Discovery The Yoniverse: Unlocking The Secrets to Women's Anatomy & Arousal
Psychedelics are certainly not the only available medicine for deep self development and the expansion of consciousness. These are my thoughts after attending ‘Discovering The Yoniverse’, a workshop facilitated by women, exploring the nature of tantra, erogenous zones, the sacredness of the feminine, and the mysteries of women's sexuality and orgasm.
Healthy sexuality is obviously (maybe not so obviously to some?) massively repressed (albeit slowly changing) in our Western culture, with a severe domination of the masculine over the feminine, and for the most part, the objectification of women for male sexual gratification, amongst many other issues in our society.
For many years, I was struggling with my own hidden demons.
When I was an insecure, judgemental, possessive, jealous little boy living in the body of a man, I used to be a part of this problem. I would unknowingly fill the void within, trying to mask my own insecurities and inflate my own ego by often unconsciously seeking out women for my own gratification. I'd view women for my own hedonistic pursuits and desires for personal pleasure, without being honest to them about it. There was a lack of respect and I'd unconsciously take advantage of a woman's vulnerability. I'd fail to recognize and honor the sacredness of the feminine and a woman’s womb.
This is not to say I was a heartless human and held no emotion or connection. I was under-educated and very misguided. I have no qualms allowing myself to be raw, open, authentic, and to expose my past flaws; to show that we all make mistakes and we’re all ignorant to varying degrees.
People have certain habits, patterns and act the way the do, not necessarily because they're horrible people, or that they do it on purpose, but because of heavily ingrained societal and cultural conditioning, dysfunctional beliefs, trauma, addictions, who and what we're exposed to from a young age, and the experiences we obtain from thereon in.
I may have the same name and the same face: the same shell. But internally, as I continue to follow my curiosity and allow for the expansion of consciousness, often in beautiful yet deeply challenging ways, a whole new operating system is been installed.
Through my own deep reflection and development this past year, and exploring my own sexuality through reading, attending workshops, surrounding myself with other like minded men and women, and also expanding my consciousness, shedding superfluous layers of conditioning, and going through a complete metamorphosis of character through my work with the ancient plant medicines, I've really come to appreciate how sacred the feminine is, what it means to cultivate both masculine and feminine energy within, and how fulfilling and crucial it is to develop real connections, from the heart, especially when intimacy is concerned.
It doesn't have to be a serious relationship to acknowledge and respect the vulnerability of a woman opening herself up to a man, and vice versa.
The workshop was eye opening and profound. I walked away with a lot, in particular:
A much greater understanding of female anatomy.
A deeper appreciation for tantra and sensuality.
How crucial it is to be grounded, and to be able to create and hold presence and space for a woman to relax and experience these states of pleasure.
And a new found respect for the sacredness of the Yoni: where life is created and born, which has been revered and worshipped in ancient cultures and rituals for thousands of years.
There was a lot more to the workshop, including juicy, live demonstrations and rituals, but these things are best left untold; magical memories for those who happen to experience this type of work.
All I can say here is, do yourself a favour and look into attending a sexuality workshop. Allow yourself to open up and explore what it means to be an unrestricted human being. Pushing the boundaries of what we're accustomed to is key to growth, so that we can live a more liberated life; soaking in the rich delight from our ephemeral experiences here on our planet.
Feeling very humbled and grateful that these kinds of teachings are becoming more accessible.
No matter what our interests and personalities may be, the direction we all should be taking, is one of an open mind, and an open heart, and sharing what we learn and our knowledge and wisdom with others; to spark curiosity and encouragement for others to continue to sprout, grow, open their buds and expose their own petals within, flaws and all.
For more details on Elise & Bonnie's Yoniverse Tour, check out Elise's website.