Thursday, November 19
Tantra Talk & Poly Potluck with Guest Speaker David Cates
David Cates (The Cuddly Teddy Bear in the middle) flew in from Seattle, where he is relocating to co-create a powerful weekend intensive called Shadow Boxing. This photo is from the monthly Poly Potluck where he teased us with a little taste of his medicine. After a yummy feast of mostly vegetarian offerings, we circled to drop in and connect. When David got the talking tambourine he said...I'm here to transmit whatever you are ready to receive. And then shared examples of how light seekers in spiritual communities often plateau in their ability to experience light, because they are not willing to embrace the experience of darkness. We took time feeling into our separation and our fears about one another and then spoke some of our sexual shadows...the part of our sexual selves that we are resisting.
Psychologically speaking "the shadow is a part of the unconscious mind consisting of repressed weaknesses, shortcomings, and instincts. It is one of the three most recognizable archetypes, the others being the anima and animus and the persona. "Everyone carries a shadow," Jung wrote, "and the less it is embodied in the individuals conscious life, the blacker and denser it is." It may be (in part) one's link to more primitive animal instincts, which are superseded during early childhood by the conscious mind." (Thank you Wikipedia)
The focus of this weekend is to identify, release and dance with our deepest darkest SEXUAL Shadow aspects.
http://www.partnerplayshop.com/shadowboxing.html Come Join us: 858-272-2254.
By Kamala Devi, Author of Don't Drink the Punch, Sacred Sexual Healing, Tantra Teacher and Sacred Sex and Open Relationship Coach www.BlissCoach.com
www.BlissCoach.com Kamala Devi