Friends, On Friday I had the pleasure of attending a Tantra class with my beloved friend and teacher Dawn Cartwright. I felt a tremendous opening in my body (as I always do after a Tantra class) and the most remarkable things shifted in my life...
I went home with a warm feeling in my body and an availability for closeness and love that felt new. I felt alive even as I slept and when I awoke, something amazing happened...
In the beginning of my relationship, almost every Saturday, my beloved and I would begin the morning melting into one another, cuddling and making love...it would set the stage for a delicious day of enjoying one another. Recently, the ebb and flow of life and busyness has prompted my beloved to choose to jump out of bed on a Saturday morning (long before I am ready to rouse) and begin his day.
Even when he has had every intention of joining me back in bed when I was ready to wake up, it would still jar me and I would feel upset as I awoke to an empty bed.
This Saturday, after a delicious cuddly and connecting sleep, I woke up to him loving me...the urgency to jump out of bed to 'get stuff done' seemed to have disappeared for him.
Here is the thing, my beloved did not change... I changed.
I brought a part of myself home with me that had recently been buried by my own fears, insecurities, and behaviors. I had been getting into bed with only a part of myself and a strict list of expectations for how he 'should' behave in the mornings. But on this Friday, I brought home a sweet, soft, gentle, loving woman...ready to receive my man's love.
And without me saying a word, he got it. He felt some part of me inviting him to be close to me that he could not ignore...it shifted everything about the way we related that morning and we did not even need to verbally communicate about it.
In fact, in the past when I would try to talk to him about how I felt when he would jump out of bed, it would usually be coming from a place of anger and blame from my side and it was never well received...which created more distance when what I thought I was longing for was closeness.
It was the simple opportunity to take 2 hours and immerse myself in meditation, immerse myself in the wisdom of Tantra, to discover what was true in my body, beyond words, beyond stories, beyond decisions about who I am or want to be...which created a place where our love could unfold.
This is what is so exceptional about a weekly Tantra practice. This and so much more...
I hope you will join me as we begin another 'Tantra Life' series tomorrow night.
in love, Charu Tantra Life! VENUE CHANGE . please email us for new address if you plan on attending! FIRST Tuesday Class TOMORROW! March 17th 7:30-9pm / $30 per person Tantra is a powerful path of meditation which focuses on bringing awareness and presence to the body
Learning to integrate Tantra and live a Tantra Life is a process of surrender. That process is facilitated by the meditations. Practicing them on your own is a part of it, and gathering together to immerse ourselves in the essence of who we are is a sure-fire way to accelerate the process....not to mention how fun and delicious it feels.
This weekly class is my offering to you, a chance to spend at least an hour and a half each week immersed in Tantra. I invite you to leave your mind at the door and allow this to be your vacation from your life as you know it. A place where you can allow yourself to be surprised by the possibilities and experience yourself fully as we explore one of the 112 Tantric meditations.
*all classes are fully clothed with no sexual contact