"MAYBE YOURE A KING!"

ON THE COMMON GROUND'S
FIFTH ANNUAL "VILLAGE OF BROTHERS" SPRING RETREAT

 

WHO: Led by PAUL DUNION and JOHN GUARNASCHELLI.
WHEN: Fri. Afternoon, Sat., Sun., MAY 19,20,21, 2000.
WHERE: CAMP HI ROCK, Mt. Washington, MA


William Stafford ends one of his poems with a startling conclusion, "Maybe I'm a King." It's hard to imagine words more alien to my attitudes toward myself.

My upbringing, my job, most of my relationships all lead away from a sense of Kingship: "Who do you think you are anyway?"

My own sovereignty is mentioned almost nowhere in daily life. Yet it is really at stake within everything I say and do. Love issues, work problems, money questions, the ability to laugh and play -- my basic ability to enjoy my life, all rest on a foundation of how I feel about my own sovereignty.

When my Sovereign is wounded, I tend to substitute my needy Lover, my raging Warrior, or my scheming Magician in the effort to lead a successful life. Somehow it never seems to work.

On May 19, 20, and 21, our Village of Brothers will again gather at the lodge at Camp Hi Rock. This time the sacred space we create will celebrate the healing and coronation of Kings.

We offer silence, discussion, play, exercises, and the Sweat Lodge -- but above all the company of like minded men -- as opportunities to know, heal, and crown ourselves.

Only a healed and happy King may walk into the world ready to bless his women and children, his lovers and friends, the animals, and the earth itself with the gifts of his own heart and soul.

We do this best when all the gifts of all the Sovereigns are brought together. So, please remember how essential adding your special joys, difficulties, questions, and talents to our circle of Kings is both for our coronation and yours.

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