Blessings, Sacred Kink, Switching, and Silliness

Hello beautiful beings,

What a whirlwind of a week, wow! I taught 4 classes, was interviewed for a documentary on kink community, saw coaching clients, had the first meeting with my new personal assistant, and managed to get time in to see a friend. I’m tired just writing about it. No, actually I feel really blessed and energized, able to take on some challenges that life is presenting right now with more patience and calm (plus having friends be game to talk with me during an anxiety moment helps too).

This week I also had a chance to do something deeply personal that I have thought about for over 20 years. There are some things that are too intimate for the page, but I also feel called to share the notion that even if something takes time, it can still manifest in our lives. After it came into my life, it led to me having reflections about my former husband because he and I had tried to make the thing happen years ago, and my heart and body remembered. The gratitude that can come up years later is so beautiful, and I feel deeply blessed by it all. 

Meanwhile, in pure silliness, this tee-shirt from Toxic Femme came into my life. I keep laughing about it. Queen of Wands, as a tarot reader and fan of Hitachi vibrators… it’s just perfect. If you want to support a queer DIY artist based out of Philadelphia, check them out! Also on the side of delight, I had a chance to be interviewed by Sam at the fantastic Kinky Assignments project. This first video of the series was her asking me all about something as a Submissive she simply doesn’t understand – switching. Check out the video here, and if interested in learning more, I have a class at the end of the month on the topic.

Coming up the end of the month are three amazing events I am participating in over one weekend, and two of them close their registration on April 18th! The first is Thrive BDSM & Mental Health Conference  (April 23rd-25th), a BDSM and mental health conference where I will be MCing the event opening and leading a discussion on roleplaying and mental health. The other event is Waking Persephone (April 24th) , which is a 1-day immersive journey into queer and magical experience (and a fundraiser for Trans Lifeline) where I am leading “Our Journeys of Authentic Gender. “That same weekend is also Stone & Stang, a pagan event for men who love men, where I will be teaching my Sacred Kink class. If you want to attend Thrive or Waking Persephone , registration closes April 18th – check them out today.

This coming week, come join me at: 

  • Sacred Kink: The Eightfold Paths of BDSM and Beyond
    April 10th, 2021 (Noon-130p Pacific, 1-230p Mountain, 2-330p Central, 3-430p Eastern, 9-10:30p CET/Berlin)
    Limited to Patreon supporters and Academy of Fetish Arts Members – join to enjoy this more intimate discussion
    In our sensual, sexual, kink, BDSM and fetish encounters, many of us enter into altered states of consciousness without being aware of it! Exploring the eight major routes of Sacred Kink, we will examine how we use the Path of Ritual for earning our leathers, Path of Rhythm for cathartic flogging, Path of Flesh for sensual bondage scenes and so much more. Come learn how to be conscious of your own sacred and magical connections, how these tools have been used for thousands of years and begin incorporating new approaches to deepen your energetic connections.
    This class will be recorded for Spirit and Soul patrons to enjoy after the class.
  • Spirituality in Kink and Sexuality Spaces
    April 14th, 2021 (1-330p Pacific, 2-330p Mountain, 3-430p Central, 4-30p Eastern)
    Share on Facebook: https://fb.me/e/dsZtOGWIX
    Share on Fetlife: https://fetlife.com/events/983181 
    Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2439294154?pwd=ZGFhRWVaTjVhK1ZpZmthU0JrWmZFZz09  
    Meeting ID: 243 929 4154
    Passcode: 136777love 
    For many people in swinger, BDSM, fetish, and Leather spaces, they are there to get their freak on and have a fun time. There are others of us though for whom our eroticism and kink are a doorway to the divine or our higher self. Let us look at what it is like to be spiritual journeyers in these spaces, the ethics around using spaces others are having a simple good time in as our temples, as well as how we can craft conscious possibilities in dungeons, bath houses, swingers clubs, rope dojos, and more. After all, there are also people who show up for the slap-and-tickle who end up having glimpses of enlightenment in these sometimes-unexpected spaces – so why not do so with eyes wide open. 
    A $1-25 donation is encouraged for the Weekly Wednesday series, but none is required to attend.

I also have other classes and events coming up in April! It’s being quite the month – where do you want to catch up with me?

To check out other classes and intensives beyond April (conferences and classes alike), visit my Upcoming Appearancespage to learn more. From there you can sign up for my free newsletter as well. To enjoy further free material from me, consider joining me on Patreon 🙂

Much love to you all and see you soon!

Yours in Passion and Soul,

Lee Harrington

http://www.PassionAndSoul.com

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Lee Harrington

Lee Harrington is an internationally known sexuality, relationships, and personal authenticity educator. Having taught in all 50 states and in 6 countries, he brings a combination of playful engagement and thoughtful academic dialogue to a broad audience. An award-winning author and editor on gender, sexual, and sacred experience, his books include “Traversing Gender: Understanding Transgender Journeys,” and "Sacred Kink: The Eightfold Paths of BDSM and Beyond," among many other titles. He has been blogging online since 1998, and been teaching worldwide since 2001. Welcome to his world, and your chance to expand your mind and heart alike.

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