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Sex and Consciousness in Sedona May 7-9, 2010

30 Amazing Presenters – 3 Juicy Days and Nights
Embracing Arousal- Personal Growth and Planetary Union

Tantra Teachings, Sacred Sexual Healing, Shamanic Journeys, Transformational Ceremonies,and … Join us as we Awaken Bliss in the Red Rocks of Sedona.

For the ninth year in a row, Sex and Consciousness Educators, Guides and Practitioners will gather in Sedona, May 7-9, 2010. They will come together to share their knowledge and wisdom of Sacred Sexuality and Tantra with each other and the general public.

Sexuality is an important part of the human experience. Anyone who desires a healthier relationship with their sexuality is invited to attend the conference. This year the conference is being held at the Sedona Rouge Hotel and Spa, located at 2250 West Hwy 89A in West Sedona, AZ 86336

A Tantrika Speaks Out on Prostate Cancer and Recovery…

This was written by my friend Jivana Kennedy. I agree with Jivana that the time has come to heal our sexual wounds both individually and colectively. I offer Tantric healing and coaching sessions design with this in mind. I will be posting a video about my Tantra coaching sessions very soon. Learn more about my sessions https://www.tantraforawakening.com/coaching.html

Prostate cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, testicular cancer…. these diseases have all reached epidemic proportions in the 21st century.
And I believe that they all have something in common. Our world has been laboring under the oppression of a sex negative attitude for many thousands of years.

Take just a moment and consider the idea that it is through sexual energy that all of us come to be alive. And to take that out one degree further, all of nature is the product of sexual energy at various levels. Without it, none of the life forms we see all around us would exist.

I think I must have entered this life with the soul of a Tantrika because I became interested in and curious about sexual energy at a very young age. And that predisposition eventually led me into the buddhafield of an Indian Tantric Master, now known throughout the world as Osho.

Osho said that a human being will begin to feel the stirrings of sexual energy at around thirteen or fourteen years of age, and he or she will begin to die, around thirteen or fourteen years after that stirring leaves the body. The ‘stirring’ he was speaking of was the awakening of what is called in the East, kundalini energy.

You are undoubtedly familiar with the symbol of kundalini energy, because it is represented in the logo of The American Medical Association. It is the symbol of a coiled serpent wrapped around a staff. And yet, the medical establishment has been for the most part, as in the dark about sexual energy and its crucial role in health and well being, as has been the rest of our culture. Until now.

The coiled serpent of kundalini, or sexual energy lies coiled at the base of the spine, or what is called in the East, the first chakra. Chakras are energy centers in the body, and for the sake of simplicity we will refer to them as seven. Just as you see in the AMA logo, the coiled serpent of kundalini is designed to make its way up the staff, which represents the spinal column of a human being.

When the kundalini energy rises it allows the chakras to be fully charged, and the body to become fully electrified. But without knowledge of how to allow this energy to rise, it is never cultivated to its fullest capacity, and the body and it’s immune system along with many other vital functions is compromised.

Modern medicine has found many effective ways to treat this situation, but I feel that any true healing lies in understanding the underlying causes, and creating change at that level. Most humans in our culture have been deprived of the vast amounts of human love, touch, nurturing and knowledge of the body and sexuality that would be optimal and necessary for the fullest flowering of our human potential as vibrant, vital and sexually alive people. And that aliveness is not dependent upon being in a relationship. It is every persons birthright, regardless of their relationship status.

I have always believed that the human body is capable of maintaining a disease free condition, and I believe that the appropriate nurturing of our life force is an important key to achieving that level of health, balance, vitality, and overall well-being.

Jivana Kennedy at https://www.TantricHealingTouch.com

Tantra for Awakening Welcome Video

I just created this video with my friend Wes Wolcott, a Sky Dancing buddy. He really made the process easy and fun. He shot and edited it in less than a day. Check him out on Facebook. Please watch and leave a comment here or on Facebook. It is also up on my You Tube page which is CrystalSedona.

Women, Orgasms and the 3-Part Communication

The best way for a woman to expand her orgasmic potential is by getting to know her own body. Self-pleasuring (commonly called “masturbation”) is a way of finding a deeper connection to your own life-force energy, which is the power of creation that flows through all of life. It can even be a spiritual practice when it is done with Presence, awe and reverence. Through self-pleasuring, a woman can learn to expand her awareness and capacity for Bliss.

Self-pleasuring allows you time to discover what excites you without being concerned about pleasing your partner. You get to experiment with different types of touch, pressure, speed and find new erogenous zones. I recommend self-pleasuring several times this week. Take your time and connect deeply with yourself. Let your inner body-wisdom guide you. As you touch yourself, stay present to where the energy flows. Allow your sessions to be an adventure in self-discovery.

Notice if any resistance comes up around self- pleasuring. If it does, ask yourself these questions: What is my relationship to pleasure? Do I make time for it in my life? How often? Do I find reasons for not giving myself pleasure? If you are in a habit of limiting the amount of pleasure in your life, explore what old beliefs you have about pleasure, sex, and masturbation. You may be harboring sexual shame or guilt. You may feel that spending time on yourself is wasteful or selfish. Now is a good time to reframe those beliefs by restating them in ways that are sex and pleasure-positive.

Once you have explored the nuances of pleasuring yourself and feel confident in your ability to bring yourself to orgasm, you may want to share this wisdom with your lover. Learning to share how you like to be loved is a great way to deepen intimacy with your partner and increases the likelihood of being touched in ways that most arouse and satisfy you. This requires an important communication skill, called the “3-Part Communication.”

The 3-Part Communication

1) Acknowledge the person for something they are doing well: “I love it when you caress me back.” or “Thank you for being willing to spend this time with me.”

2) Ask for what you want: “What would feel even better to me in this moment is for you to touch me even more slowly.”

3) Appreciate and acknowledge the change: ” Oh yes. That feels so good! You are doing it just right.” This communication style will dramatically increase the likelihood of being touched in a way that pleases you and makes your lover feel good too.

As you take personal responsibility for your desires being met, you will be want to release old beliefs that no longer serve you such as, “It’s my lover’s job to magically figure out what turns me on.” These kinds of ideas lead to feelings of being hurt and/or disappointed. Instead, recognize you are the generator of your orgasms. By learning what turns you on and asking for what feels good in the moment, you can expand your capacity for ecstasy.

Expanding your orgasm through the practice of self-pleasuring and expressing your sexual desires adds a whole new dimension to your lovemaking. It is a great way to increase self-awareness and expand your capacity for Bliss. It also adds juiciness to your sexual relationships. Enjoy!

(c)Copyright 2010 Crystal Dawn Morris Sedona, AZ

Tantra Tip of the Day- Practice Enlightened Sex

I have been studying David Deida’s work for about 5 years and I particularly like his 6 CD set on Enlightened Sex and the Enlightened Sex Manual is good too. I will be offering a workshop May 22-23,2010 in Sedona, covering many of these skills. It is called Awakening the Ecstatic Body:The Full Body Orgasm and Beyond.

Learn About Enlightened Sex
Finding Freedom & Fullness Through Sexual Union

On Enlightened Sex, David presents his first full-length audio curriculum for transforming your lovemaking. In this seven-hour workshop on the art of engaged love, you are invited to explore:

* How to know the right partner for deepening your spiritual practice of sex
* Arousing unbearable pleasure to heal old wounds and melt open beyond fear
* The rules of “sexual polarity” (the key to physical attraction)
* Breathing exercises to cultivate mystical sexual experience
* The three types of women’s orgasm – and how to develop the trust each requires, and much more.

Through ten in-depth sessions of guided practices, sexual skills, and provocative insights into the nature of human sexuality, David Deida shows you how to sustain the ecstasy of deep sex so that during your intimate encounters – and in every minute of your life – you are a beacon of conscious light for everyone, beaming with the effulgence of Enlightened Sex.

Session 1: Love, Romance, and Polarity

Session 2: Understanding your sexual essence

Session 3: The three stages of intimacy

Session 4: Guided practice (alone or with partner): Feeling without boundaries

Session 5: Offering your gifts to your partner

Session 6: Guided practice (with a friend or intimate partner): Cultivating your deepest heart presence

Session 7: The six levels of sexuality – The evolution of sex

Session 8: Discovering the full spectrum of love – the dark side of sexuality

Session 9: Monogamy, polygamy, commitment and choosing the right partner

Session 10: Guided practice – Sexual Energy Exercises: Breathing (alone or with partner)

Session 11: Guided practice – Sexual Energy Exercises: The dark and light sides of the feminine and masculine (with partner)
Enjoy!

Conference of Sex and Consciousness Educators, Sedona, May 7-9, 2010

Come celebrate the Awakening of Planetary Arousal and Help Create a Global Orgasm.

Mark Your Calendars May 7-9, 2010 Sedona will be hosting this conference, which was formally called the Daka/Dakini Conference. This is the 9th year of the conference and this is going to be the best one yet.

This year we have are having the Conference at Luxury Spa Resort Hotel and have reserved rooms there for attendees and presenters. We will have two tracks of presentations, one for Sex and Consciousness teachers and healers to expand their skills and knowledge and the other for anyone who is interested in living a more pleasurable, awakened,and joy-filled life.

The Conference Theme is Embracing Arousal-Personal Growth and Planetary Union.

Presenters include Charles Muir, Michael Mirdad, Joan and Tomas Heartfield, Crystal Dawn Morris, Kamala Devi, Angela Sorenson, David Cates and many others. Baba Dez has just returned from his world tour. He will be sharing his stories from the tour and the plans for a Conference in Europe this fall.

Register https://www.eventbrite.com/event/607814991/2010sedonaspringconference/3789540386

Learn more https://www.sedonatemple.com/2010-sedona-west-conference.php

Choosing to Live from Love or Choosing to Live from Fear

Love is our natural state and true nature. As children we live in the “Field of Love,” not as a concept, as our way of being. Slowly, we begin to receive the message that it is not OK for us to Be Love. We share our Love innocently and someone explores in anger. We don’t understand what happened, we might even run away and cry, but in a few minutes we are back Being Love and loving life.

As we grow older people tells us the world is a dangerous place. There are bad people. It is not good to talk to strangers. We gradually begin to feel Fear more often than Love. Our heart becomes guarded. We begin to hide our true face and try to fit into the fear-based world. The separation begins and we loose our joy, our playfulness, our natural way of being. We begin living only as a small part of who we are. We put on a mask and try to fit in.

Then one day we meet someone and “fall in love.” In that moment we remember who we are, we experience being whole, Being Love. The mistake we make is that we assume it is the other person’s Love that made us feel whole again, instead of recognizing that that we are Love, we are whole, that is who we have always been. We don’t realize that it is by giving Love unconditionally (i.e. without Fear), that we awaken and remember our true nature as Love.

For awhile we enjoy living in the “Field of Love” again. We enjoy having someone to share it Love with. We are once again like children in the garden. We are loving, joyful and innocent human beings. The mask comes off, we feel free to be who we truly are.

Gradually, people around us want us to define our feeling for the other. They want us to label our relationship, so they can put a check in a box by our name. With the labels come beliefs, ideas and responsibilities. Suddenly, expectations arise and with expectations come disappointments. We begin to notice things we want to change about our lover. We start to feel that they don’t like us the way we are and they want us to change. We don’t feel as happy as we used too. Due to the mistake at the beginning of the relationship that they had the power to create our happiness and make us feel loved, we now begin to blame them for our unhappiness and lack of feeling loved.

This is when the Fear begins to take over again. Can he/she make me happy? Am I making a mistake? Then the denial begins. “It is not really a problem that I want to go out on Saturday night to dance and he wants me to stay home and watch TV with him. I am sure I can change him.” We then begin living a lie. We get lost in our wants and desires and start trying the control the other instead of loving who they are.

We are now doomed to a life of struggle because we are no longer giving unconditional Love, instead we are living out of Fear. The Fear comes from a belief that I am not enough, expectations that I will be loved only if I perform in a certain way and the need to control the other, so I can feel safe. This is most people’s experience of romantic relationship. Until we are able to shift out of these patterns of Fear l we are going to keep repeating the same story.

In order to shift into a world based on Love we need to develop Self-Awareness and Self- Love. Self-Awareness is the ability to feel when the heart begins to close, to notice your need to control others so you feel safe, to be able to see when judgment arises, and to develop acceptance, compassion and equanimity. Self-Love comes from being able to see yourself, be honest with yourself and loving yourself, as you are, in each moment, even when you don’t necessarily like how you are behaving. You can only love another unconditionally, when you know how to love yourself unconditionally.

Self-awareness and self-love are life-long practices. As you begin to gain mastery in them it becomes easier to notice and express in the moment what you are experiencing. This helps you to be present and take full responsibility for the choices you make and the life you are creating. There is no blame others. You are able to recognize you are Love and it becomes easier to give Love unconditionally without the expectation of getting something in return. Then you begin to live a life based on Love instead of Fear.

(C) Copyright 2010, Crystal Dawn Morris, all rights reserved.

If this article interests you I recommend reading The Mastery of Love by Don Miguel Ruiz

Tantra – A Spiritual Path for Planetary Awakening

I recently discovered this article on my friend Jivana’s website https://www.tantrichealingtouch.com/ and it is reprinted with her permission. This article does a wonderful job of explaiing that tantra is about much more than sex, it is about the transformation of global consciousness. I hope you enjoy it! I would love to hear your comments.

TANTRA: AN ANCIENT SPIRITUAL PATH FOR PLANETARY AWAKENING
INTO A NEW AGE OF LOVE AND ONENESS
by JIVANA KENNEDY

If you’re like many people I know, the word Tantra conjures images of generously endowed gods and goddesses in lusty cement poses, circling ancient temples in the Far East. At a glance, it may generate thoughts of a hedonistic culture that fell to it’s demise through over indulgence in the physical senses. When you hear it in a modern context does it cause discomfort for reasons not fully understood by the conscious mind?

Please allow me to attempt to demystify the ancient spiritual path of tantra, and try to reveal how it may relate to a great healing of our planet and Her people. I use the pronoun ‘Her’ because in Her fertility and Her ability to recreate life, the earth may be seen as a ‘she’….and in that sense she requires the male principle to spark and protect her generativity so that she may continue her cycles of replenishment. The yin and the yang that make up the whole. No higher or lower is implied here. Both are vital to the creation of balance and wholeness.

The ultimate goal or essential experience of the ancient tantrika was union with God. Oneness with all life. Sometimes called nirvana, or samadhi, or enlightenment. The ancient tantrikas had awakened to the reality that in the depths of sexual union, partners became gods and goddesses, illuminated by the uninhibited flow of source energy. Thus the union of the lovers became an energetic prayer that blessed the relationship, the family, the community and the world. These ancients were a matriarchal culture honoring the abundant capacity of the feminine principle to open, energize and shine light, beauty, and replenishment upon all within her energyfield. They understood that all sentient beings emerge from the union of male and female and to honor this aspect of life was to bring honor to the forces of nature, and nurture their divinity.

But to think that tantra was all about sex is akin to thinking the tail is the elephant. The tantric path was about bringing awareness and balance to every aspect of life. And thus the use of meditation to quiet the mind, bring attention into the body and into the present moment was one of the vital disciplines of the tantric initiate. They saw themselves as a part of a much greater interconnected whole and dedicated their union responsibly to the balance and upliftment of the whole. Does that make you wonder what kind of world we might be living in now if that path had flourished? It does me.

Emerging out of the awareness of the physical empowerment and spiritual enlightenment that became available in the union of two, came the path of yoga, which also means union with the divine, and seeks to harness the power of source energy through awareness of breath, postures and disciplines, and create a meditative awareness in the yogi and yogini. Tantra yoga is the aspect of yoga and one of a very few spiritual paths on our planet that uses the most vital force of nature to create more consciousness of the god that dwells within and animates physical form.

Well then, where did we go wrong? I suppose if we look at our current planetary predicament from a place of non-duality then everything is at this moment, perfect as it is. All is just grist for the evolutionary mill. But a quick look at some of the historical elements (and forgive me here… I am a very simple historian), may evoke a spark of a ha..

The postulation that Christ and Magdalene were adepts in the Egyptian mystery schools, married and tantric lovers is not the exclusive idea of Dan Brown in the Da Vinci Code. Many contemporary religious and secular writers believe this, and I have heard it said that Christ evoked the power of their sacred union to endure the crucifixion. Then as the Christian religions were forming, and men were exerting their dominance and control, Magdalene became a whore and sex became a sin, except in situations deemed virtuous by the all powerful patriarchal church. And humanity as a whole, began to fear and mistrust its own basic nature. I ask you, what might the world look like if Christ were not the celibate son of a virgin mother, and Magdalene was not cast as a prostitute? The implication that sex is bad is buried deep in our collective psyche.. The contemporary theologian Matthew Fox calls the church’s attitude towards sex the mortal sin of religion. And the Indian Tantric master Osho claimed that sex was the elemental pathway to the flowering of love and consciousness.To repress a society is to be able to control it, and limits growth, awareness and spiritual development.

In my practice for the past 16 years I see daily the fallout of this. People starving for touch and intimacy, who are as though traversing a foreign territory. We have all the tools to dangerously overpopulate the earth, but have we yet harnessed the love to sustain it?

We need to reclaim and honor the wholesomeness of our natural humanity, forgive each other for our past blindness, and emerge a victorious people moving purposefully into a new age of love, peace, sensuality and enlightenment. This then frees us to replenish our beautiful planet with our love, and the ecstatic recognition of our intrinsic and eternal Oneness..

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 – Practice Opening and Presence Daily

If your desire is to awaken from the dream called life, then daily practice is essential. You will develop a natural vigilance and notice when you get lost and identified with your story.

Develop a daily practice in which you open yourself to what is arising and experience being in the moment, just as it is. Throughout the day notice when you are caught in a mind-stream of incessant thoughts, creating a story around past and future, losing touch with what is real and call your self back into the present moment.

Keep enough awareness in the body and notice if you begin to contract. As soon as you feel contraction allow yourself to open fully to whatever is arising. Presence and opening don’t require changing what is. Accept each moment. When you bring acceptance into each moment life naturally flows because there is no resistance.

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