This is a guest blog by the amazing Elisa Lee, who assisted on the 2017 Secret Canyon Vision Fast. She wrote this prayer while doing her own 48 hour solo fast while the questers were out for three days. I was floored by the beauty and power of this prayer and am so honored to share it here. Read it slowly to let it sink into you. And please pass it along to all the men in your life!
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For all you precious men — past, present & future . . .
May you know your inherent worth, independent of what you do, accomplish, or accumulate.
May you feel the beauty, depth & power of your emotions and reap the rewards of a life well-felt.
May you be generous.
May you rage safely at the injustices of the world and do your unique part in creating dignity for all.
May you find meaningful brotherhood and celebrate a new way of loving.
May you be engaged, thoughtful, gentle, strong, and silly fathers, uncles, and role models to our young.
May you find freedom to be who you truly are.
May you stay safe and loyal to yourself.
And may you stand proud, unshackled and vibrant . . . LIFE streaming through your heart, forever comforted by the heartbeat of the Earth.
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About Elisa Lee
Elisa Lee has been promoting people’s personal development in collaboration with nature for the past 15 years. She is a specialist teacher in ecological education, self-care facilitator, and gender empowerment guide. Elisa draws on teachings from Joanna Macy, Animas Valley Institute, The School of Lost Borders, The Haven, Nonviolent Communication, and her personal sacred experiences in the wild. She holds a Masters degree in Environmental Education with a focus on women’s rites of passage. Her newest offering is Fire & Flower, a coming-of-age mentorship & ceremonial program for girls (https://fireandflower.wordpress.com).