It’s 4.20…

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“In strict medical terms marijuana is far safer than many foods we commonly consume. For example, eating 10 raw potatoes can result in a toxic response. By comparison, it is physically impossible to eat enough marijuana to induce death. Marijuana in its natural form is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man. By any measure of rational analysis marijuana can be safely used within the supervised routine of medical care.

[DEA Administrative Law Judge – 1988]”
― Francis Young

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“The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world.”
Carl Sagan

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“I have always loved marijuana. It has been a source of joy and comfort to me for many years. And I still think of it as a basic staple of life, along with beer and ice and grapefruits -and millions of Americans agree with me.”―Hunter S. Thompson

Happy 420.

xxx,

Dr.NB

(photos by: Shutterbug Boudoir; pasties by: Pastease; Barbie bow: Lexa Terrestrial/ Electric Dollhouse; shoes: Jeffrey Campbell)

Her Flower…a Visualization of Beauty

“There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.” (Steve Maraboli)

Lately, I find myself musing over the female form as reflected in nature…which is probably apparent from my recent postings…more specifically, I believe this association is actually about the unapologetic stance of nature contrasted with all of the shame we carry regarding our own bodies…and how saddening that reality is.

Holding that thought, I stumbled across the photography of Andy Amyx recently and was pleased to see truly beautiful depictions of the female form conjoined with nature…that seem…truly unapologetic.

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“The human body is the best work of art.” (J. Scott)3841original-742x750 Jill-Andy-Amyx

“Women who love themselves are threatening; but men who love real women, more so.”

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“To lose confidence in one’s body is to lose confidence in oneself.” (S. Beauvoir)3eff1_adaa nude-with-orichad-andy-amyx

“Beauty shouldn’t be about changing yourself to achieve an ideal or be more socially acceptable. Real beauty, the interesting, truly pleasing kind, is about honoring the beauty within you and without you. It’s about knowing that someone else’s definition of pretty has no hold over you.” (G. Poretsky)Daisy_Flower_by_alxm

Vaginas are…Everywhere!

There is something confirming that our individual shapes, curves, and parts are all a reflection of nature…

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Our bodies are our gardens – our wills are our gardeners.

William Shakespeare

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“Most people are on the world, not in it–have no conscious sympathy or relationship to anything about them– undiffused, separate, and rigidly alone like marbles of polished stone, touching, but separate.”

John Muir

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“The world is a sacred place and a sacred process…and we’re part of it.”

Daniel Quinn

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“We are surrounded by a rich and fertile mystery.”

Henry David Thoreau

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“Through primrose tufts, in that sweet bower,

The periwinkle trail’d its wreaths;
And ’tis my faith that every flower
Enjoys the air it breathes.”

William Wordsworth

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“If you will think of ourselves as coming out of the earth, rather than having been thrown in here from somewhere else, you see that we are the earth, we are the consciousness of the earth. These are the eyes of the Earth. And this is the voice of the earth.”

Joseph Campbell

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“Even in a single leaf of a tree, or a tender blade of grass, the awe-inspiring Deity manifests Itself.”

Shinto. Urabe-no-Kanekuni

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“The highest human purpose is always to reinvent and celebrate the sacred.”

N. Scott Momaday

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“But it is important to realize we are all trapped in mental constructs, and so we separate ourselves from reality; the whole world loses its aliveness-or, rather, we lose our ability to sense that aliveness, the sacredness of nature. When we approach nature through the conceptualizing mind, we see a forest as a commodity, a concept. We no longer see it for what it truly is, but for what we want to use it as. It is reduced. This is how it becomes possible for humans to destroy the planet without realizing what they are doing.”

Eckhart Tolle

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“The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.”

Anais Nin

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“Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive, and even spiritual satisfaction.

Each species is a masterpiece, a creation assembled with extreme care and genius.”

Edward O. Wilson

-Dr. NymphoBrainiac.

 

Masturbation…

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We all do it…and yet it continues to carry an inherent level of shame. Not to the extreme, rather it’s not something we include in daily exchanges…even with close friends, we focus on the method rather than the intimacies (fantasies)…and maybe…that’s perfectly okay…they are after all…just…for…us.

“She imagined herself both queen and slave, dominatrix and victim. In her imagination she was making love with men of all skin colors–white, black, yellow–with homosexuals and beggars. She was anyone’s, and anyone could do anything to her. She had one, two, three orgasms, one after another. She imagined everything she had never imagined before, and she gave herself to all that was most base and most pure.” (Coelho)

Happy Hump Day, Dr.NB

The Fallacy of Sexual Freedom: Our Bodies Our Sins

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This quote from Budokon University founder Cameron Shayne, who is a practitioner of his own style of therapeutic yoga, martial arts, and lifestyle interventions, moved me to reflection; particularly the first and last passages:

“We shame our children by teaching them that their naked bodies should be covered, because we ourselves somehow are in sin when nude, or we project our own sexuality on children’s nudity.”

Our culture seems to struggle needlessly when necessarily making nudity and sex mutually exclusive…while there is an undeniable connection, the uncoupling of these concepts…to celebrate our bodies…allows us to enjoy an entirely new experience of expression, freedom, and self-love…which extends to the love of an-other…and ultimately leads to an increase in the love we share for ALL others.

Holding this view, when we then consider our sexuality…and our sexual energy…as connected and yet untied to our bodies…we see that,

“Everything creative and inspiring has an element of sexuality. Sexual energy is creation itself.”

There are so many other levels to this quote that beg to be addressed: the impact of pornography, objectification, and religion…I am hoping some of you readers might continue the discussion…

Happy Hump Day Loverz, dr.c.

The Lotus.

The Lotus.

Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation

can that which is indestructible be found in us.

(Pema Chodron)

“Sometimes the one who is running from the Life/Death/Life nature insists on thinking of love as a boon only. Yet love in its fullest form is a series of deaths and rebirths. We let go of one phase, one aspect of love, and enter another. Passion dies and is brought back. Pain is chased away and surfaces another time. To love means to embrace and at the same time to withstand many endings, and many many beginnings- all in the same relationship.”

(Clarissa Pinkola Estes)

The older I get, the more readily I believe in a few truisms:

  1. Life is not easy, happy, or fun…most of the time.
  2. Accept #1 and you will find happiness in moments, that feel like lifetimes.
  3. To love is to die a million deaths and to be reborn..between every beat of your heart.
  4. Never allow fear to dictate your desires.

It’s all about…skulls and pink bows.

xxx dr.c.

I Looked Through My Husband’s Phone And Found Out He Was Cheating

“I wonder if it’s possible to have a love affair that lasts forever.”
— Andy Warhol

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I have so many competing emotions, opinions, and philosophies when it comes to cheating, affairs, monogamy, relationships, polyamory…that I think it’s safe to say that each and every interpersonal situation, whether it’s about love or sex (or both) needs to be handled individually , with compassion, and without judgment…I read once that nothing is fair in love or war, and I think I must agree. xxx c.

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There was a storm brewing outside.

The wind was lashing out its might, tipping lamp posts and creaking dilapidated roofs that could fall off anytime. Proverbial gloom was everywhere, ashen clouds hovering above, signaling the ongoing inclement weather.

You should still be sleeping in this bed weather, with your husband’s arm wrapped snugly around you, but you forced yourself to get ready to work. You woke up, thinking this would just be an ordinary day. And then, while he was on the shower, you saw his phone. Never did you try to look into it, but something tells you you should. And you did. Now, reality hit you in the face, crushing your sanity to near-fatal intensity.

Call it a curse or a blessing, but you cannot seem to shake this…

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