Ever since my Mexico retreat earlier this year and my plant medicine journey with Grandmother Ayahuasca I have become near obsessed with sacred sexuality.
In my journey I was shown ancient memories of times when sacred sexuality was practiced as the norm. Woman had deep respect and understanding of the magnificent capacity for pleasure and power their bodies had and sexuality was used as a gateway to the divine. I had visions of being in ritual ceremonies with other woman where orgasmic energy was built up and then channeled ecstatically into creative growth and healing for humanity.
During the journey I experienced a kundalini awakening as orgasmic energy flooded my entire being and then I was downloaded with what I can only explain as light codes of information into my body, with the knowing that they were to be accessed only at a time when I and the planet was ready. I was told these energies would help me to expand and serve humanity in a way that was needed at this time. A lot of what I experienced in the journey was too much for my mind to comprehend and I have spent the last six months since being home in major integration mode processing the enormity of what I experienced.
Thankfully (and with divine synchronicity!) Amazing books, practices, teachers and courses have found their way into my life to help me make more “sense” of what I experienced and to assist me to integrate and embody the huge consciousness shift I have gone through.
One such teacher has been Shaney Marie. from Orgasmic Hearts. I recently had the delight of participating in her three week course “Orgasmic Hearts : Feminine Super Power Series”. The course is for women who want to learn and explore the wonders of feminine erotic powers and be introduced to embodiment practices that connect them to their body’s truth and desires. It’s a modern take on ancient woman’s wisdom held in an extremely safe and supportive space.
The series was split over three evenings over three weeks, with each night focusing on a different feminine “super power”. Radiant Breasts, Manifesting Womb and Golden Pussy.
Shaney is a wonderful facilitator and is someone who very obviously walks her talk. She embodies a beautiful grace and a soft, yet powerful presence. I found her to have a wealth of knowledge and experience that she is only too happy to share. As a guide she has the ability to hold a very safe and powerful space. Which is SO incredibly important with this feminine embodiment work. I would not have been able to surrender so deeply and vulnerably nor transform so much in such a short period of time without that container being held so solidly. Supporting Shaney were two equally brilliant facilitators – Pam Hall and Michelle Cannon who I felt equally supported, at ease and safe with. Beautiful, beautiful woman!!
At the start of the series Shaney asked us to share our intention for the course, mine was to expand my capacity for pleasure and to be able to worship my body rather than judge it. Did I experience that? Absolutely!!! The journey was stunning and profound for me.
It was a deeply experiential learning where I found myself pushed to my edges, beyond my comfort zones and lead into a totally new space of expanded potential of what it means to be a woman in touch with her erotic self.
I learnt, but more importantly experienced directly the pure potential for bliss that can be accessed through breath, intention and focus. My container for pleasure has absolutely expanded and I am in total awe at what the female body can do when orgasmic energy is linked with sacred intention and heart-based consciousness.
As Shaney so beautifully explained on the first evening, “All energy is orgasmic energy.” The shivers you get across your skin. Tingles that run up and down your spine. Rushes at the back of the head. Everything in life comes from and is created by orgasmic energy. In the west we have all been taught that orgasmic energy is just limited to the climax felt during sex. That is not even scratching the surface of the full potential of orgasmic energy.
Ladies. Clitoral and G-spot orgasms are amazing, but did you know your body is capable of full body orgasms? You haven’t lived until you have experienced a full body heart orgasm. Wowsers. In personally now experiencing one I feel like I am finally accessing the potential that I had always felt was possible.
With the tools Shaney shared I have finally been able to access and understand more deeply the states that I experienced in my plant medicine journey (without obviously having to “take” anything to reach them!).
During the course I was able to let go of deep guilt and shame I have been holding in my body since childhood around sexuality. As a child I was quite sexually expressive, I would self-pleasure ALL the time, often in public spaces. To protect me my Mum explained that I shouldn’t do what I was doing in front of people that it was a “private” activity to be done alone in my bedroom.
Well meaning of course, what else could a Mum do with a four-year-old girl busting with sensual pleasure? However around that time that is when I started to repress my sexuality. I created a belief that it was something that should be hidden, done alone, not safe and was ultimately shameful. While it didn’t block my sexuality completely, I have always felt like there was so much more to be accessed then I had experienced either by myself or with a lover.
Our collective consciousness is full of this sexual and feminine repression (thank you patriarchal religions!!). Woman have not been taught or exposed to the truth that sexuality is a divine gift and there is enormous potential for healing, growth, power and creativity when harnessed. We don’t need to renounce the body or pleasure as so many spiritual teachings advise, we actually need to dive much, much deeper into it.
I am so grateful for teachers such as Shaney who are sharing this beautiful medicine with woman, reconnecting them to their true power and potential.
Alongside the teachings I met some of the most amazing women in the course. As each of the practices opened us up there was a beautiful joy, reverence and deep connection shared between all of us. It showed me the immense power and love that woman can create when they come together in love rather than competition. It was really a magical experience, and one I will never forget.
I highly encourage if you are based in Melbourne, Australia and feel drawn to this work then go along. It was a beautiful course and one that has helped me unlock parts of myself that have been repressed for a very long time. I feel more embodied, present, calm and settled within myself. I have learnt some amazing embodiment tools and practices, which have allowed me truly to come into deep respect and love for my body. Amazing!
You can find out more information about Shaney and her orgasmic heart courses on her website here and Facebook page.