Part of our unspoken contract with conventional society is that there’s a certain range of how we get to be. It’s fine to be worried. It’s fine to strive. It’s fine to be depleted.
But if you break open in the spirit of freedom itself — or joy itself? That’s just weird!
There’s a taboo against ecstasy.
In this brief video, Terry suggests that breaking this taboo and daring to be love and happiness as you…is our sacred invitation in this life.
Taboo Against Ecstasy
I’ve known this for years but this is the first time I’ve heard anyone say this openly and publicly. Thank you, Terry, for saying this and bringing it to other people’s attention. How many of us are suffering with this?
Taboo Against Ecstasy
I have suffered from this – recall many times during childhood and later when something approaching ecstasy was stomped or at least shamed out of me. Thanks very much for the invitation, Terry.
I just love this! I’ve taken
I just love this! I’ve taken this sacred invitation and I’ve been blessed with mostly not caring what others think. I’m hoping I’m contagious and others follow suit. This expression of my authentic self sure feels much better than the feelings that are mainstream acceptable.
I was just talking about this in community last week. Thank you for this wonderful mirror, that I am indeed able to show up in my full expression.
Visitor Dalton says
My 30 years in a college classroom were 30 years of ecstasy. Everyday I got to love students in varying stages of their journey. It was called Personal and Community Health and, indeed, it lived up to the essence of its name. Health was also translated whole, sane, salvation and more. No one bothered me. Students continually referred to it as their favorite class. I recently retired and am looking for new ways to share. Love, love.
Taboo Against Ecstasy
Hi Terry,The Magnolia tree across the street, at it’s height of bloom this year sings forth the full ecstasy of being that you speak of. Yesterday it’s fragrance overwhelmed me with joy. It is in sharing NATURE that I dare to shine the light of joy into the world openly. Thank you for inviting us to open and extend more fully into our capacity for joy!
Geoff Fitch says
Right on, brother!
This is True!
Amazingly pertinent, and wholly right on-the-mark! Even in our healing we commonly subscribe to the ‘law of striving’ and thereby limit the possibilities available to us! Thank you for sharing this wisdom about ecstasy Terry, it is so needed.
Foundational beliefs such as the taboo against ecstasy, underpin and shape our more conscious beliefs and behaviours. Our human pain has a common denominator; a vibratory (emotional/perceptual)slip out of resonance with core consciousness, which naturally expresses itself as kindness, joy, bliss, gratitude, reverence, adoration…innocence.
I have found in my healing practice that when the mind/body/field is very wounded, and established in that wounded reality, the only frequency that it will (somewhat) accept at first is kindness; as the healing unfolds, we begin to open to more expansive and dynamic flows of luminous consciousness, which lead us all the way to the heights of adoration and ecstasy. These states are not experienced in an ethereal or disembodied way, but in the very blood and bones and flesh of the body, as true cellular, neural and energetic reality. As we make these shifts and experience our essence-luminosity and our inherent spaciousness,new dimensions of experience become available to us. The essence of Self as both being and becoming is revealed, and from this, a new relationship with Life emerges.
I have long held the view we are in reality limitless beings, we are OK, no more that OK Flawless! Great to hear someone very publicly declare that. Deep love and respect,
Deborah LeeAnn says
let this be learned far and wide
I too, teach mostly women, about the beauty of pleasure and ecstasy. It’s sad when I say that is our birthright and people have a hard time even believing it, let alone swim in it.
Most of us are used to being out of our natural physical/divine state, and in the worlds we’ve created with our egoic minds, that it’s rare to see someone full of joy, open-heartedly in love with life. AND, yes, most of our culture finds that “Weird”.
Thanks for sharing this, Terry, let it be shouted from mountaintops until it is a more commonly known truth!