Can creative genius within each and every one of us be amplified? I believe so.
Feeling closely into the energy of sexuality I have found that it is intimately associated with inspiration which fires the spark of creativity. Though subtle the links between sexuality and creativity are certainly there.
So many people have been conditioned, to suppress sexual energy and therefore unconsciously hindering their natural inborn creativity. Sexual energy and it's vitality is paramount to inspiration and hence creative genius.
Since sexual energy powerfully fuels inspiration why would anyone choose to diminish what is both naturally human and powerfully Divine? Those who do, would likely do so unconsciously.
Kama Sutra Sculpture
When it comes to creativity (pardon the pun :-) it is amazing to discover that every life-form is created through the act of arousal.
In Napolean Hill's book, Think and Grow Rich, he wrote about success and it's arrival to those who learnt to harness and transmute sexual energy into their work and life purpose.
Noting how those who mastered their sexual energy and learnt to harness it so they could be in service to the world became not only magnetic but also abundant,
His writing focussed somewhat more on male sexual energy perhaps because of how regular ejaculation depletes the bodies spirit. Although the dilution of sexual energy also applies to women, regular ejaculation impacts men negatively.
According to Daniel Reid's book The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity, if every sperm in a single ejaculation were fertilised it would be enough to repopulate the entire planet.
For those who learn to recirculate and replenish sexual energy, stamina, resilience, immunity and creativity become available to overcome life's challenges and obstacles.
Napoleon wrote how harnessing one's sexual energy is the driving force behind the embodiment of passion and love in one's work which is essentially creative be it in the arts or not.
This creativity is heightened when arousal towards life is met fully, Yet the mind is easily prompted to opt for the shortest possible route towards reward. Short cuts though rarely grant the sweetest of victories. Wisdom gained through life experience requires monumental presence that meets the inevitable up's and downs. Such presence is impossible if immediate reward is one's primary aim.
by Gustav Klimt
Creativity is activated by accessing the gap between stimulus and response. It is, birthed by those who abide beyond the mind's chattering. As the filtering of spontaneity, knee jerk reactions, triggers and habitual patterns dissolve, inspiration, creativity and sexual prowess return,
Refreshing alternatives are made available beyond limiting perspectives which are all too common around sexuality and creativity. Releasing such perspectives is enabled by entering into silence and stillness within. This is the fuel that awakens consciousness fuelling intimacy and depth at the heart of every soul.
Beauty is not limited to the photogenic or to the artist. It is in-fact universal, life affirming and serves all.. Sexual energy isn't about owning that which arouses.
Sexual energy, creativity and inspiration are indeed about receptivity which when channeled draws all that is needed.
Oil on canvas
by Jhana Bowen