The Geftakys Assembly began in 1970 on the West Coast with a group of young people earnestly following the teaching of George Geftakys. My husband Steve and I were among them. Our family left twenty years later as we began to see the true nature of the group. In my experience, seeing that the Assembly was a cult in how it functioned was the starting point for getting free from the internal tangles and roadblocks. This blog grows out of my reflections on the deep impact of those twenty years. I hope these thoughts will shed some light for others.
3 thoughts on “This Blog”
The sun rises over the bay-
I come here because it is peaceful.
I come to remember things.
“When are you coming?” I ask Him.
“Soon,” He says to my heart,
and sends a beam of sunlight
across the water, directly to me.
“I love you so much,” I tell Him.
“I know,” He says.
(what I learned after leaving the assembly)
In a nutshell. So poignant, Robin. Thank you.
He told me I wasn’t good enough-
Oh not with words, but with
the way he stood, and held his head.
I could see disapproval on his face
and rejection in the way
He crossed his arms:
“You aren’t good enough.”
I thought I wanted to conform-
to become good enough;
to see approval on his face,
and in the way he stood
and held his head; to feel acceptance.
“You still aren’t good enough,” he said,
turned his back and walked away.
he told others of my unworthiness –
oh not with words, but
with the way he rejected me.
I saw the mirror image of his disapproval
in their faces, and the way they held their heads,
and crossed their arms.
“You will never be good enough,” they said.
(after 17 years in the assembly)