Celibacy is a voluntary vow of sexual abstinence. In some cases, it can also be a promise to remain unmarried. Celibacy looks different to each person, so there’s no single way to practice it. Some people abstain from all sexual activity (including penetrative and non-penetrative sex), while others engage in things like outercourse. Although celibacy is usually associated with religion, there are a number of reasons why someone might choose to remain celibate.
A personal perspective
On a deeper level of awareness, I feel that the time I have spent over the past nine years has been a requirement, but is coming to an end now. It was a period that I needed to go through in order to release myself from the habit and mindset of acting upon what I had believed, was a way of life that I perceived as a natural process. The reality was, that I had followed a direction that I was encouraged to go forward with but was not a natural path for me, but one that I was taken on by my education and learned beliefs from society in how to behave in this part of my life. I am not attempting to rid myself of responsibilities here, on the contrary!
That original view I held no longer fits the story of my life, it requires a new and true application of a revised understanding, the reasons I have gone through this period of celibacy. In simple terms, it was a healing that I had to take place, to release me from the earlier conditioned beliefs and reacquire a more appropriate knowledge of myself.
Arriving at this new place in my thinking has given me the ability to review my past life with a different explanation of what and why things took place in my relationships and my inner struggle. This is a defining point in my existence to be able to do this and it feels great and very empowering!
The further I continue in this way, the more I become free, free from my past, my programmed thinking, unquestioned actions and lifestyle that took me into a darker and less beautiful place in time. I have relit the embers of a fire, increased the light in myself and my world, to be able to see the horizon through a mist of illusion that existed for much of my earlier life. Words are limiting in how well I can relate this, in just how I feel and what it has changed within me, but the best I can provide here. Perhaps by saying that I have found an inner peace and calm within myself, no longer in need to question so much, or to be closed by my own self-deception of thinking, now able to create a better insight an dunderstanding.
So, what is the point?
It’s how I feel now that matters to me. How I see future possibilities, knowing what I can invite, achieve, create and influence in my life, these are all empowering in ways that together energise me. No longer based upon hopes and dreams alone, but with an understanding of science, history, literature and personal experience. It is still sinking in just what has entered into my consciousness, and how I can make use of this in ways that I would never have previously given time and energy to. I cannot tell anyone else how to arrive at this point by a set of clear steps, as it has taken many years for me to reach this point in my life.
I do however, try to embed much of the basics into my writing in the best way that I am able. I share with others, not to for my ego, but to help those who have gone through so many of the challenges that I have encountered, knowing that these in principle are life matters that can be overcome. We do not need to be held back by our upbringing, genetics, society or any other part of our lives that we did not choose ourselves. Of course we need to understand how social life and society works to live in some kind of harmony, but life is so much more than the material things we have been driven to seek and value.
We can be ourselves and live a life that we choose. Becoming aware of the bigger picture is not an easy task due to the complicated web that we become entangled within. If we look at nature, we can see how species work together to create, build and live together with a collective goal of survival and in harmony. We chose to see ourselves as the highest life form on this planet, but if that is the case, then why is the planet in such a mess now? How is that nature carries on regardless, creating life and beauty in all things without prejudice or judgement? Why are nations at war, why does aggression and hate prevail, division expands, isolation increases, and life is not regarded with the gratitude, love and passion it deserves?
Personally I don’t wish to live in a world of those principles and values, so I write and work to share my thinking and understanding with a belief that it can and will make a difference, simply by existing in the vastness of energy that we are all connected to. Perhaps my energies can attract similar energies that can combine together and build a more powerful influence in the world. I know without a doubt that we need something like this to happen soon.
Thank you for reading this article, please share it with the good people in your life. Help bring a change for the better and be a part of creation yourself.
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