Updated: Jun 7, 2020
Amidst the panic and the precariousness, I've chosen to approach this time from a place of, "what do people need right now, and how can I deliver it to them?"
When an animal or small child is wounded, our first reaction is to pick them up and hold them. Instinctively we want to smother them with love, to kiss the pain away. Now, we're at a point where many people are hurting, but we're banned from tending and befriending. People are uncertain, scared, and... alone. Alone at a time when they need connection the most.
Did you know that babies who aren't cuddled, nuzzled, and spoken to, stop growing, and in some cases, even die? It's well documented that lack of touch is enough to kill a person. Now stop and read that again, slowly. Lack of touch. Is enough. To kill a person.
Some might argue that this only happens to babies because they're weaker than than adults, but in my opinion, this isn't the case. Babies possess the true intelligence of knowing what it really means to be human. Innately, no part of their expression is censored. When they're happy, they laugh. When they're scared, they wail. When they're frustrated, they scream. There's none of the bullshit, "but what will they think of me?" societal conditioning when it comes to babies. They give us a glimpse into the core of true humanity. And importantly, they understand how dangerous it is to be deprived of touch.
As we're shifting, quickly, into a new paradigm, I'm sensing that the way forward is to regress back to the basics of what it means to be human. That is, meaningful connection with oneself and with others.
I believe that in order to lovingly connect with others, we must first love ourselves. And to truly nourish our complex inner worlds, we must first give ourselves permission to receive pleasure. Deep, unencumbered, all-encompassing pleasure. For those who don't usually allow themselves to enjoy pleasure, touch may be a good place to start. The skin is the largest and fastest growing organ of the body. It's highly intelligent and highly receptive.
And so, I present to you, my latest offering, which will be available when I deem it safe to do so. (Please feel free to contact me if you're unsure about my availability.)