As I enter my later years, I find that I am in a time of summing up the disparate elements of my life into a coherent whole. From this perspective I see my work as taking on a more focused form and sharpening into a purpose that is illuminating my remaining time.
I have worn many semi-accurate labels through my life: Scientist, Clergyman, Counselor, Taoist/Zen Teacher, and Author. Am I still any of these? Certainly not in any rigid understanding of them. These roles have integrated within me and evolved into the person I am now and the work I now see myself doing.
Life is a mysterious Whole. It is One Thing Happening of which we are each a part. There is no more important work in these chaotic and divisive times than remembering our True Nature and reintegrating ourselves into the Oneness of our existence. The illusion of separation will destroy us if we do not individually recover our Wholeness, our unity with God/Tao/Spirit/The Eternal.
If I had to chose a new label, I suppose it would be that of spiritual guide – a facilitator of spiritual integration. I am dedicating the remainder of my life to this work; to helpi nurture spiritual renewal in individuals and society. In my life I have explored and internalized elements of mystical Christianity, Zen Buddhism, and Taoist Thought. I have practiced Qigong for many decades and use energy work as a fundamental part of my practice. I feel that my whole life has been a preparation for the work I now face.
I primarily use web-based applications like Zoom, with individuals and small groups. My work with individuals in Zoom sessions can be one-time, occasional, or scheduled on a regular basis, depending on the desired intentions. My fee is $100 per hour and is payable by check, PayPal, or Stripe.
For group work, also on Zoom, I welcome groups of 5 – 10 individuals who want to explore a theme or topic of interest. It may be a study of one of my books; an exploration of spiritual practices; the relationship between contemplation and action – any of a number of ways to take a deeper spiritual journey. If you have a group or would like to form a group, I would be delighted to facilitate. Group work can take the form of a set number of sessions, ongoing meetings, or a one-time seminar. Fees for group work are based on the size, duration, and on the group purposes.
This is a new and sharpened focus for me and I am excited to share it. As individuals and as a culture, we are facing the choice of either continued fragmentation or a new spiritual integration. If you sense a resonance with this work, I invite you to contact me as individuals and/or groups and we’ll explore it together.
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Greetings….when will you do a sequel to your wonderful novel “happy frog”. I found the novel filled with great wisdom and wit.
Thank you, Steven. I would love to write another novel. I’m struggling with finding the right story but I think I will break through soon. I will enjoy counseling and guidance, but fiction will be my writing vehicle in the future.