The Way of the Superior Man Practice Group
Deepening the Spiritual Masculine
"If you are unable to embrace her anger in the ferocity of your loving, transforming her anger into passion, she will continue to test your capacity to do so. Any of her energies that you are unable to transform into love through the force, clarity and humor of your consciousness will return for you to face again and again.
~ David Deida, "The Way of the Superior Man"
A man’s ability to weather life’s storms (not to mention the occasional feminine huricane) is largely a function of the strength of his nervous system and his ability to rest in deep consciousness. In this state of needing nothing and feeling everything a man’s full capacity can be expressed and he can hold space for all life has to offer.
The last two meetings have focused on deepening breath and moving energy to strengthen our nervous systems. This next group will dive more deeply into meditative and energetic practices intended to alchemize anger and challenge into passion, playfulness, humor and love. This fearlessness takes practice as we are trained for years to run from pain, aggression or attack coming towards....even if it comes from those we love most. We are trained to tell our women to take care of their own emotional upsets....We can't wait for her to calm down so we can get back to our work or the game or whatever feels more important. But if we as men, devote our time to mastering this capacity to hold and remain loving in the face of another's closure or attack, it is a remarkable gift.
The Way of the Superior Man, Chapter 38, "She Needs Your Consciousness to Meet Her Energy"
Naked Buddhism, Chapter 12, "Open While Failing"
A couple of questions to consider before next meeting:
1. What daily practices do you use to ground yourself in consciousness and depth (i.e. Meditation, Yoga, etc..)
2. What kind of feminine energy knocks you off center. Anger, jealousy, sadness? How do you normally respond?
This is not a discussion group. Be prepared to sweat and challenge yourself. Bring loose clothing and a notebook.