Years ago I read the famous book New Manhood from Steve Biddulph and I opened up to a new way of looking at men, and the masculine as a collective energy. This was vital to my relationship with my father, my partner and also to my work : it became crystal clear that after initiating women to the feminine archetypes , the initiation to their inner masculine was the next step of a deeply transformative journey. I found we could reframe, recreate and rewrite our stories as women, men and relationships when both the feminine and masculine were conscious and peacefully integrated within ourselves.
I’ve became kind of obsessed looking for men that represented the new paradigm – if we are now glowing women, honouring all parts of ourselves, I was sure I would kind glowing men, honouring all parts of themselves too ! As I usually do, I put my quest out there into the Universe, and then I forget about it all.
Fast forward not sure how much linear or cyclical time….BANG ! The magic of Facebook. I came across Phil when he replied to a common friends’ post. Phil shared his website, I read it and quickly I was hooked and knew he was the man I have been asking for ! We connected , started to chat.
Fast forward again, Phil shares on fb a conference in London called “In this Body” organised by the dynamic Rona Steinberg and I thought – I want to be a speaker ! Phil put us in touch. I became a speaker and months later I was in London sharing with over 60 women my story about anorexia. Phil was in the audience and we finally connected LIVE !
After that, I asked him to share his wisdom with us, women committed to our Soul journey and consciously create the life and relationships we truly desire.
Phil said YES! to the invitation and he blew my heart. I am sure he will blew yours too. In this conversation,he courageously shares how being a guy who listens, feels and brings awareness brought some challenges to his own personal relationships with women : how to be in a sensitive realm as a man ?
Then, together we discussed the “cultural concepts” (stereotypes) of masculinity that are preventing men and women to create healthy and conscious relationships ~in their own terms and dynamics.
During the journey of the Glowing Woman, we awaken to the awareness that our personal relationship is an important mirror to our Soul and ultimately, it is there to help us evolve, both as individual and as the collective dynamic where the relationship in itself belongs.
What I loved, loved, loved the most on our courageous conversation is the piece of advice Phil gives to women who are breaking free from rigid concepts on femininity, to also break free from rigid concepts on masculinity and embrace the new manhood : in a sensitive realm, for a deeper connection and conscious relationship.
Make yourself comfortable, listen to Phil’s wisdom HERE:
MORE about Phil Askew :
Phil is a certified Co-active coach working conscious entrepreneurs and coaches to discover what truly fires them up. To create an expression of their most purposeful work in the world and to leave a positive legacy in their tracks. Phil has a powerful belief that we all have very definite unique gifts that when accessed and engaged in, lead us to feel a deep sense of fulfilling our ‘life-purpose’.
He is the co-author of Bring the Brave podcast site where Phil and Mike share their views on what does it mean to be a man in this world.