An invitation to the men of the world - please share widely!
2016 Father of Change working:
OUR BREATH IS THE CHANGE
The GreenMen Tribe, 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 28, 2016.
We begin January 9, 2016, but join us whenever you wish.
The Ritual Working
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 that it is not here yet. Focus instead on the joy and pride that you are feeling as you help to completely manifest these things coming to be.
For our working this coming year you will not require any special tools or supplies. If you would like to light some incense to help connect with the energy of Air, please feel free to do so. You may also wish to have a copy of our shared ideals nearby.
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 - a truly deep breath that fills your lungs as completely as you are able. Most people today only engage in shallow breathing, but by breathing deeply we open ourselves more truly to the power of Air. Try the exercise of “4-fold Breath” to open and awaken your senses and prepare. To do this simple inhale for a count or four, hold your breath for a count of four, release all breath for a count of four, and hold out for a count of four. Do this once, or as many times as you feel comfortable before returning to a rhythm of breathing that is natural and correct for you.
As you breathe allow that breath to go deep into your core, that internal place that is the source of your intent and where all change is possible. Know deeply and truly that Our Breath is the Change - with each and every one of us connected to the whole. Air is the element of inspiration, imagination, and idea. It conveys our ideas and thoughts through sound out into the world around us. It connects us to the living world as we breathe in the exhalation of trees and plants, and they take in ours. We are all a part of the greater whole. We are connected through breath and air.
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.
When you are ready 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
Gather in as much breath as you are able and tone outward an Om, a cry, a yell, or other sound that feels correct in this moment. Add to this power by singing, drumming or raising energy in your own unique way. Continue for as long as you wish to do so, letting these sounds carry with them all of the intent for the world we are creating that you have gathered within you. Know that these vibrations will be felt and heard in all the places that need them. Open yourself to listen for the sounds that other men across the world are making at their altars for this sacred purpose.
These vibrations amplify and build one upon another. They shake loose and shatter the outmoded and obsolete ways of patriarchal thinking and behavior. Our sounds convey our truth, that change is needed, and change is now. Together we are gathered in breath and in intention, and 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 to close your session.
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 Air that is within you. Air is in every statement you make, every idea you offer, each opinion you change for the better. It is subtle, yet powerful. Change a thought and change the world. Together we breathe towards a world filled with truth, conscience, responsible action, self empowerment and personal sovereignty.
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