Tuesday, March 15, 2016


When we think of celibacy it brings to mind a monk or a nun that is consecrated to holy living. We think of man or a woman that has made a vow. However most of us think it is a stupid idea. Yet we find that even Plato remained celibate who was one of the greatest philosophers of all time. He felt that it was fine to have a relationship or close friendship with women as long as it was only platonic.

The bible has various passages honoring celibacy as a high form of spirituality. It also teaches marriage is the ultimate form of spirituality.

I believe that we are all unique in character like stones. Uniqueness is the whole theme of this blog and something I hold to closely. To respect the unique character of each other is fundamental toward harmony in our various cultures and society as a whole.

Celibacy may be viewed by most as quite unnatural. Because it is not natural perhaps we can say it is supernatural. Because it takes a will that is above normal and it is in fact practiced by many religious and non religious.

If everyone became celibate humanity would cease to exist. This is a true argument as in the case of the early shakers that no longer exist. We should note that sex is enjoyable to most , certainly with the right partner can be even wonderful. Chemistry seems to play a role in sex and it not always about looks. Personality chemistry , interaction beyond just the physical aspect.

So what is the chemistry involved with the celibate. They seem to have a devotional chemistry with their order and with their inner sanctum. If we look at this from an information data perspective a hole is filled with either live data or with null characters in able to process thought. Either way the mind is able to continue processing and stay healthy. It is when the data stops flowing a troubled mind occurs then we need to explore the use of nulls. So we are better off with a partner and a system that provides the ability to think clearly without one. That is why the mind has the ability to transcend and think beyond purely a physical level.

Our bodies seem to be a chemist lab , and our brains have amazing abilities. Perhaps these fluids are put to other uses within the kingdom of our beings. Some of the celibate saints that passed away are said to have had a sweet odor.

It takes all kinds to make up the world , and to say it is right or wrong would just be judging.

Where two or more are gathered, I am there among them. Spirituality is a form of meeting others needs, sometimes it is one to one = two. Other times meeting the needs of society by charity or other giving. Spirituality is giving and receiving. It is not as some may suggest about some enchantment or mystery. We have spirituality by meeting the needs of others and society as a whole. Giving food to the hungry or shelter to the homeless is a spiritual act.

We must look for the holes (the need) and the holy will come. Saying prayers is just a method of searching for the right path to a need whether it be your own need or the needs of others. God is spirit , the spirit that comes forth to aid us in filling all the holes in our own life and in society. The spirit of creation , the spirit that connects all of us. We are just an image or expression of that same spirit.

Perhaps we can view the whole of humanity as a huge repository of chemistry. Whether you are celibate or not is a personal choice. I just hope that you do not become a recluse , learn to be outgoing and mix with others at some level.  We were made for each other.

Peace to you,


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