The Evolution of Pleasure
Have you ever observed an animal licking another animal who is wounded?
Or licking their own wounds?
This loving acting of soothing helps heal the pain and incision by touching and giving the other, or self, both male and female attributes: being held, contained and protected, defended.
Sensuality as Therapy
Mystics of old have described their experiences in the language of sensuality. In the midst of sensual passion and spirit is the poetry of “love.” Orgasm is recognized as an altered state of consciousness; shared orgasm, the giving of touch and pleasure. In this trance, you have entered a vast pool of warmth, soothed and calmed, tended to; ultimately fully accepted, felt and contained. At the root of all, is pleasure. It is pleasure that we seek for survival.
In moments of felt mutual resonance, less fear, need to individuate, instills pleasure, much like what an infant may experience when in the womb, or in the first few years of bonding with primary care. Through a shared feeling of warmth, and safety when synchronicity is achieved, you are naturally transported to a euphoric bliss. Endorphins then expound to other calming, soothing and energizing geared toward pleasure, survival, and love like Oxytocins, Seratonins, and Adrenaline.
Endorphin (Endogenous Morphines), is an opiate that masks a pain and provides extra energy in the body by calming the nervous system. Endorphins are the first thing your body creates when a wound, pain or incision occurs. Once your nervous system is calmed, your body has capacity for greater blood circulation, oxygen and creation of other chemicals that energize healing.
. . . We seek love. . . Pleasure is its core.
The experience of “falling in love” gives rise to these same organic chemicals––that most likely explain the euphoric high of magnanimous heart expansion, intuitive consciousness, and spiritual energy. When you experience this endless calm and energy for a sustained period, you are transported to a spiritual trance like state, chains in the electrical activity of the brain. This creates an altered consciousness, changes in your sense of time, space, identity, and strong emotional pleasure––“paradise.”
Cultivating Organic Pleasure
Pleasure is a beautiful celebration of Life, Love. The pursuit of love and pleasure is woven into all aspects of life. Pleasure creates a myriad of effects on your mind, body and relationships. Awareness of how you pursue the fulfillment and pleasure, and how you handle it when your needs are not met, is a pathway to mind and body awareness.
Many people have closed to the pleasure activities engaged naturally as children. Cultivating organic pleasures in adulthood keeps us from going after it in unhealthy ways, like addiction.
Sensuality is your doorway. . .
Organic pleasure from within creates a body, mind connection, a natural self-soothing. You free yourself from rigidity, calm anxiety, and open your neural pathways to circulate more oxygen, blood and healthy chemical. Pleasures in your body, organically effects your mind. You radiate into the world a source of natural energy that enhances our species’ evolutionary survival.
It is your choice and your freedom to do so!
Would you rather be a purveyor of light or a vampire, fueled by negativity and latching on to others’ energy?
Human Need for Loving Touch
Loving touch gives humans a grounded sense of overall healthy living.
You body somatically experiences all feelings and sensations. These create emotions, processed in your brain. Touch is the most direct connection from one body to another. Loving touch creates pleasure-inducing chemicals, the bonding in care taking, required for our survival. Loving touch provides this more quickly in your body and brain than any other loving act. We are healed through a connection with another living being, especially through touch.
Let’s go back billions of years to the symbiotic union of single cells, to the first multi-celled organism, to the first life forms on our planet. Throughout time living things have nurtured this union through instinct, our essential interconnection with one another and the rest of nature. We cannot survive without the physical caring of being fed and sheltered, and without the physical caring of touch.
‘Why do some people shame pleasure and touch that heals us?’
In the first few moments of receiving touch, a person’s natural cell growth is accelerated. Within 45 minutes of being touched your cells and nervous system are calmed, able to recalibrate. This allows for more blood circulation, higher Endorphin and Serotonin levels––an overall much more balanced state of being. People need to be touched just as importantly as the need for drinking water, eat food, and exercise. We need to touch others and be touched as a healing.
Your mind and body union is connected to pleasure. As a seeker of healing touch, you are communicating to yourself and the Universe that you deserve to cultivate more pleasure in your life, thus expanding a desire to live healthfully. Focusing on attunement to positive beauty and abundance through being lovingly held and touched are ways you can actively seek pleasure in your daily life . . . and thus become more deeply touched and loved by LOVE and LIFE!
Welcoming and cultivating a radiant healing of mind and body in your daily life, fuels your body and mind to generate vats of pleasure and love, for the good survival of our species.
. . xo. . Oceana. . .
A gift of my lightness to you. . . from Dakini Oceana