#10 of 11 – Shaman of Pleasure ~ Negotiating with Our Bodies

In December of 2017 Living on Purpose Lynn attended a workshop retreat (Love Heals from Within) with 5 other participants through Kalani with guide, heart-based Shaman of Pleasure, Stewart Blackburn.

This is the tenth of eleven short segments from their full conversation at the crescendo of that week, in which Stewart and Lynn discuss our bodies! Our bodies are happy to talk with us if we will only ask, and listen! A cool thing is when the mind would like to do something, and the body does not want to do it. Negotiation ensues for the mind to find a way to make it worthwhile for the body to do it. The body motivator is pleasure, the mind motivator is the satisfaction of completing a task, the higher self motivator is in finding harmony between them. In the process of changing behaviour, paying attention to increasing pleasure for the body is the number one motivator. Happy bodies!

Stewart is the author of The Skills of Pleasure, and distributes The Pleasure Journal. Stewart has more workshop retreats being offered in 2018, as well as a Mentoring program.

Stewart writes in The Pleasure Journal,

Shamanism is all about changing reality. It is based on the idea that if we change something in the inner world, it will be reflected in the outer world. We all do this all the time by visualizing what we we’re about to do before actually doing it. Unfortunately, most of us don’t realize that we create our outer experiences all the time, whether we’re paying attention or not. So when we visualize what might go wrong, we’re actually making that happen.

These segments of conversation with Lynn and Stewart are recorded by video, and can be viewed on The Shaman of Pleasure YouTube Channel.


About Lynn Thompson

Lynn Thompson – Host and Producer of Living on Purpose

Lynn Thompson was raised in Ontario in Canada, living in Ottawa through her early school years.  After graduating from McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario) with a B.A. (Philosophy) in 1978, she traveled west by train across Canada with several stops along the way. For many years, Lynn was based on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, growing as a writer, photographer, postal courier and radio host. In June 2012, Lynn followed the highway to her roots in Ottawa. Now Lynn is based in Aurora (north of Toronto) since 2018, engaged in collaborative creative projects and editing for numerous writers.

Lynn launched into radio broadcasting in 2004 on CHLY in Nanaimo, BC (community campus station) as host and producer of talk show Living on Purpose. Since 2007, Living on Purpose is featured on WomensRadio, where Lynn offers listeners a nourishing blend of ideas and conversation with guestsauthors, musicians, healers, and philosopherswelcoming both new and established voices. In April 2020 Lynn launched The On Purpose Podcast on Podbean.