~by Fred Kluth
Lately I have been stretching outside my comfort zone. When doing men’s work we often challenge each other with a stretch goal. What can you do to push yourself past your comfort zone in order to achieve something in your life or even even sometimes more difficult, make a deeper connection with your partner?
Recently I posted about mentoring for Fountain of Life. To come out as a practitioner of this Feminine work is a challenge for anyone, but even more so for a man (I believe). It took a lot for me to post it to Facebook. I was challenged with a lot of questions of self worth and permission, but I knew the Great Mother needed me to make the statement. When I posted it, I was terrified but I did it. Great! I thought, done.
Then my beloved woke me up at 3am and suggested I reach out to the men I worked with in a men’s group a few years ago and ask if they would share it. I then laid in my bed eyes wide open. Can I ask my brothers for support in this? Can I stretch again outside my comfort zone?
In the morning I messaged my friend Dan who runs a national men’s group called Evryman. I asked him if he would share my post. He said, Wow! Sure he would! He also said he admired me for asking. He understood and shared that this was difficult for him to do, too. We wouldn't have shared this connection had I not stretched beyond my comfort zone.
Then I stretched again! I asked if he would have me as a guest on his podcast!
He said, yes!
We recorded it last night. Again I was faced with questions of identity and self worth. Can I embody this work I have been called to do? Can I communicate how important it is to open to Love in the world? How there is a path to peace and happiness? Can I, who during the day work in advertising in midtown Manhattan, embody what this work means to me and step into my role as a healer and a guide?
We opened the podcast and he asked me for a summary of who I am and I said, “I’m Fred Kluth and I am a Womb Shaman”. I wasn’t sure what the reaction I was going to get and Dan says, that’s bad-ass.
Today, my hara is tingling with energy and I know I’m on the right path. What can you do today to stretch yourself and lean into your life goals?
Stay tuned! The podcast should be up in a few weeks
SHAKTI is the primordial cosmic energy of creation, the living liquid energy that moves through the entire universe and animates all life and matter. May we all allow our feminine energy to flourish with its vulnerable strength to ignite the birthing fire within each of us!
Dhyana and Fred Kluth share experiences, insights, inspiration and resources as they continue their dance with the awakening elemental dragons and navigate the sometimes clear and sometimes murky waters of their lives, in symbiotic relationship with each other and all life on this planet.