Sexuality and the creative process
A Releasing Your Unlimited Creativity discussion topic
Copyright 2008 by K. Ferlic, † All Rights Reserved
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Creation at any level of being is about a flow of energy. Without a flow of energy to animate the creation, there is nothing to observe. Everything remains the same. The generation of the energy needed for creation/Creation occurs through a creative process that can be seen as a sexual process. That is, the interaction between a masculine aspect and a feminine aspect is what gives rise to the energy of creation/Creation. Human sexuality is only one from of this creative process and is a form of the process specially directed toward creating and sustaining human physical life.
The issue we face relative to experiencing the creative process as a sexual process is that human sexuality is probably the most powerful experience our mind has with using the creative process to create. That is, most humans engage in the creative process of creating human offspring. Or, if we donít engage or have not engaged in creating offspring, we are aware of the sexuality influences in our body related to creating such offspring. Human sexuality is the most significant and clear demonstration any human being has with the creative process to create a new life.
Because of how our body senses energy and how our mind characterizes the energy we experience any creative endeavor in which we engage can give rise to feelings of sexuality and be interpreted by our mind and the need or desire for a sexual experience. As such, our mind will quite naturally characterize it awareness of the creative process as a sexual process and probably as a sexual experience. There is nothing wrong with this. The issue arises when we get diverted by sexuality of the experience as opposed to staying with the flow of energy.
Most only feel the sexuality of the creative process for a particular creative endeavor when our bodies are enthused with a flow of energy giving rise to the creation that enthuses our sexual organs. The question here is, "How or why is the creative process seen and experienced as a sexual process." The answer is, sex in the form of a division between a masculine and feminine function, is inherent to all of Creation.
To manifest any creation, there needs to be a flow of energy to give rise and sustain the creation. For energy to flow there need to be a separation between to complements. That is, two parts or component which together make a whole. Complement are not necessarily opposites but they can be. For example, a positive charge and an negative change are both complements and opposites. Together they make a whole. Similarly, a nut and a bolt can be seen as complements but not opposites. Together the nut and bolt together make a fastener. Separate they exist whole unto themselves but yet are incomplete in their function unless they are joined with their complement.
Creativity, the components we are talking about are more like a nut and bolt in that they are whole unto themselves but yet nether is complete in its function without the other. Energy consciousness, the material of creation is like the combined nut and bold. Together then may the whole. However each can be seen as existing separately and complete as a energy and consciousness much like a separated nut and bolt. Yet, it is only in the joining with the other are the complements complete in their function and in wholeness in all ways.
In addition to each being seen as whole and complete unto themselves, they can also be seen as having a attraction for each other like a positive and negative change. Here, rather than calling one positive or negative, they are better described as masculine and feminine because of their function The masculine function is held by consciousness is what thrusts into cause a creation to come into existence. Energy is seen as the feminine for it forms itself into the desired creation and nurtures the creation in that it supplies the flow of energy to animate the creation.
What is different about these creative components energy and consciousness is that they are unlike positive and negative change particles in one respect. Charge particles contain an inherent attractive and repulsive aspect. That is, positive charges always attract negative changes and repel other positive charges. Similarly, negative charges always attract positive charges and repel negative charges. Each, positive and negative will always be positive or negative. They never change their charge.
What is important here is that when two like charges and close together and there is a repulsive forces which pushed the like charges apart. In doing so, energy is transformed from a potential form into energy in motion. Or it can be said a flow of energy is created which pushes the like charges apart. Similarly when unlike charges are apart, the is an attraction which pulls the unlike charges together. Again, a potential of energy is created into energy of motion or it can be said a flow of energy is created pulling the unlike charges together.
Energy and consciousness are different for they can be seen to change their attractiveness and repulsiveness. The attractiveness and repulsiveness is determined by consciousness for the role of consciousness in the creative process is to become the cause. When consciousness chooses to become dissatisfied with what is for whatever reason it may have, it can be seen to create a repulsive force which pushes it apart from what is, that is, the existing form of energy. That repulsive force causes the existing form of energy to begin to dissolve and create a flow of energy which flows toward, or into, what consciousness desires. In this sense the repulsive force of dissatisfaction turns into the attractive force of desires. As the consciousness moves to experiencing what is desires as a result of the flow of energy it creates, the energy get dissipated in the experience of the desire and becomes available for the next creation. It begins to flow into a new creation when consciousness again becomes dissatisfied with what is. This process creates and eternal ebb and flow of energy into and out of form as determined by consciousness.
The dissatisfaction with what is will be experienced by consciousness as a feeling of separation from what it desires and the desire to reconnect will be experienced as a longing of some type. Yet, all that consciousness is experiencing is simply a choice as to how it focuses its attention and awareness. As such, consciousness creates a illusion of mind thinking and believing that something other than what is will give it an inner satisfaction.
In any case, as consciousness pushes apart and separates itself from what is, a flow of energy is generated. Similarly, as it desires to recombine with what it desires a flow of energy is generated. The experience of these flows of energy is the experience of creation/Creation. It is the dance of separation and recombination is what sustains Creation. There is a continual ebb and flow of energy into a form only go dissolve into the formless to manifest a new creation. Separation is what gives rise to a creation and the rejoining is the return to the source/Source for a new creation/Creation to be experienced.
The thrusting outward by consciousness to create a creation in its dissatisfaction or in the longing found in desires is the masculine aspect of the creative process. The energy flowing into the desired creation and sustaining the creation is the feminine aspect. Alternatively said, the attraction and/or the desire of the masculine (consciousness) for the feminine (a particular form of energy) can be seen as the separation and the pull to come together generating a flow of energy which gives rise to, and or, sustains the creation which is experienced as the desire is being fulfilled. This push and pull and the associated flow of energy can be experienced by us as a sexual attraction of some type and kind within our being.
The experience of most individuals with the creative process is not to the level of detail described here. When their mind experiences the push and pull of their consciousness they simply experience dissatisfaction, longing, desires, separation, feelings they like and feelings they dislike, pain, pleasure and of course, sexuality.
We are a creation unfolding. Our mind exists as a result of a creative process which started before our birth and before our current mind became aware of itself. As such, our mind will be unable to see the whole process of which it is a part.
For whatever reason, there is a consciousness which holds an intention that created a flow of energy within Physical Creation which we experience as our life. We call this intention the intention for our life and is reflective of an awareness that lies within a deep feeling that lies beyond our feelings of sexuality. This flow of energy can also be experienced as our creative spirit with a desire for creating types and kinds of experiences reflective of the intention for our life.
As a flow of energy and the body it sustains within the energy consciousness perspective they can be seen and experienced as a consciousness unto itself. It is the mind of this consciousness which most of us assume as to who we are. Rather than realizing we are the awareness that is experiencing the flow of energy in our body and the experiences it creates in Physical Creation, we believe we are our body and the mind created from the experiences our body has had.
These components give rise to a inner masculine and inner feminine. The inner masculine and inner feminine reflect the masculine and feminine aspect of the creative process unfolding within our being. As a result of how the inner is reflected in the outer the inner masculine and inner feminine get reflected externally. The masculine and feminine aspects that are unfolding within our being naturally spill over into our physical life and into our sexuality. Simply said, the inner masculine is that part of our inner being which causes us to act in the world. The inner feminine is that part of our inner being which supports and nurtures our actions and what we do in the world.
Within each of us is a struggle. It is the struggle of the consciousness and awareness within our creative spirit/creative life energy. Then there is the awareness that of our current mind and ego as to who and what we think we are because of the experiences our current mind has had in this life. The mature inner masculine is to be able to consciously choose live the truth of our being and use what our current mind has learned to figure how to live and express that truth in the world in which we find ourselves. The mature inner feminine is to nurture the full expression of our truth in the world. When we live our truth and fully nourish that truth we create its offspring - our charisma and our gift to the world and the reason for our incarnation.
But the maturity of our inner masculine and inner feminine does not come easy. Our inner masculine is taught to service our families, our society and do what the world requires of us. Our inner feminine is taught to nurture what our families, our society and our world thinks are important. However, what lies external to us may or may not have anything to do with the reasons for our incarnation. We must to do our own experiments and come to an understanding of our truth and what it means to live that truth.
We cannot look externally for what we must give ourselves internally. There is no masculine external entity that can resolve the issue that lie between the awareness of our creative spirit and what we have come to believe in our mind based on our enculturation and the experiences we have had. We must resolve that struggle ourselves. Similarly, there is no feminine presence which can nurture what our inner feminine must learn to nurture. If our inner feminine cannot properly nurture our inner world we will not find that nurturing energy external to us in any way. Many of these inner issues appear to our mind to be sexual issue or sexual related for the involve our inner masculine and inner feminine and the offspring they will or are creating. Yet, these internal struggles do get reflected externally.
In this regard, there are issues that we face in our life around sexuality that go to the deepest level of our being and to the process that is giving rise to our existence. Those issues that arise as a result of how the inner masculine and inner feminine are unfolding within our being will not be easily address by our mind. Rather, they are best addressed by feeling and moving toward a fullness or expansion within our being. To understand them we will need to explore the creative process and then look to see what the intention for our life really demands us to do. Within that awareness, we will better understand how we may need to act in the external world to create something of intrinsic value to us and/or a life worth living.
Within this creative process is a separation experienced by consciousness. That is, it is dissatisfied with what is at some level of its being and longs for what it desires. This separation gives rise to the creative tension. As a tension felt within our being, it will cause us to seek a way to resolve what we feel. Although the tension may be to create something in particular, because the human physical experience is a sexual experience, resolution of this tension may be characterized by our mind as a sexual experience or the desire of a sexual experience when sex really isnít the issue.
Our problem is we often are not aware as to what is really giving rise to the feelings we have. Are the feelings about having sex or are they about creating something and we are experiencing the creative process as a sexual experience. So the question becomes, "How do we honor what we feel and find a partner who will allow the energy to flow as necessary - that is, into the desired creation when it is not really a desire to find a mate?"
The issue we face is that we are multidimensional beings and mind only knows what it has experienced. Our mind will characterize any energy we experience based on the past experience we have had.. There are many aspects of the creative process for which mind will only be able to characterize what we sense as a sexual experience. Additionally, a multidimensional being, we are experience many creative process and different phases of the creative process simultaneously. These all add up to feelings permeating our being. Many of them combine to give an overall sexual feeling. In this regard, we maybe believe what we are experiencing an attraction for a given person when in fact the overall process we are experiencing is looking for some type and kind of outlet of which a sexual experience may be the way being characterized by our mind.
What occurs at one level of our being or in one dimension will not necessarily look like the same in another dimension or aspect of our being. Or, what mind perceives as occurring in another part of our being is a sexual experience and translated that experience into our physical reality. A sexual feeling in the physical may actually represent another aspect of our being undergoing a transformation into a new life. To deny what we feel physically may actually thwart what is happening on the other level. Similarly to get diverted into the sexuality and not staying with the flow of energy can also thwart the creation. Sexual attraction is not always about a physical attraction to another. Another may be needed physically to help pull out what is manifesting and unfolding in another dimension or aspect of our being.
The major issue around sexuality and our creativity is that the flow of energy giving rises to and/or sustaining our desires creation enthuses our entire being, including our sexuality and its associated sex organs. How much of an excitement this causes all depends on the flow of energy and what we desire to create. Sometimes the sexuality is key to the creation and at other times it is merely a byproduct of the flow of energy arising from the creative process as it flows though our being. But in any case, if we purse the sex aspect rather than stay aligned with the flow of energy through any sexuality or sex we may experience, we will thwart the creation by diverting the flow of energy. The issue is not whether we have sex or not. The issue is to stay in full alignment with the flow of energy giving rise to the creation.
Every experience we have is the result of a flow of energy. Without a movement or flow of energy there is nothing to experience. Energy flows in the tension of opposite. In the energy generated through these opposites there is an aspect of sexuality to the creative process that is inescapable. Each and every creative act at any level of being has a sexuality embedded within it. That is, the joining of the masculine and feminine aspects to create a new life, a new flow of energy, to create what is desired. Although most people associate sexuality with human reproduction and all the associated ramifications and byproducts, sexuality is really about the creative/creation process and the way the energy for creation is generated. In this regard, we should not be surprised if our creativity and creative endeavors causes feelings of sexuality to arise within our being.
Compounding this issue is that creation is not done alone. We need others to give us the experiences we desire. Whether we realize it or not, when two people come together, there is a mixture of energy. There is the energy associated with the desire their consciousness hold and an energy associated with the desire our consciousness hold. In mixing those desires, we create the experience we both desire at some level of our being.
The closer the gets to us the greater the energy become mixed and the personal and more intense the experience of creation/Creation we can have. The mixing can occur at the spiritual, mental, emotional or physical level or at any combination of them. As a minimum because they are physically in our life there is some mixing which is occurring physically. This mixing will occur, and does occur, whether or not we are consciously aware of it. It is simply part of the physics of Creation. How much mixing will occur, and what form it takes, depends on the intention we hold and they hold which brings us together. The fact that any two people come together indicates there is some mixing occurring. This is one reason why is often hard to keep focused on what we are here to create when others are around us. It is also why individuals have traditionally gone off into caves, the desert and other places of isolation to find themselves.
In any case, we should not be surprised if we some type and kind of sexuality from the people in our life. The question is how do we act on the feelings we have and do we act in a way the serves the best interest of all that are involved.