NUDITY AND SEXUALITY ARE SEPARATE
Nudity and sexuality do not always run hand in hand, learning to separate the two is of upmost importance for the empowerment and freedom of humans on this planet. I see a world where children are guided to appreciate their bodies, and understand the sacredness of their sexuality, and the beauty of their body - this guidance will in turn develop compassionate teenagers and adults who are able to differentiate between sexuality and nudity, and hopefully also develop a deeper level of respect for the sacredness of human sexuality.
My brother just asked me if I could stop sharing my boobs on Instagram, I felt it was in a joking way which had a serious streak in there too (last two photos on my IG I am topless at a tea tree lake, with my nipples crossed out - in order to abide by Instagram’s no nipple rule), when I looked at my mum saying how I thought they were beautiful photos to see what she thought, her look told me she thought otherwise, and her response was that I have cousins and uncles on there, I’m not sure I have uncles following me, cousins yes, but nothing about my images are sexualised, I have not shared my sacred intimate side, I am very particular with who I share this side of myself with, I have only shared the beauty and inspiration that I feel from being in my element in Nature. If women are ever going to be more naturally empowered, we really need to stop continuously sexualising the female body, and rather appreciate it for its beauty, sensuality and strength. Also shouldn’t we feel more comfortable being nude/part nude around our family? Why is it so taboo?? I would trust my family to control their thoughts around my naked body more so than someone I have never met - there is also a great bonding I find from being naked with others, whether women or men.
The photos that stirred this conversation were actually taken from a magic day at a tea tree lake in Byron Bay, I got to spend my time without wearing a swimsuit top, with a friend’s mum who also enjoyed the freedom of being topless too - there was nothing sexual about our experience, there were great feelings of bliss, freedom, joy, and gratitude, but none of those linked with any sexual energy, it is always so empowering to be around other men and women who do not sexualise their naked body, rather rejoice in the blissful sensations of it outside of any sexual energy! I really enjoy being naked, or half naked (depending on the context) in Nature, it makes me feel SO free, I get rushes of euphoria from the sun, sand, and water touching my skin, the more I enjoy my time in Nature like this, the more uncomfortable wearing a swimsuit top has become. What I do not enjoy is being naked or half naked around people who constantly sexualise the human body and/or are not comfortable seeing a naked body outside of an intimate experience, it feels really uncomfortable to be around that energy - and I tell you now YOU CAN FEEL the energy from people whether you are consciously aware of it or only subconsciously aware, we feel people’s thoughts and intentions so strong, the more you open yourself up energetically (usually through meditation or time alone in Nature), the more sensitive you become. I am aware not everyone feels comfortable with nakedness, which makes me mindful to ask about people in my company if they mind - I too had to re-teach myself to be comfortable with the naked form, mine and others, and I tell you now it is SO freeing once you do.
The point of this post is to help share a view point of how beautiful it feels to be naked in Nature’s elements, and the importance of separating nudity and sexuality. Sure I see a lot of sexualised posts on social media these days, but I also see a lot of beautiful non-sexualised posts that include nudity, there is a BIG difference once you become even a fraction aware of the difference between sexuality and nudity. The more we all practice this new approach (thanks Western culture for birthing the majority of us with this messed up entwinement), the more it will become accepted, and create more harmony amongst ourselves - think about children who get sexualised, this is NOT fair, they have no awareness of their sexuality, their innocence is in enjoying the freedom of their bodies without attaching any sexual energy to their experience. In saying that, it is also unfair to sexualise every woman and/or man, as not every moment calls for sexual energy! We should be living in a world where parents do not need to question the intention of other people around their children, let’s raise children with as much love as we can give, and powerful guidance that separates nudity and sexuality, while simultaneously re-teaching ourselves!