BEING YOUR OWN GAY VILLAGE…

Sometimes we need to be our own gay village and utilizing all of our skills and learning more. Simple survival requires us to be in possession of many skills. The pursuit of dreams requires many more. Most individuals rely on the support of a village, whether peopled by relatives or community members, to effectively address…

A LIFE OF LEARNING (THE GAY COMMUNITY)

The gay community provides us with an education of the heart and the soul. This life is the province of learning, and the wisdom we acquire throughout our lives is the reward of existence. As we traverse the winding roads that lead from birth to death, experience is our patient teacher. We exist, bound to…

BALANCING YOUR GAY SPIRIT…

When we recognize our gay self, we can exhibit strength without sacrificing tenderness. The human soul is dynamic, adapting readily to the changing conditions we encounter as time marches unerringly forward. Though we may use a single set of characteristics to define ourselves, we slip easily into contradictory roles when circumstances necessitate doing so. When…

THE BREATHE OF THE GAY COMMUNITY…

  We can connect ourselves with a basic force of our community by focusing on the essential element of our life force. We inhale the life-giving force, feeling it fill us, and then releasing it into the world to let the breath of the community mingle with the breath of the world. We can evoke…

MEETING OF THE SOULS (FRAGMENTS OF THE COMMUNITY)

We all have many aspects to ourselves – integrating these parts into wholeness is an important step in healing. Sometimes it feels as if we have many different people living inside of us, expressing themselves in voices that seem distinct from one another. There is the inner child with its wants and needs, the angry…

THE GOOD IN THE COMMUNITY…

​ We need to encourage ourselves to look deeply into all things in our communities to see the inherent goodness of everything. Sometimes we find it difficult to see the good in people, places, or situations that aren’t to our liking. We focus on the things we don’t like in our lives as a way…

RELEASING YOUR EXPECTATIONS & FINDING JOY IN THE COMMUNITY

The further you distance yourself from your expectations, the more exhilarating your life will become. As we endeavor to find personal fulfillment and realize our individual ideals, we naturally form emotional attachments to those outcomes we hope will come to pass. These expectations can serve as a source of stability, allowing us to draft plans…

ENTERING OUR COMMUNITIES & FINDING OUR OWN PATHS

Beginning our spiritual path is highly personal and we all enter a path that speaks to us, even if it is different than our neighbor. Each of us will be drawn to a different gateway to begin on our personal path to awakening to a greater experience of ourselves & communities. Even though we may…

DEEPER MEANING…LETTING GO OF UNDERSTANDING IN THE COMMUNITY

It is not always for us to know, the deeper meaning of everything that occurs in our life. All of us who seek to be connected and aware regard our experiences as teachers, and we try to discern what lessons we are learning from the things that happen in our lives. Sometimes the lesson is…

RESPECTING THE GAY COMMUNITY…

  When in the gay community we often forget we are moving into another realm, one that asks us to drop our baggage and surrender. For better or worse, much of the world we experience is dominated and controlled by human beings. We spend our days in houses, cars, and buildings, and inside these structures, we…