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Power dynamics

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As I explore the local First Nations community, I'm seeing the effect of power politics and how fearful of them I am. As a white male I tend to be viewed at the top of both the racial totem pole and the gender hierarchy. What is often ignored is that white males were once small babies and very much at the bottom of the power hierarchy. Our need for healing is often unconscious and when exposed, often unwelcome and unsupported.

A crack in the ice.

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Four years ago, I started a group with a friend which we eventually called "Men for Love". Originally, our mission was to bring some peace to the "Battle of the Sexes". As we were working on our method we settled on "Our Task is not to seek for Love, but to seek and find all the barriers we have built against it within ourselves". We then decided to close it to women and focus on ourselves. This last year, we have been meeting very rarely as my health took a major dive.

My rant

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As I was watching Diana Richardson's video today (see:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkwMB529Frw) she used a word that triggered me quite powerfully. So I thought I'd write about it and get it out of my system. Perhaps some of you will find my thoughts interesting.

As a quick preface, I'd like to say that I doubt very strongly that Diana used the word with the intentions that I am describing. I see her as someone who shares very strongly my interest in men's healing and most particularly healing our sexuality.

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