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  I am a scientist at heart, who believes in living a rational life.  This journal was started as a means of organizing my thoughts, and (hopefully) getting feedback.  You'll find my approach to multidimensional realities radically different from most people who write about psychic or spiritual matters, but you can blame that on my background.

            Call it a problem or a perk -- I've lived a life saturated by well over a thousand multidimensional experiences, ranging from simple psychic to profound mystical encounters. The sheer number and variety of experiences have enabled me to compare and contrast, making finer points of distinction. While most mystics are content when their experiences confirm deep-seated traditional beliefs, I continue tearing apart experiences, reaching for an understanding that might someday bridge realities.

            Early in my life, I made the decision never to separate myself from secular society. I've spent almost thirty years working in cytopathology laboratories, clinically screening for cancer cells. It's a meticulous job. My days are spent in front of a microscope, searching subtle differences within isolated cells, looking for any change that might signal a pre-malignant lesion.  This critical, analytic tendency is applied to other parts of my life, especially those involving other realities.

       Later, as a single parent of three boys, my main focus was on living an emotionally balanced lifestyle, a modern-day ordeal and challenge for any adult.  A friend once told me, "If you ever think you have reached inner peace and spiritual balance, try having kids. It will bring out every weak spot that exists in your detachment."  I believe the demands of parenthood add a different type of understanding, compassion and practicality than that found in lives that turn away from secular concerns, seeking only higher truths.  

       More recently, remarried to a highly-moral atheist, a scientist who sees everyday reality as the "one and only," I find new challenges: trying to reach out in our relationship and meet him within his world, while following my own heart's path. I am learning to sit more quietly within myself, to listen without the need to necessarily share or convince. To be this close to someone, to leave his understanding of reality unchallenged,  to not defend or even feel the need to validate my own beliefs has been more an internal challenge than I would have guessed. I am eternally grateful for this lifetime of experiences.

Posted on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 at 05:22AM by Registered CommenterThe Skeptical Mystic | Comments6 Comments

Reader Comments (6)

Wow! I like what you said in your last paragraph here about parenthood and the challenges it presents to thoes of us trying to live a life of true meaning. I have found parenthood to be the most challenging aspect to my path of personal growth and exploration. I think I've learned more here about myself than in any other area of my life!
September 21, 2004 | Unregistered CommenterJohn
I just wanted to say that I love your blog ... it is always refreshing to read another's point of view ... I am a student of life and I appreciate those like you who take your time to share your thoughts and feelings with the world over this amazing medium ... I also am a single-mom of three boys so I truly can relate to that part of your life *wink* ... thank you for putting a unique spin on the mystical as I find myself struggling between my dreamy-side and logical-side all the time and I rarely find others of like-mind that enjoy discussing the philosophical aspects of life ... that is my passion ... best wishes to you and your family ... and a deep amount of thanks for sharing your words with the world :)
October 14, 2005 | Unregistered Commenter~*~ Gwenni ~*~
i really think you have an immense realisation of your self.
it's just that you don't know how to comprehend it into words.

i would love to have a conversation with you sometime.

you are welcomed to mail me.
May 2, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterWroodrah
Well now, some one to help me keep a sane approach to all that I've experienced and posted about.May be other explanations, but when they happen to you, how to deny or ignore it.

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August 29, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterTalker
Glad to have found you. I said you reminded me of Candace Pert, but now that I've read further, you're more like Judith Orloff, M.D. Do you know either of these authors?
February 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKass
I love the way you relate life and nature. My connection with nature is one of my most profound experiences. Your photos are stunning!
July 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGeorganne Spruce
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