I am a priestess devoted to Love

“My body is the temple, where flesh and Spirit unite.

Dance is my prayer.

Enter my temple and be loved a thousand and one ways.

Within the sanctuary of my heart, only Love dwells.

I am a vessel of abundance, infinite dreams.

I am a priestess devoted to Love ~ with my body and every breath…”

~ Jehan

Tantra Says….

Tantra says:

“There is joy in sex and there is frustration in sex. Because the moment of orgasm is very small. That moment can become very deep, that moment can remain there for hours. That moment, once you know the art of remaining in it, can surround you twenty-four hours. Tantra transforms sex.. It does not choose between the fascination and the frustration, it transcends both.

It uses sex as a key. And it is a key — because all life comes through it, all flowers bloom through it and all birds sing through it. All that you see around you, the green and the red and the gold, all comes through sex and is sex energy. All the poetry and all the songs and all the music is rooted in sex-energy. All art, all creativity, is nothing but an expression of sex.”

Become loving. When you are in the embrace, become the embrace. Become the kiss. Forget yourself so totally that you can say, “I am no more. Only love exists.” Then the heart is not beating, but love is beating. Then the blood is not circulating, but love is circulating. Then eyes are not seeing, love is seeing. Then hands are not moving to touch, love is moving to touch.

Become love and enter everlasting life. Love suddenly changes your dimension. You are thrown out of time and you are facing eternity. Love can become a deep meditation, the deepest possible. Lovers have known sometimes what saints have not known.

What we call love is really a whole spectrum of relating, reaching from the earth to the sky. At the most earthy level, love is sexual attraction. Many of us remain stuck there, because our conditioning has burdened our sexuality with all kinds of expectations and repressions. Actually the biggest “problem” with sexual love is that it… never lasts. Only if we accept this fact can we then really celebrate it for what it is–welcome its happening, and say good-bye with gratitude when it’s not.

Then as we mature, we can begin to experience the love that exists beyond sexuality and honors the unique individuality of the other. We begin to understand that our partner often functions as a mirror, reflecting unseen aspects of our deeper self and supporting us to become whole. This love is based in freedom, not expectation or need. Its wings take us higher and higher towards the universal love that experiences all as one.”

The art of tantra should not be mistaken for material hedonism. Perhaps it could be called “spiritual hedonism,” which says, “eat, drink and be merry, but with full awareness.” Remain awake as you enter into sex before the old habits come and take over. Just remain conscious of the energy. Tantra says Yes! to sex, Yes! to love, and Yes! Yes! Yes! to unconditional love.
~ Nostradamus Virato

Just My Opinion

All this talk on the net about Tantra…Neo, Red, White Tiger, Green, and probably many more names I’ve not yet heard. What is this thing called Tantra and why are there so many flavors?

I cannot speak for anyone else on this planet. I can ONLY speak for ME. I am not drawn to Tantra so I can have some complete stranger do sexual things with me under the guise of “enlightenment”. I know it’s not a popular stance to take, but when I hear sexological body worker I think…hmmm, another word for whore, prostitute, or whatever moniker you wish to use. But, hey…that’s just me. I’m still working on that judgmental piece of my ego!!! She is a wild one to tame!

When I first heard of Tantra in the early 70’s I was just learning about sex. I was raised in a strict Southern Baptist denomination, but that did not stop me from experimenting sexually. As I posted in one of my earlier posts, I am a sexual being and have been so since a very young age. Long before I even knew what sex was:)

It wasn’t only the sexual positions I saw in the Kama Sutra that piqued my interest; it was the connection of souls. My sexuality is equal to my spirituality. Again, something I learned at a very early age.

The thought of some stranger touching me in such an intimate way and connecting with my spirit when I am most vulnerable makes me shudder. Although I read voraciously on the topic and try so hard to keep my upbringing and prejudiced out of it, I am simply loathe to allow that kind of intimacy!

My own grandfather crossed that boundary with me as my father prepared to go off to war in Viet Nam and I am scarred. His disgusting acts on me made me not trust men and is probably why I refuse to date men who are my age or older. I never told my family until I was 18 and the old coot made a sexual comment about my 14 yr old sister and I flipped out! We were in the midst of burying & grieving over the loss of our 15 yr old brother & deviant made a comment that brought out all of the anger I had been hiding for so many years. Needless to say, it was traumatic for all:(

Fast forward to now and I still find it difficult to have any sort of relationship with an older man. I know in my head that they are not all perverts & I’ve had some really great elderly neighbors, but you can bet they never came into my house without their spouse.

I continually work on keeping an open mind about Tantra/Taoist/Kemetic/Conscious sexual practices. I know I need to learn somewhere and so I am a member of many communities like this one. I am an avid fan of Jaiya, the “sex expert”. I belong to groups who study & promote polyamorous relations, calling it Progressive Love (Jujumama-Kenya Stevens & hubby Carl). Even though I have been a part of these communities for a couple of years, I still do not want to practice what I learn with a stranger. I believe sex is sacred and the older I get & the more I learn, my belief is made stronger that it is not for casual encounters. There is tremendous power in the energy of sex and it is this power I am looking forward to harnessing with my lover.