For most of my life, I related the word “intimacy” to that of sexual behavior. Hearing the word actually struck an uncomfortable cord within my BEing that caused internal contraction, my sympathetic nervous system would activate, and I was ready to fight, fly or freeze. I was programmed to believe that becoming intimately close with someone meant there must be some act of giving a part of myself that I often wasn’t a full “yes” to give. I built so many walls and defense mechanisms to keep myself safe from becoming too close with anyone that I felt may want to take from me.
It wasn’t until I started practicing Collective Clearing that I realized that true intimacy has nothing to do with sex. Our oversexualized society co-created that aspect of our collective belief system. As I became very intimate with myself, friends, family, and total strangers through the practices of Collective Clearing, I began to receive messages that intimacy is when authenticity, transparency, and vulnerability are all activated and harmonized within a person and within an interaction. Tenderly speaking one's truth to a loved one is an act of intimacy. Holding a gaze and smiling unconditionally with a stranger is an act of intimacy. Sharing a song with someone in need of an inspiring message is intimacy. Looking at one’s self in the mirror in a time of self doubt and honestly saying, “I love you. I’ve got you,” is an act of intimacy. .
We are intimate BEings, thirsty for unconditional connection, and yet, our programming up until now has insisted that “there’s always a catch”; "someone is always going to try to take". What if we could rewrite this belief system together through conscious interaction and play? That’s exactly what Collective Clearing is all about; Paying it forward, offering without expectation, and accessing gratitude, love, forgiveness, and intimacy in all interactions. To learn more, please feel free to download my eBook about the Collective Clearing process at www.collectiveclearing.com/freebie or follow the link in my bio. It's short, sweet and FREE!
What does the word “intimacy” bring up for you?
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