After a twenty-eight year career in the United Church of Canada, and three wonderful and thriving congregations, I decided to take the message of evolutionary spirituality to a broader audience, through Home for Evolving Mystics. Over the past seven years, I’ve been travelling around the world, privileged to give talks and workshops on my books. But, to be honest, it was a little too much. I’m getting to an age where I’m a little more attached to my daily rituals and comforts. It was embarrassing lugging around my favourite pillow and teddy bear through airport security. 🙂 I still intend to travel, but ideally on a more limited basis.
In my life the core evolutionary driver has been a yearning for love, both personally and in spiritual community. I’m not talking about the Hallmark version of love. We all know that love is costly, it’s subversive and decidedly unconventional. Much of my path has been, and continues to be, about mining down through the layers of fear in order to get to the diamond that is love. But the promise of realizing deeper, broader, and higher manifestations of love kept me moving forward. It has been a constant source of allurement in my own life. In all the great religious lineages, including the Judeo-Christian religion, mysterious source of allurement is associated with G_d, the Oneness manifesting in the glorious diversity and beauty of this evolving cosmos.
I love playing tennis, so if you’re ever in town bring your racquet! I’m fairly bliss-iplined about fitness, (thankyou Michael Beckwith for that play on “disciplined”.) As you’ll discover if you join I’m into film, reading, writing, and doing all this with my soul mate, Mia Kalef.