By Gerry Rumold
I have been thinking a lot about the upcoming men’s retreat and pondering what it means to me. What part of my soul is called to lead this retreat with Lawrence as well as the fears of what it would mean to fully take up my life.
I’ve often thought of myself as seeking and the journey of arriving at Shalom Mountain was certainly a part of that. What I’m finding at age 61 is that I’ve been putting off searching and taking up living from my essence. There is a puny part of me that distrusts the Universe, that if I really go for it I will fall to my face and be laughed at.
So this retreat is big for me. A time for looking at my demons, and risking looking inward to get a clear enough picture of who I am and what that needs to be. How am I going to live the rest of my life? I’m looking for some brothers to hold my feet to the fire and be held themselves.
Is this the time for you to explore your connections in the brotherhood of men? Gerry Rumold and Lawrence Stibbard are leading a Men’s Retreat: Search for the Holy Grail, December 1-4, 2011 at Shalom Mountain. For more information or to register call or e-mail Shalom Mountain: 845-482-5421 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gerry Rumold is a Certified Core Energetics therapist and an experienced facilitator in Leader Effectiveness Training and Conflict Resolution. He leads Shalom Retreats, Men’s work and with his wife Sandie, Couples’ Retreats. Gerry has a private practice and is deeply passionate about his own journey and being fully alive in a committed relationship.