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The Mystical Songs of Lalla

Lalla’s poetry is always an inspiration for me.   She was born in Kashmir in northern India in 1320 and died in 1392.  She was both, a mystic of the Kashmiri Shaivite sect and a Sufi saint. Her poetry are some of the earliest compositions in the Kashmiri language.  She is the Kashmiri equivalent of Germany’s Hildegard of Bingen.

Lalla married at age twelve and moved into her husband’s family home. She was mistreated by her mother-in-law and  her husband. In her early 20s, she left left her marriage and became a disciple of a respected saint in the Kashmir Shaivism tradition of tantra. She dedicated her life to Lord Shiva. Lalla was called to wander from village to village,  nearly naked, and singing songs of rapture. Her short, simple, and direct songs spoke to common people. Her words  open a window to the soul and allow Truth to be seen.

Read her poetry at the link below.

https://www.poetseers.org/spiritual_and_devotional_poets/sufi/lp/

Erotic Poetry Night a Big Success

A Night of Ecstatic and Erotic Poetry
Honoring the Beloved
Saturday, April 2, 2011 7-9 pm
Hosted by ChocolaTree Organic Eatery
& Marketplace ~ in the Garden
1595 West Hwy 89A Sedona, AZ 86336 – (928) 282-2997

April is National Poetry month. In honor of it I was inspired to organize my first poetry event. I invited people to come and share their poems about love, pleasure and bliss. Poetry has the ability to impact people by touching their heart and soul. My desire was to create an intimate evening of ecstatic and erotic poetry where people could open, connect and celebrate.

Over 35 people attended and nine people shared their original poems about human love, spiritual love or the joys of sex. I was deeply touched by all the poetry I heard. Each poet shared something deep, unique and heartfelt. Some honored the Earth, others the complications and joys of love, the depth of spiritual awakening and a few the humor of being alive. It was powerful for me to read my own poems to the crowd and feel just how intimate it is to reveal your heart’s longings and intimate moments of conscious connection. This event was also an opportunity to share with locals information about the upcoming 10th Anniversary Conference on Sexuality and Consciousness. Next time I hope to video the event and have it on YouTube. I also will take pictures next time as well.

The evening ended with a drawing for a Free Pass to the 10th Anniversary Conference on Sexuality and Consciousness, a $450 value. Learn more https://schooloftemplearts.org/2011sedonaconferenceofsexualityandconsciousness

I hope to offer this event again please contact me at 928-282-5483 or
Email Crystal at TantraForAwakening dot com if want to be a part of the next event.

Tantra Tip of the Day – Remove the Barriers to Love

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. ~ Rumi

My friend Zannie sent me this comment and below is my response. Crystal, great quote from a master of love. How does this relate to your personal experiences with seeking love/removing barriers to the same? I’d love to know…! xo, Zannie

Zannie,
My experience is that everyday is an opportunity to see where I close. When I am aware, I allow myself to open in that moment, to love. The past nine years have been a lesson in letting go of what I think love is supposed to look and feel like. I have come closer and closer to recognizing I am love in form and so is everything and everyone around me. This is easiest with my grandchildren, family and friends. It is more challenging with people who are creating pain and suffering for others, especially, people in power who choose war over peace and pollution over sustainability.

What is your experience?

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Riding the Wave of Bliss- An Erotic Poem

By Crystal Dawn Morris

Moon grows bright,
Celebrate naked by firelight.

Open up heart strings,
Remember the way joy sings.

Entice a man with your feminine charms,
Melt into his strong, loving arms.

Be brave, Ride the wave,
Dance to Rock, Suck his cock.

Laugh till you cry,
Never lie.

Merge into the deep blue sky and
Disappear into Buddha’s Eye.

Written February 12, 2010

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Tantra Tip of the Day- Write a Love Poem

Poetry can be powerful way to connect to the Divine. Write a Love today. If you are single write a love poem to yourself or a friend. Here is one a wrote last summer.

Touching You

Touching you, I open.
No words spoken.
Breathing together,
I see God in your eyes.

Flesh against flesh,
Beneath cool sheets,
Subtle waves flowing.
Dreams carry me a way.

Cool lips entice me back,
Your breath on my face,
Warm, sweet as cherries,
I inhale you into my heart.

There are no words for love.
Moments of no separation,
Melting together beyond form,
On a sea of emptiness we ride.

Crystal Dawn
June 21, 2009

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Tantra Tip of the Day- You Do Not Have to Be Good

I love Mary Oliver’s poem Wild Geese it begins with these lines.

You do not have to be good
You do not need to walk on your knees, for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only need to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.

This poem speaks to how much we all want to belong, to be connected with the life around us. Today, “let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.” What kind of animal are you? How does this animal body give and receive love? Feel into your relationship to loneliness and despair. Have compassion for your own suffering and the suffering of others. See if you can connect to the “family of things” that you are a part of, recognize you are never alone. You are life as well.

Eye Gazing and Communion – A Poem

Eye Gazing and Communion

Warmth shining on my face
My heart flowing into yours
Connection grows
You seeing me
Like honey, so sweet

Diving deeper into a dark pool
Still, calm and familiar
A homecoming
I see you
Like honey, so sweet

Energy grows and flows
Expands and melts all boundaries
Tears, smiles, tears and smiles
We know each other
Beyond form
Sisters of light and emptiness

Crystal Dawn Morris
June 6, 2009

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Tantra Tip of the Day – No Regrets

One Regret by Hafiz

One regret that I am determined not to have
when I am lying upon my
death bed

is that we did not kiss
enough.

Often we put off doing the things that are important to us thinking we will do them someday. Make a list of the things you are committed to doing before you die. Do them. Start today.

Original Art by Paul Heussenstamm,
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Merging at Midnight

I wrote this poem a year ago, for a friend, after an experience of our minds and hearts becoming one. Tantra has taught me how to relax into the moment and move into timeless realms where there is only Being. When I let go of the illusion of me being alone and separate I recognize my True Nature as Emptiness. All separation dissolves there is only Consciousness,  beyond space and time. There is no I and no other, only Being.

Communion

Midnight words
Heart to heart
Sliding into your eyes

A door opens
Wide and spacious

Melting time

Our minds caress the Divine
Waltzing with the stars
Naked and free

Communion
Hearts and minds as one
Beyond words, beyond time