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DAY FOUR – 30 Day Inspiration For Women – Discover Your Erotic Nature

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30 Day Inspiration For Women~ Discover Your Erotic Nature
Ten Days Of Gentleness | With Amara Charles and The Shakti Team

~ DAY FOUR She is Shakti.

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she is wild
she is untamed
she is unleashed
she is uninhibited
she is unknown
she is shakti

Discover a softer and more loving way to nourish your Shakti – the female principle of divine energy.

 

Sisters, Connect to your roaring natural spirit.
You are welcome here. Just the way you are.
Shakti flows freely. She knows. She knows…

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Photo Credit by Bibbie Friman.

DAY THREE – 30 Day Inspiration For Women – Discover Your Erotic Nature

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30 Day Inspiration For Women ~ Discover Your Erotic Nature
Ten Days Of Gentleness | With Amara Charles and The Shakti Team

DAY THREE In Honor of Guan Yin Bodhisattva.

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Take time to pray today. Life is a miracle.
A natural skin cream replenishing your erotic spirit from within.

“Guan Yin is one of the most universally beloved of deities in the Buddhist tradition. She is the embodiment of compassionate loving kindness. As the Bodhisattva of Compassion, She hears the cries of all beings. Guan Yin enjoys a strong resonance with the Christian Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and the Tibetan goddess Tara.

In many images She is depicted carrying the pearls of illumination. Often Guan Yin is shown pouring a stream of healing water, the “Water of Life,” from a small vase. With this water devotees and all living things are blessed with physical and spiritual peace. She holds a sheaf of ripe rice or a bowl of rice seed as a metaphor for fertility and sustenance. The dragon, an ancient symbol for high spirituality, wisdom, strength, and divine powers of transformation, is a common motif found in combination with the Goddess of Mercy.

Sometimes Guan Yin is represented as a many armed figure, with each hand either containing a different cosmic symbol or expressing a specific ritual position, or mudra. This characterizes the Goddess as the source and sustenance of all things. Her cupped hands often form the Yoni Mudra, symbolizing the womb as the door for entry to this world through the universal female principle.

Guan Yin, as a true Enlightened One, or Bodhisattva, vowed to remain in the earthly realms and not enter the heavenly worlds until all other living things have completed their own enlightenment and thus become liberated from the pain-filled cycle of birth, death, and rebirth.” text source

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Fill your heart, voice, body, mind, spirit with this sacred prayer of mercy.

 

DAY TWO – Discover Your Erotic Nature – Be In Nature

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10 Days of Gentleness

with Amara Charles and The Shakti Team

DAY TWO

Be In Nature

 

When was the last time you just really rested your belly directly on Grandmother Earth?

Or just sat listening to the birds, to the wind, the rivers, or the rain?

It’s spring, and everything’s jumping, coming into the light. It’s a great time to start something new, and to tend the new shoots popping up in you.
Perhaps take some time to discover the innocence of picking flowers, leaves and gently decorating your hair, or placing one behind your ear. Bring some back for your kitchen table, bathroom sink and bedroom….

There’s something erotic about the sweetness of our nature and it’s divine perfection, especially when we begin to experience nature is not something ‘out there‘ to behold. Nature is the Feminine. We are nature. So when you look into a mirror consider the beauty of the reflection regarding it’s self nature. As nature, let go of concepts about what you see, and just look and let the reflection change and forever change. Nature’s glorious canvas is boundless, and our erotic nature is nothing but our capacity to share and enjoy this.

To enjoy your Feminine Spring, and reclaim your sexual vitality, imagine a wild field of bursting flowers. Different colors, fragrances, shapes and sizes— every one utterly unique in its beauty. Though flowers appear fragile, and they go through seasons like we do, as their seeds are lifted into new places, it’s amazing how they find a way to bloom again and again.

To read more on the topic go ahead and dive deeper… Reclaiming Your Libido  by Amara Charles

 

 

DAY ONE – 30 Day Inspiration for Women – Discover Your Erotic Nature

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Ten Days of Gentleness | With Amara Charles and The Shakti Team

DAY ONE Self-Love

Beauty is a vibration of love. It’s first a feeling of self acceptance, saying to your self, ‘okay, I am what I am.

When you do this, if you can you look at your self with kinder eyes for a just a moment something curious can happen. Try to see, try to look at your breasts before your mind has a chance to sink a dark arrow into what you see. You can suspend those dark arrows of judgement against yourself by having a little bit of awareness.

Read more in the article  I Wonder About My Breasts  by Amara Charles

Ladies, we will also be diving into these feminine embodiment practices together in our Shakti Queen Retreat on Maui, NY and North Carolina.

What Makes Alpha Women Happy?

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Alpha Women are hungry for less. Less doing. More being. Less manipulation and more openness. Less effort and more intelligence.

An Alpha Woman lassos the chaos in her life, loosens her grip of control, and lets go on the tip of her razor’s edge, and stays there. Rather than trying to control the unknown or cut it into manageable bites, an Alpha Woman seeks the power hidden inside chaos and learns to use it.

Instead of getting overwhelmed by the all- too-muchness of everything, an Alpha Woman spins unwieldy webs of disconnected things into a spectacular robe, with options in every pocket.

She sounds like superwoman. She is. But not the way you think.

Super Woman, or let’s say, many women these days, has to schedule time to let go. We become super schedulers to fit everything in – and we even end up making appointments for sex! We get so swept up in our zany time crunches we forget that we’ve made them up! And when our batteries get drained we slouch into lazy bouts, where just about anything will do. Food. Movies. Drama. You name it.

Alpha Women discover a far better way. Here’s what works for me. More …

Sex and Intimacy joins the Self Care Revolution

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Listen to my Self Care Revolution with Dr Robyn Benson of Santa Fe Soul

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/robynbenson/2014/12/07/shivashakti-healthy-love-and-intimacy-with-amara-charles

Is sex and intimacy an integral part of intimate health? Of course it is! So why is it so often excluded in mainstream health conferences and why is the topic reserved to backroom conversations (where what’s really going on) is discussed by everyone?

That’s why I celebrate Dr. Robyn Benson’s bold invitation to include the topic of sex and intimate health to Doctors and healers at the Health Clinic Santa Fe Soul in New Mexico.

Help spread the word about how the wise use of sexuality can benefit all sentient beings. Be a part of the Self Care Revolution and take care of your intimate health.

A talk with Dr. Robyn Benson after our ‘off the charts fabulous’ Shiva Shakti Workshop in Santa fe. We introduced Shamanic ceremony to heal wounds of the past to make space for more intimacy and pleasure in our relationships. And we shared sexual restoration practices to boost libido and increase sexual energy.
Everyone loved it! We’re invited back to present Quodoushka in Santa Fe next year for the first time… woo hoo.

I totally resonate with Robyn’s message about taking responsibility for our health by becoming more aware and wise.I believe intimate happiness can change the world. As our relationships heal, so does the world.

 

In beauty
Amara

When Gratitude Gets Wet

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I know when you’re in a tidal wave of love, when things are flowing sweet, when Eros is all around, being grateful is like breathing. But what about after you’ve made a major mistake?Is it possible to get to gratitude when it feels like your ship is sailing in the wrong direction, when happiness fades and fine platitudes are the last things you want to hear? We’ve all had times where all we want to do is dig into a pit of sorrow, where, even if we know wallowing wont work, we do it anyway. This is when getting to gratitude really counts. But how can we feel grateful when everything seems closed, and hopeless and dark?

Here’s four big reasons why gratitude beats regret and resentment, every time.

Gratitude Feels Better

Of course we’d rather be tingling with gratitude every minute of the day, but the truth is, sometimes we choose to mope with pain, stew in our resentment or just lounge around trying not to think too much. Usually while we’re licking or barking about our wounds what we really need is attention; we want somebody to know we’re hurting. The trouble is, while it keeps us busy, it also keeps us in the pit longer. Gratitude is a way out.

Gratitude Takes Less Effort

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A Simple Love Habit that Works

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Yesterday I spoke with a couple having intimacy issues.
They were eager to give me the list of wasn’t working.
‘The first thing’ I said ‘you must to drop the habit of beginning with
the past.’

You will never feel like being intimate
by constantly bringing up what has not worked.
Constant criticism defeats desire. I suggested they spend
the week sharing as many sweet memories as they could.

When I get hooked into the habit of bringing up disappointing things, I first have to notice that I am doing this. When we are asleep to how our unkind words put out the fire of our passion we keep going down this futile tunnel.

The only juice you get from trying to correct your lover by pointing out what went wrong the last time is being ‘right’. Even if you manage to score a point with even tiny insults,   you are going to feel alone. We certainly know that insulting our lover is a dead end, but sometimes that perverse habit of criticizing wins the moment, and we say unkind things. Our ego is seems to win the battle, but our hearts always suffer.

It may sound trite to say as many kind things as you can to your lover, but in the realm of intimacy, it’s particularly true. We can retrain our minds to consciously speak of times when things worked well. Make it a habit to recall excellence, beauty and tenderness. Deliberately share victories with your beloved throughout your day. It’s simple, and it works. You just have to do it often enough to put your brain in the proper state of mind to be more loving and kind to each other.

Make it a point to share several beautiful memories and see what happens in the bedroom. I hope you’re pleasantly surprised what flows naturally from your hearts.

Because Beauty is a Living State of Love.

In beauty

Amara

Feature Article: Sexy Success

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What makes for stellar success is a personal thing, but my recent visit with Jaiya, a successful sex educator, shows how doing what we like in bed may be just what we need to succeed. While being filmed for her VH1 special on somatic (hands on) sexology, we got a private peek into how she delights in using her sexiness for success, and her success to stay sexy – and why we shouldn’t settle for subpar in either.

Busting Myth #1: You have to Sell Out to Succeed

Have you ever noticed how things speed up when you’re feeling successful? You seem to do much more in less time, you have to say ‘no’ to things you could once say ‘yes’ to, and you don’t have as much time to hang out. To others it may seem as if you’ve sold out. The speed of things focuses your mission, challenges you to be excellent and makes you select where you place every precious ounce of attention (and where not to.) If you relax inside, you can handle the ‘swish’.  It’s exhilarating. The faster things happen, the more of a magnet you become for more connections. Now, take this same principle, and apply it to your private erotic life. Riding the sublime comes down to: just doing it creates the desire and energy for more.

Busting Myth #2: It’s Who You Know

It’s not who you know, it’s what you do with who you know. Success is contagious, as the happier and more generous you are, the more fun you are to be with and thus the more opportunities land in your lap. Since success tends to make you feel wanted, you become someone people want to be near. That is, if you are actually enjoying your self inside the buzz. Now take this into your personal erotic life. When you are generous, even inside the whirlwind of busyness, taking each conversation to heart, appreciating anyone near you, you are multipling pleasure. This is the alluring energy behind success, and it works in bed too. If you’re tense while doing the never-ending stream of whatever you’re doing, or you are not content with what (or who) is sitting next to you, success will always be just out of reach. It’s not only who can help you succeed, it’s who’s around to share it with.

Busting Myth #3  It Takes Money to Make Money

This myth is about the idea that you have to have money to make it, or erotically, you have to have a partner to have sex. While it’s true, sex is always better with a warm body, the trick to both money and sex, is having some. In Jennifer Goldberg’s article, Why you Need Good Sex, she says,Seeking out—and having— good sex is a self-perpetuating cycle. The neurotransmitter dopamine—which “focuses your attention on something you really want to go after,” (explains Dr. Pfaus)1—gives us the confidence to approach mates we think will provide the most pleasure, while good sex releases opioids, which further stoke the fire.’

Busting Myth # 4  Pain = Gain

The myth that successful people are too driven by ambition to enjoy anything (and there are plenty of examples) comes from the idea that it takes self – sacrifice and suffering to end suffering. But pain loops may not only deplete your reserve of dopamine, if you don’t have it right along the way, it wont will be much fun when you ‘get there’. Another option is to operate on a pleasure loop for success. It’s not a selfish grasp for pleasure, or a perpetual craving for what’s missing, it’s a loop where you derive pleasure by giving something of value to others while having a blast along the way too. It’s the tease of anticipation, savoring every nibble and squeeze while feeling delight in another’s joy that’s the stuff of success. When it starts happening in the boardroom as smoothly as it does in the bedroom, as I experienced being with Jaiya, you know you’re onto something good.

What’s success? Feeling grateful for being alive is success; the rest is relative.

In beauty, © Amara Charles

Quehestemehah ‘You dance in my heart’

Amara Charles’ Best – Selling Book ‘The Sexual Practices of Quodoushka’ featuring the Sexual Anatomy Types as Seen on VH1 is available on www.amaracharles.com or Amazon.com

Improvisation is not the expression of accident

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Improvisation is not the expression of accident but rather of the accumulated yearnings, dreams, and wisdom of our very soul.  –Yehudi Menuhin

inspired by Mickey Hart, Grateful Dead, The Magic of Music

Rhythm is the soul of life

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Where I come from we say that rhythm is the soul of life, because the whole universe revolves around rhythm, and when we get out of rhythm, that’s when we get into trouble.  Babatunde Olatunji

Inspired by Mickey Hart, Grateful Dead, Spirit into Sound

All I know

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All I know is, for every note, there is another note that melts it.  I just hear a sound coming into my head and hope to catch it with my hands.   Erroll Garner

inspired by Mickey Hart, Grateful Dead, Spirit and Music

When I’m singing

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When I’m singing, I’m inside of it…I feel, oh, like I feel when you’re first in love, when you’re first touching someone–chills, things slipping all over me… Janis Joplin

Inspired by Mickey Hart
Grateful Dead
The Magic of Music

I never practice

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I NEVER practice, I always play.  Wanda Landowska

inspired by Mickey Hart, Grateful Dead, Spirit and Music

The composer is like a sleepwalker

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The composer reveals the innermost being of the world and expresses the deepest wisdom in a language which his own reason does not understand; like a sleepwalker, who tells things of which he has no clear knowledge when he is awake.   Schopenhauer

inspired by Mickey Hart, Grateful Dead, The Magic of Music