February 26, 2017

Our men's circle yesterday was powerful beyond words. We gathered in sacred circle and co-created an alchemical container of safety fortified by our solidarity as men, in which authentic expression flowed from our hearts. In doing so the armor that we often unconsciously wear in the outer world to protect our hearts from more pain seemed to fall away, allowing healing tears of compassion for ourselves and the Other to be shed. 
 
We worked through father wounding, holding space to allow our brothers the free expression of pain, regret and grief w...

February 2, 2017

The men's circle I had the opportunity to co-lead this past weekend was powerful on all levels. We co-created a sacred space where my brothers could open up in courageous displays of vulnerability to speak their truths, share their hearts, and shed some tears.

Whenever I walk away from a men's circle I feel more whole. I feel like I've honored my responsibility to share the medicine I have made through my path of healing, and passed on the gifts I have received from my elders. I also feel inspired and hopeful because I know that these circles...

December 9, 2016

I use to think it was a sign of strength to never cry. I felt that it was the hallmark of manhood to not show any emotion save for anger. And even though deep down my heart was bruised and bleeding, my false pride kept my eyes from shedding any tears. I didn't know at the time that this stoicism was not strength but rather unconscious armor covering up a deep wound. All I knew was that there existed a chaos within me which I couldn't deal with, and so I focused my attention almost exclusively on the outside world. As such I lived my life almost e...

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