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…)
November 4, 2013
Reading about the evolution of best-sellers over the past three decades in USA today, I learned that the spirituality and self-help genres have been replaced by youth fiction (think Harry Potter), creatures (vampires and zombies) and erotica (50 Shades) in the modern era. What is that about?
While interest in spirituality may wax and wane (more…)
November 2, 2013
Reading about the evolution of best-sellers over the past three decades in USA today, I learned that the spirituality and self-help genres have recently been replaced by youth fiction (think Harry Potter), creatures (vampires and zombies) and erotica (50 Shades) in the modern era. What is that about?
While interest in spirituality waxes and wanes (more…)
November 1, 2013
I recently dreamed that I was back in college at a party. We were all leaving school the next day as if the term were over or perhaps it was time to graduate. I was talking to a girl who seemed interested in me, but I was ambivalent and she eventually disappeared. On awaking, (more…)
October 31, 2013
As the consensual beliefs, rules and goals constituting the World of Man dissolve in awakened consciousness, a second startling revelation arrives: I no longer care what other people think of me - I am free. Nor do I care what others believe about the nature, rules or goals of the world. Now the divinity (more…)
October 30, 2013
For some time, I have experienced a feeling of an impending revelation, a far-reaching epiphany about the ultimate nature of human life in the world. I scan the bookshelves of my study, surveying titles across religions, mysticism, science and history sensing something ultimate trying to break through. Then it comes in the following words (more…)