#9 of 11 – Shaman of Pleasure ~ The Pleasure of Presence

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 ninth of eleven short segments from their full conversation at the crescendo of that week, in which Stewart and Lynn discuss how we are always motivated by feeling better, and how the word pleasure can evoke quite a bit of response at times! The compass of feeling good. Things work out a lot better paying attention to our feelings. Stewart asserts that our feelings will not hurt us, although resisting them will. Simply by being present, even to unpleasant feelings, is a pleasure. Savoring the pleasure of being present. Stewart prefers to live with some risk, otherwise he would fall asleep, so that is why he likes to live near flowing lava. Well, not too close, currently!

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,

As we look into this new year before us, let’s remember that it is up to us to make it what we want it to be. To be empowered is to recognize that we have the choice to make our own personal reality just as wonderful as we like. We have the ability, even the responsibility, to create our heart’s desires. This is manifestation, conscious creation, or simply programing our life to bring us what our souls are craving.

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.