January 11, 2012

I have Stage 4 Lung Cancer & I’m Giving Away my Life’s Work ~ Robert Rabbin

Author’s note: I connected with Robert before he boarded his flight for the US and asked his permission to republish this request on elephantjournal; whether or not you’ve been touched by Robert’s work, chances are you know someone who has. Even so, as I said to Robert, “We are all companions on this journey, and it’s through the grace of men (and women) like you that I have been fortunate to know peace beyond the self.” Robert has done much to be of service to humanity over the years and it’s now, in his hour of need, that we have the opportunity to provide some small measure of service in return. This is one of the clearest invitations for support I’ve ever received – I imagine you may well find yourself similarly moved.


I didn’t see this coming …

I thought I’d have the next 10 or 20 years to speak about my eighth and most recent book, The 5 Principles of Authentic Living: How to Live an Authentic Life in 10 Words. In this book, I share the distilled essence of what I have experienced about life — after almost 50 years of deep spiritual work, meditation, and self-inquiry.

In May 2011, I began what I thought would be years of teaching these 5 Principles to audiences around the world. I left my home in Australia and moved back to the USA. I stayed with my sister in Los Angeles for a few months, then went to Bali to lead an authenticity retreat, then stopped in Australia on my way back to the US.

Stage 4 Lung Cancer Spread to Bones
And that’s when I got the news, on January 6th. You can watch me speak directly to you about this on my new You Tube channel.

Less Time?
I have only preliminary “opinions” from an oncology team here in Australia. Further tests are required, treatment options to be considered. I don’t know if I have years or months with which to share myself and my work with you. In one way, today is very different from yesterday. In another way, it isn’t. Life is as fluid and magical as ever. Let’s see what happens.

What Now?
I want to continue doing what I set out to do a few months ago: teach The 5 Principles of Authentic Living. But now, I need your help to do this. The game has changed.

All my Digital Books for Free!
To celebrate this new game, I want to give you my new book, the one that took most of my life to write. In fact, I want to give you free access to all my digital books and products, with my best wishes. Download links are below, on this page.

I also want your family and friends to equally enjoy my “life work,” so please share this page link with as many people as you can, using all your creative impulses and internet skills and social media tools.

Flying to San Francisco

I’m flying into San Francisco today, January 11. My brothers and sisters and many dear friends are there. I lived there for almost 20 years, before moving to Australia. I want to settle there, begin teaching and sharing my work with as many people as want to learn, and start to fully recover my health. I need your help to do this.

Why Do I Need Your Help?
At the precise moment of a great need for financial and material means, I have little. Alas, no, I do not have health insurance! I have exhausted my own savings in partial payment of my current hospital and medical bills.

I’ll start out living with my sister, Gina. But I would like to secure my own place to live, from where I can also immediately begin speaking about what I have recently written. I believe you would enjoy and benefit from hearing what I have to say. Many of you already have — recently or during some other point in the past 25 years of my speaking about my own exploration and experience of self, reality, awareness.

Accelerated Authenticity Teaching Initiative
I envision being in a living space where I can also meet with people daily who want to learn about The 5 Principles of Authentic Living. People will be welcome to drop by, sit quietly, ask questions. We’ll record some of these interactions and post them on a special new You Tube channel.

I’ll accept media interview requests so people can connect with me to learn about The 5 Principles of Authentic Living, access points to their own authentic being.

Of course, I’ll follow up immediately with further testing of my cancer to determine treatment options, with both traditional and holistic professional support and guidance in this area. I am in the process of setting some appointments even as I write this.

Financial Donation
Yes, I need your immediate generous help to do this. I need your immediate financial support for:

  • Current Treatment Expenses
  • Basic Living Expenses
  • Holistic Medical Expenses

I want to ask everyone I know, and everyone you know, and everyone they know, to please make an immediate financial donation of any amount (of course, let’s not limit the amount or frequency of donation). And I can only add, Thank you from my heart, to yours.

Click on the Donation page to make a Donation now.

Material Contribution
Do you have a guest house, or other suitable space in which I can live and meet people? Do you have resources that can contribute to the creation and maintenance of a physical living and meeting space, and the means to activate local, national, and international interest and participation in my project? Do you have producing or technical skills to help me broadcast my message to as many people as may be interested? Just email me with your ideas and offering.

I have only this one thing left to do — to share with you, with everyone, to express in an authentic manner the deepest presence of silent awareness that lives within me, that is me, that is you.

With all my heart and love,

Robert Rabbin

Contact me
Email: [email protected]
USA Cell: 323.803.9070 (after 20th January)

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