- Volunteers as DirectorJuly 1997 to present Baltimore, MarylandI organize a monthly vegetarian dinner and lecture series and discussion groups, and manage our web page, advertising, membership, networking and speaking events, group library, and information tables.
- Personal Mission Statement: I Am a Powerful Voice for Peace, Compassion, and Justice.
Don volunteers as director of Earthsave Baltimore, a nonprofit group that helps people make Healthier, Compassionate, Earth Friendly Food Choices.
My favorite morning prayer/affirmation includes the seven words that a favorite minister called the "Seven Aspects of God." They are Peace, Power, Beauty, Joy, Love, Light, and Wisdom. Those affirmations help me to remember that those attributes are in me as well, and that there is really no separation between me and the Divine Spirit, the One Love, Great Heart, the Tao, the Community of Life... one word is just not enough.
If God is infinite, how could there be anything outside of God? So life's biggest challenge, as I see it, is to remember who we really are and to align our actions with that wonderful reality.
Going vegetarian was probably the most important and rewarding step I have taken toward aligning my actions with my most deeply held values. A few years into the veg lifestyle I began to notice how much more peaceful I felt and how good it felt to acknowledge and honor my connection to all life.
For about 30 years I had questioned the reality of the existence of a higher power, or a spiritual presence beyond self. That began to change for me as I explored vegetarianism.
I experienced two other huge doses of reality that followed shortly after I began participating in a personal growth seminar series with Context Associated. The first seminar was called The Pursuit of Excellence.
A guided meditation in a group setting gave me the most powerful insight of my life and a vision of what really matters in life - that life really is all about love and appreciation - about looking out for each other!
And with that insight, with that gift, came the understanding that my father and I really are as one - that life was as big a challenge to him as it was to me. So it made no sense for me to blame him for my own perceived shortcomings. He really did do the best he could, given what he knew at the time. What a gift it was to be able to let go of all of that anger and resentment!
Another key experience in my spiritual awakening came when I finally got up the nerve to use a gift certificate, which was a wedding present, to visit an intuitive counselor, or psychic reader if you prefer, who had impressed several friends of Ginny and mine.
The information I received in that session was so accurate and detailed that it left me with no doubt at all that there's a benevolent and powerful source of wisdom or energy that goes way beyond the small self. And I knew (and know) that that Wisdom and that Power is fully available to us all.
- "I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as looking for the experience of being alive." ~Joseph Campbell~
"What if each waking moment could be used to reveal the love that I am..." by Don Robertson
"When the love of power is replaced by the Power of Love, we will have peace." by Jimi Hendrix
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."
— Mohandas Gandhi
“Nothing will benefit human heath or increase the chances of survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.” by Albert Einstein
"If slaughterhouses had glass walls everyone would be vegetarian." by Paul McCartney
"If you want peace, work for justice." Martin Luther King
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." by Margaret Mead
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” by Marianne Williamson
"Don't ask yourself what the world needs - ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." by Harold Thurman Whitman