Sexuality tends to get a bad rep in spiritual practices, and vice versa. But are they all that different after all? In this episode of “Ask Deepak” on The Chopra Well, Deepak Chopra explores the connection these two energies share.
Sexual energy manifests itself as charm, attraction, love, infatuation, and intimacy. It is the merging of consciousness and the emergence of new life. Spiritual energy, the energy that comes from pure consciousness, is the creative energy of the universe. Without that energy we would not be alive and nothing would have life in it as life is the vitality of pure consciousness. But sexual energy is also the creative energy of the universe, and we would not survive without it. Therefore sexual energy and spiritual energy are the same.
Many wise traditions considers the peak moment of sexual energy the death of the ego. When somebody experiences intimacy and reaches orgasm, we feel vulnerable, intimate, we are defenseless, spontaneous, joyful, carefree and there is a sense of timelessness. These are the characteristics and true nature of our spirit. Living your life with this level of intimacy would allow to emerge the evolutionary impulse, the creative energy of the universe, which is your spirit.
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