The experience of pleasure and ecstacy are inherently sacred.
Sexual healing can be defined as “awakening a person’s desire to feel alive and/or awakening the sensual self, but without the usual shame or hidden agendas.
-- Sharron Rose
Tantra like Yoga or Zen, is a path to enlightenment, which has its roots in India. It is nicknamed the "science of ecstasy" and focuses on heightening and prolonging the special awareness and rapport that exists between lovers during lovemaking. This view holds that the greatest source of energy in the universe is sexual, and places high value on ritualized intercourse. Sexual orgasm is seen as a cosmic and divine experience.
Tantric philosophy also teaches that everything is to be experienced playfully, yet with awareness and a sense of sacredness in every gesture, every sensory perception, and every action. The path of Tantra is a spiritual one, which includes and appreciates the experience of our sexuality and sensuality as a conscious meditation, as a flowing together of the physical, sexual and cosmic energies.
Tantric or Sacred Sexuality is to experience the merging of the Divine (God or Goddess) using sexual energy as the fuel or vehicle. Sexual energy is the most powerful force within the human body and can lead to profound spiritual experiences accompanied by intense physical pleasure and bliss.
Tantra views all of nature as energy, vibrating at different rates and manifesting itself in a myriad of ways e.g., matter, space, time, forces, people, animals, objects, etc. Harmony and peace are the result of energies being in balance. Life flows without restriction. Often, due to various reasons, the energies that make up the human body become unbalanced. This results in ill health, sleeplessness, sluggishness, pain, distraction, and many other unwanted conditions including unsatisfactory sexual performance.
The goal of the Blissful Body Massage is to bring the body into a balanced state before engaging in sexual activity. The benefits are many: including deep relaxation, heightened sexual response and better health.
Tantra Trusts In You – In Toto
“This Tantra vision is one of the greatest visions ever dreamed by man: a religion without the priest, a religion without the temple, a religion without the organization; a religion which does not destroy the individual but respects individuality tremendously, a religion which trusts in the ordinary man and woman. And this trust goes very deep. Tantra trusts in your body; no other religion trusts in your body. And when religions don’t trust in your body, they create a split between you and your body. They make you enemies of your bodies, they start destroying the wisdom of the body.
“Tantra trusts in your body. Tantra trusts in your senses. Tantra trusts in your energy. Tantra trusts in you – in toto. Tantra does not deny anything but transforms everything."
How to attain to this Tantra vision? This is the map to turn you on, and to turn you in, and to turn you beyond.
The first thing is the body. The body is your base, it is your ground, it is where you are grounded. To make you antagonistic towards the body is to destroy you, is to make you schizophrenic, is to make you miserable, is to create hell. You are the body. Of course you are more than the body, but that “more” will follow later on. First, you are the body. The body is your basic truth, so never be against the body. Whenever you are against the body, you are going against God. Whenever you are disrespectful to your body you are losing contact with reality, because your body is your contact, your body is your bridge. Your body is your temple.
“Tantra teaches reverence for the body, love, respect for the body, gratitude for the body. The body is marvelous, it is the greatest of mysteries." Osho
Judgment and fear blocks desire, or re-channels its energy into other purposes, other goals. Judgment of who we are, and what life is about. Fear has been used to dampen desire, and repression and manipulation of desire shackles humanity’s innate drive and ability to love.
When the flow of desire is blocked, we start to die. When we forget our passions, and allow them to fall by the wayside, then we lose a part of ourselves. Death of desire and passion is the death of the soul, a death that only a profound shake up can then reignite.
Holy desire can be an intense force, sensual, powerful, passionate and overwhelming. This is why many fear it, the fear being that once it is released you will not be able to control it, as it leads to the overflowing of Life through you. When we live in holy desire we cannot be controlled, for we flow in Life itself. We can however choose when we allow the tap of desire to open, what effects and manifestations it will have, or how we choose to act on any wave of desire flowing through us.
This is why many religions have warned about the evils of desire, equating it with lust and greed. These are distortions of the original loving force of holy desire, that creates out of Self-delight, and for joy.
Your gender organs play a major role in your health and spiritual development and you must come to peace with your sexual energies to progress.
Dissolving spiritual blockages related to human sexuality may be the most important step forward in improving your most direct God oriented spiritual progress and success toward oneness with God/Infinitive Intelligence.