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Sedona Conference on Sexuality & Consciousness

Phoenix Rising: Dawn of a New Era
Sedona  May 4-6, 2012

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I am very excited about this year’s conference. The Sedona Spring Conference 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.

I will be one of the MCs of the event. I will also be offering two presentations:

Introduction to Shamanic Breathwork

Shamanic Breathwork™ is a powerful musical journey through the chakras that reconnects participants with their “Inner Shaman.” In the process, old wounds and dysfunctional patterns are released and transformed; individuals may reclaim lost soul parts and remember their true nature. Shamanic Breathwork™  is an experiential process guided by the wisdom of each individual’s Inner Shaman.  We will begin the session with a brief overview of the Shamanic Breathwork™ process. Participants will then lie down and focus on their intention and begin deep circular breathing, “until they are surprised.” Drumming begins the journey and leads into a powerful musical journey process which will last about 40 minutes.

Each person’s journey is a highly individualized and unique process. People report shifts in consciousness ranging from bliss states to releasing negativity from their psyche. An experience of being reborn is a common occurrence, as is a life review. Old patterns of dysfunction may be brought to the surface and healed. Feelings such as grief, fear, rage and anxiety are often released. New insights and solutions to life challenges may also be revealed.

A sacred and loving space will be held for the group and at times support may be offered in the form of bodywork, Reiki, Soul Return and various forms of Shamanic healing techniques. After the journey the participants will have an opportunity to express and process their experiences in dyads and /or a large group.

The Nine Dimensions of Love

2012 is a year of expanding awareness.  We are learning how to live as love. Human consciousness is being opened to 9 dimensions of awareness. In this session you will explore these nine dimensions and how love expresses itself through each one.  You will learn specific ways to become aware of your multidimensionality.

Come listen to the Keynote Addresses on Friday and Saturday by two pioneers in the fields of sexuality and Tantra,  Annie Sprinkle and Charles Muir

Debut Event!!! ISTA International Festival of Sexuality and Consciousness Films

Join us for the first ever Sexuality & Consciousness Film Festival May 3, 2012 kicking off in Sedona, home of the Sedona International Film Festival.

Kenneth Ray Stubbs will present a historic historic path from Erotic Massage to multi-dimensional Shamanism 1975-2012.  You do not want to miss this!

And, view the list of pre and post conference events by your favorite teachers.  Keep checking back as this list grows each week.

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

SkyDancing Tantra Workshops

May 19-20,  Sedona, AZ

June  2-3, Asheville, NC

Awakening the Ecstatic Body: Opening the Path to Bliss

  • Open Your inner Flute
  • Explore and Attune Your Chakras
  • Expand Your Ability to Tap into Bliss
  • Learn to Communicate Your Desires Effectively
  • Experience a Heart-Opening Tantric Puja

By the end of the weekend you will feel an expanded flow of energy, awareness, and ecstasy throughout your being. You will leave this weekend with tools to create a more joyful, pleasure-filled, awakened life. This weekend is open to individuals and couples. There is no nudity in this class.

Nov.10-11, Sedona, AZ

Awakening the Ecstatic Body: The Full Body Orgasm and Beyond

  • Learn the 3 Steps of the Ecstatic Response
  • Open the Bliss Channel and Experience Orgasmic Energy
  • Explore the Multi-Orgasmic Response in Men and Women
  • Move Beyond Time in the Heart Wave Meditation
  • Experience a Juicy Tantric Ritual

In this experiential weekend workshop you will learn how to awaken bliss in every cell of your being and you will experience a full body orgasm outside a sexual context. You will leave this weekend feeling more alive and with a tool kit for creating bliss in your life and relationships. This event is open to individuals and couples. There is no nudity in this class.

March 2013, Sedona, AZ

Awakening the Ecstatic Body Weekend: From Sexual Union to Spiritual Communion

  • Explore Masculine and Feminine Energy
  • Define Love, Romance and Sexual Polarity
  • Discover Non-Duality as a Path of Awakening
  • Practice self-inquiry and Open the Deeper Truth
  • Experience Merging with the Divine in a Tantric Ritual

In this experiential weekend workshop you will learn how to gracefully navigate the dance of polarities,  keep your heart open, share your truth, heal the shadow, live more in the Now and melt into ecstasy. Discover how your relationships can become a doorway into communion with the Divine. You will leave this weekend feeling more connected, present and aware with a tool kit for creating bliss in your life and relationships. This event is open to individuals and couples. There is no nudity in this class.

To Register Email Crystal@TantraforAwakening.com or

Call 928-282-5483 or cell 928-862-0762

Check for up coming dates and locations, www.tantraforawakening.org/schedule/

These workshops are facilitated by Crystal Dawn Morris, a Certified SkyDancing Tantra Teacher. Crystal is known for her ability to create a safe space where magic unfolds. Her workshops and coaching sessions give people practical tools for ecstatic living.

Tantra & Conscious Relating Symposium with Margot Anand in Bali

ISTA’s Tantra & Conscious Relating Symposium Bali

06 Apr 2012 – 07 Apr 2, 2012

ISTA’s Spiritual Sexual Shamanic Training for Practitioners

East Bali – 09 Apr 2012 – 15 Apr, 2012

Learn more

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

Margot Anand, Deborah Taj Anapol, Baba Dez Nichols, Crystal Dawn Morris and Robert Silber.

SkyDancing Tantra in Asheville, NC

Sex, Intimacy and Consciousness:

An Evening of SkyDancing

February 22, 7-9:30 pm

Asheville Tantra School

2 Westwood Place,

West Asheville, NC 28806

• Practice the 3 keys of SkyDancing Tantra

• Find out how sex and consciousness are related

• Learn how healthy boundaries increase intimacy

• Consciously connect and disconnect your sexual energy

Join Crystal Dawn Morris, Certified SkyDancing Tantra Teacher and founder of Tantra for Awakening in Sedona, AZ, for an evening of exploration and transformation using a variety of SkyDancing Tantra practices. Learn how SkyDancing Tantra can help you to feel more love, joy and connection in your relationships. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle. Suggested donation is $10-20.

Valentine's Day Spiritual Singles Mixer in Phoenix

Valentine’s Day Mixer in Phoenix 2/10

Friday, February 10, 2012, 7:00 PM

Vision Quest Bookstore 2225 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ

The Meeting Room will be to your right as you enter (Pay cashier if you didn’t pay in advance–$10 in advance/$12 Day of the Event)

Love is in the air at Vision Quest Bookstore! Come join us for an evening of connecting, learning about Soul Mates, Tantra and ways to attract more love and romance into your life! There will be fun group activities designed to help us all connect and meet each other. This will be an opportunity for those in our Spiritual Community looking for love to meet others of like mind and celebrate Valentine’s Day with a “Metaphysical flair!”
The evening will feature talks from Soul Mate Guru Daniel, Crystal Dawn Morris and Apollo. We are expecting at least 100 spiritual singles,(couples are welcome)looking to learn, meet and have fun! Over 45 people are already registered.

ATTRACTING & RECOGNIZING A SOUL MATE ROMANCE

• Understand the concept of soul families and romantic soul mates

• Learn about twin flame soul mates

• Explore the best ways to find a romantic soul mate

• Discuss the FIVE key ways to recognize a soul mate
Soul Mate Guru Daniel is the Founder and Organizer of the Soul Mate Sanctuary. He has years of experience conducting presentations and workshops on the topic, and has personal experience with a number of romantic soul mates. Daniel conducted dating and relationship workshops in his capacity as Director of the HeartLight Center in Boulder Colorado, and as a psychotherapist, relationship coach and marriage counselor has worked with a variety of couples and singles on romance issues.
THE DANCE OF SHAKTI AND SHIVA: The Art of Sexual Polarity

• Connect with your inner masculine and inner feminine

• Learn how to create sexual polarity

• Explore how sexual energy attracts its opposite pole

• Enjoy the play of sexual polarity in your relationships

Crystal Dawn Morris is the founder of Tantra for Awakening. She is a certified Sky Dancing Tantra teacher. Her classes, workshops and private coaching sessions give people practical tools for creating an ecstatic life. She is passionate about sharing Tantra with others because it transforms with love and compassion. Tantra moves you beyond separation into connection, where you can access more passion, abundance and joy.

HOW TO ATTRACT LOVE IN YOUR LIFE!
We all deserve to be loved and cherished! Apollo will give you practical tips on how to attract the perfect mate using the Laws of Attraction! Think it! See it! Believe it! Have the relationship of your dreams!

Native American intuitive Apollo has 30 years of research and experience in metaphysics. Hailing from Kansas City Missouri, Apollo, has traveled the country as an Award Winning Motivational Speaker lecturing and teaching classes on a vast array of metaphysical subjects including Angels, Extraterrestrials and Psychic Development. A natural psychic since childhood, he is a psychic consultant and has built a practice for doing individual readings, television and radio shows as well hosting psychic parties.

*Due to the large turnout expected, if necessary please park in the Goodwill lot, SOUTH of and NEXT TO Vision Quest
**Everyone who attends will receive 10% Discount on all items bought at the store THAT NIGHT!

7 Benefits of Erotic Massage

Erotic massage is a wonderful way to relax, connect and explore pleasure with a lover or intimate friend. On the path of Tantra, we enjoy coming together to honor and celebrate the body as a temple of delight. This experience will allow you to explore erotic energy in new ways and is also a wonderful prelude to lovemaking.

7  Benefits of Erotic Massage are:

1) It awakens the senses and activates whole-body healing.

2) It allows you to explore pleasure in new and creative ways.

3) It uses eye contact, connected breathing and touch to enhance intimacy.

4) It creates conscious connection between the giver and the receiver.

5) It uses breath, sound and movement to awaken the full-body orgasm.

6) It melts away the illusion of separation and allows Oneness to emerge.

7) It is a wonderful prelude to orgasmic sex.

Preparation

Prepare a warm, quiet, comfortable place where you won’t be disturbed for the next 2 hours. Make sure all phones are turned off. Light some candles and put on some relaxing, romantic music.

The Heart Salutation

Begin with the Heart Salutation. It is an ancient tantric practice for acknowledging the Divine in each other as you enter into sacred time. Sit across from your partner and look into their eyes. Maintain eye contact throughout the rest of the process. Extend your arms towards the earth, palms together. Inhale and, keeping them together, bring your hands to your heart. Exhale, as you bow forward and acknowledge the Divine in each other. Inhale, as you straighten back up. Finally, exhale as you allow your hands to return to the starting position, pointed towards the earth.

The Bubble

The Bubble calls you into present moment awareness and creates a safe space in which to offer an erotic massage. Make a bubble around you and your partner with your arms so that it surrounds both of you. Remove things from the bubble that won’t serve this process (the past, distractions, anger, worry, etc.) Do this with a gesture, as if physically removing an object, while stating out-loud what you are removing. Next, bring things into your bubble that will enhance your connection (Love, willingness, Presence, trust etc.) Once again, use gestures and spoken words. Here is two examples:

“I release the past.”

” I call in passion.”

Share Your Desires, Fears and Boundaries

Once the bubble is created, share your desires, fears and boundaries related to giving and/or receiving an erotic massage. One person speaks while the other person listens, without judgment or commentary. Then, switch roles. Here is an example:

“My desire is to stay connect to erotic energy.”

“My fear is that I may fall asleep and you may feel hurt or disappointed.”

“My boundary is finish this practice by at 11 pm.”

Healthy Boundaries

People often think of boundaries as walls. Healthy boundaries are actually bridges that bring people together. Intimacy arises when healthy boundaries are honored. You feel safe, are open and present. Boundaries can change, so check-in periodically to see how you are feeling. If your boundary has changed, tell your partner. Please, don’t expect them to read your mind.

Giving an Erotic Massage

Decide who will give and who will receive. Invite the receiver to lay face-down on a massage table, bed or blanket on the floor. Make sure they are warm and comfortable. The giver then grounds him or herself and gently lays their hands on the receiver. Recognize this is a unique opportunity to honor and serve your beloved. Attune yourself to the receiver. One way to attune is by breathing with them for a few minutes.

Begin to awaken their skin by lightly stroking it with feathers, fur or the tips of your fingers. When you are ready, cover their body with warm oil. Use long, slow massage strokes. You are massaging more than the surface of their body. You are connecting to them on multiple levels. Encourage them to take deep breaths, make sounds and move their body. This allows the energy in the body to awaken, move and release. Use different parts of your body- your hair, arms and chest, to massage your partner. Be playful, curious and creative.

About half-way through the allotted time, invite the receiver to roll over. Massage the front of their body with warm oil, again using long strokes. Introduce sound in a new way by toning on their body, using sounds like, Ahh, Yumm or Omm. This can be a powerful tool for activating your partners energy-body.

When they are ready offer to explore their genitals. In SkyDancing Tantra we call the vagina, “Yoni,” which means “Cosmic Matrix” and the penis, “Vajra,” which means “Thunderbolt.” Begin on the outside of the genitals with oil. At first, be gentle and go slow. Allow them time to release any tension in the area. Listen to their body. Watch them respond and become aroused. Focus on what gives them pleasure. Try different strokes. Again, be creative. If you are going to do internal massage, use a water-based lubricant. How much pleasure can they allow? Are they open to exploring the possibility of multiple orgasms?

Close by spooning together and connecting your heart centers with love, compassion and gratitude. Help them to sit up and end with a Heart Salutation. Offer them water or juice to drink and a chocolate or piece of fruit to eat. You may want to share what this experience was like for you. How was it to give and/or receive in this way?

Enjoy!

Become a Tantra Teacher

Are you a Marriage Counselor, Yoga Teacher or Holistic Health Practitioner? Are you feeling a desire to expand your expertise? Is Tantra something you have always been curious about? Would your clients be interested in learning how:

To Expand Their Capacity for Bliss
To Be Free of Emotional Baggage
To Find Peace in Every Moment
To Accept Life as It Is
To Practice Authentic Communication
To Embody Unconditional Love

To Experience More Love and Freedom

If this excites you then register today and receive a $300 discount off the year-long training.

The Art and Business of Teaching Tantra offers:

  • A unique “Mentoring for Success” program
  • Self-Inquiry, meditation and breathwork  practices
  • Skills to sensitively navigate private coaching sessions
  • The skills to create your own Tantra workshops and events
  • A unique curriculum that takes you on a journey of awakening
  • Guidance for creating the vision, look and feel of your business
  • Marketing ideas to generate income as a successful Tantra teacher

Training is taught in three 1-week modules:

Module 1: June 2012
Module 2: November 2012
Module 3: March 2012 and 2013

This comprehensive training is designed to create successful Tantra teachers and coaches that make a difference in the world. Participants will be expected to integrate and teach what they learn between modules. Conference calls are included, to track your progress, offer support and answer questions. The training will be taught in Sedona; this beautiful location in the heart of the red rocks will support and accelerate your learning process. This training can also be brought to your community. Contact Crystal for more information on that option.

The cost of this training is $6000. It includes 3 weeks of training, training materials, and conference calls as needed. Payment plans are available. The course is limited to insure individual attention.

After completing this training you will:
1. Be able to teach evening, one-day and two-day Tantra events.
2. Coach individuals and couples.
3. Know 4 ways to grow your Tantra community.
4. Understand how writing a blog that can attract new students and clients.
5. Learn 3 ways your website can generate income.
6. Receive phone and email support to help you succeed.
7. Have developed a vision for successfully teaching Tantra in your community.

This course is taught by Crystal Dawn Morris, a Certified Sky Dancing Tantra Teacher. She draws on a diverse background as a Shamanic Minister, nurse-midwife, intimacy coach and entrepreneur.

Tantra and Ultimate Unification

Art available at Mandalas.com

Ultimate Unification -Article by Ma Ananda Sarita PhD, published in Kindred Spirit, Issue 93, July/Aug 2008. Sarita is author of two books, Divine Sexuality and Tantric Love, translated into many languages throughout the world.

In her work as a teacher of Tantra, Mahasatvaa Ma Ananda Sarita PhD is often asked, ‘What is Tantra?’ The mass media and subsequently the collective mind imagines this life approach to be all about six-hour sex, better orgasms, orgies, and more. In fact, it is a refined path to enlightenment which uses all facets of the human being as springboards into the vast sea of consciousness.

Perhaps the Western mind has become fixated on the sexual dimension of Tantra simply because we have undergone 2,000 years of sexual repression. Certain influential individuals created a spiritual world view which repressed women and consequently diminished our potential of having direct access to the divine through sexual ecstasy.

Tertullian, one of the founding fathers of orthodox Christianity, said: ‘Women are the gate by which the demon enters.’ Tantra is not fixated on sex but simply accepts and honours it as our primordial energy.

My beloved Master Osho wrote a book called From Sex to Superconsciousness. That title sums up in a nutshell the Tantra approach to life. Tantra methods offer a milieu in which an alchemical process is instigated through the union of opposite polarities. When the alchemy of union reaches a certain exquisite refinement, there is a sudden awakening into oneness with the whole. The fragrance of such experience is innocence and playfulness.

Abundance of Unity

Practitioners of the Tantric arts have been described as walking on air, because they tread so lightly and joyously through life, with hearts, minds and consciousness wide open to all that is. In Tantra, there is true choice-less awareness. Sex and spirit are considered as one. Light and dark are equally revered. Life and death are both fuel for Samadhi.

The path of love and devotion (primarily a feminine approach) and the path of witnessing and meditation (primarily a male approach) are embraced equally, with sensitive intelligence. Volumes have been written on Tantra, but it can truly be understood only by those who are willing to dive into the practice of Tantra techniques.

Each Tantra meditation method opens a door into enlightened consciousness, using many different facets of human experience. The methods are traditionally passed on as a living transmission from teacher to student. The teacher creates a potent atmosphere for a student to be able to extract the nectar from a meditation technique through the deeply lived experience of it.

Divine Spark

It is said in Tantra scriptures that each cell of the body contains the whole universe; the microcosm is the macrocosm. If we penetrate even deeper into this analogy, we can observe that our whole phenomenal world is created through opposite polarities in a constant dance together. As a song from the radio of my childhood says, ‘let me tell you bout the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees, and the stars up above, and a thing called love.’ Seduction, sex and love as well as cognitive manifestations are all ‘God in action’.

By studying our own bodies and reproductive actions as the microcosm, we may surmise that the ‘big bang’ was not so much a ‘bang’ as a great orgasm! (Perhaps scientists are aware of this but just don’t have the courage to say it). In order to play with the alchemical union of opposites, it is helpful to become fully empowered in our opposite polarities. When a polarity is fully charged in its unique qualities, there is magnetic attraction towards its opposite. Women need to understand and resonate in the polarity of the feminine, and men need to understand and resonate in the polarity of the masculine. When these two elements meet, it’s electric!

Lingam and Yoni: Sacred Symbols of Cosmic Unity

In Shiva temples throughout India, which is the place where Tantra developed many thousands of years ago, we find beautifully sculpted images of the male phallus sitting within the female vagina. The male phallus is called lingam, meaning ‘wand of light’ and the female genitalia is referred to as yoni, meaning, ‘sacred place’.

The ancient sages from pre-Aryan history discovered a great secret: God is to be found in the harmonious union of our male and female genitals. ‘Universal energy, the substance of the world, is represented by the Yoni which grasps the Lingam. It is only when the phallus, the giver of semen, is surrounded by the yoni that God can manifest and the universe appear.’ (from Karpatri, a Sanskrit scripture, translated by Alain Danielou)

Some people may find this shocking, since as a culture we still carry a hangover from Catholic and Victorian anti-sexual morality in our mental and physical conditioning. But just imagine for a moment a whole society which envisions sex as bringing us into oneness with God. Such a society would naturally regard all of life as sacred. Rape of people or the environment would be impossible for such people.

Restoring Balance

Now, let us consider the immense phallic symbols which are present in many cities of developed countries, large pillars, proclaiming the masculine as the dominant force throughout the world. These edifices are sadly lacking a feminine yoni of equal proportions to sit within.

Even if we just change this one highly visible outward symbol of imbalance, transforming it into a lingam within a yoni rather than a large phallus standing alone, our society will change dramatically. Symbols, particularly sculpted ones, contain potent messages which affect our subconscious orientation.

The masculine principle is charged with testosterone, a hormone which gives rise to the urge for action, adventure, aggression, creativity, competition, hierarchy, clear structures, protection of the feminine and goal-oriented sexuality.

If the male attributes are not balanced with the female progesterone dominant qualities of love, devotion, nurturing, nesting and compassion, then we will have a world of testosterone running amok, which is the case.

To bring these two polarities together we need to find intelligent ways of accepting and honoring both. Let us start by understanding something very basic – how woman’s and man’s temperaments and sexuality function.

Feminine abundance

The nature of woman is yin, receptive, cool, resting, flowing, yielding, soft, dark, and mysterious. She is in essence the womb of the universe, from which all emerges and to which everything returns. She is loving, compassionate, nurturing. She is tremendously powerful in the same way a river or an ocean is powerful. Water yields, and yet it can wear away rock. She is juicy, like a ripe fruit.

Her sexuality is triggered through love and sensual play which she may like to continue for hours. In general, a woman takes 20 minutes to reach full sexual arousal. Once aroused, she can have multiple and full body orgasms. After orgasm, she remains at peak arousal for another 20 minutes. When she is satiated, her love and devotion knows no boundaries.

Many women are not aware of their beautiful, powerful qualities and try to emulate the masculine, thinking this will fulfill them. However, it only makes them confused and resentful.

The places in a woman’s body which can best serve her in getting in touch with feminine power are: belly (second chakra) representing emotional fluidity, sensuality, birth and death; breasts, (fourth chakra) representing love, nurturing, compassion; and forehead (sixth chakra) representing clairvoyance and intuition.

In sexual union, in meditation and in daily life, if the woman can be touched in these areas, or can focus on these areas, her capacity for orgasm, for abundance and for feeling at home within herself will be greatly enhanced.

Male reverence

The nature of man is yang, hot, active, hard, strong, outgoing and target oriented. He is in essence the ‘protector’ of the feminine. He is so powerful that in one ejaculation he offers enough sperm to populate half the planet! When he gives of his essence he gives his very life and is therefore also quite vulnerable.

Balancing power and vulnerability is the lesson each man needs to learn. In biological terms, which also affects his psyche, his role is to plant the seed (not a genetically modified one!) and to then protect the delicate seedling carried within the vessel of the woman till it reaches maturity.

His sexuality is triggered through visual and cognitive stimulation which creates an immediate response in his sex centre. A man can arrive to full arousal in a matter of three minutes (though some men have discovered how to prolong their pleasure for hours). Once he is at peak arousal and ejaculates, he experiences a great loss of vital energy and needs to rest and recuperate before further arousal.

When a man feels truly honoured and received by his beloved, he connects with his deep instinctual desire to revere and protect her as well as to reveal his vulnerability and tenderness with her.

His full potential is realized when he is able to become the custodian and protector not only of his woman but of the family, the community and ultimately, our mother earth. Many men are not aware of how to contact and live their full vibrant potential. Men of our days tend to vacillate between being over-dominant and emotionally cut off , or being timid and unsure of their role.

The Key of Being a Real Man

Chintan Norbert Bila, my co-teacher in Tantra, says, “The patriarchal foundation of our society for the last few thousand years has given rise to male supremacy. However, with the recent rise in women’s liberation man is now in mutation, and even in the process of losing his sense of identity.

Men get into stress, trying to juggle power and vulnerability. His contradictory nature has a tendency to nurture frustration and destructiveness. He reaches a point of no return, where he needs a catharsis as an outlet for the steam of his internal pressure cooker.

This masculine tendency is what gives rise to war, power politics, highly competitive forms of business, or competitive sports. Luckily, nature offers a rainbow bridge between his contradictory qualities.

The bridge of transformation for men is a sense of humour and playfulness, leading to detachment and relaxation. These qualities engulf and transcend the social and rational games of society.

In the Indian tradition, this playful approach to life is called Leela, the ‘divine play’ or ‘God’s play’. Testosterone needs to be expressed, but it can have other outlets besides conflictual competition. If a man orientates himself around the worldview of a society based on conqueror and conquered then he will live within the law of the jungle, the struggle for the survival of the fittest in a competitive environment.

If he integrates a vision of himself and the world which is larger and more fluid, the possibility for expression becomes multidimensional. He can be a clown, a lover, a practitioner of martial arts, an artist, a child, a king, and a sage all at once. The multifaceted aspects of his nature can come together in a spiral dance, making him vast enough to contain all the contradictions of life.

In Tantra, women function as the initiatress of the man. He surrenders himself before the power and grace of the maternal feminine. He lets go of his ego which was built around a jungle based mentality. This permits him to be reborn with the joyful innocence of his inner child intact.

He discovers renewal of life with a strength which bubbles up naturally, without effort. This time, he is deeper and more authentic. His heart shines forth, his consciousness is vaster, his eyes are open to both seen and unseen worlds, and his creative masculine role is radiantly apparent.”

Secrets for Masculine Fulfilment

The places in a man’s body which can best serve him to get in touch with his fulfilment in sexuality, creativity and spirituality are: the sex centre (first chakra) representing survival, sexuality, animal instinct; the solar plexus (third chakra) representing the meeting of all contradictions and the expression of one’s individual soul calling; and the throat (fifth chakra) representing creative expression, becoming the master of your own destiny.

If a man can be touched and honoured in these areas, can accept his animal nature and apply the creativity of the fifth chakra to it, and can unlock the koan of the meeting of power and vulnerability posed by the third chakra, he is well on his way to becoming a god.

Yin and Yang Sex

The male and female chakra systems fit together like lock and key. The chakras where the male energy is empowered, are where the woman is receptive, and the chakras where the woman is empowered, the man is receptive. We can become adept at making love through the whole chakra system, realizing a full spectrum of ecstatic potential.

In such union, we are catapulted into a space beyond duality, expressed through the crown chakra. When we apply the refined intelligence of Tantra methods to opposite polarities in life, learning to surf the waves of yin and yang inherent in our bodies and all of nature, we are gifted with illimitable bliss. A woman who is flowing in her yin power will become an initiatress on the Tantra path.

A man who is comfortable in his yang energy will become a master lover who carries the power of god in his magic ‘wand of light’. Each one regenerates the other in an infinite circle of conscious love. A simple secret for ultimate sexual fulfi lment is to give equal space to yin and yang energies during love union.

The Mud and the Lotus

In Tantra, there is a potent symbolism which is used to illustrate the spiritual path. A beautiful lotus floats on the surface of the water.

Its roots arise from the rich mud at the bottom of the lake. The lotus represents spirit and the mud represents sexuality. It is said, ‘no mud, no lotus’. By accepting these polarities and really exploring them (not just thinking about it!), we are transformed.

In my Tantra groups, I have found that the deeper we can go into conscious and loving exploration of our instinctual sexuality, the higher we fly into spiritual awakening. And the more we can enhance the polarities of male and female aspects, the deeper the ecstasy which arises from such a union.

Men and women learn how to truly honour, accept, love and balance each other. By embracing and exploring the ‘mud’ of our beings, we discover the lotus of love, and in the meeting of the opposite polarities of male and female, sex and spirit, we discover innocence. We come home.

The long pilgrimage away from ourselves towards an unknown god ceases, and we find a new dawn within ourselves. We are plugged into the infinity loop of the union of opposites. In Sanskrit, this is called Ardhanareshvara, the representation of God who is half male, half female.

Reprinted from the Osho World Online Newsletter May 2011

www.oshoworld.com

Hands-On Sexual Healing Comes Out of the Closet

I have been working in women’s health since 1984, first as a labor and delivery nurse and later as a Certified Nurse-Midwife. In 2007 I decided to leave the OB unit and become a tantra teacher, intimacy coach and sexual shaman. Something had happened to women over the past 35 years and I needed to reach out to them long before they were pregnant. They no longer trusted their bodies or themselves. I was being called to help women reclaim their sexual power.

Since I began teaching tantra in 2006, I have seen, first hand, just how disconnected people are from their bodies and sexual energy. There is a huge need for sexual healing and sex education in this country, at every level. Hands-on sexual healing, with its many benefits, needs to be recognized as an authentic modality for healing and transformation.

Dr. Christiane Northrup, women’s health expert and best selling author stated, “Up until very recently, hands-on sexual healing has been cloaked in secrecy, shame, and misunderstanding. But a bold new group of courageous pioneers such as Pamela Madsen are leading the way toward a deeper, richer understanding of women’s sexual pleasure as a force for health and healing that positively affects all areas of their lives. The new feminism includes embracing our erotic power, and hands on sexual healing in the right setting can be a very effective way to accomplish this.”

Pamela Madsen is the author of a book, just out, that addresses this issue in a provocative way. Her memoir is called, SHAMELESS: How I Ditched The Diet, Got Naked, Found True Pleasure and Somehow Got Home In Time To Cook Dinner (Rodale: January 18, 2011). In it she shares her experience in seeking out hands-on sexual healing and how it helped her reclaim her sexuality.

Ms. Madsen is an infertility advocate and sex educator. She is an average, American woman; married with two kids, living in the Bronx. On her journey to find herself, she began asking other women how they were dealing with issues such as, lack of sexual pleasure, decreased libido and body image. She discovered that many women who had grown up in the age of “women’s lib” were trying to find new ways to address these concerns about their sexual health and well-being. Some found sexual healers, who used the healing power of one-way sensual touch to help them reclaim their sexual energy and ecstasy.

“Once I got over my shame – and lived to tell about it – I discovered that desire is natural and pleasure is transformational,” says Madsen. “Allowing pleasure into your life isn’t narcissistic, id-driven or the function of a personality disorder. It is, in fact, a path to wholeness. Pleasure helps mend many wounds from body image and depression to the infamous low libido. Sometimes all we need is an expert guide to lead us to the mine of gold we already have inside of us.”

I appreciate Ms. Madsen for sharing the benefits of sexual healing. I am a committed to helping guide women and couples in reconnecting to their sexuality, pleasure and intimacy through my coaching sessions and workshops. See the video  What Happens in a Tantric Coaching Session?

Expert guides in your area maybe called: sex and intimacy coaches, sexual shaman, dakas /dakinis or Sexological Bodyworkers. If you want to learn more about sexual healing please attend the Conference on Sexuality and Consciousness April 29-May 1,2011

Copyright 2011 Crystal Dawn Morris www.TantraforAwakening.com

Shamanism for Couples in Sedona, Arizona

New for 2011!
Saturday & Sunday February 19-20, 2011

Location: Crystal Enlightenment on the Creek (across from Tlaquepaque),
Saturday 9:30 am to 1:00 pm- 7:00 to 9:30 pm
Sunday 9:30 am to 12:30 pm – 2:00 to 5:00 pm

This workshop is for couples who are interested having greater intimacy, compassion and mutual appreciation in their relationship. Learn tools for clearing past issues and navigating the present and future in healthy ways. No previous experience required.

Together explore:
• Shamanic journey work for couples.
• Conscious communication for trust and intimacy.
• Reclaiming projections that create separation.
• Clearing, owning & integrating the shadow self.
• Journeying to meet your relationship’s future.
• How to create the relationship you desire Now!

Total tuition is $480.00 per couple. A $120.00 non-refundable deposit reserves your space. The unpaid balance is due one week prior to class.
Register: Phone Lisa at 928-204-1216,
or email laurelle at infinitelight dot com or or Pay online with Pay Pal

Crystal Dawn Morris has been a shamanic practitioner since 1995. She trained with the Foundation for Shamanic Studies and with numerous indigenous teachers. She is also an intimacy coach and the founder of Tantra for Awakening. Contact: 928-282-5483 Crystal@TantraforAwakening.com or www.TantraforAwakening.org .

John Livingston, M.A., is a trained therapist and shamanic healer and teacher with advanced training from core and indigenous shamans since the mid-1990s. His MA degree is in psychological counseling from Chapman University. John lives in Sedona, Arizona. Contact: 928-203-4096 or www.john-livingston.com.