This exchange between Adam Chacksfield and a participant was recorded live during Adam’s “Erotic Embodiment & Intimacy” gathering hosted by Open Circle Center in Sep 2022. This video addresses our freedom to live our desire in our sexuality and our relationships, regardless of what the shaming culture and spiritual ideologies have taught us.
Erotic Embodiment & Intimacy with Adam Chacksfield
This video is a recording of the online gathering hosted by Open Circle Center on Sep 17, 2022. It addresses the value of following the truth of your own direct experience in erotic expression and intimate relationships. And questions the authority of mainstream approaches and spiritual ideologies about how we should approach sex and intimate relationships.
A Client’s Perspective: An Erotic Embodiment & Intimacy Private Session
Joy Kendra wrote the following description of an erotic embodiment & intimacy private session she received:
After years of crippling anxiety and shame about failed performance, I am drawn to book a session with a non-dual teacher I have worked with before. Adam is hard to describe as he doesn’t talk about whatever state he has achieved, and has written no books telling others how to get there. But I always experience his energy as profoundly inclusive, coming from a Oneness that is expansive and non-judgmental. There is no lecture, no discourse – but in his Being he gives a deep permission for whatever is arising.
When we meet, he gives me the choice of the chair or the couch. Instinctively I sit down on the latter. It’s not a huge couch, but there is room for two. Unbeknownst to me, we are about to get physically close.
I knew Adam does what he calls “erotic embodiment” work, but I’m not really sure what that means. The closest I have come is via a video on his website (watch here). A female participant in his course has fallen in love with her sexuality beyond her vagina and she embodies the “Juice of Life.” Her joy is captivating – I know I want that!
Adam and I have some verbal exchanges where he gently challenges my beliefs (And what is wrong with anxiety?). Then he asks if I’d like to be held. Not many men have touched me in my life, but I have no hesitation. This isn’t sexual in the usual male-female way.
I curl into his body, noticing a smell that is both earthy and male. Tears come as I allow myself to be mothered. His stroking of my head feels especially comforting. I appreciate that he checks in to make sure I am comfortable. We change positions so I am lying with my back to the front of his body. As the energy builds, I stroke my body, especially my stomach and groin area.
I share an old memory. Adam sees my ability to resist the invasive energy of my parents as a strength. This had never occurred to me! He also assures me that the shell of my tortoise self will be there whenever I need it. I become more and more in my animal body, luxuriating in the pleasure of moving to these ancient rhythms.
I get up and move more freely. Adam makes gentle sounds to match my own. There is a harmony and synchronicity even though we are no longer touching. In the end, I simply sit, full of wonder. I’ve never meditated this deeply. Even though I know there is no right or wrong meditation, this experience feels sublimely right.
Beyond words, I tell Adam when he asks. Expanded. No comings and goings. No goal, no destination.
And anxiety? No doubt she will arise again, but hopefully more as a friend. For now, I am content to walk home, burying my nose in every flower like a bee. I’m not sure how I managed to surrender to this session with Adam, but I don’t question it.
That night in the Dreamtime I am driving again, although in real life macular degeneration has meant forfeiting this activity. I have two vehicles but purchase another, a used truck, white in color. Someone parked next to my truck dents my door with their door. We exchange insurance information in a relaxed manner. Vehicles often are a dream symbol for the body. It’s a simple dream, but one that points to a wholeness beyond “dents”, to a new harmony close at hand.
Transforming Conflict into Intimacy
Adam Chacksfield explains how we can use moments of conflict in our relationships to create deeper intimacy and connection, rather than blaming, defending, and arguing. This video was recorded live during the Erotic Embodiment & Intimacy course.
Honoring our Truth Guided Meditation with Adam Chacksfield
In this meditation Adam Chacksfield guides you to deeply explore the truth of your experience, which is so intimately connected with your desire, inspiration and aliveness. This meditation was recorded live during Adam’s Erotic Embodiment & Intimacy course.
Gaya shares the transformation she’s experiencing in Adam’s Erotic Embodiment & Intimacy Course
This video was recorded live inside Adam Chacksfield’s Erotic Embodiment & Course. Gaya, a course participant, shares about her transformation during the course.
Adam and Chesaray Explore Shame
In this video Adam Chacksfield and Chesaray explore shame. For so many of us largely unconscious shame patterns in our bodies and minds block our life energy and prevent us from living fully. Sharing our shame in loving company and welcoming the intensity of the feelings are potent ways to heal shame. This can free us from the sense that there’s something wrong with us and the urge to isolate that so often accompanies it.
Embracing our Desire Guided Meditation with Adam Chacksfield
In this guided meditation Adam Chacksfield supports us in opening to the direct experience of our erotic energy in the body.
Who Are You Really Summit Interview of Adam Chacksfield by Susan Hill
This interview of nondual teacher Adam Chacksfield by Susan Hill was originally part of the “Who Are You Really?” summit.
Dyad Practice for Integration & Awakening
Adam and Chesaray discuss the use of dyad practice for integration and awakening, something they’ve been regularly practicing with each other and other partners for many years. Adam also teaches versions of the dyad practice in his Falling Open Together Group, his Erotic Embodiment & Intimacy Course, & his Falling Open Course.
Adam Chacksfield Nonduality Interview w/ host Luchana Uzunova Nothing Interviews
Nothing Interviews… Adam Chacksfield Full Nonduality Interview w. host Luchana Uzunova
Alice Redetti interviews Adam Chacksfield about Alive Relating
Adam Chacksfield and Alice Redetti explore the realm of intimate relationships, and invite us to tune in to the living truth in our relating beyond our shame and fear conditioning.
What Are People Saying About the Erotic Embodiment & Intimacy Group?
Participants in the Erotic Embodiment & Intimacy Group offered by Adam Chacksfield from October to December 2020 share their experiences, feelings, transformation and aliveness.
Adam Chacksfield and Chesaray on Erotic Embodiment
Adam Chacksfield and Chesaray discuss exploring erotic energy within the context of spiritual teaching, embodiment, and spiritual awakening.
Bulgarian subtitles available.
“Entering the Forbidden Dark” Interview with Adam Chacksfield by Luchana Uzunova
In this interview by Luchana Uzunova, Adam invites us to turn towards the feelings that we’re scared or ashamed to experience. He supports us questioning our fear and shame-driven projections, so that we can discover our actual direct experience. Subtitles available in Bulgarian.