Most of the time we want to delve into just the physical aspects of sex and sexuality. Most of us feel as though we have a great deal of problems in the area of sex, and sexuality, spirituality, and I would dare say you’re right. Most, I would say, 99.9% as I usually do, of the population has difficulties in this area. I think it’s of primary importance that we begin with the very fact that the key concept that we’ll be speaking about is energy, primal energy.
According to yoga with relation to sexuality, spirituality, the primal force, or the primal energy is how we refer to speaking about sexuality and spirituality. The universe itself is actually the interplay of energy and consciousness. This we know to be just a basic reality. This is what we refer to as the cosmic law, the interplay of energy and consciousness, of Shiva and Shakti. Oftentimes in yoga we say that it is the dance, or the play, The Lila of Shiva and Shakti. Now, in yoga we understand completely that it is not simply the physical body that matters here, but it is actually more the quality, the quantity of this primal energy that puts the body into motion, or prompts, motivates the mind and inspires or lifts the consciousness. Now, remember the energy that we’re referring to here is the primal energy, the very essence of our being. It is what animates or enlivens this otherwise dead lump of clay that we call the physical body.
Kundalini, Kundalini is the universal life force or prana. This is referred to as the animating force that I just spoke of in the human being. It is Kundalini Shakti. Now, this primal energy that we’re speaking of is expressed at its highest in spiritual enlightenment. Its gross manifestation, is of course, the sexual energies. This primal energy’s power is what we as human beings refer to as charisma or magnetism, you see. It is actually the force that is behind all human beings’ emotions and actions, or all of our emotions and actions. However, 99.9% of the west, societally speaking, scientifically speaking, is still in the process of researching, dissecting, analyzing, pigeonholing, labeling what the true tantrikas have known all along.
Energy as you well know can and does attract and repel, right? It’s negative and positive. In other words it’s polarized, is it not? Remember, like with magnets, like with the North and South Pole, or East and West, dark and light, like that. In this physical existence this is the pattern, the actual creation of life, the movement, the interplay of energy and matter. It is impossible for this interplay to occur unless there is the uniting of the positive and negative forces, you see. Human relationships of male and female energy, at both the personal and social level, are actually the counterpart of the universal involvement of the Shiva and the Shakti. We as human being are the reflection of our perfect Self that lies within.
Back in the day in early psychology, in Freudian psychology, Freud suggested that this primal energy that I’m speaking to you of was stored in the unconscious mind, and that the conscious expression of this energy was brought forth in the human form of instinctual desire. Desires are otherwise known as drives or driving forces, or well-known as instinctive impulses. Instinctive impulses, this very concept itself speaks of the dynamic and static energies. It has both the motivator and the motivated. Now, here is where the emotions come in, and the way that we feel about these drives. The way that we feel about these drives determines our so-called happiness or unhappiness. Can you see what I’m getting at, what I’m driving at here?
Tomorrow I will go into the female and male expression of the primal energy.