Wild at Heart

Greetings, David here.

Over the past eight weeks myself and 15 men have been on a journey into Wild at Heart BASIC.

So what is Wild at Heart?

Wild at Heart BASIC is Wild at Heart Boot Camp led by John Eldredge and his team through video sessions.

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A man needs a deeper desire and understanding of why God him the way he is.

What if? What if those deep desires in our hearts are telling us the truth, revealing to us the lives we were meant to live? God gave us eyes so that we might see; he gave us ears that we might hear; he gave us wills that we might choose; and he gave us hearts that we might live. The way we handle the heart is everything. A man must know his strength; he must know he has what it takes.

This retreat was not about the “seven things a man ought to do to be a nicer guy.” It was a quest into the recovery of a man’s masculine soul, the release of a man’s heart—his passions and his true nature—all given him by God. It was an invitation to rush the fields at Bannockburn, to go West. For if a man is going to know who he truly is as a man, if he is going to find a life worth living, he must get his heart back.

For over a decade, John Eldredge and his team have led more than 20,000 men through Wild at Heart Boot Camps, all around the globe, against a backdrop of beauty and adventure. They are expeditions of the heart, and the men who’ve attended are never the same.

God is up to something epic, and it’s much larger than John and his team. That’s why they created Wild at Heart BASIC.

We took the plunge with 10-15 men in our area to experience the transformational Wild at Heart message.

All the sessions were by video. We worked through the schedule over a number of Monday nights and finished well with a two day weekend retreat.

It was William Wallace who once said,

“Every man dies. Not every man really lives.”

Built into the BASIC schedule are “covenants of silence” so we had dedicated time to hear from God, journal, and go deeper into the issues raised in the sessions. These times of silence were the centrepiece of retreat.

We also shared our stories at the end of the retreat – there were stories of recovery, redemption, and re connection. There were many confronting moments.

We grew closer together and have formed a common language and understanding of what it means to be a man fully alive.

While the retreat may be over, this is only the beginning.

 

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