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CREATIVE HUMAN INTENTION

PART ONE: SELF CONNECTION

In the Eastern esoteric tradition, the Sacral Chakra is the energy center around the pelvis where we move past sheer survival mode to explore our capacity for self-expression and connection through our emotions, relationships, sensual and sexual being, as well as through our sense of pleasure, abundance and creativity. Such self-expression can be fluid, embodied and empowered.

But the Sacral Chakra can easily be one of the most wounded within us, destabilized by experiences like emotional abuse, sexual shaming and violence, birth trauma, infant circumcision and other invasive medical procedures. Such primal boundary violations to our most intimate parts can create a split in our lives that recycles our pain in the form of dysfunctional relationships, addictions, and polarizing dynamics such as the extremes of lack and excess.

In society, such splitting can be seen in the excess of consumerism, hyper-sexualized expressions in the media and advertising, and the reinforcement of gender posturing, expectations and stereotypes. On the other side of the coin is sexual shaming, online harassment, public humiliation  and other forms of individual and collective predation.

5. GENDER, SEXUALITY & SHAME

by Katarzyna Vedah. July 7, 2018

In terms of gender identity, sexual expression and intimate relationships, our wounds can run very deep. When we are consumed by our own personal pain, it can be easy to dismiss that of others, or to get stuck in blame, anger, deflection and aggressive self-defense. By getting caught up in a Power-Over / Power-Under model of response, we may subconsciously re-enact our original trauma, and neither approach addresses the real issue.

Healing our personal sacral wounds can mean listening to ourselves, learning to grieve what we’ve lost, acknowledging unmet needs and reclaiming our right to our bodies, emotional expression, and sensual / sexual being. And healing the collective wound can mean coming to meet with the intention of hearing one another with an open heart and mind.

Whether we identify as male, female, gender neutral, or other, our lives are inter-connected and so is our pain. To release the split thinking of Us vs Them means being open to the possibility that our lives are creative expressions of experience on a spectrum (not binary extremes). Let’s end the cycle of giving and receiving pain in our relationships and acknowledge that we need each other in this healing process.

RESOURCES:

 

VIDEO: (YouTube)

Relationships as a Crucible to Awaken.

Why We Pick Difficult Partners.

MORE / VIDEO: (YouTube) – TED Talk

The Price of Shame -

Monica Lewinsky

Women as Leaders -

Jennifer Siebel Newsom

Trying to be "Man Enough" -

Justin Baldoni

Be A Man -

Joe Ehrmann

Meeting the Enemy -

Cassie Jaye

 

DOCUMENTARY / WEBSITE:

The Mask You Live In

(Jennifer Siebel Newsom) 

Miss Representation

(Jennifer Siebel Newsom)

The Red PillA Feminist’s Journey into the Men’s Rights Movement (Cassie Jaye) 

RIPPLE EFFECT

PASSION PROJECTS FROM THE CREATIVE COMMUNITY

 

POLARITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AT PLAY

VISUAL ARTIST / VIDEO: (YouTube)

WARPtv presents: Tara McPherson

WEBSITE: Tara McPherson

Robert Longo - The Destroyer Cycle

WEBSITE: Robert Longo 

 

FILM / VIDEO: (YouTube) - Trailer

Detachment: DoubleThink Clip

(Tony Kaye) – Tribeca Film

Battle of the Sexes

(Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton)

HEALTHY M.O.

PSYCHO-EMOTIONAL BALANCE

RECLAIMING

OUR SEXUAL

INTEGRITY

MASCULINITY:

VIDEO: (YouTube)

Robert Augustus Masters - The Hart Centre

To Be A Man - ManKind Project Interview  

WEBSITE: ManKind Project:

Men's Community for the 21st Century

BOOK:

To Be a Man: A Guide to True Masculine Power. By Robert Augustus Masters

PROCESS

PRACTICAL REINFORCEMENT FOR DAY-TO-DAY LIVING

 

HEALING EMOTIONAL

& SEXUAL TRAUMA

HEALING SEXUAL TRAUMA:

VIDEO: (YouTube) - Male Circumcision

Trauma of Male Circumcision - PACE Hearing.

Men's Hidden Circumcision Grief & Trauma.

MORE / VIDEO: (YouTube) - Peter A. Levine

Sexual Trauma: Healing the Sacred Wound.

Child Sexual Abuse & Relational Trauma.

AUDIO PROGRAM: (Sounds True)

Sexual Healing – Peter A. Levine

SHIFT GEARS

CHANGING THE TEMPLATE

 

 

 

INTIMATE

RELATIONSHIP

DYNAMICS