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The Rising Man Podcast

Welcome to “The Rising Man Podcast,” a platform where amazing men from all walks of life come to share their personal stories about the journey from boy to man, the challenges, triumphs, and insights they’ve experienced, and what they’ve learned along the way. Here we dive deep into masculine culture to identify what it really means to be a man in the modern world and to extract tips and tools to help EVERY man rise into greatness and become the man he is destined to be.

Sep 10, 2020

Feeling restless is simply your soul saying YOU ARE MEANT FOR MORE. This cosmic call means you have untapped potential, and is a nudge to connect to a higher purpose. Kevin Sweeney knows this restless feeling well, as his initiation into manhood led him into deep darkness and despair. After a series of transcendental experiences, he implemented massive changes in his life. Now, he’s the pastor at the Imagine Church in Hawaii, and provides men and women with a loving, healing community.



Show Notes:


  • Why a man sees responsibility as an opportunity to enhance freedom
  • Are your challenges in the way or on the way?
  • Why we feel restless when we aren’t living our purpose
  • What principles Kevin has built his church around
  • Why being present is more difficult than doing
  • Why Kevin’s podcast is named “The Church Needs Therapy”
  • Kevin’s philosophy as a pastor
  • Why an illusion is a false belief about the future
  • Can mushrooms be missionaries?
  • Why pure and direct experiences of spirit, light, and love are more powerful than a belief
  • Is it more important that you are right or that you are being real?
  • Why the light has the ability for the truth of your light to emerge
  • How to enter a conversation about religion without triggering defensive systems
  • Why we need to be flexible and adaptable with belief systems to continue our evolution
  • Why masculinity is intimately linked with power and control
  • Kevin’s advice for taking off “golden handcuffs”
  • How many times do you need to experience the same thing before you realize it’s not good for you?
  • “Restlessness will emerge when you’re not living with the kind of courage you need, to allow the truth of your own voice to emerge” - Kevin Sweeney
  • Why what you do flows out of who you are

Connect with Kevin Sweeney:


Instagram | @kevinsweeney1 & @imaginehi


Website | Imagine Church 


Podcast | “The Church Needs Therapy”

Rising Man Links:


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Initiation | Compass Program - 4 day 4 night Vision Fast in the wilderness, with preparation and incorporation calls in the months before and after.  


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