The Pleasure Revolution

Mar
2013
23

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297220_268331036526241_249492615076750_1092076_7551951_nMama Gena`s School Of The Womanly Arts:
“Welcome to the Pleasure Revolution!”
The Pleasure Revolution is a complete redux of the paradigm called woman.
Women were never taught to guarantee their joy. They were taught to guarantee the joy of others, take care of others and then, whatever crumbs were left from that were theirs.
But when a woman reverses the order and really pays attention to her pleasure, making sure that each choice feels absolutely right to her and absolutely gratifying to her, she’s going to make choices that enhance her life and enhance the lives of others.
Pleasure was not something we had the luxury to explore in the 20th century. We were simply shooting for equality back then. But equality is inadequate to the heart, soul, passion, fire, potential and flat-out incandescent privilege of being a woman. It is the privilege and pleasure of being a woman that is the new cutting edge in the 21st century. It is something the world is very hungry for. The absence of pleasure has created an enormous amount of suffering. There is currently an international epidemic of self-doubt, self-deprecation and self-hatred among women. A woman is a terrible thing to waste on fear, self-loathing and self-hatred. The Pleasure Revolution allows a woman to celebrate every side of herself — from her darkness to her light. Self-acceptance is not enough. Self-celebration is the new minimum daily requirement to live an impassioned, empowered, extraordinary life.
Every woman is a phenomenon. It is fantastic to have that much power at your fingertips—a great privilege and a great responsibility. Women have not been conscious of the opportunity and the fun that exists just by virtue of being born women. It is an idea whose time has come.
In our culture we are taught that pleasure is frivolous, dangerous, and unproductive. There are so many negative viewpoints surrounding pleasure, but pleasure is of the utmost importance, because it is the connective tissue between a human being and her own life force.
In the beginning, I was as suspicious of pleasure as everyone in our culture is. In fact, I was an unwilling student. It was simply because I, like so many women in this culture, felt depressed, alienated, and disconnected from my own womanhood. Pleasure was the elusive missing bulb in the string of Christmas lights that ignited everything for me.
I had access to parts of my own confidence and enthusiasm and voice that I’d never had prior to the study of pleasure; and what I found more astonishing and more surprising was that with the inclusion of pleasure in my life, the desires that I had had for many, many years began to manifest much more quickly.
It happens that way, not only for me, but also for every woman who takes up the mantle of a Pleasure Revolutionary. Pleasure adds jet fuel propulsion to whatever it is that a woman wants. The most extraordinary and incredible things happen.
Women are able to create the relationships they want, revive marriages that were seemingly doomed, and redefine and recreate relationships with their children so that they aren’t drained but are actually engaged, and their relationships are filled with joy and generate enthusiasm from both ends. There are huge strides in a woman’s abilities to ask for generous monetary compensation from the jobs they are in, or start the new careers they have been longing for.
It is astonishing to me every time I have a class session to see what the consequences are for a woman when she begins to value pleasure.
We were always taught, “Don’t be playful because you have to work now,” but it turns out that playful is the key to really operating at your top form and having everybody operate at theirs. Who knew?
It is so easy to live a miserable life, and it takes great skill to live a pleasured life. You have to be so disciplined. Pleasure is not for sissies. It is for the courageous. You have to have a lot of guts to insist on your pleasure. Most people are not encouraged to be the source of their own fulfillment and their own joy. They are encouraged to be victimized by the culture, or the circumstances, or being a woman, or their upbringing. Pleasure forces you to take responsibility to really get yours. It is the new bandwidth that is required to create a life of extraordinary value and meaning, which more and more women are beginning to tune into. That’s why we call it the Pleasure Revolution.
With so much love and pleasure,
Mama Gena.