Blog - Understanding Reality

Preserving the Truth

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 28, 2020 • 54 Comments

“If you hold to My teaching, you are really My disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” – Jesus, from the Bible’s Gospels (JN 8:31-32) You may be surprised to see me fighting so hard to safeguard the evidence-based truth about death and the afterlife from efforts to... Read More

Near-Death Is Not Real Death

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 21, 2020 • 127 Comments

“The time has come,” the Walrus said, “To talk of many things: Of shoes — and ships — and sealing-wax — Of cabbages — and kings — And why the sea is boiling hot — And whether pigs have wings.”        – Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) from Through the Looking-Glass (1871) The death process is amazingly... Read More

What Is Humankind?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 14, 2020 • 41 Comments

So God created mankind in His own image; In His own image God created them; Male and female He created them. God blessed the humans by saying to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it!” – (Gen 1:27-28) Ascribed to the Prophet Moses (?-1273 BC) For all of human history our religions... Read More

The Ongoing Act of Creation

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 07, 2020 • 44 Comments

Then God said, “Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens.” God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God... Read More

Peeking Behind the Curtain

Posted by Roberta Grimes • February 29, 2020 • 67 Comments

In the beginning, God created the universe. When the earth was as yet unformed and desolate, with the surface of the ocean depths shrouded in darkness, and while the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters, God said, “Let there be light!” So there was light. – (Gen 1:1-3) Ascribed to... Read More

Moving Beyond Faith

Posted by Roberta Grimes • February 22, 2020 • 29 Comments

Day by day, Day by day, Oh, Dear Lord, Three things I pray. To see thee more clearly, Love thee more dearly, Follow thee more nearly Day by day. – Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tubelak, from the 1971 musical “Godspell” We have spoken at length about the fact that mainstream science and mainstream Christianity are... Read More

Selling Love-Based Living in a Fear-Based World

Posted by Roberta Grimes • February 15, 2020 • 49 Comments

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world… And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?                                          – W.B. Yeats (1845-1939) from “The Second Coming” Many people have an increasing sense that Western civilization is falling apart. Some of us... Read More

Life Without Sin – Part Two

Posted by Roberta Grimes • January 18, 2020 • 40 Comments

Rules are meant to give us a structure within which a great many people can live together in reasonable peace and safety. We understand that fact in the civic sense, and we know that until humankind has managed to do a lot more spiritual development there will be a need for civic authorities and their... Read More

Life is Consciousness

Posted by Roberta Grimes • December 28, 2019 • 24 Comments

The worst thing about the mainstream scientific gatekeepers’ insistence that all scientific inquiry must be based in materialism is the fact that since even matter is not solid, such a dogma makes it impossible for scientists to seek real answers to our most important questions. These central questions will vary depending on the viewpoint of... Read More

Evidential Mediumship

Posted by Roberta Grimes • December 14, 2019 • 67 Comments

One question that is often asked is whether there are any good mental mediums. People ask the question in various ways, inquiring about honesty or native talent, but what they really want to know is whether we know of a medium who can clearly demonstrate to them that a loved one has survived. Having had... Read More