Secondly, our week of Passion, like all good things, is coming to an end. 😦 We’ve talked Chippendales, Tushies, Orgasms, Passion Pantry Staples, and more! I’ve had so much fun doing this week and I definitely play on including more posts about Passion here on the blog. After all, it is part of what brings beauty into my life. <–yea you see what I did there?! 😉
Before we end, I wanted to share some final, personal thoughts about Passion. On Wednesday evening I did the first of a series of 12 coaching calls with the ahmazing Hillary Rubin and a few of things came to clarity for me with regards to my Passion.
The thing is, to me Passion isn’t just about sex. Yes sex is a huge part of it for many people and certainly when we consider its popular use. But to those of us committed to its cause, Passion is about so so much more.
Its why this was a week of Passion and not a week of sex. Its why I chose the term “Sensuality” rather than “Sexuality” to describe the type of education and coaching I do in my business. Its why I’m pursuing an MPH in women’s and reproductive healthy and a PhD in sex therapy.
Passion is about coming into your body and fully experiencing the moment, the joy, and the bliss of using it in whatever way you consciously desire. You can do this through sex; unfortunately, I’ve learned too many women do not. <–why I know my skills are needed You can also do this through dance, yoga, running, singing, painting…really any physical experience where you can 100% just let go and feel the pleasure of life and the moment you’re in course through each and every cell (thank you nitric oxide).
Passion, and its relative sensuality, look different for everyone. But what they have in common is the resulting feeling of bliss. One of the activities Hillary and I completed on last night’s call was to determine how I wanted to feel each day and what steps I could take to do so. I don’t remember which feeling we were going over but at one point I started rhapsodizing about finding your way into “that” yoga pose (yogis and yoginis you totally know what I mean here). I said something along the lines of the following:
“When you find your way into that pose…that one maybe you’ve been struggling to connect to or just don’t like. And you are just totally out of your head and into your body and its just pure bliss and joy and there’s no just better feeling because you’re fully connected and engaged and in the moment…except an orgasm. Yea add that to the list. It’s just, mmm, the BEST feeling in the world.“
That, ladies and gents, is Passion. And this is mine. Empowering others through sensuality education & coaching brings endless joy into my life. Its my way of healing others. I might not be a doctor (now or ever…we’ll see!) but the changes I can help others invite into their relationships, well those can be just as lifesaving. Because our physical bodies aren’t just a collection of numbers (weight, height, blood pressure, cholesterol, iron level, etc, etc, etc) but rather highly complex, energetic beings that require so much more than food + water + shelter (sorry Maslow) to live in our optimum state. We need laughter and love and Passion and something to fight for. <–And at the end of the day, aren’t those really all the same things?
You might have absolutely loved the departure from the norm I took this week. Or it might not have been your cup of tea at all. Regardless, I hope you felt my pure enthusiasm and joy and, yes, Passion, stream through each and every word. And if you take nothing else away from this week…if this is the first and last post you ever read here…take this: find your Passion, commit to it, practice it often, and shout it shamelessly from the rooftops.
Its yours to own and no one else’s. You think my smile would be this big otherwise?