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A Call for Gay Heroes Weekend of July 19-21, 2019

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What does it mean to be a hero — to live heroically — in these times? Have you known or even suspected that you had a role to play as teacher, healer or spiritual activist? We are living in what may be the most critical juncture in the evolution of humanity. The clarion call has gone out: All hands on deck! You are needed now.

We are all needed now. People who today we call gay, bi or queer have a long tradition of fulfilling spiritual roles such as teachers, healers, seekers of higher consciousness, mediators and keepers of beauty. How are you giving expression to those roles in your life? Are you ready to step things up a bit? It’s time.

Come spend a weekend with an intimate group of like-minded, committed seekers. Identify and release whatever obstacles may have been holding you back from stepping fully into your power. Enjoy inspiring dialogue, soul-nourishing camaraderie, deep healing, and life-changing breathwork. Let’s break through past limitations to unleash our true potential. And, let’s have fun!

Recommended reading: de la Huerta, Coming Out Spiritually.


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