Blog - Human Nature

Dealing with Grief

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 12, 2017 • 34 Comments

I hear from grieving people almost daily now. Their pain is often so raw that it is nearly unbearable to read their messages, and I realize that since I cannot feel grief myself I am handicapped in my attempts to help them. But I try! Grief is a process. It is composed of a number... Read More

This is Personal

Posted by Roberta Grimes • July 05, 2017 • 14 Comments

           There is a theory that if you pick up a calf at its birth and then every day thereafter, eventually you can pick up a bull. It’s a nice idea, but I can personally testify that it is not true. I cannot believe that I haven’t found time to write a new blog post... Read More

Thinking From Love

Posted by Roberta Grimes • April 19, 2017 • 6 Comments

People have been asking me to do more videos. I have a great face for radio, so being filmed while talking is not my idea of fun! But to help you enjoy my most recent books, I did three new videos. Here they are. The Fun of Growing Forever details the amazing fact that the... Read More

The Fun of Living Together

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 20, 2017 • 8 Comments

The point of figuring out what happens after death is that you finally learn how to live. You start thinking on an eternal scale! Far from losing interest in the things of this world, you care so much more about all of humanity; and when you are thinking spiritually, you can see the world’s problems... Read More

Forgiving Yourself

Posted by Roberta Grimes • February 14, 2017 • 17 Comments

Forgiveness is the most essential and also the most difficult spiritual exercise. Most of us still are vibrating at a fear-based more than a love-based level, which is why humanity is in such turmoil; and we are being told now by beings not in bodies that unless we can raise this planet’s consciousness, human life... Read More

It’s Time For a Second Christian Reformation

Posted by Roberta Grimes • December 19, 2016 • 20 Comments

It has been half a millennium almost to the day since Martin Luther issued his Ninety-Five Theses that attacked some of Christianity worst excesses. Whether he actually nailed his Theses to the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg, Germany, is unclear; but just the publication of his complaints began what is known as the... Read More

The Butterfly

Posted by Roberta Grimes • December 04, 2016 • 29 Comments

I was very close to my mother-in-law. She lived with us for the final decade of her life, and she often confided in me things that at the time I could neither understand nor imagine. This wizened little lady with the wrinkled face and the artificial hip had been a dancer, a balletic skater, and... Read More

Cargo Cult Science at Harvard

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 24, 2016 • 18 Comments

In the last century there were isolated tribes on remote Pacific islands that tried to keep the bounty of Western goods coming by building wooden replicas of cargo planes. They maintained their jungle runways, and when explorers later visited these islands they were dumbfounded to find that a whole system of pseudo-religious beliefs had grown... Read More

To Whom Do We Pray?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 12, 2016 • 19 Comments

Recently someone asked me what might be the most important question of all. I no longer think much about prayer for reasons that will become clear to you below, but Denise’s question wonderfully captures the conundrum that many sincere people face: “Angels, spirit guides, dead loved ones, God.  If we need help, to whom do... Read More

Resisting Enlightenment

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 09, 2016 • 33 Comments

The reason why all of humankind is not already  certain that our minds are eternal rests on two inconvenient facts: Each of us cultivates a worldview upon which we build a personal identity. So to be asked past the age of maybe forty to take our worldview down to base and accept a different understanding... Read More