My dearest brothers,
I love you and I thank you.
This has been a difficult time in the ongoing journey of our human societal evolution and hurtful things have been said and done to both women and men. The terrible danger that arises when we cast the finger of blame is that those who are innocent suffer along with the guilty. Yes, some of your brothers are guilty – guilty of doing harm to women specifically, and guilty of doing harm to other populations who are vulnerable because of a culture that has been raised on the foundation of fear, power and control.
But I know (we know) that NOT ALL MEN ARE GUILTY. In fact, the vast majority of men (at least among the men that I know well enough to make an assessment) would never think to do harm against women, children, or any other sector of our population who is not reaping the benefits of the power structure based in fear, power and control. Not only would you never think to cause harm to another – either intentionally or unintentionally, as it turns out you too are suffering from the current regime where the good and kind men are at risk of losing their man card for standing up on behalf of those who are suffering. But even the treat of having your man card taken away has not dissuaded you from standing up against violence against women, children and other at-risk populations. For this I thank you!
I also want you to know I love you! I love you for having the courage to step away from the herd by speaking truth to power. I love you for defending the rights of those who are under your care and for those you do not know and may never meet. I love you for using your Divinely masculine gifts of provision and protection to care for those you love and to support the needs of those who have not. I love you for the example you set for the future generation of men – a model that supports equality among all genders, orientations, religion, race, nationality, etc. etc. etc. and a model that says “our world has value and in order to survive we must take care of our Blessed Mother Earth.” I love you for the ways in which you empower your daughters to be the best they can possibly be in the world and supporting their dreams whatever those dreams might be. I love you for treating your intimate partners with tenderness and for supporting them in the fulfillment of their dreams as they share in the fulfillment of yours. I love you for having the courage to bare your soul – to risk being called “weak” because you might be afraid, worried, hurting or sad. In this you are not weak, you are incredibly strong and I love you for your strength.
Thank you for being the warriors that you are – warriors that we desperately need at this time of volatile change. Thank you for coming forward as a voice against injustice and as a force for positive, non-violent change. Thank you for being the great men you are – for having the courage to hold your guilty brothers accountable while standing proudly in your innocence!
I love you and I thank you for all you are doing to support healing and transformation in our world simply by your presence and for all little ways that you are making our world a better (not more violent) place.
All my love,