What I love about Tantra is that it emphasises the interconnectedness of all things and seeks to transcend the conventional divisions between the spiritual and material, as well as between the self and the external world. In the western world, for example, we often separate the sexual from the spiritual and here we really do miss a trick. 🪄 There is nothing more pure, innocent and divine than our Kundalini or life force energy, and when we really nurture and cherish this we can begin open to an incredible, sometimes cosmic experience of love, oneness and self-love. 🌎 🙌 💗🪐
Speaking of self-love, I have recently been very inspired by a book called “Urban Tantra” by Barbara Carrellas, which I would highly recommend reading 📖 🤓. Within the Solo Tantra section of the book, the author recommends having a slow, sensual self-pleasure session whilst looking at yourself in the mirror and then, at the point of orgasm, looking in your own eyes and telling yourself “I love you”. 💕 😍
I can tell you from firsthand experience that it is exceptionally powerful and self-affirming to offer yourself this kind of internal validation whilst in a moment of private bliss. When I looked into my own eyes, I saw excitement, vitality, vulnerability and a very sacred kind of joy. I highly recommend trying this out if you are seeking to connect with yourself in a more deeply loving way. 💗
Radical Self-love really does start when we take the time to see and hear ourselves. When we fully inhabit our bodies. When we are at home in our sexual energy. ✨🪅
Self-love also recently led me to purchase a Shakti Mat as recommended by a dear friend of mine in The Hague🧘♀️✨. These incredible mats are designed to soothe your body and mind, creating a blissful harmony. 🌈 🌼 The first five minutes can be a little painful but once you relax into the experience the endorphins begin to release and the magic begins to happen. With a bed of acupressure points, the mat offers a rejuvenating massage-like sensation that melts away tension and revives your energy. I have personally experienced some energy-gasms whilst on my Flowee (NL brand) and it has also really helped to relieve back pain. 🌟🧡
What new things are you discovering these days?