Why is the retreat being moved online?

Due to the continuing presence of the Coronavirus, an online event seems more prudent and considerate for everyone. Plus, there’s no social distancing or traveling! That said, we are very happy that this format makes it more accessible for those who couldn’t travel to Portland to participate and opens up a truly global opportunity for learning and connection. 

Will the online retreat be as impactful as an in-person retreat?

Absolutely! It is not an “information only” gathering. This is an engaging, interactive, online event that includes small breakout groups with specific topics and exercises, in depth sessions with Gary and Linda, opportunities for Q and A and solo time to integrate your learning. We believe it will be an extraordinary experience of learning, transformation, and connection because it is what is being called forth. We are being challenged to change, to let go of how things have been and fully move into new ways of being human together. Participants in our online retreat experience in March reflected that the new technologies used to support partnering and small breakout groups still allowed for a level of sharing that was intimate and authentic. This online format provides experiences for participants to get out of their comfort zone and s-t-r-e-t-c-h themselves. Gary and Linda also teach tools throughout the event that will continue to support you in the creation of authentic power and spiritual partnerships once the event is over.


Why would I want to participate in the Journey to the Soul retreat if I have already read the books?

The reason for participating in the Journey to the Soul retreat is to put what you have read and resonated with into practice in your life more fully; to truly accelerate your spiritual growth and bring others into your life who are striving to do the same.


You will be practicing with fellow students who are also committed to creating authentic power. We call that spiritual partnership – partnership between equals for the purpose of spiritual growth. These interactions will greatly enhance your spiritual growth.

Is this regarded as a “teaching” or a “philosophy”?

Creating Authentic Power is not a religion, philosophy, theory, or dogma. You will learn and practice with practical tools that will enable you to learn about yourself and to speak and act consciously. We encourage you to experiment with what you learn and apply it in your own way. Creating Authentic Power and being in spiritual partnership is a practice and a way of being in the world.

Will my spiritual beliefs be compatible with creating Authentic Power?

Creating Authentic Power is becoming the authority in your own life. It requires experimenting with tools such as emotional awareness and responsible choice. In our experience, learning to use these tools is supportive and powerful no matter what path you are on.

What can I do to prepare between now and when I participate in the retreat?

There are several things participants can do to support themselves. Here are just a few.

  • Read or re-read The Seat of the Soul, The Heart of the Soul, and Spiritual Partnership. These three books are the ones to focus on.
  • Start practicing what you are learning in the books with people now, especially using the Spiritual Partnership book. For example, you can experiment with asking people you trust to share what they think they are noticing about you; when they think you might be speaking or acting from a loving part of your personality, and when they think you might be speaking or acting from a frightened part of your personality.
  • Since you’ll want to have people to practice with after the retreat, you can be thinking about who you’d like to also take part in the online retreat, so that you can learn and practice the tools together. Invite them to register for the Journey to the Soul with you so that you can learn and practice together in the supportive environment of the retreat. 

What is the difference between the Journey to the Soul retreat and the Authentic Power Immersion program?

The Journey to the Soul is a five-day retreat that provides in-depth study of the tools to create Authentic Power in a supportive environment with Gary and Linda where you can experiment and practice with a community of spiritual partners. You learn how to develop emotional awareness, access your intuition, and understand the power of intentions and responsible choice in order to create from love instead of reacting from fear.


The Authentic Power Immersion is an advanced year-long program for those committed to daily practice. It is intimate, practical, and experiential, featuring two in-person extended weekend events with Gary and Linda, small group practice, and on-going invitations and exercises to apply what you are learning to your life, plus access to live online teachings. Enrollment into the Authentic Power Immersion is by application only.

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