The Original Sin
Do you want to know what the original sin is? It’s not being sexual. Oh no, not that, but it is related. The original sin is making sex and our bodies sinful. It took some sick f#*k to come up with that. That idea is about as twisted and evil as you can get. It takes the most pleasurable feelings in our body and turns them into something bad. When sex and pleasure are made into sin, then we cannot trust our bodies or our feelings. That is bad deep karma. It infects everything we do. It starts with our burgeoning sense of self as children and our ability to explore all ourselves. We are naturally attracted to and made for pleasure. Pleasure is safety. It takes a lot to decouple pleasure and safety. Patriarchy is the master of that. Feeling wrong in our bodies divorces us from ourselves and our knowing. It eliminates safety, creates trauma and we learn not to trust ourselves. If we can’t trust what feels good, then what can we trust? We are led to place all our trust outside ourselves and place it first upon what our primary teachers of culture – our parents - tell us. And if they don’t do their job well enough, someone else will, our peers, our teachers, our leaders. It is not as if they are at fault either, for they got this message too, long before we did, and their primary goal is often to protect us. Either they know it or the pain of it so deep and it is permeated with a rage which explodes on the scene when a child touches herself. Or it gets twisted and turned into abuse of the child which is the most traumatizing abuse in the world. Even discomfiture of a parent can be terrifying to the steep imagination of the child it is foisted upon, especially when the love a child needs is missing. The body and its pleasures become the reason, a child learns, that they are un-loveable. A young child is so dependent they need the parent to be right to feel any sense of safety at all, so a child assumes there is something terribly wrong with me. Therefore, they can never be enough, because their body with its potential and drive for pleasure is always present. This thing, people, this is a tragedy of profound proportions.
Let’s go into imaginationland for a moment. What if we lived in a world where sexuality and pleasure were not a sin? What could that world look like? Well my first thought is that we would no longer be obsessed with sex. It would not be taboo, therefore not on our minds all the time. We wouldn’t be hyper alert for all the cues. The gazillions of dollars spent on pornography every year would not be possible. Much of the blackmail material of our world would be moot. Kids would learn that their bodies are safe places to inhabit and they could learn to truly follow the thread of exploring feelings by themselves and with friends. Did you feel your chest tighten at that suggestion – kids exploring together out in the open? That was you fear speaking. I know, it triggers me too. The need for control steps in because it doesn’t feel safe to even think about it. And of course it is not safe in this world where pleasure is wrong. It must remain hidden, taboo. Pleasure needs to be controlled at all costs. It terrifies us precisely because of the original sin. I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to even imagine a world where this isn’t true. We are so distanced from it, we wouldn’t even know the half of what it could be like.
This sin has infected our entire world. Yes, there may be tribes left out there where this is not true, but they are quickly and purposely being subsumed. I do know one thing however, it wouldn’t be so easy to shame people about their bodies. People would be more empowered and this gets us to exactly why this sin was committed in the first place. It’s about control. You see, when you can’t trust your body, then you are easy to control. In our culture, women learn to distrust their bodies even more than men. That is on purpose, because in patriarchy, women must be controlled at all costs. Rape and the threat of rape are always present as a means of control and it permeates your entire life if you are female ̶ from what you wear, to what you say, to how you stand, to how you think. The result is the internalized patriarchal judge that sucks your life away, one minute at a time.
And we worship a God that made this so? HE committed the original sin. Of course, HE is no God at all. He is a faker. How do I know? No God of Love would do this thing, only a being of hate could come up with such a crime. A truly Divine Being, one who would create our bodies to be exquisite vessels of pleasure would NEVER turn that into a sin. That is the work of a devil, not a God. Think about it. I know this suggestion will offend some and that shows just how deep this wound goes and how much fear surrounds it. Please keep in mind, I am not talking about the real God, the one who loves you always – body and soul. This is about the faker, the one that was made up by the elite in order to control us. We need to think about this. We need to work towards changing this NOW. Divorce from our bodies divorces us from a healthy perspective on life and leads to all the pain, fear and dissociation which has far greater implications - for war, for education, for work and the list goes on. Those implications are the root of the rape of our world which is making our home a hell. It’s far past time to get out of the grips of this original sin and re-imagine life.