Women Experience Sexual Frustration, Too

As we enter into the twenty-first century, gender norms and attitudes towards how men and women should behave are changing for the better. In most cases we’ve done away with rigid stereotypes that dictate how a man or a woman should behave. We’ve learned to see masculinity and femininity as fluid characteristics, that don’t necessarily correspond to gender. In the same vein of thinking, sexual frustration is no longer something that only affects men. Women are now free to express their sexual needs in order to prevent feelings of sexual frustration.

Throughout history, women have been taught to stifle their sense of sexuality in order to appear respectable, pure, and desirable in a man’s eyes. For women this meant resisting sex when it was offered and never expressing an outright desire to have sex. It was considered unthinkable that a woman would experience sexual frustration, because sex was always centered around the male. Men had ‘uncontrollable’ sexual urges and it was a woman’s fault if she tempted a man into action. Today, there is still something of a misconception that men have greater libidos and sex drives as compared to women.

Your sex drive is affected by a number of factors. Firstly, there are hormones circulating in your body that determine how you feel, sexually. For women, hormone levels fluctuate along with the menstrual cycle. Therefore, how amorous a woman feels at any given time depends on where she is in her cycle.

Of course, there are other factors that can greatly affect libido, especially for women. Emotionally traumatic events, such as the death of someone close to you, a particularly nasty breakup, or stress at work can all have serve to dampen or light your sense of sexual desire. In addition, mood disorders such as depression or bipolar disorder can also cause both increases and decreases in libido. Another fairly obvious factor in determining libido or sexual desire is how connected the woman feels to the person she is sexual with. There are a great number of things that can affect a woman’s desire for sex.

Sexual frustration can occur in conjunction with any of the aforementioned lifestyle changes. The change might be totally obvious, or it might be difficult to recognize why you feel the way you do. It might be difficult to communicate the change to your partner, if you have a certain routine. Perhaps you want sex more and your partner isn’t interested in increasing frequency. If that’s the case, you’re likely to experience some sexual frustration.

If that is the case the best thing to do is discuss how you feel with your partner. We are lucky to live in an era where it is okay

for women to express their sexual needs. Sexual frustration can be addressed through honest discussions that don’t center on rigid gender roles, such as what a woman should feel or what a man should feel. Being honest and open is the best way to address a problem if you have one. If you want to feel sexually satisfied, the best thing to do is have a conversation about your needs.

In addition to communication with your partner, energy healing methods such as Chakra Healing can dramatically improve your sex life by getting to the root of the issue and eliminating the cause of the problem.

 

 

 

 

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Learn the Master Keys of Sufi Prophetic Healing

Learn the Master Keys of Sufi Prophetic Healing

By Kim Phipps on August 5, 2012

No matter what particular issue you’re working on during your healing journey, the most important place to focus is your heart. Your heart carries all of the issues, all of the concerns, and all of the beliefs that are self-limiting, dysfunctional or painful. These are all stored in the heart.

Thus, the place to begin receiving is into the heart. As the heart clears, as the wounds release, and as the beliefs dissolve, love flows into the heart, and then this love circulates throughout the entire body on every level, physical, emotional and spiritual.

So it is essential to develop and increase your ability to receive love. Even if you had experiences in the past that made you afraid to receive love, this is based on a false belief that love is hurtful or dangerous. What you got may have hurt you, but real love doesn’t hurt; it heals.

It is important to realize that this belief does not serve you. And real love is available to you around the clock. Set your intention to deepen your receiving, especially to receive into those deeper realms that are thirsty for the love. The places that are thirsty are the ones which have been wounded, shut down and protected.

In the healing work, often the fiercest dragon guards the most tender and vulnerable places in our heart. As we drop deeper into our hearts, this often surfaces as anger or fear. These emotions can get rather strong, since these are the emotions that were packed into the heart years ago when you were facing situations where you decided to close up,

protect and defend. When you focus on receiving, you realize that the key is to bring love to the places that are thirsty, the places where you have held off the love out of fear or defense. This is a tremendous opportunity to bring healing in a gentle way.

Sei He Ki ~ The Emotional Symbol

Sei He Ki – This is your next Reiki symbol out of three. You now know the Cho Ku Rei, this is the Sei He Ki. This symbol is used for mental and emotional healing, protection, purification, clearing and balancing. It works with the cause of the disease, which is often hidden in the subconscious mind (the emotional body) and/or the conscious mind (the mental body).

Understand that many diseases and problems have their roots in negative emotions and false beliefs. This symbol is used for the healing of bad habits, addictions, emotional trauma and heavy feelings like anger, frustration or jealousy. That makes this symbol another good one against bad vibrations and negative entities. A good symbol for inner calmness and the release of blockages

When the body manifests dis-ease, it is often attempting to deliver a message that there is something that needs tending, that needs attention within the mental or emotional patterns we carry. The mental and emotional healing symbol balances the right and left brain.

Sei = I point
He = the Bow, Arrow to
Ki = Life-force, Light, Awareness

This strange symbol looks like a human head with two bumps on the places of the eighth chakra (the cosmic chakra where divinity connects with our physical existence and place of the soul akasha) and the tenth chakra (place of mystical talents and inner sight).

Therefore alternative meanings of the Sei He Ki are ‘Remember Your Self’ and ‘God and humanity becoming one’. Pointing your arrow to awareness means bringing your attention to your feelings, emotions, patterns and psychology in order to understand and heal them. Sei He Ki restores emotional balance and harmony.

Sei He Ki is especially helpful for healing relationship problems and the issues that stem from them: It’s used for any sort of emotional or mental distress such as nervousness, fear, depression, anger, sadness, etc. It can enhance one’s memory, as it connects with the subconscious mind, where all memories are stored & can be used to enhance the effectiveness of affirmations, causing them to enter more deeply into the subconscious and manifest the results you desire more quickly.

Sei He Ki Is also used to purify food or water, or to clear a room of negative energy, followed by the power symbol. If, during a treatment, a person begins an emotional release, use this symbol to assist in drawing it out and clearing it.

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Cho Ku Rei ~ This is the Power Symbol

Reiki Energy will flow without it, but when you use it, it is believed that the energy increases significantly. It would be as if you had changed the bulb in a lamp from 50 watts to 500 watts. Use at the beginning of the healing session and at any other time that additional power is needed. It is geared specifically for healing within the physical body.

The meaning and translation of the symbol: The power of the Universe, the divine light, is assessable to me, to focus. It is the divine creation symbol: The manifestation of the light (the divine energy) on earth. The energy frequent, which you produce with the strengthening symbol, is one of the highest spiritual powers, which you can send out: The clear universal divine Power of light and unconditional love.

Every energy application will get stronger when using this symbol. For this meditation, sit at your computer, or if you downloaded the music, listen to it on your MP3 player or iphone anywhere you like, (Not while driving). If at your computer sit straight & start by drawing this symbol on a piece of clean white paper in front of you, you can later 3 hole punch it for your binder. Then close your eyes & listen to the music, breath in through your nose & out through your mouth if possible. Imagine the symbol, let it float through your mind; ask it to become one with you. Often, the symbol morphs & changes, let this happen: Picture it from different angles, if it were an animal what would it be, if it were a part of nature how would it appear to you.

Healing Prayer

I ask the Great Unseen Healing Force to remove all obstructions from my mind and body and to restore me to perfect health. I ask this in all sincerity and honesty and I will do my part.

I ask the Great Unseen Healing Force to help both present and absent ones who are in need of help that You restore them to perfect health. I put my trust in the Love and Power of God.

And So It Is

Ashe/Amen

What is Reiki?

Lesson One ~ What is Reiki?

Reiki (pronounced Ray-key) is a Japanese name consisting of 2 words Rei and Ki meaning spiritually guided life energy (commonly known as Universal Life Energy), an energy which animates us all and is found all around us. Reiki is a form of spiritual healing using “universal life energy” channeled through the practitioner to the recipient. Reiki helps to harmonize body, mind and spirit for yourself or anyone you want to help. Reiki is not a religion nor does it have any religious affiliations. Reiki is a universal energy that flows through & is a part of all things in the entire physical universe. It works because of science, yet as a concept it ties into the common denominator of all religions.

The power of Reiki is in essence the power of love; unconditional love as a conscious creational & destructive force of energy. This energy is made from 4 pillars of which it is manifested as real by standing upon these 4 constructs. They are Humility, Patience, Gratitude & Respect. In time you will come to see how these are your only real weapons in life to combat ignorance for there is truly no problem life could through at you where a careful application of one or more of these pillars couldn’t solve. They are your greatest tools in any relationship or communication & once mastered can bring magic into your life & your own eventual enlightenment. Here is the Reiki Prayer, the first thing that my master gave to me when I began my journey of becoming an energy healer: Praying is a form of meditation. It is to focus oneself using meaningful words.

This is the Reiki prayer. Your first task is to say this in your favorite meditative pose, or just sit comfortably at your computer with your hands on your lap, palms facing up, breathe in through your nose & out through your mouth several times then read the prayer. It is also beneficial to say it before each one of the lessons I give you or at the beginning of each day. The purpose is to clear your energy field.

Just for today, I will let go of anger. Just for today, I will let go of worry. Just for today, I will give thanks for my many blessings. Just for today, I will be brutally honest with myself. Just for today, I will extend my kindness to everyone I meet & every living thing.

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Root (Muladhara) Chakra

Location

The Root Chakra is the 1st Chakra, and is located at the base of your spine at your tailbone.

Associations

This Chakra is connected to our feelings of physical survival, relating to issues of food and money. It is associated with the natural element of earth, and is a source of strength and development for the energy centers in your body. Your sense of balance and security in the world begins here—at the base of your spine.

Color

Red

Healing Techniques

Your Root Chakra provides you a connection to the world. Your bare feet and strong legs are what keep the rest of your energies rooted, so try yoga poses such as Mountain Pose (Tadasana) and Tree Pose (Vriksasana) to help find grounding and balance.

Other postures can also relieve tension and help you to feel more grounded, including Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana) and Head-to-Knee Pose (Janu Sirsasana), which both help to release your hamstrings, and Salamba Savasana (Supported Corpse Pose) and Salamba Balasana (Supported Child’s Pose), both of which are effective in promoting rooted restoration in the body and mind.

Relative Foods

Red foods, such as apples and beets, as well as root vegetables, including carrots and potatoes, are foods that draw attention to grounding your Root Chakra, according toMindBodyGreen. Also, spicy cayenne peppers and Tabasco sauce, as well as animal proteins, such as red meats and eggs are considered to be grounding and healing foods for your Root Chakra.