“Life in Lubbock, Texas, taught me… that sex is the most awful, filthy thing on earth and you should save it for someone you love.”—Butch Hancock
It’s not surprising many people think sex isn’t spiritual, and feel shame, guilt, or fear associated with it, when you consider the influence of some organized religions.
Traditional religious leaders have a long history of preaching that sex outside of marriage is “bad,” “sinful,” or “wrong.” These beliefs originate from puritanical times when you weren’t supposed to enjoy sex, even within a marriage.
Others have a more relaxed attitude about sex. They don’t understand why bare breasts or a thong at the beach, for example, can cause so much commotion.
How we view sex has a lot to do with our society. Vicki León, author of The Joy of Sexus: Lust, Love, and Longing in the Ancient World, writes the following:
“First of all, neither the Greeks nor the Romans thought about sinfulness and in the Judeo-Christian sense. The idea of mankind’s fall from grace never occurred to them. Even women, despite having to endure a lifetime of domineering males, would laugh incredulously at the thought of sex being a sin. Adultery could be a crime, as could rape, but for reasons other than sinfulness. A tangle of laws eventually would seek—not always successfully—to control some sexual behaviors and criminalize others. In their polytheistic societies that we call pagan, there were no churches or congregations as we know them, no priests to lecture or act as middlemen to a deity. They believed in a celestial place, jam-packed with gods and goddesses who were divine yet flawed. In them, Greeks and Romans saw themselves, at once perfect and imperfect. Some of their supreme beings were lifelong virgins: Artemis, Athena, and Vesta. Other deities were sex addicts, troublemakers who rarely paid a penalty for their misbehavior.”
How we view sex also has a lot to do with our experiences in this life, and if you believe our souls may have lived other lives, those lives too.
For example, a twenty-one-year-old acquaintance once told me he didn’t want to have sex until he’s married because it’s too dangerous. He seemed to feel an unusual amount of fear about it.
Later, I perceived his last possible lifetime, where he died of AIDS contracted through promiscuous sex. Because of that, it’s certainly understandable why he would feel an intense (subconscious) need to be more careful this time.
Since you have free will in conjunction with your personal fate, sex can be as spiritual as you choose it to be.
Also, based on near-death experience accounts, as long as you’re being honest and responsible, and you’re not intentionally hurting anyone in the process, you won’t create any negative karma.
I don’t believe there is a puritanical love fairy who grants sex abstainers an ideal soul mate, special favors, or entrance into heaven.
At the same time, bed-hopping indiscriminately can pollute your energy field and drain your spiritual vitality.
By the way, some religions claim God doesn’t accept homosexuality. However, based on near-death experience accounts of homosexuals, this is clearly false.
In addition, during the many years of my own past-life regressions and guiding others through theirs, I’ve seen karmic repercussions from many things, but never once from being gay, bi, lesbian, or transgender.
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