When it comes to religion and gods, I don’t believe in them, but I find many of the metaphors and techniques within them useful. One metaphor I have found of particular value is to either hold someone else as a god or goddess; to hold another in a space of an object of worship, devotion and adoration. Additionally, being held in this light by another person can be an incredibly empowering and enlightening experience.
It is rare to experience utter devotion and adoration in our lives. In fact, I would guess that most people have never had the experience. I had never experienced it until my late twenties, when I became involved with learning techniques of Tantra. I had never truly given it until I began to practice Tantra with a partner.
“Devotion frees.” ~ Vigyan Bhairav Tantra
Devotion not only frees the devoted, it also frees the object of devotion, or the action one devotes oneself to. Devotion frees through love. To be devoted, truly and wholly, one must first surrender to one’s love. This experience in itself is freeing, and is only amplified by the acts of devotion that follow it. Read more »