In a most wonderful way, opening up our sexual natures to learn and grow makes us children again, full of laughter and playfulness. And opening our hearts as the first requirement means that we flow in the respect and honor that allows people to explore without being manipulated and abused. Little by little, courageous souls are creating new social patterns, new ways to relate and be, that honor both the deep soul's needs for real Love, and the body's right to be ecstatic and fluid in its way of moving and being.
There has just been a Sexibility Festival at Angsbacka. I have some strong impressions after it. One is that I feel a healthy union of all energies into a respectful, playful, and free flowing Love is on the cutting edge of human development. There must be a large scale movement from fear to wholeness, from projections of unconsciously repressed things to openness, honesty, and eventually, to real, all embracing Love.
In the past all major spiritualities have repressed our sexuality, and thus our humanness, in the name of becoming more divine — but it hasn't worked. There is always just a small minority of people who are able to lift their inbuilt, divinely designed love of ecstasy and intimacy to a level of divine love-making. For every radiant saint there have been thousands of repressed and tormented souls trying to be good and filled with all manner of guilt and shame.
My heart cries out, no more of this! We need a spiritual wholeness that makes all our God-given capacities beautiful, that affirms that sex is pure and beautiful because it is a gift of the Creator, that it is good to feel very good, healthy, and life-affirming.
That said, another very strong impression is that it takes a great maturity to help people open up and heal in this area... There must be a depth of understanding of the human psyche, and passionate sense of responsibility for the on-going good of another; and that when dealing with the area of our greatest sensitivities, tenderness, and vulnerability and its relationship to our animal hungers and divine capacities for real Love and beauty, there needs to be wisdom... truck loads of wisdom, and rivers of intelligent, illuminated Love. I call for people who are concerned about the health of humanity not criticize those who are trying to create new patterns, or repress their own feelings that arise, but to be open in humility and compassionate Love so that energy will move, awareness will grow through communication with others, ways will be found, and more health will come. I hope to write more about this important subject soon./Blake