“[Soul is] the vital, mysterious, and wild core of our individual selves, an essence unique to each person, qualities found in layers of the self much deeper than our personalities. … Soul is what is most wild and natural within us.” – Bill Plotkin
Why Men’s Work? There are few things more important in today’s world than supporting men as they grow into greater wholeness. As both men and women have noted, the masculine has been out of balance in our world for centuries: waging wars, abusing and taking advantage of the feminine, living from force, living for greater power and for greater wealth rather than for greater love and unity. Men also face a crisis in our modern, postindustrial society: for the first time in history, women make up a majority of the workforce in the United States, and this number is only expected to grow. A recent article from The Atlantic suggests that this change may mean “The End of Men” … at least as we have traditionally known them.
Men are seeking new answers. Traditional roles of provider and breadwinner no longer fit. Who are we behind the veils? Who are we beneath customary roles and models? Each generation asks these questions, and seeks to find a more fulfilling, authentic role to play in this rapidly evolving world.
As my way of supporting this great transition and discovery occurring among men across the globe, I work locally to provide space for men to gather in a deep and authentic way ~ a way which emphasizes the heart, the wholeness, and the wisdom of each man, young and old alike. I find that practices like the creation of sacred space, sharing from the heart, and deep listening remind us of our connection to the Divine in all things, help us to become more present, and aid our souls in finding greater expression in our lives.
Are you a man looking for a sacred community of like-minded brothers? A new men’s fire circle will soon be forming in Ashland, Oregon. Please get in touch if you would like to find out more about these special monthly gatherings. All ages are welcome and encouraged.
Or call: 541.977.1717