This website is maintained by John C. Robinson, Ph.D. author of The Three Secrets of Aging, Bedtime Stories for Elders, Finding Heaven Here, Ordinary Enlightenment, But Where Is God, Death of a Hero Birth of the Soul.
Mystical Activism is not passivity in the face of injustice or violence; rather it's the deepest kind of intervention. It's not meant to replace traditional activism but to guide, support and infuse it with loving spiritual values and mystical awareness of divine being. We respond with divine love, clarity of perception, and action stirred
In my soul, God not only gives birth to me as His son, He gives birth to me as Himself, and Himself as me…Our truest I is God.
I am the fiery life of the essence of God.
Hildegard of Bingen
Whoever drinks from my mouth will become like me; I
Releasing the Power of Love in Aging
Divine consciousness is a two-edged sword. It releases me to melt into God but it also deconstructs the familiar self - the fiction of identity, time and story that drove the lifelong project of "me." As we age, the self-idea becomes an albatross, an anchor, a strait-jacket,
The Divine Human
In experiencing our mystical essence, we soon discover the subtle energies of divine rising inside in tendrils of love that spread through the body. We melt the separate mental self-construction into the thought-free divine Ground of Being that we lost touch with when we created a separate identity. From this reunion,
Divine consciousness is a two-edged sword. It releases me to melt into God but it also deconstructs the familiar self - the fiction of identity, time and story that drove the lifelong project of "me." As we age, the self-idea becomes an albatross, an anchor, a strait-jacket, a heavy ship we steer through the
Charismatic megachurch preachers, spirituality pop stars, the latest neuroscience proclamations, and the multiplicity of religious theologies…with so many competing versions of "truth" the world creates another Tower of Babel, ignoring the mystics who speak only one language - the language of direct experience. And their message is this: Return to center of consciousness
In the silence of a Sunday I hear the ticking of the aging clock - time slowly passing, the clock itself deteriorating, the whole experience becoming a peaceful river carrying me to the end, and the beginning. In its gentle flow, I have no agenda and no desires. I come to rest in a sea of Divine Consciousness ignoring
Approaching the end of the spiritual journey, we discover that all our spiritual beliefs have become futile distractions. We can't figure God out or reach divinity with more thinking. Books, philosophies, experts, disciplines and theologies cannot hold the living divine universe. Stop searching, rest in thought-free consciousness, pay attention, and all will be revealed,
The Two-Way Mirror Analogy of Aging
The Two-Way Mirror was part of my early clinical psychology training in graduate school. Therapy rooms in our training clinic had been constructed with see-through mirrors. You've probably seen similar arrangements on television crime shows where those behind a mirror watch a suspect's interview. What you see through
I remember Jeremy Taylor from talks and classes I attended at The University of Creation Spirituality and The Chaplaincy Institute, an Interfaith Seminary in Berkeley. I also had the great privilege of interviewing him for the Creation Spirituality Elder InnerView Series last year (now posted at http://creationspirituality.info/experience/elder-innerviews/). I always sensed