Whenever women asked me if they can bring men to the Red Tent,
I answered with an emphatic No!
The Red Tent is a sacred space where women gather, share, and sit in sacred space AS WOMEN.
Why open it to men?
Don’t we need our space apart? Don’t we revel in the safety of circling with women? Aren’t we deeply fed by women’s witnessing us?
This isn’t the first time I have changed my mind,
after enthusiastically saying “Never!” for a long time…
One of the most dramatic cases was my deeply held conviction that I wouldn’t want to become a mother. That my calling is what I am here for, and that a woman can be complete without being a Mom.
I still believe this.
But at the age of 42 I changed my mind, and gave birth to a uniquely amazing human being, who has recently begun making her way in the world as a young adult.
I NEVER thought I’d change my mind about the Red Tent, though :-)
And then I had a shamanic dream.
I walk up with the deep realization that It is Time…
It’s time to open a window to our men, NOT instead of our sacred women spaces, but in Addition…
While we have been reclaiming our Menstrual Cycle as a source of empowerment, men are (still) left in the dark, mystified by our cyclicity.
Following the guidance I received by my dream,
I will be opening the First-Ever Red Tent space for Women & Men!
Yes, Red Tents are Women’s Sacred Spaces
and will Continue to be so!
Yet, it’s Time to Open A Window to Our Men,
on Special Occasions…
I believe that our Womb Wisdom, gleaned sitting in the Red Tent, holds Road Maps for a new Paradigm.
I believe that keeping our Womb Wisdom to ourselves served us well over a few decades of empowerment. Yet doesn’t serve the Whole anymore.
I believe that when women and men truly SEE each other, and fully accept each other — World Peace is possible!
Once again I learned to “Never say Never”!
It is a humbling, expanding, and exciting road I am embarking on, and invite you to travel with me.
In order to maintain safety in the circle, it is important that Women & Men are represented in Equal Numbers. This will be ensured by inviting folks to register as PAIRS: siblings/ couples/ family/ friends/ or colleagues. Each man entering the circle will be personally invited by a woman.
These will be Circles of Equals, in which we will open a window to men, sharing what it means to be cyclical. Witnessing and being witnessed we will honor differences, find commonalities, and deepen collective healing.
I will likely travel with this work, yet I am called to offer it first in my local community of Northern California.
This is a ground breaking, first-of-its-kind workshop,
and I invite you to be at it’s birth!
I’m honored and joyful to be answering the call to offer this work as a step in our collective ushering of a new paradigm.
Join me to change the world!