Photo: Love School in Tamera, copyright: TameraArts
Love and sexuality are a political issue to which we will no longer close our eyes.
Love is more than a feeling. Social vessels are required to allow love to be lived and made real.
It requires a system of ethics in which we can become genuine.
Independent of the question of what our personal lives look like right now and independent of whether we live alone or in community – celibate, married, mo- nogamous, or polygamous – we are working together towards perspectives for our children, and for the generations that will come after us.
We need answers in love so that children can once again grow up in trust and can find home. We need answers that are stronger than all our fear, that awaken desire and curiosity in us, instead of awakening the fear that we will yet again be hurt in these very sensitive areas of love.
Free Eros and partnership are not mutually exclusive. On the contrary – they complement one another. Truth in love is the basis for every lasting love relationship. The question of whether we want to live in monogamy or polyamory, heterosexuality or homosexuality, is decided on the basis of our inner truth.
It is not a contradiction to long for a partner and at the same time to long for erotic adventures. It only becomes betrayal when we have to conceal it from our partners! There is a fidelity in which the devotion of one love partner to another does not trigger fear of loss, but instead brings joy and growth in Eros and trust.
When we have this experience we will wake up one day and say that war is not our adventure anymore. Love is. Eros has become our sacred wellspring of life and of love.
Our sexuality is again anchored in the universal order of life. It is sacred to us, as sacred as life itself.
A new erotic culture will arise from this, in which war will become unthinkable. We see the possibility of ending the war in love, thus introducing entirely new ways of living together and new social structures. Love is the power for the germination of a new culture of peace, based not on sacrifice but rather affirming life’s abundance.
Here is a buried, but clearly visible escape from the dead-end street of our time. It leads to a culture of partnership, in which no mother has to send her son to war, in which no father has to surrender his life to defend his country. There will be no more Ministries of Defense. Military bases will be turned into Peace Universities, where the protection of this planet can be learned and practiced.
Love and sexuality must be learned by every adult hu- man being who wants to become a responsible mem- ber of this culture.
Lovers and gardeners of a new Earth – Terra Nova – are emerging, where Eros and lasting love are given another chance.
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