum's picture

What happens when you

"...spread this energy out of your body to whomever around with no timidness, guilt or shame: let it flow to the trees around, to a passing cat or dog, to women, men, children, birds, stones, friends, family?"

What do you notice happens when you do that?

Is this a kind of tantra practice? What's the name of the book that describes this practice? I want to read through it.

Also, aren't there different kinds of energy..say positive (what we might want more of) and negative energy (what we might want less of)? If you spread negative energy around in the manner you described above, would the effects be less pleasant than if you were to spread 'positive' energy?

I'm really curious to know what effects you notice when you do this, because it's something I've considered doing while walking in the mall, but never seem to remember to once I'm there. This is the first post I've read that actually describes this practice so plainly.

Quantum | Sun, 01/10/2010 - 22:22
Quantum's picture

Spiritual awakening

If "this very same sexual energy which is considered by us as obscene is not used only for sexual gratifications and reproduction but also for spiritual awakening" how come spiritually advanced mystics and yogis practice celibacy?

Quantum | Sun, 01/10/2010 - 22:28
Toltec Logic's picture

innocent knowing

I was under the impression that Masters ans Johnsons
and The Joy of Sex pretty much did away with such
archaic notions of guilt way back in the 60's. However,
now that the proper use of sex has been made into its
own religion with the birth of the new age thanks in
no small part to the work of Crowley what we are left
with is a great deal of confusion in the spiritual
market place. Mass proponents of magickal thinking
promolgate gatherings on misguided agreements imho.
...

Restoration of the celestial
within the temporal is the return
of basic nature to natural innocence

Toltec Logic | Wed, 03/10/2010 - 13:42
Surya Kumar Mishra's picture

energy and obscenity : Changing the thought process

When we think of spirituality, the word obscenity does not arise there. basically, one needs to understand the concept of Oordhwareto Yogi.
From there the conceptualisations are to be made.

Tantra or Kundalini etc. deal with this.
In case of Tantra it is Pancha Ma Kaar. Make a good analysis of this and then do the yog accordinly.
In case of Kundalini, it is awakening of the Kundalini.

Surya Kumar Mishra | Thu, 04/22/2010 - 10:05
ChrisCooper's picture

As long as we continue to

"As long as we continue to carry even a trace of conditioning that this type of energy is obscene, we will not be able to make use of this same energy for spiritual purposes. This is so true.

ChrisCooper | Thu, 11/11/2010 - 10:01
Hari30's picture

Shakti - Energy and Mother Kaali

I would suggest to read "Saudarya Lahari" by Jagadguru Shankarachrya who praised beauty of Devine Mother. Also to go in details about Mother Kaali.

Hari30 | Sun, 12/18/2011 - 07:43