THE BODY – Our Beautiful Barometer
Our relationship to the world, to other people and to ourselves plays a role in shaping the way we feel and look.
The body is our book of life. Every story is etched upon each cell. Unlike the mind the body holds the simple truth of each moment. It is our barometer; it sends signals if something is working for us or not. Yet society has taught us to ignore these signals, override and suppress them. Instead we get angry with our body for not being the shape, size or energy filled vehicle that we so desperately want.
The way we relate to our body’s often reflects deeper stirrings. It’s so easy to blame it for our problems, as if it was an entity separate from ourselves. Meanwhile it’s not trying to make life difficult, it is simply showing you how the world is affecting you.
Statements like, “I will be happy when I am slim,” are imprisoning. They lock us into a conditional reality, a place of illusion that can never be real. If we give our power of happiness over to something that is not real, something that we don’t have any control over, what value are we putting on our life? Listening to our body, nourishing it, being kind to ourselves and appreciating the gifts. Our body allows us to dance, play, make love, eat delicious things, swim, feel the air on our skin and take in all the beauty of nature and our loved ones. When we change our story our body always changes.
Trust is the keys to thriving. The day we choose to trust in our own bodies and our instincts, we set ourselves free from the confusion of society and become our own sovereign navigators.
This world is filled with a bounty of empowering resources, ideas and opportunities. There is no lack, that’s the big illusion. We can step beyond limitations, find our tribe and discover what really turns us on.
Thriving is our birth rite. This doesn’t mean being in perfect health every day, it means grabbing the reigns of life, being grateful and making the most of each moment. When we discover how to live from the graceful heart our body begins to emanate the same beauty.
“Your body is your greatest tool for discernment.” Danielle Laporte
Sexuality is part of being human. Sex is natural expression of love, it brings playfulness into life, deepens the intimate bond with your partner and brings babies into the world. So why then has this beautiful part of existence become so distorted?
Most of us were not taught about this loving force as teenagers; instead we were left to flounder around, children in an adult body feeling shame for having natural hormonal urges. Our only reference to sexuality being the vulgarity plastered across the media, and clumsy moments with the opposite sex. How is this a foundation for a loving healthy connection to our own sexual bodies or to others?
For the last two thousand years, sex has not only been stripped of it’s honorable place in the cycle of life, it has, and still is abused, used as a weapon of manipulation. Why, still today, is the only acceptable form of female sexual expression a woman acting like a cat on heat? What has happened to genuine intimacy, innocent playfulness and deep feminine power? For many women these elements feel almost lost to them. The deep suppression of our innate sensuality has driven women to judge themselves and each other. It is understandable why so many of us are still carrying the old story of sexual guilt.
Once we bring sexual energy back into health and birth we might see a very different story of happiness and vitality unfolding for the feminine population.
In essence sexual energy is far more than primal pleasure and procreation; it is our life-force. It fuels and heals all aspects of our being. It is the root of our passionate creative energy. Being our place of power sexual energy deserves to be acknowledged, felt and honored. When we honor our sexuality we can cultivated deep trust and bonding within ourselves and our partner. Our sexual energy is also dependent on the story we hold in our bodies.It’s medicine is strong enough to heal nations. It is a truth potion; to suppress her voice is to create harm.
Our relationship to our sexual energy is the same as to our inner child, there is no separation. When we use our sexual energy to get attention, it is so often the inner child calling for love. Like all children she is only happy when she feels safe and filled with love. When we make love from the heart we allow our inner child the safety and freedom to be playful once again.
Follow your heart, explore the vulnerable side of your sexuality, be honest with yourself and your loved one, and relish the delight of life that it brings.
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