The greatest deception in modern times has to be the illusion that lust is love, therefore to balance the equation love must be lust. It is becoming clearer day-by-day that, on one hand the world needs an injection of the energy of real love, respect, and understanding, and on the other hand – lust – the kind that not only violates others, but destroys the innocent lives of children and adults, is now prevalent everywhere at every level of society. Lust is the ‘sweet’ deception, that very same tool that is used to sell us everything from clothes, to cars and even lifestyles. When are we going to wake up from this illusion? Are we aware that we all contribute to the perpetuation of this great deception?
We could say true love and lust are at opposite ends of the same spectrum, but in fact they have nothing in common with each other, which is why we still continue to confuse these two distinctly different energies. Love is life-affirming and inclusive. Lust is selfishness seen at its most extreme. There is no respect, no care, you could even say very little humanity in lust. In lust we desire to take, in spiritual love, we selflessly give. Lust makes us a beggar and a slave while spiritual love makes us a king and a master.
As beggars we continue to sing the song of “I”; “Me”; “Mine”! This refrain numbs our sensitivity to two important truths: Firstly, we have no right over anyone, and that nothing and nobody is mine. Secondly, we are more than just our desires and the pull of this body.
Our primal instincts urge us to chase after our object of desire. Once we have won our bounty, yes him, her, or it, we have conquered and feel mighty! Yet this satisfaction is very short lived. And as the drug wears off, we then have to find another object of conquest! This can apply to luxury cars, designer handbags, big houses and even friends and lovers. Overcoming a challenge can boost our ego with a sense of power, and satisfying these desires becomes a form of addiction.
Selfish desire is the root of all evil. Desire first gives birth tolust and it starts with the subtle thought: “I would like to have this.” This wanting gives birth to greed, and the belief that ‘more’ is better. Since more does not satiate the hunger, then out of fear and insecurity, we hold onto what we have and then attachment is born. Attachment always creates pain. Anger raises its head out of frustration when we realize that we are not in control, and our desires are not being satisfied. And each time we go through this cycle we feed the ugly monster of ego.
We all have desires and some would argue that desire and ambition are vital qualities for survival in the big wide world. Yet we have to sift through those desires and check which will really give us lasting peace and which are simply a temporary ‘fix’ which will leave us feeling empty and even hungry for more.
When our human dignity is seduced by this illusion, then lust deceives us into believing that the object of our lust is going to fulfill our desire, but it never can. This is why sexual encounters of such kind are deceptive. They simply give us a temporary sense of freedom and an illusion of power, over time, this can erode our sense of morality and this is what we are seeing in the world today.
Lust and violence are fuel for each other, which is why in times of war there is an upsurge of the incidence of rape.Respect is lost and people’s personal rights are violated. To see someone, or something simply existing to satisfy my desire of the moment, is a form of violence and abuse.
We are actually at a turning point in history. There is a movement of people waking up to the power of spiritual divine love, and these people are singing another song: Love is the Only Answer! Lust is a masculine energy, and love is the feminine. It is now time for the feminine energy to re-emerge and once again bring the world back into a state of harmony and balance.
It’s time… to wake up from the illusion of this ‘sweet’ deception of lust. It’s time to infuse all our relationships with love and respect. When we realize the full impact of our thoughts, feelings, words and actions, only then we will start to make positive changes in our life. Now is the time in history, for the pure feminine energy of true love to redress the balance in our world. Perhaps, it’s finally time for her-story…
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