Lovers have always been fascinated by how my breasts shrink or expand according to the phase of the moon. I call these my full moon breasts, because during the full moon, my ‘powerlines to the divine’ become fuller, rounder, and RISE like homemade baked bread… prepared with the best ingredients. A woman’s body is a mystery and wonderland… always, and in all ways.
A few days ago I stopped by a sweet spirit’s house, a spirit who was kind enough to take my groceries home and put them in her refrigerator so they would not spoil. While in her bathroom, she yells through the door “there is a water hose back there for you to wash your bottom off.” I thought to myself why on earth would I need to wash myself off, I only urinated in the damn toilet. Some Black people may have a hard time with these words: THE HUMAN BODY is NOT dirty therefore IT ISN’T necessary to bathe everyday dammit! Truth be told, although I haven’t done an official count, during a 7 day week, I may bathe 5 days. If I am on my glorious moon cycle, I MAY bathe a bit more, only if I am leaving the house…but bathing is more about relaxation and retuning my internal body than sanitizing my outer body. I listen to every part of my body MOST DAYS. Therefore I know what it needs to maintain its homeostasis, skin moisture, and suppleness. I know that my body is CLEAN, especially my self-cleaning, sacred dark portal…and trust that my olfactory system is in optimal working order and I have never been told that I smell stinky. In fact people I have never met often compliment my aroma, a mixture of natural essentials oils and my natural scent. I only wipe with natural towelettees whenever I have a bowel movement. I have had lovers fall in love with my smell and just lay in my hairy armpits. OHMIGRACIOUS, you have no idea. *giggles*
We are taught that our most precious body temple is nasty. And the greater truth is that by not bathing we have a clear indication of our body’s natural smell (pheromones)and most importantly, our internal health. Natural smells from people who are internally healthy are the impetus to deep arousal in others and yield all sorts of pleasure and mysterious awakenings. The body is a powerful space for spirit to inhabit and when healthy, works beautifully and brilliantly sans the flowery sprays, perfumes, and synthetic powders. No deordorant necessary which is a whole ‘nother post for another day, only lavender oil underneath these armpits. Some suggestions are to drink fresh juices and water, manage STRESS levels, air out in nature, ease up on the sugar and soaps, do biweekly or monthly enemas, and take probiotics…..and most importantly. time with yourself….find out what really works for you. Be healthy, sweet spirits.
—India S. Ame’ye, self-portrait. Sept 2012