While I have never fully grasped or followed any particular branch of the ‘New age” or ‘newage,’ as Penn & Teller like to call it, I have always believed in the concept of ‘energy exchange.’ Bdsm, to Me, is an exchange of power, will, consent, thus energy.
The Heart Chakra is based in more Eastern Traditions. It’s the centre of our selves, in the middle of our chest. Love & compassion are centered here.
From time to time, when I am feeling besides Myself (and yes, even a good Mistress has an off day now and again. We are, after all, *super* human), I will do a Heart Chakra piercing. What that entails is a medical grade, small gauged needle that is inserted in the location of where My heart is. A slight pull with floss tied around the needle allows for centering to happen. This is done in the most sterile of fashions, but I’ve taken enough piercing workshops to know a thing or two about proper piercing etiquette.
The feeling of the needle sliding through My skin is delightful, as though an opening up is happening. I regain My sense of Balance, and attain a centered feeling, much like in a good power exchange in a play scene. The feeling is also one of release, of recognizing Life’s pain and suffering (as they are part of Life; no one is exempt from suffering/pain/loss). The whole experience is very beautiful.
My heart feels open, activated. Lively. I can now go about My day in a centered, focused fashion.
Miss Mara Mayhem