Daily InspirationOne of the hardest feelings to feel is that of helplessness over others - over others being mean, judgmental, rejecting and not seeing you or valuing you. Most people would rather get angry, or judge themselves or others, rather than feel this very painful feeling. This feeling needs your deep compassion, which you can give yourself only when you fully accept that you are powerless over how others' feel and behave. By Dr. Margaret Paul
Pleasure is Our BirthrightBy Phyllis Stein, Ph.D.
November 14, 2007
Is physical bliss missing from your life? One of the jobs of the loving adult is to restore our baby selves to the state of bliss that is our birthright.
How do we heal this in Inner Bonding? I think this is a physical component of accessing a source of love, only it is accessing a source of physical bliss. I think we access it by having the experience and storing it in our bodies so that we can recreate it for our baby self. Many people, I think, use sex to access this feeling, but I am not sure that this meets the needs of the baby inside because sex is not what a baby needs. For me, to bring the experience of bliss inside has involved body work and energy work. Recently, I have been experiencing physical bliss during Reiki circle healing sessions. As each person touched me with love during the group healing sessions, it has been like a non-stop slow motion orgasm, but without the sexual component. And I know that this is what my baby self would have taken for granted if my mother had not been so wounded. For others, it has been the experience of being held by someone who can bring love without any agenda. I imagine there have been other ways that people have accessed this experience.
So I suggest that part of creating a loving adult is healing on the physical level, releasing the tension and fear that block out the bliss that is our birthright. We replace the false belief that our bodies are supposed to feel uncomfortable with the truth that we are supposed to feel bliss. If we do not have access to that feeling, I suggest that, without judgment, we set our intent to learn how to do it so that we can, in another way, provide our little ones with the love and nurturing that they did not get the first time around.
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