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​Breaking the Heart Wide Open with the Ecstatic Wisdom of Rumi

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Friday, December 1, 2017 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 12:00 PM (EST)

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​The Ecstatic Wisdom of Rumi: 
Growing a Strong and Open Heart
WHERE: A Retreat in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC
WHEN: December 1-3, 2017
WHO: LGBTQ People and Our Friends
​HOW MUCH: 
$195.00 Full Price,
​save $70 if you register by Wednesday Nov 1, 2017.

These days it's easy to feel helpless and hopeless, and hard to keep our hearts open and strong. We are surrounded by chaotic change and suffering, and we yearn to remember the love, faith, courage and hope we know lives somewhere inside us. Rumi, the thirteenth century Sufi poet and Islamic Spiritual Master cherished around the world for his love and spiritual brilliance, shows us how.

Through his own profound losses, Rumi discovered how to make the heart strong and wide enough to hold the whole world. He learned that desire itself has the power to awaken the deepest love, faith, courage and hope inside us when cultivated with humility and skill. He plunged into  the  fires of his longing and let himself be transormed, drawing from his heart an outpouring of ecstatic practice, wisdom and poetry that continues to strengthen and kindle hearts around the world! 

In this three-day retreat, we will:

  • cultivate a relationship with desire free from suppression and indulgence, harnessing its true power
  •  reveal the inner meaning and the practical application of Rumi's seven spiritual advices
  •  learn the seven ecstatic practices Rumi used to break free from  the illusion of separation
  • discover the seven spiritual stages Rumi went through in order to transform heartbreak into joy. 


​We will follow Rumi through his poetry and his life, exploring the spiritual path of desiring, tasting, and immersing in the beloved, dissolving into, becoming, and being the beloved, and serving the world as an open window that the beloved pours through! 


Your Guide: Hunter Flournoy is the director, lead facilitator and visionkeeper of Spirit Journeys. Since his first spiritual awakening at age 11, Hunter sought out a true Sufi, a lover of the Holy One. At the age of 30, he found one ... and for twenty years he has walked in their footsteps. A heart-centered life coach, therapist, and spiritual healer, Hunter helps gay men and game-changing women break free into more powerful, joyful lives through self-love, conscious breathing, and joyfully embodied spiritual practice. He is a certified Somatic Breath Therapist and a pioneer in the use of breathwork in trauma and addiction treatment, and his work integrates two decades as a licensed psychotherapist with twenty-five years of experience in the world's shamanic and mystical traditions, including the Buddhist, Sufi, Eastern Christian, Toltec, and Currandero traditions. Hunter offers individual sessions by phone and in person, retreats, ceremonies, and journeys around the world. To learn more about Hunter and his work, go to www.hunterflournoy.com.

Hunter Flournoy is the director, lead facilitator and visionkeeper of Spirit Journeys. Since his first spiritual awakening at age 11, Hunter sought out a true Sufi, a lover of the Holy One. At the age of 30, he found one ... and for twenty years he has walked in their footsteps. A heart-centered life coach, therapist, and spiritual healer, Hunter helps gay men and game-changing women break free into more powerful, joyful lives through self-love, conscious breathing, and joyfully embodied spiritual practice. He is a certified Somatic Breath Therapist and a pioneer in the use of breathwork in trauma and addiction treatment, and his work integrates two decades as a licensed psychotherapist with twenty-five years of experience in the world's shamanic and mystical traditions, including the Buddhist, Sufi, Eastern Christian, Toltec, and Currandero traditions. Hunter offers individual sessions by phone and in person, retreats, ceremonies, and journeys around the world. To learn more about Hunter and his work, go to www.hunterflournoy.com.

Have questions about ​Breaking the Heart Wide Open with the Ecstatic Wisdom of Rumi? Contact Spirit Journeys

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Common Light Meeting Center
137 Center Ave
Black Mountain, NC 28711

Friday, December 1, 2017 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 12:00 PM (EST)


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Spirit Journeys

Spirit Journeys has been helping people of every gender and sexual orientation come out, come alive, and come home for twenty-five years. Our webinars, retreats, and journeys teach joyful and skillful spiritual practices drawn from the great Wisdom traditons of the world, shared in gatherings devoted to courageous self-exploration, authentic expression, and profound belonging. We are committed to truly exceptional facilitation, built on collaboration, love, vulnerability, service, and spontaneity. Together, we are reclaiming our pleasure, joy, passion, purpose and spiritual connection, and sharing our unique gifts with the world. For more information, contact us at 828-450-8800 or spiritjourneys@live.com!

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