Sexuality is a natural part of the human experience. On the spiritual path some ignore it or revile it as bad. But when done with the right person in a respectful and loving way, with a consensus and at the right place and time, love making can become a gift from the Divine and a way to deeply connect with our partner.
In love making we let down our emotional barriers and merge with another person. This sacred act in many ways resembles the ways we must let go of ego self and merge with the Divine. By elevating one’s partner and recognizing that partner as an embodiment of Divine Love, we can move into a sacred place. Lovemaking breaks down barriers and leaves us at our most vulnerable. When done with deep respect and a sense of the sacredness of the act and the preciousness of the gift that is given, it serves to unite and bring a sense of union.
Krishna may be the god most renowned for his lovemaking and pranks. He wooed the gopikas, the cow herd girls until they swooned in ecstasy. I love this idea of God as the divine Lover. In Hindu tradition imagining God as the Lover is one way to approach nearer. In your reflections and actions of love, may Love be at the heart. In this way it becomes a gift.
Bio: Debra Moffitt is author of Awake in the World: 108 Practices to Live a Divinely Inspired Life. A visionary and teacher, she’s devoted to nurturing the spiritual in everyday life. She leads workshops on spiritual practices at the Sophia Institute and other venues in the U.S. and Europe. Her mind/body/spirit articles, essays and stories appear in publications around the globe and were broadcast by BBC World Services Radio. She has spent over fifteen years practicing meditation, working with dreams and doing spiritual practices. Visit her online at http://www.awakeintheworld.com.