Friday, February 26, 2010

Tantra Tip of the Day - Remove the Barriers to Love


Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. ~ Rumi

My friend Zannie sent me this comment and below is my response. Crystal, great quote from a master of love. How does this relate to your personal experiences with seeking love/removing barriers to the same? I'd love to know...! xo, Zannie

Zannie,
My experience is that everyday is an opportunity to see where I closed. When I am aware, I allow myself to open in that moment, to love. The past nine years have been a lesson in letting go of what I think love is supposed to look and feel like. I have come closer and closer to recognizing I am love in form and so is everything and everyone around me. This is easiest with my grandchildren, family and friends. It is more challenging with people who are creating pain and suffering for others, especially, people in power who choose war over peace and pollution over sustainability.

What is your experience?

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Tantra Teacher Training Begins in Sedona


This training called, The Art and Business of Teaching Tantra, was inspired my my desire to see more people out in the world sharing the magic of Tantra. I want my students to have an embodied experience of Tantra as well as the knowledge, practices, and history of Tantra. As a mentor I will support them as they begin to integrate Tantra into their life. They will also learn tools for community building and networking. I will encourage them to bring there own unique perspective to their teaching which will attract like-minded others to their events. It looks to be a great week.
http://www.tantraforawakening.com/teachertraining.htm

This comprehensive nine month training will offer a unique blend of knowledge from a number of Tantra and wisdom traditions. Designed to create successful Tantra teachers and coaches, this training will provide:

* A unique “Mentoring for Success” program
* Skills to sensitively navigate private coaching sessions
* Actual workshop experience as both student and teacher
* The skills to create your own Tantra workshops and events
* A healthy working relationship with your Inner Master Teacher
* Guidance for creating the vision, look and feel of your business
* Marketing ideas to generate income as a successful Tantra teacher

This training will be taught in three 1-week modules

Module 1: February 26 - March 3 , 2010
Module 2: May 21 - 27, 2010
Module 3: August 27 - September 2, 2010
Monthly Teleseminars: TBA

Between modules there will be monthly conference calls to track progress, offer support and answer questions. Individual coaching calls will be available. This program is designed to create successful Tantra teachers and coaches who make a difference in the world. Participants will be expected to integrate and teach what they learn between modules. The training will be taught at the Sedona School of Temple Arts.

The cost of this all-inclusive residential intensive is $6995. It includes 3 weeks of training, 9 conference calls, accommodations and 2 meals a day. SAVE $1000 if you register by January 26. Payment plans are available. The course is limited to sixteen people to insure individual attention. The price for locals is $4500.

After completing this training you will:

1. Be able to teach evening, one-day and two-day Tantra events.
2. Coach individuals and couples.
3. Know 4 ways to grow your Tantra community.
4. Begin writing a blog that can attract new students and clients.
5. Learn 3 ways your website can generate income.
6. Receive phone and email support to help you succeed as a Tantra Teacher.
7. Have a vision of how you will successfully teach Tantra in your community

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Conference of Sex and Consciousness Educators, Sedona, May 7-9, 2010

Come celebrate the Awakening of Planetary Arousal and Help Create a Global Orgasm.

Mark Your Calendars May 7-9, 2010 Sedona will be hosting this conference, which was formally called the Daka/Dakini Conference. This is the 9th year of the conference and this is going to be the best one yet.

This year we have are having the Conference at Luxury Spa Resort Hotel and have reserved rooms there for attendees and presenters. We will have two tracks of presentations, one for Sex and Consciousness teachers and healers to expand their skills and knowledge and the other for anyone who is interested in living a more pleasurable, awakened,and joy-filled life.

The Conference Theme is Embracing Arousal-Personal Growth and Planetary Union.

Presenters include Charles Muir, Michael Mirdad, Joan and Tomas Heartfield, Crystal Dawn Morris, Kamala Devi, Angela Sorenson, David Cates and many others. Baba Dez has just returned from his world tour. He will be sharing his stories from the tour and the plans for a Conference in Europe this fall.

Register http://www.eventbrite.com/event/607814991/2010sedonaspringconference/3789540386


Learn more http://www.sedonatemple.com/2010-sedona-west-conference.php

You Tube- Mother Goddess Creates Humans

I came upon this today as I was looking for creation myth stories on Google. It is very powerful. I especially like that it references midwives as being involved. I have been a midwife in this lifetime since 1987 and also in other lifetimes as well.

Creation of Man by Mother Goddess from an incomplete tablet of the Babylonian creation story.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Women and Sexuality

Reclaiming Lost Sexuality
by Evalena Rose

For far too many women, sexuality is a battleground between the past and the present. Touch and closeness trigger memories of past touch that was wounding or, for those who've been violated, devastating. Centuries of repression of the feminine make intimacy difficult for many women as little of our natural, spontaneous and joyful sexuality remain.

Too often, our loved ones instilled fear and distrust of intimacy, a realm where trust is essential. Even if a family's touch is healthy, messages that separate us from our bodies abound in this culture where, intimacy is little understood. We struggle to own our sexuality again and find our passion, or try to get by without it (who needs it anyway!) to avoid the pain and confusion.

Having been wounded repeatedly myself, I found therapy not enough to bring me home to myself. It helped heal the past wounds, but I still didn't know how to create an adult sexuality or allow the deep connection and soul contact I yearned for. Discovering the path of Tantra over a decade ago allowed me to unravel the wounds from my body and psyche and open to connecting sexually on my own terms. I discovered my wholeness behind the wounds and felt initiated into arts that have been lost since the ancient temples were taken from us.

Recovery from incest paralleled opening to a deeper sexuality and releasing bonds that strangled my passion. Sometimes old emotions would surface, but this ancient healing path that honors both the dark and the light had space for my pain and anger. I was supported in healing by those who also coaxed forward my goddess nature and full range of expression. Being in a community of caring people gave me the sense of healthy family nurturing my growth (finally!).

Sexual invasions, especially those in childhood split, the psyche asunder and create chaos and confusion in one's sexuality. It is either blocked off or open without boundaries, sometimes vacillating from one to the other. This shows up in various ways: promiscuity or being shut down sexually, being able to flirt and seduce but not sustain intimacy, objectifying self and other, or rushing to get sex over with to return to safer ground.

The survivor may strive to offer what is wanted, be who you think the other seeks, and not be present, even to yourself, to know what you want -- let alone ask for it. Serving as therapist with women recovering from such wounds, I find that to fully release the dysfunctional pattern, one must acquire new behaviors and attitudes, the kind that encourage and allow healthy relationships.

Even women not overtly wounded come from a society that rarely teaches relationship and communication skills, one that devalues emotional intimacy while over-valuing facades. Women are told how to look and behave, not taught how to fulfill their needs and satisfy their longings. In ancient times, we were initiated in the arts of sustaining sacred relationships in the safety of temples with trained priestesses helping us open. I wanted to bring back such safe settings and the lost arts of intimacy that ought to be natural.

I've felt drawn, and somehow assigned by Spirit, to help coalesce a community of women engaged in discovering their true nature and entering into a sacred, positive relationship with their sexuality. By learning these tools in the safety of loving circles of women, each gains positive mirrors while exploring her inner world and healthy uses of sexual energy.

I'm thrilled to see a community of women gathering around this work, for reclaiming one's sexuality is a complicated, on-going process that needs the support of sisters over time. It's a joy to see women blossoming under the praise and caring of others as they learn ways of being that allow sexuality to become the source of pleasure and connection it's meant to be. Old coping mechanisms are dropped as more authentic ways of connecting are adopted.

Single women find their sexuality no longer dependent on others or determined by another person's needs, as they become more beloved with themselves. Sharing the practices within safe boundaries, women gain experience in healthy ways to relate that make their next relationship more fulfilling. Since they get some needs for touch and sensuality met without having to be sexual, they’ll put less pressure on a future partner to fulfill every need.

Couples doing the work together gain tools for moving beyond blocks and revitalize their connection, accessing deeper passions and achieving greater states of ecstasy. The practices are wonderful ways to achieve altered states as well as full body, extended orgasm, either energetically or physically.

Together we can take our sexual power back and discover ways home to our bodies. Together we can reclaim full ownership of our sexuality and the capacity to ask for and let in what we want. Together we can restore the full power of the feminine and live within it. Blessed Be.

Evalena's site is http://www.tantraforwomen.com/

I just came upon this article on Tantra.com. It was written by my good friend Evalena Rose. Enjoy!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Kundalini Massage with Crystal Dawn

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I had a great time teaching the Phoenix Tantra Meetup Group on Friday, Febhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif.19,2010, the Kundalini Massage I developed a few years ago. I created this practice with my friend Gaia at the request of Margot Anand for her advanced Love and Ecstasy Training. This powerful technique activates the chakras and awakens the life force energy that is stored at the base of the spine. The evening was very relaxing and enjoyable. After I demonstrated the practice on Sunil, everyone had a chance to both give and recieve the Kundalini Massage. By the end of the night we were all blissed out. http://www.meetup.com/Phoenix-Tantra/

Here are some unsolicited comments about the Kundalini Massage with Crystal Dawn.

“ Crystal and Sunil, are wonderful, sensitive people, who truly care about all that is happening around them, they are gentle in their teaching style and allow all to progress at their own rate. Very beautiful! ” Todd


“ Crystal presented a wonderful way to share and relieve tensions. Glad I went tho I was exhausted. ” Shannon


“ Crystal has connected well with our group and is able to provide experiential teachings that work for newbies and do not bore those of us who have been around tantra for quite a while. Pat and I had a great time! ” Daniel

“ Crystal was great walking us through slowly to learn the basics of Kundalini Massage. It will be exciting to try this out side the class setting. ” Curt

“ It was great. Crystal is fantastic leader ” Kirk


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Friday, February 19, 2010

Crystal's Interview on the Expanded Love Making Podcast



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Listen to my Interview with Dr Patty Taylor on the Expanded Lovmaking Podcast
"Awakening the Full Body Orgasm"

Episode 124: Awakening to Full Body Orgasm (Part One): Dr. Patti talks to Crystal Dawn Morris, Tantric Teacher, Healer and Coach

Listen in as Dr. Patti and Crystal explore Tantra - a spiritual path that celebrates the body as a temple – and where our life force energy is our sexual energy. Listen to Crystal’s own journey of kundalini awakening through lovemaking. Discover how to access this kundalini energy and channel it through the energy centers in your body.

Find out how this ability leads to the awakening of your body's capacity to experience full body orgasm – and what you can do to create full body orgasms for yourself!

Crystal Dawn Morris is a Certified SkyDancing Tantra Teacher, healer, and coach. Learn more about Crystal at TantraForAwakening.com

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Visit the Beautiful Sedona Amitabha Stupa


http://www.tara.org/visit-us/amitabha-stupa/


Amitabha Stupa, Sedona Arizona


Sedona, Arizona, about halfway between Phoenix and the Grand Canyon, is a must-visit place for spiritual seekers the world over. Since 2004, such visitors have been flocking to Sedona’s Amitabha Stupa. (Some call it Sedona’s newest vortex.) Sitting majestically among the pinion and juniper pines, and surrounded by a landscape of stunning crimson spires, it is a jewel to behold.

On any given day in beautiful Sedona, dozens of visitors trek up the short winding trails to the 36 foot Amitabha Stupa and the smaller Tara Stupa for prayer, meditation, healing, and the experience of peace in a sacred place. The Amitabha Stupa is open every day from dawn until dusk and your visit is free of charge. (Of course, donations to support the stupa are gratefully accepted.)

Map and Directions to the Stupa

The stupa is located on Pueblo Road, in the heart of West Sedona. You can print this map, or use these driving directions: From Highway 89A (the main road in Sedona), turn north on Andante Road beside the Circle K store. Proceed about a mile (toward Thunder Mountain) and turn left on Pueblo Road, the last left off of Andante. If the gate is open, turn immediately right onto the stupa land and proceed to the parking area. If the gate is not open, park on Pueblo. The stupa is a five-minute walk from Pueblo on well marked trails.

Group Visits and Handicapped Access

To arrange group visits, or to make special arrangements for handicapped access, please call 1-877-788-7229 or email amitabhastupa@tara.org in advance.

About Stupas

The stupa is one of the oldest forms of sacred architecture on earth, dating back to the time of the Buddha, 2600 years ago. Stupas are mostly found in the East, where Buddhism first took root and flourished. They are indeed rare in the West.

A stupa is considered to be the living presence of the Buddha and as such represents the Mind of Enlightenment. Stupas have been built to avert war, end famine, and promote prosperity and well-being. Their sole purpose is to bring benefit for all living beings, and the mystical accounts of the healing powers of stupas are well documented.

The sacred architecture of the stupa is deeply mystical and powerful, as it was birthed directly from the mind of the Buddha. For this reason, stupas are only built at the direction of realized Buddhist masters. The Amitabha Stupa came about as a result of the desire of Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo, spiritual director of Kunzang Palyul Choling, to build a stupa in Sedona, a place known for its powerful spiritual energies.

The process of building, filling, and empowering a stupa is detailed, precise, and awe-inspiring, and as far as we know, it has never been documented in modern times until now. Kunzang Payul Choling has recently published a beautiful, 62 page keepsake-quality book, The Story of the Amitabha Stupa, documenting its construction phases in magnificent photography inside and out. Please preview the The Story of the Amitabha Stupa and consider ordering copies for you and your friends.

"All negative karma and obscurations...are purified by dreaming of a stupa, seeing a stupa...and even being touched by the shadow of a stupa." Stainless Beam Sutra, Lord Buddha

© 2009 Kunzang Palyul

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Choosing to Live from Love or Choosing to Live from Fear


Love is our natural state and true nature. As children we live in the "Field of Love," not as a concept, as our way of being. Slowly, we begin to receive the message that it is not OK for us to Be Love. We share our Love innocently and someone explores in anger. We don't understand what happened, we might even run away and cry, but in a few minutes we are back Being Love and loving life.

As we grow older people tells us the world is a dangerous place. There are bad people. It is not good to talk to strangers. We gradually begin to feel Fear more often than Love. Our heart becomes guarded. We begin to hide our true face and try to fit into the fear-based world. The separation begins and we loose our joy, our playfulness, our natural way of being. We begin living only as a small part of who we are. We put on a mask and try to fit in.

Then one day we meet someone and "fall in love." In that moment we remember who we are, we experience being whole, Being Love. The mistake we make is that we assume it is the other person's Love that made us feel whole again, instead of recognizing that that we are Love, we are whole, that is who we have always been. We don't realize that it is by giving Love unconditionally (i.e. without Fear), that we awaken and remember our true nature as Love.

For awhile we enjoy living in the "Field of Love" again. We enjoy having someone to share it Love with. We are once again like children in the garden. We are loving, joyful and innocent human beings. The mask comes off, we feel free to be who we truly are.

Gradually, people around us want us to define our feeling for the other. They want us to label our relationship, so they can put a check in a box by our name. With the labels come beliefs, ideas and responsibilities. Suddenly, expectations arise and with expectations come disappointments. We begin to notice things we want to change about our lover. We start to feel that they don't like us the way we are and they want us to change. We don't feel as happy as we used too. Due to the mistake at the beginning of the relationship that they had the power to create our happiness and make us feel loved, we now begin to blame them for our unhappiness and lack of feeling loved.

This is when the Fear begins to take over again. Can he/she make me happy? Am I making a mistake? Then the denial begins. "It is not really a problem that I want to go out on Saturday night to dance and he wants me to stay home and watch TV with him. I am sure I can change him." We then begin living a lie. We get lost in our wants and desires and start trying the control the other instead of loving who they are.

We are now doomed to a life of struggle because we are no longer giving unconditional Love, instead we are living out of Fear. The Fear comes from a belief that I am not enough, expectations that I will be loved only if I perform in a certain way and the need to control the other, so I can feel safe. This is most people's experience of romantic relationship. Until we are able to shift out of these patterns of Fear l we are going to keep repeating the same story.

In order to shift into a world based on Love we need to develop Self-Awareness and Self- Love. Self-Awareness is the ability to feel when the heart begins to close, to notice your need to control others so you feel safe, to be able to see when judgment arises, and to develop acceptance, compassion and equanimity. Self-Love comes from being able to see yourself, be honest with yourself and loving yourself, as you are, in each moment, even when you don't necessarily like how you are behaving. You can only love another unconditionally, when you know how to love yourself unconditionally.

Self-awareness and self-love are life-long practices. As you begin to gain mastery in them it becomes easier to notice and express in the moment what you are experiencing. This helps you to be present and take full responsibility for the choices you make and the life you are creating. There is no blame others. You are able to recognize you are Love and it becomes easier to give Love unconditionally without the expectation of getting something in return. Then you begin to live a life based on Love instead of Fear.

(C) Copyright 2010, Crystal Dawn Morris, all rights reserved.

If this article interests you I recommend reading The Mastery of Love by Don Miguel Ruiz

Friday, February 12, 2010

Riding the Wave of Bliss- An Erotic Poem


By Crystal Dawn Morris

Moon grows bright,
Celebrate naked by firelight.

Open up heart strings,
Remember the way joy sings.

Entice a man with your feminine charms,
Melt into his strong, loving arms.

Be brave, Ride the wave,
Dance to Rock, Suck his cock.

Laugh till you cry,
Never lie.

Merge into the deep blue sky and
Disappear into Buddha's Eye.

Written February 12, 2010

(C) Copyright 2010, Crystal Dawn Morris, all rights reserved.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Tantra Tip of the Day - Loving Every Moment

A Valentine's Day Gift for You

I received this as a teaching in the fall of 2001. It came to me while I was meditating at a woman's retreat in Montana. This was during a particularly challenging time in my life when a lot of fear and pain was arising. Over the next couple of days as I practiced "Loving every moment," my heart opened. I felt a deep sense of peace and great joy, independent of what was happening around me. As a parting gift I created 36 little hearts out of paper and wrote these words on each of them. I gave one to each of the women at the retreat. I still have mine on the altar on top of my computer desk. It reminds me to live in the moment with an open heart.

One of the most important teachings of the Buddha, is that suffering arises out of grasping and aversion. When we experience something good we want more or we don't want it to change. When we experience something challenging or painful we want it to stop or we push it away. Both actions cause us to suffer. Isn't this the basic premise of every love story we have ever been told.

"Loving Every Moment," means allowing what is, to be as it is, without judging it as good or bad. It means keeping our heart open and being the love we are, no matter what happens. When pain or fear arises the tendency is to protect our heart by shutting it down and putting on armor to protect ourselves. In the act of protecting our hearts, we cut ourselves off from the very thing we long for, which is Love. We long to love and be loved. In truth our deepest desire is to know that we are Love in form.

I invite you to try "Loving every moment," during the month of February. Witness your heart opening and closing. Notice the habit of defending yourself. What happens the moment before your heart closes? What happens when you keep your heart open and allow the love to flow even in the face of pain and fear? How do you feel when your heart is closed? Does the world look and feel different when you able to Love the moment? How to people respond to you when you stay open? Do they see the Love you are? Do you know yourself as Love? Remember to Love yourself as you are, even when you are unable to "Love the moment."

I would be interested in hearing about your experiences. Please leave a comment or send me an email. www.TantraForAwakening.com
(C) Copyright 2009, Crystal Dawn Morris, all rights reserved.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Awakening the Full Body Orgasm

Original Art by Paul Heussenstamm www.Mandalas.com



Tantra uses the body’s sexual energy to expand awareness and experience ecstasy. It teaches people how to move their sexual energy from their genitals, up to the top of their head, and everywhere in between, allowing the entire physical and energetic body to become ecstatic. When the sexual energy reaches the crown it can expand a person's awareness of the mystical realms, allowing them to recognize they are Divine Consciousness in human form.

A full body orgasm is the experience of feeling your whole body vibrating with orgasmic energy. This can be done outside of a sexual context as well as while making love. Anyone can learn how to have a full body orgasm by following the steps below.

7 steps for Opening the Inner Flute:

1) Stand with your knees hip width apart and slightly bent.

2) Breathe through your mouth and deep into the belly, allowing it to expand begin activating your sexual energy.

3) Once you have master the belly breath you can increase the intensity by inhaling as if you are sipping through straw. Exhale with an open mouth and release a deep sound from the belly. Sound also intensifies the expansion of energy.

4) Now, allow your pelvis to begin rocking. Keeping the knees bent, let your pelvis rotate freely. As you inhale rock the hips back, arching the small of the back. As you exhale, tuck the tail bone under, flattening the small of the back. Breath, sound and movement are the 3 Keys of Sky Dancing Tantra.

5) Next, add the PC pump. As you inhale squeeze the pelvic floor muscles pulling them upwards and as you exhale let them relax back down. It feels a bit like you are trying to stop and start a stream of urine. These are sometimes called Kegal exercises.

6) Put all the steps together. As you inhale imagine you are breathing the energy up from your root to your heart. Practice this until you feel the energy pulsing from your root to your heart. You can play with speeding up and slowing down your respiratory rate.

7) Once you have mastered connecting root and heart move the energy up to the crown. Practice until you can feel the energy flowing from your root to your crown. See yourself as a rainbow bridge of light connecting Earth and Sky.

This is a wonderful way to get your energy flowing. Once the Inner Flute is open you are ready to learn how to expand the energy and experience Full Body Orgasm. There are 3 steps to this process:

1) The Streaming Reflex helps you recognize that your body is made of ecstatic energy which you can stimulate and expand whenever you want to. You learn to experience orgasmic energy outside of a sexual context and discover that you can awaken your own pleasure body with out genital contact. The practice-You begin by standing with your feet hip width apart and knees bent. Allow your thighs to begin to vibrate side to side. Allow the vibration the spread up and down the body until your whole body is vibrating. It is helpful to do this with music, I recommend Osho's Kundalini Meditation CD.

2) The Ecstatic Response is the process of being relaxed in high states of arousal. You learn to become a bigger container for ecstatic energy and to relax fully letting the energy naturally expand. The effect is one of sexual excitement and deep peace. When you master the ecstatic response you move beyond the genital orgasm and discover the full body orgasm. The practice- After several minutes of your whole body streaming lay down on the floor with your knees bent and your feet close together. Let your knees gently fall apart like a butterflies wings opening. Allow your body to relax fully and continue to open and close your knees. This process allows the ecstatic energy to spread throughout the body. This is best done listening to gentle, relaxing music.

3) Once you mastered Opening the Inner Flute and the Full Body Orgasm outside a sexual context you can introduce these practices into your love making and experience them within a sexual context. Sex becomes an alchemical experience that transforms the physical body into the Bliss Body.

Some of the benefits of these practices are improved health, sexual vitality, mental clarity, expanded creativity and inner peace. I hope you find this information helpful. Your comments and suggestions are welcomed email me at Crystal@TantraForAwakening.com . If you would like to learn more please attend an Awakening the Ecstatic Body workshop or contact me for a Tantra coaching session. Check dates of upcoming events at www.Tantraforawakening.com.

Adapted from The Art of Sexual Ecstasy by Margot Anand.

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