We always think of orgasm bringing us pleasure, and many cultures are trained to think of pleasure as something we should feel guilty about. We are often cultured to think of pleasure as selfish, indulgent and serving little purpose other than serving the one feeling it. Thus we may avoid pleasure, make excuses when we are receiving it (as if we had to justify choosing pleasure) or make ourselves unconscious to enter pleasure, such as getting drunk first.
But in Tantra, especially in the paths of Shakta Tantra that work with energy, as the practitioner opens up pathways of full body orgasm they discover that this brings a lot more than only pleasure.
Now let’s just talk a bit about full body orgasm and what it means. Full body orgasm describes when the practitioner can open up to allow vast waves of energy flow throughout their body. This in contrast to the way we tend to be taught orgasm through mainstream media. “Mainstream orgasm” is about meeting the energy with contraction of muscles, eventually resulting in pushing the energy back out of the body again (known as “coming”, although actually the energy is going!)
When the energy rises up through the body instead of being pushed out to the earth, this is called “sublimation” as the heavier dense sexual energy becomes light and sublime. It can take people into states of bliss or spontaneous meditation. This full body orgasm doesn’t even require sex…some practitioners learn this independently of sexual union, whereas others choose to experience it through sex. It can be induced very powerfully through certain breathing and moving techniques, shaking and energy massage.
Now although this can be a very pleasurable experience, for some they experience it beyond even the distinction of pleasure or pain. For some it is just pure intensity…a huge rush of lifeforce energy that is so strong that it overwhelms the small self or ego self. This experience can bring the recipient to tears of joy and relief. A shuddering of release of old holding patterns that were holding them small, keeping them feeling trapped in their own life.
So beyond pleasure comes the phenomenon of healing.
I have experienced and also facilitated so many full body energy orgasmic experiences, in individuals and groups. In my own experience, as the energy rises there is such a sense of coming home. There is the relief from being blocked or held back. There is the tremendous sense of opening up. There is a full-body YES; an undeniable affirmative that has no opposition. There is a remembering…oh yes, this is who I am!
I have come to think that Tantric energy work is bringing us to our soul self, releasing us from being trapped inside an egoic karmic reality. The small self is like a suit that is way too small for the vastness of our soul. It often clings so tight that is stops the soul’s light from shining through. Deep within, we all know that we are this bright light soul. Deep within we know we are vast. Not the grandness of an inflated ego, but the grandness of being part of this one Great Universal Power. Energy Orgasm takes us home. Energy orgasm shatters off the old restrictive suit of small self. Energy orgasm burns away old karmic patterns. Energy Orgasm makes more space for the soul to shine!
What happens when we live too long in the reality of the small self? We may get sick. Sickness is a physical manifestation of living in the restriction. A manifestation of energy blocks. It is the manifestation of living a self that is not our true self. The trouble is, we can’t think our way into health or truth…we need to heal our way! There are attachments and restrictions that have been passed on for generations and lifetimes…so long that we don’t know how it feels to live without them. We don’t know who we are without them. We have fear of not having the familiarity of them. How can we be released?
Energy orgasm releases us. It can be quite frightening to experience the lifeforce energy rising though us. This is why in tantra the practitioner is guided step by step in the process.
I remember being a demo by a teacher for the tantric ritual called “Nyasa”. It was one in which the divine feminine energy was activated in my body through the mantras and energy guidance of the teacher. As the energy entered me I felt terrified…it was as if I was naked to my core. I felt like I was surrendering to this huge energy that was killing me (small self) as it came through; calling for a deep surrender of personal self to a greater, vaster existence. The pleasurable waves were so much stronger than “me” and I died to them whilst being witnessed by the man who was facilitating it. I recognised in this moment that to allow ourselves to become completely transparent to divine energy is awesome and terrifying and powerful beyond belief. We all long for it…but we are we really ready for it?!
But every time I do surrender to it, I feel a huge healing in my body. I feel my body come back to resonance with my true self and soul’s light. Marianne Williamson teaches from the Course in Miracles that sickness comes from separation from God, from the Universe. I’d like to suggest that energy orgasm brings us back home to union with the Universe once more.
It has got me thinking that possibly energy orgasm could heal a lot of suffering and sickness, if not all. Certainly as I witness month-long retreats that I conduct every year I see before my eyes such massive shifts in health, wellbeing and radiance. It is undeniable.
There is an ashram I visit in Bali where all you do is shake. Six hours a day. The guru there gives people extra blasts of energy (sometimes called “shaktipat”). I have met people who have cured hepatitis, cancer, diabetes and even HIV. They allow the energy to run through their system. They go through a LOT of healing crisis and purification symptoms, but if they persist then they frequently experience a life changing healing.
I will never forget some of the spontaneous healings that I witnessed in that ashram, such as the crippled woman who fell on the floor writhing and laughing as energy shook through her from the guru’s blessing. It looked as if she hadn’t orgasmed for years, but in that moment all her patterns of pain and suffering shook off her onto the floor in ecstasy, and then she jumped up and walked off without her crutches… a huge smile on her face and laughter as her only words.
I would love it if someone conducted some studies to find out what can be healed by energy orgasm. Imagine if we could heal sicknesses by allowing the life force to flow through us orgasmically. When you orgasm you cannot hold onto your attachment to suffering anymore. Sure, you could re-attach to it again afterwards. But once you have glimpsed your own freedom, why would you want to put the chains back on again?
Shashi Solluna runs teacher trainings specialising in awakening the energy body and circulating energy through channels (merdians/ nadis) to heal the connections between sex, love and spirit and to accelerate our spiritual evolution.
To read more about the energetic flow of sexual chi click here.