#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 – 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.