February 10, 2014
We are born four times in the universal experience of being human.
The first birth is physical. Not always so easy but we survive only because we are loved and cared for in greater or lessor degrees. You can't do it alone.
Our second birth arrives with the experience of our conscious self around (more…)
January 22, 2014
Waking up one morning recently, I found myself wondering how I was reconstructing a new mosaic from all the bits and pieces of my life - all those scores of colored tiles representing each vibrant moment or turning point, and especially those unassimilated ones that I still don't know where to place, and hence (more…)
January 14, 2014
We are not growing old, we are growing better, wiser, more compassionate and more wonderful. We are not fading away, we are blossoming into the radiant souls we have always been. We are not giving up, we are giving into the flow of the unfolding universe. We are being born anew.
Whatever you were (more…)
December 16, 2013
As this year draws to a close, I express my gratitude to all of you who have taken the time to visit my site and read this blog. I don't know who you are but I appreciate your interest in this work.
I think I am seeing a path through the mists of time (more…)
December 14, 2013
The Rebellion of Dawdling Seniors?
I recently read an opinion piece by Bill Hall in the News Tribune about dawdling seniors. Read it, it's funny, touching and intriguing. I pasted it below:
The silver-haired woman ahead of me in line at the grocery store was as skilled at dawdling as she was stunning for (more…)
December 3, 2013
What I Like Most About Being Interfaith
Rev. John C. Robinson, Ph.D., D.Min.
After closing my practice as a clinical psychologist following a health crisis, I felt an urgent need for new inspiration and direction for my life. Long drawn to mystical spirituality, I entered The University of Creation Spirituality created by (more…)
December 2, 2013
From a recent interview I did with Cathy Severson at RetirementLifeMatters came this list of ideas about finding your dream. See what you think.
The new aging has given us 15-20 more years of life. What shall we do with this extra time? The answer is to express the gifts hidden in our dream. (more…)
November 30, 2013
Finding Our Soul Work as Elders
One key to finding our passion in life, and particularly as an elder, is not to generate grandiose visions or heroic plans to save the world. The key is found in appreciating wounds that broke us open, the ones exposing our deepest needs for love and connection. No (more…)
November 11, 2013
The third revelation, the one that further changes everything, is this: I don't exist. Neither do you. We are invented fictions. Even these words are fictions. Transcend thought and the whole problem of "you" disappears.
While philosophers have long argued about whether we truly exist as we believe we do (e.g., how do (more…)
November 8, 2013
While reading Nancy Schluntz's lovely manuscript on spiritual communication with animals - I'd been asked to provide an endorsement, this amazing paragraph simply leapt off the page before me. Speaking about her cat, Nancy said, "Tyson was dying. He’d made the how of his crossing clear—he wanted to do it his way, (more…)