To me, spring seems ebullient but also fragile. This poem captured that sensation for me.
Form & Void
For him , everything is form.
Glory be to God for dappled things...
All things counter, original, spare, strange....
—Gerard Manley Hopkins
The boy is blowing bubbles
with his mother, shimmering orbs
that glitter and dance
on the face...
Trauma Informed, Anti-Oppressive Sacred Sexuality: Interview with Dr. Liam “Captain” Snowdon, Season 2 Episode 13
dr. liam “captain" snowdon - captain lives uninvited on the territory of the Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ peoples on Vancouver Island. Their background is in social justice, harm reduction, street outreach, sexological bodywork, performance art and poetry. Captain runs the Sex Positive Art and Recreation Centre in Victoria and co-teaches the Somatic Sex Educator Professional...
a tarot spread for beltaine
The trees and flowers where I am are blooming blooming blooming abundantly.
May first is the cross-quarter of Beltaine, the halfway point between the spring equinox and the summer solstice. Traditionally, a maypole celebration marks Beltaine. It is a symbol of fertility, a coming together for power and creation, a weaving of binaries and polarities....
Stuck in your winter cave? Had overwhelming emotions or loss? Have been physically challenged by multiple respiratory infections and the flu only to be followed by springtime allergies? Need replenishment? Do you need some help?
Use pleasure as a tonic. Create experiments that focus on receiving pleasure. You can start with a sip of pleasure....
Been there. Done that.
Sometimes it can be hard to crawl out of the cave after a long winter's hibernation.
Not only because I am stiff and undernourished, having worked through all my fat stores over the winter (oh, if only that were true...read this interesting article on the metabolic winter we may be missing!).
But also, because I'm a bit jaded....
Dancing Your Arousal: Joseph Kramer on Porn Yoga, Masturbation, and Feeling Your Body — Season 2 Episode 12
Thanks to Joseph Kramer for spending time talking about his work! Here are a lot of places you can find more:
Free Orgasmic Yoga Standing class
New School of Erotic Touch
Orgasmic Yoga Institute
Joseph on Twitter
The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being by Daniel Siegel
King Kong Theory by by Virginie Despentes,...
There is no failure.
I did this interesting thing and followed my impulse and booked a flight on Southwest points to LA to see the fourth of a four-show series by Taylor Mac. He's performing a 24-Decade History of Popular Music, and each decade is an hour. AN HOUR. So the original show was 24 hours long. In...
Springtime, with the slow push of growth and the emergence of possibility, finds me eager to clean up and clean out. It is detox time.
Think broadly about detoxification with some inquiry. What have you taken in from your social, political or civic arena that you are hanging on to, do your cells need to...
The sociolinguistics of “dark” and “light”
The spring equinox is today. It is a time of balance, a time when the length of time between sunset and sunrise is equal to the time between sunrise and sunset.