Pleasure, Pain, Power and Fireworks

We are so incredibly powerful!  I recently received some body work (with the brilliant Isaiah Fleissbach of the Inner Foundation) that was the most intense thing I have experienced since giving birth to my son. Seriously.  The sensations moving through my body were off the chart.

Fortunately, the person working with my body knew how to coach me through it.  He encouraged me to call what I was experiencing “sensations” rather than “pain”.  It’s amazing how when we change our mindset, we change our experience.

The more I breathed into the sensations and welcomed them, rather than fighting them, or calling them pain, or wishing them to go away, the more stress and tension and old crap I was able to release from my body.  But the coolest part was that as I breathed into the sensations and welcomed them, they transitioned into something more akin to ecstasy. 

No kidding.  The sensations coursing through me and the waves of release in my body began to feel like the waves of orgasm.  It was a a very palpable demonstration that pleasure and pain really are inseparable parts of the same whole – like yin and yang.  It made me wonder how much of life I have avoided or rejected or not even tried out of fear of pain. 

Between each segment of the body work, the facilitator had me get up and walk around so that my body and nervous system could integrate.  As I walked, bare feet connecting with the Earth, I felt more pure, raw energy and power coursing through my body than I have ever felt in my life.  Wow!  And, as if the Universe were reflecting my power back to me, the amusement part across the street began shooting off fire works!

It was amazing.  And it came to me very clearly that I was being charged in an even bigger way with letting people know about all this pure, raw power that exists within all of us.

We all have ridiculous amounts of latent power and energy that we are simply not using.  We push our power into the Shadows instead of using it to create whatever we want with our lives and for our planet.

Why aren’t we using our power to create?

Partly because we are unaware of it.  We’ve shut it down in millions of ways and we aren’t taught in school how to access our power.  (In my up-coming Shadow retreat, August 21-23, I teach you how to access the latent energy and power and use it to create more of what you want).

It’s also because we are afraid of how powerful we are.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.”

–Marianne Williamson from A Return to Love

But here’s the thing – we are using our power to create already.  We’re just doing it mostly unconsciously and therefor not creating what we really want.  If you want to know what you are creating with your infinite power, just look around you at your life.  If you love what you are creating, AWESOME!  What do you want to create next?  If you don’t love what you are creating, AWESOME!  What do you want to create next?

How much of your power have you been avoiding/denying out of fear?  What if owning your power could be incredibly pleasurable?  What would you create if you allowed yourself to access the power within you?  Whew!  It gets me all hot and bothered just thinking about it.

Can you imagine what all we could create together if we stopped pushing our power into the Shadows?

If you know it’s time for you to own your power, consciously create more of what you want, and fully express your wisdom and unique gifts to the world, start by giving yourself the gift of joining us next weekend for the “Meeting Your Shadow” retreat at the beautiful Lake Doniphan Retreat Center, just 45 minutes north of Kansas City.

We have just 2 spaces left in this retreat so email me right away if you are interested in joining us.


SHIP:  A journey that will change your life!

Next Segment: Meeting Your Shadow

August 21-23, 2015

in the Greater Kansas City Area


–Experience the JOY & RELIEF of living as your fully authentic self

–Create deep, rich, passionate, empowering relationships

–Dissolve the blocks that have gotten in the way of creating the LIFE of YOUR DREAMS


We currently have 2 spaces left available. Click HERE for details.  Email me if you are interested in joining us so we can set up an interview time to talk about your vision for your most authentic and pleasurable life.  Let’s get you the support you need to liberate your POWER from the Shadows so you can create the life of your dreams.

You’ve got the POWER! (and the Universe has fireworks to cheer you on!)

Laura Wolf
Transformational Change Agent
Founder of Shaman’s Heart Sanctuary

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