Love is a biological necessity, a force operating to one degree or another in all biological life. Without love there is no physical commitment to life—no psychic hold. Love exists whether or not it is sexually expressed though it is natural for love to seek expression.
Love implies loyalty. It implies commitment. This applies to lesbian and homosexual relationships as well as to heterosexual ones.
In your society, however, identity is so related to sexual stereotypes that few people know themselves well enough to understand the nature of love, and to make any such commitments.
A transitory period is currently taking place, in which women seem to seek the promiscuous sexual freedom more generally granted to men. It is believed that males are naturally promiscuous, aroused by sexual stimuli almost completely divorced from any complementary ‘deeper’ response.
The male, then, is thought to want sex whether or not he has any love response to the woman in question -or sometimes to desire her precisely because he does not love her. In such cases, sex becomes not an expression of love, but an expression of derision or scorn.
So women, accepting these ideas, often seek for a situation in which they too can feel free to express their sexual desires openly, whether or not any love is involved.
Yet loyalty is love’s partner….
In so distorting your ideas of sex, you further limit the great capacities of human loyalty, which is always connected with love and love’s expression.
The Nature of the Psyche, Session 770
Posted of Facebook by Lynda Madden Dahl, Sat., 11/30/13: Hi friends, Seth has such a very different take on love and sexuality than what is prevalent in our current culture that by today’s standards it sound almost quixotic. Another “learning experience” in the wings for us as a race?
What works and makes us happy? Everything is subject to discussion, even Seth’s ideas about sex, love and loyalty, which I think is a great piece! How can we live by value fulfillment and practice idealism – determine the qualities of life and being we value most, our ideals, and actualize them – if we’re afraid to question the authority of old beliefs? How can we figure out who we love to be and what we love to do, if we don’t explore, experiment and pay attention to what works and makes us happy in life? Why should we settle for anything less?