An invitation to the men of the world - please share widely!
2017 Father of Change working:
YOU ARE THE CENTER
The Fathers of Change, a sacred gathering of men in the San Francisco Bay Area, invite the men of the world to join us in a collective ritual and spell-working to harmonize and attune our divine energetic consciousness in order to awaken the power of change for a healthy and sustainable future; a future of prosperous equality for all. By performing this ritual at our own altars, we grid the Earth with the energy of the shared vision of intentional change.
Brothers (all who identify themselves as men or with the Divine masculine): we invite you to complete the Ritual practice every Dark Moon, completing the working on December 28, 2016. Together we are “planting the seeds” of empowered intention and creation as we work as one to bring about our shared vision.
Sisters and those who do not identify with the masculine: please hold us in your thoughts as we endeavor this working. Be our supporting and equal partners in our work. Each Dark Moon, take a moment to hold the project in your thoughts and envision its success. Send us energy. Send us Reiki. Sing or drum for us. Join your own ideals with our ideals to help us shape and raise the future we are creating. We encourage you to join our sisters at The Mothers of the New Time on their working on the Full Moons to add to the growing power of our work together.
Want to participate? What should you do? If you would join us in this effort, please:
- let us know by joining us on our Facebook page
- share this working and its intent with other men you know
- do the following ritual at your own altar each Dark Moon between now and December 17, 2017.
We begin January 27, 2017, but join us whenever you wish.
The Ritual Working
This year we are working with the element of Spirit, the place of Center. Spirit resides within each of us, as it does within each and every living thing. It is the Sacred Self. It is the place where we connect to everything and everyone around us. This is the place that our determination to Make Change Happen comes from.
Our working this year does not require any special tools or supplies. If you have a drum, or other percussion instrument, feel free to use it, but this is not required if you do not. You may also wish to have a copy of our shared ideals nearby.
Read and contemplate the ideals we envision for our world, both immediate and in the future, adding your own thoughts and ideas. As you contemplate this vision of the coming world, focus on the change that is surely and assuredly happening, waste no time with regrets of what it is not yet here. Focus instead on the joy and pride that you are feeling as you help to completely manifest these things coming to be.
Begin by standing or sitting in front of your altar or other personal place of power. Gradually allow yourself to come to a calm, peaceful place in your heart and mind, allow your body to sway and move until you find stillness and balance.
Take a deep breath, hold it for just a moment and then release it slowly. Do this two more times as you allow your mind and body to slow and still. Bring your hands up to your chest and feel your heart. It might be difficult to feel at first, but it will come in time. Listen for your heartbeat. We can always hear our own heart, but we are so used to it that we do not hear it consciously. Feel. Listen.
As you focus in on the sound and feel of your heartbeat, allow yourself to sink deeply into your core, your center. This is the place where all of our intent, will, and drive originate - the place where all change is possible. Allow yourself to feel your own power build within yourself. Begin to stretch this power, driven by your heart, outwards. Start to listen and feel the heartbeat of life around you. Listen and feel for the heartbeat of others who are also doing this work.
If you have a drum or other percussion instrument, play a heartbeat rhythm. If you don’t have a drum, simply tap the rhythm on your chest. Allow this feeling and sound to help you reach out to the world.
Through our heartbeats we are connected. Although separated by time and space, each and every one of us connected to the whole. Together we are One - we are Spirit - we are the undeniable Truth in the Change we create here and now. We are all a part of the greater whole. Listen. Feel. Connect. You are a part of all that is. You are the Center, and by joining together we form a greater Center of Spirit - a powerful Center of Change.
Slowly and intentionally fill yourself with the thoughts of the changes that will help this world to be better in all ways. Imagine all many ways that you can help to nurture and create that change within yourself, and also in your daily life in the world around you. See the path stretching out before you.
Build you own personal power by singing, drumming or raising energy in your own unique way. Continue for as long as you wish to do so, letting your heart beat faster, or slow and steady, as is right for you. Know deeply that each beat will be felt and heard in all the places that need them. Open yourself to listen and feel the hearts of the other men across the world as they stand at their altars for this sacred purpose.
When you are ready sing or recite the Fathers of Change prayer below:
I stand at the edge of Creation
As did my Fathers before me
I am a Sacred Champion
My love is courageous, boundless, and free
I open my heart to the rising Sun
and embrace the future unfolding
There is nothing to fear
I am a Father of Change
As you say these words, feel the expanding heartbeat of the world, of all of its peoples. This beat is the sound of life - it has no gender, no race, no bias. Spirit rises and fills each heart with the want and need for making this world better, for working in cooperation, for helping each other rise. The light of Spirit, Truth, and Change shatter the outmoded and obsolete ways of patriarchal thinking and behavior. Change is needed, and Change is NOW. What we do IS changing the world.
Once you feel complete in your working, take a few more deep breaths and recite the Fathers of Change prayer again to close your session.
Together we create and manifest a world filled with truth, conscience, responsible action, self empowerment and personal sovereignty.
As this year goes by and you find the need to do something important, to hold for the greater good, to take a stand, or to feel empowered in your truth, remember the power of Spirit that is within you. By holding to your truest Center and the ideals we all hold so important, every statement you make, every idea you offer, each opinion you change will be for the better. It is subtle, yet powerful. Change a thought and change the world.
We continue to welcome women and female-identified persons to lend us energetic support in this ongoing project, and we thank you for your alliance. We invite you to embody and exemplify the values linked above, as we also are doing.
If you identify as female and are interested a spell working paralleling these values and aiding in making them a reality please consider joining our sisters working with the Mothers of the New Time