Turbo Power for Ascending Humanity
B Y D A N I E L J A C O B
(with selected writings by Gregg Palmer)
Many of us have heard the phrase---while being informed about some wondrous new, sensual pleasure---“It’s better than sex!” And so many have asked: “What, indeed, could EVER be better than sex?”
The answer, of course, is: NOTHING. That's why Sex is SEX! When something sensual reaches a certain level of compelling “goodness”…..it simply BECOMES a form of Sex! And food---which is often described in such superlatives as mentioned above---is so “second chakra” that there are many dishes which deserve to be described in sexual terms. “Chocolate Decadence,” for example. Who can miss the sexual innuendo in that?
I once began a Reconnections Conclave with the words: “Ever since I gave up sex for food, I can’t even get into my OWN pants.”
A few people snickered, some looked at me blankly, and quite a few immediately lapsed into a tiny bit of judgment. After all, I am a large man, and it’s not okay for large people to make “fun” at our own expense, is it? It’s like hearing a black person use the “N” word while speaking before a group of white folks.
But enough of that. I’m over 60, I love food, and my sex life is not over! But I can say that I’ve changed focus and priorities in these areas several times in the last ten years or so. I’m more discriminating about how deep I allow myself to go in relationship than I was in my 30s and 40s. And my choices are not affected as much by morality, as by the QUALITY of the connection. Because sex is such a powerful INSTANT DOWNLOAD of energies from another, I am constantly asking myself: “Is this connection WORTH the time and effort that it will require to integrate these unknown energies?"