The pathway to sensual liberation is feeling comfortable in your own skin, comfortable enough to express and access power through your physical form, comfortable enough with your own nakedness. Oshun revels in the feel of Her body. She is fluid, like water; she loves to swim, dance, writhe naked and bathe naked. She’s fond of finer things and nice jewelry and loves the feeling of jewelry jangling on Her body. Oshun gets turned on by Her own image and loves to gaze at herself in the mirror. It is said She wears a mirror on Her belt so She can admire herself! If you are daring enough to explore your own body with the intention to love and appreciate it, let Oshun be your guide.
1. Dance, dance, dance: Dance like you use to dance when you were a little girl- without inhibitions. Go wild and get lost in the music: this will raise your energy as it helps you rise above shyness and hesitation. In Nigeria, Oshun is honored with the Ibo-Osun festival, where the women dance in honor of the goddess, hoping to attract her attention and gain Her favors (be Her favorite). Oshun LOVES to dance too! If Oshun enters the woman’s body, the woman dances wildly yet fluidly like the flow of the river (as if she is swimming); she jangles the bracelets and jewelry and experience a strong desire to look at herself in the mirror.
2. Create a safe, sensual environment. Dim all the lights and light a candle. Turn down the music to slow sensual tunes or beating drums. Have a sip of wine and relax.
3. Look at yourself without judgment: Strip off all your clothes and stand in front of a full-length mirror. Try not to criticize yourself! Notice your curves, your coloring, your breast, your butt, and all the area you don’t normally look at: armpits, knees, toes and fingertips. If your eyes begin to focus on parts of you tend to judge harshly, find another place to focus. The more you can begin to focus on seeing your most beautiful self, the more beautiful you will become, right before your very eyes. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
By Michael Atwood Mason
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