Sexual desire is the most powerful of human desires. When driven by the energy of this desire, men and women develop some incredible qualities, including visualization and imagination, courage and willpower and ability to persist in spite of all obstacles and difficulties. Sexual energy is so powerful that it is the source behind all creative achievements considered “genius.” When a person is able to transmute or sublimate this powerful life force his or her imaginative capability and creative energy becomes unstoppable.
To harness and redirect our sexual energy often requires strong will power, especially nowadays with over sexualized images bombarding us in the media, TV, the internet, movies, concerts and even observing the way some people are dressed in public environments. Some people feel they MUST express their sexuality regardless of its detrimental effect upon others (e.g., enticing someone away from their spouse, forcing someone against their will, or betraying a partner’s trust). Some people go to the other extreme and deny, suppress and avoid dealing with their sexuality, in other words, they actually suppress and block their creative energy.
When we live in fear of our sexuality or allow our sexual desires to take precedence over our willpower, we become nothing more than a human animal sniffing out its next prey or cowering in fear of becoming prey. When we embody our full sexual energy and harness the emotional quality toward noble and beneficial outcomes, we tap into our own spiritual capacity which Napoleon calls our “Sixth Sense.”
Any of the healthy mind stimulants (such as love, desire for fame or power or money, the effect of music, friendship, a mastermind, mutual suffering or auto-suggestion), according to Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich, “will either temporarily, or permanently, increase the vibrations of thought.” Of all the possible influences, the desire for sexual expression is the most potent and the use of narcotics and alcohol, even if it temporarily enhances creativity, is the most destructive.
One of my enlightened instructors, Dr. Mary Calderone, taught us that sex and love go together. I never forgot that. In fact, it has become a basic premise of my relationship counseling. Napoleon Hill explains so clearly WHY sex and love go together. When filled with sexual desire solely for the purpose of having a “sexual” outlet, a man or woman’s actions may be disorganized, distorted and even destructive. But when sexual desire is “mixed with the emotion of love,” it is the most powerful combined force for creation, procreation and living in a healthy society.