welcome to the gardens

sovereignty

bodily sovereignty is having a secure, grounded relationship with the body as a vehicle to experience life in. 

it is the embodiment of dignity, rooted-ness, and having room to step into ourselves fully; with autonomy, choice, and self-regulation in a world chock full of complete dysregulation.

Body as Ecstasy garden

could the body be a spiritual source of joy, pleasure, and (dare i say it) ecstasy? could the body be our next favorite stay-cation? where we meet god and she serves us tea with the devil?

 

what are the best smelling blooms,

the brightest berries,

the thorniest roses

in our gardens of ecstasy? 

soil & stardust

i think god is whatever reminds us that we come from the earth and sky. she is wherever skin becomes soil, blood is sunshine, and skulls hold lightning over chests of thunder.

de-stigmatizing

we aren't scared of words like sensual, intimacy, and erotic here. these words belong to us. we get to decide what they mean. we decide how they get to live in our bodies - how they teach us to remember, dismantle silly constructs, and shove us into our power. language is important. words do matter a lot. we get to deconstruct false narratives, inaccurate beliefs, or outdated blueprints of our identity that no longer serve us. 

pleasure as medicine

the body is like a pharmacy cabinet. full of gooey chemicals that nourish our nervous system and regulate the perception of our experiences.  as bad experiences change the body - so do pleasurable experiences. intentionally tapping into the pleasure medicine cabinet (our body) we allow ourselves to contain deep healing that is limitless, sovereign, and expansive. 

touch as witness

touch nerd alert!

 

being touched can fuel feelings of being witnessed - a deep presence can come from the certainty of another's witness through touch. aside from the very fantastic and mind-blowing sciencey stuff that we know about touch, there is something about it that science just can't put their finger on ;) 

it is impossible to know exactly why touch *works* - why exactly we need it, and why exactly it can cause as much harm and it can deliver recovery. but we know there is an extraordinary web of electrical and somatosensory systems of awareness working at any given point of life that play remarkable roles in the ways we have been shaped and can be shaped.

sensually slow

melt into the sensual drip of the soft erotic silk made of your bloody tissues.

get twisted in the electrical tapestries under your skin.

dance with the sweet swirl of nectar in your pelvic cauldron.

slow the fck down and liquefy with the luster of your loins (ok, we're getting a bit dramatic here but you get the point).