Gay Tantra: Show Up and Be Present
In March and April Flesh & Spirit Community will be exploring ideas, concepts and experiences of gay tantra. Quieting the fluctuations of our minds and coming home to the sensations of our bodies to show up in these times will guide our heart filled experiences.
Being present to your work,play and activism can nourish you as well as make all those actions more about love and expansion.
Rise Up Lovingly is not only our activism but how we show up for intimacy and service.
Set an Intention for the New Year..
Naked Winter Solstice Ritual. If you can't be with us in person, add your intention. We will include your intention our fire ritual.
Vote: Pray with Your Body
How we live our lives with words,actions and intentions are ways we vote. Please vote in this election and be renewed and shifted by things that support your well-being. Healers,change agents,entrepreneurs and those on a conscious journey let all the ways you touch and receive touch be your vote of love and change in the world.
Just being OPEN about "who you are" is a form of conscious activism. Gay/Queer men have always been standing for those who are often disenfranchised. In these times how are you being conscious activist. Standing with our LGBTQ community and those experiencing injustice like Black Lives Matter, First Nation people,muslims, refugees etc. Until all are free none of us are free.
Eldership is not about age but about wisdom.
The Gay/Queer Elder has wisdom to teach. We all know our "gay truth" to share to heal, to liberate and to guide us further on the journey. The Gay/Queer Elder knows he belongs. The September potluck theme is about eldership and taking our place in community.
How much do you feel you belong to the Gay/Queer Tribe?
Elders know they "belong." Many of us have felt we don't belong even among our own community. Healing that story of "not belonging" is part of the wisdom the gay elder brings as a visionary, healer and teacher.
What stories do your tattoos or scars tell?
How has eroticism or sex healed you of your shame so that you can have pleasure?
The power of touch heals our wounds. When shared with consent, pleasure and good intention, sex and erotic exchange free us of shame and the stories we have about pleasure.
What does it mean to you to be sex positive ?
Just like an artist may have many expressions our ways of expression and who we share sex with is diverse. What does sexually active mean for you? What does being sex positive mean? Taking the Judgment Out of Sex is our potluck them for May.
Do you feel brave in your intimate relationships?
Intimacy with One or Many Partners is Brave Work
by Dr. Kirk Prine
As a graduate student one of my gay mentors was a gay man who was married to a woman with two children and a bisexual male lover. This “throuple” relationship of love, sex, intimacy and family was all new to me. What I knew was what the biblical text had said, “You will know them by their fruits”. This throuple has inspired me over the years as a loving model that took bravery on each of their parts to be a healthy family.
Seasons of Different Intentions
In my own journey as a gay man exploring
What Fears Are You Facing?
. . . as a Peaceful Warrior (Hero)
Who are your gay/queer heroes?
What is your surviving and thriving Story?
Who are you? Sexually, spiritually, politically, tribally… there are many ways we are ever sharing our stories afresh in the current world as gay/queer men.
Ask for Help: Meet the Life Coaches. People who ask for help tend to live longer and better. Who do you ask for help from? As gay /queer men from every tribe,culture, religion/no religion, race,nation or background we have the potential to be bridge builders and healers. Thus we often are in helping professions as life coaches and therapist of all forms.
How do you do Peacemaking and Social Justice Wortk?
How are you in Service?
Gay Men in Service
New groups as well as old faithful service organization and projects are abundant in the queer community. Service is often a strong value in man gay men's lives. This month's potluck we will explore ways in which you express service with men representing projects of service in our community.
How do you meditate?
What does meditation do for you?