View Full Version : Hi, folks
I came across this site this morning after seeing a news article about the Equality Ride. I lost the better part of my day at the office clicking through the forums, and I'm pretty blown away by what I've seen. It is refreshing and encouraging to see the level of caring and commitment of so many people.
After wasting too much time as a jaded cynic, I am feeling far more energized right now than I have in years. I am hopeful (and, honestly, rather confident from my reaction so far) that by spending some time here I will regain some of what I seem to have lost. I am anxious to get back to the person I used to be, who wanted to make a bit of a difference in the world and leave it a slightly better place for whoever comes next.
Oh...for those keeping score, I'm a gay male, single, 50 years old, living in Washington DC.
04-13-2007, 08:15 PM
Your inner spirit has great love for you. It has enough love for you to love yourself and others unconditionally.
The best part of being in soulforce is welcoming new friends like you to our circle.
My part in soulforce is to spread this message of unconditional love; a message so needed in gay folks who are not in good connection with their entitlement to the unconditional love of self, and to others who's barrier to love prevents them from sharing it with gay people
The heart of Innocence, a term that in my spirituality that refers to the natural, primal, sexual, and innocent state of the soul, is the shinig part of each of us that gives us life.
Your gay soul is God-given gift. He intends for you to follow your heart to the path of joy. To do otherwise disconnects you from you inner being. You honor him by living true to your nature.
I'm one of the Pagans by the way and get a sense of unconditional love of my self and others from my lovers, My Reiki Circle, and from Abraham's Art of Allowing (A discipline of emotionally sensitive thought focus) This my spirituality
Here I have found affirmation......and offer it in return.
There is great love here for you. We are complete through our love for one another.
04-14-2007, 09:40 AM
I would like to give you a warm greeting. It is encouraging to hear your words about making a difference in the world. What better goal could one have than to make the world a better place?
If you have searched through the conversations we have had, you have probably noticed that the middle-aged guys are the worst-behaved group in these forums. (I guess we are all going through a second childhood...sigh!)
Anyhow, glad to have you with us.
Tu Amigo, Pablo
04-14-2007, 11:04 AM
Well hi Sian, welcome! :)
I was glad to read that you are feeling some hope again (there is a lot of real crud out there, isn't there? It boggles the mind.) Soulforce is a great group - whether it's the activists on the ground doing the Equality Ride or the forum members gabbing away, you find caring determined people who will not give up until wrongs are set right. That's pretty special.
Happy to welcome you to our little cyber family.
04-14-2007, 09:45 PM
Just what we needed !! another 50 year old gay guy!! (I'm one of those ill-behaved old guys that Pablo "the pot calling the kettle black" Raphael was complaining about!)
Seriously, this is a great group of folks. Please feel free to jump into the conversations and participate!
04-14-2007, 10:33 PM
I am a new member as well, and still learning things about the site. Welcome to Soulforce.
I'd just like to thank everyone for the very warm welcome. As a newbie here, I'll probably spend some time lurking before I dive in. There's a great deal to absorb, but I'm tremendously impressed by the obvious thought, caring and respect that are so evident in all the posts.
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