Monday, September 27, 2010

"Memory in the Cells" Author Luis Diaz Talks with Lisa about Sex

Today I have the great pleasure of being the host on Day number 8 of the Virtual Blog Tour for Memory in the Cells by author Luis Angel Diaz.

Newly translated from the popular Spanish edition, author Luis Diaz describes his book Memory in the Cells as “where Eckhart Tolle meets What the Bleep Do We Know, but taking you on a much more practical journey.” He says Memory in the Cells teaches “emotional education” and shows the reader how to transform the “pain body” into the “joy body”, helping to heal all aspects of their lives.

Yesterday, Luis visited Yvonne Perry’s blog at For today’s stop on the tour, I decided to ask Luis some questions about sexuality, pleasure, joy and the heart connection.

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Lisa: You speak a lot about aligning ourselves with the “flow of life” in your new book. Can you speak about how that life flow is specifically connected to our sexuality and what happens when we resist or suppress that?

Luis: Sexuality is the one area where we mostly have stagnation, because we have been brought up in a culture that chooses sex as the target for all sort of blame and accusations! Sex is linked to sin and sin is linked to shame, fear and guilt. These are the most contractive emotions we hold in our bodies when it comes to sexuality. That leads to all sort of physical, emotional and mental imbalances. But for me, sexuality is creativity and interconnection with all life. Therefore, awakening and opening those contractions in our bodies leads to a more vibrant, creative and alive state of being.

Lisa: In your work you speak about the pain body and the joy body. Is there such a thing as too much pleasure? How do we distinguish between healthy, “joy body” sexual pleasure and becoming “excessive” or addictive in our desire?

Luis: Only the person having the experience can decide what is excessive or addictive and that's based on their own awareness and programming. In my own experience, pleasure is linked to the satisfaction of my needs. Therefore, it has different connotations, depending on the nature of the need. I've observed that the joy body in me operates at a very abstract energy level that is difficult for my mind to comprehend and at the same time, it operates at a very physical level, like when I enjoy the pleasure of eating a piece of chocolate. So, in the sexual area for me, the difference is not moralistic, but energetic. And it´s based on the feelings we have while and after the event. There is the pleasure of the joy body which is moving and flowing and there is the programmed cultural pleasure with the ideas I have about myself and what is going on with the other person that feels toxic and confusing most of the times.

Lisa: I very much appreciate the emphasis in your work on the heart and emotional health. Can you speak to differences between the masculine and feminine in this realm and specifically what male/female couples can do to support each other with greater heart connection during lovemaking?

Luis: Even though female and male have their different roles, they share some very important traits that need to be present to create trust and quality in a relationship. For me, what we do during lovemaking is not relevant at all if there is not quality built in the relationship prior to it.

Mutual support and acceptance; giving space and autonomy to each other; showing care and affection; offering respect and honoring; bringing honesty and integrity to the communication plus allowing the other to feel and think whatever they want to, will create a very deep and trusting flowing that builds the container for a greater trust and heart connection. Seeing the other as an equal and respecting their presence as a friendly creative force in my life, facilitates the connection and exchange of beauty while we both grow together.

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I hope you enjoyed this interview with Luis Angel Diaz and that you’ll check out his new book Memory in the Cells, which is coming to Amazon on Tuesday October 5, 2010. You can receive a complete library of beautiful personal development gifts when you buy the book on the day of its launch.

In addition, Luis is hosting a very special FREE telesummit entitled “Healing at a Cellular Level” on September 27th, 28th and 29th with a distinguished panel of some of today’s most inspiring authors and speakers on the topic of emotional healing and holistic wellbeing, including myself.

If you’d like to attend, all you have to do is request a “launch reminder” about the book, and you’ll receive all the information to attend. If you cannot make the live event, you can download the audio at your convenience.

To find out how to buy Luis’s book and receive these gifts,
including the FREE pass to the 3-day online telesummit, go to

AND you can read all about the telesummit and the guests at

Be sure to follow Luis tomorrow when the next stop on his Virtual Blog Tour is Rochele Hirsch’s blog at

As usual, please do feel free to share your comments and thoughts below. I love your feedback!