I hope to connect with people who wonder how their every day life relates to things of the Spirit or perhaps are searching for a way to deal meaningfully with an immediate crisis in their life. These ‘spiritual wrestlings’ I think about often. A teacher once said to me, “What’s the point of life? Is it just getting my morning cup of coffee?” A friend cried, “How will I ever get over this relationship?” An acquaintance pondered aloud, “I just said to my therapist, ‘I don’t have any spirituality in my life.’” How does spirituality connect with our lives, and does it make a difference?
My life has been profoundly shaped by spirituality. By spirituality, I don’t simply mean ‘religion’. Members of my family include Jews, Christians, agnostics and atheists. They are physicians and spiritual healers. Together with mentors and friends, they have encouraged me to look beyond surfaces, to dig deep and perceive the not-entirely-visible. I find ideas in the sacred writings of many traditions meaningful and helpful. My own background is Christian. My spiritual experience and healing practice is based in the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by spiritual reformer Mary Baker Eddy. Spiritual growth is a primary focus in my life, and I’ve established a Christian Science healing practice in the San Francisco Bay Area in order to help others – people of all faiths or no faith – improve their lives.