Hello, Garland here!
I wanted to take a moment to first thank everyone that has visited the site, commented, and encouraged Toby's and my practice. This has truly been a labor of love and we are over-joyed by the level of support we have received since the beginning of this year!
Where do we go from here?
As I look back on the journey of becoming an Erotic Embodiment Coach, I am truly in awe at all the steps along the journey, the people I've met that have, in their own way, provided support and advice, and amazed at the way Spirit has truly orchestrated this entire experience.
When I came out in 2000, I never dreamed that I would be incorporating touch therapy with my spiritual journey towards others' healing. But the past 14 years have taught me a lot about what it means to be both a spiritual person and a sexual one.
Like many of our readers, I have been burnt, disappointed, and disillusioned by formal/organized religion. My brand was Conservative Christianity. For Toby it was Catholicism. And although we were taught many spiritual things through these traditions, often those teachings lacked the beauty of body acceptance and knowledge.
The body and the spirit were always in constant war. Spirit didn't inform our sex and eroticism. Religion did. Tradition did. Heritage did. And, as they say, if all good things come to an end, all bad things must as well.
So, we are privileged to help create something new and exciting in the world - Erotic education that combines both the natural body's energetic potential and eroticism with an emphasis on spiritual well-being.
Now, when we discuss spiritual well-being, we are talking about a person's level of esteem, confidence, self-love, self-acceptance, and feelings of connectivity with the divine however they feel, see, or define it. We are firm believers that humans are spiritual beings and that our bodies are temples of that divine spark. And sex, well sex and eroticism, are amazing vehicles that can be used towards all of the above benefits.
Our work is about helping our clients re-member all the parts that make us human and teaching them how to live a more fulfilling and embodied existence.
We look forward to working with you and helping you with your own personal integration!