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