Who do you think you are?

September 22 – 25, 2022

The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center, Highlands, NC

4 Day/3 Night Package (Thursday through Sunday)

Lodge (shared room) $315.00

Cabin (shared room) $315.00

Bunk House (shared room up to 4 people) $270.00

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“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dear Siblings,

As the hot, sticky summer weather gives way to the temperate breezes of autumn, you are invited to come home to the magic of The Mountain. In this serene atmosphere, you will be surrounded by loving siblings to rekindle longtime relationships or spark new ones. During our time together we will explore who we are, identify what restrains us, and choose what we can unload to enhance our life journey.

Who we are and what we become are based on our thoughts! They include perspectives we bring to any situation or experience that color our point of view. Thoughts can be reactive and situational or grounded in willful awareness. While thoughts are shaped by life experiences, genetics, and education, they can be brought under conscious control. In other words, if we are aware of the thoughts that have formed our character and attitudes, we can choose to change them. We can change the tenor of our story and thereby enrich the quality of our journey.

“Thoughts lead to acts, acts lead to habits, habits lead to character – and our character will determine our eternal destiny.” – Ezra Taft Benson

Our keynote speaker will be David Ault who is currently walking the Camino de Santiago. David is an award-winning author, leadership coach, and global education advocate. His books include the bestseller Where Regret Cannot Find Me and the multi-award-winning book The Grass is Greener Right Here. He loves leading through example and abides by the motto that people would rather “see a lesson than hear one.”

You are invited to share your gifts during this retreat by proposing a workshop. We are looking for persons with topic-related ideas who desire to provide an interactive and informative workshop experience. Contact [email protected] with your ideas and questions.

COVID-19 Information

To help make this event safe and healthy for everyone attending, please review the following hyperlinked documents.
2022 Fall Conference COVID-19 Safety Protocols
2022 Fall Conference COVID-19 Notice of Actions Taken
2022 Fall Conference COVID-19 General Liability Waiver

Please reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns.

Financial assistance, in the form of scholarships, is available. The financial assistance application submission deadline is September 7. 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 September 7.

Make plans to return home to The Mountain in September, as you have been missed. More information will be available in the coming weeks.

In gratitude,
Bill Harris
GSV 2022 Fall Conference Convener

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