“Rejoice in spontaneity like that of the child. . .of the child who still remains inside of you. . .and always has remained inside of you even as your mind and body have matured into adulthood. . .”xo Sara
Hi! I have been looking at paintings, pictures, depictions of Eros and it made me think of you. . . It made me think. . . well, it doesn’t surprise me but rather arouses a joy in me that so often Eros is symbolized as a small child. I do understand that most people see eroticism as an adult’s pleasure, and certainly agree that the realm of erotic arts and sexual interludes are certainly arena for the emotional maturity and full range of cognitive capacity developed into adulthood.
Yet, simply, well. . . I have simply danced into this moment in time to remind you, us, of the natural curiosity and innocence woven throughout the enjoyment of sensual pleasure . . . that this space is inside of you, us, all of us, at all times. . .and has been since you were a tiny little child. You may not remember, but if you think about returning to or inspiring alive that child in you. . . the childlike space within you. . . Where everything is new. . . Every touch, every smell, every taste is new and exciting. . .
Most every human being begins life in this kind of sensually driven, curious haven. . . Simply being in our sensate experience is how we are first driven to grow, to survive really. . . by reaching out to touch, taste, smell, hear, see . . . to experience and learn about the world we have been born into. Yes. . . it may seem that the capacity for this sensate opening is even greater for a child than for an adult because the child is free of the shame, emotional attachment, negotiation, competition, and comparison that goes along with the emotionally maturing, cognitive mind that adults must develop in order to survive in this world. These aspects of perception play an imperative importance to our survival, yes, and it is important also to know as adults, when these ways of perceiving are useful and when they hold us back, and in turn to know how to let go of these cognitive defenses.
Ask yourself. . . How do I let go of the barriers your adult mind keeps between myself and my natural sensual experience in the moment? Can I easily oscillate between my adult mind and my childlike perceptions? Can my adult mind give the child within me safety to live , breath and explore? For me, what it is like to be a child? To look at the world for the first time, or as though it were my first time? To explore every moment, the brush of my own fingertip across my own skin, the way my own hair feels on my neck, or my foot feels as it bends to the earth each step of my day. . . Or the way the green leaves become beautifully transparent like verdant cellophane with the sunshine filtering through from behind . . Or the way a bit of slightly overripe mango fruit melts in the middle of my tongue, its rather coarse texture, its overwhelming sweetness with a slight sour or tangy middle. . . Have I ever tasted mango before? If so . . . can I let go of the past memory in the moment and simply explore the ‘now’ of its melting into my tongue?
The child lives in this world of sensual experience. . . The child within you does as well. . .Can you let the child within roam free. . .Can you inspire that part of you to come out to play? The child’s experience is consumed by their senses, not yet labeling or organizing life. . . they somehow trust all is ok. . .and let go. . . and play. . . SO much vibrance, growth, imagination, fantasy and joy can be yours in these moments. . . If you seek ways to play like a child and see the world as new. . .
“Life occurs by allowing spontaneous unfolding in moment to moment experience. . . Life is certainly a child’s wonderland. . . “xo Sara
Eros as a child symbolizes the fact that the seeds of adult eroticism are sown in childhood and adolescence. Not only is our capacity for joyous sensuality rooted in early experiences of positive touch but our ability and willingness to give and receive affection is similarly linked with how we were held, caressed and cared for as infants and small children. These are the foundations upon which our one of a kind eroticism begins its extended development. . .
Let’s all find a safe place to play. . .to allow the child within to explore. . . perhaps it’s the beach or the forest or in a cuddle pile or with a lover or writing a poem or eating a meal. . . Childlike play is food for your soul . . .
Give yourself time and space to “Play play play,” says your Eros within!!
Have fun rejoicing in the spirit of the child that dwells within you now!!