Does Nudity hold a Key for the Healing of Humanity?

Here is an article by my dear friend, my nude musical colleague, Mber Rose Love.

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Does Nudity hold a Key for the Healing of Humanity?

By Mber Rose Love

 

I’m here to do some, ahem, uncovering, of the whole nudity issue.  Nudity hasn’t been very popular on our planet for a long time, to say the least.  We’ve been conditioned to wear clothing every moment when we are amongst other people.  Even when we are not, we generally won’t spend more than the time it takes to shower without our clothes. Do we think about it? No! That’s just the way it is.

 

So it seems a little foreign to ask my question: Does nudity hold a key for the healing of humanity? Absolutely, and I will explain.

 

So to begin, do we, as human beings need healing? I say yes. One of the greatest healings I can see for our culture is a reconnection with nature. Connection with nature brings a sense of peace and well-being. My experience of most people in America today is we are ridiculously busy and stressed.  We as a culture are extremely removed from nature. We don’t grow our food, it arrives at the store, is cut, washed, and in little boxes. Most of us walk and drive on cement or asphalt. Many of us work in tall enclosed buildings, some without windows. When we walk around our favorite parks, to further disconnect us from nature, we do it in rubber soled shoes.

 

Where does nudity come in? Nudity is the natural state of human beings. When someone can bare it all and is comfortable in their own skin, true freedom is possible.  Freedom from shame, from embarrassment, and from caring what others think. 

 

If you had freedom from caring what others think, what would be possible for you? A breakthrough in stress? Yes! Having love occur as unconditional? Yes! Being unleashed in your creativity? Yes! The biggest transformation is that the person who is brave enough to bare it all will have a breakthrough in self acceptance. 

 

The first time I went to a clothing optional spa, I was in my 20s.  I had no idea what to think or what to expect. I wasn’t nervous, but I was concerned that I would be uncomfortable.  When I shed my clothes and was “looked at” for the first time, it occurred to me that this was absolutely normal. I was surprisingly at home. Nobody leered at me, and it didn’t feel like anyone was looking at me. In fact, the feeling I did get was the warm feeling of self-acceptance.

 

That was more than twenty years ago.  Everyone I have shared this experience with since, who is today a nudist, has had nearly the same experience: the concerns of being seen nude were completely dissolved the second that they were observed, transforming the whole experience to self-acceptance. 

 

Now, if the whole human race had self-acceptance around themselves and their bodies, that would be quite a healing!

 

There are those that refuse to accept their own bodies and the human body in general, and they will remain offended by the sight of the unclothed human body. These are the people that you DO NOT want to go to the clothing optional spa with! You will not have that breakthough in self-acceptance I spoke of.  In fact, hanging out with these people will keep you living in doubt and uncertainty.

 

I want to end this article with a quote that for me says it all. It’s from the bible, from Titus: “To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure, but both their mind and conscience are defiled.” 

 

You are pure. We are all pure, even those who I just spoke of– they just don’t know it yet! 

 

I invite you to cause this healing in yourself. You deserve to be in acceptance with yourself and your body, to live free of stress, experience being unconditionally loved, and unleashed in your creativity. 

 

Look for a nudist group near you or book your next vacation at the nearest clothing optional spa, and start reaping the rewards of coming back to nature!

 

Peace on Earth?

I looked for peace in news
and found disaster
I looked for peace in people
and found strife

Then I looked to the East
and felt the morning breeze
I looked to the South
and saw the sun’s fire
I looked to the West
and heard rain showers
I looked to the North
and snow touched my cheeks
I looked above
and stars twinkled
I looked below
and the earth caressed my feet

And I looked within
and there was peace
It had never left
It was there all along

Now when others look for peace
I say, Here it is

What Has He Done?

Sometimes I read or hear comments to this effect: “Trump is a President who does things.” This is what the current White House occupant has done: He has empowered racists to crawl out from wherever they had been hiding since about 1965. He has divided families along “political” lines. He and the Republicans in Congress have changed our laws to benefit the wealthiest and take help away from the poorest. He and his advisors have twisted the Bible’s words into justifications for actions Jesus condemned in the strongest terms. It seems likely that, to “win” the 2016 election, he had help from Russian oligarchs. So do not expect this white Christian American man to defend him in any way. Nor can I remain silent any longer in the face of reports that our nation has laid hands on children (sadly, I am aware that we have also done this in the past), taken them from their parents, and lost them in bureaucratic shuffles for which we have not built a remedy.

Our nation is engaging in thuggery. We must stand against it, or we collude with it.

“Here I stand. God help me, I can do nothing else.” –Martin Luther

“We ought to obey God rather than men.” –The Book of Acts

“But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” –Jesus of Nazareth

Human — or Other?

Viruses are simple organisms, yet they can infect entire populations of the most advanced animal, humankind. Is it possible that the problems of violence and trafficking and bullying can be reduced to something as simple as a virus?

One common trait of those who kill, whether in war or in peacetime, is that they often see the humans they kill as “other than human.” They may not think or speak in exactly those terms; they may disguise it as feeling excluded or “racially superior” or, if they are soldiers, that they are “following orders;” yet at its heart, this perception of fellow humans being “other” is one thing that enables their killing rage. Perhaps they see others, not fully human by their standards, acting independently or receiving benefits to which they feel only they have rights, and these thoughts simmer in their minds until they boil over in violence.

And while I know of no extensive studies of those who engage in human trafficking, I hypothesize that they may also feel that the humans they “own” aren’t really human.

In the same way, bullies tend to pick on those they perceive as different and weaker; in other words, less than human.

This viral belief that “some humans aren’t human” has infected the human race for millennia. Yet because many humans have successfully purged it from their thought patterns, I believe it is not a natural part of us. If not, then by purging our minds of it, we can eliminate the intra-species violence that threatens to destroy us all.

Can it really be as simple as accepting all humans as human?

Bylaws

reNude exists to:

a. Model and teach freedom through artistic entertainment designed to expose and disrupt thought patterns about

i. our nude bodies and our love/hate relationships to them,

ii. our contradictory views of sexuality,

iii. human trafficking, especially sex trafficking, and

iv. the culture of hate.

b. Provide scholarships to transformational education.

c. Offer health care assistance to Associates within the state of Colorado.

d. Offer a network and platform for other artists and educators who share our vision of a world free from slavery of body and thoughts.

To my conservative friends who may or may not have voted for Trump: For every position he has taken that aligns with God’s Word, he seems to have taken ten that directly oppose it. For all his promises to “drain the swamp” of crony capitalism, he has invited the swamp monsters into his Cabinet. He exemplifies all of the Seven Deadly Sins. And there is an apparently valid suspicion that the election was influenced in his favor by Russian hackers.

But all this would not have admitted liberals like myself cringing in anxiety. What keeps me afraid is how Trump has emboldened white supremacists, “meninists” and others who traffic in hate and division to stand openly and speak their message plainly, and follow that with destructive action. It’s no coincidence that acts of violence against women and people of color have increased since the first of this year, especially since November 9. Civil war seems neither impossible nor unlikely.

So even though you personally live the Bible, you have allowed one who lives against it to take the highest office in our nation. Worse, you have acquiesced in the terrorizing of minorities of race, religion and sexual orientation. That is why many of us, your friends, have pledged to resist everything our President-elect is likely to do–because he is on track to make a farce of our values, including our Christian values.