In order to have peace of mind, we have to raise up the ego beliefs and be free of them. Sexuality is the basic belief in needs which is all part of the perception of being a human being. As these needs are fulfilled on a regular basis the mind can be raised up into and advanced higher order of needs and that would be self-actualization. Sexual desire is a distorted miracle impulse, and is actually a gentle reminder, to see that you are being called back to God.
Sexual Repression & Promiscuity
The Spirit will unwind our mind from all the sexual repression and denial that has gone on, and it will use symbols in a highly individualized way depending on each person’s patterns. For example, one who has been very sexually promiscuous in the past may very well be Guided to be celibate for a time. On the other hand, one who has repressed their sexuality may be Guided to start having more sexual experiences which undo old ideas about what sexuality means. In either case…
All Those Shameful, Shameful Sexual Thoughts
Does it feel like you carry shameful sexual thoughts or guilty secrets? If you would know the holy instant, you have to have a willingness to hide nothing. Let’s get everything up and out and not have anything pushed down and repressed. This is for the whole universe! It’s important not to single out certain subjects and topics as better or more embarrassing or shameful than others. Anything that’s blocking the light needs to be released. Whether we talk about awkward thoughts or seemingly shameful thoughts, it’s the belief they are true where the guilt comes in.
David Hoffmeister shares about “expression sessions.” In our communities, we encourage expression of our unconscious patterns and thoughts. Rather than fearing and repressing dark thoughts, we hold the space of love and acceptance for them. In this spacious non-judgment, the burden is lifted and healing takes place through the Holy Spirit. The point is to get in touch with emotions, not to give advice or attempt to teach. David Hoffmeister recounts a parable of healing around sexuality.
Is Sex Wrong?
Is sex wrong? Distorted miracle impulses like sexuality are seen through the ego’s prism of lack. The ego is always judging: is this wrong or right? Good or bad? Moral or immoral? But no sexuality is condemned. Jesus is not concerned with morality and ethical beliefs, which vary widely between cultures. Allow the Holy Spirit to reach you where you are concerning sexuality. It is highly individualized.
Sex and Spirituality: Get Thee to the Nunnery!
Sex and spirituality—where do the two meet? David discusses, “God Is the Bigger Elvis,” a documentary about a nun who was a famous Hollywood actress. In the convent, one of the nuns who was interviewed explains that for her, singing in union with her peers is not unlike sex.
The Transcendent Experience
Sexuality requires judgment; there are levels of sexuality and preferences. The world of concepts needs to give way to the transcendent experience of Oneness. In this experience, questions dissolve in Forgiveness.
What about Sexual Relationships?
Freedom is only in mind. What does that mean for sexual relationships? Minds can join, bodies cannot. This is the proof that the body does not exist at all. You cannot achieve anything with the body. Therefore, seek not outside yourself for you will fail and you will weep each time an idol falls. Even companionship points out that you believe you are alone unless you are with another body. Companionship is a defense against the truth. Am I going to use the mirroring for emptying my mind from everything I believe? For there is the one true purpose in which things are used in the most helpful way.
Craving Sex and Food
In this video, David Hoffmeister talks about sexuality and hunger. In Heaven, in Oneness, there are no needs. But in the world, sexuality and hunger appear to be basic human needs. There can seem to be problems sexual or food cravings. They are on the continuum of preferences, and preferences are judgments. The trick is that the ego makes hierarchies of these illusions even though they are really all the same. The Holy Spirit knows there are ego preferences. When you give yourself over to Him, He will use your preferences to unwind them all.
Exposing Thoughts about Sexuality
The ego belief system is a belief system in lack. You experience cravings for basic needs, like food or sex, indulge, and are temporarily satisfied. The cravings will come again. Mind training, exposing feelings and thoughts about sexuality, is part of healing. Your perception of the body will change; you will begin to realize that your attractions are generated in consciousness. Divine purpose will fill you and take you into higher states of consciousness.