A small gathering of Masters, with or without our slaves, who share a desire to discuss our lives among peers and consider our individual journeys.
How do Path Adventurers Gather Together?
Together, by mutual invitation, for a few days at a time, as Masters, optionally accompanied by their slaves, who are similarly interestd in self-development. We typically have a maximum of 7 Masters, plus attending slaves(s), to keep the gathering at a size supportive of small group dynamics
Some Reasons Why Path Adventurers Gather Together
To be in a group of peers where each Master is responsible for the Master's own work and where there is no leader or agenda other than creating a safe environment.
To explore individual self-development that can be applied to our M/s dynamic, relationships, and personal connections which are more effective than traditional marriage or relationship solutions.
To refresh and improve mindfulness and consciousness of the importance of our M/s dydnamic.
To identify reasons, opportunities, and methods by which to regenerate, articulate, and renew commitments.
To develop new skills, habits, and processes with which to improve ourselves and those we are responsible for.
To discover and implement new and more effective communication.
To establish unique and individual criteria for personal success, and determine effective methods with which to evaluate that success.
What Characterizes Path Travellers?
Individuals who recognize that the quality of our lives depends upon, and are integral to, both our Master/slave dynamic and to our own personal growth through ongoing exploration and development of spiritual (self-knowledge) competencies.
What Mutual Agreements for interaction achieve the Necessary Emotional Safety?
Confidentiality as to who is present and what others have said
Self-responsibility for each's own participation
Absence of expectation for consensus or agreement
Exclusive use of "I" language and the expression of personal experience
Unlimited freedom to explore thoughts out loud, without preformed conclusions
Accepted indifferance to what others might think
Freedom from the obligation to defend or explain our own or other's position or belief
Safety to change one's mind without explanation
Opportunity to request explanation for any and all unknown or proprietary language
Use of Whiteboard, or similar, to capture topics for delayed discussion
Self regulation, or facilitator, to support full group opportunity to express
How are the shared Goals achieved?
Through mutual inspiration and support for the life-long pursuit of our Master/slave and authentic lives.
What Happens during The Path?
Our peer weekends consist of group conversational topics, individual conversation during meals, breaks, and before and after the formal gatherings. They include the potential for periodic growth, personal refresh, purpose-specific flogging, and self-selected mummification.
What clues demonstrate that I'm a Path Adventurer ready to explore personal practices that empower my created purpose?
The Master/slave dynamic best defines the respect, obedience, and gratitude I'd like to live.
Living honestly and in integrity is a high priority.
I'm ready to pay the cost of change and openly accept what I discover in the unknown.
I'm committed to not blaming others for the condition of my life and to claiming complete personal responsibility.
I'm finished feeling like an actor in my own life compliantly doing what I think is expected of me.
I'm developing personal criteria by which to judge my success, instead of using others' standards.
I desire peers with whom I can share what I've learned and can listen to what others have discovered for themselves.
What Are the Path Accommodations?
The Path provides dinner Friday night with breakfast, midday snacks, and dinner on Saturday and Sunday. A donation is requested to cover the costs. Sleeping arrangements are at nearby hotels, Airbnb's, cabins at a local winery, and a limited number of airbeds on site. As needed, transportation to and from the Las Vegas airport is provided.