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Sex work, the spiritual effects and possible dangers

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On 10/19/2018 at 3:19 PM, Garnet said:

Power.

There is a good video explaining some of it.

Note: it's from 2014

https://youtu.be/w23sVtLV4Zo

I've been looking into energy work myself as well as what is called sacred energy exchange (sex) which happens between chakras,  and from what I can tell a lot of the exchange "stops" or begins to slow down around the third chakra (also known as Solar plexus) due to different power struggles.. sometimes to the point where people begin to literally "squash" one another. 

To reach the next chakra (the Heart) and truly open it,  one must find the balance within his power.

Understanding sexuality/sex empowers people, they begin to feel good about themselves. 

The dark side of it is that this force is Fire.

Fire has the ability to keep us warm, nurture and protect. But it needs to be contained in something much like when setting up the fire in the woods when camping out, we usually use heavy logs, put rocks around and protect fire from wind and rain. And when the wind is too strong... we put the fire out.

Without the container and proper care the fire is deadly. It burns and destroys everything around. It is always easier to start the fire than to stop it when it's going out of control. And we all know and have seen the damage the fire can do... unless, of course, there is water and sand than it is not always as bad.

All this is not to say that all our chakras are "closed"... no. I heard of a very beautiful analogy today that our body is like a flute or clarinet and depending on how you depress each note, you create music throughout the body.

 

 

 

 

 

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I am a sex worker. 

What are the spiritual dangers in anything? Be self aware, and you will know what they are for you.

"Sex work" in and of itself is neutral, a product of our system and environment. We make sex work "good" or "bad". What does the topic bring up in you? Why?

 

What would the dangers be for you personally? How do you feel about sex? What are your traumas around connection? How do you feel about your body? 

Answering all of these quesrtions and more will allow you to know whether or not pursuing sex work is healthy or unhealthy for you, and what you need to work on and heal within yourself in order to perform sex work or not as you see fit. 

 

It's all up to you. There is no one else creating your reality except you - sex work is what YOU make it - not what anyone else (projecting their own traumas, insecurities, and other spiritual bull shit) says it is, or says it must be.

 

We, as a society, have a MASSIVE wound around sex, (which of course means we have massive wounds around life and death), women, men, our bodies, our physicality, and our spirituality. This is reflected in "sex work" as it is seen today. But only you can know the answers for yourself.

 

Personally, I ground myself daily, I keep a VERY healthy lifestyle and take very good energetic and physical care of myself. I always cleanse after and before work, and I always allow myself to sit with my emotions and process the traumas and feelings that come up in me at work. Sex work for me has been very helpful in healing myself, and very helpful in seeing myself clearly - because how you feel about yourself IS going to be reflected through you with sex work (like all work, but especially so in highly stigmatized work dealing with sex, gender, gender and sex roles, and life and death).

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13 hours ago, lightworker said:

I am a sex worker. 

What are the spiritual dangers in anything? Be self aware, and you will know what they are for you.

"Sex work" in and of itself is neutral, a product of our system and environment. We make sex work "good" or "bad". What does the topic bring up in you? Why?

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We, as a society, have a MASSIVE wound around sex, (which of course means we have massive wounds around life and death), women, men, our bodies, our physicality, and our spirituality. This is reflected in "sex work" as it is seen today. But only you can know the answers for yourself.

Cool! I didn't know we had you guys here as well! Was always interested in knowing how you see yourselves, because we all know how society in general looks at this, finger-waggling and denouncing it in any way possible, from the very first second you start, you're put under a very bad stigma... and you still chose to do it. The general consensus is that you're selling your soul for quick money. But I always wonder, do the persons in the field believe this as well? What motivates you, despite the stigma surrounding it, to do it anyway?

I agree with the statement, that sex work is a product of our times. You could argue if it's healthy or not, because ideally, there'd be no need for sex work, if everyone is in happy relationships, right? But regardless, the reasons that give rise to sex work today are completely unhealthy. And I agree that it has to do with massive wounds around sex. Pornography mirrors the collective human desire, and if you took a look at the amount of videos produced and just how massive this industry is, you'd get the impression that everyone in the entire world is non-stop fucking and cool with it. But that's not the reality, is it? The porn-industry blooms and reaps in unimaginable wealth, and yet you're actually unimaginable ashamed of someone walking in as you watch it, who with 99.99% certainty watches this shit himself. Honestly? What better symbolizes the absolute state of our consciousness, than this?

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Well, much can be said about adding sex to your spiritual practice. In fact, that was the infamous Aleister Crowley's most significant spiritual insight, and perhaps his only insight. He discovered sex enhanced his spiritual workings and brought sex magick into mainstream occultism. But if you look at his life's story, it doesn't amount to much. To be honest, on paper he looks like a piece of shit--not much more than an ordinary conman. (Although, some regard him as an extraordinary conman, lol!)

In fact, there are quite a few "red flags" that seem to indicate Crowley may have had a personality disorder. (Much like L Ron Hubbard, who regarded himself as Crowley's successor, and who almost assuredly was a malignant narcissist, himself.) Both these men's stories share commonalities, Hubbard achieving a measure of success greater than Crowley; however, both descended into madness and died alone.

The reason I brought this up; however, is to point out the fact that the spiritual marketplace has these fanciful notions of sex and spirituality. More often than not, sex or sex magick is glamorized, or rather "idealized." So one should approach it with caution as such ideal notions form the basis of attachment (i.e. spiritual materialism). So, while adding sex into the mix may be spiritually liberating for some, for others it may become another road block to liberation.

That being said, sex and spirituality have been together for a long, long time. Not just this recent "sex magick" fad in America. But one could regard sexual abstinence as a form of "sex magick." (Hello!) And, often, such tried-and-true methods yield better results. The idea, here, is to store your sexual energy up (much like a battery) and use that for liberation (by "channeling" it to the higher "energy centers," if you will). This is a method of Daoist "internal alchemy" or, similar traditions of esoteric yoga of India and Tibet. But this is the difference between a yogi and a ceremonial magician (as Crowley was). The point being, sex magick needn't imply sexual intercourse as is practiced during a ceremonial rite. But in terms of internal alchemy, my feeling is that the Tibetan Tumo meditation is the best "yogic" technique for harnessing this sexual energy for the purposes of liberation. (Unless, of course, you're trying to conjure a "moonchild," lol!)

This leads me to my next point, have a clear goal in mind and know what you're striving for in regards to adding sex to your spiritual practice. Depending on the purpose you have in mind this could take you down two entirely different roads! For example, if you're trying to gain insight or guidance from your "Guardian Angel" (as Crowley was), in my opinion, you're better off studying "Divination" than bothering with sex work.

On a final note, one may even forego this route altogether--realize, it simply isn't necessary. As I have said before, more often than not combining sex and spirituality forms the basis of attachment (i.e. spiritual materialism) and becomes a spiritual roadblock.

~May all sentient beings obtain liberation in one lifetime.

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