What is sexual energy?
For most it is something we feel when we notice we are attracted to someone. Our bodies feel tingly or our genitals feel some “heat”. Maybe your heart begins to pound and you just feel excited or “turned on”, but this is only a superficial explanation. Some may even say that it is our baser animal instincts that are running the show. But did you know that our body carries within in it a vast potential of raw sexual energy which for most of us goes untapped. This raw energy is not only the life force of all creatures but it is has the power when used properly to heal your body, bring you enormous amounts of pleasure, awaken your brain, bring you full spiritual enlightenment, open your heart and manifest anything you desire.
From the tantric perspective our sexual energy is the “feminine creative force of the universe” and as such it is often viewed as chaotic, wild, untamed, and uncontrollable energy. Each of us, both men and women, have this energy and most of us have never even bothered to learn about it. Here in the West, sexual energy is most often portrayed as an itch to be scratched or hormones that take us over, or an unbridled passion or lust between two people. Rarely do we ever see the power of our sexual energy when used for healing, spiritual awakening or sex magic.
The universal energy of consciousness is called Shakti. This energy is also known in other systems as Qui. It is your raw sexual energy. We also call this energy Shakti Kundalini because Kunda means bowl and this is where Shakti initially resides. As you learn how to move this energy up your spine, and there are many ways to do this, you open up your chakrasand other energy centers.
Consider that your sexual energy is likened to nuclear energy in that it is tasteless, odorless but in this case it is also pure electrical current that can generate enormous amounts of energy in your body. That is why men are encouraged to learn how to control their orgasms and to build up the sexual charge in their body. This current can then be stored in your solar plexus and utilized at will when needed. It can also give you much more energy than you ever thought possible, even better than two cups of coffee.
The path of Tantra can truly be a wonderful vehicle to explore the power of your sexual energy and to learn how to cultivate, utilize and harness this energy in a multitude of beneficial ways. You will be able to expand how you not only understand what sexual energy is all about, but how you and your partner can directly benefit from it. The Taoist form of Tantra specifically has taught how to cultivate one’s Qui ( life force) to be used to heal the body. You can learn more about this in my article, Cultivating Sexual Energy with Taoist Tantra.
In tantric lovemaking, the power and potential of our shared sexual energy is enormous and can bring about many amazing experiences. When two people come together to make love that is to say they allow their heart energy and sexual energy to merge, and are aware of how to circulate their sexual energy with each other and focus it, their experience becomes quite extraordinary. Not only can they use their energy for themselves but they can also use it to help heal the planet or to end hunger or any other humanitarian ideal that they feel unified on. Consider being able to dedicate your orgasms to ending world hunger. Then your lovemaking becomes something that not only benefits yourselves but all of humanity.
Humanity is at a crucial turning point right now and even how we use our sexual energy can make a difference. So I invite you to take the time and energy to learn more about this amazing and awesome energy that gives you your very life and to begin to use it in a more conscious and focused way.
Luminessa Enjara is the Founder of the School of Womyn's Mysteries and Soul Support. She is a teacher of the New Feminine Mystique, an extraordinary Akashic Record consultant, Spiritual Life Coach and teacher of Sacred Sexuality. Luminessa writes for the Examiner.com,and is a freelance writer for More and other magazines. She offers workshops for women in the Bay Area and offers Akashic Record consultations by phone throughout the U.S. and Europe. She is also available as a speaker and teacher upon request.