Photographs are so powerful..
Let me back up and tell you the story.
Let me set the scene: we have climbed down 500 steps into the wild green jungle.
As soon as we are at the bottom I cant help but start photographing Jaiya looking oh so sexy in-front of the most epic waterfall I have ever seen.
I feel my desire to have a photo of me infront of the waterfall too! Ian totally comes to the recuse and starts to photograph me. I mean really, being photographed by Ian and then having Jaiya coaching me by telling me I look like a goddesss - it doesn't get better than that.
When I first started putting pleasure first into practice in my life ... I started doing things that brought joy and pleasure into my life, and then I stopped doing things that didn't.
Now, my practice has changed. It's deepened. It's more about how can I open to more pleasure right now, doing exactly what I am doing in this moment. If it's an epic moment or a mundane one.
I ask the question: can I open more? Can I notice, feel, and allow more in? What pleasure/sensation is available to me right now?
So that's exactly what I did right there infront in front of the waterfall as Ian took pictures of me.
And guess what it was electrifying, I could feel the power of the waterfall ripple through my body like electricity. The cold spray of water on my skin giving me goose bumps.
I could feel the delight of having the camera on me. It was quit a moment...
(And then guess what happening. I had to stop. My capatictiy of pleasure and joy had reached its limit. And that's ok. As I expand in more and more joy, it's like I am working a muscle. And that muscle is getting stronger.)
Now I know that you might be like, well, yes that really easy at a waterfall in Costa Rica.
But We need those epic moments so that in the mundane we remember,
And now everyone I look at this image I can feel all the sensations in my body, I can feel my expansion.
You can see bellow the difference between, before I allowed more pleasure in and after!! It's so different!!
And that's the power photography has. I have that second photograph so that I can remember ever second of my expansion and what I am capable of feeling and experiencing.
And and I sit in a busy airport tired with hardly any sleep l, looking at this photograph and opening right here right now and allow more, more pleasure, more awareness into this moment. (and guess what a woman start to sing right here in the crowed airport Starbucks)