ABANDONMENT — During my dark night of the soul, in November 2012, my mother passed. Not a single man in one of my men’s group called. Some men did not even email, even though they knew of my loss.

In the over 30 years I have participated in men’s groups, I have never seen nor witnessed such an abandonment where there has always been an abundance of support. The group de-evolved from there. The one place that I had relied on for support left when I needed more support than ever.

I only understood later all but my three allies in the men’s group had projected onto me their own fear of powerlessness. They each had a very challenging situation or way of being that had not changed for a long time, most for years.

A few days after my last meeting with them, a profound realization smacked me – all my life I had broken life rules. This is one of my superpowers. As I owned the fact that I break life rules, many seemingly disparate big life choices made sense and I finally uncovered the articulation of my purpose.

In that moment of realization, owning and uncovering, I stopped abandoning myself!

Now, something FANTASTICAL this way comes … in 8 days …