A healer by nature, Christine M. Cordova is the owner and High Priestess of Red Temple, a place where spirituality and sexuality unite in the alchemy of love.
Born and raised in an ultra-religious, conservative, oppressive and patriarchal environment, Christine has dedicated her life’s work to teaching spiritual alchemy and mentoring those who wish to live a free, open and ecstatic life unencumbered by the burdens of unhealthy relationship, of patriarchy and of oppressive cultural norms around gender roles and relationships.
Discover her favourite Sensual Seed card and why it resonates with her message.
Where do you live and what do you love about living there?
I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and I love living here because I love it’s ethnic diversity, the sexual freedom and various sexual orientations and life styles of the Bay Area, that you can experience all four seasons in one week – the weather varies from different areas of the Bay and so if you want snow you go to Tahoe. If you want hot weather you go inland and if you like cooler weather you can live or hangout in the city of SF. It does not snow here, there are so many things/activities to do in SF Bay Area, there are many different places within the Bay Area to visit and vacation, that most people are accepting of how ethnic and sexually diverse the Bay Area is, the food and many amazing restaurants, the kind, conscious and open minded people that live in SF, that it seems to be a portal for folks spiritual awakening.
How do you start your day?
I begin my day with ritual, setting my intentions, grounding, centering and shielding, calling in spirit, spirit guides, Angels for guidance and protection for the day.
What is your favourite season?
My favourite season is summer.
What is one thing that might surprise people about you?
That I can be very shy and that I work very hard each day to overcome my fear of being seen as a powerful woman of Sacred Sexuality.
What is your favourite Sensual Seed card?
I love the Wild card because I resonate with its message. It speaks to the message I received growing up, in an all girls boarding school, that sex and sexuality is something to fear, something dirty. That I was to behave a certain way in order to fit into the conservative mould they expected of me. I was taught through fear, shame and guilt and I grew up very suppressed and repressed. It’s been an interesting journey reclaiming my voice, my body, my power and my Sexuality. Sometimes it really makes me giggle when I think about how I grew up and that now I am a teacher and Priestess of Sacred Sexuality.
What is one defining moment in your life?
A powerful dream that I had in which Spirit revealed to me the sacredness and power of my sexuality.
What is sacred to you?
My body, my sensuality and my sexuality.
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