Sunday, February 27, 2005

What's Sex Got To Do With It?

How's your sex life? If it's less than ideal, you can look in your wallet for the reason why.

No, I'm not referring to the "world's oldest profession." But money and sex are linked in a significant way. The energy they represent emanates from the same chakra. Chakra is a Sanskrit word for the seven "wheels of energy" that spin from the base of our spine to the crown of our head. According to Eastern teachings, the chakras must be open and balanced for all aspects of our lives to flow harmoniously.

The second chakra, located in the pelvic region, is our "survival center," according to renowned medical intuitive, educator and bestselling author, Caroline Myss, Ph.D. Issues related to money, sexuality and power all reside here.

"Disconnection in terms of our sexuality may manifest as aggression, hostility, sexual abuse or sexual dysfunction," says Myss. Disconnection in terms of money can manifest as financial loss, or fear of loss of control—which in our culture often expresses as out-of-control spending.

Myss writes, "Money, like energy, is a neutral substance that takes its direction from the intention of the individual. Expressions such as 'Put your money where your mouth is' refer to the cultural view that what people do with their money says more about their motives than any spoken intention. Energy precedes action, and the quality of our intentions contributes financially to the results." (from "Anatomy of the Spirit")

In discussing money and relationship, Myss explains, "If breaking bread with (someone) is the physical act of communion, Symbolic Communion is the sharing of energetic 'bread' with them. When the second chakra is united with the sacrament of Communion in a positive way, it becomes focused on building healthy, clean, and non-threatening relationships to money, power, and sex. A sense of safety is always present, giving one the feeling that no matter what problems arise in one's physical life, a way out can be found." (from, "Why People Don't Heal, And How They Can")

True wealth, then, means stepping fully into the lifestream. Intriguingly, most of our money metaphors contain water imagery: cash flow, liquid assets, currency (currents), reserves (reservoir). "Affluence" literally means, "to flow abundance"!

And—no surprise—this same juiciness translates into a healthy sexuality. Nature is erotic, vital, pulsing with life. When we live this ardor, we are well, wealthy (one definition of "prosperity" is "well-being".) Repressed, suppressed, depressed, we stop the flow, and often become sick. It's better to be sexual than sick! Express, and there's no need for excess. Being in the flow is being in the know (and in the now.)

Just leave your wallet on the table, and turn off the phone.


You're invited to participate in a playshop to redefine money and its role in your life. Please see my 2/13/05 post, "Play Dough: Reshaping Your Relationship With Money!" The class takes place Saturday, March 19th, in Sebastopol, CA, and includes a yummy (healthy) lunch, snacks and beverage, so sign up NOW!

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