Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun. – Alan W. Watts
Trying to understand is like straining through muddy water. Have the patience to wait! Be still and allow the mud to settle.
The Healing Love practice is what attracts a lot of people to the Healing Tao system because it has to do with harnessing that sexual energy, which is so primal and so powerful.
The sexual energy we want to explore (and a lot of times the government or schools, public schools aren’t teaching about it.) We’ve got a sex education class in high school, I’m not sure it goes all the way in teaching us what we need to know! The church doesn’t really talk about it, just kind of “ignore it, go for a walk if you feel too much energy...”
But the Taoist system, for thousands of years, have studied this. It used to be something that was just in the emperor’s world. His highest advisers would help him and his family understand these Healing Love practices so they could harness and recycle their sexual energy. They sent it up to feed the organs and the brain so they could have the benefit of that powerful sexual energy in the rest of your body, other than just genitals or sending it outside the body.
Even in the West here we’ve got boxers and other sportsmen, they don’t have sex before a big fight, they’re saving up that energy, baseball players during spring training. So it’s in our culture, but the Taoists have a great map and a number of good practices for working with an understanding it.