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Every Desire Starts With Despair


This may be a long one, sister, so go make a cup of tea and sit with me and dwell.
Every single desire I have ever had, started with despair.
Despair is from the Latin- de– down from – sperare -to hope
You know that feeling, as do I.
When you are down from hope.
When the thought of something you long for- but can barely bring yourself to admit you want- breaks you apart into a million sharp crystals of grief.
That is the power of desire-from the Latin-de– down from- sider– a star.
So true, that reaching for a desire is very like reaching for a star.
And how does a mere mortal woman have the ovaries to reach for a star?
This thought pours over me this afternoon.
I am filled with a desire- a desire for a partnership with an extraordinary, fun, hot, devoted 5-star man who loves every cell of me, and will name me and claim me, and stand for our love, despite my resistances.
And I know that my longing is running neck and neck with my fear.
In fact, right now, my fear is ahead by a good length.
Which is scarier? The thought of living my life, never tasting the sweetness of my desire?
Or- actually fulfilling it?

I am sweating as I am writing this.
But, I know something else.
About both of us.
There is a way to circumvent this fear.
And stack the odds so my desire wins.
Which, in the scheme of being a woman, is a phenomenon.
It is called sisterhood.
You know as well as I do that even the fact that you are reading this e-mail, makes you a privileged being.
There are sisters in this world, right now, who could not even invent the luxury of this question as the atrocities of their daily life continue to unravel their hope.
Desire Intensive.
That is the topic ofThe World Wide Sister Goddess Reunion in Miami, this year.
Because there is a place where the courage of my reaching my desires, lives.
In your eyes.
And a place where the courage of your reaching your desires lives- and that is in mine.
What happens when we gather, as a community, is each of us gets sunk deeper into the hot molten core of desire.
Because it is only within this community that desires spring lavishly to life, like irrepressible wild weeds, taking over the manicured garden of our limitations, because of what we’ve got.
Rampant sisterhood.
And that’s what you’ll get in boatloads, with us, in Miami.
I require you to live your desires.
Every time you do, it makes a pathway for another sister to live hers.
And we have a world of desires to ignite, sisters.
A world of desires to ignite. There are women who do not know we exist who are counting on us to fire up this paradigm in the world, right now. So, I challenge you.

Awaken that desire with me. That one.

The one that makes you sweat.
The one where you can’t tell whether it is the fear of attaining it- or never attaining it- that scares you more.

I want to honor you for standing for other women:

Come to Miami, to stand for me, and my desire, and permit me to stand for you, and yours.
And because I so deeply know the power of this community, converging, I want to ask you to stand for the other women in your life, to come, too.
Yes, your mother. Your hairdresser. The gal in your workout class who you know is down from a star. You get the picture.
And I will be giving one fat hour of Q&A on Sunday from 9:30am-10:30am- above and beyond the course curriculum- to any woman who comes with her girlfriends as my way of honoring you and your acts of sisterhood!

Win lunch with Mama and your gang!

Oh-I’ve created one more delicious morsel in honor of Pleasure Revolutionary Melanie. You see, last year Melanie stood for 17 women to come to Miami. They dubbed themselves Melanie’s Mob- they actually took up a whole row. She not only changed every single one of their lives, but, she planted herself so firmly inside her own desires, that she has nearly overwhelmed herself with the enormity of what she has conjured in the last year. (I will have to tell you that story sometime.)
So, in honor of Mel- and what and whom she stood for- I will take the woman who has stood for the most women coming to Miami- to lunch- with her entire posse on Saturday afternoon after the session- that’s right- lunch on me with your gals, poolside- where you can ask me any of your hot burning Q’s.

Much can happen in 17 days my darlings- miracles really- when we stand for our desires and the women we love.
Let’s create the largest gathering of desires known to womankind in Miami this year:

The World Wide Sister Goddess Reunion: Desire Intensive
November 12th -14th, 2010
South Beach, Miami, Florida

The cost of the Reunion is $350*.  If you enroll with a girlfriend(s) you can each attend the reunion for only $299*!
(*Flights, meals and accommodations are not included.)

Check out all the details about The World Wide Sister Goddess Reunion by clicking HERE.

It just won’t be the same without you, so ENROLL NOW!!!!


With so much love and pleasure,
Mama Gena

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PS- TWEET TWEET: #DesireThursdays on Twitter

I have recently begun to play on Follow mamagena on Twitter.  And you know me- I like to figure out how to use s#!t to serve womankind.
And I’ve got this one figured.

The way I see it, Twitter exists simply to amplify your desires!

So, I’m creating #DesireThursdays! And starting this Thursday, what I want you to do is post a desire that you have, on Twitter. (see instructions below) And not only will your desire sail out into the stratosphere, gathering weight, heft, and reality, as it flies through space, everyone who reads it is breathing life into it… just think of the number of people who will read it!

And I want each of you to get all, that is all of your girlfriends to join you in this desire wildfire. Armchair activism, sisters! Get your sisters to slam, smother, overwhelm, and take over Twitter with the ravishing scent of desire. Just for the pure f*@k of it.

Every desire launched on Twitter before The Desire Intensive will be collected on a huge big assed list, and I will bring them to Miami, for all to see and celebrate, inside the power of this community.

Instructions on how to play with us on #DesireThursdays:

1. Follow me

2. Mention @mamagena in your desire and make sure to include the #DesireThursdays hashtag! For example:

Hi @mamagena I desire to make my living as a singer/songwriter! #DesireThursdays

3. Get all your friends to come play! RT the following:
Join @mamagena for #DesireThursdays and tell the world what you truly desire. for more info

4. Bask in the glow of getting everything you want.

Here’s to being on the cutting edge of Pleasure Research! Remember: EVERYTHING is designed for your pleasure!

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  • SGAudacious October 27, 2010, 4:30 pm

    “partnership with an extraordinary, fun, hot, devoted 5-star man who loves every cell of me, and will name me and claim me, and stand for our love”

    I love this and I’m stealing it : )

    See you in Miami!!

    xo, Audacious

    • Mama Gena October 27, 2010, 9:33 pm

      @SG Aud- Steal away sister- Can’t wait to hug you on the beach! Is Emily coming with you?
      @SG Lori- I love your enthusiasm- its a HUGE turn on- you’re like Catnip- I just want to roll around in everything you say! Favorite frame? “He will be even more wonderful than you could have imagined because the Universe LOVES giving us upgrades!!!!”
      @SG Andrea- oooh I love the idea of you as my matchmaker! Keep me posted!
      @SG Tiiu- What a genius you are for standing for these women! Thanks for being a pleasure revolutionary right where you are! Happy Birthday to your daughter!

      With so much love and pleasure,
      Mama Gena

  • SG Lori Taylor October 27, 2010, 4:10 pm

    I LOVE what you posted today Mama!!! Thanks for tapping me on the shoulder so often to remind me of the incomparable worth of my Desires. Surrendering to them brings joy, passion, creativity, freedom, relief and now, community! It feels so good to know that women around the world, who have never even met, are wanting to stand up for their Desires, and the Desires of their sisters. It gives beautiful courage and wild energy to me each time that I think of the upcoming Reunion in Miami! I love knowing that we will all take each other and our Desires higher 🙂 I think you’re the bomb for sharing with us your Desire for a wonderful 5-star man. Hooray for your delicious Desire!!!!!!!!! You will have that man, and you know what? He will be even more wonderful than you could have imagined because the Universe LOVES giving us upgrades!!!! I’m cheering for you 😉

  • Andrea October 27, 2010, 3:42 pm

    I love that u bravely put out your big desire to meet an amazing man. And
    so it shall be. Good timing as I had just sent out an email earliet today to a friend seeing if
    we can be matchmakers for u! Anonomyously for now….
    xo, SG Andrea (Chicago)

  • SG Tiiu October 27, 2010, 3:31 pm

    Mama, I will not be coming to Miami this year, since it is my baby girl’s birthday and I will spend that week-end with her. But I am fulfilling my calling, inviting a group of women over to my house every three weeks just to brag, give thanks and desire. About half of them show up every time, so it is a constantly changing group, but I believe they need this. They look happier, and somehow grateful for being heard, for finding out that there are other women just like them, that they are not alone. Their thoughts, their desires are not something to be ashamed of, but rather shared with others. It does feel as if they are finding their sisters in the other women. They learn it is ok to rejoice for others. The one who looks so perfect might have issues you never dreamed about and compared to her your life is smooth like a silk ribbon.

    They give me reason to be. I seem to give them space to breathe.

    Thank you!

  • Kathi Grow October 27, 2010, 12:40 pm

    Dear Mama Gena

    I saw this email in my Inbox this morning. I am an amazing facilitator of others. I am o the precipice of “greatness” in what I do ad suddenly I am out of resources to support myself ad three children(at home). The word desire has been coming up a lot lately and there it was in your email. Everything I would say to a client or friend. I am hungry for a community that supports me….I definitely support others. I could go o about that…but I feel the need to have a chat with someone that is at the same level of wisdom…I appreciated what you said about desire and fear and limitations….I see this email as a message and indicator from the universe. Thank you for writing this…I wish more than ever that I could pick up the phone ad have you be o the other end. Thank you for being you. Kathi

    • Mama Gena October 27, 2010, 2:53 pm

      @SG Kathi- isn’t it incredible how message always show up at the perfect time?! It would be amazing to have you come to Miami and be with us all- it sure sounds like you could use a boatload of radical sisterhood right now! Why not call the School today and whisper your desire to Mary or Sherie to come! I’ve seen incredible things happen once a woman makes a commitment to her desire! Call 212-787-2411 x1…I’d LOVE to meet you!
      @BSG Suzi—you oooozzzzzzzzeeeeeeeee desire- Truly. You are a mouthwatering example of it! love you!

      With so much love and pleasure,
      Mama Gena

  • BSG Suzi Banks Baum October 27, 2010, 12:20 pm

    Tasting the sweetness of my desires is a flavor I never knew how to detect.
    Now, I crave it.
    And, I am in a state of flowing gratitude for the magnificent bounty of my life.
    Thank you Goddess, I will take more.

    Love you standing for every woman everywhere,
    and on freakin’ Twitter- Hot Mama!
    Love you, S