The term Savage means to return to our biological state. Savages, an Oliver Stone film about two marijuana growers, find themselves in a situation when their mutual love interest gets kid napped by the Mexican cartel. Ophelia, played by Blake Lively is the lustrous girlfriend of both Sean and Ben, is held for ransom amidst a sideways negotiation. Throughout the movie we follow her two lovers, who also happen to be best friends test the limits of savagery to save the love of their lives.
The term "savage" is used through out this movie but the one specific scene that stick with me most was when a lead cartel worker performs the first stake out, spying on them after date night. After realizing their situation, confirming indeed, the unorthodox romantic relationship between the trio.
His exact words, "They're all banging each other? Savages."
Now, why does that simple statement stick with me? Well because for one, its true. It is savage- especially on Ophelia's part. She could be coined many negative terms but to me she is simply an open minded woman who equally loved and happily satisfied both men. Of whom, were gravely different from one another. Together, according to Miss. Ophelia, they made one whole man. In the beginning of the movie she graphically entices us by declaring that one makes love to her and the other f***s her, one is earth and the other is spirit.
I bring this up because when it comes to growing into our authentic selves. There will be many times when we have to tap into our Savage Instincts. Not necessarily through a throuple -but hey to each is own. Intuitively we need to treat the severity of our expansion as do or die. And that's exactly what a savage instinct responds to.
There will a time when we have to bravely decide to follow a dream and expect to manifest everything we had in mind and be so positively. Because to be happy and feel alive is our birth right. The short amount of time we have here on earth is most satisfying when we are fulfilling our destinies and that can only be brought into our awareness through consistent alignment.
Yesterday we talked briefly on alignment and its necessity in pole fitness. Today the topic of savagery is important to absorb because the perception of pole dancing is still incredibly taboo. Just like the idea of a throuple.
What do these two things have anything to with our progression on athletic capabilities? Well first, the limits we set on our trajectory reflect mindset. Some may be making the decision to take on pole dancing because they want to explore new fitness alternatives, lose weight or take up a new hobby. And that's all well and good.
But to take up Polartes is the dive into the practice with the intention to help shift the perceptions of the art through honing in our inward beliefs of our highest potential.
The Polartes practice is more than just pole exercise, its a program designed to help us expand our inner awareness and shift our paradigms. Going Savage mode on our old selves, limiting beliefs and reptilian brains is required to truly expand into the highest version of our destined self.
In my book series "The Infinite Journey of Alignment", I go deep into various instincts including savagery, to strengthen the development of an open mindset. Because alignment requires balance and symmetry, contradicting view points are expressed through the analogies of yin and yang. How in everything we come across in life there are two sides of everything.
When we are ready to transform, there will be a need to seek out balance in all areas of our experience. A healthy dose of good and bad, Right and wrong and light and dark exists in all formats and when it comes to exercising the Savage Instincts.