God Ok With Sex?
sexually active are no less qualified for enlightenment, no less spiritually
evolved, than the sexually inactive.
enlightenment and evolution do cause you to drop is your addiction to sex,
your deep need to have the experience, your compulsive behaviors."
Conversations with God
to Neale Donald Walsch... by God
three Conversations with God books, one can find rich and meaningful
insights into many things, including sexuality. For those not familiar with
these extremely popular books, Neale Donald Walsch, while in an altered
state, carries on a dialogue
with God, which he puts into writing. God's explanations about sex are the
best I've ever seen and I'd like to share a few of those thoughts with you.
begins with Mr. Walsch asking God some questions...
sex "okay." C'mon - what is the real story behind this human
experience? Is sex purely for procreation, as some religions say? Is true
holiness and enlightenment achieved through denial - or transmutation - of
the sexual energy? It is okay to have sex without love? Is just the physical sensation of it okay enough without a reason?
course sex is "okay." Play with sex, Play with it. It's wonderful
fun. Why its the most fun you can have with your body, if you're talking of
strictly physical experiences alone.
for goodness sake, don't destroy the sexual innocence and pleasure and purity of
the fun, the joy, by misusing sex. Don't use it for power, or hidden
purpose; for ego gratification or domination; for any purpose other than the
purest joy and the highest ecstasy, given and shared - which is love, and
love recreated - which is new life!
regard to denial, nothing has ever been achieved through denial. Yet desires
change as even larger realities are glimpsed. It is not unusual, therefore,
for people to simply desire less, or even no, sexual activity - or, for that
matter, any of a number of activities of the body.
want to experience yourself as a person who has sex without love? Go ahead!
You'll do that until you don't want it anymore. And the only thing that will
- that could ever - cause you to stop this, or any, behavior, is your newly
emerging thought about Who You Are.
did you make sex so good, so spectacular, so powerful a human experience if
all we are to do is stay away from it as much as we can? What gives?
is so much more to be said about sex than is being said here - but nothing
more essential than this: sex is joy, and many of you have made sex
everything else but.
is sacred, too - yes. But joy and sacredness do mix (they are in fact the
same thing) and many of you think they are not.
attitudes about sex form a microcosm of your attitudes about life. Life
should be a joy, a celebration, and it has become an experience of fear,
anxiety, "not enough-ness," envy, rage, and tragedy. The same can
be said about sex.
have repressed sex, even as you have repressed life, rather than fully Self-expressing with abandon and joy.
have shamed sex, even as you have shamed life, calling it evil and wicked,
rather than the highest gift and the greatest pleasure.
energy which underscores sex is the energy which underscores life; which is
life!. The feeling of attraction and the intense and often urgent desire to
move toward each other, to become one, is the essential dynamic of all that
lives. I have built this into everything. It is inbred, inherent, inside All
moral codes, religious constrictions, social taboos and emotional
conventions you have placed around sex (and by the way, around love - and
all of life) have made it virtually impossible for you to celebrate your
the beginning of time all man has ever wanted is to love and be loved. And
from the beginning of time man has done everything in his power to make it
impossible to do that. Sex is an extraordinary expression of love - love of
another, love of Self, love of life. You ought to therefore love it!
now - and for you, personally - simply know this: I have given you nothing
shameful, least of all your very body, and its functions.
isn't it true that some beings who are highly evolved have "given up
in the classic sense of the words "to give up." It is not a forced
letting go of something you still want but know is "no good to
have." It's more of a simple releasing, a movement away from - as one
pushes oneself away from a second helping of dessert. Not because the
dessert is no good. Not even because it's no good for you. But simply
because, wonderful as it was, you've had enough.
you can drop your involvement with sex for that reason, you may want to do
so. Then again, you may not. You may never decide that you've "had
enough" and may always want this experience, in balance with the other
experiences of your Beingness.
okay. That's all right. The sexually active are no less qualified for
enlightenment, no less spiritually evolved, than the sexually inactive.
enlightenment and evolution do cause you to drop is your addiction to sex,
your deep need to have the experience, your compulsive behaviors.
you will not allow your offspring to be taught to celebrate themselves and
their bodies, their humanness and their wondrous sexual selves. And you will
not allow your children to know that they are, first and foremost, spiritual
beings inhabiting a body. Nor do you treat your children as spirits coming
societies where sexuality is openly spoken of, freely discussed, joyously
explained and experienced, there is virtually no sexual crime, only a tiny
number of births which occur when they are not expected, and no "illegitimate"
or unwanted births. In highly evolved societies, all births are blessings,
and all mothers and all children have their welfare looked after. Indeed,
the society would have it no other way.
engages in sex because it is the natural thing to do. It is built
into the genes, you obey a biological imperative.
It is a genetic signal that drives to the question of species
survival. But once the survival of the species is assured, isn't it the
"elevated" thing to do to "ignore the
misinterpret the signal. The biological imperative is not to guarantee the
survival of the species, but to experience the Oneness which is the
true nature of your being. Creating new life is what happens when
Oneness is achieved, but it is not the reason Oneness is sought.
procreation were the only reason for sexual expression - if it were nothing
more than a "delivery system" - you would no longer need to engage
in it with one another. You can unite the chemical elements of life in a
this would not satisfy the most basic urges of the soul, which it turns out,
are much larger than mere procreation, but have to do with re-creation of
Who and What You Really Are.
biological imperative is not to create more life, but to experience more
life - and to experience that life as it really is: a manifestation of
you are having sex from only your lower chakra center, you are operating
from the root chakra alone, and missing by far the most glorious part of the
you are a three-part being, with seven chakra centers. When you respond to
one another from all three parts, and all seven chakra centers, at the same
time, then you have the peak experience you are looking for - that you have
been created for.
is nothing unholy about any of these energies - yet if you choose just one
of them, that is "un-whole-y." It is not being whole.
you are not being whole, you are being less than yourself.
are many more remarkable insights into sexuality for both adults and
children in the three Conversations with God books. I highly
recommend you consider reading them to expand your awareness. Millions like
yourself already have and it's helping to change our collective consciousness
and our planet.