What does Sexuality or Sexual Shadow have to do with Spirituality?
By jona bryndis, Jul 24 2018 03:41AM
Since the publication of the short announcement of our upcoming Healing Circle Workshop ' Energetic Aspects of of Sexuality" and a previous article “Dealing with Sexual Shadow” many emails and forum posts have reached me, asking questions about Sexual Shadow and Sexuality in context with Spirituality. Here a few examples (abbreviated):
“What does my sexuality have to do with my spiritual journey?”
“I am in a happy relationship with one partner for more than 25 years. How does sexual shadow apply to me?”
“I haven’t had sex for many years, why do you suggest to work with my sexual shadow?”
“I love my sexuality and don’t feel there is anything wrong with expressing myself through sex. Why do you call this ‘part of inner darkness’?”
“ I am a devout Christian and believe in sex for married couples only. I am not married. Do I need to work on my sexual shadow?”
“Do I need to feel bad about masturbation?”
“Is homosexuality part of Sexual Shadow?”
“I have been sexually abused when I was younger. As a result I never found pleasure in having sex and have been trying to avoid it. What can I do to work on this block? How can shadow-work help me?”
“ I have sexual dreams. Is this a sign of an energetic attachment or simply my sexual shadow?”
“I keep having sexual thoughts about other people. Does this mean I am sexually projecting or projected at?”
“I have sexual feelings during mediation. It this a sign of sexual shadow?”
“How does watching pornography affect my spiritual journey?”
Granted, these questions cannot be answered in a single reply. From our last year's experience we learned that it can be useful to talk about these subjects first, before addressing them in energy sessions. This is why we are faciliating Shadow Work in our Sacred Self-Healing Course as well as ongoing energy healing work in which we will combine energy work with direct refelctions and deeper answers. For those who want to go furher than the psychological view on sexual aspects we've added a Shadow-Work transMISSION focuing on the energetic aspects of shexual shadow aspects and how to reframe them.
Purpose of this unique combination of inner consciousness and healing work with sexual shadow aspects is to learn to accept and heal our hidden parts by exploring their true nature by finding their hidden treasure, so that we can reframe those often repressed parts and begin to feel more self-loving, whole and holy again.
Energetically seen, sexual shadow is represented through any type of ego gratification through sexual energies (be it actively or passively). When sexual energies are used for validation, substiitute for connection or love, power or manipulating or controlling ways we speak of a sexual shadow.
While our sex drive is located on the same energetic level as addiction it often shows very similar behavioral patterns and influences our perception and more importantly our energetic flow and ability to connect with our heart. Unprocessed sexual shadow traits can promote or perpetuate unconscious energetic blocks, hidden agendas, guilt, blame, victimhood, anger, fear, etc. that can lead to dependencies, resentments, and inability to develop intimacy, severe trust issues and repetitive unhappiness in any relationship.
Our Sexuality and Sexual Shadow can therefore not be excluded from our spiritual and consciousness work. Our unconscious/ repressed/secret views, thoughts, feelings and actions in regards to masculinity, femininity and sexuality silently affect our entire energy system and with it our ability to spiritually evolve.
For more articles on the subject 'Sexual Energies' click here.
If you feel interested in this subject check out our Shadow-Work energy healing modality.
Thank you for your time.
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