In medieval times the Church made a theoretical separation
of the sacred and the secular which was a brilliant political move
to preserve the Church’s power in the “Investiture Conflict”
that is, the Church wanted priests and bishops chosen by the pope
whereas politicians wanted them chosen by kings and the state.
The state would then have been in control of the Church
with clerics kowtowing to the wishes of whatever politicians wanted.
However, this sharp separation meant the last thing seen as sacred
was sexuality. The word “sexual” comes from the root “secare”
which means to “cut off” – we are all cut off from the whole
and so we all have this constant longing for union and communion
with everything, which is the essence of sexual desire.
Sexual morality is a key concern of quantum theology
but not in terms of dualistic right and wrong behaviour
but rather how foundational values
are socially and sexually incarnated.
Loneliness for humans is a taste of death
a form of solitary confinement
so no wonder the lonely sometimes lose themselves in violence
as a way to retaliate against the pain:
“No one loves me? I will show them how little I love them.”
Our shadow projections can make the world into a mirror
that shows us our own ugly face.
If we project our negative intentions/motives onto others
we will be hostile toward them
and they will be hostile toward us.
What we do to others will be done to us –
the Law of Karma/Consequences/Sowing and Reaping.
The only time to be enlightened/wise/kind/loving
is right now. So let us live in the Now
which does not separate the sacred and the secular
the union of body/heart/mind/soul
sexuality and spirituality –
both come from the desire to love and be loved.
“God has made us for great things – to love and be loved.”
– Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta