Living with Eros is so much more than Sex. Our sexuality is just the tip of the iceberg.
To live with Eros is to live with Earth rattling through every cell of your being, whispering ancient love songs as you sleep.
Whilst waking, you'll be haunted by insane instruction as you try and go about your day.
Such instructions won't make sense, at least logically, but somewhere beyond rationality, you know you have to obey.
The invitation is always there. The invitation to let love tear you, is always present. You just have to tune into the frequency of her tounge.
And then learn to welcome her wide eyed longing tugging at your feet, asking you to drop, everything.....
To live with Eros is melt into oblivion. A wild love affair with you and God (or the Mystery or however you want to name the invisible, mystical, mythical).
To live with Eros is to turn up your desire dial and let all of those hidden wants and needs of your own earthly longing take you home to the precious jewel at the core of your being.
It's no small undertaking to Awaken Eros, from a millennia of sleep-full forgetting. To awaken is to remember why it is you came, perhaps you'll hear your true name, inviting a kind of death before death......
When you taste Eros's sweet nectar, you'll want to run for the hills. For to feel Eros pulsing through every cell of your heavenly body, is crazy making. You'll be ripped apart and sculpted into an agent of danger. Because your love will be so fierce, nothing will be able to put out your fire.
The world needs your love more than ever. A love thats mature, healthy, earth bound. Awakening Eros is awakening to the magical of you. The love of you. And when you do that you can only help but share it with this bleeding world.
Together we will explore the territory of Eros through:
Sacred Speech Council
Deep Nature Connection
Deep Imagery Journeys
Deep Feminine Practices
EROS: LOVE CONCEIVED BY PLATO AS A FUNDAMENTAL CREATIVE IMPULSE HAVING A SENSUAL ELEMENT.
On this 5 day retreat we’ll be tending the soil of our earthly connection to Eros. Through deep conversation with land and body, we’ll awaken this inner source of nature that shows us what it means to love from the depths of our being.
Activating sensual wonder, devotional prayer and wild imagination, we’ll let Eros open us to the magnitude of our existence. In love with life herself. We’ll hunt the scent of the wild that wants to take us to the depths of our Soul, so that we can walk as Beloved.
Tired of Speaking Sweetly
Love wants to reach out and manhandle us,
Break all our teacup talk of God.
If you had the courage and
Could give the Beloved His choice, some nights,
He would just drag you around the room
By your hair,
Ripping from your grip all those toys in the world
That bring you no joy.
Love sometimes gets tired of speaking sweetly
And wants to rip to shreds
All your erroneous notions of truth
That make you fight within yourself, dear one,
And with others,
Causing the world to weep
On too many fine days.
God wants to manhandle us,
Lock us inside of a tiny room with Himself
And practice His dropkick.
The Beloved sometimes wants
To do us a great favor:
Hold us upside down
And shake all the nonsense out.
But when we hear
He is in such a "playful drunken mood"
Most everyone I know
Quickly packs their bags and hightails it
Out of town.
Love wants to initiate us. In order for us to become vessels for this life giving essence, we need to learn how to surrender to Eros’s intelligence. The source of our passion, the source of our desire allows us to live in devotion to life, through our creative expression.
When we connect to the sensual wonders our earthly body and the greater mystery that we are a part of we become conduits for Eros.
The dates are 28th August - 1st September
At Oneirema Eco-Retreat - Crete
Sleeping options will be in shared tipi or single tents.
All three meals will be provided for us by the hosts, organic and local food. You can see more about the retreat space and accommodation through their website
For more info or to see if this program is right for you, please contact me via the contact page.