Happy May Day my friends!
The Celtic name for this period is Beltane, which means bright or sacred fire. It began traditionally on the eve of May 1st and lasted throughout the next day. It was often celebrated with feasting, dancing, and merriment all the way through May 15th. Before Beltane became taboo and suppressed by religious forces, it was a time when lovers ran off to the fields and woods together to honor the Goddess with ecstatic lovemaking.
This whole period of time is juicy; we can joyfully embrace the fertility of Mother Earth and celebrate the sacred power of sexuality. In early traditions the May pole symbolized phallic energy and was festooned with ribbons. The May Basket was a symbol of the womb and the fertile union of male and female.
With the resurgence of the Divine Feminine, The Women’s March being the most recent example, it is time to celebrate the power of women’s sexual energy. What I mean is the opposite of the way sexuality is positioned in our patriarchal societies. When I refer to living orgasmically, this means so much more than having ‘sex’ as it is perceived in our culture.
Bloom, Jaya 2017
I invite you to release mental constructs and return to your bodies and tune into the amazing energy coursing through you, lighting up your energy centers (chakras) and pouring into your creativity. Learn to trust your bodies, rather than feeling critical of them for being messy, voluptuous, cyclic, sensitive, and outside the boundaries of whatever the latest standards may dictate. Let us remember who we are: resilient, emotionally intelligent, feisty, intuitive, nurturing, powerful women who deserve to feel pleasure of our own choosing, knowing that our choices show up in a myriad of ways outside our Western notions.
The final frontier we cross is to truly trust our bodies and especially our Yonis: they do not lie. To access the wisdom they offer, we have to shrug off the messages we have learned from our cultural teachings (which often do lie) when it betrays our sense of self—we are not primarily meant to simply be nice and do what others want, or to put our partners first. Living orgasmically means to tune into self pleasure every day, feel your body’s rhythms and listen to the wisdom within.
Enjoy Beltane and flow with the rhythms of nature,