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Connecting to your inner masculine to be a more effective man

There are a few terms that make their way around the personal development world and become common vernacular. Some become tired and worn, such as ‘authenticity’ or ‘vulnerability’.

 

Then there is men’s work in particular, which it’s own nuanced cliques and terms. To me, some of it doesn’t connect or resonate, while some of it seems tired and inaccessible. Then there are terms which I think every man would benefit from understanding and knowing how to apply to his life for the better.

 

One of those is the idea of the masculine and feminine. In my own work, we look at these terms and understand them at what I would call a fairly simple level. My students don’t need to write a thesis on these aspects we all have in us, they simply need to understand them enough to know how to apply them to their lives so they live with more clarity and purpose.

 

It’s not a gendered thing – the masculine is something every human has on some level, each individual. As is the feminine. However, in my opinion, when it boils down to nature, the majority of men are more masculine. That doesn’t mean some men aren’t, nor that these men don’t have a feminine side. We do, and it’s vitally important that we understand it, honour it, and integrate into our full selves.

 

But the suggestion of these terms can be confusing. That’s why I brought Rosko Blake onto the podcast this week.

 

In this Episode:

Rosko is someone I met many years ago when I was working as a personal trainer still and I attended a workshop of his on energy systems. There was one thing that really stuck out to me in that workshop – an all-out two-minute burpee test. I can still feel the horrid lactic acid build-up that escalated inside me for the two hours post that test.

 

However, from that day, much like myself, Rosko has been on a journey of his own self-discovery which has led him to many places and modalities.

 

As a movement teacher, he explores many things that involve the body, from breathwork to exercise, to meditation and shaking, something we discuss in this episode.

 

Inside all of that is a focus on masculine embodiment for men, and this is the primary focus of this episode as we dive into what Rosko describes as the 3 Pillars of Masculine Transmission.

 

It was a fascinating chat as we explore some concepts and real-life examples to apply to your own life, including some more extreme examples like being open to receiving something up your own bum in order to get a deep (excuse the pun) understanding and reverence for penetrating a female.

 

I trust you will get something from this conversation. Please share it with someone you think would enjoy, benefit from, and potentially be lovingly challenged by its content.

 

As always, if you have questions out of it – ask me. Hit me on social media @mikecampbellmc on Instagram or @Mike Campbell Man Coach on Facebook

 

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