Pleasure is powerful.
I had an experience a little while ago that showed me this once again. I was presenting an online women’s group, and the last session was happening the next day. I wanted it to be really special, and I didn’t know what to do.
I sat at my desk and looked at the notes that I had created for the group. I had basically done everything that I had imagined doing already, and there was still another evening to go. I drew a blank.
I sat there for a little while. I’m proud to say, not too long. Then I said to myself, “ I’m not going to come up with something creative sitting here at my desk.” I jumped up, packed up my things, and drove down to the lake where I often swim.
As I prepared to get in the water, I asked the question, “What would be the highest and best thing to do for this group?” And I trusted that the answer would come. I walked into the water, and just abandoned myself to the sensual feel of the cool silky water sliding over my skin. Aaaah! It felt so good.
Within a few minutes, a lightening bolt of inspiration struck. What if I did THIS? (I’m not going to get into the details here because that’s not the point of this story.) It was an idea that I loved.
I kept swimming, and more and more ideas came popping in, refining the process, considering details and how to handle them. By the time I got out of the water, the group was basically planned.
The next evening, I facilitated the process with my group. It was powerful! The women went deeply into the process, and they loved it. I felt that I had done a work of service to them, and by extension, put some healing into the universal field.
I don’t think I would have gotten such a inspired process by sitting at my desk, trying to dredge up some inspiration. But it was easy using the pleasure of the water, the movement of my body, and asking for inspiration and trusting that it would come this way.