Tantra is a term many do not understand. It is often thought of as a sexual encounter. They way I describe Tantra is similar to massage. There are hundreds of massage modalities from the most basic form of massage, Swedish to rolfing. Deep tissue, sports massage and cranial sacral are other modalities often associated with massage. Many are unaware that Thai Yoga body work is also a form of massage. Just as there is hot and cold stone massage, Tui Nu massage and Nuru massage to name a few. Hundreds of types of massage from many countries. And so it with Tantra. There is Tantra massage and there is Tantra sex. A broad range in difference. Within Tantra there are several ways one can go about receiving Tantra. Cuddling is considered a Tantra modality. Eye gazing is used in Tantra. Different ceremonies included can be a bath ceremony or shower worship. The yab yum is a position one associates with tantra. Combining modalities such as eye gazing and yab yum together is powerful. It creates physical touch and soul partnership in one. Truth lies in one’s souls that ascend through the body out into the eyes. When you look long enough into the eyes of another you can see their truth. You may find love. You may find fear. You may find doubt, worry and empathy. But remember, as you are looking into their eyes, they are also looking into yours!!
In Tantra, at least it is in the work I do, when I am with someone weather it be with one of my clients or my beloved, it is spaces I create. The way in which I create spaces is by me giving myself in such a way that allows my clients to become more comfortable with me. When they feel more comfortable with me it is easier for them to let go. It is easier for my clients to be open. When they are in a space (my physical space) that feels comfortable and safe, that person automatically is able to be more open. A space for openness allows MORE spaces of openness.
When we feel safe and secure (non-threatehend) we give more of ourselves freely. We may give more freely with our bodies. We may give more freely with our words. When we are able to give more freely with our bodies and words we (here we go again) we create spaces for even more to happen. The safer we feel the more we are able to give. The more we are able to receive. Look to receive. Don’t look to get. Look to give your love. Not to take love. It is better to give in a receiving mode than to take in a getting mode.
May you be free today in your mind, body and Spirit.
Much Love and Light to you,
Author of Angel Works
Barbara Anne Rose