Saturday, August 22, 2009

Tantra Tip of the Day- Eye Gazing for Singles

Eye gazing is being used in a new approach to speed dating. I happened upon a couple of websites today that talk about this new dating phenomenon, Eye Gazing Parties.

These events are the brain child of Michael Ellsberg, He wanted to create a way for singles to meet that would be fun, intimate and uplifting. At his eye gazing parties, an even number of men and women gather at a club. “After a fun mini-lesson in the art of eye contact, the group splits into pairs, and each pair spends two minutes looking into each other's eyes, no talking, just soaking in each other's essence through the windows to their soul.” This is followed by social time, when people can talk and see if they want to set up a date.

Tim Ferris, author of the 4-Hour Work Week, recently attended one of these events. read his thoughts and see a vidio clip at:

The eyes are the windows to the soul. When we gaze deeply into the eyes of another person we can see beyond the physical form and personality into their essence. This can be done as one-on-one, deep meditation practice or by yourself by gazing into a mirror. I have even done this using Skype video with powerful results.

It can also be integrated into your daily life, as a micro-practice by making eye contact and staying present when in a conversation, and by engaging people briefly in passing with the intent that when you meet their eyes, you will see beyond their form into their essence.

Try this: Begin by gazing into the other person’s left eye. Use a soft gaze. This is not a staring contest. It is ok to change eyes if you feel called too. Just relax, breathe and allow the experience to unfold. Don’t try to look into both eyes at once. Notice what arises without judging it. Do this for as long as you want. I suggest beginning with two to five minutes of eye gazing. Then close your eyes go inside and connect with yourself. Then open your eyes and begin again. (Extend the time as you get more comfortable with the process.) Afterwards discuss your experience.

This is a great way to discover how open you are and to see where resistance arises. See if you can allow the resistance to melt. How does it feel to be seen? How does it feel to look deeply into another person? This is a great practice for developing a deeper heart connection.
(C) Copyright 2009, Crystal Dawn Morris, all rights reserved.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tantra Tip of the Day- Surrendering Control

I had a great time teaching in Toronto, Canada in July. On returning to Sedona I found myself needing to go inward. This process kept me off the computer and somewhat disengaged from the world. My mind kept saying, “get to work” and I knew I needed to not do and instead to be. It is a challenge to be in a doing world. I just had to let go, surrender control and trust the process.

I spent a week just letting go of doing and becoming empty. Then I was able to go deeper into myself and look at my own Tantric practice and to take time to connect more deeply with my inner teachers. I re-read Passionate Enlightenment : Women in Tantric Buddhism by Miranda Shaw, a book I first read 6 years ago. I highly recommend this book, especially to women new to Tantra. It is full of wonderful stories about the women who taught the men, who are credited with creating the Tantric Buddhist traditions. Reading it reconnected me with the deeper truth of Tantra, which is about waking up from the delusion, called life that most of us take so seriously.

One of my biggest challenges is how to “be in the world but not of it.” When I start focusing more on business, making money and being successful than on being present in the Now, I begin to believe in the world of delusion and start to loose my way. Spacious awareness is reality not the thoughts in my head or the Dow-Jones Industrial average. Surrendering control allowed me to empty out and be refilled and brought me back home to the spacious awareness that I am.

Try this: Notice when your need to control arises. What is the situation? What is the fear? What would happen if you let go? Isn’t control really an illusion created to keep fear at bay? Explore what happens when you surrender control. See what you discover.
(C) Copyright 2009, Crystal Dawn Morris, all rights reserved.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Awakening the Ecstatic Body Workshops in Phoenix

Fall Weekend Workshop Series Being Taught in Phoenix, AZ

I'm very excited to be offering these three SkyDancing Tantra weekend workshops in Phoenix for the first time. The location near Thomas Road and 24th Street has plenty of parking and is only minutes from the airport. The exact location is given on registration.

These 3 workshops build on one another and ideally are taken one after another. The curriculum has been designed so they can also be taken separately to accommodate people who can't take them sequentially. They are open to individuals and couples and previous Tantra experience is helpful but not required.

August 29-30 Opening the Path to Bliss
Saturday 9:30am-9:30pm and Sunday 10am-6pm
Phoenix, AZ

In this experiential weekend you will:
Awaken your inner lover
Explore the chakra energy system
Expand your ability to tap into joy
Learn to communicate your desires clearly

By the end of the weekend you will feel an expanded flow of energy, awareness, and ecstasy throughout your being. You will leave this weekend with tools to create a more joyful, pleasure-filled, awakened life.

This weekend is open to individuals and couples. There is no nudity in this class.

$300 per person / Register at 10% discount for early or online registration.

September 26-27 The Full Body Orgasm and Beyond
Saturday 9:30am-9:30pm and Sunday 10am-6pm
Phoenix, AZ

In this experiential weekend you will:
Open your "Secret Love Channel"
Expand your capacity for pleasure
Discover the 3 steps to being multi-orgasmic
Move beyond time in the Heart Wave Meditation

In this experiential weekend workshop you will learn how to awaken bliss in every cell of your being and you will experience a full body orgasm outside a sexual context. You will leave this weekend feeling more alive and with a tool kit for creating bliss in your life and relationships.

This event is open to individuals and couples. There is no nudity in this class.
$300 per person / Register at 10% discount for early or online registration.

November 21-22 From Sexual Union to Spiritual Communion
Saturday 9:30am-9:30pm and Sunday 10am-6pm
Phoenix, AZ

In this experiential weekend you will:
Explore the masculine and feminine archetypes
Understand love, romance and sexual polarity
Transform old patterns and heal the past
Learn to ride the "Wave of Bliss"
Ignite your passion, feel the flow, and discover how to be authentic in love. Discover how your relationships can become a doorway into communion with the Divine.

Investment: $300. Register at 10% discount for early or online registration.

If you are coming from out of town there is an Embassy Suites Hotel around the corner from the temple. Embassy Suites Phoenix - Airport at 24th Street
2333 East Thomas Road, Phoenix, Arizona, United States 85016
Tel: 1-602-957-1910 Fax: 1-602-955-2861

These workshops are facilitated by Crystal Dawn Morris, a Certified SkyDancing Tantra Teacher, assisted by Jim Miller. Crystal is known for her ability to create a safe space where magic folds. Her workshops and coaching sessions give people practical tools for ecstatic living.

For additional information call Crystal at 928-282-5483