WATER MODULE

PART III: SKILLS
LESSON 4: Awakened Water In the Sensual Experience Practices

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LESSON SUMMARY

Lesson 4: Awakened Water In the Sensual Experience Practices

In this lesson we will explore two awakened water practices focusing on the sensual experience both self to self and a group practice.   Here we'll cultivate a level of sensitivity, enjoyment and bliss where every moment of life is an exquisite precious, unfolding bliss. Sensuality is part of our experience.   We can live in the recognition that it is a pleasure body that we are occupying in every moment. 

 

LESSON CONTENT

Awakened Water In The Sensual Experience

PRACTICE#1: SENSUALITY SKILLS LAB (Self Practice)

You’ll need food or a few pleasurable sensual objects.

You can also go for a water walk where you merge with all the beauty of the world. 

  1. Experience sensuality first from the ‘hyper masculine’ and ‘hyper feminine’.Take your food or one of your objects.  First experience it by being in your head, which is how 90% of the world experiences life.

    Notice there’s a hyper masculine part that tends to push time and evaluate it efficiently and quickly.   The distorted masculine is the more conditioned norm and distorted masculine likes to be driving and pushing with time rather than a natural pacing, that unfolds in its own time.Notice there’s a hyper feminine that looks at it and craves and feels the hunger, “I have to have it.  The fulfillment is in the rush to get the thing.   There's a lack of presence. When we're in hyper feminine, for instance like in Italy, and the post office is sometimes open and you never know when.  There's a lack of now-ness, there's a lack of awareness, and there's tendency to get caught in how to fill the hole or how to hurry so that you don't have to feel the discomfort that's actually here right now.
  2. Block your second chakra for contrast.  Allow yourself direct awareness, but block  your second chakra for contrast cutting off everything below your solar plexus.   Notice what happens.  Notice if this feels familiar.
  3. Realize, it’s actually not about the object, it’s about the ability to receive anything. When we focus too much on the object we end up with desires and cravings for the object or for a person.It's just nature knowing itself through the view of water. Fire is more the activity. Water is more the felt sense, and the two together are the most bliss you can get.   It's beyond sexual, but it's blended with that frequency that has sexuality as an energy in it.
  4. Recognize suppression, shaming and guilting is the opposite of stopping our craving.  The Hype rmasculline says “I shouldn't quickly eat the cookie”, “I shouldn't want the cookie.”, “I shouldn't crave the sex.”....that ‘should-ing’ disconnects us.  Feel what happens when we notice it there, but don't connect to it - it becomes the background hungry ghost that starts running everything from the behind the scenes.
  5. Compassionately embrace the sensation of craving.  Go directly into that craving and experience it.  Whatever's there.  It can actually feel delicious.  Be with the part that goes into the future and imagines.   Be with your salivating tongue.   What is here?  The mouth is watering. We're just being with that mouth watering.  Right now we're embracing the sensation of craving.Watch it become it’s natural pleasurableness through that embrace. Before it was an experience we weren't connected with, and now we're actually embracing the experience.If there’s a craving ‘I need a partner’ part it’s often related to a child who was left alone when she shouldn't have been and wasn't responded to enough.  That child needs to be taken into the arms of the mother….your inner mother or the great mother.Or maybe she needs a father, a true masculine, and needs that solid reliable presence you can rely on that can hold you and that is here.  She needs what she needs and when she gets her need met, she'll come out of the constant hunger and you’ll keep getting pulled into the parts until those needs are met, but it's, but don't get angry at the part because that part needs s you. It's no one's fault or that part's fault.  It's not even your parents' fault because it happened. Something happened to them.
  6. Find and embrace the addictive part.  When  awareness turns directly to it with its unconditional presence and warmth, what does it become? It just returns into its own nature. Notice if any part of you has a tendency towards craving or an addictive part that needs a little embrace.
    Ask the part what it believes then see if you can feel the fear underneath.   (i.e. I'm going to die if I don't work. The driving part that's connected to the terror or the annihilation).
  7. Switching to the felt sense that is true bliss.  Switch into the direct experience of your felt sense. This doorway might be subtle. Take your food or object and tune in to sensations.  We could be in ecstatic bliss in every moment.   See how much you can just drop the future and the past and just dive into the now.
    True bliss includes the second chakra, which is also our sexual energy.  When you allow this energy to flow in your body, it’s not just about personal pleasure - it’s about the bliss of life.
  8. Notice the pacing of water.  When water is included there is a pacing that actually flows from the sensual body and the frequency of the second level of the field, which is slower than the mental field. It's slower than these other fields.
  9. Now open up your belly to the bliss of life using your awareness to feel the sensations.. What's happening? Notice the difference.   In the realization of water, we're not hungry.  Awareness by itself doesn’t contain bliss. You have to add the energy and flow of water to experience the sensuality of bliss.  It’s fuller, richer, more dynamic. It goes all the way down into your soul. It's the pleasure of being that is our nature.
  10. Submit your practice below to receive points towards your Water Bender Apprentice Badge.

 

 

PRACTICE#2: AWAKENED WATER SENSUALITY GROUP PRACTICE

This is a practice where you can ride each other’s waves of pleasure in a group. You can choose to get yummy together.  

  1. With a partner, start with contrast.   Take a moment and go through the levels of minds look at them from your ordinary mind.  Do you feel like opening when you, view them from ordinary? Then go to subtle, where you can now feel their energy but there’s still duality.  Then unhook all the way to awake and then allow the simultaneous interconnectedness to intermingle.  There's no need for defense on this level.   It's beautiful to have this as an a venue of truth.
  2. Drop the duality and feel open connectedness.  Notice you can connect with someone who is not an “out there” object, but we're in one ocean.  Use your felt sense ot feel that.  Realize you don’t have to go over here to feel the other because it’s one ocean that you and the group are in.  It takes some practice and it also takes working through the parts that are afraid of it.   Do you feel a part that's in resistance to that much openness or connectedness
  3. Realize the place beyond defense where you can’t be harmed.   You can penetrate past the outer layers of defense or parts or personality, and can open to the absolute dimension of that person and there's nothing to defend there.  
    You can’t be harmed there because what you are opening to doesn't harm.  Remember that you don't want to use these practices to bypass or avoid all that actually does need to be metabolized for a true stability of connectedness and love.
  4. Feel the group as one body:   When you do this with a group, you go to simultaneous awareness where you feel one body that is not separate from your body.   Notice that awareness has no edge. Shift to being that awareness that is boundless,  infinite, and interconnected.    Feel the group coherence - the felt sense of the room..
  5. Give yourself permission to cultivate bliss: Every moment of life is an exquisite precious, unfolding bliss.  We can use this moment now to live in the recognition that it is a pleasure body that we are occupying. There's an element of giving ourselves permission to feel this, and have this as part of our day to day life.
  6. Balance your water with your tree:  You don’t want to become a bliss bunny to the point where you're not present, aware, aligned or serving.  Make sure not to get so into water that you lose your tree or you lose these other qualities, because your true nature is oneness and contains them all.  But also make sure not to have your bliss belly water to get kicked out of the kingdom.
  7. Bring this bliss into your life:  You can feel the world as sensual beauty touching you in every moment, seeing the colors, the trees, nature, the texture of the air on your face, the texture of your skin, and the texture of someone else's skin.  You experience an opportunity to feel the natural ecstasy of life.  You can bring this into your walks, in your meditations and into your daily lives.  We're not in a hurry.  We don't need an excess of anything because every moment is fulfilling.   When we allow ourselves to fully enjoy and take in the pleasure and the bliss, we don't need nearly as much.  We need very little to satisfy.
  8. Focus on the pleasure of contact: Feel your animal body. Every nook and cranny, the temperature difference. All the sensations.  Contact improve is another amazing practice that can teach you about the felt sense where every little contact point you have with yourself and another body is met with awareness.  It’s 10x more pleasurable to focus on the pleasure of the contact you are having vs ‘How can I make this pleasurable for you?’ Focus on the pleasure you are feeling from the contact.  You can take turns 10 minutes each being giver and receiver.  the one who's giving the touch focuses on feeling the enjoyment of giving touch more than trying to give them pleasure. You still are attuned and responsive to them.   You can experiment and touch them for 20 seconds in a way that you think will feel good to them and then 20 seconds in a way that feels good to you and debrief.
  9. Submit your practice below to receive points towards your Water Bender Apprentice Badge.

 

Downloadable Content


WATER MODULE WORKBOOK PART III

WATER BENDER
APPRENTICE PRACTICES

LAI Course Badges - Water Apprentice

WATER BENDER
APPRENTICE PRACTICES

Awakened Water Sensuality Practices

Watch the videos from this lesson and do the 2 skills lab practices described here to help you explore Awakened Water in the Sensual Experience and submit your practices below to earn points towards your Water Apprentice Badge.

  1. Awakened Water Sensuality Skills Lab Practice
  2. Awakened Water Sensuality Skills Lab Group Practice

Lesson Objectives

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