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2 intimacy practices (Heather, Ariana, Anika, me, Abby, Kylei, Topaz, Camellia, Kei-Won-Tia, Roger)


We had two intimacy practices this week. Tuesday, Heather and Ariana and Anika and I had a small one (Topaz was there at the start but was feeling migrainey so had to go home). It was Ariana's first and Anika's 3rd, I think? Anyway the four of us talked about lots of things as per usual but the part that stuck out the most to me was the common thread of spirituality; during truth-or-truth I asked Heather and Ariana some questions and someone else asked Anika a question that also led to discussion of spirituality. I felt very resonant with Ariana when we talked about plants and the energy of the four of us was very... soft and mighty, like moss on a giant tree. I felt really connected to everyone and like I learned a lot about Ariana in a short time.

Then tonight we had another, with me and Abby, Anika, Kylei, Topaz, Camellia, Kei-Won-Tia, Roger, and of course me. This one felt so magical, partly because I got to cuddle with Topaz and Kei-Won-Tia and Camellia (really close cuddles that felt very open, which was new between me and Kei-Won-Tia and Camellia), and partly because I felt really in sync with Topaz and Kei-Won-Tia and Anika. The truth or truth was the best it has ever been, I think, with each question opening up the questionee and a really good balance of timing. At one point I was asked to reflect out loud on the new people in my life and I did, and then felt a burst of intensified connection, and at another point there was a resonance between Kei-Won-Tia and Topaz that I also felt (to a lesser extent) which made me feel so close, and loving, and appreciative of the sharing that allowed it. Sadly Kylei started feeling ill and had to go, which meant Roger did too as they were Kylei's ride, and Anika had to go to take care of the baby, and Topaz had to leave for Cosmos. That was sad to miss, but the second half was still great and people asked me questions that made me consider things I hadn't before, which is something I treasure.

Also, Kei-Won-Tia got confused about the date for another event and so showed up early, then kept me company as I cleaned lots. Since cleaning alone is hard for me this was a wondrous (if accidental) gift <3

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Comments
volamonster ══╣mushroom's dragon╠══
Whenever you talk about intimacy practice, it sounds utterly magical and I wish so, so, so much that I could go. I'm delighted beyond delight that you're out there doing this.
keiwontia ══╣╠══
It *is* magical. It's uplifting, healing, cathartic, serious at times but silly always, and overflowing with genuine compassion. <3
belenen ══╣giving╠══
*sends love!*
belenen ══╣adoring╠══
If you'd be interested in attending via g-hangout, I would love to have you come sometime. It'd have to be at least a month from now probably because it's not my turn to bring in a newbie ;-)
volamonster ══╣mushroom's dragon╠══
Oooh. Actually, yes, I would! I really really would!
classical_wolf ══╣Alex Vause - Look╠══
So glad the intimacy practice went well :)
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
thanks!
wildrose ══╣╠══
belenen ══╣artless╠══
one of the things I really want to do as my job is facilitate intimacy practice for other people! I wish you lived close.
keypike ══╣╠══
I am intrigued by your intimacy practice! How did it come to be?
belenen ══╣interconnectedness╠══
I wrote out a bit of the history and all of the practice here: http://belenen.livejournal.com/532220.html
keypike ══╣╠══
Wow, that sounds very awesome and beautiful.
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