The Opening Ceremony: A Dive into the Unknown
I've always been passionate about empowering women to take control of their own pleasure, healing, and self-care. But lately, I've been feeling burnt out and disconnected from my own sexual energy.
That's why I've decided to embark on a 6-week jade egg training journey. Guided by the captivating and calming Manjit, I aim to reconnect with my inner self and deepen my practice. This blog will document my highs, lows, and everything in between.
Friday 25th August 2023
The Opening Ceremony: A Dive into the Unknown
The evening began with an unexpected question from Manjit: "How turned on are you?" I was taken aback. It was a Friday evening, the weight of the week's work and stress still fresh in my mind. The class had started at 7 pm Sydney time, a time when I'd usually be unwinding with a glass of wine or engrossed in a movie. My energy level was around 3-4, not exactly the peak of excitement. But as I pondered over this when reading my notes, I realized that maybe the Sunday sessions would be a better fit for my mindset and energy levels. It's commendable that Manjit offers flexibility in her sessions.
The welcome ceremony was an invitation to dance to "Play that funky music" by Wild Cherry. The thought of dancing on camera was daunting. I've always been self-conscious about my dance moves, even avoiding the dance floor at clubs. But I didn't want to shy away from the experience, so I danced off-camera. Yes, I'm that shy! But the magic happened post-dance. When Manjit checked in on our "turn on" levels, I felt a shift. I was now at a solid 5. It wasn't about being sexually aroused, but more about feeling alive, connected, and present. It's fascinating how a simple act can shift our energy.
Manjit's training with Layla Martin and her expertise in the Vita Coaching method shone through as she introduced us to the jade egg practice. She delved deep into its history, its emotional and spiritual significance, and its modern-day benefits:
- Being in tuned with your body natural states
- Having healthy and vibrant sexuality, pelvic floor and organs
- Using sexuality to duel the entire body
Manjit has seen over and over that women heal:
- Chronic yeast infections
- Improve their prolapse
- Health after birth wounding or issue caused from the birthing process
- Low libido
- Dryness caused by menopause
- Counteract vaginal atrophy
- Chronic numbness
Manly women are looking for these effects when they are engaging with the practice;
- Loving their body
- Having better orgasm
- Sacred sexuality - meaning using sexuality to have spiritual experiences and awakenings
- Bliss, joy and happiness - it can be an anti-depressant
- Kundalini awakening (Kundalini awakening is a challenging psychophysical episode, usually arising from prolonged engagement with religious or spiritual practices. These include: meditation, yoga, tantric sex, pranayama, and connected breathwork.)
- Energy booster - feel their energy body and boost it
How to prepare your jade egg
The Jade Egg is not just a tool; it's a sacred instrument that requires proper care and preparation. Here's a detailed guide on how to prepare it for use;
After purchasing yoni egg;
Boiling the Egg: Begin by boiling the jade egg. Place it in a pot of water and ensure the temperature reaches 100 degrees Celsius. Let it boil for a solid 10 minutes. This process ensures that any impurities or bacteria on the egg's surface are eliminated.
Handling with Care: After boiling, use a spoon to carefully remove the egg from the water. It's essential to remember that the egg will be extremely hot, so avoid direct contact with your skin to prevent burns.
Drying and Inspection: Place the egg in a safe spot, to let it dry naturally. As it dries, take a moment to inspect the egg thoroughly. Ensure there are no visible cracks or imperfections on its surface. This step is crucial for your safety and to ensure the effectiveness of the practice.
After each use, cleanse the egg with warm water. For an added layer of energy cleansing, you can place the egg under direct sunlight or the glow of a full moon. This not only purifies the egg but also recharges its natural energies.
Different places to complete your practice
- Yoga mat
- Natural surrounds / outdoors
Manjit expressed during the next six weeks to not ignore our feelings, but to explore them
- Gain awareness of your emotions, pay attention to your sensations
- Integration of your feelings, sounding & movement.
With the ambiance set by calming music, Manjit led us into a relaxed state. In this relaxed and receptive mode, we began the profound process of writing down our intentions for the journey ahead. This exercise was not just about listing desires; it was about connecting with our innermost aspirations and setting a clear path for the transformative weeks to come
What do I most desire from this program?
- I yearn for a deeper connection with my inner self, to discover that tranquil space within where I can find my true essence and inner peace.
- I aspire to attune myself to the whispers of my body, understanding its unique language of needs, desires, and signals, guiding me towards holistic well-being.
- I wish to strike a harmonious balance between my professional commitments and personal needs. It's time to ask: What does Julie truly crave and deserve in her life?
What do I want to cultivate in my sexuality?
I want to embrace the confidence to delve into the world of tantra, exploring its depths and discovering the treasures it holds for my intimate self.
During my practice, what do I aim to foster?
- I hope to cultivate a deep sense of self-compassion, allowing myself the grace to be imperfect and to grow.
- I envision creating a sanctuary within, a space where I can listen, reflect, and understand my deepest emotions and thoughts.
In my spiritual journey, what do I wish to manifest?
- I seek a spiritual awakening that aligns my soul, mind, and body, guiding me towards a path of enlightenment and self-discovery.
Physically, over the next 6 weeks and beyond, what do I aspire to achieve?
- I want to embrace the belief that I am enough, just as I am, deserving of love, respect, and happiness.
- I aim to open my heart to the possibility of love, allowing myself to be vulnerable, to connect, and to experience the joy of companionship.
- I wish to infuse more moments of joy and spontaneity into my life, granting myself the permission to let loose and revel in the simple pleasures without any guilt.
In the realm of love, what do I hope to manifest over the next 6 weeks?
- I want to dismantle the barriers I've built around my heart, questioning the fears and apprehensions that have held me back.
- Why have I been so guarded? What fears have kept my heart's doors closed?
- I am ready to embark on the quest for true love, to find that soulmate with whom I can share life's tapestry.
What does my envisioned future smell like?
- The invigorating aroma of the beach, the comforting warmth of sunlight, and the refreshing embrace of the open air.
What sounds resonate with my envisioned future?
- The infectious sound of laughter, the comforting hum of contented smiles, and the rhythmic dance of waves kissing the shore.
How does my envisioned future feel?
- It feels like liberation, a weightlessness that comes from shedding past burdens and soaring freely.
The Heart of the Practice
Manjit emphasized the importance of documenting our intentions, suggesting that revisiting them at the conclusion of our 6-week journey would offer a moment of introspection and reflection.
We were encouraged to dig deep and share our personal revelations and insights with the group. While many opened up about their experiences, I found myself holding back, choosing instead to listen intently to the stories of others.
The following day, as I was driving, a familiar scent wafted through my car — the aroma from my car deodorizer. It struck me that this was the very essence I had identified the previous night, a fragrance reminiscent of 'coastal drift'. A rush of understanding flowed through me. My affinity for the scent of the beach, the sun's embrace, and the liberating sensation of swimming became clear. This aroma had the power to instantly transport me to a state of relaxation and tranquility.
Compelled by this realization, I made my way to 'Dusk' and inquired about their coastal-inspired fragrances. I was introduced to their mood mist fragrant oil named “lotus coastal grass”. Since then, my home has been enveloped in its soothing scent, courtesy of my diffuser. The fragrance has not only uplifted my spirits but also infused my space with a sense of lightness and joy. It made me ponder — is this the essence of self-care? The seemingly minor things that, when combined, have a profound impact on our well-being?
It's astonishing how a mere scent, which I've encountered countless times before, has suddenly taken on such significance. Perhaps it's a testament to my evolving mindfulness or maybe, just maybe, my perspective is broadening in unexpected ways.
As I penned down these intentions, a profound realization washed over me. The weight of my professional endeavors, combined with the relentless pace of life, has left me on the brink of burnout. The joy and passion that once fueled my days seem distant. It's evident that I need to prioritize self-care, but the path forward remains uncertain. Do I need to reconsider the trajectory of my business to find my happiness again?
The Physical and Emotional Baseline
Period: I've finally reached the end of my cycle, and it feels liberating.
Self pleasure: I've been indulging in self-care and intimacy over the past few days.
Last Jade Practice: Over a month ago, before this new chapter beckoned.
An Invitation to Join Me
This is my first time documenting such an intimate journey, and I'll strive to be as open and honest as possible. If you have questions or thoughts, please share them. Let's empower each other to find our authentic selves and reclaim our well-being.
MY 6 WEEK JACDE EGG JOURNEY ~ JOURNALS
- Friday 18th August 2023 ~ One Week before the training begins
- Monday 21st August 2023 ~ Day 1 The Pleasure Countdown; Celebrations
- Tuesday 22nd August 2023 ~ Day 2 The Pleasure Countdown; Clearing
- Wednesday 23rd August 2023 ~ Day 3 The pleasure countdown; Desires
- Thursday 24th August 2023 ~ Day 4 The pleasure countdown; Honeypot meditation
- Friday 25th August 2023 ~ Day 5 of the the pleasure countdown: A letter to my yoni