Being a Sensualista is about much more than stuffing yourself with happy cookies, however. It is a mindset focused on pleasure. Unlike some of the many spiritual paths – & yes, being a Sensualista is a spiritual path of sorts – the Sensualista is very much IN the body. Pleasures of all kinds are considered sacred. No, you are not a body but you do HAVE a body, you are existing IN your body for the time being & the maintaining of that body’s comfort & happiness contribute mightily to the pleasure & hapiness of the body’s inhabitant, namely YOU.
Sex is a sacred & healing art to the Sensualista. Sure it’s great fun & a place to be uninhibited & free, but that makes it no less sacred. It actually makes it more sacred. The removal of blockages of any kind is a thing of beauty & sacredness. Food is a source of pleasure, the body a holy temple to be adorned & adored as the dwelling place of Spirit.
Thought of in this way, you only offer the very best to the indwelling Spirit & take great care what offerings you bring. Clothing that contributes to your feeling divine instead of rags or “any old thing”; food that truly brings you pleasure instead of “any old thing” just to shut the hunger down for the moment; flowers & pictures to beautify your environment & make you smile; personal care items that actually speak caring to you when you use them; sex only with those you feel nurtured being with & only when you feel like it; music you enjoy; taking extravagant pleasure in the different textures you come into contact with daily – these are all ways to express & develop your sensual side & live a well pleasured life.
To the Sensualista, every moment of every day is sacred, a gift, an opportunity to express the Divine in the physical not by denying the body & pleasure but by celebrating it & making the most of it. There is a reason we have all incarnated, put on flesh, blood & bone to experience the world. There is something to the sensual, fleshy way of being that can’t be experienced as pure spirit, else we wouldn’t have bothered. Why not find out what those experiences are & make the most of them? We aren’t long in our flesh suits. The Sensualista way of being in the world is different from what we’re taught, than what society at large expects of us, but then doing as we’re taught, expected & told makes for a very boring, stilted no-life.
I believe the fullness of our Being can never truly be experienced unless we discover our pleasure, recognize & honor ourselves as fully sensual beings. It’s sometimes a scary path to take. Sometimes we are mocked, abused & killed, the form of censure dictated by where & when we are in the world. The path of the Sensualista is not for the faint of heart. It takes courage & discipline to live your pleasure. Still, should you choose this Path, there are guides. We are here, happy to help you find your way. Let’s travel awhile together. I hope to meet you soon on the Path. It is always a pleasure.