Tuesday, December 17, 2013

A Call For Healing

Over the past few years I have begun to think about what it means to have self-love or lack thereof as a gay man. In my life I have truly had the pleasure of understanding transition and change not only for a country but as well for me. So my thoughts today are shared on my personal journey with that and how it currently applies to a call for help in healing a community.

If you currently do not know a gay male or female then you haven’t opened yourself up to the world that surrounds you. I invite you to start there. Gay men and women currently belong to a community that for the past 100’s if not 1000’s of years have been looked on by religions, families and many countries as an abomination, less than and UN-valued. Oddly enough this has created a community of wonderful human beings who due to this turning away became misfits, drug users, alcoholics, party goers with a false sense of self worth, self love and a self value reaching for love or a hope of community amongst a group of misfits. I belong to this group of misfits…I have been a part of all of these worlds…. running after a world where all I wanted to do was LOVE and be LOVED. The faith that I was raised in, The Mormon Church – Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, has had a difficult time and still somewhat does in understanding how to love those individuals who love or are attracted to the same sex. So that circle of “misfits” continues with really little fault of their own. This result is no different than an emotionally abused or abandoned child. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is not to blame and neither are their members. There is currently a major shift happening in the church to understand…and that is strides greater than many others out there. The church is not alone in the shift happening in religions…there are others as well. So its nice to see that not only are many states in this country taking major steps in assisting with this new found reality of damage that has been set on innocent human beings but so are many churches and faith.

Equality is really beautiful and I love that states across this country are joining the force in helping to assist in national and international epidemic by allowing member’s of their state the freedom to love and marry. This gives me great hope that one-day this nation and hopefully world will also see the value of giving ALL that same respect and freedom. However, this community of so-called “misfits” now has to learn how to love themselves enough so they can then love others. This lack of love for self and others now has a world of boundaries attached and reasons why they shouldn’t be loved or love others. Then you attach the opportunity to get married and have a relationship and wow, you have wonderful people giving up on relationship’s or the search for love simply because they do not feel that they deserve such a thing (because they truly do not understand what it means to be loved or to love someone else).

The Native American’s speak of the Gay Community as the “two spirits” (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/charles-orgbon/twospirit-people-gays-acc_b_1677851.html), having and holding both the male and female spirit thus giving them spiritual leadership in many tribes, Inca’s, etc.(Why do you think many women and men have such close friendship/best friendships with the gay community, cause its easy and you feel safe). Many faiths believe in the value of combining both the male and female spirit as well by combining two separate human beings as one. However, if it is true that our journey here on earth is to combine those two spirits and the gay community already has those dual spirits individually then clearly they are seeking for someone who holds those dual spirits as well. Not stating this as true, however, would that mean that in some way those who have been ridiculed, killed, abused and abandoned due to these dual spirits might actually be holders of a higher spiritual life that we are all seeking. Food for thought 

So YOU ask yourself…what does this mean? How can I help? And that answer is very simple yet can be difficult to apply. And it starts with opening yourself up to loving everyone regardless of his or her sexual preference. Reach out to these individuals and let them know they are loved. Invite them if necessary to get counseling so the world of self-sabotage can end. Ultimately help them learn what it means to love by extending your love to them and help them on their road to healing. If you are a parent do not abandon your child…love them. If you are child…understand your parent and give them that love they need. If you are a sibling…support your sibling and let them know that no matter what you are there for them. I have been through it all…I have seen the pain that not loving or turning away from a child can do. I am also currently blessed to be on the other side of that table and receiving the necessary healing and love to grow due to family and friends that have been through it all with me.

One of my assignments during my journey on this earth…is to help in healing the gay community, and it starts here and it starts with me.

If you are a gay and are looking for a community who feels very similar about the need to help and heal…I suggest Easton Mountain Retreat Center (http://eastonmountain.org) near Albany, New York. I promise you…you will thank me later.

Monday, July 4, 2011

The Wandering Soul...

Wow....so much has happened over the past while. I had to walk out of my last relationship...simply because I felt like I was hurting someone whom I deeply cared for. Regardless of how it may look to others...I felt that what I needed to do was to simply walk away. I deeply cared for this individual and staying in a relationship that was hurting them was the last thing that I wanted to be doing. So in an effort to help save this individual from their misery...I walked away. My heart still aches...sure....but this individuals life and well being meant more to me then sticking with something that would eventually destroy them.

This past 6-8 months has been a lot of deep thinking for me. I had to pull myself away from many whom I loved to figure things out for myself (And that is difficult because I feel like I tend to love a lot of people). I was attending the Maggie Flannigan Studio recently...until one day as I was doing one of the activities....I found myself unable to manage my own emotions. It was then that I realized I needed to step away and come back to this wonderful studio in the future (by the way if you desire to advance your acting The Maggie Flannigan Studio in NYC is one of the best locations to attend). I had some personal issues I needed to walk through first before I jump back into something that exposes me as such. I am so grateful to a group of teachers who truly cared for my well being. And regardless of my issues at that time understood my heart and soul. Thank you.

As my company Wright Way Master Classes (http://www.wrightwaymasterclasses.com) continues to grow...and we are currently expanding into 6 different genres for next year. I find myself fighting with my dream. Yes I understand that I can conquer all areas if I work my tale end off....but it is the possibility of failing that scares me. My dream to perform on Broadway (the reason I created my company in the first place...was to understand what it took) still haunts me on a daily basis. I am grateful to my friends in this business who also believe that for me and believe it is just around the corner...however, even with that support I fear the possibility.

Sidenote: I sometimes wonder due to my current situation if I should simply have someone managing my professional career...like a manager...lol (wink, wink).

I am nearing the beginning of a new chapter in my company and my life shortly...and I am excited, nervous and scared as to what that adventure holds for me. (I am typing this right now...and my stomach is turning in circles....aghhh!).

My dream and hope is to always extend myself for others....I may not always do it immediately...but I usually always get around to it. I only wish the greatest success for those I have the pleasure of running into and working with...and those I am bound to meet. Thank you to all...for your kindness and heart as I...the wandering soul...seeks to make since of the gifts I have been given.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Delayed in LAS VEGAS, NV

It is December 28th at 8:43am. I am in Las Vegas, NV Airport and finding myself still waiting for my flight to take flight. We are now 2 hours behind schedule and I am gratefully in a good mood.

Oopppssss...It looks like we are boarding...I will return to this blog later. NYC here I come! :)

Talk to you soon.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Journey Is Worth It

This was a recent post of mine from my other website - http://The100thousanddollardecision.blogspot.com - I love and believe this entry so much. Enjoy!


FROM: The 100 Thousand Dollar Decision

I do apologize for my absence on this blog. I am back and want to discuss something very beautiful to me at the moment. And that is OUR journey.

In this wonderful art of ours we have an opportunity to bless lives and give to others in so many different ways. Let us not forget that there are many aspects to the the entertainment business and it is important that many of us have more than one purpose in it.

I am a performer, a producer, a teacher and most importantly a friend so as I teach across the country and here in NYC I want all of my students and stunning artists to know that my heart is in it for them. I get it...I understand their journey...as I still find myself in mine.

"There will be a BREAKDOWN before there is ever a BREAKTHROUGH" - Rance Wright

"You will FAIL and you will FAIL AGAIN, however, it is through FAILURE that you shall find success." - Rance Wright

This journey through finding your talent is a difficult one so it is important that you do not beat yourself up as you are traveling this crazy up and down road. I invite you to try everything at least once to find out what your taste is.

Create your opportunities as these opportunities will not always be given to you...and if an idea or opportunity that you create fails...at least you tried and continue to try.

Take risks in your auditions...as long as it is from the heart...we cannot deny you your honesty.

Thank everyone you come in contact with who has uplifted you and helped you on your way.

10 years ago I had a wonderful individual believe in me enough to inspire me to not give up and to set goals for the next 10 years of my life (I was 23 at the time). 10 years later almost every single one of those goals have come to fruition. Thank you Rich.

I invite you to surround yourself with people who can help you do that as well.

As your dreams and reality become one - I promise it is one of the most exciting moments that we are given in this life. I have had the beautiful pleasure to not only see it for myself...but see it in so many of my students as well.

Stay tuned for many more posts!

Kind regards,

Rance Wright
Wright Way Master Classes

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July America!

Dear Friends -

Happy 4th of July America! What a beautiful and amazing country this is, a land that is multi-cultural, expansive and beautiful. I am so grateful to those whom have died so that I may live free.

In an effort to respect those whom have gone before us...it is important that we do our part. With freedoms come responsibilities from each and every one of us. May we reach out to help and extend our kindness and love to others. As we help others...we begin to understand a little more about ourselves.

I invite everyone who reads this...to reach out and volunteer your time and efforts to make a true difference in this world.

Again, Happy 4th of July AMERICA! May we celebrate with light and kindness!


Friday, May 28, 2010


YES! I have recently had the pleasure to move to one of the best places in NYC - MIDTOWN - ever since I moved to New York City in 2000 for a show I did at the Fredrick Loewe Theatre at NYU I have desired to live in such a place. I love it when my dreams and reality become one. There is something very special about what is happening to me right now in my life and I am humbled by its greatness.

My production company - Wright Way Productions - will be touring 2 shows throughout the country starting the end of this summer. This is a very exciting endeavor for myself. We shall see what happens...wish me luck!

Also, recently I had the pleasure of meeting a very special lady named Tiffany Williams...this wonderful human being is an inspiration to me.

Enjoy the pics...they are views of NYC (near where I live) and also pictures during my travels to UTAH (business, family and to see a friend get married!!!)

Talk at you all soon!