I still have no answer to how we're supposed to deal with those energies of longing/yearning. But who knows what certain realizations and resolutions of internal conflicts through reading those stories and reflecting upon them might bring for us (I mean, those of us who are struggling with it) both personally and on a more global level?
I like the way Adaryn uses the term longing. There's something there that you can't help but want and it's much greater than just the sex.
I noticed that these books resonate with a longing that many people might feel these days (maybe often without knowing it). I certainly did feel a longing for a purer kind of relationship during my time at university and afterward. I do not remember something like old fashion courtship when dating. Everyone was always so cynical and self-aware about building a relationship. What ground does that lie for a sexual relationship, a situation where you are so intimate and vulnerable? I certainly did things in my life I wasn’t proud of, “consuming” sexuality rather than seeing the potential for connection it implies. That often left me empty and if not disgusted at least feeling troubled about my own behavior. And I know that from other female friends as well. There was a longing for those old patterns as played out in the books.
How did the book make me feel? A deep sense of longing for those very things-friendship, love & family, trust.
I've read the first two books of Anne Gracie's Devil Riders series and I too can relate to that 'longing'. But I do wonder if it actually is longing for what we've never truly had - or if those stories in some way reflect romantic and sexual interactions, as well as general relationships with others, that we used to have before the Fall, before we changed our alignment from STO to STS. Maybe a part of us remembers that state and longs for it?
Also, if sexual energy is the creative one then no wonder so much effort has been put into corrupting its expression in this realm. For staters, it prevents us from accessing our creative potential while we are here past the point of propagation of the species and self-gratification.
But I wonder if there's more to it. The C's said that one of the tasks of those who transition to 4D STO will be creating new worlds where life can be experienced. I even wonder if mastering that energy (or at least "debugging" it to the greatest extent individually possible) is one of the lessons we're supposed to learn in this realm in order to be prepared to move on. Otherwise, it would be like getting a job as a bricklayer while our only qualification for the job is having two hands