Wednesday, February 23, 2011

5 Slogans for Waking Up

Machig Labdron was a 12th century Tantrica who told her teacher she wanted to wake up so she could help heal the suffering in the world. These were his instructions to her.

The 5 Slogans of Machig Labdron

1) Confess your hidden faults.
2) Approach what you find repulsive.
3) Help those you think you can not help.
4) Anything you are attached to, let it go.
5) Go to the places that scare you.

She later revealed the practice of Chod which is still practiced today by all 5 schools of Tibetan Buddhism. It is a way to transform dis-ease and the shadow into an ally.

Pema Chodron - Five Slogans of Machig Labdron YouTube

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Calling Sedona Poets, Ecstatic Poetry Event

Presented by the International School of Temple Arts
A Night of Ecstatic and Erotic Poetry
Honoring the Beloved
Saturday, April 2, 2011 7-9 pm
Hosted by ChocolaTree Organic Eatery ~ in the Garden
1595 West Hwy 89A Sedona, AZ 86336 - (928) 282-2997

Calling All Poets!

April is National Poetry month. Please come and share your poems on love, pleasure and bliss. Let's celebrate poetry and the pleasure it brings to others. Poems can be about human love, spiritual love or the joys of sex. The night will begin with poets sharing their original poems. If time allows they will be followed by those who want to read or recite their favorite ecstatic or erotic poems by other poets. All original poets' names will be entered into a drawing for a Free Pass to the Conference on Sexuality and Consciousness, $450 value.

This event is free!
To sign up as a poet Contact Crystal Dawn at 928-282-5483 or email her at Crystal at

All I Was Doing is Breathing

Something has reached out and taken in the beams of my eyes.
There is longing, it is for his body, for every hair of that dark body.
All I was doing was being, and the Dancing Energy came by my house.
His face looks curiously like the moon, I saw it from the side, smiling.
My family says, "Don't ever see him again!" And they imply things in a low voice.
But my eyes have their own life; they laugh at rules, and know whose they are.
I believe I can bare on my shoulders whatever they want to say to me.
Mira says: Without the energy that lifts mountains, how am I to live?

From Mirabai, Ecstatic Poems (She was a 16th century mystic poet from India.)
Version by Robert Bly and Jane Hirshfield

Monday, February 21, 2011

Sedona Film Festival, The Song Within

Last night was the official beginning of the 17th Annual Sedona Film Festival. At 9am this morning, I along with 440 other people, showed up at the Sedona Performing Arts Center to see the world premier of The Song Within. A movie based on the idea that every community is full of wisdom waiting to be uncovered. It focuses of 16 wise women living in Sedona.

I had only met Kathy Douglas, the director and producer of the film, a couple of weeks ago. She told me that her movie had just been accepted into the film festival and that I should come to the premiere. I told her was I was happy to show up support her and everyone in the film. I marked my calendar and looked forward to seeing how my friends would look on the big screen.

I was hoping for a good independent film, what I got was much more! I was blown-away by the depth, power and professionalism of Kathy Douglas, a novice filmmaker and her 2-person crew. The message was clear and beautifully shared by each woman through her unique story. Each explained how every person has a song to sing and a gift to give the world if we take the time to listen to the voice within.

This movie is an inspiring reminder of the wisdom that comes from sharing our story with others and the power of independent film-making on a shoe-string budget. I loved the slow pans of Sedona. The editing was well done, creating a multi-layered montage. The score was powerful and kept on opening up my heart until I surrender at last to a few tears. At the end I went up on the stage and gave Kathy Douglas and several of my friends well deserved hugs.

This is a must see film! Happily, they announced this morning that it will be repeated on Thursday night at 8 pm at the Sedona Performing Arts Center, located at the Red Rock High School. If you are in town don't miss it. I also recommend buying the DVD and supporting this labor of love.

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Friday, February 18, 2011

A Future Based on Love or Fear ?

I am currently working on a project about the evolution of sex and consciousness. While doing research I found this very interesting video.
On YouTube- The Chalice or The Blade

The Video is inspired in part by the book, 'The Chalice and The Blade' by Riane Eisler. This video is a collaborative effort between Ife Aziz ( and Aaron Moritz (
Category: Nonprofits & Activism Tags:

* Venus Project
* Zeitgeist Movement

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Multiple Orgasms are for Everyone

Listen to Dr. Patti Taylor's interview with me and learn how you and your lover can become multi-orgasmic.

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

Crystal Dawn Morris is a Certified SkyDancing Tantra 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!

Episode 125: Becoming Multi-Orgasmic!
(Part Two): Dr. Patti talks to Crystal Dawn Morris, Tantric Teacher, Healer and Coach

Listen in as Crystal Dawn Morris shares about enhancing your multi-orgasmic potential through Tantra. What does Crystal teach men and women to do as a routine part of learning this skill? Why is emotional clearing so important, and exactly what types of trauma can affect your sexuality? How can you clear that these energies? How does a woman develop her capacity to be multi-orgasmic? Why is containing energy so important? What is the role of relaxation? What does being multi-orgasmic look like for men? How long does it take to learn this capability? Does being orgasmic contribute to the world being a better place? How does being in good communication with your partner fuel your desire? Another really fun and informative show with Crystal!

To learn about Crystal's events and how to receive coaching in-person or by phone or Skype visit her website at

Monday, February 7, 2011

Hot Sex Tonight, Play the Pleasure Game

By Crystal Dawn Morris

At the beginning of a relationship sex is often spontaneous, intense and erotic. This phenomenon is called the Honeymoon phase. It is when the "New Relationship Energy" or NRE, makes everything exciting. Over time the NRE naturally fades, romance dwindles, passion wanes and sex often becomes routine. The Pleasure Game is one way to rekindle the passion and romance in your relationship.

1) Make a date. When life gets busy it is easy to forget to schedule time for you and your beloved to have uninterrupted time together. Turn off your cell phones, shut off the TV, and disconnect from the outside world.

2) Create an altar or temple area by decorating the space where you are going to play so it feels as if you are somewhere special. Use fabrics, candles, flowers or whatever feels right to make the space feel inviting and exotic. I know a guy who surprised his wife by turning his garage into a Temple and making his Harley-Davidson into an altar where he invited her to be pleasured.

3) Take a ritual bath, using it as a transition into sacred time. Allow the bath or shower to wash away the cares of the day. Make a commitment to avoid digressing into mundane concerns about the house, kids or work. Dress in clothes that make you feel special, like a God or Goddess.

4) Sit facing each other; create a bubble around both of you. Use your arms to define the shape of the bubble, imagine it surrounds both of you. This bubble allows you to let go of the outside world and create a safe and sacred space to play the "Pleasure Game." Remove things from your bubble that might interfere with you enjoying the game. Do this by stating out loud what you are removing from the bubble and at the same time make a gesture as you remove it. Examples may include: the past, distractions, anger, work, etc. Then, bring things into your bubble that will enhance the experience and make a gesture as you bring them into the bubble. Examples might include: love, sensuality, presence, trust, etc. Once the bubble is created, share your desires, fears and boundaries related to this game. (Boundaries are what you need to feel safe and stay open.) One person speaks while the other listens without judgment or commentary, then you switch roles.

5) Before beginning the game take a few minutes to look into each other's eyes and breathe together. Allow your hearts to connect and begin to feel the energy flowing between you. Imagine that as you explore pleasure together you are doing it not only for yourselves but for all the men and women in the world.

6) Play the Pleasure Game. Decide how much time you have to play the game and divide the time in half. Pick who will give and who will receive first. The receiver then tells the giver how they want to be pleasured for their allotted amount of time. Then the roles are reversed.

Some requests might include: hair brushing, a pedicure or a massage, acting out a fantasy, performing a favorite sexual act, trying a new sexual position, mutual self-pleasuring, erotic storytelling, getting naked and doing some "Dirty Dancing," making love in a car or some other unusual place. Be creative, ask for what you want. Take this opportunity to be daring and move beyond your comfort zone while honoring your partner's boundaries. Don't insist that they do something they aren't ready or willing to do. When this ritual is done with a playful and open heart it can be a great way to revitalize and enhance your relationship.

Tantra recognizes that everything is alive and connected. It embraces all areas of life as a path to awakening, including sexuality. Sex is seen as a doorway to the Divine. By bringing conscious awareness into this practice we can enhance our connection to our beloved and help make the world a better place to live. The Pleasure Game is one way to reignite the passion in your relationship. Taking time to connect in a special way with your beloved goes a long way toward creating a happy, healthy relationship.

Copyright Crystal Dawn Morris 2009

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Sedona Celebrates 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day

Sedona Celebrates “Gems of Wisdom”
Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 9:00am-12:30pm
At the Hilton’s Canyon Ballroom in Village of Oak Creek

International Women’s Day is a global day that honors the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. Events are to be held across America and throughout the world. The Women’s’ Information Network will broadcast on live stream internet in 10 cities.

Sedona and the surrounding communities will be part of this historic, festive event, celebrating with speakers, entertainers and the participation of women from the greater Sedona area. Madonna Ministry International and the Hilton Sedona Resort & Spa will host the celebration. The Sedona-based gathering of women from all walks of life and many organizations will celebrate their own accomplishments of the past century. It will be acknowledged how far women have come, and their stories it took to bring them to today.

All Sedona women are invited to share their “gems” of wisdom at this gathering. The words, phrases, quotes, that have inspired them-given to them by their grandmother, mother, sister, and friends-can be shared and passed on to future young women. Bring these contributions to be placed on the “Gems of Wisdom” Centennial Collection Board, which will be displayed for the remainder of Women’s History Month at a location to be announced.

For anyone who would like to become an event sponsor, provide giveaways, donate services, or share information with women’s groups, organizations, communities, and activities, this event will be an excellent opportunity for promotion. Join us for a fun filled morning that celebrates every woman in Sedona.

For more information about the event and how to become involved, contact, Bishop Diane Deluna, Madonna Ministry International, Sedona Temple; 928-282-8511

The Madonna Ministry International is a global, spiritual community-A Church Without Walls. Celebrating 40 years of service around the world, the Madonna Ministry International cultivates opportunities for global enhancement that value compassion, service, inclusively, integrity, and support in the areas of education, community, technology.

Ministers are world servers whose goal is to serve with heart, while encouraging others to express their essential Divinity by using their creativity. Respectfully nourishing the Divine Grace leading to the ONE. Individuals who filled called to minister through good will, unconditional love, gratitude, spiritual insight, intuition, discernment, and humility are encouraged as we all seek to foster revelation and enlightened understanding.

For more information on Madonna Ministry International programs please visit the website at

Friday, February 4, 2011

Write a Love Poem for Your Valentine

February is a great time to be inspired by love, passion or beauty. Sit down and connect with your "Inner Muse." Allow words to flow through you. If your inner critic shows up, send it out for a walk. Breathe deep, settle in and enjoy the process. Read your poem out loud to a lover or friend. Let the words caress your mind and open your heart.

Here are a couple of my love poems. Enjoy!

Touching You I Open

Touching you, I open, no words spoken.
Breathing together, I see God in your eyes.
Flesh against flesh, beneath cool sheets.

Subtle – Waves – Flowing,

Dreams carry me a way, cool lips entice me back.
Your breath on my face, warm, sweet- as- cherries.
I inhale you into my heart, no words for this…

Ahhh – Letting go,

Moments of Oneness, merging together,
No you or me, even "We" disappears.
All that exists--Emptiness and Bliss.

Crystal Dawn Morris

February 4, 2011


Midnight communication
Your heart against mine
I slid into your eyes

A door slowly opens
Wide and Spacious

Our souls caress the Divine
Waltzing among the stars
Naked and Free

Union and Communion
Hearts and minds as one
Beyond Words.

Crystal Dawn Morris
August 12, 2007