Volunteers Needed

The Entertainment and Technology Support Working Circles are looking for folks who can manage the sound system for the Fall Conference Variety Show. Identifying some folks up front and seeing who is attending makes it easier to coordinate in advance. Please respond to info@gayspiritvisions.org if you’d like to help.

Thank you!
David Cable

Save The Date — GSV Fall Conference: September 22–25 at The Mountain
More info soon.

GSV 2022 Spring Retreat: Last Call

Spring 2022

From Dirt to Dynamic


May 13 – 15, 2022*


The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center, Highlands, NC


3 Day/2 Night Package (Friday through Sunday)


Lodge (shared room) $210.00 plus tax


Cabin (shared room) $210.00 plus tax


Bunk House (shared room up to 4 people) $180.00 plus tax


Register now!


Registration closes Tuesday, May 10

Dear Siblings:

Soon we will gather at The Mountain and embrace the energies and entities conspiring for our continued joy. Breathe in deeply and take in the idea that you are worthy and loved in grace.

You have been told in the past that there are certain requirements for you to be loved. This is simply not true. You are loved simply because you exist.

You are a part of all that is, so to not accept love for yourself is the same as not loving everything. The reason it feels bad to love one thing and not love another is because that is not the truth about love.

We all have a decision to make. Do I exist in a universe that collaborates for my peace and joy or not? In one case you live as though everything is a miracle, in the other, nothing is a miracle. Which choice benefits you the most?

Life is a gift. A miraculous gift that is given to us one moment at a time. Occasionally the wrapping paper the gift comes in is very unattractive. But there is a precious jewel enclosed in every moment of existence.

We will learn during our time together how we can take our past and reframe it to bring us new life. We have wisdom because of our past. What we have come through has given us the strength and knowledge to truly soar in the present and into the future.

Let us all come together as a family. Let us combine our grand wisdom. Let us empower ourselves through community and connection. It is our calling to love the world uniquely, to empower it, and to show it a new way so that everyone can find peace, joy, and love.

Love, Peace, Release,
“Angel” Pete Cossaboon
GSV 2022 Spring Retreat Convener

Register now!


Registration closes Tuesday, May 10

* May 13 — Registration starts at 3 PM and Program starts at 6 PM
May 15 — Program ends after noon lunch

GSV Virtual Community

Virtual Community

Dear Brothers and Siblings,

Are you enthusiastic about creating an expanded Gay Spirit Visions virtual community? The Gay Spirit Visions Council wants to create a new Working Circle to lead these efforts.

The past two years have shown that virtual technology can support meaningful — even powerful — human connections. As a result, we added a segment to our event feedback surveys requesting your ideas and suggestions to foster Gay Spirit Visions virtual community. We will gather this input and make it available to the new Working Circle to kick-start planning for more virtual gatherings. If you would like to participate in the new Working Circle, please email us at admin@gayspiritvisions.org.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Your Gay Spirit Visions Council
Register Now: GSV Spring Retreat May 13 -15, 2022 at The Mountain!

GSV 2022 Spring Retreat: From Dirt to Dynamic

Spring 2022

From Dirt to Dynamic

May 13 – 15, 2022

The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center, Highlands, NC

3 Day/2 Night Package (Friday through Sunday)


Lodge (shared room) $210.00 plus tax


Cabin (shared room) $210.00 plus tax


Bunk House (shared room up to 4 people) $180.00 plus tax


Register now!


Hello GSV Family!

Well, spring is officially here, although I don’t know that Mother Nature got the message!

Our 2022 Spring Retreat will be here before you know it, and I am so excited for all of us to gather. This retreat will be an opportunity for us to learn from each other, to connect with the powerful forces at The Mountain, and to tap into our own wellness and wisdom.

Accommodations are filling up fast, and this will be a wonderful way to make 2022 a year of dynamic healing and growth. Conflict is a part of the natural order of the world, and we will be looking at how to take all the negative we are surrounded by every day and transform it into energy for the future. Think of it as energy recycling!

Mother Earth is a perfect teacher of how to take the discards of the past and transform them into resources for future growth. How can our pain, disappointments, and failures be our most prized possessions? We all have the opportunity to take wisdom from life’s lessons. Wisdom is priceless, since it cannot be purchased for any amount of money.

The Serenity Prayer asks us to know the difference between what we can and cannot change. Hidden in that message is our ability to change our relationship with what we can and what we cannot change. If we change our relationship with what bothers us to a point where it no longer bothers us, is it still a problem?

Each of us truly has the ability to make the decision of what we focus on and what the meaning of everything is. These two decisions either make us a powerful voice in our own life or powerless to outside forces.

Financial assistance, in the form of scholarships, is available. The financial assistance application submission deadline is April 29. Our hope is that anyone who resonates with our mission and community, and who has a desire to attend, can join us at our gatherings. To that end, we offer financial assistance through the Raven Wolfdancer Financial Assistance Fund. Please go to the Financial Assistance page on the Gay Spirit Visions website for more information about financial assistance (scholarships) and for a link to the GSV financial assistance application form. Remember, the financial assistance application submission deadline is April 29.

Please note! This retreat will fill up quickly. Register today and let us join together and create a whole new world starting with each of us.

Let us gather, recognize each other’s power, and tap into our own innate strength.

Love, Peace, Release,
“Angel” Pete Cossaboon
GSV 2022 Spring Retreat Convener

PS:
I made a video describing the retreat

GSV 2022 Spring Retreat: From Dirt to Dynamic

Spring 2022

From Dirt to Dynamic

May 13 – 15, 2022


The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center, Highlands, NC

3 Day/2 Night Package (Friday through Sunday)


Lodge (shared room) $210.00 plus tax


Cabin (shared room) $210.00 plus tax


Bunk House (shared room up to 4 people) $180.00 plus tax


Register Now


Hello GSV Family!

It is finally here! The Gay Spirit Visions 2022 Spring Retreat is just around the corner and we could not be more excited. The title for the spring retreat this year is From Dirt to Dynamic. First, I want to ask you a couple of questions. Are you able to experience joy in the darkest hours of your life? Do you feel empowered or completely overwhelmed by the world situation? Well, I am here to tell you that joy is available to you in every moment and that you get to decide how the world affects you.

How do we find joy and empowerment in this crazy world full of pain and dismay? I am so glad you asked, because that is exactly what we will be exploring! Are you ready to take the negative from yesterday and use it for growth and expansion? I am too. From within ourselves, we will be utilizing tools and resources that help us change our relationship with the outside. It isn’t about that which is coming at you, it is about how you interpret it. Let’s learn the language of divine joy and start singing the song of peace and fulfillment with the uni-verse (one-song).

Oh, one more thing. I need your assistance! I am looking for workshop leaders with tools and resources that facilitate positive change. Some ideas for these workshops could include, but certainly aren’t limited to:

  • Ho’oponopono — Hawaiian technique of forgiveness and release
  • The Work of Byron Katie
  • Cutting cords
  • Journaling your dream life
  • Breathwork
  • Release through dance or body movement
  • Body work of any kind
  • The power of the mind
  • How emotions fuel our future
  • You and the quantum field

Do you have an idea for a workshop that helps our brothers and siblings to experience positive change? Please let me know by contacting me at
convener@gayspiritvisions.org. Thank you!

Financial assistance, in the form of scholarships, is available. The financial assistance application submission deadline is April 29. Our hope is that anyone who resonates with our mission and community, and who has a desire to attend, can join us at our gatherings. To that end, we offer financial assistance through the Raven Wolfdancer Financial Assistance Fund. Please go to the Financial Assistance page on the Gay Spirit Visions website for more information about financial assistance (scholarships) and for a link to the GSV financial assistance application form. Remember, the financial assistance application submission deadline is April 29.

Please note! This retreat will fill up quickly. Register today and let us join together and create a whole new world starting with each of us.

Love, Peace, Release,
Pete Cossaboon “Angel Pete”
Convener, GSV 2022 Spring Retreat

PS: I made a video describing the retreat

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