Sensuality. What is it? We barely use this term nowadays. And when we do, most commonly we associate it with sexuality. However, back in the times, and even in some modern oriental cultures, sensuality was and still is alive and is going hand in hand with spirituality. More so, it used to help spiritual development for both men and women.
Let’s take a peak into that history and find out what was it that women did to increase their sensuality back then and what we can learn from it.
Definition of Sensuality
If we try to look for its definition, we will find “relating to or consisting in the gratification of the senses or the indulgence of appetite” and “the condition of being pleasing or fulfilling to the senses”. The synonym for it is “sexiness” or “sexual attractiveness”. And another interesting fact that with time, this term was used less and less, if we compare 1800 and 2010.
In reality, sensuality has everything to do with senses, which means – being fully present in your body that allows you to experience those senses. Being fully present in your own body also means that your whole being is pulsating with life and is open to every experience possible. This is why in India this state is something very normal. Since we have incarnated in human bodies, sensuality is truly a divine gift that we should to experience. Ancient Indian people were absolutely sure that the goal of our incarnation as humans is to experience all of the senses and thus experience the beauty of this world.
Woman is like no other creatures knows how many times everything changes in her body. And the more she pays attention to it instead of ignoring, the better she can be in here and now.
So, let’s talk about sensual woman specifically. For her, sensuality is the ability to enjoy all of her senses not only sexually but just literally. She knows how to be fully present in her own body, she is aware of everything that happens with it, and that allows her to stay in the present moment. From this perspective, it is truly a blessing and a gift. Woman is like no other creatures knows how many times everything changes in her body. And the more she pays attention to it instead of ignoring, the better she can be in here and now.
So if she truly does that, she is always elevated, energetically and spiritually. Her heart and mind are stable. She knows to react peacefully to everything. Her energy is flowing through her unhindered. The world is one giant ocean of impulses and vibrations that she gracefully dances with. Such woman truly dances her own life. She fully emerges in her own divine being, in the joy of this experience, and her body is glowing with a special light. And this light turns her body into a sacred temple.
Confusion About Sensuality
Unfortunately, most modern people were taught that it is better to deny their own bodies in order to be successful. This happens because people were growing up with an idea that body is an obstacle. I mean, think of how many methods and devices we have invented over the years to help us get rid of the “inconveniences of our bodies”. As a result, people almost completely stopped the appreciation of the beauty and sensuality of a woman’s body. And turned it into something more negative, which actually was very special and sacred in ancient times.
As another result of it, people and women especially are confused about what is okay to express as a natural way of being for their own body, and what is not. And if it is normal to express a natural very powerful passionate side of ourselves. When we think about that part of us, we often time feel insecure or shy about it. It is something uncontrollable to us, something that we don’t know what to do with, something untamed. So our deep and intimate feelings are left hidden and untouched. Because there is also another side of things. Women now express their sexuality excessively, that mass media presents to us as sensuality.
Very little of women now still know how to fully connect to our magical, energetic and special side of sensuality, receptivity, refinement and sophistication.
When Sensuality is Allowed
So we know very well what does woman without a connection with sensuality look like. Most women around us are like that. Let’s try to compile an image of a woman who actually knows what sensuality is and befriended it.
First and foremost, such woman she is highly perceptive, or sensitive. She is deeply and fully relaxed and completely enjoys her internal ebbs and flows. This feeling of internal bliss from her own body makes her dreamy. Which in turn helps her to fully embrace her passionate and sensual side and fills herself up with the sweetness of this warm energy, the energy of the feminine. She surrenders to it and enjoys every single moment of it. This makes her mysterious and playful, like if she knows some secret. Which well, she does know.
Once she accepts these natural flows of energy she truly realizes herself as a vessel, full of divine and sacred femininity. She is in awe from her own feminine nature. It makes her happy and satisfied, and it also makes her delicious and alluring. And she knows she is attractive. She fully enjoys her body and her sensual nature, her healthy sexuality. This makes her more and more relaxed and satisfied. Her breath gets gentler and her muscles get softer. All of these multiple sensations bring her one very important knowledge – the knowledge of her feminine power. She knows she is fully safe in her body. And this allows her to open up to wonderful flow of feminine love.
Next time, I will share one meditative practice that will allow us, modern women, get in touch with this divine and sacred feeling of sensuality.