Listen in as Tim Callan’s shares his amazing journey through deep grief after the death of his wife, to find new love on the other side. Tim speaks of his experience of the power of grief willingly and fully met. He also tells us of the power of the Process to open our hearts to the life that our Spiritual Self wants us to live.
Tim shares that if he hadn’t been willing to walk through it all, his life would have been an incomplete life. Listen closely as he tells how he invited grief to take him where he needed to go and what happened when he did.
After completing the Process, Tim came to work for the Hoffman Institute. He took on several administrative functions and became a Process teacher. Tim served as VP/Chief Administrative Officer of the Hoffman Institute until he retired in 2010.
Prior to Hoffman, Tim served in the United States Army. He was a member of the California National Guard for 34 years. During his career, he had executive responsibility for the NATO Partnership for Peace/State Partnership Program with Ukraine and served as Military Aid to the Governor of California.
A co-founder of a community-based transformational workshop/retreat nonprofit corporation, Tim served as a trainer, teacher, and ropes course facilitator. Tim was also co-founder and President/CEO of the New Mexico Chapter of Illuman. An international nonprofit organization, Illuman is dedicated to fostering male spirituality and healthy masculinity.
Tim and his wife, Laurel, who was also a Hoffman teacher, now live in the high desert of Northern New Mexico.
In this conversation with Drew, Tim reads the following poem by David Whyte.
The Well of Grief
Those who will not slip beneath
the still surface of the well of grief
turning downward through its black water
to the place we cannot breathe
will never know the source from which we drink,
the secret water,
cold and clear,
nor find in the darkness
glimmering the small round coins thrown away
by those who wished for something else.