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Kundalini and Sexual
Attraction for Guru and God (Audio)
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T22.1 - Tantric
Cybersex and Energetic Awakening (Audio)
Date: Tue Mar 30, 2004 11:27am
It is recommended you read from the beginning of this tantra yoga archive,
as previous lessons are prerequisite to this one. The first lesson is, "What
is tantra yoga?"
Q: I have not felt sexually attracted to anyone in years, which is odd
because even as a small child I was attracted to men. I had an active
kundalini, even back then. Now I can see men and think they are attractive,
but there is no libidinal flow/response to them within me. Men find me
attractive, but it's like I see their energy and have absolutely no desire
to be with them. The only one who comes close to being what I want is my
guru, and I don't want a physical union with him. Is this all just part of
the process? or is it something to do with not grounding enough?
It is a normal process of transformation having many stages. Sex is an
important part of yoga, particularly in relation to the evolution of
kundalini energy. Since your kundalini has been active since way back, this
is drawing your energy and attention up and away from external sex. It is
not absolutely necessary that it all go up. The energy can go both ways. It
depends on background and inclinations. For those with energy wanting to go
for sexual relations, we have this tantra group to give methods for use in
sexual relations in support of yoga. As discussed previously, celibacy is
not a prerequisite for success. Preservation and cultivation of sexual
energy are, and there are multiple means through which that can be
In successful yoga, the range can be anything from
tantric sex, to non-tantric sex in moderation, to celibacy. It is really up
to you. If the energy is going up and you want to go with it, that is okay.
If it is going up and you want come back down for sex, that is okay too.
Just understand the tantra yoga aspects of sex and you will be fine. Some
people are inclined to sexual excess, and that is not very good for yoga,
and it has to be addressed in some fashion for spiritual progress to occur.
It seems everyone is in a different place with sex. There is no need for
judgment about it. Be who you are, and, however sex may be manifesting in
you, favor the corresponding means to bring sex into support of your yoga.
Another thing - the spiritual path becomes very sexy as ecstasy rises
with kundalini. You probably know this already. The whole body can be in an
ongoing quasi-orgasmic state any time once the nervous system is purified to
a certain level. One devotional thought can set it off. We are living
ecstatically then, and running to our meditation seat (siddhasana!) every
day. It is a divine romance between the yogi/yogini and God, with lots of
juicy sex going on up and down inside. Enlightened celibates have extremely
active sex lives with God. For them, the passion never stops.
Buber's "Ecstatic Confessions" is a good anthology of diary testimonials
throughout history on the subject of ecstatic relationships with God.
Ecstatic bliss flowing profusely in the cloistered convents of medieval
Europe! Here is Buber's book on Amazon:
It is also good to read Rumi, Saint John of the Cross, and Saint
Francis of Assisi for personal descriptions of what hot romance with God is
like. Blistering bhakti! Links for those are in the links section here and
in the main group also.
None of this means you have to give up sex
for a so-called divine romance. It evolves more or less naturally in all of
us. Sex and passion have a broad spectrum in us, and it is easy to be doing
one thing and wondering why we are not doing something else. The options are
endless. It is a matter of what we want. If we want God, and keep on with
that desire (bhakti), we will keep moving higher somehow.
"man" you want is "God." If a person symbolizes that, then you may be drawn
to him. It is normal enough for someone in a kundalini transition (even a
very long term one) to be attracted to a guru. Gurus in-the-flesh are
affected by that, and many have taken liberties with their disciples, often
at great cost to their credibility. It doesn't really do the disciple(s) any
good either. I think you understand that. God is in you, and men are always
going to be men.
On the other hand, you may find someone you love,
get married and raise a family. Then yoga will be carried on within the
framework of a busy family life. That's the route I took. It is a common
outcome on the spectrum of romance. Love can carry us forward in so many
ways, if we will but let it.
When the nervous system is open, it is
all love, and there is not so much preoccupation with sex and personal
romance anymore. Then it is about divine romance -- with love flowing out
all the time, not needing anything in return.
The guru is in you.
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