What if the fundamental definition of the human person is this: "a sacred experiment designed for the manifestation of the Holy and the evolution of the Universe"?
What if our divine possibilities unfold in direct proportion to our unified interior / exterior identification with the world around us in the practice of beauty and justice?
What if "what if" were to become our sacred mantra -- the mantra of our conspiracy with the Holy One to transfigure ourselves, our communities, every person, our social institutions, and all of nature into perfect "mirrors" of Beauty and Justice?
What if every religion were to become unified, radiant, voices for the practice of beauty and justice -- in spiritual liberty?
"Holy One, Beloved Friend,
Awaken me to One Love!
Quicken my heart,
Enliven my soul,
Stir my blood,
Awaken within me,
The radiant Light of Only One:
Then transfigure that which remains
Robert Daniel Smith was privileged to serve the homeless and marginalized for 30 years in Salinas, California. Together with his wife, Michelle, they founded an intentional community called the 'Companions of the Way', also in Salinas. Robert and Michelle are community organizers, Catholic Worker renegades, sacred activists, writers, poets, artists, Divine Mother devotees, and practitioners of Kriya Yoga as taught by Rev. Ellen Grace O'Brian of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment. Michelle is also a Montessori public school teacher. Robert is also an ordained Interfaith Minister.