12.21.2010

Father to the Man

"The child is the father to the man."

A sentiment that rings clear for me.

My experience as a child drives and compels my present and, if I am unconscious, my future.

In the ManKind Project, I hold space to look at how my past brings my present into focus and out of focus. The men in my iGroup help me with this, but ultimately I could just sit in iGroup and do nothing; although my mere presence in iGroup would be something.

I am asking you to take a look at how your past creeps into your present. Is it time to take a hold of the present while honoring the past? Do it now; sign up for the New Warrior Training Adventure and come to an iGroup. Maybe, I will see you there.

I'm out.
Bravehearted Old-faithful Wolf

12.13.2010

A Significant Event

This post illustrates the difference between a boy-mind and man-mind.

The trouble is many men are not dwelling in a man-mind; they are still living the boy-mind.

The ManKind Project takes men who have not had this opportunity and brings them into man space using the New Warrior Training Adventure.

I feel hopeful that there are many of these boy-to-man type initiations. Maybe one day the ManKind Project will no longer need to initiate boy-men into men.

Wouldn't that be wonderful.

I'm out.
Bravehearted Old-faithful Wolf



From Pathways Foundation; a group in Australia initiating boys to men.

Difference between Boy and Man Psychology

Boy Psychology
  • I seek acknowledgment
  • I want it all for me
  • Power is for my benefit
  • I am the centre of the universe
  • I believe I am immortal
  • I take no responsibility for my actions
  • I want a mother

Healthy Man Psychology
  • I seek that which I believe in
  • I share with my community
  • Power is for the good of all
  • I am just part of the universe
  • I know I am mortal
  • I take full responsibility for my actions
  • I want relationship with a woman

The shift from boy to man psychology is not one that occurs naturally. The difference in the two are so fundamental that a significant event is required for this to happen. It is the role of the elders within the community to create such an event or there is a risk that boy psychology will persist into adulthood.

12.12.2010

2011

Is 2011 the year you step into yourself? The year you take the New Warrior Training Adventure and spend time becoming the man you wanted be; should be; need to be?

The New Warrior Training Adventure is about change and reflection. Can you reflect on your life with honesty and courage and make some solid changes to be that man you want to be?

Do it this year.

I'm out.
Bravehearted Old-faithful Wolf

12.07.2010

Showering the People I Love With Love

My Warrior brothers, Bear, Mark, and Silas Dyken, along with Somer Moon, create the band Clan Dyken. Give them a listen!



This song is for all the ones I love...feel my love shower on you all!
  • Deardra; my greatest, deepest love and best friend...I am forever yours!
  • Shannon, Emma, and Sarah; my sweet and kind girls.
  • Mom and Dad, Poppy and Diane, Uncle Dick, Dee and Jerry, Little Crow, Gee Gee, Marge; my elders.
  • Scott; my brother, so kind and misunderstood.
  • My MKP Four Stone Circle IGroup brothers; "Once you tell somebody the way that you feel, you can feel it beginning to ease"; Graydon, Matt, Stuart, Alex, Kevin, Art, Rick
  • My MKP Warrior brothers; in loving service...; Arthur B., Bryant B., Snake B., Phillip B., Francis B., Ron C., Paul D.,  Barry F., Harold G., Ken H., Boysen H., David J., Bill K., Jeremiah M., Marcelo M., Marshal M., Sparky M., Bill M., William N., Atler N.,  Joel P., Tom R., Jose R-M., Richard S., Rich T. 
  • All my ballet family; Hanneke and Gary and all the wonderful folks associated with them.
  • All my friends who supported and loved me through the last summer; I love you all; "One thing can lead to another; it doesn't take any sacrifice."
I'm out.
Bravehearted Old-faithful Wolf




Shower the People
James Talyor; 1976 off In the Pocket

You can play the game and you can act out the part
Though you know it wasn't written for you
But tell me, how can you stand there with your broken heart
Ashamed of playing the fool
One thing can lead to another; it doesn't take any sacrifice
Oh, father and mother,and sister and brother
if it feels nice, don't think twice (yes)

Shower the people you love with love
Show them the way that you feel
Things are gonna work out fine if you only will (do as i say, yeah)
Shower the people you love with love
Show them the way that you feel
Things are gonna be much better if you only will

You can run but you cannot hide
This is widely known
And what you plan to do with your foolish pride
When you're all by yourself alone
Once you tell somebody the way that you feel
You can feel it beginning to ease
I think it's true what they say about the squeaky wheel
Always getting the grease.

Better to shower the people you love with love
(Yes and) show them the way that you feel
(I know) Things are gonna be just fine if you only will (what i'd like to do to you)
Shower the people you love with love
Show them the way you feel
Things are gonna be much better if you only will

Shower the people you love with love
Show them the way that you feel

They say in every life
They say the rain must fall
Just like the pouring rain
Make it rain
Make it rain
Love, love, love is sunshine oh
Oh yes, Make it rain
Love, love, love is sunshine yeah
Oh, right, Everybody, everybody, everybody, everybody