Ekos Sacred, Eros Divine

by Christopher Lovejoy on September 26, 2021

a soul at rest is a soul at peace; a spirit in flow is a spirit in bliss
with intimacy, a soul sacralizes; for ecstasy, a spirit specializes!
if Ekos is the sacred breath of life, Eros is the divine spark of life

Would I rather die at peace? Or would I rather die in bliss?

When I take daily note of what is happening in this world at this time, these questions don’t seem all that odd or even morbid. In fact, I feel I would be remiss if I didn’t at least pose them for my own edification, even if I do so in a public way, but might there be more to it than this?

I see my death as central to this life I live, as final for this self I love, but I could be even more specific: I see the death of this body of mine as central to this life I live, as final for this self I love, but then, I wonder: am I actually bound by the apparent limits of this sensorial body?

My body, this body of mine, with its sensuous, amorous, erotic, sensual, sexual potentials, is central to my experience of reality, central to my experience of life, love, and lust: to flow and desire, to pleasure and enjoyment, to freedom and fulfillment, contentment and enchantment.

Is a life lived in love with a lust for life, in this body, through this body, for this body, not the most important duty to myself that I could ever embrace and discharge before I pass into the Great Beyond? Consider this blueprint for living a good, sweet, pure, whole life in love:

I conduct myself in harmony with who and what I know I am:
I create my own unique path to realizing ultimate fulfillment;
I realize the meaning and purpose of my ultimate fulfillment;
and I embody purely as loving, trusting, caring, and forgiving

in loving, I embody a pure love of self with grace and ease
in trusting, I cultivate a pure space to live at peace with love
in caring, I engender a pure path to joy in awe and wonder
in forgiving, I recover a pure lust for life from joy to bliss

for more on purity, read: Purpose, Passion . . . Purity?

I confess, especially now, that this blueprint sounds out of place, implausible even, and yet, there it is, awaiting elaboration. Could I not resist it, just for now? Could I not insist on some other blueprint, if only for a minute? Just could I? Would I? If not here, where? If not now, when?

For the sake of life and lifestyle both, what sort of elaboration do I see myself instantiating and substantiating with this blueprint? Also, what sort of death do I imagine for myself in view of this blueprint? Do I favor a passing at rest with peace or do I favor a passing in flow with bliss?

In posing these questions, I remind myself of the principles of Huna Wisdom:


Ike (ee-kay)
Huna Principle 1: the world is what you think it is

Kala (kah-lah)
Huna Principle 2: there are no limits

Makia (mah-key-ah)
Huna Principle 3: energy flows where attention goes

Manawa (mah-nah-wah)
Huna Principle 4: now is the moment of power

Aloha (a-loh-hah)
Huna Principle 5: to love is to be happy with

Mana (mah-nah)
Huna Principle 6: all power comes from within

Pono (poh-noh)
Huna Principle 7: ‘effective’ is the measure of truth

These principles inspire my sense of Eros Divine, even as they inform my sense of Ekos Sacred.

My sense of home, my sense of what is known, my sense of what is sacred to me and me alone, all serve to inform my sense of Ekos Sacred; by way of contrast, my sense of journey, my sense of the unknown, my sense of what is divine, all serve to inspire my sense of Eros Divine.

Ekos, found most immediately in and through the sacred breath of life, would have me be present to the promise of life, whereas Eros, found most spontaneously in and through the divine spark of life, would have me come alive to curiosity and creativity, serenity and serendipity.

With passion, within reason, with imagination, I rest and flow in and out of the confines of safety, security, predictability, and familiarity, for there is no greater accomplishment for me in this life than to live and love this fundamental paradox with meaning, purpose, and direction.

a blueprint to realize the greatest accomplishment in this life

I conduct myself in harmony with who and what I know I am:
I create my own unique path to realizing ultimate fulfillment;
I realize the meaning and purpose of my ultimate fulfillment;
and I embody purely as loving, trusting, caring, and forgiving

in loving, I embody a pure love of self with grace and ease
in trusting, I cultivate a pure space to live at peace with love
in caring, I engender a pure path to joy in awe and wonder
in forgiving, I recover a pure lust for life from joy to bliss

for more on purity, read: Purpose, Passion . . . Purity?

For the sake of life and lifestyle both, what sort of elaboration do I see myself instantiating and substantiating with this blueprint? Also, what sort of death do I imagine for myself in view of this blueprint? Do I favor a passing at rest with peace or do I favor a passing in flow with bliss?

Do I favor a passing at rest with peace or do I favor a passing in flow with bliss?

I can see myself at a ripe old age passing away in my sleep at peace with myself, where the transition from this life to the next is as seamless and serendipitous as moving from one lucid dream to another.

Dare I assume the feeling of the wish fulfilled?

I can also see and feel my heart skipping a beat at the peak of an exquisite orgasm, somewhere between mortality and eternity, before stopping altogether, allowing me to pass through to the Other Side.

Dare I assume the feeling of the wish fulfilled?

For me, these are wondrous contemplations; though I favor the first, both have their place in coming to an elaboration of the blueprint on offer. The first contemplation compels a certain caution in the living of a life; the second compels a certain lack of caution in a bid to be carefree.

In case you didn’t notice, the first favors Ekos Sacred; the second Eros Divine.

So again, we have this tension between sanctity and divinity, between known and unknown, between care and carefree ~ a tension that can be applied constructively and creatively to a life lived and loved well and good, in view of death, in the making of a life without apparent limits.

Filling in the blanks of such a life, however, requires, not only an elaboration of this tension, but an orchestration of it, one that respects this exhortation: “let us now explore and create, generate and perpetuate, engage and enjoy, an experience of reality without apparent limits!”

As I move beyond the concerns of { what can I control and what must I accept? what is my need and what must I do to meet said need? }, peace, grace, bliss have me cultivate, calibrate, and celebrate a constancy of flow through space and time amidst all manner of apparent limits.

With awareness and acceptance, I remain ever receptive to what arises in the moment, reflective in my thinking about what arises in the moment, even as I walk a tightrope between a willingness to be responsive and the ability to respond effectively, efficiently, in keeping with serendipity.

In flow, existential limits feel permanent, but are temporary; experiential limits, though everlasting, remain fleeting, both in and out of time ~ “this too shall pass.” The key to living without apparent limits is to embrace the paradoxical nature of these limits through space and time.

At the nexus of intimacy and ecstasy, of Ekos Sacred and Eros Divine, personal clarity (“this is who I am”), moral purity (“this is why I am”), and spiritual transparency (“this is where I am”) are One. One need not concern one self with apparent limits when serenity meets serendipity.

And so, for me, the keys to filling in the blanks of a life lived well and good, in view of death, in the making of a life without apparent limits, is to simply make a daily habit of posing these sacred afformations with grace and ease, at peace with love, in awe and wonder, from joy to bliss:

so why do I embody a pure love of self with grace and ease?
so why do I cultivate a pure space to live at peace with love?
so why do I engender a pure path to joy in awe and wonder?
and so why do I recover a pure lust for life from joy to bliss?

Ultimate fulfillment is nigh when you can add just one more question to these four questions:

So why am I no longer having to pose these questions at all?

Addendum: For Lovers

The list of posts that follows offers food and fuel for thought in view the Big Five Questions that concluded this post. I published these posts as a series from 06.12.2016 to 08.21.2016. My aim in writing them, I now realize, was to find my place in relation to Ekos Sacred, Eros Divine.

Here is my series on being of service to the Goddess (06.12.2016 to 08.21.2016):

In terms of gnosis, that is, in terms of direct knowing, Sophos, the Goddess, is the Beloved, the manifestation of the Logos (the Word), through which we come to a finer appreciation of the Logos (“my word is my wand”) and the Mythos (“the life of my story is the story of my life”).

Worship the Goddess invites us to walk just 1 of 9 circuitous paths to the Goddess.

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She just wants to play, but She’s doing it in a very odd way!

~ yours

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