Emerging…. I feel bedraggled and vulnerably newborn, as I emerge from a week in ceremony. A small group of great souls came together, to explore a potential weave of somatic sexual wellness with psychedelic medicines. We all arrived as experienced spaceholders – all courageous, seasoned explorers of expanded dimensions of our personal and interpersonal neuroendocrine systems. We all already knew how to delight in difference, and tend to rupture with repair. We all were already oriented by our own trustworthy longings – for deep pleasure, and profound ecstasy.
Within this unique blend of lovership and leadership – a gathering that had never been before and will never be again – something extraordinary emerged. The molecules conspired. The rhythm of the biosphere found expression in hearts, breath, imagination and co-creation. Death and life made love within and around us, as they do in forest, soil, cells, souls, skin…. We found a path of ever-deepening differentiation within evermore unity. We each and all could shine, and reflect each other’s shining. Extraordinary experiences got woven with everyday frustrations, trauma triggers and ongoing commitment to care. As I reflect and rest, I feel as if I am resourced by many embodied experiences of life as it is meant to be. I find myself incubating mysterious, impossible new dreams.
For me, Eros is our sacred well, our inmost core. Psychedelics weave us into conscious connection with the web of life and death; we feel wanted and welcome. So the intersection of somatic sexual wellness and psychedelic medicines can be a place of powerful magic – but also of grave danger, and potential for major misattunements. Combining them is not for the under-resourced, inexperienced, or faint-of-heart. If this is a weave that calls to you, I hope you go carefully, finding your very own pace of trust, with those great souls who are your precious companions. I’d love to learn what you discover. Because I’m going to stay, and work and play at this intersection. For all the messiness and challenge, it also feels profoundly right….