We had the good fortune of connecting with Adam Tutor and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Adam, how do you think about risk?
This question is very timely for me, and the word it brings up in my heart is “surrender”. Ten days ago from this writing I cleaned out my home of 7 years, gave away or sold nearly all of my belongings, and left the city I’ve called home for the past 15 years. I didn’t have a home picked out, or a “job” to report to, there was no schedule or agenda or deadlines to meet. I consciously chose to leave behind a beautiful career in the nonprofit world to pursue my soul calling as a spiritual guide and leader of men.
I am in free fall, and I’ve never felt more alive. I’m currently being blessed by brothers across the West with transportation, accommodation, inspiration, and affirmation. My home is my heart, my heart is home, and I carry it humbly yet proudly everywhere I go. I have surrendered to God to guide me on this path to Self-Realization, to make me ready to be of service to the world in a bigger and better way by trusting completely in the plan before me.
This is definitely the biggest risk I have ever taken in my life, but it hardly feels that way. My Knowing is that deep.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I am a spiritual guide and a leader of men, and my mission is guiding others to seek the Sacred through celebrating our origins in nature, reclaiming our relationship with God, and deepening our connection with the great Web of Life. Through wilderness immersions and retreats, 1-on-1 mentorship, and online programs for brotherhood we uncover the vast potential available to us as a conscious collective of Divine masculine – i.e. our true power through love and service to the world.
I am surrounded by incredible brothers doing powerful transformative work in the fields of soul-searching, purpose-driven coaching, and psycho-emotional healing. What separates my approach is my gift to bring men into spaces of deep meditation and stillness, resetting their nervous systems and then creating personalized plans and accountability systems for applying that ever-new joy in their daily lives. It is a conscious integration of the spiritual and the physical, taking account of mind-body-spirit alignment to make sure that your soul-encounters do not happen in vacuums, but are seen in every step of your walk.
I am inspired daily by the humbling I receive through witnessing myself in those I serve, and by learning of the work I have yet to do personally to serve my community. I’ve learned that until I truly walk the walk, I cannot ask my clients and retreat participants to do the same.
The world is coming around to understanding that spiritual community and practice is an essential component of a truly meaningful life – a life that transcends our own physical existence and leaves an indelible mark on our souls and the soul of our collective humanity. I believe that when more men are meditating, we will heal the world. I know that the tears of men will be the solvent that breaks down centuries of patriarchy and boy psychology in grown men, and inspire a new generation of men who live in their fullness and are kind, open-hearted fathers who create instead of take, who give instead of ask for more, who live by example instead of living for reward.
I see this world unfolding, and I am actively playing my part in that process.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
As I am currently uprooted from a home base, and my heart is my home, I would take them within. I would guide them to a sacred spot in nature sit around the fire with them and listen. I would wake early with them and guide them into their breath and meditation. I would walk beside them along the trail in silence as we take in the lessons from Mother Nature. There will always be magical places to visit and ways to engage with the urban world, but I believe, that until we are able to listen to the Spirit behind the environments we choose, we are missing out on some of the greatest “sight” seeing possible.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My shoutout goes out to the men who believed in me and called forth my King and Warrior to shine in its fullness. I was first inspired to this path by my first spiritual mentor (now dear friend) Rudi Harst, former leader of a beautiful interfaith community in San Antonio. He spoke to me in a new way and said “I’d like to invite you to a men’s group I attend – I see you are doing the work and that you are ready. Will you join us?”
I said “Yes”, and entered into the world of men’s work – the processes and platforms that inspire men to live their greatness by uncovering their Shadow and Gold and take ownership of their gifts in order to be of service to the world. My weekend with the Divine brothers of the Mankind Project, an organization dedicated to this work, opened me up to the great potential in gathering with men in healing sacred spaces. I was held by men in a way I never had been before, and I said “If this is what happens here, I want to dedicate some part of my life to it”.
Along the way the works of Paramahansa Yogananda grounded my spiritual life, “The Way of the Superior Man” and “King Warrior Magician Lover” inspired by men’s work path, and “Soulcraft” guided my walk into nature-based healing. Collectively these influences have brought me to the path I am today.