As I look around my Life, I see men whose souls stream gorgeously with Light. Men who are patient, paused and passionate, who've learned to dance with anger and to breathe it into bold, brave being rather than giving it their power and killing for it.
One of the most strikingly supportive, wise and generous people in my Life is my leadership and relationship coach, Charles Zook. His support over the years has catapulted my Life into far greater brilliance than it would have known without him. This is a short note to I wrote to Charles this morning and sent over email to several other very dear men in my Life.
Despite appearances, not all men are part of the perverse patriarchy, busy raping and killing fellow humans and our beloved Mother Earth. I wish for every woman on Earth to be as held, seen, met and valued by men as I do.
If you're a woman who feels loved this way, thank those guys! This short note below is one way I have recently extended thanks to this kind of man in my Life.
Let's feed their giving, and help them feel less hopeless, with our thanks. And if you're not experiencing this dynamic with men in your Life yet, go find 'em. They're "out there" as a mirror for your self worth. Open the eyes of Love within you and they will appear.
My dearest pre-dawn Charles (and Trevor, Gerald, Brent, Conner, Bryce, Sean and Steven)~
I sit here with pen and paper to honor you. Your choices and ways of supporting me... listening to me, speaking kind words, acknowledging how much work it is to be a devoted mother in a society that doesn't honor that.
I am struck intensely by the beauty of men like you.
When you are drawn to, please watch this 9-minute film from Charles Eisenstein, the man I spoke of on our call yesterday. He co-created it with another "matriarchy midwife", Aubrey Marcus. These men are in the company of my precious childhood playmate, Jesus, and Zach Bush MD... men whose beauty is so riveting it helps birth my cart-wheels.
As you well know, when women lead -- when a critical mass of Womb envelops human consciousness in its embrace -- the particles of our planet and human experience will lean much more fully into Light. Wellness, trust, freedom, a sense of being seen, valued, held... for all of Life.
Our planet is becoming swollen with men who support Woman's reemergence. I feel so held. Your holding is... there go my words.
To all of you near-unbelievably treasured men: the Light within me bows to you. With the thoughts you listen to, the words you choose, the actions you prioritize, you are "in the service" -- helping to bring sanity to our species in a time of its despair.
Jessica Rios, Founder of Leaning into Light, is a lifelong letter writer, Love-based leader and eternal fan of Mr. Rogers. This deeply personal blog and our free recorded conversations are devoted to one of her greatest passions: illuminating the beauty of the human spirit.