Reframing Gender Communication and Relationship Patterns

Using the Indigenous Contemporary Cognitive Ceremonial Change Process

The current tyranny in the world is being dismantled by the following unifying principle for collective planetary survival: powerwithin is for powerwith others in order to eliminate powerover others.

Step One: Naming the out-of-balance Condition: “killer power”

Root cause: male domination and female submission

“…patriarchy and masculinity are not synonymous.  Female patriarchs
can be just as domineering as males.  Like their counterparts,
they live in a patriarchal ethos that operates through control over
others, over themselves, over nature.  We need to recognize
also that many men have a more finely honed femininity than
many women.  We all are the children of patriarchy and, therefore,
we all have to take responsibility for a killer power shadow
that would massacre the feminine and the masculine in whatever form they manifest.  [This] is not a defense of the feminine at the expense of the masculine.  The one without the other leads to suicide or tyranny.”#

To complete this reframe, visit the Ceremonial Change Process page for steps 2-5

#Woodman, Marion, Dickson, Elenor, DANCING IN THE FLAMES, The Dark Goddess in the Transformation of Consciousness, Shambala, Boston, MA, 1997 (pp 1-11).

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About Patricia Anne Davis, MA Choctaw-Navajo/Chahta-Dineh

My English name is Patricia Anne Davis, MA and my ceremonial name is used only for personal ceremony. It translates to "peacemaker" or "one who greets others with peace". I have spent a life time learning and practicing healing knowledge and processes, beginning with my own father, who was a medicine person who made his lifetime priority healing three generations of people in ceremonies. He was my teacher from birth in the home and in ceremonies until his transition in 1983. I earned a BA in Psychology from the University of AZ and an MA in Whole System Design, the language and techniques of creative change, from the Center for Creative Change at the Antioch University in Seattle, WA. I worked in the Health and Human Services profession in every position in the continuum of care for Behavioral Health, Social Services and Mental Health for over 20 years. I am an original writer of "The Beauty Way Curriculum" K-12 Prevention Education for alcohol and other drug recovery and wellness restoration in both the English and Navajo language, published in 1990. Currently, I am in private practice as a Practitioner and Diagnostician and also an International Teacher and Consultant of Navajo/Dineh blessingway ceremonial healing principles that are cross-cultural, inter-generational, inclusive and universal in practical application.

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