#8: Mac Macartney — Elderhood and ProtectingThe Children’s Fire
Episode description and synopsis
Acknowledging the fragility, tenderness and humility required in this time, Mac is someone I admire for his ability to form relationships across cultures and generations in order to bridge worlds.
He has worked with Indigenous elders over many years and has incredible insight and experience in forming mutually-beneficial relationships so as to form genuine alliances, rooted in reverence. I share this conversation in this time, as we explore what it means to be in relationship with who Mac’s guides name The Original Elder, Earth herself.
We explore what it might take to form trusted alliances across generations, races and culture; to form mentor-relationships with elders in a reverent and honouring manner and to connect to the Original Elder as our meeting place in this time. From this place, how might we tend to systemic injustices, inequalities of all manners and to difference?
Join us for a conversation that Mac might remark as an act of “lifting our eyes to the privilege of being alive with possibility.”
Mac is an international speaker, writer, change-maker and Founder of Embercombe. Mentored by indigenous people over many years, he has acquired profound and original insights into questions preoccupying many contemporary leaders. Mac seeks to inspire the emergence of the leader in each of us, the leader who will take courageous action for a better world.
Show notes and links
Opening Poem: The Children’s Fire
- The Children’s Fire (short talk by Mac)
- Rolling Thunder by Doug Boyd (book)
- Black Elk by John Neihardt (book)