Today marks a shift in the Tribal Truth dialogue. Today starts a conversation between women and men in creating tribe.
For the past 3 years, I have written to my sisters.
And over the course of this period, men have asked to be included. I was ambivalent. I said, “well, we won’t invite you but we won’t turn you away if you show up at the door.”
I felt like the protector creating safe space for women to be vulnerable with one another.
To be honest, I’m tired of being that structure. At Longdance in September, when the men held space for us women, I yearned for that type of support in Tribal Truth.
What if the men held the container and I could just simply show up and lead?
But something didn’t feel right about that either.
I had a little bit of victim/martyr energy around it that said, “I’m exhausted, come save me.”
It felt like old model. I’m tired of that conversation. I want real partnership.
As I prepare for Sunday’s Honoring The Masculine event, I have had numerous conversations about my relationship with the masculine.
I began to look honestly at some of my blocks and fears and how I’ve inherited a belief system that’s disempowering.
Here are a few disempowering conversations that I am giving voice to: