Now for the larger picture -
I'm playful, a bit spiritual, sensual, Tantric, earthy and Earth-based, joyful and very open-hearted.
I'm into organics, living "green", sustainability, permaculture and biodynamic growing methods, wild food foraging and wild medicinal plant identification, social consciousness, eco-activism, pacifism, naturopathy, holistic wellness, and chemical-free living. I absolutely thrive on being outside and close to nature. I'm not a city girl (wouldn't want to live there, but it's a fun place to visit on occasion), and go barefoot as often as possible.
I practice a love-style called polyamory, and consider it my true relationship-orientation, rather than simply "a choice". I am in a cohabiting polyamorous relationship with my "nesting partner" (and lover), Kyther9. We share a wonderful, dynamic, playful and soulful relationship, and we dance in the celebration of life and love. Together - and independently - we find great richness in exploring and forming nurturing, heartful and playful connections with others.
In addition to my nesting partner, I have a wonderful long-term relationship with a girlfriend who does not have a profile on OKC.
I enjoy feeling rooted in a larger multi-partner relationship style (what might be called a polyamorous "network"), where everyone may not be lovers, but there at least exists a strong intentional desire and effort among everyone involved to be in loving and collaborative spirit, and to build caring friendship/kinship.
Here are a few thoughts and preferences that have evolved for me out of experience -
* I am open to meeting like-minded, and like-oriented people who could become a friend, lover or both! While some people prefer to not meet and get to know their lovers' partners (or their partners' lovers), I consider the exercise of everyone involved/affected getting to know each other particularly important and integral to healthy polyamorous relating. I appreciate meeting those who strongly resonate with the concept that "love shared is love multiplied", and who hold the ideal that caring and empathetic friendships among "metamours" is preferable. I am most comfortable exploring relationship with someone who has a high comfort level in getting the know the people in my life who have become significant presences for me.
* I deeply appreciate the practice of "radical transparency" and feel it enhances and deepens intimacy (as in "into-me-see").. This means I keep no secrets, and openly share how my relationships with others are unfolding. I feel this aspect in particular keeps polyamorous relationships strong and thriving....even joyful and enriching actually. Thus I really enjoy and appreciate when this same level of transparency is offered to me. It's a strong and appealing draw.
I/we live on 7 private wooded acres of land, in the Berkshire-Taconic Mountain area. We are blessed to live so closely interwoven with nature, and feel we have a deep symbiotic relationship with it. Our lovely grounds include a hot tub, labyrinth, bee hives, ritual fire circle (which we do use!), woods-paths....and a sweet little one room cottage (heated when necessary) that we offer for use to friends wishing to visit, as well it being a great space to enjoy dates with beloveds who come to spend time with one or both of us.
I enjoy play in the form of gardening, camping, contra and free-style dance, yoga, longs walks and hiking, old-way crafts and making new from old. I'm also a regular participant in sacred fire circles and I have a number of drums (djembe, dundun and doumbek) and shakers...and am always looking to expand on that.
Spirituality, mysticism and states-of-consciousness are fun realms for me to explore, but not so all pervasive that that it's all I can talk about. In fact I talk about it very little unless I'm with someone who wishes to stimulate that type of conversation. I mention this simply because I am able to engage in significant sharing of these paths, and really enjoy doing so on occasion. I do not require that my lovers or partners feel the same way...as long as they can tolerate that this is enriching *for me*. I am significantly influenced by Native American, Tantra, Sufi, Buddhist, Earth-based and Goddess-consciousness mysticism and practices (wicca, pagan, druid, shamanism). I am also a member of Friends Meeting, connected with PYM, under FGC. I'm currently really digging into and enjoying the curiously yummy mix of rational psychology and Incan Shamanism, as presented by Alberto Villodo. This is a particularly strong focus of exploration for me at the moment.
Physically I'm attracted to natural, low-primp, earthy types (male and female)...reasonably fit (this means active and health conscious, it does not necessarily mean "buff"), casual dressers who prefer jeans and tail out cotton shirts, ethnic skirts, hippie and tribal style. I request (okay..."need") that you be artificial fragrance-free (pure essential oils are usually okay). I am very sensitive to mainstream scented products to the degree they make me ill. Please be fragrance-free. (Ideally you use 100% plant-based, natural products on your body, for washing clothes and cleaning your home), but if not fragrance-free - at the least - is important.)
The best matches for me are intelligent, informed, articulate and assertive communicators, open-minded, socially conscious and engaged in the world to create a "new culture" of radical acceptance, have a strong awareness of the interelatedness of all living things (and how our actions and choices affect the world beyond our little spheres), spiritual (or at least inclined toward exploring personal growth processes), possessing of a good sense of humor and play, outgoing, and body and sex-positive.
A sense of humor is an important prerequisite for spending time with me. I can be extremely playful, and am inclined toward being a bit warped and irreverent. In short, humor, intelligence and open-heartedness are big draws for me.
One final note, and this is important - I view the use of sacred herb as a sacrament, and the use of it is part of my spirituality. If this offends you, I am likely not a good match for you. I also employ other plant medicines and entheogens for the purpose of going on spirit quests and shamanic journeys with others....on occasion.