Before realizing that my search for "Truth" was really a quest for
deeper spiritual meaning, I snugly settled into an educational system
that valued analytical reasoning. I chose to spend my time, my energy,
and my mind building a career in the mental health field. Starting as a
therapist for the Addiction Research Foundation in Toronto, I returned
to the US to teach college level psychology classes and direct a
continuing education program for mental health workers. But in the
early '80s my carefully designed world of psychology and mental health
flipped upside down. Working as an analyst for the state attorney
general, I had a precognitive experience that was so detailed and
accurate that it changed the way I saw reality.
Lately I wear many hats: author, consultant, educator, therapist, medical intuitive, permaculturist, gardner, "realist" and futurist. (The role of a futurist isn't about making lots of accurate predictions, but more the act of stimulating creative thought about the future that, in turn, influences how we act today.) I strongly believe that we must think differently: co-operate with each other, share resources, and work together as we enter a time of diminishing resources.
The last few years I have made an attempt to understand why we have come to peak everything. (I think that I know "how" we got here, just not why.) Now I just try live with the fact that most of us don't see it.
So, these days, instead of writing (or talking) about intuition, complimentary medicine, and magic, I write about energy descent, four season harvesting, the need for community, the need to prepare, and all matter of other things that are earth related.
And I'm up to my ears in chickens and green-house greens, a rooster who thinks the sun comes up at 3 AM, and so many projects I can't begin to list them. The planet is still getting warmer, energy is still descending, and our economy is still tipping (big time).
The I Ching cautions us to not forcefully try to change things, rather we need to rely on the beneficial action of nature to correct things.
Perhaps that is all we can do, rely on nature.