From Robin “Come along with me on the magical journey of a story!”
Through my storytelling, speaking, writing, art, and Peace Ministry, I seek to build bridges of harmony and kinship from human to human and from humans to the natural world. Here among the flora and fauna in rural Eastern PA, the perfect setting for quiet, personal reflection, I practice "deep listening" to capture the wisdom that is always present in nature.
At an early age, writing became a favored pastime and means of expression. when I was eight I wrote, illustrated, and constructed my first book, Sammy the Seal, a story that depicts how cooperation is a critical path to peace. A few years later I created and performed plays and variety shows with neighborhood friend, taking advantage of the church basement where my dad was the minister. I found joy and an outlet for my (then) introverted personality by taking on several lead roles in junior and senior high school. My passion was re-ignited at age 40 when I began writing and telling my own stories to children and published a quarterly newsletter covering Native American wisdom and issues.
During my 20 year career as a massage therapist, I enlisted in a four-year intensive in Rubenfeld Synergy where I formed a deeper understanding of the mind/body/spirit/emotional connection. The training and subsequent personal sessions aided in understanding my own psychology as well as others and informed my creative efforts in uncountable ways. Out of these endeavors grew a greater fervor for writing and sharing personal stories and workshops in hopes that the passion and child-like wonder of listeners and participants is sparked; that they are inspired to find their own unique, expressive gifts.
Feather Gifts for all Ages, my children's book grew from a simple sentence that was shared with me by a Native American friend who said, "A feather is a messenger." From that point on I was on a quest to uncover the meaning of her statement and feathers were strewn on my path in numbers so great that I had to pay attention. Meditating on many of those feathers led to a profound personal awakening and understanding that I wanted to share with the world. I believe there is an encyclopedia of wisdom available to us all when we become silent and still, whether it be in a grassy, flower-filled meadow, walking deep into a forest, or sitting at the base of a tree in our own backyard with sunbeams caressing our being. What is shared in Feather Gifts is only the beginning of what is available to us. EVERYTHING we need to know is outside, away from technology and daily stress, placed there at the beginning of time. The book is available directly from me or through my website store.
Earth Divine - Adventures of an Everyday Mystic, my second book, contains individual stories from my personal growth journey that depict what is possible when we reconnect with nature and heal the accumulated wounds that life hands us. It is my hope that by reading about my journey new worlds of possibility may open to you. Buy here: www.amazon.com/dp/1535471824
"Mystic - Stories of Magic and Wonder," CD contains a few of my favorite stories from Earth Divine as well as some new pieces. Buy here: www.amazon.com/dp/B075ST8MZ3
As a Minister of Peace with the Beloved Community, my constant focus and desire is on becoming the best expression of joyous living and finding my "inner sanctuary and Light," in order that my life is an inspiration for others to do the same. This is no simple undertaking, not without it's pitfalls and back steps. Yet it is one I have found to be the most fulfilling and well worth the effort so that what I bring to this world is a positive influence. To learn more about the Beloved Community Seminary and how you can go on this amazing journey to peace, please visit: http://www.worldpeacepulse.com/
As a field representative for Earthwatch Institute I keep my eyes peeled for opportunities to share the wonderful experience of my expedition studying gray whales in the Baja of Mexico. earthwatch.org/ I recently joined Tree Sisters as an advocate for saving, planting, and protecting our trees. www.treesisters.org/ From the depths of my heart, may you discover Wisdom and Wonder, true Peace, and the greater meaning of Love through stories, old and new, and connection to the natural world that is our home.