Although there is so much beauty in the world it is also apparent that there is a great deal of suffering and in many ways we live in a crazy world. It is Goethe who said:
‘None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.’
These words are painfully true; an uncomfortable truth that most would prefer not to see. And so while the unconscious masses continue their somnambulistic existence, perpetuated by the mass media and all our major institutions of power, millions of people, the planet and sentient beings suffer needlessly.
This is the result of patriarchy; generations of leadership by boys in men’s bodies; men who are lost to the full spectrum of what is to be a whole, balanced man in union with the masculine and feminine polarities within himself. Men who have forgotten the sacredness of life and that every living thing and every molecule of the universe is connected; who have forgotten that we are all one and as we do to another we do unto ourselves. These men who have lost touch with their hearts and so have lost their compassion, empathy, kindness. Many of these men have abused their power over others instead of embodying their authentic sovereignty and using their power for protection and justice and service.
But all is not lost for there is an awakening of men that is now taking place across the world. The darkest hour is always the one before the dawn and it is important to remember that there is more going on than we can perceive with our human senses and perhaps that which we can conceive with the limitations of our egoic minds. We are living stories. We are the knights and princesses in the fairy-tales and myths and great legends of old. We are living the stories and the stories are living us. The modern fairy tales like The Matrix and Avatar remind us of the awakening of the sacred masculine through the kiss of the divine feminine. Why have these movies been so successful? Because deep inside we recognise the truth woven within the stories.
The fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty has been distorted by patriarchy. It is She that awakens him with her love and not the other way around.
‘Wake up, my love,’ she says ‘It is time for us to return to our thrones together. Either we both take our rightful places together or not at all. I need you as much as you need me. Wake up my love.’
And she kisses him.
And it so is happening, men are returning home to be wed at the altar of inner union. With this marriage comes a reclaiming of the powers and abilities that have for too long lain dormant. The lover, the warrior, the king and also the magician energy awakens within the sacred masculine and he sees, feels and knows that which for too long was dormant. This energy dances within me ever more strongly as I keep putting one foot in front of the other, for this is the way that we forge this path that was lost and obscured for generations.
This energy is very much alive within me, I hear the call of Her and other men are feeling it too. I witness this amongst my brothers who are also deepening their commitment to doing their own inner shadow work so that we may all return home to love and truth and create a more beautiful world for our children, all children and those yet to come.
It is a time of hope but hope alone will not suffice. We must be active in our hope and do whatever is needed so that we can truly become the change that we so desire from our loving hearts to see in the world. This action by men must be guided by the soft strength of their internal feminine. Our doing must be informed by what we feel in our hearts. The divine feminine encourages us to step up, to ride out and regain that which was taken from us but to do so from a just and clear and noble place from within us. If we get lost at times we can return to the intelligence of our hearts and allow this to be our internal compass in balance with the intelligence of our minds.
The divine feminine is alive within us and she will not let us fall back to sleep. And it is not just men who have their work cut out right now! In my work with women I see a pattern of how they are healing the divine masculine within. They are courageously doing their shadow work and healing the wounds of patriarchy and the men who abandoned them or mistreated them and taught them that men were not be trusted. Bit by bit we are learning to trust each other again. This work is not for the faint of heart, it takes deep commitment, courage and self awareness to keep owning and transforming our wounds rather than living from the past and outwardly projecting our anger or sense of betrayal on those who now walk the path with us.
We are the way-showers and with the ever growing light of our rekindled hope and bright spirits we illuminate the path for those who come behind us. For they are coming.
One of the greatest unquestionable truths is that everything that is alive changes. The living story of humanity is very much alive and at a critical point and we are writing the story with every thought, word and action. Remember what an honour and privilege it is to be a part of this great page turning part of our story. The time of his-story is passed and we step into the sacredness of our-story; Man and woman, king and queen together. This is the point when you can’t put down the novel you are reading because it’s exciting and you want to know what happens next!
If you want to know what happens next then play your part because this will determine how the story of a New Earth unfolds. And remember that darkness is just the absence of light. The truth can only remain hidden by the false for so long. And what happens in all of our great stories and movies? Darkness seems to be gathering power throughout the story until something unexpected happens and to our surprise the light returns, often just when we thought that all was lost. These are the times that we are living.
The darkest hour is indeed often the one before the dawn but if you get still and centred and look towards the horizon with the eyes of your heart, you will see a soft orange glow that is slowly spreading. This is the impending dawn of a New Age and our New earth.
I look forward to sharing some stories on the road with you as we walk each other home…
(Painting ‘God Speed’ by Edmund Blair Leighton)