Unconditional Presence • The Energy of Craving is Our Master Teacher
Speaking generally we can say that all the many practices of Tantra involve the principle of transformation. Scientifically speaking, the Universe itself is in an unceasing state of transformation from one form of energy to another. Our own body and mind are also energy and whether we are healthy or ill, mentally balanced or emotionally unstable depends on whether our mental and physical energies, including the subtle yet very powerful energies we are not ordinarily aware of, are brought into awareness to create the greatest of all transformations. This is our evolution from a fearful, limited and confused self into a fully evolved conscious being of unlimited awareness, insight and compassion.
The core element of the Tantric Path, which already exists in all of us, is Awareness of the energy of desire.
The view of Tantric teachings offers a platform in which everything is considered sacred. There is nothing left out from your life that is not there to be in service to your spiritual development…all of your experiences, both current and historical…emotional upheavals…what gets triggered in your interaction with others or what comes to the surface in meditation.
The core element of the Tantric Path, which already exists in all of us, is Awareness of the energy of desire. Desire in all of it’s forms…craving and aversion, when left out of consciousness takes on a life of it’s own. Our object of desire, whether it is food, alcohol, drugs, money or sexual desire becomes distorted into something that we believe we cannot live without. Tantra, as an opportunity for Sacred transformation, is fully available to us when we are awake to all of these desires and to the result of either following them or sitting with them.