What Is It And Do We all Have One?
“…the gravitational attraction between one naked body and another is but a small reflection of the more ongoing and insistent eros between our body and the earth.”—David Abram
The word Erotic is titillating.
It can make us blush, our hearts beat a little faster, yearn for our lover, or run in the other direction as quickly as possible.
No matter what the case, it is always enlivening, in some form or another.
And that’s the point. Eros, and therefore, the erotic, is at the core of what invigorates life. Without it, it is said the world would be barren.
Yet we live in a world that pretends it isn’t intimately linked to the fabric of life in the most sensual, pleasureful ways imaginable.
Rather we tolerate a world that enslaves our wildness, leaving us with only bland conformity at best and sexploitation-consumerism at worst.
Then add the word Genius into the mix and things gets confusing.
What does our Genius have to do with our Erotic nature?
“In ancient Rome, our genius was [originally] known as the individual instance of a universal (non-specific) divine nature that is present in everyone [and everything]. It was considered to be the guiding spirit of a person. By the time of Augustus, the word began to acquire its secondary meaning of “inspiration, talent.” —Wikipedia
Our Erotic Genius is our guiding essence which is directly linked to enlivening us.
To the external world, it’s perceived and received as a form of our inspiration and talent.
Yet internally, it’s the part of us that irrevocably connects us intimately with life itself.
It’s sole purpose is to fuel us with enough ingenuity, talent and gusto so that we may birth our gifts into the world shamelessly.
And yes, we all possess this unassuming current that is literally giving us both the juice and the guidance to thrive day in and day out.
So why is that that few of us tap into this natural resource, only brieﬂy glimpsing its grace in random ‘Ah-ha’ moments or moments of pleasure so intense all we can do is cry?
What Does It Have To Do With Sex?
Everything. And nothing.
This is where things get interesting.
We are sexual beings, there’s no getting around it, no matter how hard some of us may try.
It doesn’t matter what we look like, how successful we are or not, whether we are partnered or not, whether we love sex or hate it, our Erotic Genius™ cares not for such things.
It is concerned only with keeping us alive and purring, if we will let it.
So let me say this again: You are a sexual being, but you’ve forgotten that.
This means whether or not we ‘do’ something about our sexuality, we still innately are running this life-enhancing current.
Sometimes its turned down to a mere trickle, leaving us imagining that we are numb or dead to pleasure.
Sometimes its turned up so intensely it may feel like our very body cannot sustain the force of such profound pleasure.
And this happens whether or not we engage in the act of sex.
The truth is, when we do consciously engage in the act of sex and allow our own Erotic Genius™ the freedom to lead, we come back home to ourselves.
We reclaim the sacred from the profane.
We reclaim our birthright.
The 5 Levels Of Erotic Genius
Eroticism reveals to us another world, inside this world. The senses become servants of the imagination, and let us see the invisible and hear the inaudible. —Octavio Paz
So what does this mean for us in our day to day lives?
Just as our body, emotions, mind, and spirit have a natural maturity process, so does our sexuality.
There are 5 distinct levels to our the sexual evolution:
Level 1: Erotic Innocence
This is from pre-birth to puberty.
It’s how we discover our body & get oriented to the World. We literally make sense of the World through our sensuality.
This level is inﬂuenced by our parents/siblings/caregivers.
Level 2: Erotic Activation
This is puberty.
It’s where we get familiar with the potency of our sexuality and where we are subject to strong hormonal impulses.
At this stage, we’re strongly inﬂuenced by friends, media, & our community.
Level 3: Erotic Exploration
This is where we ‘do’ sex.
We start to explore what is possible, what we like and don’t like.
Learning the ‘how-tos’ of sex & relating.
We are inﬂuenced by experts, books, & media, “mainstream” accessible sex education.
Level 4: Erotic Expansion
This is where we heal the schism between psyche with our sexuality.
We explore heart-centered, meditative sexuality along with our erotic edges.
We model ourselves with existing ‘matrices’.
In this we are inﬂuenced by established ‘alternative’ sex ed. books, teachers & schools.
Level 5: Erotic Wisdom
This is where we are ‘sexual BE-ings’, where our sexuality is no longer conﬁned to genital activation, it becomes cellular.
We experience deep, sexual gnosis.
We become Omni-Orgasmic—activated in full body and by life itself.
Here we are self-generated, self-created, self-validated, and self-referenced.
Consider each of these levels as necessary as the next, if we miss one, we’ll inevitably return to it in order to cultivate an integrated sexuality.
The problem is when we attempt to abide to a pre-ordained ‘right timing’ for each level, making any reenactment seem ‘out of place’ when done ‘out of schedule’.
Yet these levels are not hierarchical, but dynamic and cyclical. In truth, we born Omni- orgasmic and our life journey is about returning to this inherent state while enjoying exploring the gifts of each level from new-found perspectives.
In a World where the erotic is pre-fabricated, pre-packaged, and pre-determined, where there’s disturbingly no time given to cultivating our relationship with this aspect of ourselves, we ﬁnd little recognition of the true nature of Eros as a liaison between our biology and the Earth herself.
Now, more than any other time in history, our evolutionary journey is in our hands.
Each step we take, we have the choice to listen to and align with our innate Erotic Genius.
This is not an act of frivolousness, but a revolutionary act of courage wherein we each ignite ourselves and live true to our full potential, discovering the profound wisdom that lives within our erotic nature.
If you’d love to explore your own inborn Erotic Genius, I recommend starting with my book: Emergence of the Sensual Woman
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