Poem for a goddess by Lebo Grand

 

I'm contemplating with discernment

Paying attention to the motions of

sensuality

Of perfect seduction

Your scent has infiltrated my soul

Igniting passion in a world where

dreams of ecstasy come to life

You are a dream that has finally

become my reality  

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If you are inherently and predominantly feminine, an aesthete dismayed by the culture of sweatpants and who takes pride in her style and appearance, I would like you to meet a man who is well known for uncompromising standards of sensual living. Lebo Grand is a thought leader on sensual empowerment for women and an ardent student of the sensual world. But most importantly, he is the true embodiment of DESIRE. 

 

I took a drive of approximately 35 minutes from Joburg to a pretty trendy dining establishment situated in the suburbs of Brooklyn, Pretoria, South Africa, where I was scheduled to meet with him. Great place indeed, I have to say. I had the rump steak... tender and juicy... and a glass of sparkling wine, Boschendal Le Grand Pavillon Brut Rosé. The atmosphere was absolutely gorgeous! I definitely must go back when next I'm in town. So here's he first question I asked Lebo: how did you know that you were called to help women with their sensuality?

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Grand is not just a personal brand; it's WHO I AM

Grand is the highest expression of myself

As the lifestyle industry changes, so are its big-time players. Speaking of which, Lebo Grand is a name you should know, especially if you are an inherently feminine woman who has a desire to live an enchanting life. The man behind the name is a force to be reckoned with and a lifestyle personality in his own right. He is inherently and predominantly the Sigma male. He is also an author, musician, women’s desirability catalyst and sensual lifestyle connoisseur.

Lebo is a pretty good reflection of what a modern aesthete looks like; obsessed with music, art, beauty, food and pillow talks. I took a drive of approximately 35 minutes from Joburg to a pretty trendy dining establishment situated in the suburbs of Brooklyn, Pretoria, South Africa, where I was scheduled to meet with him. Great place indeed, I have to say. I had the rump steak. Tender and juicy – absolutely delicious – and a glass of sparkling wine, Boschendal Le Grand Pavillon Brut Rosé. The atmosphere was absolutely gorgeous. I definitely must go back when next I’m in town.

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Interesting question, Tumi. Well, it started with the realization that slowly dawned on me as I was meeting different women from all walks of life that many didn't seem to live a 'turned on' life. And I don't mean it in a sexual way, by the way. It just felt like something was missing in their energy and I wasn't sure what that was. Even when I got into a romantic relationship, it seemed like we would quickly hit a ceiling as soon as that relationship was made official. And that really bothered me because I'm a sensual guy, I can't do ordinary love even if I wanted to because that's not how I'm wired. The idea of novelty wearing off has never been something I could ever subscribe to. I've always risen beyond mediocrity no matter what. One quote that represents the kind of woman my soul has always yearned for is by Anaïs Nin, she says:

"I refuse to live in the ordinary world as ordinary women. To enter ordinary relationships. I want ecstasy."

I'm pretty sure that this is why I became a women's sensuality catalyst. To some degree, this was the motivation. It was the insatiable hunger for MORENESS within myself. It was the desire for ecstasy or to find someone that was already on a shared path to ecstasy with me. Relationships teach us a lot about ourselves. One of the biggest lessons I've learnt is that love is not enough. I usually say, if love was meant to be enough, we wouldn't have all these dreams or this profound yearning for MORE. Even the most pragmatic person falls victim at times to the longing for something other.

I strongly believe that love was meant to be a foundation. Although it is the noblest of intentions, love is not enough, just as a foundation alone is not enough. C. S. Lewis said, "There are many things below it, but there are also things above it. You cannot make it the basis of a whole life." It's true. That's why the premise of my work with women is this, grow beyond love. Refuse to be an extraordinary person trapped in an ordinary life or relationship.

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"Anything less than mad, passionate, extraordinary love is a waste of time. There are too many mediocre things in life to deal with and love shouldn't be one of them.

-Tiffanie DeBartolo