What is present for me this morning is how much courage it takes for us to open our hearts, and how soft and tender that form of courage (and power) is.
I feel that much of what many of us struggle with in our relationship to power is that we’ve been taught to believe that power and vulnerability cannot simultaneously exist…
…That to be powerful is to be hardened, and impenetrable to anything that could have us appear weak, or at risk of being seen as insecure or imperfect.
This is not true.
I am constantly in a learning process around this:
That to be powerful (counter to what current political and social structures show us) requires us to ever-deepen into our vulnerability and sensitivity.
That to be Sovereign within myself requires me to soften to the world so that I can actually feel it, receive it, be in relationship with it…rather than hiding behind the walls of any fear or distorted perceptions of “not being safe” or “being too much”.
Being powerful is vulnerable.
Because true power is rooted in my willingness and ability to be perpetually penetrated by the Divine, surrendered in availability to be guided by its will…
…while simultaneously being connected enough to myself, my body, and my heart, that I can fully let go into that surrender without abandoning myself or abdicating the discernment of my body.
As a woman, I’ve found that much of my growth in this world is in learning how to truly receive from a man without abandoning myself in the process.
How to receive pleasure, attention, requests, desires, support, etc from a man…
…without defaulting into old trauma-based blueprints of abdicating my own needs and desires because at one point I created a story that “that’s what I need to do in order to stay safe, be chosen, and avoid losing love”.
To deepen in my connection with the Divine, with Spirit (which I perceive to be a Masculine-oriented energy) is to open up to being penetrated by that pure Divine Masculine energy, g’knowing on a deep level of awareness that Spirit does not want me to abandon myself as He penetrates me with his awareness.
He wants me to be an active, engaged, co-conspirator in our mutually created Divine conception. He (Spirit) wants me embodied in my truth, connected to my intuition, grounded in my body, pleasure, and self-awareness, so that I can be fully available to receive his support, guidance, and transmission.
That’s a big part of why I believe that healing our relationship to sexuality is key for having a healthy, connected, embodied relationship with the Divine.
Because we are learning how to be penetrated by God.
We are learning how to trust ourselves enough to truly surrender to something greater than ourselves, which is a very powerful and vulnerable thing to do.
In my SOVEREIGNTY course for women, much of what we are currently working with and exploring is how embodied and present we are at the point of penetration — not just in s£x, but in every area of our life.
Every moment where we are engaged in an act of giving and receiving; whether it’s with another person, with the Divine, with the Earth, or with ourselves — are we present, embodied, and connected at the point of giving and receiving?
Because, the more present we are at the key point of penetration, where one field of awareness and energy enters into another, the greater power and influence we have to positively shift and consciously co-create are reality.
It is a vulnerable, gorgeous, connection-oriented path, that calls me forward into more of who I truly am every day, in every moment.
It is a paradoxical dance of total devotion and total non-attachment, which calibrates our vibration to be an energetic match for the fulfillment of our Greatest Destiny and truest Desires.
And while it certainly isn’t always comfortable, I do find it is always worth it, and who I find myself to be on the other side, along with the quality human beings I attract into my field of energy as I grow and expand along the way, is beyond anything I could imagine.
Musing on this Sunday morning. I am grateful and humbled to be alive.
Arielle Brown is a Spiritual Mentor and Sexual Embodiment Facilitator. She specializes in supporting people to align their lives with their deepest desires, by tapping into their innate sovereignty and embodying a healthy/aligned relationship with their erotic energy. Arielle has cultivated a body of work addressing the increasing need for evolutionary approaches to sexuality, spirituality, and leadership that facilitate power-WITH (vs. power-OVER) models of relating. She teaches courses and facilitates transformational containers for those seeking to embody new levels of truth, power, and freedom in their lives and relationships. www.ariellebrown.com
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