"How do we move our sexual energy up through the throat chakra, and put an end to this trend of sexual confusion/distress?"
Dear Fellow Detectives,
I started working on an article today and the Alice A. Bailey material kept "intruding." I read again something I had forgotten was in the book "A Compilation on Sex," (p.82) which I want to share. Even if you aren't familiar with the Bailey material, "pretend" that you are. As you know, I'm fascinated by all the different sacred texts that have similar "takes" on the connection between sex and spirituality. I could as easily frame this same basic question in terms of three or four other metaphysical texts. Today's "flavor" is Alice Bailey, so please do your best to play along.
According to this channeled information, humanity's first initiation (first major step toward enlightenment... Christhood... whatever) will take place when its life force energy moves from the sacral center into the throat center. (In that system, the bottom three chakras are the lower centers, and the next three are the upper centers. The crown chakra is yet another level. The higher three "mirror" the lower three, so as we awaken, all three of the bottom energies move up through the higher "octave" of the next three centers. The sacral center energies therefore move through the throat center.)
However, according to this material, humanity hasn't been "advanced enough" to open the throat center - at least it wasn't at the time this material was channeled, over 60 years ago. Nevertheless, the sexual energy is being activated in many of us, and it is trying to move up. According to this material, this is due to a certain "ray" of energy now affecting the planet. Unfortunately, until that throat center opens, the energy "backs up" in us, creating chaos. Here's the description of what happens when the energy gets "stuck" at the heart center:
It produces sex urges, religious eroticism and a generally unwholesome attitude, ranging all the way from real sexuality to fanatical celibacy…. Frequently in the case of a male mystic there will be over developed sexual expression on the physical plane, perversions of different kinds or a pronounced homosexuality. In the case of women, there may be much disturbance of the solar plexus (instead of sacral disturbances) and consequent gastric trouble and an unwholesome imaginative life, ranging all the way from a feeble pruriency [morbid sexual desire] to definite forms of sexual insanity with (frequently) a strong religious bias at the same time....
If in the early stages of mystical development there were right guidance of the mental life and of thought, plus courageous explanation of [the] process, a great deal of difficulty would later be avoided. [Our function...as we learn it?]
These early stages resemble closely the interest shown by the adolescent both in sex and religion. The two [subjects] are closely allied in this particular period of development.
In other words, some of the excessive sexual behavior we're seeing (experiencing?) on the planet right now (child sexual abuse, porn proliferation, sexual exploitation by spiritual leaders, casual sex, religious fundamentalism about sex), not to mention gastric trouble, is simply this energy trying to move up through the chakras, into the throat center. Not sinful, but rather natural... and most uncomfortable.
So the question I would like all of you planetary servers to ask your inner guides is, "How do we move the energy up through the throat chakra, and put an end to this trend of sexual confusion/distress?" All of you have indicated a definite interest in this general subject (if not the Bailey material specifically), and all of you are, in my view, very spiritual people who like to be aligned with Divine will...whenever you can work out how to do it. Interestingly, some of you definitely "feel" like some kind of energy currently stops at the throat...(an observation that was made before I stumbled on this material again).
As long as I'm babbling on about Alice Bailey, I'll mention a few bits that appear in the material, which I think might be related to the answer to this question. (However, I do not want to prejudice your own listening in any way.) Signs that the energy HAS moved up into the throat will include new forms of artistic and literary creation and an ability to work in groups to "express some idea or some thought which emanates from the Mind of God, and which demands immediate precipitation upon earth."
The material says there must be control of the sex impulse and the transference of the fire which now normally vitalizes the sexual organs to the throat center, "thus leading to creation upon the mental plane through the agency of mind. That which is to be created must then be nourished and sustained by the love energy of nature issuing from the heart center."
It also says celibacy is not the answer, and that this process (ultimately, union of personality and soul) cannot occur apart from the physiological processes of sex. At the same time, the union called for is but a symbol of the deeper union of opposites it represents. In short, sex isn't the goal...reunion of opposites at some non-physical level is.
But what does all of this mean in practical terms? My inner guidance says to "ask people of all persuasions," so I'm doing that.
Could you each be so kind as to pull in your spirit guides, or pull out your oracles, and see what you get in the way of guidance on this point?
Thanks and love,