Sex, God, and Energy

THE THINGS WE CRAVE ARISE FROM OUR SPIRIT'S DESIRE TO FIND GOD

John Erickson

At their core, all of our desires arise from an instinctual drive to seek out a higher energy supply. Our subconscious mind is aware of our limited endurance and our need for continual replenishment. It is also aware that there is some force out there which created it. So, when our physical urges compel us to seek out nourishment, shelter, and healthier climates, the energy contained therein is identified with our original Source of energy by our physical mind. The Creative Energy of God is the energy which brought us to life. We do not immediately recognize this instinct for what it is because our physical nature is separated from God.

But it is not separated from its immediate needs - all of which revolve around survival. So, although we are not born with an intellectual awareness of God, we are continually drawn to physical representations of God in the form of food, sex, and acceptance.

These items represent God to the crude awareness of our physical nature. What, after all, is food? Energy. It's a transfer of energy from one form, the food source, to ourselves for the singular purpose of augmenting our survival abilities. What is God?

To our physical nature, God is energy: hospitable climates, arable land, and an alliance with a group of like-minded people with which we can defend ourselves from any forces which threaten to take the "energy" we've accumulated. All living things are born with this fundamental knowledge: that whatever sustains it is good - and are free of any murky philosophical ponderings about whether or not it is "right" to pursue it.

Intellectual pursuits are driven by our inborn desire to influence (or control) the people and environment around us. It's a product of the "herd instinct," leading us away from the vulnerability of isolation. Successfully achieving power over other people makes our survival less threatened by the precarious availability of material resources. Overlapping the physical benefits of this "herd instinct" are the emotional needs for friendship, ego-fulfillment, and the fundamental sex urge.

The sex drive differs from the rest of these energy-seeking behaviors in that our physical survival is not threatened by its absence. Although it might seem to be a part of a preservation drive, sex is sought without regard for personal well-being, or even preservation. And the "continuity of the species" is not what's on our minds during intercourse. It doesn't strengthen us or add to us in any material way. It just seems to exist within us as an indecipherable compulsion to seek-out people having particular shapes and gestures which, for no apparent reason, give us a reason to live or even kill. Now, much has been said on the matter of sex being some innate desire to procreate the species, or being rooted in our desire to have ourselves live on through the birth of a mini-replica of ourselves resulting from the sex we craved, or some similar poetic nonsense. But that still doesn't explain the pleasure of the basic urge, nor how the mind associates it with enhancing our lives or adding to our energy.

If all of our physical seeking behaviors arise from an inborn craving for the "energy" of God, then it would logically follow that the actual presence and appearance of God would have to be the ultimate sensation. In the natural world, the only creation the Bible describes as having been made in the image of God is the human race:

Genesis 1:27 - So God created man [Hebrew: adam: the species of man, i.e., the human race] in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female he created them.

"Man" here refers to the human race rather than the male gender exclusively, so it is the message of this text that the male and female of the human race were created in the image of God. And since the two are quite different in appearance, it can be justly inferred that each gender contains a fractional portion of that Godly image. The portion of God's countenance existing in the male is lacking in the female; likewise, the portion of God's countenance existing in the female is lacking in the male. We are relatively oblivious to the Godly attributes of our own visage, but our instincts associate the "image of God" that exists in our gender-opposite with that ultimate, final energy supply that we're eternally seeking. The features and characteristics of each gender make up the components of the Godly image which are not shared mutually, and therefore make up a physical model of the highest form of energy, the image of God... and thus forms the root of sexual attraction.



Before we put any thought into analyzing a person's character, our gut response to another person's countenance is a result of our interpretation of the degree of the Godly image we perceive in that countenance. Acts of friendship, parental love or sexual love are governed by this instinct to draw ourselves closer to the supreme source of provision. This is not a demonstration of devotion to God or anything fundamentally holy. This is pure animal instinct, a survival device of seeking energy for survival.

When something, or someone, contains a physical or behavioral attribute which we instinctually identify with the Energy Source who created us, we are drawn to it as though our survival required it. This is not a spiritual action. This is only the physical response which crudely parallels the attraction of our spiritual Self to the Source who created it. Yet these behaviors are generally looked upon as being acts of "love" when, in reality, they are only attempts to draw strength from someone other than him-or-herself. And though it is not fundamentally "good," neither is it fundamentally "evil." It is neutral - a dumb beast that's been designed to serve our physical well-being. But it requires the willful, overriding control of our spirit in order for it to act out of a genuine love impulse.

A spirit cannot have power in this physical earth unless it has a human being to work with. God had to come in the form of a physical man in order to effect the transformation which reconciled man to God. The recurring fantasy in satanic circles is for a demon spirit to possess a human being. The craving to control other people is rooted in this, for every time someone craves absolute control over other people, the satanic consequence of disharmony and destruction always occurs.

It's the spiritual orientation of the individual that will determine how their instinctual "love" mechanism will express itself. When it is uncontrolled by our spiritual Self, our "love" will gravitate toward controlling other people. Our survival instinct operates on a fear of shortage - therefore, it has the naked drive to diminish others' power (and thus their ability to harm us), and to heighten our power over them. When this drive is uncontrolled by our God-infused spirit, our "love" mechanism is then driven in that same fearful direction. It will operate out of a desire to "take," to draw energy from another. The person whose spirit has a more complete view of God will see that his or her needs are amply supplied by their Creative Force. With that outlook, there is no risk associated with giving, since we recognize that our requirements are met by God - so we feel no urgent need to draw energy from somebody else. When the "love" mechanism is governed by their God-aware spiritual Self, it will gravitate toward a desire to give, as it feels no loss in doing so. Rather, it associates it with gain, as the action of giving parallels the giving nature of the God which this "love" mechanism has been clumsily attempting to pursue all along.

General "love," parental love, or friendship, spring from a desire to draw energy from another; with our connection to God, it become s a desire to give. Sexual "love" is driven by a desire to posses s (or be possessed by) another body; with our connection to God, it become s a desire to join the other.

Our natural urges, when they're not influenced by the laws of the Force Who created us, will tend toward the demonic craving to possess, control and destroy. Worldly (ungodly) "traditional" analyses of human behavior encourage the free expression of our natural urges as the way to health. The unseen laws of our Creative Force escape the view of those whose eye is fixed solely on the natural world... therefore, what they assess to be "healthy" is based only on what they see in this impure physical existence - blind to the Energy who created the undiseased original form. Health, logically, must be found by following the nature of the Force Who created us... not the world which violates his nature.

© John Erickson

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