So, a few months back I posted on Facebook and Instagram that I was looking for more men to invite on the show and one of the first recommendations I got was for today's guest, Amir Khalighi, founder of Embodied Masculine.
In my initial call with Amir, I really appreciated his devotion to the Divine Mother and the way he spoke with reverence and respect for both the earth and women, as well as the connection between the two and all of us.
Before we dive in I want to make a note that this conversation did lean in the heteronormative direction since most of Amir's work and experiences as well as my own are in that realm. We also bumped into some crunchiness around gendered terms and certain teachings, which I never mind because like I say in the show intro, not every guest's views reflect my own, nor should they all the time.
His big truth was around how disconnected we are from, nature, Source ourselves and our higher selves.
A few things Amir shared - the masculine body has a longer distance to travel to get to the pleasure side of themselves, what happens when a man is not allowed to express what is in him to be expressed, and why he's not into pacifism as an approach to oppression.
He also walked me through some archetypal stuff from a few bodies of work he incorporates deeply into his practices with men. My hope is this is an episode people of any gender can listen to and share with the men in their lives to gain some perspective and maybe even some understanding and connection to bridge some gaps and create some growth and healing among us.
Let me know how it lands for you!
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