Sex is the incarnational door of the Universe. There can be no true incarnational spirituality that does not embrace sexual energy. Sexual energy is the infinite tenderness of the Spirit expressed in the body. It is the unitive energy: the fusion of opposites that births the miraculous energy of new life. New life is conceived in ecstatic bliss. Our being was born because of ecstatic bliss. Doesn’t this tell us anything about the truth of Existence—and the heart of God? And yet, religion has so often portrayed sex as evil, as fallen, and thus brought repressive guilt and shame over our primary life force energies. What does this say about religion?

And yet deeper than this level of religious traditions almost every major spirituality teaches that the highest practice is that of lifting sexual energy back to God and riding it home. This is beautiful! Very, very beautiful. It is the Beautiful Gate to God.