An invitation to the men of the world - please share widely!
2015 Father of Change working:
All Earth Is Connected
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 11, 2015. 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 11, 2015.
We begin January 20, 2015, 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 need the following:
- An open bowl of natural material (pottery, ceramic or glass - no plastics please)
- A few handfuls of earth (dirt from your garden or yard, or someplace nearby)
When you join the work for this year, fill your bowl with the earth that you have gathered and place it on your altar or working space. You may wish to have a copy of our ideals that you place underneath the bowl, or nearby.
Take a few moments to 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. Breathe deeply into your core, that deep internal place that is the source of your intent and where all change is possible. Know deeply and truly that All Earth Is Connected - each and every piece connected to the whole. Earth is the element of balance, support, knowledge, and strength. It protects and nurtures us, helps feed us, and gives us foundation on which to build and create. We are made of earth, and thus are a parts of a greater whole.
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, bring your receptive hand to your heart and start to feel it beating within your chest. Feel the energy of your heartbeat move through your body, into your projective hand and then place that hand on the dirt in front of you. If you wish, dig your fingers into that earth. Allow small drops of your own energy and intent to drop from your fingers, moving deep within the dirt, depositing tiny seeds of powered intent for the change we wish to bring our world. Know that with the right nurturing and care, these seeds will sprout and spread to cover the land with power and change.
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
Say this once, or as many times as it feels right for you to do so. Add to its power by singing it, drumming or raising energy in your own unique way. Allow your energy to infuse this small amount of earth while deeply knowing that All Earth Is Connected. Through that connection, the energetic seeds we plant spread out to all the lands of the world. As they grow, they break through the cracks and fractures of obsolete and antiquated ways of patriarchal thinking and behavior. Those outmoded ways now breaking down to become fertilizer for a new way, a better way, to grow strong and true.
Keep your bowl of dirt upon your altar or other sacred, safe space for the remainder of the year. Return to it to renew and replenish its power through the year as we repeat this working on each Dark Moon. On December 11, 2015, take your bowl and scatter the earth within back out into the world. Return it to your garden, pour it out in a public park, perhaps sprinkle a little bit a at a time on the sidewalks of the city in which you live. As you do so, recite the Fathers of Change prayer.
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 the earth that is within you. The energies of earth are in our flesh and bone, it is our strength and our foundation. It is the path we walk, and the roads we make 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