Friday, May 29, 2009

Unguard Your Sex

If your sexual essence is more masculine, then your life is mostly motivated by a desire to be free.

If your sexual essence is more feminine, then your heart mostly yearns for love.

Everyone wants to attain more freedom and love -- and when you are open deeper than time, freedom is love -- but the predominant texture of your unfolding life drama is determined by your sexual essence. More often, with greater emotion, are you driven by the need to succeed or aching with the desire for love.

If you are among the majority of people with a more masculine or a more feminine sexual essence, then you are more moved by either fights for freedom or dramas of love. Deep down, you desire a sexual partner who loves to submit to your ravishing, or one who takes you, swoons you, and ravishes you to overflowing. Someone of the same strength -- with whom you break even every time you arm wrestle -- does not particularly turn you on; your most potent sexual longing is for someone who can lovingly take you, or someone who lovingly yields to be taken. In fact, this play of loving surrender is the gist of some of your deepest sexual desires.

If you are like many people, then deep down you know what you want, but on the surface your daily life may seem conflicted and confused. You want to enjoy untamed sexual passion, but you spend the day stressing your body and denying you heart for the sake of good income. Sometimes you feel driven by the masculine need to push your limits and achieve the freedom of success -- often at the expense of your love life. At other times you feel bursting with the feminine fullness of love-light -- or depressed by its lack, unable to really focus your life and achieve your goals.

How does this confusion happen? Why does your career or your intimate life sometimes feel artificial or bereft of great passion? What has happened to your deepest sexual gifts? What is separating you from knowing your life's true passion, your deepest purpose for being alive?

One important clue to answering these question: Your sex may be encased. You may have acquired layers of superficial energy around your deep sexual essence. You may have lost touch with your heart's deepest desires -- the deepest purpose of your life -- because layers of shallow energy have encased your heart. As a child, how might you have formed these shells around your heart?

Suppose you are a girl born with a deep feminine sexual essence. The feminine is the force of life, the power of Mother Nature, the light that shines as the world. The feeling of this light is love, and every new lover shines like a radiant dawn. When you are open to your feminine energy. then you move and feel like nature. Sometimes you are alive like a sunny day, at other times like a wild monsoon. But always you are lived by love, or longing to. Because at heart you are love -- though you might close down to it -- you either shine with love's light or want to. Such is the feminine.

If you are born with a feminine sexual essence, then as a child you enjoy playing as love and light. You open as heartful flow while communing with puppies and dolls. You enjoy shining different hues of radiance while adorning your body with glittery colors, shimmering outfits, and sparkly jewelry. You want to be seen and felt as light-love because that's what your essence is.

Now, suppose you are a few years old and your little sister is born. Your parents find her prettier than you. She's the cute one and now you're the achiever. For Christmas, your little sister gets the sequined ballet tutu and you get the microscope. Although you like microscopes, you still feel crushed. She gets the bangles and ribbons and you get the encyclopedia. You like to read, but your heart still feels trampled. Even though you are smart, you want your love-light acknowledged and cherished.

Privately, your parents try to reassure you: "Your sister is pretty, but you're on your way to something great. Prettiness is only skin deep, but you're going to go somewhere in life."

"Yes," you repeat to yourself as you enviously watch your sister bouncing around and bringing joy to the home in her bangles and tutu, "I'm going somewhere." Your feminine heart, your shining light of love, is aching to be seen. So to buffer yourself from the pain of being invisible, you begin to identify with your masculine sense of direction.

The masculine seeks to be aligned with a deep sense of purpose or mission, to break free and open into success, rather than to open and flow as the radiance of deep love. Everyone enjoys both free consciousness and bright love, but your true sexual fulfilment depends on clarifying the deepest desires of your unique sexual essence.

Because you little sister is getting all the attention for being the radiant one, your heart feels crushed. Your light is unseen. You hurt inside. So to buffer your hurt you being to identify with your masculine sense of direction: "I'm going to be a scientist." It's one thing to choose a career because you love science; it's quite another to choose a direction in life as a reaction to hurt, as a shell to protect your crushed heart.

For the next several years, you build a shell of thin masculine directionality around your deep and wounded feminine essence. You become directed with a vengeance. Secretly, you are dying for others to recognize the beauty of your heart's radiance, but outwardly you despise "shallow women" who lack direction.

In high school, you are the girl "most likely to succeed." Everything about you -- the way you walk, talk, and dress -- is colored by the shell of masculine I'm-going-somewhere energy surrounding your crushed heart of deep love and radiance. Eventually, you notice that the boys aren't as attracted to you as to the radiant energy girls, the cheerleaders and pompom girls, the bouncy, sparkly girls. You want boys to want you, so your next shell begin to form.

You begin to imitate the feminine radiance of the the attractive girls. You wear the glossy lipstick they are wearing. You buy the same brand of shapely jeans. You check your butt in the mirror before going to school and learn to walk and pose like the popular girls. This isn't the natural expression of your deep feminine light, but a needy imitation of a superficial aspect of feminine display.

Now, you have a boy-shape-obsessed feminine shell surrounding a purpose-obsessed masculine shell surrounding your crushed heart of a truly and deeply radiant love-light. What kind of high school boy will you attract? Since sexual energies always attract their reciprocal, you will attract a boy with a thin masculine shell around a thin feminine shell around a wounded but truly purposed deep masculine essence.

Imagine you were such a boy. As a child, your deep masculine sexual essence is identified with direction, purpose, and seeking freedom amidst challenges. Your parents tell you to be careful not to fall off the porch -- so you meet the challenge by walking right off the edge. Your friends can jump off a six-foot-high roof -- so you try to jump off one ten feet high. Because you are identified with the masculine, you want to be acknowledged for your sense of purpose and your capacity to break through limits into freedom.

But suppose your father is prone to abusive behavior. You assert your direction, and he beats you. You want to leave dinner early to play with a friend and you father smashes you, yelling, "This is my house and you'll do what I say, or else!" Anytime you present your perspective, your vision, or your direction, you are beaten or yelled at.

Eventually, to avoid the pain of being hurt, you learn to squelch your sense of direction. You learn to become ultra-sensitive to your father's mood. You learn to flow around him in order to avoid getting smashed. In other words, you develop a feminine shell around your deep masculine essence.

Out of fear, you learn to flow. This isn't your healthy feminine openness to love. This isn't your natural feminine sensitivity to life force and energy. This is a shell of protection surrounding your deep sexual essence. You have silenced the true assertion of your deep masculine sense of purpose and have built a guarded shell of feminine caring and flow. The strength of your deep sexual essence withers. Your denied masculine heart becomes weak and hollow. You have learned to adapt to your father's sense of direction, but have lost touch with yours.

In high school, you realize that the caring flow-boys don't attract girls like the tough and self-directed go-boys. The girls seem to be attracted to the motorcycle bad boys, the football quarterback, and the confident class president. So you buy the same cigarettes the tough guys smoke and practice puffing them with tough-guy mannerisms. You learn to walk and talk like you know where you are going. You learn to fake confidence even though deep down you are terrified and lost.

So, naturally, the boy with a deep-but-wounded masculine essence covered by a feminine flow-shell covered by a masculine go-shell is attracted to the girl with the deep-but-crushed feminine essence covered by a masculine go-shell covered by a feminine flow-shell.

Reciprocals always attract, layer by layer. On the outside, he puffs his chest and she wiggles her butt. Underneath that, he carefully avoids confrontation and gives way to her direction, while she reminds herself that knowing who she is and where she is going is more important than being attractive. At heart, his sense of deep purpose remains stultified and her sense of deep love-light aches with the desire to be recognized and cherished.

If they get married, their shells form a tangled union. Their encased sexual essences remain untouched while their shells feel alternately needed and rejected. She wants him to make more money and decisions, or she gives up and hopes to make them for herself. He wants her to revel more in sexual beatitude, or he gives up and hopes to find what he wants in a mistress. She can feel his fear of confrontation and loses trust in him. He can feel her lack of trust, her body's tension and her heart's protection, so he loses desire for her. Eventually, they get divorced.

Now, rejected and alone, she builds yet another shell of protection: "I'm going to put relationships on the back burner while I build my own career. I'll never depend on a man again!" While it may be healthy for everyone to develop his or her own career, to do so based on fear and heart-protection is a clear sign of a masculine shell at work.

He, too, adds another shell to his encased essence: "I've just thrown away decades of my life trying to support a wife and family, always postponing what I really want to do. It's time to enjoy my life. I'm going to travel -- maybe to somewhere beautiful like Bali or Hawaii -- and just go with the flow. I'm going to live spontaneously. If I meet a woman I like, I may stay with her as long as it feels good, and then I'll move on to whatever comes next."

If his spontaneity were to flow from his deep heart-purpose, then it would be healthy and fresh, an expression of love alive. But in this case, his need to flow and keep moving is a strategy for avoiding depth, direction, and commitment -- it's a shell.

He becomes a sensitive, flowing, fun-loving man, indecisive and utterly lost to his life's deep purpose, as she becomes a very successful and clearly directed woman whose heart yearns behind closed doors. Of course, since their shells are reciprocal, flowy men and directed women like this are attracted and get together, only to be disappointed all over again.

No matter how many shells of protection you have, whether you are a man or a woman, if deep down you have a masculine sexual essence, then you will feel free only when you discover your heart's deepest purpose and align your life's mission and relationships with your deepest integrity.

If you have a feminine sexual essence, you will feel the love you know is possible when you surrender your body open and give and receive love, offering the unprotected radiance of your heart.

What do you most deeply desire to give? What have you always desired to give, despite your imitation roles? Confess your protection, risk letting go of your carefully built shells, and offer the life-mission or love-light you have always wanted to give, from your heart. Give your integrity, your love, your gifts, entirely. Open so wide your clarity of purpose is unstoppable, your radiance of love abounds. Live free, love fully, and die unshelled.

David Deida, Blue Truth.

2 Comments:

Blogger Erika said...

Intriguing post.

What resonates with me the most is the many shells. Now I feel like I'm in a process of undoing. Removing layer after layer after layer to get down to pure Being ... kinda like a striptease ;-)

May 29, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He becomes a sensitive, flowing, fun-loving man, indecisive and utterly lost to his life's deep purpose, as she becomes a very successful and clearly directed woman whose heart yearns behind closed doors. Of course, since their shells are reciprocal, flowy men and directed women like this are attracted and get together, only to be disappointed all over again.

No matter how many shells of protection you have, whether you are a man or a woman, if deep down you have a masculine sexual essence, then you will feel free only when you discover your heart's deepest purpose and align your life's mission and relationships with your deepest integrity.

If you have a feminine sexual essence, you will feel the love you know is possible when you surrender your body open and give and receive love, offering the unprotected radiance of your heart.
This hits close to home for me. I'm a male who either has a female sexual essence (or I've formed a shell covering a male sexual essence, perhaps due to an extremely domineering father -- and a bunch of castrating women -- while growing up.)

But do you have any suggestions for figuring out what my true essence might be? It's not necessarily clear to me. (The false shell is more persuasive to its owner than to anyone on the outside!)

One thing that I have noticed (as I have gotten older and have connected more with my true sexual urges) is that I do seem to be attracted more to women who have one or more traits that are typically male (or at least dominant.) They are either taller than I am, or stronger, or more driven, or even (God help me) just really angry and/or narcissistic.

(And, as your post alludes to, I'm noticing that these women are often attracted to me. I can't tell you how many female cops I've caught staring at me.)

But how do I know what's the "real me", and what is the shell? And if all of this is the shell, how do I get to the "real" interior?

May 30, 2009  

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