Intimacy is the Pathway
Intimacy is something we all hunger for, but may dance around. The magic of the work of Flesh & Spirit is creating safe and sacred spaces for men to explore both the hunger and the dance of intimacy. The dance, of course, has all of its stuff like the fear of rejection, heartache from loss, and a fear of losing control. If we can bring compassion to these old stories, we can create new ones.
The Lakota Indian word Mitakuye Oyasin means “All My Relations”. Intimacy is that connection with all our relations; sun, moon, earth, living, dead, nature, and all creatures. The dance of intimacy not only impacts the abundance we receive, it is the underpinning of tackling crisis like the oil spill or even what we believe we can accomplish.
The Mystic Rumi said, “the agony of lovers is the pathway to God”. It is in the heart broken open that we remember the intimacy that charges our bodies, our passions, and our hunger to seek connection. Flesh & Spirit in September will do another one-day workshop called The Lover. Clearing the stories that inhibit you from being close, connection and experiencing “giving and receiving as one in the same” will be the focus. So how hungry do you feel to connect? Notice without judgment knowing intimacy is not an issue; it is a gift of self-loving we all might enjoy.
Happy summer. Touch from the heart and enjoy the intimacy of life.