I have often lamented that I would get so much more ministerial work done, if
I were not more or less constantly fighting for survival.
I am an autistic man within a neurotypical world, a compassionate person who
wants everyone to have enough (and is consequently not a participant in capitalistic
competition), and a minister who maintains that spirituality is such an individualized
phenomenon that each person will most likely need something unique and different. I
believe that That Which is Truly Divine is big enough to encompass all human perspectives
and experience and is first and foremost the spiritual embodiment of highest wisdom
and greatest love. How the Divine may choose to manifest to any particular individual--or
not--is of course entirely determined by the Divine. To the extent that expressions
are non-violent and mutually respectful, I am happy to support that interaction.
If you truly believe the potential contribution of a person such as myself is
valuable, please seriously consider supporting my existence, survival, and ministerial
activity within this world, in any and every way
you are able. I myself am working as hard as I can to make good things happen, but
I find again and again that I simply cannot manage this all alone.
It is equally my intention, as I have repeatedly demonstrated in the past, to
share my home with everyone in need, as much as I am able. Were I to be blessed
with my own home, it would become an available spiritual retreat for anyone who needs
to take a break for a day or two, to deal with any sort of personal challenge. My
overall plan is to create camp sites, sacred spaces, and meditation gardens throughout
the grounds around the home. Specifically because I do not want spiritual, mental,
and emotional health to be enjoyed only by the wealthy, donations for use of the
spaces I will create would be encouraged but not required.
Unfortunately, I have been unable to discover any way for home-related funds
to be held within any sort of restricted bank account, specifically because of administrative
restrictions related to my disability status. It is nonetheless possible that an
“owner-carry” mortgage on an inexpensive rural property could be negotiated, which
might be affordable to my limited monthly income.
An available alternative, if additional trustworthy persons could be found who
are willing to serve on the Board of Directors of God Space Sanctuary, a 501(c)3
religious non-profit organization (www.GodSpaceSanctuary.org), would be for that
organization to purchase property and make me the live-in care-taker (at which time
I would resign from that Board, of which I am currently a member, in order to avoid
any conflict of interest). All donations to this organization are tax-deductible.
I will post occasional updates on this page, to alert all potential donors of any
progress related to this effort. Anyone wishing more detailed information is welcome
Thank you very, very much for your support. -- S.W.