Everything we see and do is an expression of the two principles. When you eat or drink, when you look at or listen to something, when you work and, even, when you sing together in the choir, you are manifesting the two principles. You don’t realize what happens when you sing. Do you imagine that the high notes sung by the sisters and the deep bass notes of the brothers just drift away and lose themselves in space? Not at all; without your realizing it, they mingle in the atmosphere over your heads and give each other something marvellous, something divine. Each one of your voices is impregnated with your magnetism, your vitality, your fragrance. You are tied to your voice as though it were a kite on the end of a string. It soars into the air, where it meets and fuses into one with other voices, before coming back to you, amplified and enriched by all that it has received in that union. Singing is a means for the sisters and brothers to give each other certain divine, etheric elements that they cannot receive by other, cruder means. Your souls and spirits find nourishment in what they receive in this subtle give and take of voices, and they also pass on a few crumbs of that nourishment to your physical body so that it shall not be too hungry or thirsty.
When we sing together, therefore, the masculine and feminine principles join together in a creative work on a higher plane, and we receive the fruits of that work and benefit from this chaste, divine intercourse. No one can accuse us of transgressing the laws of purity by an exchange of this nature which leaves us nourished and strengthened.
Love is impossible to define or explain, it is all things at once… a power, a principle, an emotion, a feeling, a powerful force, inspiration, understanding, everything comes under the heading of love. But for love to be effective you must understand what it is, you must think of it as an instrument, a magic power you can always make use of. For instance when nothing is going right, when you are sad or discouraged and disillusioned, when you think everything is lost and the world is against you, then the only thing that will help you is love. Whatever happens to you, the solution is to go on loving, loving all creation, all humanity. The greatest philosophy, the greatest wisdom and light, are hidden in the words: never stop loving.
Relationships, love and sexuality are issues which humanity continues to struggle to fully understand. Without a new spiritual understanding of love and sexuality, we will continue to suffer, relationships will fail and the true happiness love can bring will continue to be an unreachable dream.
The teaching shows that men and women are reflections of the divine principles which like the union of spirit and matter create a very powerful union which raises their love to new heights and is a source of inspiration for all.
The next time you take someone in your arms, try to project them all the way to heaven and link them to the higher. A man should address himself to the Divine Mother through his beloved and she should address herself to the Heavenly Father through him; instead of limiting their exchanges to the lower regions, both of them will be linking themselves to the Source. In this way both of you take the riches God has given you, life, and the emanations and warmth of mutual love, and instead of using them for your own pleasure, you drink together the purest form of love from the highest source.
Sexual energy is a great gift, the source of our life force, and supports the continuation of humanity. It can be likened to combustible fuel which if used wisely and directed towards a spiritual ideal propels us to a higher form of love which brings lasting joy, inspiration and fulfilling relationships.
The sexual force is a gift from God; it is we who must learn how to use it. Countries which have great deposits of coal or oil under their soil, have become immensely rich because they make use of their resources. Those who do not know how to use them, burn them. In the same way, the sexual force is an energy which we must learn to use so that we can turn on the lights, light the fires and set all the engines within us in motion.
Whether one chooses to be single or in a relationship, sublimation of the sexual force is a work which reaps immeasurable rewards. Repression or promiscuity both have undesirable consequences, but there is a third solution. With a commitment to a high spiritual ideal and by linking ourselves to our soul and spirit, we can transform our sexual energy to develop our fullest potential as human beings and to bring heaven down to earth.
To master the sexual force, you must have a high ideal, a tremendous love for perfection, purity and beauty. This is not easy and needs an entire science if you are to succeed. Without a high ideal, without an aspiration to live the divine life, it is not worth struggling against the sexual force because you will not succeed in sublimating it. You will only repress and this is not a solution to the problem of sexuality. Only a tremendous love for a high ideal will allow you to sublimate your energies.
Satisfaction of the sexual instinct is one of the greatest sources of pleasure a human being experiences – but it comes at a price and is transitory. By changing our attitude towards intimate relations, and considering them a spiritual work, then pleasures of a more lasting and divine nature can be experienced.
The secret of control, the secret of sublimation, is to seek work, not pleasure. You say, “But suppose I hold my love in my arms… What’s the point if I’m not looking for pleasure?”
There can be joy, there can be inspiration, there can be wonder and ecstasy, if you have a heightened consciousness… Is that not more than pleasure? When a man and woman are together sharing a divine emotion, without being carried away, then their communion, this tenderness between them, is something so expressive, so beautiful. It is a form of pleasure of course, but superior pleasure, something divine which makes them immortal.
The Kingdom of God will only come on earth when human love is made more spiritual. May those who are enlightened and who have a high ideal in love, know they can work for the Kingdom of God with their sexual energy. May they love each other, embrace each other, but always with the idea that this love is dedicated to the realization of something divine. If they do this, they will produce such beautiful emanations that the angels themselves will be amazed and in their delighted wonder, will bring all sorts of gifts to lovers.
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
above each other
for keeping their
light ever bright