I’m hearing this question a lot. When I tell people about my job they are very curious about what Tantra actually means.
Their first reaction is that it has something to do with sex. Sure, it’s partly about sex (but hey, what isn’t?). I think everything in the world is about sex in one-way or another. It’s thanks to sex that we’re born and that we can have a passion for life.
So what is Tantra, if it’s not just sex? The word itself translates as ‘consciousness’. Tantric practice gives us the tools we need to become more conscious and teaches us how to connect to the energies within our body. In fact, it’s the way to move from only a sexual or platonic connection to the wholeness of being, to a complete experience. And sex is transformed into something bigger.
For me it’s a way to balance myself and to heal, and also to connect with my lover on a deeper level.
Learning magical sexual secrets is a part of it. But Tantra includes everything that happens in our life. It’s about our attitude, the way we look at things. Becoming more conscious means being clearer about your needs and desires, your limits and your goals. It means starting to use all your potential (because we usually don’t use more than 10% of it).
And as we’re slowly learning and walking the spiritual path we become more sensitive and begin to be our real self. So we lose the old default life setting that we were given by our parents, government, teachers and so on. Other people’s inputs and the institutions we study or work in often disconnect us from our greater potential, from our authentic selves.
So Tantra can help us to reconnect and live the way we had only previously dreamed about. Yes everything is possible; we just need to take action.
The potential is in everyone! You included.