The first thing I noticed was all the incredibly interesting people in the audience. I wanted to sit down and get to know who these fascinating people were. 99% of the audience were women and I was proud to have arrived with a dear male friend, who is more vocal for equal rights than most women.
Besides Eve’s sense of humour and incredible honesty, she was more alive, and more surrendered than I have ever seen her. There was a softness and a fierce knowing of her place in the world. To me, she embodies “dharma” (your life’s true path).
One of the things that stuck out for me was how she spoke about men close to her who were exiled from men’s circles for being too empathetic to causes that effect their sisters, mothers and daughters. Eve suggested that the idea of masculinity needs to be revisited if men cannot share in a real way. Successful masculinity in both men and women is not about winning but about who you are and how you can stand up and be counted.
Martin Luther King Jr said: “History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.”
As you know, I’ve written many times about the concept of “As within, so without”. The Earth is constantly reflecting our inner state of affairs. Even quantum physics shows us that we aren’t separate from this Earth. Eve’s experience of this connection first hand is visceral. It’s a must read to get the fullness of her experience: “In the Body of the World”. At the end, she signed everyone’s book, received their stories and left us all a little closer to our Truth.
We all left inspired and touched by the sacred.