Journey to the Soul 2022 FAQ's
I can’t attend one of the four retreats of the year-long Journey. What should I do?
You are very welcome to participate in the year-long, please register. We are counting on your participation in at least three of the four retreats. For the retreat you need to miss, you will receive support materials and the Soul2Soul community can fill you in.
If you need to miss more than one, please consider registering individually for the retreats you can attend. Each retreat provides an in-depth stand-alone learning experience of tremendous value and benefit. (Please note that this will mean you will not have access to the support components of the year-long program).
What are the tech requirements for participating in the retreats?
You will need:
- reliable Internet connection
- the ability to be viewable on video for the whole retreat (audio-only participation is not an option)
- access to Zoom (it’s free)
Instructions will be sent when you register.
Can I participate from a public place like a library or cafe?
Do you still offer the annual in-person Journey event in Portland?
Not at the present time. Due to the current reality of the coronavirus, shifting from an in-person event to an interactive online event ensures everyone’s safety, no concerns about 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.
What can I do to prepare between now and when the Journey begins in January?
There are several recommended activities for you to do before January 14th, which people in the past have always reported as finding helpful and enjoyable. If you have the time and want to dive in, here are several options for doing so, though none are required:
- Read or re-read The Seat of the Soul and Spiritual Partnership.
- Start practicing what you are learning in the books with people in your life.
- We will be sending additional emails to further support you as we get closer to the event/events.
What do you mean that the retreats are “live and interactive”?
This online format provides experiences for participants to get out of their comfort zone and s-t-r-e-t-c-h themselves. These are not “information only” gatherings — no “Zoom-snoozing” here! They are engaging, participatory experiences that include 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. Your full presence and participation are being counted on.
Participants in our online retreats have said that the new technologies used to support partnering and small breakout groups allowed for a level of sharing that was intimate and authentic. The tools that Gary and Linda teach throughout the event 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/attended a previous Journey?
The invitation 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. Your life, exactly as it is, in any moment, is ready for you to apply the Journey teachings and tools and see for yourself what happens when you do.
There is also tremendous value in being in community. You will be practicing with like-hearted peers who are on a similar quest. We call that spiritual partnership: partnership between equals for the purpose of spiritual growth. These interactions will greatly enhance your spiritual growth.