Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always had a strong sense of – and deep connection to – my sexuality, spirituality and creativity. But throughout most of my life, these integral parts of my being have (in my mind) been at odds with one another: players on different teams, different worlds. I saw […]
Just a quickie today. Ha.
‘Oh wow Claire, you’ve ahhhh, completely turned off your sexuality’
‘Ugh, tell me about it. It’s like it’s just completely… Gone’
‘Hmmmm… I’ll try opening it up for you, but it’s reaaaallly closed up.’
Sound strange? That was a conversation I recently had with my reiki practitioner Fiona, who discovered during a recent healing session that I have in fact shut my sexuality down.
And she’d hit the nail right on the head.
Hasta la vista, baby. My sexiness has left the building.
Let me explain.
My womaness is missing.
This is a common theme I have recently encountered from a number of people who I work with at Left of Centre Therapies and is a common discussion amongst friends too. Maybe not in these exact words, but the theme is there.
With all the caring, protecting, providing, responsibility, communication, support etc, that is required in every day life, have we lost our womaness?
So where does this stem from?
Women have grown over the centuries, from primarily ‘gatherer’ to ‘everything…er’. As we move ever closer toward gender equality (I am not discriminating here but will stay focussed on the topic), we have taken on the role of hunter, protector and provider while continuing the role of nurturer, gatherer and carer.
With all of this responsibility, where do we find the space to be that juicy woman? Perhaps we are living the reality of what was so passionately fought for in the 60/70s, but with all that taking on, have we let anything go?