Douglas Hofstadter mentions, “… that wonderful tingling of two souls that we curiously call “chemistry”, and that the French, even more curiously, describe as ‘avoir des atomes crochus’, which means having atoms that are hooked together.”
Do these phrases mean that we intuitively know that when we are deeply in love with a person there is a deep down change in our bodies at the chemical level (or deeper still, at a subatomic/energy level?) Is it because when we are in love we vibrate to the same frequency or are “tuned in” to each other?
This is a type of connection that is more than the mere physical, it is connection on an energetic level. This is what I wanted to tap into in my book, Naked Morsels; Short Stories of Spiritual Erotica. I was annoyed with erotic stories that were simply “jumping from bed to bed”, I wanted my stories to capture the ineffable thrill of real connection. Delighting in one another’s body is lovely, but there is so much more!
Author Deepak Chopra talks about the connection between sexuality and Spirit:
“…[an] invitation to open our lives and our souls to ecstasy, recognizing it for what it really is — the experience of our own divinity.”
If you think of how the Universe was created in the Big Bang, all that energy flew out, swirling and coalescing into suns and planets and that energy became solid matter and transformed eventually into us. If all of that energy started from the Divine, then we are all limited fragments of the Divine. When we join with another in love, we become larger than ourselves. We feel that connection to the Divine Source… Love.