Notes on Sex and the Energetic Body

“We are connected more deeply and profoundly than we realize (see quantum physics). In our culture, we have become caught up in an illusion of our own isolation. In many cases we have forgotten to connect with one another, rely on one another, and help one another.

The first chakra is about our survival, our connection to the earth, our libido, and our connection to our tribe, including but not limited to our children, our parents, grandparents, ancestors, and those who we chose to connect with. Our survival depends on the earth and our connection to one another—connecting to those in our “tribe”. Through the first chakra, we have an opportunity to come together in comm-unity in a very physical way.” – Sydney Francis

My colleague, Sydney Francis, and I are working on a large project regarding sexuality and our connection to our bodies, one another and the planet. Sydney posted some of her ideas this morning on the underlying themes to our work. Here are a few:

  • Our medium for all experience is physical.
  • The body is innocent. (this is not a Christian or Catholic belief; rather this a belief I have learned and chosen from studying the Lakota Medicine Wheel with with Reverend Rosalyn Bruyere.)
  • The body is sacred.

opening © holly troy 2013To see more, visit her post Our Medium for All Experience is Physical

We are beginning to build a “body” of work, through study and experience, and ritual. She writes on the first chakra and responsibility to community:

We are connected more deeply and profoundly than we realize (see quantum physics).  In our culture, we have become caught up in an illusion of our own isolation.  In many cases we have forgotten to connect with one another, rely on one another, and help one another.

The first chakra is about our survival, our connection to the earth, our libido, and our connection to our tribe, including but not limited to our children, our parents, grandparents, ancestors, and those who we chose to connect with.  Our survival depends on the earth and our connection to one another—connecting to those in our “tribe”.  Through the first chakra, we have an opportunity to come together in comm-unity in a very physical way.

More on the first chakra and our connection to tribe and planet in her article: What can we learn from the first chakra & what does it mean in terms of our social responsibility?

I feel very lucky to be working with Sydney, and am incredibly excited about our partnership with this work! So much more to come – and very in depth.

  1. Reblogged this on Holly Troy ~ Sacred Folly and commented:
    This work is sometimes very intense – and timely. I like to dive DEEP, and there is no turning back now. Sydney and I are both doing a great deal of processing as we navigate this terrain. I feel very ALIVE!

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  2. yes, thanks. awesome.

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  3. […] I had so many ideas around what I was going to post for the New Year, but in some ways I feel like I already celebrated the New Year on the Winter Solstice. It has been an inward time mostly, since that ritual process on the Winter Solstice that I shared with Sydney. The New Moon in Capricorn on January 1st coupled with our commitment to more deeply study and experience third chakra energy (also known as the solar plexus chakra, which centers on will power, self esteem, the right to act), helped us to clarify actions regarding our Winter Solstice Celebration/Ritual and our sacred sexuality project. […]

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