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This is the latest note from my friend in Sweden and the reuniting of the masculine & feminine. Casey
Dear Friends,

In lieu of the The Tree of life Celebration I have written this pledge of Love please pass it on if you feel inclined.

Please join us on face book. The Tree of Life Celebration (Celebrating the reunification of the divine masculine and divine feminine… in to ONE)

Love and Gratitude



A pledge of Love


In May 2010 eight men of all walks of life, gathered in Småland, Sweden. This was to be a journey in to the Collective subconscious in an attempt to break down the walls of suppression that the false masculine has been holding over the divine feminine for the last 5000 years.

We went through a process of accountability and responsibility both for our personal and our collective relationship to all feminine, including our own feminine within. We went deep in to every daily aspect… and to the darkest corners of history.

We then asked for Forgiveness. We asked for forgiveness, unconditionally, from the deepest part of our souls to all women and the divine feminine.

When I came home, I asked for forgiveness from my wife and best friend… I now, revere her intuition, see her love and hear her voice.

A shift in the Underworld had clearly taken place. I have in the months since, held circle’s directly in front of women, going through the process of accountability and responsibility… asking for forgiveness. It has been the most powerful work I have ever participated in. We are severing ties in the collective subconscious, ties we never thought could be broken. I am in deep, deep Gratitude to the Divine Feminine…


I am asking for forgiveness.

As a man and a representative for the masculine I want to take full responsibility and accountability for all that I, as an individual in this lifetime, in the conscious, sub conscious and all dimensions, has done to women and the feminine in disrespect to the divine.

I take full responsibility and accountability for my relationship and how I have treated, my mother, my sister’s, my grandmother’s, my wife, my daughter’s, my girlfriends, and all women I have ever come in contact with. I take responsibility for all known and unknown control I have used to keep the feminine energy down. I take responsibility for all disrespectful thoughts of women I have ever had. I take full responsibility for my violent acts on animal life, nature and mother earth.

I apologize and ask the divine feminine, all women, all feminine energy for forgiveness.

As a man and a representative of the collective masculine I take full responsibility for all violent acts that has ever taken place on the divine feminine. I take full responsibility for all violent acts, wars, rapes, torture in the name of man, that has ever taken place. I take responsibility for the massive suppression, manipulation and deception that has systematically been used and is used to keep the feminine down. As a representative of the collective masculine, I take full responsibility and accountability for the rape and violence on our divine mother earth.

As a representative of the collective masculine I ask all women and the divine feminine for forgiveness. I ask for forgiveness from the deepest part of the collective masculine soul.

I am so, so sorry! We are so, so sorry!


My Pledge of Love

This is A pledge of worship, support and love to the Divine Feminine, femininity and all women. You are the power of Creation. I am here to revere, love and support you. I am the water that the plant needs in order to grow. This is my role as a representation of the true Masculine. You are revered, loved and supported from the true Masculine as we are once again ONE.


Petter Barve

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This letter came to me from my friend in Sweden.  I thought it was a great idea that matched the astrology in many ways.  Read the next post to see the update. Casey

Dear friends,

I want to take the opportunity to thank all of you all, but foremost the women for the support during Sundays event. It was an unbelievable healing process and went far beyond expectations. Words do not really suffice nor explain the gratitude we feel. I will here give you some personal highlights of how I experienced the weekend.
Most of us came in on Friday night and a couple joined first thing Saturday morning. We where eight men in the circle which is the number I had in secret asked for.
As we started we found it uncomfortable to go into a process without a clear structure or direction. The structure and direction of course a masculine phenomena.  Our intent was to let the unknown leaderless feminine magic lead. After a few hours we broke in to it. Magical it was. One by one we had our moments just exactly when we where supposed to.
In the evening that first day after going through the collective pain channel, we planted a cherry blossom tree in honor of the feminine. Some joined in a wood fire sauna and others cooked the supper. We all trotted off to bed close to midnight.
We gathered around 9 on Sunday morning and started setting the intentions, of asking for forgiveness. For me this was the most powerful part. We asked for forgiveness for personal and collective events covering every hidden corner of our souls. The whole thing took over 3 hours from the very beginning to the end. One of the most remarkable things was that the presence of a ring of women around us was felt by all.
After some lunch we ended with everyone sharing visions, of where we all wanted to see things go next, but above all a proclamation of our and the collective unconditional LOVE for all WOMEN and all FEMININE.
We have come to a deeper understanding of masculinity and of femininity and are ready to take the next step to be real men in love, support and reverence of The Power Of Creation, The feminine.
Love and Thank you!

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Whether its white male or black male, tall person, strong person or spiritual – most of us can find our own external experience of entitlement.  But it’s also the thing “we” “found” by our twenties in order to survive in the patriarchal, top down world of dominance and control.  Those of us who found our own keys to success mostly found the part of us that could dominate in some way because that’s what works in our outer world.

Early on I choose my ability to DO it as my entitlement, it was easier to just do things myself rather than collaborate. The family around me really hated that! Then later I perfected my mind through a metaphysical spiritual keyhole that few could follow me through.  That gave me the edge, something I could sell, that set me apart and gave me my own brand of entitlement! A spiritual entitlement that I taught to students so they could claim their own abilities, unlike in another era where we played it out as sorcery, using our mastery to take up the tools and abilities of others for our own advantage. Check it out, you probably took up a cultural entitlement unconsciously or made up one that suited your own default to mastery mechanisms to a tee.  Those default mechanisms mostly come from our past lives where we spent whole lifetimes perfecting some thread of reality that paid off with success in the local culture.

Each personal default to mastery zone must be remembered, reclaimed, and reconstituted for current collaborative co-creation.

Another mechanism of entitlement gets played out as some form of dominance on the playground in elementary school.  This one is the most dangerous to us culturally now – the one where the biggest, richest, prettiest, nastiest is still stuck in the schoolyard of reality.  The ones of us or the part of us that still lives here missed the primal scream of the sixties, the self help groups of the seventies, the flight from the dysfunctional codependency of the eighties, and even the backlash to all consciousness movements of the nineties.  So here we are in the new millennium’s second decade with our entitlement cathedral showing cracks in the glass slides.  This time we all have to dismantle the entitlement, even the ones born unquestionably into it.

The planet, the people, and the astrology, all require that we DROP IT AND GO.

Take up the collaborations willingly, gracefully and enthusiastically, because we can’t save ourselves individually anymore.  We can’t continue to work alone and get by because getting by isn’t enough.  In collaborations of creativity we can find grand resolutions instead of band-aid solutions.  In collaborations of co-creation we can become a new reality that includes and thrives on everyone’s participation and wellbeing, which in turn creates more collaborations of co-creation.  It’s a snowball rolling downhill benefiting everyone along the way.

“Glass slides?” you say.

It’s a brilliant system for monitoring the outer external effects of change.

Once when I toured the cathedral in York, England I saw these little glass microscope slides glued on the tower’s stonework a hundred feet off the ground in its tower.  It turns out that is the practical method of monitoring the majestic tower for potential settling and dangerous although infinitesimally small movements of change.  The glass slide is glued on either side of any tiny cracks so that even the tiniest change will break the glass slide.    The cracks were so small that I didn’t even register that they were under there when I saw the slides.

The irony of that tiny change threatening the strength and longevity of the colossal monument to a spiritual tradition of entitlement that claimed the resources from the people who both willingly and unwillingly contributed the resources of their reality to build it.

The thing about entitlement that doesn’t work is when it unconsciously precludes others from their rightful place in the mix.  The pattern, of course, that is really boring us today is the one from the genderly/racially unconscious masculine still stuck, no matter how subtle or needy, in dominance and control.  All of us can have our Masculine playing out the old tired patterns. They can be in white men, black men, brown men, yellow men, gay women, straight women, children and dogs!  Yes, I said dogs.  They resonate and respond to the masculine non-physically in the energy field and physically in their behavior.  If you have a dog, you know what it takes to be alpha and the bigger or more alpha the dog the more alpha you have to behave to stay in control and dominance.

This is why the Haitians will not play out some weird violence in their grief.  They aren’t stuck in our western, American, cultural entitlement of dominance or control.

When nature says its time to collaborate, the wise begin the co-creation.

It is my feeling that compassion and truth are activated by the profundity of humanity in need as in the experience of a major earthquake.  People of the truth respond with compassion and appropriate behavior unlike the old dominance and control, which would either be unable to respond or would behave in an opportunistic way.  The last entitlement hold-outs are still working the media for advantage since it might be the only thing they’ve got left to play.  Likely the Haitians are not getting the television messages from us.  They’ll do their own right thing.  And like Katrina the world’s wise and compassionate ones are already on their way to Haiti to help in any way they can with what they’ve got right now.  They know who they are and I bless them and send them my love as they begin a magnificent collaborative co-creation of life emerging from the ruble of mother nature’s demand for presence.

In case you need more information about how to be aware and demanding in the dissolution of the patterns of entitlement in your own life here is a little help.

A Profile of Entitlement:

– Verbal monologue-ing that is not interesting to the listener – and only mildly to the cultural anthropologist. Verbosity on the topic that defines the particular self appointed field of mastery in reference to the world of duality and polarization that puts the entitled on top.

– Repeatedly and often soliciting rave reviews and active recognition of this mastery and prowess.  Did you see that?  Did you like that?  I did that, That was me, It’s all about me, me, me, me, me.  Designed to reinforce the entitled’s position at the top of at least the listener’s field of reference.

– Diminishing the options of the perceived underlings in order to maintain the illusion that the entitled is still supreme in some regard.  Classic to this tenet is the abused wife cut off from family, friend’s and culture by having no car, violence if leaving the house or talking to others who threaten the dominance of the entitled person.

–  Needing to experience the world through one’s sexuality or verbalizations as the primary domination.  Loves football, dogs, and anything else that can be verbally controlled or physically won.  Ok I’d love to have this one not be true, my sister is a football maniac and she assures me that she is not entitled in any way but the truth is that these items do make up a large part of the pattern structure so it magnetizes the entitled ones into its field of play.

On this idea, the pattern of entitlement reaches is cliché.  It’s a good place for me to get back to the subtlety of it because we all have to personally unravel by UN CHOOSING our own entitlement behaviors.  For most women and some men, it is now time to create our own authentic field of respect and EXPECT-ation.

It’s time for us to expect to be treated with respect, expect reverence for the feminine, expect protection for the earth and her natural creatures, expect to be abundant, expect to be included in the flow of life, expect to have our creativity recognized, and expect to collaborate wildly and successfully as we co-create a grand resolution for ourselves, our communities, our families of choice, and our meaningful relationships.

Happy eclipse season and may all your created entitlements dissolve into authentic birthrights.

Collaborative Co-Creation is our next step into abundant health, wealth, happiness, and wisdom.

Whether you are back stage, on stage, in the audience, or at your computer, I honor your part in our collaboration to co-create a new reality.

Casey Wood, 310-430-9283



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We rarely say the word greed.  It’s such an old fashioned idea.  We use greed when we talk about corporate finance or the banking industry but when was the last time you heard someone mention an individual as greedy.  Somehow we have corporatized the term, relaxed away from its personal nature.  And yet behind every greedy corporation isn’t there one greedy person or an unconsciously greedy board of directors?

I’ve been thinking a lot about abundance and wealth during my lifetime.  Since there usually seemed to be a shortage of cash, it worked out in a very practical manner for me to put more thought power into an idea of abundance that was separate and different from financial wealth.  I counted my blessings, tried not to put my pearls in the wrong place, kept my needles for sewing and worked out some other protestant pitfalls on the road to viable income and expense spreadsheets.

A love of numbers led me through an aborted math career, a default to bookkeeping career, and eventually into numerology and back around to sacred geometry and mathematics again.  By this time the numbers were totally new to me and now they’ve grown into a theory of co-creation and abundance.  What follows is my own idea about how to restore the birthright of natural overflowing abundance into every project and every pocket.

As we move into a renewed future, under blackberry leadership with handheld devices for all, it is truly our relationships that represent the foundation and the backbone of our abundance.  How many friends I have on Facebook just isn’t enough to make my world successful and abundant.  It really matters that I create and maintain deep, safe, communicative, lasting friendships that can weather a lot of truth telling as well as a few moments of total unconscionable denial.

In the universal law of as above – so below everything in the micro matches the macro, everything in my inner world matches the patterns and energy signatures of the outer world.  And all of those pairs can be read inside out as well.  That’s a really fantastic tool for analysis and understanding of just about anything that can happen in a crazy Los Angeles lifestyle.  In my searches for meaning and my exploration of “above”s and “below”s, I see the patterns that inform my beliefs and values for creating a community, a family constellation that can withstand the rigors of creation.  And I mean a wild ass creativity that makes new films, and performances, and homes, and great dinners together.

In order to live in the world at my highest level of healthy, functional creativity I’ve had to choose to first create inside myself a highly competent Analyst and Strategist, a totally detached calm Mother, a Shaman extraordinaire, the clarity of an Oracle, the wisdom of an old Master, a great Comedian, and a superlative to match all my own inner qualities.  Every inner aspect of Self had to be experienced consciously, i.e. with awareness, in order to ferret out the shadow, my fears, perceived inadequacies, and especially the wonder that is Me.  We all have to do it.  It’s the reason to be alive:  KNOW THYSELF.  The group’s creativity will bloom and broadcast to the same extent that each one of a group has explored Self-Mastery.  Without conscious attention each pair relationship can only rise to the lowest level of Self Mastery between the two.  If however, you add an awareness to keeping the bar high and supportive truth telling it’s a very different story.  Our inner attention and un-spun emotional honesty allows for a beautiful resonant field of co-creativity to begin to build around us.  The more we link up with fellow travelers on the journey of creativity who have achieved their own Self-Mastery the larger the resonant field becomes.  “Critical mass” and “the hundredth monkey” are ways that this concept began creeping into the cultural awareness.  Now its time to take the whole idea over the top and into our bedrooms!

So what I know now, after being part of a lot of groups and ventures (that sometimes partially succeeded) is that any abundance has to start with two people developing enough trust that the relationship can withstand anything.  I mean anything can come at those two Self-Masters and absolutely nothing can break the bond of communication and surety between them.  A knowledge deep and simple that we two are on the same team. . . no matter what anyone said, no matter what the circumstances look like, no matter what wasn’t said or done, or even if we forget for a minute.  Then once that relationship is in place and tested we do it again with another and another.  And we introduce our inner circle folks with other inner circle folks and see what cooks.

When you add a third person all the old fear patterns get exposed, that part of the deal is pretty difficult to sort out sometimes but well worth the attention.  In a triangulation there’s no shadow – nothing hidden, someone can always see what’s real underneath or behind what just happened.  It’s a gift to have a healthy triangle to incubate your own soul.

Those triangles continue to grow in number broadening your base of community. However it isn’t really a community or a “family of choice” group until four can exist with the same levels of shared safety and communication as that rockin’ two.

In the sacred geometry of it – first the sacred two, then the creative three, and on to the stability of the four.  When you get to the four, the energy of stability comes into play.  Like the four legs of a chair or a table you suddenly have something you can lean on, can use as a structural “homebase”.  It’s a haven for each of the individuals because no one person can upset the apple cart, so to speak.  The relationship group takes on a life of its own almost separate from each individual, which as it turns out is a real blessing and takes the pressure off that steep uphill curve of personal growth that starts to wear us out in the beginnings of multiple relationships.  It takes considerable inner work, commitment, and a significant follow through to get to a solid healthy “four”.

But Five is where it really gets juicy.  In a word I’d call it discernment.  Working with five people in a committed group brings up the issues of each individual’s choices.  Can we each make appropriate choices that take good care of “me” and through integrity play out in the best interest of each of the other individuals in the group.  It takes practice and often the groups don’t have the strength or expertise to withstand these practice runs.  But its all good and we keep doing it until we get a group that works for us – until we get enough Self-Masters in the same project, under the same roof, and on the playing field, the resonant playing field.

Sometimes the five group is stable and creative for a time because it matches our family of origin dysfunction patterns.  Soon the house of cards tumbles and we feel around for another set of friends.  Sometimes our own inner growth gently cuts them loose or absurdly pushes them away.  In an Aquarian reality this is completely natural and like the loose bonds between water molecules we pause in relationship and then move onto the next more and more frequently.

The six relationship accentuates those old codependency patterns, especially the ones that have to do with pleasing and taking better care of others than we take of ourselves.  At this number of community we are pushed to go back and go deeper on any of the steps of relating where we may have slacked off.  Deeper into the Self mastery of One, the trust bond of the Two, the grace filled truth telling of the Three and so on.  I was once part of a large group that did really well when 6 staff members were present, but add a 7th and any meeting or event totally fell into argument and someone stormed out.  We did that for 4 months and never made it to the sacred geometric seven of community, but we were quite good at being a six.

So you can see the pattern now.  What I’ve found is that in order to have an organization that can generate, flow and maintain abundance (whether cash, love, or material objects) there must be at least 5 strong “Ones” at the core with all the “twos” and “threes” and “fours” clear and functioning.  Around that core, are concentric circles of individuals who are aware of their relationship to the core and why.

By the time a core group is established and the resonant field is stabile for the individuals, the creativity is also flowing and the cash is beginning to generate.  The strength of the core group makes it quicker and easier for new members to “dock on” and get into the flow.  All the hard work of the first 4 steps is duplicated by entrainment into the resonant field of experience within the group.  And from here, its all fine-tuning and experiential learning, so go have some fun and co-create a higher level of abundance all the way around your own block.

Note:  The Peoples Theater is an experiment of this sacred geometry of community unfolding.  Dana and I have been having this discussion for several years now and this is our current manifestation of these principles.  The one-sey two-sey of it is on this stage for you to see and experience.  We hope you will take this experience back into your own lives and expand the resonant field of co-creation that is the future beginning now. www.thepeoplestheater.com

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We’ve all been using the time of our lives collecting our disowned, unknown or missing parts. We put ourselves back together again and are creating our own wholeness. Amping up our joy and creativity. The more we do this the more we say YES to ourselves, to what IS, and to unfolding earth’s best potential.

That, my friends automatically circumscribes a resounding NO to all that does not support life, abundance and creativity for everyone on earth.


In whatever way your particular strength says it. But come out and hold the YES to Earth that says NO to the crazy money grab and trumped up wars of our US administration. Know that we are holding an energetic matrix that is restoring the very fabric of life on earth. This season of political absurdity is only the last ditch response to the fact that the fabric is holding and the times have already changed.

Spread the love around to your friends, family, and neighbors. Enjoy the sunshine, your garden’s harvest, and the comedy! See you in the airwaves. C

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