The other day in a Queer Spirit Circle men were introducing themselves and speaking to WHY they were attending the evening Movement and Meditation workshop. One man said he wanted to be a part of the Queer Spirit Movement.
It occurred to me the other day that as Gay people we spend an incredible amount of time demanding and seeking legal rights. I too am often involved in local political movements, write letters to government leaders, and otherwise join my voice to the equal rights of our community.
But it occurred to me how many people are demanding rights when often, deep within, they are not sure they deserve them. To me, Queer Spirit becomes a mechanism in which gay men can explore and discover for themselves the gifts they offer the general humanity. The Queer Spirit Movement is about coming out from the inside first!
We have been busy! We held a Shaman Drumming, Movement and Meditation (30 guys were present for that one) and are currently gearing up for the Spring Retreat to be held April 25-27, 2008. These retreats are powerful and fun and appear to be shifting those who are attending and opening themselves up to possibilities.
We are looking at a summer full of great activities. Please e mail on the contact part of the website for additional information.