listen if you dare.
for me, sex and spirituality are intrinsically linked. here's a great article by Deborah Anapol that explains why:
What if our religion was each other
If our practice was our life
If prayer, our words.
What if the temple was the earth
If forests were our church
If holy water - the rivers, lakes, and oceans
What if meditation was our relationships
If the Teacher was life
If wisdom was self-knowledge
If love was the center of our being
~ Ganga White
This -- I said to Percy when I had left
our bed and gone
out into the living room couch where
he found me apparently doing nothing -- this
is called thinking.
It's something people do,
not being entirely children of the earth,
like a dog or a tree or a flower.
His eyes questioned such an activity.
"Well, okay," he said. "If you say so. Whatever
it is. Actually
I like kissing better."
And next to me,
tucked down his curly head
and, sweet as a flower, slept.
Percy (2002-2009) from Mary Oliver's "Dog Songs"
"I want a chance to undo it. I want to work my needles back through the craziness of that moment and all the unseen, unknown moments that led up to it, and then reknit to a different now.
But time ain't made by sticks and string. And life isn't knit, but sewn. Once the fabric of our thought and vision are cut, it’s done. The severed pieces of our experience can never be rejoined, only mended.
And the best we can do with the scraps is to treasure them...set them aside for another time and place, to be arranged into something new."
~ Crys Williams, needlework, 12/17/2012
Anandalila is a tantric hatha yoga teacher and moksha magick practitioner. When she is not on the mat, she enjoys reading, writing, music, birdwatching, and, of course, chocolate.