The desire for sexual expression is by far the strongest and most impelling of all the human emotions, and for this very reason this desire, when harnessed and transmuted into action, other than that of physical expression, may raise one to the status of a big achiever. Sexual transmutation is the attempt to transform sexual energy into creative energy. It is the transference of sexual energy into a physical act or a different emotion to avoid confrontation with the sexual urge. It is based on the idea that sexual energy can be used to create a spiritual nature, which in turn can create more sensual works, instead of one’s sexuality being unleashed raw. The meaning of the word “transmute” in simple language is, the changing or transferring of one form of energy, into another.
The emotion of sex has embedded in it the possibility of three constructive potentialities. They are:
- The perpetuation of mankind.
- The maintenance of health.
- The transformation of this creative energy into productivity through transmutation.
Sexual desire is the most powerful of human desires. When driven by this desire, men develop keenness of imagination, courage, willpower, persistence, and creative ability unknown to them at other times. So strong and impelling is the desire for sexual contact that men freely run the risk of life and reputation to indulge it. When harnessed, and redirected along other lines, this motivating force maintains all its attributes of keenness of imagination, courage, etc. which may be used as powerful creative forces in literature, art, or in any other profession or calling, including the accumulation of riches. The transmutation of sexual energy calls for the exercise of a lot of willpower and persistence but the reward is worth the effort. The desire for sexual expression is inborn and natural. The desire cannot and should not be submerged or eliminated. But it should be given an outlet through other forms of expression, which enrich the body, mind, and spirit of man. If not given this form of outlet through transmutation, it will seek outlets through purely physical channels only and if suppressed beyond a certain point, it is bad for physical and mental health.
The creative imagination functions at its best when the mind is vibrating with stimulation at a high rate. That is, when the mind is functioning at a rate of vibration higher than that of ordinary, normal thought. When brain action has been stimulated through one or more of the mind stimulants, it has the effect of lifting the individual far above the horizon of ordinary thought. It permits him to envision distance, scope, and quality of thoughts unavailable on the lower plane such as those occupied while one is engaged in the solution of the problems of business and professional routine.
Stimulus: the driving force that can uplift!
Among the greatest and most powerful of these stimuli is the urge of sex. When harnessed and transmuted, this driving force is capable of lifting men into that higher sphere of thought which enables them to master the sources of worry and petty annoyance which is the reason for deterioration and deprivation. So, we should make the effort to use all the mind stimulants, especially sexual stimulation, which is the strongest of all for our up gradation in all the dimensions of life.
Why success usually comes to men after the age of forty
Most men who succeed do not begin to do so before the age of forty to fifty. It is a well-known fact that the major reason is their tendency to pass their energies through over indulgence in physical expression of the emotion of sex. Most men never learn that the urge of sex has other possibilities, which are far higher in importance, than mere physical expression. The majority of those who make this discovery do so after having wasted many years prior to the age of forty-five to fifty, the period when sexual energy is at its height. Seldom does an individual enter a highly creative effort in any field of endeavor before the age of forty. The average man reaches the period of his greatest capacity to create between forty and sixty. Between the ages of thirty and forty, man begins to learn (if he ever learns), the art of sex transmutation. This discovery is generally accidental and, more often than not, the man who makes it is totally unconscious of his discovery. He may observe that his powers of achievement have increased around the age of thirty-five to forty, but in most cases, he is not familiar with the cause of this change.
Sex and spirituality:
It is a fact well known to psychologists that there is a very close relationship between sexual desires and spiritual urges. The world is ruled, and the destiny of civilization is established, by the human emotions. People are influenced in their actions, not by logic so much as by emotions. The creative faculty of the mind is set into action entirely by emotions, and not by cold reason. The most powerful of all human emotions is that of sex. There are other mind stimulants, but not one of them, or all of them combined, can equal the driving power of sex.
Three emotions: the keys for super success
Love, Romance, and Sex are all emotions capable of driving men to heights of super achievement. Encourage the presence of these emotions as the dominating thoughts in one’s mind. The emotion of love brings out and develops the artistic and the aesthetic nature of man. It leaves its impress upon one’s very soul, even after the fire has been subdued by time and circumstance.
Memories of love never pass. They linger, guide, and influence long after the source of stimulation has faded. Even the memories of love are sufficient to lift one to a higher plane of creative effort. Love is, without question, life’s greatest experience. It brings one into communion with Infinite Intelligence. When mixed with the emotions of romance and sex, it may lead one far up the ladder of creative effort.
When the emotion of romance is added to those of love and sex, the obstructions between the finite mind of man and Infinite Intelligence are removed. Fortunate is the husband whose wife understands the true relationship between the emotions of love, sex, and romance.
When you get yourself into that heightened state of emotional intensity you are going to be:
- More aware
- More sensitive to stimuli
- Feeling more alive
- Exuberant and expressive
- More energized and inspired
And those are all qualities you need to be creative, inspirational, and exceptionally minded. So, learn to tease your desire and hold it at fever pitch, because arousal will benefit you mentally and spiritually. You can do it with anything you want — it doesn’t have to be sex only, though sex is the most effective. When you are hungry, take a piece of fruit into your mouth and just “hold” it there … see how long you can go without actually chewing it. Just close your eyes and taste it, feel its texture, savor everything about it. It is the same way in lovemaking. You can restrict yourself to cuddles, caressing and anything but full-penetrative orgasm. You can even practice karezza – where the man penetrates the woman but you just embrace each other without thrusting and feel the sensations of one-another.
Conserve Sexual Fluids if you want to be the achiever.
Sexual fluid is very similar chemically to brain fluids. Deplete one and it seems that you deplete the other. The Taoist Sages and Martial Art teachers advise that we refrain from “wasteful” ejaculation and instead internalize orgasmic energy, directing it upwards so that it can nourish the brain and enliven various energy points and chakras. At the simplest level, redirecting the sexual energy involves tensing the anal sphincter muscles and the muscles that control the flow of urine, to stop ejaculation, and imagining the sexual energy flowing up into the brain.
In Yoga, the concept of the travelling of energy from Mooladhar Chakra to Sahasrara Chakra is the transmutation of sexual energy into mental and spiritual energy. In Ayurveda, there is great emphasis on preserving of Shukra Dhatu (Semen) as its preservation increases the life force (Ojas) and over indulgence in sex decreases the shukra dhatu, hence depletion in the life force and immunity.
When you mix sex and love, you have the perfect mix for drawing on the creative mind… if you can transmute or turn your desire for sex into a desire for something else, such as writing a poem, working out a business problem or getting direct spiritual insights. Over indulgence in sex and orgasm will quell the feeling of desire and the affect that it has on the mind. Once a man ejaculates, more often than not he rolls over and falls asleep! One moment he’s a tiger, straining with every part of his body and mind to get what he wants … the next he’s unconscious! Female arousal is slower to heat up and slower to cool down, so the effect of sexual arousal on the mind is not so obvious. But it still works the same way.
Your goal is to access states of mind that geniuses do. For this you require the stimulation of the most powerful human emotion: sex. This will bring your mind to a heightened state of awareness and sensitivity. In expanded states of consciousness, you have access to sources of knowledge that you would not otherwise have when simply involved in everyday reality thinking (worry, obsessing, trivial pursuits etc.). Let’s say you want to brainstorm for a business idea. You’ve obviously given it a lot of “rational” conscious thought and not really come up with anything. Take yourself somewhere private and comfortable, settle down and relax. Begin to get aroused. You can fantasize about your lover, about getting naked and making love. When you are aroused, use your willpower to turn your mind to your business, and turn that arousal and state of lust over to the problem or challenge. You can actually shift your desire for your lover over to the problem or rather to the solution to the problem. How? Well, it requires a bit of imagination. And imagination is the primary tool of genius, as it is the gateway to intuition and infinite wisdom. Simply imagine you are equally turned-on by the idea of getting a solution to this problem. Make love to the problem and seek out the climax — the answers you are seeking. It looks bizarre but it works! This will work in any field of endeavor. So, the crux is that as sexual desire is the most powerful human emotion and you should harness it for better and bigger gains in life.