by Julian Rose
June 23, 2015
Julian Rose is an
early pioneer of ecological farming, integrated rural
economies and decentralized community regeneration.
holistic thinker, broadcaster and activist: Julian
campaigns against all attempts to sterilize our living
earth and creative aspirations - and expresses belief in
the power of the human spirit to awaken and direct our
passion for life.
'Is sexuality to
be dispensed with - as the price for
spiritual emancipation?', asks Julian Rose.
What if I posited that
'third density' is where the wandering ethereal
spirits of the cosmos most want to be.
That it is within third density existence that the
setting for a final and full awakening is to be
That spiritual aspiration which seeks to
evolve as an 'out of body' state, is a form of
elaborate escape mechanism.
An escape mechanism for
those who have given-up on the integration of body,
mind and spirit within the temple of the human
Well, are not these valid posits?
So let us explore just why we devote so much time
trying to be something other than what we are.
Read on, dear friends, if you wish to join in this
The integration of spirit and the flesh seems like a pretty profound
challenge for struggling homo sapiens.
So often these two natural allies seem
to negate each other - one appearing to revel in a sense of
liberation when freed from the other.
Much of Christianity has for
centuries extolled the virtue of recognizing the superiority
of the spiritual over the corporeal - and has recommended
living a life moderated according to this dictum.
Many Eastern spiritual teachings
recommend long periods of largely corporeally static
meditation in order to make contact with the divine in one's
self and come closer to that same power in the beyond.
Well, it may work, but you will probably
end up with a body like the laughing Buddha - however at least he
saw the joke.
It has also been suggested that long term devotion to spirit
uplifting and mind expanding techniques will cause the human
physique to undergo a steady physical evolution. One in which the
head becomes the dominant feature and the body shrinks into a mere
slither of its former self.
It is thought, in these circles, that aspiration for unity with
Source requires much exercising of
the pineal gland and other
neglected regions of the
neocortex. So that other bodily organs get
steadily receding levels of attention and stimulation, until they
eventuality shrink into almost nothing.
We have probably all seen those pictures of supposedly 'advanced'
humans, with huge triangular shaped heads, bulging dilated eyes and
tiny waif-like bodies tapering into skinny and strangely prehistoric
looking legs and feet.
Well, would you like to end up looking
The first thing that strikes me is how sexless these beings appear.
They seem to be neutered; and that is expressed also in their
pinched facial expression and small straight-set mouths. Altogether
a very unsavory mix!
Whether this is actually 'an alien' (as in
Roswell incident) or an
evolved human does not matter that much, because there exists
a school of spiritual thinking which believes that is where we are
It is a school which tends to debase
sexuality, seeing it not as a source of profound richness - but as
something of a persistent problem.
Which raises the question:
Is sexuality to be dispensed with -
as the price for spiritual emancipation?
Persistent denial of the tactile
subtleties of the physical senses, in favor of a pure spirituality,
would no doubt lead we humans to lose our sensual proclivity and
physical human beauty.
Just as indulging in over-the-top
hedonistic excesses produces a distorted and unbalanced physique and
the loss of our ability to develop higher levels of
conscious awareness. We are looking
for something which is neither of these extremes.
Catch for a moment in your mind's eye Michael Angelo's superbly
statue of David in Florence's
Piazza della Signoria.
David's fine torso, so delicately
balanced between male and female, is sublimely expressive of the
beauty of the human physique. An expressiveness which would
not be so resonant if it did not also suggest both a spiritual
dimension and intellectual curiosity. Its sexual resonance is not
pronounced, but finely nuanced.
Now cut to that futuristic and supposedly advanced/evolved
sexless being I have already described earlier. Shock!
Now to be fair, this 'E.T.' like creature (should it exist) might
well be the nicest of beings and possibly even very clever - so I
must not pour scorn on it just because of the way it looks.
However, the way things look usually
reflects, in varying degrees, the way things are. Or at least, has a
tendency to express a realized emotional condition or an unrealized
emotional condition. And this looks to me to be a distinctly
Other worldly states exist; and
have their unique adaptations to the conditions in which they
manifest. However, I believe it likely that most of those reading
this essay, made the decision to come (back) to planet Earth.
So one should ask ones-self: why?
Maybe because we retained a memory of some much better time here. A
time in which we were more expressed and shared in a life that was
generally joyous. Or, it might be that we deeply sensed that the
joyous human state could yet be lit-up here on Earth; in ways that
are unique, imaginative and expressive of an inherent state of
We were all, in different ways, drawn back to this extraordinary
place, sensing, as we grew up, that we had a mission - a great task
to which we needed and longed to commit.
The confusion that we found, after reaching a certain state of
objective awareness, drove some of us to commit to a life in
which we attempted (are attempting) to establish a deeper order and
manifestation of that which strikes us as 'true'.
This commitment has a certain price.
A constraining affect on our natural
inclination to express and explore deeply felt needs and emotional
awakenings. To more fully indulge and share the beauty and bounty of
the human condition. But in a world torn apart by dissident beliefs
and irrational desires - none of us can afford to indulge for long
in such luxuries.
We have to commit - or die...
However, the reward for those travelling 'the committed path' is
that there are often,
powerful glimpses of the world
to come along the way
glimpses of the ecstatic
windows that briefly blow open
but then slam closed again
fragments of a life that 'could
be' - if the current order of values was reversed - and
humanity started flowering according to the same current
that causes plants to break into radiant flower and trees
into glorious blossom
Do trees and flowers long to be that
which they are not?
It is my contention that our
third density state, far from being
something to continuously strive to get beyond, is exactly where we
want and need to be. A place which acts as a magnet towards which
great ethereal cosmic entities/energies are powerfully drawn.
They are already deeply curious about
the magnetic strength of Earth and the beauty of her seas, forests
and mountains - her abundant flora and fauna.
But most of all, they wonder about us...
They sense that there is something truly special about our embrace;
our acts of congress; our moments of ecstasy. Yet it is something
they cannot directly experience.
They both want - and don't want - to be
transformed into that particular state of sensuality which takes
place in the dimension we call third density. Joys which we
humans are so privileged to be able to experience.
I tell you, we have hardly begun to experience the wealth that we
have at our fingertips in our quest to unite body, mind and spirit.
But united they must be.
No wonder the gods are jealous. Some, out of frustration, even try
to persuade us that it is they who hold the secret of
But who can really blame them for the
odd gripe - after eons of existence as free roaming etheric pulses
of 'the now', maybe it's difficult to have to admit that you are
not, after all, the be and end all of great aspiration - and that
what you really want is to finally experience a bit of gravity based
OK, so we have it - and we are indeed most fortunate for that.
But so as to utilize our time on Earth
to the full, we had better make sure that we keep our heads in
proper proportion to our bodies - and our bodies themselves in a
properly fit condition.
For it is a very fine and wondrous thing
that the unsullied proportions of the male and female physique are
so well defined and so pleasingly balanced.
the subtle athleticism that
emerges in the art of the dance
the uniquely proud stance of the
the almost hypnotic beauty of
practiced exponents of Tai Chi
the simple body-sweep of the
scythe as performed by the World's humble peasant farmers.
…and so on.
These are not 'head led' exigencies, but emanate from the area of
the solar plexus (third
When in doubt about where the centre of the universe lies, go to the
solar plexus. It is from here that energies radiate out in every
direction, feeding all the organs of the body. Mankind will not
develop a swollen head and waif-like body so long as the main point
of equilibrium remains in the solar region.
The point of balance for the human
physique as well as the human spirit. Start again from here - and
all will fall into place quite naturally.
I find that I have been describing manifestations which are all
moving in the direction of what we call art. And this 'art'
is our essentially human tool for creating 'heaven on Earth'. The
artist is not bent upon raising his or her vibratory level to ever
higher states, as the spiritualist is, but is more intent upon
pulling down unto himself that which gives fuel to his creativity.
There is, in this route to fulfillment, a tacit acceptance of the
dimension (density) in which we find ourselves. Not an attempt to
escape from it.
The trick is to get the spirit to become
engaged in the Earthly creative process. To harness it to the
need to take action. To bring creative equilibrium into life on
Earth and to bring down the darkly domineering oppressors of
That is the missing ingredient of the purely spiritual aspirant,
where a kind of built-in passivity shuns taking action; preferring
to remain closed-off to the nitty gritty of life.
Our great guide throughout all, however, is 'intuition'. The
one force that is common to both art and spirit. Spirit and
intuition are like lovers, they intertwine, and at moments - are
An artisan will take this intuitive receptivity and turn it into a
creative action. That is the art of living. Not as 'art for art's
sake' but for the socio-economic and spiritual emancipation of
humanity. This is the fuel upon which the new society is to be
built. No uniquely spiritual agenda will ever achieve the
transformative movement of true change.
Never mind that the gods are jealous.
We must all turn our attention to fully
embracing our third density roles and goals - for their seams
are unimaginably rich and as yet, barely touched.