#11 of 11 – Shaman of Pleasure ~ Acceptance

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 final one of eleven short segments from their full conversation at the crescendo of that week, in which Lynn begins the conversation with Stewart speaking about her experience of All is Well in her morning. Also referring to what Stewart had been talking about about acknowledging and blessing specific qualities in others. About self-acceptance being the cornerstone, and how it is not be minimized! Stewart talks about the widespread experience of shame, in not being comfortable in who we are, how we are ashamed of our shame…so it is good to accept that we have shame, by definition the choice to disapprove of some aspect of ourselves, while guilt is the choice to disapprove of something we have done. During the week retreat, Stewart had asked if anyone had the goal of becoming enlightened, and was interested that no one put up their hand. Ultimately it is agreed that self-acceptance is the key, with the benefits of feeling good on the journey! And living from that place.

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,

      My interest is in helping all of us create a world that is much more loving and enjoyable. My writings and teachings are all directed by that intention. But I have found that a lot of people need ongoing assistance, regularly or just on occasion, to go through this challenging process. The ideas around “The world is what you think it is” and “You create your own reality” fly in the face of everything we’ve been taught growing up and the beliefs that most of the people around us hold. 

      To really integrate the notion that we are creator beings capable of radically changing our lives requires some serious identity management. We need to see ourselves differently and cull the beliefs that we carry that don’t support our new view of ourselves.

      To that end, I am starting a Conscious Creation Mentorship Program. I would like to do this instead of some of the workshops I have been holding. If you have an interest in developing your skills of manifestation and creation, I invite you to check out this program. I will start the group mentorship once I get at least 4 people signed up.

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.