Being One with Your Vulva

 

By Ginevra Pressenda

Regaining our personal power is essential to learning to love and respect ourselves. Our feminine intrinsic nature is symbolized by our vulva.

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When I was a child, one day my mom took a compact mirror and invited me to look at my vulva, to know it, to connect with it. For centuries women have ignored what they have between their legs because of shame, ignorance, religion. But how can you know yourself deeply if you don’t have any intimacy with such an important part of your body?

How can you aim to be loved one day, if you first don’t love yourself and you don’t love your feminine origin? So observe and admire your vulva as if it were a little you, love it for what it represents: life, your womanliness, your unlimited creative potential!

For an entire day try as much as possible to stay focused with your attention and awareness on your vulva. Feel it for what it is: a part of you, feel how it is creative energy made of flesh, feel what it represents for you, be proud of it, listen what comes from there. During the day, feel the sensations in your vulva. Try to identify, paying attention, if there are strong sexual instincts and wonder what is provoking them, wonder whether it is a pure hormonal instinct, thoughts, or frustration.

If sometimes you lose your attention, focus again on it. If you forget the exercise after a little while, think about what this forgetfulness means for you. Wonder whether it is a getaway from your body, or a simple distraction. Before going to bed at night, write down on a notebook your sensations, thoughts, lapse of memories. This is your own reconnection to your intrinsic nature.

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