All Acts of Love and Pleasure Are…
Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Third Degree of Truth.
â€œLet Â My Â Worship Â be Â within Â the Â heart that rejoiceth, for behold: all Â acts of love and pleasure are my rituals.
And therefore let there be beauty and strength, power and compassion, Â honor Â and Â humility, Â mirth Â and Â reverence within you.â€
â€” â€œThe Charge of the Goddess,â€
attributed to Doreen Valiente.
I shake off a meditationÂ with the phrase replaying in my head: â€œAll Â acts of love and pleasure are my rituals.â€ Iâ€™ve Â been Â shown Â something Â startling Â and Â beautiful. Â I donâ€™t know if itâ€™s instructional or something of the future or both.
Iâ€™ve been shown two different rituals, same man. Intense rituals. Â Life-changing Â rituals.Â Beautiful, Â loving, Â in- tense, profound. I cannot, to my satisfaction, describe the Scorpionic intensity of his feelings.
Both rituals Â are Â combined Â with Â hypnosis Â or guided visualizations, and the man in them is bound. Not in a sexual way. This is not a sex act but it is most definitely an act of love and an act of healing. Yet he is literally tied down to keep from doing himself or others physical harm and to reach a place of deep mental concentration. Â Iâ€™m told Â that Â he Â cannot Â withstand Â the Â intensity Â of Â this Â removal of darkness in any other way because elsewise, he would flee from facing his shadows and eliminating them.
He must trust me completely to be his guide in this terrifying process. Because when each ritual is done and he has Â worked through their meanings Â in his head, the manifestations will be an increase in light, love, warmth, trust, self-respect. The symbolism Â astounds Â me, touches me deeply. From what I see, it touches him, too.
Iâ€™ve been Â shown Â every Â little Â detailÂ and the reaction each step will affect. I have been shown the beauty and strength, Â the power and Â compassion, Â all of it. It seems too personal to write it, and I think it can only be lived.
I have experienced Â these rituals on the inner planes but not in the physical. Maybe theyâ€™re rehearsals for later. Or maybe the inner work is all that needs to be done, and Iâ€™ve sent the energy of these rituals along to him, knowing that some things will soon lighten and progress for him. What Iâ€™ve been shown is so….
It is so very sacred.
Iâ€™m not sure what to do with this knowledge. But Iâ€™ll file it away for when the time is right.