Share Your Intimacy
Who are you sharing it with? Could it be just for you?
What does this mean to you? How do you feel when you hear the words?
Can you say it without feeling, well… funny?
Do you remember learning about the different types of Intimacy? There seem to be up to 14 – that is A LOT!
Where does THIS come from? Can you draw parallels from your self-worth to your level of comfort in an intimate situation?
It’s easy to get on with life by keeping busy, ignoring self-care, and expressing intimacy as a mask by doing.
Is that intimacy – manipulating it? Did it get lost somewhere along the way or was it always vague to begin with?
During the past two years of this exhausting pandemic, we’ve had to hunker down with our families and partners FULL TIME (It would be nice to have some time off, right?)
Sharing intimate space like never before – a total adjustment to a new normal that may be intimidating to an introvert, now surrounded by a constant flutter and awareness of others’ activity and auratic energy.
Daily rituals have been lost and disrupted. Long bouts of quiet stillness have disappeared into tip-toeing and self-hushing during business zoom calls. Making considerations for your loved ones about everything from laundry and hobby pile-ups, quiet time for meditating (what’s that again?), to music selections and loudness; ‘wear your earbuds please!
In order to prevail and grow we need to do sometimes uncomfortable things like: Be open! Talk to each other. Share feelings and thoughts even if it makes us nervous – especially so!
What if we say something that is perceived as hurtful? Even though it burns inside and NEEDS to come out? We can’t hold that in for long without suffering preventable maladies.
It takes a lot to be able to look into the mirror and to be grateful for the face looking back at you. It takes courage and openness to offer vulnerability, love, and acceptance of all that we see.
A small yet powerful reminder to practice your sharing is represented by the things we surround ourselves with… precious sensory reminders we keep near and dear, like candles, artwork, sentiments, etc.
And By first pausing to light and then bathing in the scent of the intimacy, you are reflecting within.
A little about why I made my candles. Besides the fact that every time I light one, I feel comforted. I wanted to share my art, my love of specific scents, and words that resonate for deeper connections. It is in the belly, the “good feels”, that come from the total package- the scent, the sentiment, and the art.
The yin, the dark swirl, is associated with shadows, femininity, and the trough of a wave; the yang, the light swirl, represents brightness, passion, and growth. It’s sensual and vulnerable.
I chose the scent of Rose Petals-Its fragrance is believed to have a soothing effect that promotes feelings of serenity, relaxation, and optimism.
I think there comes a time in life when someday will come and if we lack intimacy we will crave it like life-affirming water; sacred and purifying.
Let’s put the past aside and into a safe place
to allow for the courage to trust our instincts and to allow ourselves the joy of receiving love and a sense of worthiness!
To give freely,
To communicate openly, and
To reach out to empower and rejuvenate
My soul, your soul-
And the souls of others.
It means facing my vulnerabilities and fears about everything.
If I want intimacy, I need to do the courageous and scary things.
To take risks!
To light the candle.
Igniting the flames that unearth the channels ,
That lay buried and sometimes asleep.
Awaken our Spirits of Intimacy
By first pausing to light and to gather into the scent of intimacy within.
The swirl and dance-
Of the creations that
Inspire a drive
To dig deeper ,
To understand more ,
To touch people beyond
The sense of touch,
And into a Sense of Intimacy.
I’d Love to read YOUR thoughts! Please share 🙂