by Dylan Harper
May 23, 2015
Image by Alex Grey
Learn to experience the power held with
our sexual energy and how it can be
channeled into greater, more productive, aspects of our lives.
Sex is a powerful driving force of nature. It involves every form of
life, whether plants, animals, or humans, everyone conforms to its
power. Hence, it makes complete sense that most of our energy stems
from our libido.
The sex drive or the sexual energy is an extremely powerful feeling
that is capable of temporarily eliminating rational thought and
consumes one's reason of existence.
The sexual desire we experience is a form of energy. This powerful
and potent energy can be transformed into other forms of energy, in
our case, spiritual energy.
The power that lurks behind sex is essentially creation itself. It
is the force that gives birth to all forms of life. Throughout
history, people have channeled their sexual energy into other areas
of life such as passion and artistic expression.
In this case, we will talk about channeling this powerful energy
into our spiritual energy in an attempt to achieve
higher states of consciousness.
Taoist and tantric energy practices are just some widely known forms
of countless other practices that enable the utilization of the
power hidden within sexual energy.
According to Yogic
philosophy, sexual energy remains dormant until it is harnessed in
its most potent form:
Similarly, the Kabbalah
viewed sexual energy as the deepest form of spiritual expression one
as the Source of Intense Focus and Creativity
When one seeks out
shamanism, they are often required
to practice complete abstinence from all forms of sexual activity
for extended periods of time.
Most consider it a test of commitment towards the path and a trial
one must pass in order to advance in the discipline.
However, this is not
really the case. Sexual activity at this early stage of spirituality
becomes a distraction, as it takes away from the overall energy and
motivation of the person.
During the period of abstinence, people start to experience
increased amount of focus, energy, and creativity.
This is the period where one experiences the greatest amount of
personal and spiritual growth. It allows one to develop an immense
amount of focus that stays with that person through the years that
It also helps one to develop deep insights into one's inner mind.
During this period, one
really understands the power sex holds over them and, as they work
to rid themselves of this control, only then do they realize how sex
is the strongest distraction there is.
Over-Indulgence in Sex
Our modern society has become all about seeking stimulation and
So it is no surprise that
we all abuse the power of sex, which could be the result of
centuries of sexual repression and stigmatization.
However, post-sexual revolution, our society has been quite
accepting of sex and hence the over-indulgence.
The advent of internet has made it even worse, as sexual stimulants
are readily available at our whim, which has become a huge factor in
the wastage of sexual energy.
However, when all this sexual stimulation and desire becomes
motivation, one develops a greater degree of creativity,
imagination, courage, will power, and persistence. This sexual
energy can be so strong that people are willing to actually hurt
others, die, and even risk imprisonment to fulfill them.
Just imagine what could be achieved if it could be harnessed for
It's never enough to just have a strong sex drive - one must also
know how to control and channel it.
Sexual transmutation is
the way through which one can alter physical nature of sexual energy
into thoughts and other usually creative purposes.
The fact remains that we are all sexual beings. The path towards
sexual transmutation is not about over-indulgence or abstinence, but
rather accepting it as a part of our nature. At the same time, we
need to realize that we are more than just our sexuality.
Many equate higher levels of spirituality with sexual repression;
however, all they are doing is denying their nature.
Since sexual energy
cannot be destroyed but transformed, it ends up catching
up with them, as all they did was deny a natural aspect of their
The following are a few techniques that men and women can use to
experiment with their sexual energies:
According to the Tantric practices, one can increase their
energy and focus by indulging in sexual intercourse, but not
reaching the point of orgasm or ejaculation.
This allows one
to awaken their sexual energy but since there was no orgasm,
the energy doesn't leave the body, rendering one to
experience the power of sexual energy at its peak state for
a few hours.
Seven Day Experiment
Another way to experiment with sexual transformation is by
abstaining from all forms of sexual activity for an entire
Then, explore how
you feel and function.
Some people will experience greater levels of energy and
awareness, whereas others might struggle due to negative
energies such as altered moods, anxiety, frustration, etc.
This will help you understand if you are ready for sexual
transmutation in your current state.
For many, sexual experiences are their first interaction with
That sense of serenity
one derives from a sexual orgasm is simply a glimpse of what
spiritual experiences are like.
Hopefully, this article will arouse your interest towards embracing
the spiritual power that dwells within our sexuality and make you
interested in learning how to harness your sexual energy.