Today…

I am grateful for Autumn

“Autumn is the hardest season. The leaves are all falling, and they’re falling like they’re falling in love with the ground.”
― Andrea Gibson

 

Gratitude Day 44 at the Awaken Studio Toronto http://www.awakenstudiotoronto.com

Gratitude Day 44 at the Awaken Studio Toronto
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Today…

I am grateful for Beauty

“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” ― Khalil Gibran

 

Gratitude Day 43 at the Awaken Studio Toronto http://www.awakenstudiotoronto.com

Gratitude Day 43 at the Awaken Studio Toronto
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Taoist Erotic Massage for Men

A BODY Prayer

I am just home from delivering an afternoon of Taoist Erotic Massage for a group of men. The experience today was exhilarating and I found myself wondering what made a difference for me in the work that I offered today.

The first element was that the men who were there for this experience were: curious and willing. These men were resolute in their ability to address the individual concerns that brought them, powerfully diving into the experience where they would explore full bodied and genital touch with a group of other men. The courage and determination of these men was wonderful to see. I was inspired as these men came more fully into their bodies and became more of who they are as individuals and as human beings.

The second element of the afternoon was that the pace I took was slower than I have ever delivered. This slowness of pace brought forward a state of rich reverence with the men as they connected with each other. This state of reverence is an unusual place for men to be in. In everyday life outside of the Awaken Studio it is my experience, that men often: look and compare, look and objectify, look and diminish. Today was uplifting, without comparisons, without objectification and without diminishment. In this reverential experience of men connecting, looking and touching each other, the sacred quality of the body was delivered in ways that were mysterious and unknown. When men are able to look at each other and touch each other and stir erotic and sexual energies with each other, mystical and sacred energies begin to flow. Being in this energy was exhilarating for me, after the afternoon came to a close several of the men spoke of this exhilaration.

The third and most moving element of all is that there is a divine beauty in the men as they give and receive intimate and erotic touch. There is a section of the ritual where the back is touched and massaged. This is an introduction and way of introducing touch and breath and connection. The slow, gracious and graceful touch and connection between the men was beautiful and stirred passion. As the men circled further into a deeper place within themselves and with the fellows that they were touching and massaging, the beauty created a crescendo.  Today this beauty built, grew and spiralled into the heavens. This beauty became a prayer, an homagé, an adoration. As the afternoon unfolded the depth of beauty within the room and within the men intensified.

Today I felt inspired. I felt the need in me to deliver more and more and more of this intensely personal and totally relevant work with men. I felt the need in me to be more human with others, as I am more human with myself. I felt connected to these men and part of a community of lovers and men who were willing to the REAL with each other.

How and where and when does this happen?

Yes, you can travel to the far reaches of the earth in search of kindness and human connection. Yes, you can spend hundreds and thousands of dollars seeking community and relevance. Yes, you can be told and taught how to be gracious and graceful. Yes, you can escape the need for human connection by dwelling in the world of a smart phone. I say, WAIT! I say, don’t bother with all of that!

Get real, get connected, get into yourself. Come to an afternoon at the Awaken Studio and practice the human art of connecting and loving, being vulnerable and curious, willing and courageous and you can come away forever changed. You can come away from an afternoon and feel. Feel better about yourself. Feel more peaceful and deeply connected to yourself. Feel empowered to bring more of the beautiful and brilliant parts of yourself to: who you are, to a group of men and ultimately to the world.

I am enjoying the rich and vibrant feelings that I have from just now coming home having given myself an afternoon of praying to male bodies,  breathing in the richness of humanity, touching the divine and holding another man. All this from an afternoon at a Men 4 Men Touch Exchange exploring Erotic Touch with Taoist Massage at the Awaken Studio in Toronto.

Peace, Joy and LOVE

Phillip

 

There are many opportunities to practice touch and connect with other men.

Erotic Touch with Taoist Massage takes place on the 3rd Sunday of the Month.

Next presentations are:

·         October 19, 2014

·         November 16, 2014

·         December 21, 2014

·         January 18, 2015

·         February 15, 2014

 

Check the website for complete details at: http://www.phillipcoupal.ca/Touch-Exchange-Phillip-Coupal-Counselling-Coaching-Bodywork-Toronto-Gay-Men

Erotic Touch with Taoist Massage at the Awaken Studio Toronto www.phillipcoupal.ca

Erotic Touch with Taoist Massage at the Awaken Studio Toronto http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

 

Today…

I am grateful for Laughter and Laughing.

Laughter no matter how it is expressed has the ability to create a small shift in awareness, consciousness, attitude.

I love to laugh and I hunger for laughter everyday.

Gratitude Day 42 at the Awaken Studio Toronto http://www.awakenstudiotoronto.com

Gratitude Day 42 at the Awaken Studio Toronto
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Today…

I am grateful for Gratitude

  • I am GRATEFUL to Practice Gratitude DAILY

 

I find this practice humbling and helps change my attitude and how I look at the world.

When I am mindful I become grateful for the blossom of the orchid on my window sill.

 

Gratitude Day 41 at the Awaken Studio Toronto http://www.awakenstudiotoronto.com

Gratitude Day 41 at the Awaken Studio Toronto
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Today…

I am grateful for my LIFE

As each day goes by I realize how precious, fragile and treasured my LIFE is to me.

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.

― Mother Teresa

Gratitude Day 40 at the Awaken Studio Toronto http://www.awakenstudiotoronto.com

Gratitude Day 40 at the Awaken Studio Toronto
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Today…

I am grateful for the Men who pass through my LIFE

Seekers

Pioneers

Explorers

Searchers

Travellers

Pathfinders

Adventurers

Experimenters

-♥- I am grateful for all that those men who move in and out of my life provide. Each gift that is brought brings me closer and closer to who I am as myself. Funny thing is, very often I am so ungracious that I do not realize the opportunity, the challenge, the grace that is being delivered to me. I regret this lack of grace. I am determined though to feel my strength and my spirit and allow these to shine through no matter what.  Love and Gratitude to all of those men who show me who I am. -♥-

Gratitude Day 39 at the Awaken Studio Toronto http://www.awakenstudiotoronto.com

Gratitude Day 39 at the Awaken Studio Toronto
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Today…

I am grateful for … LOVE

Especially for how love has been presented to me by those who will play and join in crazy, zany life.

Keep love in your heart.

A life without it

is like a sunless garden

when the flowers

are dead.

~ Oscar Wilde

 

Gratitude Day 38 at the Awaken Studio Toronto http://www.awakenstudiotoronto.com

Gratitude Day 38 at the Awaken Studio Toronto
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Today…

I am grateful for …

DREAM
and all of the manifestations that the dream and my dreams and my dreaming state occur in my life.

noun
1.

a succession of images, thoughts, or emotions passing through the mind during sleep.
2.

the sleeping state in which this occurs.
3.

an object seen in a dream.
4.

an involuntary vision occurring to a person when awake.
5.

a vision voluntarily indulged in while awake; daydream; reverie.
6.

an aspiration; goal; aim:

A trip to Europe is his dream.
7.

a wild or vain fancy.
verb (used without object), dreamed or dreamt, dreaming.
9.

to have a dream.
10.

to indulge in daydreams or reveries:

He dreamed about vacation plans when he should have been working.
11.

to think or conceive of something in a very remote way (usually followed by of):

I wouldn’t dream of asking them.
verb (used with object), dreamed or dreamt, dreaming.
12.

to see or imagine in sleep or in a vision.
13.

to imagine as if in a dream; fancy; suppose.
14.

to pass or spend (time) in dreaming (often followed by away):

to dream away the afternoon.
adjective
15.

most desirable; ideal:

a dream vacation.
Verb phrases
16.

dream up, to form in the imagination; devise:

They dreamed up the most impossible plan.
Gratitude Day 37 at the Awaken Studio Toronto http://www.awakenstudiotoronto.com

Gratitude Day 37 at the Awaken Studio Toronto
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September 15 to 21-2014

Awaken Studio – Events and Programs for Men

Tuesday September 16
Naked Yoga for All Men
Stretch – Breath – Move – Surrender
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Wednesday September 17
Kinky PLAY for Men
Introduction to ROPE Harness
Experience – Develop – Skill
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Thursday September 18
Orgasmic Energy Explorations for Men
Orgasmic Yoga
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Friday September 19
Queer Explorations of Cinema
Queer Heart Cultural Gathering
The Normal Heart
7:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Saturday September 20
Exquisite Connections
– Develop your Erotic Awareness
– Increase your Sexual Senses
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Sunday September 21
Men 4 Men Touch Exchange
Erotic Touch with Taoist Massage
1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Information and Registration at: http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

Awaken Studio Toronto - Events and Programs for Men - www.phillipcoupal.ca

Awaken Studio Toronto – Events and Programs for Men – http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

Awaken Studio Toronto - Events and Programs for Men - www.phillipcoupal.ca

Awaken Studio Toronto – Events and Programs for Men – http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

Awaken Studio Toronto - Events and Programs for Men - www.phillipcoupal.ca

Awaken Studio Toronto – Events and Programs for Men – http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

Awaken Studio Toronto - Events and Programs for Men - www.phillipcoupal.ca

Awaken Studio Toronto – Events and Programs for Men – http://www.phillipcoupal.ca

Awaken Studio Toronto - Events and Programs for Men - www.phillipcoupal.ca

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