In our modern world almost everything we interact with has been shaped by an image that has been created over the years to ultimately sell us things. 'The American Dream' has become a warped manipulation... giving us the idea that somewhere, just over the horizon, is that perfect life we ordered.
I experienced my first orgasm at fourteen years old by accident, in the bathtub.
Just a few weeks before my boyfriend, Kirk, had asked me if I touched myself. He wanted to know what I liked so he could give it to me (how freakin' amazing is that for a fourteen year old boy? I have much to thank him for, but that's another story). I remember telling him that there was no reason to touch myself because pleasure would only feel good if he gave it to me.
Whether we like it and buy into it or not, we have been served a dream of what our lives should be like since we were young. And no matter what we consciously think about that dream, the programming is there. The great 'American Dream' is something else, it was dreamed up long ago and has since been painted in a light that no one's life can live up to. The more we compare ourselves against this dream, the less available we are to the beauty that is present in our lives.
There is a terrific disconnect when it comes to some of the information out there that we have received from our favorite spiritual teachers. In fact, some of the messages we have been working so hard to integrate into our lives may actually have you fighting against your nature and making you sick- rather than healing and liberating you.