Birth date: October 15, 1953 URS date: July 28, 2012
Sharif Robert Reuter
Adventurer: Climbing, Ski Touring (why go around when you can go over?)
Non Dual Philosopher
Building his own cabin
Libra Balancer, Mediator
Lover of Life and Laughter
The man was a true dervish and Mevlevi Sheihk, standing in the doorways of opportunity for life lessons, many of which are opening for me now. As ever leading the way home to Love. His deep inner work was reflected by the Tarot cards he chose in healing sessions over the last months — Courage, The Star, The Fool and Resurrection. Each one brought him through another station of understanding on his path. Intentionally, he had been clearing and completing with people in the last few weeks as well as resolving the moral dilemma of using Physician Aided Dying. In the end he explained it as, “Why go over when you can go around?” for once taking the easy (???) path.
We shared 15 years and a real spiritual journey.
Sharif passed on Saturday morning, July 28, in a circle of his closest friends. He made room for final words from us, then shared Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Beyond my Wildest Dreams’ and Neil Young’s ‘Comes a Time’ and then accepted the cup. He had time to look around the circle and end with me – a finger kiss and into slumber. He heard the Mevlevi Naat and then left us during the Ney (flute) solo. The Bismillah was spoken
The final words of blessing were my rendition of the Unity prayer. “The Light of God surrounds you. The Love of God enfolds you. The Presence of God is what you are. And so it is.”
His son, Max, was able to pick out a tombstone from local Columbia basalt, haul it out a quarter of a mile and help build his cremation box. What a blessing to have had him near this summer.