A MEN’S AND WOMEN’S GATHERING
In the times of our ancestors, even as recently as our parents and grandparents, there were cultural forms and roles through which our gender identities could blossom and mature in relationship to the society. In the blending of cultures through world travel and communication and the isolation of urban life, cultural forms are disintegrating rapidly.
What is left to us is to find our way consciously, rather than simply following the forms and roles of our society. It is our job to move from the essence of who we are as women and men, so that we can grow into creative and powerful beings as lovers and partners, parents and friends and as mentors and elders of our people. When we come together to share experience and celebrate each other, we can find our way as a people and as a culture.
The Joining is a celebration of Man and Woman, to explore together the interplay of the Masculine and the Feminine, whether in our relationships or in our own inner dynamics. It is an opportunity to enrich our understanding of ourselves and our loved ones, and to awaken to all kinds of new possibilities, some of which we haven't yet dreamed of. This gathering is an honouring of the Sacred in us all.
‘The Joining’ is the opportunity to open and allow the gifts and strengths of both genders to truly grace our lives and our awareness. It is the chance to release a world and history of fear and dissention and come to an accord, an appreciation, an enjoyment and celebration of our uniqueness and unity.
What can we create together when we meet like this?
I had become aware that the way I related to men was on a one-dimensional , young level. I didn’t know what to do about that, I didn’t know how to change it. I saw a small advert for The Joining in a magazine and it drew me in. It spoke of finding the balance of the Masculine and Feminine.
So I rang and booked and found a whole group of people who could help me grow up that part of me so I could learn to relate with men and women in a more mature space that was life-changing.
It has been ongoing. My good friends could see the change in me quite quickly. Since then I’ve opened myself up and allowed more of myself to show. I’ve stepped into my adult shoes.
Now I’ve become an active member of the Very Good Company and served on the Being Woman committee and am dedicated to sharing in the creation on a caring, conscious community.
I have grown up!