QUESTION: Master, can you clarify about the biggest taboo in society: sex? Sex should only be for procreation, as many religions say? It is wrong to have sex with someone you like, but not to marry in the future? And what about gay relationships? ~IC, Brasil
ANSWER: Some religions you speak of have a section of belief systems they impose on their membership which dictates that not only should sex be engaged in only for procreation but that it should be done repeatedly to increase the number of celebrants in the religion. This has all the subtlety of breeding cattle, and this while the enforcers themselves allegedly observe celibacy.
Other beliefs feel only the male has the say in matters of intercourse and must be obeyed whether or not the female is in agreement. Polygamy is endorsed where the male is dominant and the result is increased productivity of children. None of these religions speak to love, honoring, and sharing between spouses.
As we have spoken many times, souls accept belief systems from many sources as they are maturing. They use these beliefs to determine how they are going to pattern their life. They are never told by those who give them the laws: they have the freedom to accept or reject each in turn. The soul always has the freedom to choose what it wishes to experience – to create its own set of laws for life.
On a spiritual path there is nothing which is considered to be right or wrong because there no judgment exists. The soul merely evaluates what it witnesses or experiences and then decides whether it is something they need to repeat or if it is not needed, thanked, and sent on its way.
The sex act is a pleasurable, tension-releasing way to share with another. It does not bind one to another and does not ensure a religious “pathway to heaven”, although a form of Earthly bliss may be enjoyed. The bodies which souls occupy are full of nerve endings which allow experiences not duplicable in any other fashion. Sex is an experiment in the possible reactions, emotions, and sensations only possible on Earth, stimulating the sexual response centers of a body.
Is it wrong to take part in the enjoyment of a creation made to be able to respond in these manners? Absolutely not. Nothing is right or wrong in your spiritual journey unless you choose to accept the need to follow the teachings of another on the Earth plane, but then you are the one restricting your own activity.