Many of us have experienced painful, traumatic experiences — particularly when it comes to relationships. While this is a normal part of the human condition, it doesn’t make them any less painful — and left unchecked, these past experiences can become triggers to emotionally shut down.
In this moving video, sex and relationships expert, Psalm Isadora, teaches you a simple, yet powerful meditation to remove shame and fear around your relationships, and allow yourself to be truly vulnerable and open.
Why Is It So Difficult To Be Intimate?
If we can hack our belief system around sex, we can get to the deepest places of our taboos and start to actually unleash our power.
— Psalm Isadora
In order to have fulfilling, authentic relationships, we need to be vulnerable. But many of us experience emotional blocks that prevent us from being able to be truly open — not only with ourselves but with others, including our partners, family, and friends.
The reason? Opening your heart to receive and give love can be scary.
And moments of abandonment and disappointment can stick with us long after they occur and can cause real and damaging intimacy blocks.
In this beautiful video, Mindvalley’s intimacy coach and author of Tantra Touch, Psalm Isadora, will teach you a simple yet powerful meditation to help you tune into your heart’s desires, remove shame and fear around your relationships, and allow yourself to be truly vulnerable and open.
Why we both crave and fear intimacy
Being truly intimate with another goes far beyond the physical. It involves opening yourself on an emotional and spiritual level too. And this is where things get tricky.
We often carry deeply embedded emotional trauma that has followed us throughout our lives. These traumatic incidents occur in childhood and adolescence before we had the tools to deal with them.
As a result, we carry the pain with us for many years without realizing it’s there.
Psalm explains, “Everyone is walking around starving for more and real intimacy. And yet we’re all ashamed of that natural desire. We’ve been taught to numb and suppress.”
Craving intimacy is entirely normal and natural human desire. And yet, we suppress. We tell ourselves we’re self-sufficient and independent and don’t require the company or companionship of others.
Humans were designed to thrive in groups. And a big part of that social connection is intimacy: emotional, physical, and spiritual.
How To Tune Into Your Hearts Innermost Desires
Are you interested in learning how to tap into your innermost desires? Accessing the most intimate and vulnerable parts of yourself is a process that takes time and dedication. But the results can be astounding.
In the video above Psalm shares an incredible heart meditation that will help you identify past traumas and reconnect with your innermost desires.
Opening the heart and reconnecting with the self are two of the most important steps we can take in becoming a better partner, lover, and friend. This heart meditation by Psalm can help you start your journey.
What effect did Psalm’s heart meditation have on you? We’d love to hear in the comments below!