#5 of 11 – Shaman of Pleasure ~ Accepting that We Are Worthy

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 fifth of eleven short segments from their full conversation at the crescendo of that week, in which Lynn and Stewart discuss what happens when All is Well. Stewart suggests that it is not about fixing problems, it is about having joy and happiness, savoring the pleasure of life. Better to focus on pleasure than problem to go in the better direction. Get to a place beyond healing to a place of really enjoying and savoring our lives. And what of worthiness, Lynn wonders, and Stewart talks about belief in personal identity, that one is not worthy enough. And it goes on…

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 describes, in The Pleasure Journal ~ Consider that if the experts at such things are right, then we create our realities first in the deepest parts of our being with our imagination, memory, and desires. We do this in the context of all the beliefs and feelings that are a regular part of our inner world. So, in essence, we are always creating with these background energies and just sometimes decide to create or change things a little. So, besides our nighttime dreams, we are dreaming each moment of each day simply by how we are creating our reality with our ideas and feelings.

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 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. Lynn is now based north of Toronto, with her focus on collaborative creative projects including being the editor for numerous writers.

Lynn’s launch into broadcasting began in 2004 on community campus radio in Nanaimo, BC with the talk show Living on Purpose.  Since 2007 Lynn is the Host of Living on Purpose on WomensRadio, offering listeners a nourishing blend of ideas and conversation with guests who include authors, musicians, healers, and philosophers, welcoming both new and established voices.