I mean “energy” in an everyday, non-spiritual sense. I mean “energy” in the way you speak of:
- Having a low-energy day because you’re tired or bored
- The electric energy of a club on Saturday night
- The tense energy in your office just before job cuts are announced
- The chaotic energy of waves in a storm
“Spiritual” people often use “energy” to mean something supernatural and special, and make strange claims about it. That could cause confusion; but I haven’t found a good alternative word.
“Energy” is the immediate potential for change. It powers passion, action, and connections.
The union of passion and spaciousness releases energy; and energy unbound intensifies passion and widens spaciousness. Tantra increases all three, and they reinforce each other.
This can be uncomfortable. You may feel that your emotions are already too strong, and that the world is already too complex and confusing. More of both might be the last thing you want.