The Journey of Illumination – Practice in Focus
“Do not absent yourself from the gatherings of the brethren” – Hebrews 10:25
In June I drove to Sandstone, MN to be part of the initiation ceremony of the Men’s Rites of Passage. There were more than thirty of us “initiated men” who came together in support of those being newly initiated. Six years previously I was making my rites in this very setting. Then and now I had the feeling of being part of something much bigger than me, a sense of belonging to the universal spirit of man that is lived through each of us. Earlier in the day the returning initiates gathered for re-connecting. We drummed and we voiced our fears, joys, sorrows, anger and shame to one another. We didn’t talk back, we didn’t judge. We simply listened.
Are you on the Journey of Illumination? If so, please send us your experience with one of the five steps. Men sharing their success or struggles along these five steps will encourage and strengthen each of us. Send a short 100 word (more or less) paragraph to Jamey to include in a future newsletter. Your willingness to share and encourage can bless others.