Recovering the Masculine
Room for all parts of us.
Carl Jung said it beautifully..."Until you make the unconscious conscious it will direct your life and you will call it fate." (paraphrased)
Let's encounter healthy masculinity.
Much of the current cultural lens of masculinity is fraught with shame.
When shame is present, fear is not far behind, presenting us with limited choices; usually either apathy or aggression.
Let's grow the masculine in cooperation with our own growing and expanding feminine.
Let's respond rather than retract/react.
Let's expand in response to the current patriarchal lens of what it means to be a man.
It is possible to sit as men both in our vulnerability and power. It is possible to sit as men, not identifying with our shame but holding it with loving attention.
When we come together as men, consciously and with reverence for the deeper, darker places of our selves, we expand what it means to be a man and to be masculine, and what it means to be ourselves.