Tracy Elise, of the Phoenix Goddess Temple, was convicted on all counts of things that would make a Mafia Boss blush.
An Enemy of the State who refused to kiss the Ring of Power, those at the top are determined to make an example of her. She now faces a prison term. We don’t know for how long.
It’s a tragedy for the whole community.
“She wasn’t doing anything wrong!”
“She was in the right!”
“Consenting adults should be able to do whatever they want!”
I hear you.
I don’t know exactly what happened in the Temple. A number of my friends worked there and have reported various things. And, I am going to assume that Tracy is motivated to heal and support others, as we all are:
She isn’t into sexual healing to make a quick buck.
She wasn’t there to traffic young women into selling their bodies for cash.
She is here to heal and change the world.
So, why the prison sentence? Is the system corrupt?
Is this part of a massive conspiracy against pleasure?
And, could she have done things differently?
A couple quotes come to mind. “Agree with your enemy quickly, because otherwise you are going to get taken to jail.” (paraphrased)
“He was right, dead right, as he sped along. But he’s just as dead as if he were wrong.”
And, finally, “The way of the fool is right in his own eyes.”
There are three people involved in every transaction.
2. Your client
3. The greater community.
Tracy didn’t seem to understand #3.
Tracy made strategic mistakes, which led to tactical ones. And, ultimately, they led to the situation she is in now.
I admire her bravery. I admire her courage. And, though I have often thought I would die for what I believe, I can’t help but think it isn’t going to help people much if I am stuck in prison, regardless of the rightness of my cause. My scope of influence will be reduced.
If you are reading this, you probably are interested in sexuality, sexual education, and sexual healing.
Either you are practicing. Or you are teaching. Or you know that this needs to happen.
Each of us gets to decide whether we: change to a ‘safer’ career path, end up in jail, eek along with a living, live in fear of arrest, or end up creating and being part of a movement that touches millions of lives.
If you want to change the world in a big way, you must understand the greater community–and that is the one that Tracy seems not to understand.
Whatever you think about Nicole Daedone–One Taste has found a way to adapt to the world it is in, and still create and teach the structures that are healing sexual guilt and shame in the bigger community. And, by the way, it made $6.5 *million* dollars last year in the effort.
So what do we learn from these two examples?
1. It pays to get lots of good advice and support.
2. Our success lies within knowing ourselves, our clients, AND the world in which we are living and operating.
Why do I say this? Part of my mission is helping you fulfill yours–if your mission is around sexuality. We are changing the world, one person at a time. And we are doing it *together*.
One way to do this is to join a small group I am putting together to discuss the deeper strategy of *how* to create the world we want. We are not going to do it alone–none of us. All of our gifts and magic is needed. And the rewards for stepping fully into our light are beyond what we can comprehend.
If you feel called to be a part of this transformation–call me or reply to this mail. We are gathering a group who will change things in a very big way. Wisely. Intelligently. Powerfully.
What do you think? Are you in?
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