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Healing the Patriarchy: The Gifts of the Divine Masculine

July 7, 2017 - July 9, 2017

Healing the Patriarchy: The Gifts of the Divine Masculine

Over the past millennia, the patriarchy has shaped the world. For good or for bad, the planet has been influenced by a collective acceptance of our lowest aspect of the male archetype: survival of the fittest. This means that men have gathered in groups, tribes, and nations, seeking the control territory, battling for resources, and hoarding financial capital. Men with their physical brawn have led the world in this journey toward dominance and control.

In the current paradigm, any feelings of compassion, kindness, and altruistic care expressed by a man is seen as a sign of weakness that needs to be repressed, hidden, and snuffed out. Most men are encouraged to embody the competitive, territorial, and dominant male model, trying to rule and conquer the world.

Healing the Patriarchy: The Gifts of the Divine Masculine

Healing the Patriarchy: The Gifts of the Divine Masculine

Yet my personal experience with archetypical male role models has been terrifying and abusive. I grew up with a father, who was an undiagnosed schizophrenic. He was emotionally and physically abusive to me and my entire family. If I was supposed to learn anything from this experience, it was that I did not want to be like him. Additionally, I have never felt comfortable in the way societal pressures were enculturating me into my manhood. Every time I have attempted being an Alpha male by dominating and conquering, I ended feeling depleted, nauseated, and sick.

For many years, I have felt that as a man, I was broken. I was being asked to do something that I could not do. The paradigm of male control, dominance, and iron rule was the opposite of what I felt inside. I felt like a fraud. Moreover every time I attempted to be the Alpha man, I failed miserably. In my heart, I felt something else. It took me years to muster the courage to explore this softer side of my masculinity. I have been enriched, blessed, and healed because of it.

If you can relate to this, I invite you join me for a three-day retreat, conversation, and exploration about the full scope of the masculine energy. In the sacred space of the Gaiaville Retreat Center; gather with other men to help repair and heal the sins of our fathers. Leave fully grounded into the true nature of the Divine Masculine.

What is the true nature of the Divine Masculine archetype? In the Kabbalah, the root of the Divine Masculine energy is “Chesed,” meaning “love and mercy,” while the root of the Divine Feminine is “Geburah,” meaning “strength and fear.” Is this a mislabeling? Not at all. Chesed is an outpouring, overflow, and abundant blessing of the Divine force seeking to bring forth life, order, and goodness into the world; while Geburah is the resistance to this abundant flow and the ability to select which gift to receive. Physically, this is reflected by the overflow of masculine seminal flow that has enough sperm to fertilize millions, while a female has one ovum per month that is ready for fertilization.

Healing the Patriarchy: The Gifts of the Divine Masculine

Healing the Patriarchy: The Gifts of the Divine Masculine

The Divine Masculine is an overflow of creative impulses seeking vessels to manifest life into the world. It is the blessing and gift of life and creation. As with all gifts, it should be freely given and freely accepted. The corruption of this archetype happens when the giver thinks that the world would be a better place if everyone received his gift. This entitlement is a major concern for all men who are seeking to correct the failing of the patriarchy. When compounded by several billion men all sharing this entitlement mentality, you have men competing for dominance and control. No wonder we exist in a dog-eat-dog world.

Many men are sensing the desire to heal themselves from the wound created by their toxic relationship with their fathers. Some are actively taking action to correct mistakes committed by the patriarchy. They realize that they want to have a better and more heart-centered connection to their sons, daughters, men, women, community, and the world. The healing of the masculine energy is rooted in men becoming emotionally intelligent, and this is a process, not an event. The new masculine is rising. A new breed of leader is being revealed. They will lead not by imposing their gift onto others, but by sharing their vulnerabilities and feelings with others and motivating them to echo healing behavior toward the planet. Hope for a better tomorrow remains. What happens to an alpha male whose heart is suddenly open?

Join us for a three-day exploration the true inner secrets of the Divine Masculine on July 7th, 8th, and 9th, 2017, at the Gaiaville Retreat Center in the Catskill Mountains of New York: 14439 State Highway 97, Long Eddy, New York. The retreat will be lead using ancient and deep meditation techniques, channeling, and emotional intelligence exercises, connecting you to the fundamental nature of the masculine. This will be a sacred space where men can be vulnerable with other men.

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Since we want to support true change and transformation in you, the retreat will begin before you step foot in the Gaiaville Retreat Center: First you need to RSVP. We will then schedule a 15-minute videoconference to discuss your journey as a man and your expectations for the future. Additionally, we will be sending you reading material to review prior to the retreat.

A month after the retreat, we will have a 30-minute video conference as a follow-up to hold you accountable to the action plans that result from the retreat.

Our meals will be catered by a private chef, who will provide eight meals, kitchen access for snacks, and plenty of places to relax and integrate our work together.


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July 7, 2017
July 9, 2017
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Pierre Dubois
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Gaiaville Retreat Center
14439 State Highway 97
Long Eddy, NY 12760 United States
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