To taste the nectar of the soul we have to slow down. Slowing down is the technology.
I’m joined by Maya Luna, a Feminine Mystic and a Poet exploring the Tantric Path and Feminine Embodiment. Maya brings timeless wisdom and playful intuition into her modern teachings blending Tantra and Non Dual Spirituality studies, guiding both women and men back into the current of Erotic Devotion that is our birthright and our blessing as human beings.
We muse about our collective hunger for deep acceptance of who we really are. Our fear of letting go, of surrendering, and of softening into the moment. The conditioning that’s taught us we have to keep doing, and controlling, and making life happen — if we don't we're going to die. How our doing is an attempt to experience fulfillment. And that the feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction is available unconditionally in every moment, no matter what. We experience it through the technology of slowing down, opening the body and surrendering. By meeting what’s actually here — even when it’s pain and discomfort — by actually letting the moment in, to experience it and be penetrated by it’s nectar.
We begin by playing All of You from Maya’s spoken word poetry album, Holy Darkness: A Tantric Opus is a love letter to the Deep Feminine.
Our collective hunger for deep acceptance of who we really are. Maya says this is a big part of what the deep feminine is; this deep receptivity of meeting the self, this moment and existence.
Fear of letting go, of surrendering, and of softening into the moment; it’s our masculine conditioning that’s really afraid.
Masculine conditioning has taught us we have to keep doing, and controlling, and making life happen, and if we don't we're going to die — the deep feminine is the soulful nourishment of being we’re craving.
Unraveling — when we slow down and start to unravel and open, often the first thing that we’ll meet is grief.
Toxic masculine energy tells us we need to be strong and holds us back from witnessing and meeting our grief. Maya reframes “grief is the way that we love inside of impermanence.” There is a sweetness to grief, an honoring of love and life inside of it.
The truth after all is that everything is constantly changing.
The gateway to true power: accepting deeply our absolute vulnerability in the face of existence — which gives birth to power that doesn’t come from control and clenching. A power that just is.
Maya’s reads her recently published highly popular poem: What The Crone Can Teach Us About Sexuality and the Deep Feminine
Women fear aging, because they feel they will lose their power. But there’ a false power we wield in our attractiveness to manipulate and there’s a deep fear losing that power and women are very hungry to know their true power is not that. The power we are so afraid of losing is fleeting. We can tap into our power by turning within, that deep eruption, that dangerousness, and how that dangerousness that wildness can be something that can taste so good.
The deep feminine gets a little confusing these days, we want to associate it with gender. But the truth is The Feminine is a current of reality that all human beings have access to and can open to. And in the Tantric teachings what the feminine current is, is how we know god, a direct experience, as a nectar that we can taste.
Tantra says come down into the feminine, come down into the body, come down into feeling, come down into senses, god is there. That is the portal. And that is the nectar.
Maya’s Surrender process. She guides us through 4 gateways of opening to the deep feminine current to meet intimacy with our own being, and the moment and another. It’s simplicity hides it’s profundity.
Many spiritual teachings talk about how it’s all already right here, and we get that intellectually... All our doing is an attempt to experience fulfillment. And the truth is that the feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction is available unconditionally in every moment no matter what. We experience it through this technology of slowing down, opening the body and surrendering.
The divine union: when the masculine doing is already fed by the nourishment of the deep feminine, linear doing comes from love inspiration, life giving, rather than the hungry ghost chasing.
Reflection on a quote from Victor Frankl’s Man’s Search For Meaning: “Between stimulus and response there is a space. And in that space lies our power to choose our response. And in our response lies our growth and our freedom.” This is a good reminder for all of us, that we have these spaces in every moment of our day, of our life, of our relationships. We have these spaces in between the moments.
Meet what’s actually here — even when it’s pain and discomfort — the intimacy of that and the love of that and the nectar is so nourishing.
Drop our tension patterns of our resistance to the moment, to experiencing the moment, and actually let the moment in, to be penetrated by it, it’s nectar.
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Find Maya’s online course Holy Fire: Resurrecting the Deep Feminine at: deepfemininemysteryschool.com
Find Maya’s poetry: depravedanddivine.com
Find Maya’s spoken word album: mayaluna.bandcamp.com
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