God is not the original cause and God is not the ultimate goal. God is the center of every condition that you come across every moment of your life: God is the center of the woman you have fallen in love with, God is the center of the man you have become friendly with. God is the center of everything that you come across. God means the center, and the world means the periphery, the circumference. And they are never separate. And the center is hidden in the circumference.
To be sensuous means to become aware of the circumference, and to be spiritual means to become aware of the center. Sensuousness is the beginning of spirituality. Become more and more sensuous; that is the way of being alive.
But your old religions have been teaching you just the opposite: they teach you a kind of bodily death, they teach you to make your body more and more insensitive. That is a cheap trick: make your body more and more cold so that you can pretend a kind of aloofness, so that you can say, “Nothing affects me.” Because you are carrying a dull and dead body around yourself, naturally nothing affects you. But this is not growth.
Real growth is: you are open, vulnerable, you are affected by everything and yet nothing affects you. You are in the midst of situations and yet not part of them. You are on the circumference of everything and yet the center is never forgotten.
You say, “Your dancing meditation seems to be bringing forth an overwhelming sensuousness.”
You are blessed. Allow it, don’t become afraid, and don’t let your old conditionings interfere.
That’s why I teach dance, I teach music, I teach singing: I want your body to vibrate at the optimum, I want your body to become a pulsating, streaming phenomenon, not a stagnant pool, but a running, rushing river to the ocean.
“All that has not been taken, all that has not been given is revealed then….”
Yes, when you are sensuous God is available; all the mysteries are close by, because that is the only way to know the mysterious. Sensuousness means you are open, your doors are open, you are ready to throb with existence. If a bird starts singing, the sensuous person immediately feels the song echoed in his deepest core of being. The non-sensuous person does not hear it at all, or maybe it is just a noise somewhere. It does not penetrate his heart. A cuckoo starts calling – a sensuous person starts feeling as if the cuckoo is not calling from some faraway mango grove, but from deep down within his own soul. It becomes his own call, it becomes his own longing for the divine, his own longing for the beloved. In that moment the observer and the observed are one. Seeing a beautiful flower bloom, the sensuous person blooms with it, becomes a flower with it.