Sexual energy is a very powerful energy that is part of the human being in many ways. It is a creative energy, which can be observed by the obvious example of procreation, but it can also be used to transform oneself spiritually. Sexual energy is often mistaken for lustful feelings which occur in genitals and front torso, but it is actually a different thing. Using sexual energies to transform oneself spiritually is done in the practice called alchemy (White Tantra), which is a sacred sex between a loving couple. Mixed sexual energy of man and woman is the prima materia of the old alchemists, the key ingredient of transforming the lead of the personality into the gold of the spirit, a process that takes place within the inner laboratory which is the human body.
Even if you don’t transmute the sexual energy within the practice of alchemy, but are just storing it by being chaste and are working on the first key for spiritual awakening (elimination of egos), you would see that the amount of your physical, emotional and mental strength has increased significantly. Your inner state would be much improved – you would be much more balanced, focused, anf perceptive. The sense of genuine happiness would occur more often; mental and psychic abilities would improve, your spiritual practices would get on a new level, your aura (which is also the sexual energy) would grow and offer more protection, and much more.
Now, with every orgasm (regardless of how it happens), the stored sexual energy is released outwards and lost. The result of that is strengthening of the egos, reviving of some of the egos you have eliminated, and general loss of the sexual energy. Even if you never worked on yourself spiritually in a manner of removing egos and practicing chastity, you may still feel the after-effects in terms of noticing low states within you and/or feeling a lack of energy.
However, if you have been working on yourself for a while and have been storing the energy, the difference would be very obvious. You would feel bad, the mind would be scattered, like in a drunken state, your percpetion would decrease and there would be a feeling of being pulled down – a horrible state of being. It then takes some work on the egos to get back to a higher level again and regain what is lost. It is said that if the kundalini has started to rise due to the practice of alchemy and if the fall/orgasm happens, it will go back down for a certain degree.
You cannot progress spiritually and have orgasms, not in a true way. With each sexual fall your egos strengthen, your consciousness/essence weakens, and with regular orgasms you just stay at the ground level. To truly progress spiritually you have to eliminate your egos so that your consciousness that is trapped within them is freed. For true development the essence has to grow, develop, and inner transformation has to occur. All of this is lost with orgasms because lust is continuously fed and egos keep reviving each time it happens.
It can be very difficult to cut off the addiction to pleasures thatthe egos of lust and orgasm bring. But if you try and work on yourself you will understand that the lust you feel is illusion, a distortion of reality, and when you replace it with consciousness you will get something much different than the illusory animalistic drives and desires. The heavy energies of lust can be replaced with higher emotions, with something that is real, an energy that is light and beautiful to feel. Alternative is being a slave to insatiable desires, never getting to true knowledge and never developing above the average state of being.
Influence of pork
Pig is an animal with very low energies, and if you eat it you will have nightly pollutions (providing you do not have intentional orgasms; if you do then you will not have nightly pollution despite eating pork). It isn’t just pure pork that is causing that, but every food additive that is of pork origin. This is also something that you can verify if you work on yourself for a while, and if you then eat something that contains pork you will feel heavy lustful emotions in the front torso and genitals. It brings down your state of being and put consciousness in a dizzy state, depending on the amount that is eaten.
If the food you eat has only a small amount of pork based additives, like for example ice-cream, you don’t necessarily have to have the sexual fall that very night. But as you keep eating it the low energies will build up in you and after some days the nighty pollution will happen. It is said that it takes approximately 8 days for pork to get out of the system once you eat it.
Here is the list of food additives that is of an animal origin, and hence potentially being of pork. It is a vegetarian list so not all E-numbers here are spiritually harmful because some are made of insects etc.
Many of vitamins B in food products can also be extracted from pork – these are vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12. Not long ago I found out that a type of food I ate every day for breakfast actually had pork based vitamin B in it. It’s best to get your portion of B vitamins from non-pork sources, like eggs, or ask a food manufacturer from where is it extracted. For more information on it see this link
Ham Sah exercise
If you are chaste and don’t have a partner with whom you can transmute the sexual energies in the practice of alchemy, but you are practicing other keys to awakening, then you could sublime the stored sexual energy with practice called Ham Sah. It is done like this:
Sit or lay down in a comfortable position, close your eyes, and relax your body. Then inhale very slowly through the nose while in the same time mentally elongating mantra Ham (“a” is pronounced like “a” from the word “are”) (Haaaaaaammmmm), and also imagining the white energy going from your testicles/ovaries up the spine, into the brain and to the third eye chakra. Then you exhale rapidly and in that rapid exhale you pronounce mantra Sah (“a” here too like in the word “are”), and in the same time imaging the whole of the sublimed energy (that is stretched up the spine and in the brain) descending into the heart. Then visualise that your heart radiates a glowing light. Do this exercise for as long as you feel comftorable. As with every other exercise, you shouldn’t strain your body to practice more than it feels comfortable.
It’s necessary to pull sexual energies out of the gonads and into the brain and then hearth. Otherwise, after a while, they will cause a nightly pollution. As one author puts it, “The glass that is full will inevitably spill”. This is related to sexual energies and not semen. Non-ejeculated semen is always naturally pulled upwards by the body and excess is discarded during urination. According to one author, such naturally pulled-up semen enriches the blood hormones and this in turn slows down the aging process. Sexual energy on the other hand is not naturally pulled up – it is required of us to do it with the practice of Ham Sah (or some other breathing exercises)
Due to this type of breathing where you very slowly inhale and quickly exhale, if you do this properly, you will notice that after each exhale your lungs won’t require immediate air intake as they normally do. Don’t be scared of that, it’s a normal thing that happens during such breathing exercise. This exercise is also used as a mean to achieve the highest form of meditation, Nirvi Kalpa Samadhi.
Here I wrote what I learned about lust, sexual energy, and orgasms (in the context of spiritual development) from my own experience. Refraining from orgasms and transmuting sexual energy is an integral part of the path I’m writing about on this blog. Taking this path is definitely not easy, but it brings radical inner change. I understand that not many people are ready for it, but I invite you to reflect if you are. Conscious work on lust and refraining from orgasm is not the same as typical religious celibacy, because in the former one is consciously learning about lust and transforms it into consciousness. Many people think they couldn’t possibly do such a thing, without even giving it a proper try. One receives much spiritual help when embarking on this quest. Without this help we would probably fail. Thus asking for spiritual help is very important.