GSV 2023 Spring Retreat Post 2

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From Vulnerability to Intimacy: Exploring the Threshold

May 12-14, 2023

The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center, Highlands NC

3 Day/2 Night Package (Friday through Sunday)

Bunk House (shared room up to 4 people): $190.00

Lodge or Duplex Cabin (double occupancy): $220.00

Single Occupancy (private room): $340.00

For All Rooms add Mandatory GSV program fee: $35.00

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On the threshold, the entire past and the endless future rush to meet one another.
—Gunilla Norris

Dear Siblings,

I am very excited to be the convener for the Gay Spirit Visions 2023 Spring Retreat and look forward to sharing our experiences of intimacy and vulnerability as we explore the various thresholds we will encounter while moving from vulnerability to deeper intimacy — with ourselves, with each other, and with the Divine.

Our opening time together on Friday evening will honor our GSV traditions, followed by simple, meaningful conversations, and gentle touch; tea and biscuits may even be involved!

On Saturday you will be invited to attend workshops that will offer more exploration of the thresholds we cross as we journey from vulnerability to intimacy. These will include clothed sacred touch, an exploration of Sufi wisdom, a discussion of our shadow selves, and an exploration of how our identity is itself a threshold into deeper intimacy. Finally, there will be an invitation to have a socially nude experience through boundary setting and ritual. On Saturday evening we will share in drumming and camaraderie around our sacred fire.

Throughout the weekend, there will be plenty of unstructured downtime to give you an opportunity to encounter The Mountain and our siblings in whatever way you desire.

Financial assistance, in the form of scholarships, is available. The financial assistance application submission deadline is April 30. Our hope is that anyone who resonates with our mission and community, and who has the 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 30.

Registration is now open via the GSV website, so please join us. To inquire about the availability of a private room, which are available on a limited basis, please call The Mountain office at (828) 526-5838.

Come — enter into your vulnerability and discover intimacy. Come — stand on your thresholds and listen to how they are calling you deeper into new manifestations of yourself. Come — your siblings and The Mountain await you. Aho!

Douglas Argue
GSV 2023 Spring Retreat Convener

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