Question. What is the correspondence between sex and higher spiritual contacts? How can the understanding of sex help us to understand what to look for in higher spiritual energies?
The Bible writers did indeed have an interesting use of the word “know.”
Notice that from the beginning of the scriptures this word was used to describe sex:
“And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.” Genesis 4:1
“And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.” Genesis 4:17
This use of the word was carried over to New Testament times as illustrated:
“Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.” Matt 1:24-25
Now, the striking thing is that this same word is used to describe what our highest relationship to God would be.
“And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” John 17:3
So what is the correspondence between a person knowing (having sex with) his companion and the disciple knowing God?
Is not sex supposed to be a carnal act far removed from any spiritual epiphany?
Yes and no. Sex, as with any energy, can be used for good or evil. Even a revelation from God can be used for good or evil.
If sex is approached unselfishly through the principle of sharing and oneness, then the climax reached will give each partner a knowing about the other. At this point of climax certain life energies are passed between the participating couple. The two actually walk away with a piece of each other and literally each can say I am in you and you are in me.
If sex is approached selfishly with no commitment to oneness then only tiny lives of lower vibration will be exchanged. There is still a knowing but a lower order of exchange is made.
Sex can produce a great spiritual ecstasy available here on the earth and during the point of climax it is impossible to feel anything negative about your mate even if minutes ago you had a down and dirty fight.
But there is a difference between knowing your mate and knowing God. Knowing your mate is a foreshadowing or a lower octave of the principle of knowing God. The core and most important lesson of the perfect sexual climax is that this is a foreshadowing of the bliss, oneness and joyousness of knowing God.
Think of how great the perfect climax is and then multiply this many times and the seeker has an idea of what awaits him.
Knowing God begins with the still small voice and is almost imperceptible, but it ends with the “baptism of fire” and this descent of the spiritual fire that explodes with bliss and joy in every atom of body mind and soul simultaneously, basically the New Jerusalem experience as described in my book. The great part about the baptism of fire is that eventually the disciple can have experiences with it lasting a long period of time and eventually all the time after one becomes a Master and death is no more.
Some compare the two. Sexual ecstasy lasts a few instants, whereas the baptism of fire lasts for one to three days at first and later for months at a time.
If the average person had to choose between great sex or knowing God he would choose sex because this is something he understands. Yet he would choose sex even though the moment of high intensity lasts for mere seconds because this is something that registers with his consciousness.
Now for teaching purposes the understanding of sex is important because if we truly realize that the perfect climax is only a foreshadowing of what it feels like to “know God,” then the disciple will indeed have a little more enthusiasm about seeking God.
One more carrot to dangle in front of the disciple is this. Any good feeling we have in our normal living is always temporary and followed by some type of let down, but oneness with God, or knowing God has no let down. As long as you stay in the Presence there is only fullness with no diminishing of intensity.
The idea that we make God sad or that God is weeping daily over our sins is a complete fallacy for in his presence is only a fullness of joy and unimaginable spiritual intensity that has no opposite within that sphere. This is indeed a worthy goal of all seekers.
Now we will move ahead to the final Principle of Discovery which we will discuss at this time. There are others that we could cover, but these twenty-four will certainly provide a good compass for all seekers.
(24) The principle of pain. Rather than being an enemy, pain is a teacher sent to us to lead us to correction and eventual oneness with God.
Question: What causes pain and how is it a teacher for us that can actually lead us to truth?
I’ll end with a great quote from DK
“Govern yourself always “as if” your divine comprehension was perfected and the result in your daily life will be “as if” all concealed glamours and all hiding deceptive veils were non-existent. The disciple acts “as if” he were initiate and then discovers that “as a man thinketh in his heart so is he,” because the heart is the custodian of the power of the imagination. The imagination is released into creative activity when the disciple acts “as if” he were the soul in full expression, “as if” the Master were ever aware of the doings of His disciple, “as if” he walked in full liberation consciously. For you, these two words will bring release and happiness.”
Discipleship in the New Age Vol II, Pages 554-555
Oct 15, 2000
Copyright by J J Dewey
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