In the nondual Tantric philosophy that I practice, all of our experience is sacred. All of our experience is made up of divine consciousness—the goddess herself (and you can call That whatever you want) is the source of all things, but she is also the life-force, the aliveness the lives in everything.
The Divine, or enlightenment, or true peace and happiness, in most traditions is thought to be something beyond. God or the Divine is out there in the outerspace, in heaven, and we are just little humans on earth, we are struggling, we are essentially powerless, and we need to control ourselves, we need to repent our shortcomings, we need to transcend all that we are so that we can return to our Creator. Because Godliness is what matters. This human life doesn’t really matter, but it’s more about a destination. About perfection. About attaining an idea. About reaching a goal or being perfect. There are so many rules about what is wrong and what is right. What is good and what is bad.
But in Tantra, the path and perspective is much different. On the Tantric path, all is sacred. This very life, this very moment, this body, this energy, this thought, this experience is divine. The idea is that we are incarnations of Spirit. We are embodiments, articulated into individuated bodies and into these unique lifetimes, who have come into this form in order to experience life. Spirit wanted to experience itself through us. Through our experience.
We are already perfect and whole. AND free. We are free to choose to play in this reality! To create, to love, to celebrate, to taste the flavors of life. Our lives are opportunities to experience our capacity to create and experience what we want to.
If you resonate with this philosophy, then you’re in the right place, and I’m so happy we found each other. But even if you’re not sure what this means or if you believe it, it doesn’t matter. What it all comes down to is this:
We are here because of desire. The very essence of life is desire. Without desire, we would be nothing. It’s the reason we do everything. If we didn’t have desire, we wouldn’t move, we wouldn’t eat, we wouldn’t be in relationships, we wouldn’t have a society! What would we be doing? Nothing.
Our breath is a perfect example of the inherent desire that lies at the root of our reality. We don’t choose to breathe in most moments, life simply breathes through us. I mean, seriously, where does our breath come from? Who is breathing us? What is it? It is the goddess. It is Life, it is the Goddess herself. It is Desire. It’s our sexuality. Our creativity.
We all have desires. It’s what keeps us going. What is it that you truly desire? What brought you here? Why did you click this video? You wanted something. What was it? That is the life in you, wanting to experience itself through this reality. Wanting to expand and contract. To go out and go in.
The truth is that you are totally free to move toward having your desires as soon as you realize that you hold the key to that gate.