‘Sucking the Devil’s Cock’ is a popular business model for those who wish to provide a service that can be available to anyone, rich or poor. The simple premise is that those with money pay for those without; and that’s how I would like Spirited Bodies to progress. If I can sell body confidence, I want that to be available to ANY one.
At the moment participation is free, because I/we are still learning how to best deliver. Being such a unique experience, with participants coming to it from very varied and sometimes complex and personal backgrounds, requires tremendous insight in order to make it work for each person.
In addition I still intend to make money by selling the artwork (as was the original premise), and donating this to charity. It has been the vast nature of this task which has prevented me/us from doing this so far.
I am now in touch with some selected charities whom I would like to help fund. These include ‘Womankind’, who help women in several developing countries to overcome violence and be empowered to improve their lives. Also ‘Stree Mukti Sanghatana’ work with women recyclers in India, who spend their lives trawling enormous rubbish dumps supplied by us Westerners. I would also be interested in working with ‘Women for Women’ who specifically deal with women in war torn countries.
There are many such charities, and there is good evidence to support the notion that empowering women in developing countries is the best way forward. Women will produce more food and share it more widely, amongst other favourable statistics.
The entire planet faces the emergence of a more spiritual time, so overcoming body consciousness is paramount to our development. In the West and richer countries, we have been privileged enough to become anxious about our appearance. I think we need to shed this, en mass, in order to tune into higher purposes of world peace and love.
I’m focusing on women to begin with because we have been uber-bombarded in the West by mass media concerning our appearance and sexuality, and because globally we women have not had equality in any remotely recent history! Personally I imagine that if gender equality was truly reached, a lot of other inequalities might also shift simultaneously. It’s like thinking of a magnetic shift in the planet’s poles. Obviously men are extremely damaged by women’s impoverishment, and most men are as disempowered themselves; but an initiative towards women is necessary to counter the disproportionate burden they have carried.
Yes big ideas and wild claims! I have dreams and I will follow them.