Rob Menning McRae

I am a psychotherapist, spiritual counselor and author based in the area of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada who has also published under the name of P. Raymond Stewart.  My internationally published and multiple translated book “Living As God” was published in 2006 by Namaste Publishing, Vancouver, and revised for a second edition in  2012. 

I have been sharing my experience of the world for many years, which seems to be best expressed through the language of a mix of mysticism and psychological philosophy.  I had the good fortune of having the opportunity to give talks in such places as the Omega Institute of New York,  bookstores and Unity churches across Ontario and California, and as far as Holland, where my first book has been translated into Dutch.

I hold a Master’s Degree in Spiritual Counseling and Psychotherapy from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, and am now a Registered Member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).

I continue to be available for psychotherapy, spiritual counseling,  and general consultation for individuals and organizations, to assist and guide those with open hearts and minds into greater depths of their own selves.

When I am not learning about psychotherapy and enlightenment, I am singing in a professional choir, trying to stay healthy enough to run competitive races up to a half-marathon or so, reading intelligent fiction, playing drums, dreaming about Iceland, and generally, staring off into the abyss.  I can also make you one heck of a hand-pulled espresso.

 

About Emptyfullness

Emptyfullness is a non-denominational word that describes the paradoxical nature of the mysterious reality that is pointed to in all religions and spiritual philosophies under various names.  It is an attempt to literally translate the Sanskrit word sunysata/ sunyata, which describes the primal source of all things as a void that is pregnant with all possibility.  Every part of life and creation is the same way, equally empty and full at the same time – just like this moment is both empty of any meaning other than that which you apply it, and also completely present as the entirety of all infinity.  By embracing this paradox of reality, we may come closer to understanding and feeling the perfection in this moment, the holiness in the mundane, the sacredness in the human self.  I’m no enlightened saint, but the taste of oneness is certainly not what I thought it was going be.  But I can say this: it’s sweeter.