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SPIRITUAL SEXUAL SHAMANIC EXPERIENCE Phoenix, AZ – November 8-15, 2015

Love is your birthright. You do not need to earn it or prove you are worthy of it. This training will show you how to relax into the now and live as love.

If you are ready to radically enliven your sexuality and dive deep into the heart of your wild erotic nature, then join us. Through a beautiful synthesis of neurological rewiring, tantric practices, and shamanic journeys, you will become more aware of the powerful life force energy and infinite and eternal space that is the True Self.

During this retreat you will:
Claim your erotic birthright to passion and pleasure
Release fear, guilt and shame around sexuality
Experience new ways of being that will support your regeneration, manifestation and spiritual transformation.

Register at: https://www.istasssex.com/registration.html
This course is open to all who are called. No experience is required.

Acting Lead Facilitator: Laurie Handlers (Phoenix, AZ) is a film star and producer (Tantric Tourists & Beyond Dinner), sex/intimacy coach & educator, #1 Amazon Best Selling author (Sex & Happiness: The Tantric Laws of Intimacy) and weekly radio show host (Sex and Happiness). Her company, Butterfly Workshops offers sexual health and awareness, leadership and expansion courses for corporations and individuals globally.

Lead Facilitator: Crystal Dawn Morris (Sedona, AZ), MA, has been involved with ISTA for 8 years and is one of ISTA’s lead-faculty mem-bers. She is a Tantra Teacher and Intiacy Coach. Crystal has 30 years experience in a variety of shamanic traditions. She is Certified Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator and Sha-manic Minister. Crystal worked in women’s healthcare from 1984-2007; as an RN, NP and Certified Nurse-Midwife and has attended over 2,000 births. She lives in Sedona, AZ and teaches all around the world.

Co-Facilitator: Frank Mondeose (Montreal, Canada), is the creator of nightlife industry lifestyle brand, Monde Osé (sensual entertain-ment and seductive dance events for adults), the Québec Director of Salon de l’Amour et de la Séduction (annual trade show promoting every-thing to do with sex), V.P. of the Sexual Health Network of Quebec, (making healthy sexuality info more easily available to youth), and author of “TheSpiritualPlayboy.com” (a blog site dedi-cated to his journey into Spirituality and Ecstasy).
The Training:
If you are ready to transform your life, this experiential 7-day event is for you. Thousands of people on 5 continents have attended the ISTA training over the past 14 years and have been radically changed for the better by uncovering reactive patterns and transforming them into conscious ways of being.

This retreat focuses on clearing the physical and emotional body of shame, guilt and fear related to sexuality and cultural conditioning. This is done through multiple pathways of healing: guided visualization, emotional release, shamanic initiations, energy tracking and conscious touch are just a few of the practices used to dive deep into the inner realms. The inner masculine and inner feminine archetypes are explored because when they are fully integrated a door opens to a deeper knowing of the Self as whole and complete.

This event unfolds within a powerful group process based on unconditional love, intimacy and acceptance of what is arising. By the end of this event, you will feel more open, relaxed and present and be more in touch with effortless flow of life, no matter what it looks like.

No prior knowledge of shamanism or sacred sexuality is necessary to attend this retreat. This event is about expanding beyond your comfort zone, while honoring your healthy boundaries.

Nudity and intimate touch are a part of this training, however, you are always at choice and the facilitators will help you navigate what is authentic for you. Individuals and couples of any sexual preference are welcome to attend.
The SSSEX Training Uses:

– Ritual
– Breathwork
– Group Process
– Active Meditation
– Emotional Release
– Hands-On-Healing
– Guided Visualizations
– Subtle Energy Processes
– Conscious Communication

TO:

– Realize that you are love & freedom embodied
– Integrate your inner masculine & feminine
– Increase multidimensional awareness
– Let go of past dramas and traumas
– Expand your capacity for pleasure
– Celebrate sex positive community
– Transform the shadow into an ally
– Honor your healthy boundaries

This is a partial list of what you may experience.

Learn more at: https://www.istasssex.com/home.html

Awaken to Love and Freedom at the SSSEx in Colorado

SPIRITUAL SEXUAL SHAMANIC EXPERIENCE ! 

Join us in Winter Park, Colorado

July 12-19, 2015

Do you desire deeper intimacy, understanding & sexual connection?

 Do you long to tap more deeply into your passion & what is alive for you right now?

Are you ready to break free of old patterns & embrace your inner guidance system?

If so, then join us for a life changing event this summer in the spectacular Rocky Mountains of Colorado!

If you are ready to transform your life, this experiential 7-day event is for you. Thousands of people on 5 continents have attended the ISTA training over the past 14 years and have been radically changed for the better by uncovering reactive patterns and transforming them into conscious ways of being. 

This retreat focuses on clearing the physical and emotional body of shame, guilt and fear 
related to sexuality and authenticity. This is done through multiple pathways of healing: guided visualization, emotional release, shamanic initiations, energy tracking and conscious touch are just a few of the practices used to dive deep into the inner realms. The inner masculine and inner feminine archetypes are explored because when they are fully integrated a door opens to
a deeper knowing of the Self as whole and complete. 

This event unfolds within a powerful group process based on unconditional love, intimacy and acceptance of what is arising.  By the end of this event, you will feel more open, relaxed and present and be more in touch with effortless flow of life, no matter what it looks like. No prior knowledge of shamanism or sacred sexuality is necessary to attend this retreat. This event is about expanding beyond your comfort zone, while honoring your healthy boundaries. 

Nudity and intimate touch are a part of this training, however, you are always at choice and the facilitators will help you navigate what is authentic for you.  Individuals and couples of any sexual preference are welcome to attend. 

To reserve your space today go to: https://templeartscolorado.weebly.com/  

ISTA Conference on Sexuality and Consciousness May 2015

Register at: https://sexualrenaissance.com/

Crystal Dawn Morris and Frank Mondeose would like to invite you to attend the 14th North American Conference on Sexuality and Consciousness in Montreal, Canada

This is an exciting opportunity to meet like-minded people, expand your knowledge and consciousness, and learn about new tools that will support more fulfilling relationships and life experiences.

Experience  three full days of Thought Leaders and Global Experts sharing their wisdom with you from Friday, May 22 through Sunday, May 24, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Conference Location & Venue

The Conference will be held in the heart of beautiful Downtown Montreal, Quebec at the Best Western Europa. The venue is located in the center of the main street offering a great selection of cafés, restaurants, shops, nightlife, etc. Accommodation options are affordable and newly renovated.

Conference Schedule

Thursday May 21, 2015

20:00 – 22:00 Meet and Greet for Speakers & Guests

Friday May 22, 2015

8:30 Registration
9:00 Opening Ceremony
9:30 – 18:00 Conferences & Workshops
20:00 Evening Celebrations

Saturday May 23, 2015

9:00 – 18:00 Conferences & Workshops
21:00 Monde Osé Party – Sex Magic

Sunday May 24, 2015

9:00 – 16:30 Conferences & Workshops
16:30 – 18:00 Closing Ceremonies

Travel Information

Montreal is very accessible by plane, train and automobile.
Airport name is Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport

Register at: https://sexualrenaissance.com/

Join Me at the Sexuality Conference in Copenhagen

Sept 28-30 2012 Copenhagen – ISTA Europe Conference of Sexuality & Consciousness

The ISTA Europe 4th Annual Conference of Sexuality & Consciousness is a gathering place for like-minded individuals.  Join experts in their fields as they share their knowledge, learn new tools and synthesize the energies of sacred mind, sacred body, sacred spirit, sacred heart and sacred emotion.  Synthesis goes beyond polarity and creates new opportunities to love and be free.  Meet your next mate, seed your next project.  You do not want to miss this special gathering bringing 11 years of sexuality consciousness to a new level.

Check-out the Conference Program page here… (or download word doc here…)

Baba Dez Mahasatvaa Ma Ananda Sarita Andrew Barnes Devaraj Deborah Taj Anapol Mike Lousada Diane and Kerry Riley Sara Gustafsson Misha Tognola Didi Liebold Diana and Martin Crystal Dawn Morris Silja Rehfeldt Niraj Biodanza Sarah Brorsten Skaarup

ISTA is a non-profit global alliance of organizations, schools, teachers, practitioners and speakers.  ISTA is serving as a resource and network for those who share a vision of love and harmony here on earth.  In addition to facilitating educational conferences, trainings and workshops in over 50 countries, ISTA works with charitable organizations to globalize healthy sexuality and consciousness through collaborations and co-sponsored programs.

Humaniversity AUM Meditation

Stay for the Spiritual Sexual Shamanic Training

Oct 1-7, 2012 Copenhagen SSSPT (instructors Deborah Taj Anapol, Crystal Dawn Morris, Matt Sinbad)

Why this training rocks and you might want to consider doing it

……or doing it again

Essentially it is about presence, power and freedom – yours, ours, humanity’s

Spiritual…Sexual….Shamanic …each of these three areas alone carry enormous charge and potential for liberation as well as shadow and misuse of power. When these become  integrated we begin to see what it means to be awake, empowered and in service as love in the world.

This powerful training is for practitioners or sexuality enthusiasts who desire to take their personal empowerment to another level and to deepen their abilities to master self so that they may help others.  Activities include hands on practice and coaching around the use and implementation of the 7 tools including emotional release, aspecting, voice dialogue, neurological reprogramming, exploration into ethics and boundaries and introduction of rituals of initiation.

Your Instructors

Baba Dez Crystal Dawn Morris Matt Sinbad

Some people take this training for their own personal enrichment while others are interested in  the profession of Sacred Sexual Practitioner or Educator.  Join other motivated individuals from a diverse background of experiences, including computer techs, massage therapists, counselors, artists, healers, entrepreneurs, and students, to create an intensely-satisfying learning journey, that will significantly impact your personal life and professional style. Once we are free then love and genuine service is the immediate response….  for our freedom is inextricably tied together.

https://schooloftemplearts.org/ssspt-sacredsexualshamanicpractitionerstraining

Come dance with us.

Dates: Oct 1-7, 2012
Venue: Copenhagen
Teachers:  Deborah Taj Anapol, Crystal Dawn Morris, Matt Sinbad

The Alchemy of Sacred Relating

I have been in a crucible of transformation which began May 7th with me co-facilitating the, Level One Spiritual Sexual Shamanic Practitioner Training, with Baba Dez Nichols. Learn more about it at: https://schooloftemplearts.org/ . This training is the foundational work required to bring you into a place a presence and internal ease so you can begin holding space for others in their healing process. This was my forth time of being exposed to this work and it was anchored within me in a whole new way. I am now in day 4 of the Level Two SSSPT which a process of totally integrating and coming into inner harmony no matter what things look or feel like. Very powerful work. Level 2 includes 3 powerful initiations- 1) spiritual, 2) shamanic and 3) sexual. Tonight will will be exploring Sacred Union, which begins within our own being first. The Universe, being very generous, placed this article in my inbox this morning. I hope you enjoy it as much as I am. It can be found at https://tomkenyon.com/alchemyofrelationship .

The Alchemy of Relationship by Tom Kenyon

This article was taken from the Magdalen Manuscript (ORB Communications).

Many of us do relationships the way we play poker. We do everything possible to get the upper hand. And if that fails, we bluff. We pretend to hold cards we don’t have. We cheat. We lie.

And while this is the model for many a relationship in our post modern era, it is not the model for Sacred Relationship as described in the Manuscript.

Let me be very up front here. Sacred Relationship is not for everyone. In fact, I suspect that there are far fewer persons capable or even willing to undertake it than there are those who prefer to play emotional card games.

This type of relationship demands utmost honesty both with oneself and with one’s partner. Instead of hiding our cards, we lay them all out on the table. All our hopes, all our fears, all our petty and jealous thoughts, all our conniving: all of it gets laid out in the clear light of awareness for our partner to see. And he or she must do the same. It will not work if there are back doors unlocked with mental escape in mind. It will not work if both partners are not absolutely impeccably honest with each other. And the reason for this radical type of honesty is that without it, the Alchemy of Relationship cannot take place. Now this may be a new term to many, even students of internal alchemy, since the dynamics of intimate relationship are rarely discussed in the four major alchemical streams (Egyptian, Taoist, Yoga Tantra and Buddhist Tantra).

So I think it might be good to define what I mean here, and to lay some type of foundation. Like all types of alchemy, this type of work is about changing one form into another. The form, in this case, is the inter-dynamics that have become habituated between two people. After a while, people tend to get into ruts. The liveliness that existed at the beginning of the relationship begins to fade. Both people become more or less unconscious. The harsh reality is that it takes continual vigilance and effort to keep a relationship conscious and alive.

Many relationships drop by the wayside because the partners are either unwilling or unable to make the efforts required to sustain them. Instead of experiencing the newness of each moment within the relationship, a kind of dullness seeps in over time; what used to be exciting is now boring. And worse, a kind of psychological and emotional lethargy sets in, and both partners succumb to the dulling effects of unconsciousness.

This type of unconsciousness is a death knell to psychological awareness and insight; and although it is rarely mentioned, this type of unconsciousness has a negative effect on one’s spiritual life as well. So the form that needs to be changed within a relationship is literally the form of interactions that habitually take place between the two partners.
Like all types of alchemy, there must be a container for the reactions to occur. And in this case, it is the container of safety and appreciation that provides the reservoir for transformation. If there is a lack of safety or appreciation, this type of alchemy cannot be undertaken. And if you have decided you wish to try this type of alchemy in your relationship, I suggest you do an analysis first. Honestly assess if you feel safety and appreciation in your relationship. If you don’t, you will be wasting your time trying to undertake this type of alchemy with your current partner. I suggest you focus your efforts, instead, on the solitary practices mentioned in the Manuscript. If you still want to give it a try, get your partner to talk about these feelings of danger and lack of appreciation that you are feeling. Only if and when they get resolved, should you consider taking on this type of alchemy.

So now we have two of the three elements needed for alchemy: something to be transformed (the habitual patterns of interaction) and the container (the safety net, if you will, of the relationship itself). A third element is needed; and that is, of course, energy to drive the reaction. There is usually plenty of energy in relationships in the form of neurotic patterns, hopes, fears, and desires. We’ll get to those in a moment, but for now I want to talk about steel.

Our psychological selves are much like swords made from steel alloys. They have been forged in the hot searing foundry of our childhood, in the formative pressures of our early experiences. It is this early period of life that bonds the elements of our psyches together. And like steel, this was done under immense heat and pressure. Some of us were abused by overbearing or downright hostile or even destructive parents. Some of us were left to our own devices without any kind of support or guidance. And every kind of parental/child relationship falls in between these two polarities. The possibilities of childhood pressures are virtually endless, and so too are the psychological alloys that result from these types of experiences.

There is a lot of talk about the child within in many personal growth groups, and while there is certainly value in making contact with this younger self, it is not always pretty. Our cultural myth is that childhood is a time of innocence, a time in which everything is right with the world. For some children this is true; for many it is definitely not.

I remember being at a fellow therapist’s house for a party quite a few years ago. Most of the adults were practicing therapists, psychologists or psychiatrists. I had plopped myself in a big oversized sofa, and, sipping my Pepsi, I noticed a remarkable event. One of the therapists had brought his son and his son’s best friend to the party. It was clear that the two boys were buds. They were playing some kind of card game and respectfully giving each other a turn. There were no attempts at cheating, and they seemed to be in a bubble of camaraderie.

Then the boy’s father came into the room and asked both kids if they needed anything. They both looked up with cherub faces and smiled. No they said, in the cutest little boy voices. The father patted his son on the back, and as he walked off, he nonchalantly patted his son’s friend on the back as well. For a moment, his son looked at the incident in abject horror. You could see that he could not believe his eyes. And then as his father turned the corner into the other room, his son pulled back and hit his best friend in the face! This was not childhood innocence. This was childhood rage. He was not willing to share affections from his father, not even with his best friend. This type of jealousy is typical of higher mammals, and we are, for all our self-righteous self-congratulatory delusions, still mammals. No matter how high we get spiritually, we will, for as long as we live, share traits with our mammalian brothers and sisters.

The inner life of a child is often far different than those around him or her imagine it to be. Surrounded by both dangers and opportunities, the psychological life of a child is directly shaped by how he or she chooses to deal with them. Whether it is something as life threatening as a deranged parent or a child molester, or seemingly innocuous as whom to go to the prom with, does not in some ways matter. While the impact of fighting for one’s life may very well imprint a child’s behavior well into adulthood, the little decisions of life, like who to socialize with or not, also have impact. All these major and minor decisions create internal psychological heat and pressure. The alloys of one’s personality get bonded together or burned away. The sword has been tempered by the time we reach adulthood, and the alloy of our personalities has been set. Some of us emerge from this childhood foundry with rock hard edges; others of us are blunt. Some of us hold our edges, and some of us can never seem to hold anything.

The thing about steel is that it tends to remain in its original form once it leaves the foundry. And one of the few things that can ever re-configure the alloy is if the steel gets as hot as it did when it was first formed. In the alchemical work of Sacred Relationship, we voluntarily put ourselves back in the foundry. The heat that arises between two people when their neuroses rub against each other can get quite intense. If both people can find the courage to be radically honest with themselves and with each other in these searing moments, the psychological alloys can be altered. A new type of aliveness then enters the relationship fueled by the energy of psychological truth.

The thing is–most of us will do almost anything to avoid psychological heat. When we get uncomfortable, many of us get the hell out of Dodge. Now for some of us this means literally packing up and getting out of town, or at least out of sight. For some of us it means that we are physically present, but no longer emotionally present. We numb up. We become automatons. We move and talk, almost like normal, but we have retreated far, far inside. Others of us numb ourselves with alcohol or drugs. And some of us do it with television. We humans are, after all, quite clever and creative. We can find all sorts of ways to avoid facing ourselves. In fact, they are far too numerous for me to list here. But I suspect you get the idea. I guess the real question here is this–what do you do when things get psychologically too hot for your taste? What do you do when you are on the verge of feeling something that you don’t want to feel?
For those in Sacred Relationship such feelings are a call to presence. It is a time to be radically honest, and for both partners to express their true feelings no matter how embarrassing or scary they might be. By speaking their truths to each other, an enlivening element enters the dynamic. Psychological honesty results in psychological insight. And with insight there is hope for awareness, and with awareness there can be change. This chapter is hardly a manual for the Alchemy of Relationship. It’s mainly, I think, a warning. Magdalen alluded to this in the Manuscript. She called it obscurations to flight. That sounds wonderfully exotic doesn’t it? Well, it isn’t very exotic when the obscuration is clearly in your face. And it isn’t very exotic feeling when the foundry of the relationship gets so hot that you feel you are dissolving (psychologically that is). It takes courage and fortitude to stay in the foundry when the heat begins to weaken the stability of one’s self-perceived image. Few of us care to look foolish, scared, petty or jealous. And we will often go through elaborate means to hide these feelings from ourselves or others.

But in Sacred Relationship these things invariably float to the surface like mud that has been stirred up from the bottom of a barrel. The thing is to realize that this does not mean you are doing it (Sacred Relationship) wrong; it means that you are probably doing it right. As Magdalen said in the Manuscript, the power of the alchemy extrudes, or pushes out, the dross. This can be fascinating when the dross is being pushed out of your partner, but it is truly horrific when it extrudes out of you.

What makes Sacred Relationship sacred is that it is truly a holy way of being. The root of the word holy actually means to make whole. So… when we do something that creates wholeness (in this case psychological wholeness), we are engaged in a sacred or holy act.

In the crucible of mutual safety, honesty and appreciation, it is possible to forge a new kind of self. This new self is psychologically more honest, more aware and freer than its counterpart before entering the foundry of relationship. And like the phoenix that arises from its own ashes, this self has wings. It can fly places that it could only imagine before.

There are mysteries here, and treasures that await those who have the courage to enter the depths of themselves and their partners. It is not, as I said, for everyone. You will probably know if you are a likely candidate because you will feel it in your soul, your heart.

If you enter this path, know that there are no manuals. There is precious little guidance out there. The path to spirituality has traditionally been one of solitude. And while times of solitude may be necessary for those in Sacred Relationship, something has turned. They agree to walk the path to godhood together, side by side, through both heaven and hell, through the brilliant summits where all things are suddenly crystal clear, and through the dark valley of psychological death where it is hard to even see one’s foot in front of the other. And yet through the darkness of not knowing, a deep primordial force begins to rise up. It requires an unusual type of holy trinity – three things for it to do its most holy task- mutual safety, psychological honesty and appreciation of the Beloved.
Have a good journey!

© 2012 Tom Kenyon. All rights reserved.
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Conference on Sexuality and Consciousness

10th Anniversary ISTA Conference of Sexuality & Consciousness
Sedona Apr 29 – May 1, 2011

I hope you will join me at the Conference and attend my presentation called, Sexual Ethics and Community – Embracing Diversity. In it we will use the recent Facebook thread “Sacred Union: Ethics, Blocks and Boundaries,” posted on Baba Dez’s page, as a jumping off point to look at how sexual ethics can help us to embrace diversity as we create unity.  We will engage in awareness, tools, and techniques that delve into key issues and new possibilities. We will explore how to hold  a passionate viewpoint within a  larger community and remain conscious of Oneness.  This presentation is an opportunity to deepen presence, as you improve your ability to listen and communicate while holding multiple  diverse perspectives. The Ethics Wisdom Circle will follow.

The Sedona Spring Conference is a gathering place for like-minded individuals, who know in their belly that an energetic shift is occurring on this planet.  Join experts in their fields as they share their knowledge, learn new tools and synthesize the energies of sacred mind, sacred body, sacred spirit, sacred heart and sacred emotion.  Synthesis goes beyond polarity and creates new opportunities to love and be free.  Meet your next mate, seed your next project.  You do not want to miss this special gathering bringing 10 years of sexuality consciousness to a new level.

Join ISTA Keynote Speaker Grand Master Mantak Chia, Lee Holden, Pamela Madsen, Baba Dez Nichols and over 30 speakers in a 3-day extravaganza that promises to awaken sexuality consciousness in a unique way.