What does it mean to you to be sensual?  To be a sensual woman?  Is “sensual”  a term you are comfortable with, or does it seem intimidating or mysterious?  Something to stay away from?

If you are like me, the word “sensual” can be disconcerting.  It can conjure up images of magazine perfect bodies, of being “sexy,” or having to live up to something.  But sensuality is not a standard or expectation at all.  In fact it is about being you, exactly as you are, in your body, enjoying your senses and engrossing in the joy of this physical-energetic world.

The other day I was walking by the water with my husband.  We were discussing how hard I have been working these past couple of years.  It was a gorgeous weekend morning, with mist rising off the water.  The temperature was slightly crisp, the smells in the air were exquisite, and birds were soaring overhead.

I said to my husband “This is why I keep going…it’s for moments like these”  The joy of being outside, of being in nature, being totally connected to the elements, soaking in all the sights, sounds, aromas and feelings.  In this moment I suddenly realized that I am such a sensual being!!  

Until only recently I would have balked at being called a sensual woman.  I might have said “Oh, that is for women who are confident in their sexuality, who know they are attractive, who flaunt it.”

But now I see that being a sensual woman is appreciating my continual sensual experience of the world, in the moment, as me.  I love to bask in it!  I live for it.  I am working toward a lifestyle where it is even more and more in my life.

I want to wander this planet and experience it all!  I want to be present in my body.  I want to love and take care of my body.  I want to sink into all the goodness coming my way and say “thank you, thank you, thank you!”  I don’t want to miss any of it!  Oh my goddess… I am a sensual woman!

What about you?