“How can I express the feelings of joy, peace and wholeness that came from a weekend of Ecstasy?
"I was blessed (or cursed) from an early age by being able to appreciate beauty, and enjoy intimacies, with both men and women. I felt that I could relate appropriately to whomever came into my life, and life was good. But lots of stuff conspired to shut part of me down, and I built a wall around my heart through which no one was allowed to enter, especially women. For the past 16 years I really identified myself as a gay man. It brought me some friendships, some intimacies, and some heartbreaks, but no real joy. It also isolated me from most of the world. I had resigned myself that this was my path, and that I could deal with it. It never dawned on me that I could change that.
"During the course of this past weekend’s Ecstasy, I was blessed to be in the presence of a group of the most loving, accepting and healing beings of light I have ever encountered in one place. I was given the opportunity to be close to women, in a safe setting, and it reminded me of how much I really loved being with them. Each of you brought a different dimension of life to me, and I basked in your inner and outer beauty, and learned from your wisdom. Each of you gave me the ability to see myself through your eyes, in our personal conversations, the group work, and during the final exercise with your written words. You touched my heart in ways I didn’t think were ever going to be possible again, and the walls have come crashing down. Thank you for seeing the real me, and not the facade that I painted on the walls.
"From the first session, I was drawn to one of the most beautiful women I have ever met in my life, and was lucky enough to spend some time with her sharing our souls. You were the final piece to my puzzle, and through your love I was able to finally break down the walls. I am feeling love in ways I have never felt in my entire life, and am grateful beyond words to you for the transformation you helped catalyze in me. Through you, I am whole.
"So, my dear friends, thank you for being part of my life and my transformation. I love you all!”