Universal Laws?

Question: I completely understand that, many times, life happens for us to learn a lesson or lessons. I can absolutely see that in my own life. Recently, I am reading more and more on the Universal laws of which the Principle of Belief and Principle of Correspondence are just two. So my question is this: if life situations are here to help us learn and grown spiritually, and we will not always get want we want, how does that work with the Universal Laws of like attracts like, ” as within, so without” or the Law of Belief that states, “whatever you believe, you will see.”

Answer: That is a great question, and it actually addresses our multidimensionality demonstrating that there are many things that effect our reality. Unfortunately, many of us are just now awakening. For many, many lifetimes we have not been aware of the universal laws because we chose to look away from our spiritual self and divine guidance, and chose to follow the advice of our ego. Due to many lifetimes of disconnection from the spiritual realms, we are now currently experiencing the rebalancing of our energy or karma that we have created. Energy always seeks balance. Some of this karma was created from previous lives, but a lot of it has been created from THIS lifetime.

For example, review your thoughts, emotions, beliefs and actions five years ago….were they in balance? Most likely they were not, and because of this you are experiencing the ramifications of your previous level of energetic vibrations you were emitting from your energy field. So if you want to have a better future, you will need to create a better now and that means to follow and understand the universal laws, as well as, clear out the old energetic distortions within your energy field that have not been healed and continue to draw negative experiences to you.

Oftentimes, we will have hidden distorted beliefs and subconscious patterns we are not even aware of ~ this will require self introspection in order for you to be able to observe the patterns within your life…. and it will also require you to be brutally honest with your self about your distortions. These distortions are your learning lessons and each lesson will need to be mastered before you have proven that you no longer need to experience that type of interaction anymore.

One of the best ways to move through your karma and soul lessons is to love yourself and give gratitude for the opportunity to advance and evolve your soul. Be willing to SEE your selves working within your being….then you will be masterfully playing the game of life. Once the lessons are learned and your energetic frequency is raised ~ through the expansion of your heart chakra ~ then you will be gifted with the power of magnetism and manifestation and the “ask and you will receive” and the “believe and you will see” will be very evident to you because your life force energies will have been restored to a higher level of manifestation.

However, until your thoughts and feelings are brought into balance and are focused for the highest good of all involved, you will be limited in your abilities to create things quickly because this ability to manifest instantaneously could be highly destructive for yourself and the Earth.

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We Dare

I know what’s inside of you, I’ve seen it.
I know the path you’ve walked to get here, to be who you are.
I don’t know the details, but I recognize the map. As do the others who have tread a similar road.
For they, us, and those to follow, have in some way created the map.
There was a point we stepped off the path to forge a new way.
And for those who stay on the narrow road, seeing little of what’s on either side or the detours the journey offers, they see the danger we are.
For we dare to be different, to challenge, to think and create.
We dare to know that what most think of as safe and secure is but an illusion.
We dare to know that mediocrity kills the soul and makes us nothing but slaves.
We dare to celebrate beauty, in all the forms it takes.
We dare to shine a light into the darkness of ourselves and others, to bring that darkness and its gifts into the light.
We dare to be broken, and to rise up, again and again in a world increasingly in conflict.
We dare to stretch beyond belief and limitation.
We dare to create, in so many ways. Knowing that the act of creation, the possibilities that it gives birth to, has more meaning than the end.
We dare to step beyond the boundaries of belief, knowing that we are one with the abyss.
We dare to take fear with us as we choose to venture regardless, knowing that to not is death of the spirit.
We dare to speak our truth, in acts of creation. They burn within us to be released, we let them be free for ourselves.
And we dare to be silent as you look upon them in laughter or scorn.
We dare to be open of heart. To hurt. And to give again.
We dare to love. With fire and passion. With fullness of body, heart, mind, spirit.
And we dare to talk of Spirit. As if we know. For we do.
And we dare to accept, in silent knowing, that we are joined to the force of life. That there is more connection than separation.
We dare to build bridges rather than destroy them.
We dare to connect, to share, to complement, to add, to expand.
We dare to manifest the qualities of God, of Goddess, of Source, of Consciousness. Not in dogma, but in life.
For to not do so is to not be that which we are.

Perfect/Imperfect You

The human you is imperfect but the true you, the eternal you, your spiritual self, is whole and perfect. It is your soul, your consciousness, that desires healing and a stronger connection to your Spiritual or God self. Many of us have allowed our egos or lower selves to take over pushing our souls, that part of ourselves that is always connected to the God self, out of the way. Although we have never been separated from our God self, many of us have chosen to believe in the concept of God being outside of ourselves. This is an egoic belief! Unfortunately, this belief creates energetic blocks and barriers between our physical and spiritual selves creating the illusion that we are separated from God and each other. When we believe we are separate from God, the flow of spiritual energy and wisdom from our God selves diminishes to a small trickle barely keeping us alive. A limited flow of spiritual energy depletes the soul leading to poor health, distorted beliefs, confusion, depression, powerlessness, shame, anger and negative choices that are out of alignment with our higher wisdom. The soul is always trying to get our attention by communicating to us through feelings and oftentimes through pain in the physical body. The chaos on our planet is the effect of the mass consciousness choosing to unplug themselves from the higher wisdom of their God selves. We have allowed our egos and lower selves to make decisions for us leading all of us into a downward spiral of self-destruction. ♥ Sabrina (How To Raise Your Vibration)

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Self Love

The greatest tool for overcoming the ego, healing the shadow, raising your vibration and transcending the human condition is to:

Learn to Love ALL of Yourself, UNCONDTIONALLY.

We are multidimensional beings with alter egos, sub personalities, conscious and unconscious aspects of ourselves. We are divine and human at the same time. A part of our being lives in perfection and complete union with the Creator of “All That Is” while another part of our being has fragmented and separated itself from the truth of who it really is. The only way to heal and return all of our parts to our truth is to love and accept every aspect of our being. When we truly love ourselves we will be able to acknowledge, accept and integrate everything we have ever been – both our dark and our light.

Until we truly love ourselves, we will never be able to truly express love to another being. Many people have a distorted view of what love is. Love is not a feeling; it is an emotion (energy in motion). Love is how we are behaving and interacting with ourselves and others, it is how we choose to carry our energy. Love is a state of BEING. In order to BE love to others we must first learn to BE loving to ourselves. Some of us are so full of fear we create chaos and confusion, not only for ourselves, but also with the very people we think we are being loving to. Love and Fear can never be experienced together, they are polar opposites. When we are in fear we are expressing the darkness and limitations of our ego and shadow consciousness. This creates fragmentation within our being, throwing us out of alignment with our God self. Many people allow fear to have such a tight grip on themselves, they end up sacrificing their own happiness in order to make another being love them. Their fear keeps them from realizing that their own lack of self-love will continue to create loveless, toxic relationships. When we stay in these relationships we are not doing our soul or their soul any good. These relationships are co-dependant and are based on attachment, not love, where each person feeds off of each other’s negative egoic behavioral patterns keeping them stuck in repetitive cycles of low vibrational energies. Staying in these kind of relationships is not loving and will never serve anyone’s highest good. If someone is harming you emotionally, mentally, physically or spiritually the most loving thing you can do for yourself and them is to release them. Disengage yourself while you allow them to make their own choices even if you know their choices will create additional suffering for them in the future. Every being has a right to experience life in any way they choose, even if it means they are using God’s energy in a destructive way. Releasing them does not mean you do not love them. Having the courage to set boundaries with these relationships and releasing them, if necessary, sends a message to the Universe that you are willing to learn the lessons involved and are no longer willing to dance this karmic dance. Setting healthy boundaries with others is an act of self-love and can also be a catalyst to the other person’s soul to prompt them to make the necessary changes in their own being that could set them on the path of self-transformation. You can love them from a distance, while you use all of your energy for more constructive life affirming choices for yourself that will also benefit the whole of humanity. Do not compromise the integrity of your soul! Choose to be self-fulfilling and stop expecting someone or something outside of yourself to provide the love you seek. Unconditional love can only be found within yourself, no one else can give you what you already are. Go within yourself and activate it, feel it, be it. You are love!

Love yourself enough to be honest with yourself and release everything that no longer serves your highest good. Unconditional love is an unlimited way of being. Allow yourself to bring everything to the surface of your awareness releasing all of your limitations, illusions, out dated beliefs, negative patterns and relationships that interfere with your divine birthright to experience a life of love, peace and harmony. Each of us must evolve and heal our old ways of being so we can access our inner truth and beauty which is held in a deeper aspect of our being. As we truly discover who we are, we realize that the material world, humanity, our ego, our shadow, our parents, our jobs, our friends and physicality cannot define our magnificence. We discover our Spirit, our God self, the true essence of who we are, the very core of our being which is Love. By healing ourselves we are able to tap into our essence of love and it is only through the love of self that we are able to pull divine light into our physical body putting on our “garments of light” which activates our light body. When we are truly “BEING” love, we love every aspect of ourselves regardless of what is being shown to us or what we are creating for ourselves. We understand that all experiences whether they are negative or positive are self created and are blessings in disguise. We realize that pain has a purpose and if it is accepted and brought into our awareness it will provide an opportunity to learn, grow, change and explore. Denial is not loving!! Everything in our lives is a perfect opportunity for us to heal something, create something or experience something in order for us to awaken into the truth of who we are. When we are being love, we recognize that everything is perfectly aligned for the purpose of soul growth, which brings us closer to fulfilling our soul’s journey. We no longer judge ourselves or place blame on someone else and their creations because we know that everything that occurs in our lives is divinely orchestrated to bring each of us closer to God. We realize that everyone is ultimately becoming the light and love of their true essence in human form.

Our light body, our divine birthright, cannot be activated until we begin to love ourselves enough to allow our divine energy to flow through us. Through our love for self, we will be able to transmute our denseness into light. Self-love, honesty and the desire to transcend the lower self will bring forth challenges, as all of our unhealed aspects of ourselves begin to be brought forth into the light of our consciousness so we can transform them. The only way to get through this process with ease and grace is to surrender to whatever comes up and love yourself unconditionally. The transmutation of negativity, painful experiences, distorted beliefs and trauma is sometimes uncomfortable. You will most likely re-experience the emotions and feelings that accompany the negativity so you can finally release them. Some of these experiences have been stored in our energy fields for many lifetimes and they are surfacing for a final clearing. The light of your God self is absorbing these distorted aspects of your body / mind / ego self that no longer serve your highest good. In order to become who we truly are, everything that is illusion must rise to the surface and be transmuted.

As humanity heals and transforms itself, it will be increasingly important for each of us to practice becoming observers of the situation by practicing loving allowance and compassion. As difficult as it is, we must learn to love every facet of ourselves as we allow and embrace all of our hidden sub- personalities, emotions, feelings, habits, negative patterns and illusions to rise to the surface so we can “see” them. If we are blinded by our negativity and don’t even realize it is there how can we possibly transform it? In order to transcend ourselves and become the beautiful beings that we truly are we must first move through our darkness before we get to the light. Everything that is unembraceable, unacceptable, negative, “bad” is simply a distortion of our divine energy. It must be embraced with love by shining the light of our consciousness on it before it can be transformed.

Many of our current belief systems have set us up to reject our own Self-Love. We bought into the belief that humans were so “bad” and unlovable that God sent his “only begotten son” down to Earth to die a brutal death of crucifixion so we could be redeemed from our sins. We bought into the belief that God is an angry God who requested a human sacrifice to compensate for our “badness”. This belief creates guilt, anger, fear, unworthiness, powerlessness and helplessness. It belittles the very nature of our being which is divinity and produces a perpetual cycle of self-condemnation. This belief keeps us from accessing a higher vibration and activating our high heart so we can feel God’s presence within our own being. It creates separation and keeps us looking outside of ourselves for someone to save us instead of us accepting responsibility for our own distortions and misqualified energy so we can transform them. Jesus did not come to Earth to die on the cross for our sins. God chose Jesus to come to Earth to be an example for us to live by and to show us the way to salvation. Jesus came to teach us how to save ourselves. He came to empower the people to look within themselves for the beauty and power of God within:

“Behold, the Kingdom of God is Within You, Ye are Gods”

Instead of denying our distortions by putting on a false mask of “goodness,”  expecting someone outside of ourselves to fix us, each of us needs to step into a place of personal responsibility and self love surrendering to our God self’s desire to show our soul what needs to be healed and transformed. Our God self is just like a parent. If a child does something wrong the parent needs to talk to the child and show them what they did wrong so the child can self correct. If the child doesn’t see what they did wrong how will they be able to learn from their mistakes? Each of us must be willing to honestly look at ourselves through the eyes of self love desiring to see everything within us that needs to be healed and released. As we face God, we face ourselves and if we do not love ourselves, we do not love God.

Learn to fall in love with yourself! You are a magnificent beautiful divine being no matter what you have done in your life. The true you, eternal spirit, remains in a state of perfection. Do not judge yourself or anyone else for things that have occurred in the past. Today is a new day and today you can make new choices. Make the choice to be loving to yourself and others even when the world tells you to be critical and harsh. Love yourself right where you are right now in this very moment. Allow everything that needs to be revealed to you, be revealed. Allow everything that needs to be released, be released. Allow all feelings that need to surface, to surface. Allow lessons that need to be learned, be learned. Everything that we have ever experienced as a human being is ripe for resolution and all we have to do is accept ourselves right now and surrender to the process of healing and awakening. Sometimes we expand our consciousness through traumatic events and seemingly harsh circumstances. However, from a higher perspective, there is great growth and beauty in these moments. We are like butterflies, emerging from our cocoons seeking out something new, something not so limiting, something extraordinary that propels us into greater expansion. Love yourself for embarking on this journey!

The only person who can truly love you, is you. You are an extension of God and you are made from the Creators Love. Most of us do great harm to ourselves by thinking of ourselves as less than God essence. We are divine God sparks. We are God manifest in reality. Allow yourself to tap into this reservoir of love deep within your heart and you will realize that no thing and no one outside of yourself can truly give you the love you are seeking. You are who you have been waiting for; it is your love you seek. When you begin to truly love yourself and remember how extraordinary you are, you will tap into the divine love of your God self. This is beyond human love it is agape love (spiritual love) and cannot be described with words. It must be personally experienced. When you activate this part of yourself all of your old rules and beliefs about yourself will disappear. Allow yourself to tap into your own dimension of love allowing the new you to be birthed. Embrace how incredibly powerful, unique and magnificent you are. When you remember this about yourself, you will begin to see it in everyone else.

  • Many people use the word “Love” but their actions are not loving and speak volumes. Become aware of the areas in your life where you are “saying” all the right things but your behavior reflects something differently.
  • Make a list of all the reasons you feel you are not loveable. Who helped you create these beliefs? Are these beliefs your truth or are they illusions you have bought into? Choose to acknowledge, heal and release everything from your being that is not love.
  • Look at yourself everyday in the mirror and tell yourself how much you love yourself. Look in your eyes. Take note of your resistance. Look at your body. Give thanks to your body for being the divine temple that houses your spirit and soul. Look beyond your physicality; look for your divine essence that surrounds your body. Hug yourself and tell yourself how much you are loved.
  • What beliefs, habits, relationships, negative thought patterns, activities do you need to let go of that don’t support love for yourself or God’s love for you. Release everything that no longer serves your highest good knowing that something better will be put in its place.
  • Set your intention at the start of each day to utilize any obstacles as opportunities for growth. Choose to learn the most from each obstacle so you can avoid repeating painful situations and toxic relationship patterns.

Love without action is meaningless. Action without Love is irrelevant.Deepak Chopra You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. ~ Buddha

It is possible to undergo a profound crisis involving non-ordinary experiences and to perceive it as pathological or psychiatric when in fact it may be more accurately and beneficially defined as a spiritual emergency – a wake up call. ~ Stanislav Grof

What I Won’t Do For Love

Tap, tap, tap…I deeply & completely love myself…tap, tap, tap (EFT style)

I AM Love. I need not search for it. If I desire that precious, euphoric, Divine Bliss – all I need to do is go WITHIN. I see so many of my Brothers and Sisters desperately searching to ‘find it’ and then to ‘own it’ Rest assured if you fall into this category it is only because you have a void within yourself and no person; nothing can fill this void. They may be able to temporarily fill it, but eventually you will revisit this void and it will sabotage any form of happiness you filled it with.

I see many many, even evolved, spiritual beings still getting swooped into the cliché that you need another to experience true Love. I see many compromise their own standards, boundaries and ideologies just for a cheap shot at filling the void that lies within. Anything to mask the darkness, the loneliness, the sadness. Many are not even aware of this void because they have been masking it for so long. I, too, have experienced this void from time to time. I, too, have tried to fill it in the past with another’s love; with food; with alcohol; with my work, but always found that all those substitutes eventually just landed me in a deeper void.

In my last, long-term relationship, I found that I often battled with an internal conflict. I was using his love to replace the love I once gave to myself. The result was a silent, unspoken unhappiness within one I could not understand until I finally exited the relationship and returned once again to myself.

So here is my commitment to myself, no matter what, I love ME more than anything. I owe it to my own precious soul to experience its natural state of Bliss and Euphoria without the illusion that I got it from another. I will not stop until I come back to this state on my own.

I won’t go searching for a partner. I won’t go out on multiple dates, desperately hoping i might eventually find someone. I know that when I meet my next Soulmate, it will not be because I got the best pick of the litter. I will not find him through the process of elimination. I will attract him through my powerful, creative intentions and he will manifest when the time is perfect, not when I think it’s time. Divine Timing is key when meeting a Soulmate. I know if I go ‘searching’ I will certainly find a partner, a Mr. Right-for-Now and then convince myself he is the one. I don’t want that. I have had that too many times. I want Mr. Divine-Soulmate-Because-I-Waited. No exceptions.

I won’t use dates to fill my time so I don’t feel lonely for we are never alone anyhow. Our Beloved exists within us. I will enjoy my silence, my Sacred time alone. For it is during this time of retreat that I get to experience my own intimate the one between me and God. When I am alone, I shall talk to God, dance with God and make love to God. I will get to know myself again, searching within to see who I am at this moment for we are forever changing and expanding  and I am never the same person. My needs and desires are always changing so who am I at this moment? I owe it to myself to honor this ‘new’ me.

I will love, love, love me. I will buy myself flowers, take myself out on dates, play, sing, laugh until I cry and share my beauty and love with the world, not just one person!

I will heal myself first! I will take the time – however long it is to go within, with a Huge flashlight. I will ask God to reveal to me what areas need healing or expansion. I will be honest with myself and admit my human flaws, weaknesses and illusions so that I can release them,  instead of bringing them into my next relationship. I will not rush this process, for I know that healing happens in layers. I will not do a ‘little’ work and then tell myself it is enough. I will take a deep look at exactly what i want from a partner, write it down and then take a close look at myself. Am I at the frequency of this Soulmate that I desire and know I deserve? Do I have the very qualities that i am asking for in this person? If not, instead of lowering my standards, I shall work on myself until I do. In this way, I will be expanding myself and raising my own vibrations so high that I am assured to ‘attract’ this Divine partner.

Should I meet someone, even if I think he might be my Soulmate I won’t jump in with my eyes closed. I will befriend him, get to know him, enjoy his company. And continue spending time with myself, loving myself. There is no rush, especially if you think this person might be your soulmate. In fact, if you suspect that he/she is all the more reason to wait! You will have a lifetime together, so why rush things? I never understood why people meet, have a beautiful connection then decide to drop the rest of their world, their friends, their work, their precious solitude and consume every waking moment with that person. Slow down. Take your time and get to see every side of this person before you decide that he/she is the ‘One.’ Everyone puts their ‘game-face’ on in the beginning the side of them they want you to see. But we all have shadows. Who is this person once the ‘newlywed phase’ is over? I want to see that side before I label you as my Divine partner and definitely before I commit to you.

If Spirit should reveal to me that you are indeed my Soulmate I shall REJOICE! I shall not, however, lose myself in you. I will love you and receive your love with gladness but I will not lose sight of the most precious authentic love, which exists within me. You may add joy, peace; Bliss and love to my life but you are not the Source of it. God is the source and I shall never trade one love in for the other I shall have both. For the love I share with God, I shall share with this partner and not the other way around.

I will not try to own our love, label it, define it or claim that it will last forever nor make any vows to any of this either. I shall love you with all my heart, unconditionally. I shall love you until it hurts and i feel as if my heart is exploding! I shall bless each and every moment we spend together and thank God for each day you are in my life. But I will not write you into my future. For we cannot travel into tomorrow, though our ego will try to convince us to do this. Our fear-based Ego will tell us that we need a guarantee, we need a ‘safety’ plan, and we need to know that we can own this thing that brings us so much love. Our Ego tells us it is not safe to let go, to be vulnerable, to surrender unless there is a guarantee. But one is not truly being vulnerable and surrendering if they need a guarantee in order to do so. And I have learned the hard way that there is never any guarantees in life except that it is forever changing. The only constant is that we are energetic beings, forever growing and expanding yet we know not in which direction. Therefore, although I can hope we grow and expand in the same direction I will not promise for we simply do not know. Instead I will take a chance, put my heart on the line and love you in this present moment and that will be enough. Anything else would be an expectation and expectations set us up for disappointment.
Love is the greatest reminder of our TRUTH. It is the pathway back home. It will make us sigh, walk around in la-la land, singing and humming and viewing the world through rose-colored glasses. It will inspire us, heal us, make us laugh, make us cry, bring us to ecstasy and heightened states of Euphoria. My friends that is how we are supposed to feel all of the time! Why are you waiting for or depending on another to help to ‘arrive’ at this place? This state of being is your Divine make-up!! You ARE Love. Find this state of bliss inside of yourself! Travel there NOW! And if you don’t know how to get there, instead of waiting on another to show you set out an intention to find it yourself! Make this your lifetime goal! So many people make their lifetime goal to find a partner, get married and live happily ever after. So your goal is Codependency? Why would anyone choose that? Instead rearrange your priorities and choose FREEDOM instead of co-dependency. Freedom means that you have this beautiful, complete and perfect state of happiness and fulfillment in your life, no matter what because you found it on your own. In this way, no one can ever take it from you either. You may have to do healing work; you may have to drop old, outdated beliefs, fears, and stigmata’s. But I assure you, it is worth it!! The price you pay will be returned to you fifty fold!!

written by Elaine Caban and totally & completely expresses tot he word, how I feel and where I am on my journey.

Spiritual Journey

“A man chooses a great woman as part of a Spiritual journey to bump up to a higher level. A great woman is the inspiration. If a man chooses a lesser woman for lower chakra reasons–i.e. casual sex for example, he does not want to do the work required to shift his consciousness into being a great man. You can always see the character of the man by the woman he chooses. We live in a throw away society. Most don’t want to work hard to grow when the grass is greener…” ~ John Dean

Dalai Lama: Teachings about Sex

Here are some interesting quotes from the 14th Dalai Lama regarding sex as taught and understood in the context of Tantric Buddhism.

“Being able to have sexual contact without releasing semen is something needed when you practice the advanced stages of the complete stage.” – The 14th Dalai Lama (Berzin Archives)

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“For Buddhists, sexual intercourse can be used in the spiritual path because it causes a strong focusing on consciousness if the practitioner has firm compassion and wisdom. Its purpose is to manifest and prolong deeper levels of mind (described earlier with respect to the process of dying), in order to put their power to use in strengthening the realization of the emptiness. Otherwise, mere intercourse has nothing to do with spiritual cultivation. When a person has achieved a high level of practice in motivation and wisdom, then even the joining of the two sex organs or so-called intercourse, does not detract from the maintenance of that person’s pure behavior…”

“Through special techniques of concentration during sex, competent practitioners can prolong very deep, subtle, and powerful states and put them to use to realize emptiness. However, if you engage in sexual intercourse within an ordinary mental context, there is no benefit.” – How to Practice, Way to a Meaningful Life, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Translated by Jeffrey Hopkins

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“Actually, [..] the sexual organ is utilized, but the energy movement which is taking place is, in the end, fully controlled. The energy should never be let out. This energy must be controlled and eventually returned to other parts of the body. And here we can see there is a kind of special connection with celibacy.” – Quoted from “The Good Heart,” H.H. the Dalai Lama

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“There’s a great difference between the movement of the regenerative fluids for two individuals engaged in ordinary sexual intercourse as opposed to a highly realized male yogi and female yogini who are engaged in sexual intercourse

“In principle, the general difference between the two types of sexual act is the control of the flow of regenerative fluids. Tantric practitioners must have control over the flow of the fluids, and those who are highly experienced can even reverse the direction of the flow, even when it has reached the tip of the genitals. Less experienced practitioners have to reverse the direction of the flow from a higher point. If the fluids descend too far down, they are more difficult to control.” – Sleeping, Dreaming, and Dying, by The Dalai Lama (1997, Wisdom Publications)

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“Although I am using this ordinary term, sexual climax, it does not imply the ordinary sexual act. The reference here is to the experience of entering into union with a consort of the opposite sex, by means of which the elements at the crown are melted, and through the power of Meditation the process is also reversed. A prerequisite of such a practice is that you should be able to protect yourself from the fault of seminal emission. According to the explanation of the KalachakraTantra in particular, such emission is said to be very damaging to your practice. Therefore, because you should not experience emission even in dreams, the tantras describe different techniques for overcoming this fault.” – The 14th Dalai Lama

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“One night a number of dakinis (female deities) were gathered in Birwapa’s room at the monastery. Other monks heard female voices through the walls and the next day, at a gathering in the big hall, the head disciplinarian expelled Birwapa from the monastery. Birwapa left wilingly, recognizing that the time had come for him to practice “union” and to develop the Great Bliss which penetrates emptiness through reliance on an external consort…” – The Dalai Lama’s Secret Temple, by Ian Baker, pg. 167 (Thames & Hudson, 2000)