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By jedijohn 8 years 1 month ago

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I have to admit that it has taken some time for me to get what others are blogging about...the Blessings and blissful experiences, after and during webcast and during the week or days between. I too am now having some good feelings of joy and bliss/. I know it has been a slow process for me . I have prayed and meditated for more light in my life, so maybe thats why I feel that , thats why I've been led to Davids, Teaching etc..In conclusion, I love it.. Ok more words. My friends asked me to ask you about the mayan Calendar. I really enjoyed your answer. also by following your web cast I have , experienced much of what you ahve been talking about. For instance, I have telepathic and other experiences with David more frequently. Iam also opening up to other types of extra sensory experiences, that, Ive had in the past, but Ive had more of them since Iv started to Meditate with you. I know thats not why I meditate, but a part of my path. I usually just feel good about most of them.

By beatchk 8 years 2 months ago

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Last night's satsang with David was marvelous; always one is immediately marinated in Luminescent Presence, and then drawn inward to consider: "Whenceforth ariseth this blissful nectar-fire?"

--Which regularly manifests with ease in his presence when one is sufficiently open to attune to it, or even when one is downright obstinate, but at heart yearning to grow.

One can read many scriptures which will point to the Self as the origination of this brilliant effulgence. For this reason, I was compelled to dialogue with David about the transmutative quality of sitting with him, of his ability to quicken what is already present in each of us as Self-emanating and radiantly effulgent as the very Axis Mundi (the center of the world/entirety of creation). And all of this is very grandiose to say, and yet the scriptures would insist that this is the case, that we are obscured by countless karmic accretions, but are the very essence of the centrality (bindu) of non-dual Divine Presence.

It becomes ridiculous for a novice such as myself to say that this is or is not true, it is an Experience, above all to sit close to David in this Light and then witness the spontaneous manifestations, or Display of the movement of light as consciousness (it oozes and moves sinuously like a serpent, interpenetrating the tissues of my brain in a most astonishingly subtle, yet palpable fashion). And yet, that is all that it is, is a display, or a quickening of a potential of something that might be infinitely deeper, but which has yet to be fully established. The Shakti has its own rigours (tapas/heat) and equal gentleness and compassionate restraint. However, that I feel the manifestation of Bliss Consciousness in my heart space cannot be denied. I can vouch for that! If you sit with David, your Heart will blossom, and you will know Love, inner fullness, and inner radiance, which would hold promise to validate the idea that there is a holographic nature to reality and Divinity, that there is a Self.

That being said, it is imperative for me to not fall prey to speaking "beyond my means" and to use what I have heard or read as a crutch to explain various phenomena into existence before I have tasted the essence of that Truth for myself. David also addressed this issue by mentioning that indeed, most of what has ever been written about enlightenment has arisen from language, which is inherently culture-bound, and therefore will always miss the mark somewhat.

I hear disciples from many quarters speaking in superlatives about their experiences and claiming that it is this true gnosis, and I am never sure whether they actually had that experience, or whether they are using that cultural language to conjure up a phantom of being closer to enlightenment. I know I have done this myself many times mistaking the training wheels of what I've read as experience, and I am trying to stay true to what is actually happening in this beginners body-mind without waxing rhapsodic.

So I will repeat only that of which I am certain, that I can vouch for the reality of the oneness of the Heart, and that this is somehow the centrality of our inter-Being. I can also vouch for there being a beneficial effect to feeling this heart energy radiance, and that it helps us to stay present to Truth when we might forget it in our day to day living.

May the path unfold with magnificent power, intelligence and Love in all our lives for the benefit of all!

Pranams to David and to the Light of the Heart!

By ari.meyer 8 years 2 months ago

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Being somewhat obsessive about "realization" is counterproductive, I'm finding. Most of my questions to David have been basically the same: The shakti is really blissful, but what about the Big E (Enlightenment)? What about nirvikalpa samadhi? Why, no matter how silent it seems, does the mind never completely go away? Or, to some them all up, what am I doing wrong?

It’s easy to say things like, “Just enjoy the moment”, “Surrender to the Infinite and accept whatever it brings you”, etc. After reading so many books, though, written by so many masters, how can one help but be disappointed when making the inevitable comparisons between oneself and Them? It seems like you’re either Awakened or in Bondage, and looking at things that way can be pretty depressing.

Tonight, however, David dissolved this idea for me. He explained (while the energy did it’s thing ;-) that this is really an erroneous way of thinking, and that there are countless stages of growth one undergoes on the way to self-realization. To not recognize each of them as being significant, seeing yourself, as he put it, as “either enlightened or a jerk”, doesn’t allow you to take credit for the steps you’ve progressed along the path.

It’s often difficult to see how far we’ve come. I particularly have problems seeing this when I notice my mind reverting to old states and patterns, and how much that contrasts with the higher states I’ve experienced. Likewise when I hold up my typical mindstates to those exalted ones we, as representatives of the Dharma, are supposed to exemplify. But David has explained many times that these up-and-down patterns are natural during these stages.

Something shifted tonight whereby I’m finally accepting all this. It really felt like a weight was lifted, and I feel much more relaxed. The shakti was really flowing, and it washed over me and took my obsessions with it. Thank you, David! :-)

By michael ortega 8 years 2 months ago

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Everything in our natural world is always already in Samadhi. That we might not realize our encompassment, or absorption, or expanded-ness is due to our not having been fully initiated into this global nature of Reality. Association with David provides a progressive expansion as the Big Self. There are stages of Awakening, albeit of a non-linear sort, so that, as David frequently says, everyone is different, and that you just don't know how long it will take for you.
When I first met David I was skeptical that by hanging out with him in the Shakti that this could be sufficient. There were errors in my understanding then, as I was unaware of the quickening and expansive power of The Divine Mother Consciousness to progressively initiate me. I somehow assumed that association with David would merely equate to me feeling Shakti, but I couldn't even conceive of how this Benediction would operate. A year after being with David, there is, indeed, a deepening and quickening and glimpses of the Big Self are arising. If this is the case it powerfully suggests that further and further expansion of Full Consciousness will ensue -- proportionate to my inner fire, faith and commitment to That.
"Waking up beyond the mirage of Duality" is what David can do for us, and beyond that we just don't know. There is no ceiling, at least potentially, depending on the individual. "This Reality cannot be grasped", as David says, is because this expansion continues and continues and everything is realized as Enlightenment; the words of a friend, the song of a bird, the stars, the sky, are all existing as the Self in infinity. If we bring our sequential minds to such Reality we can't possibly feel it. There are times now, where Everything is the Self, Consciousness, and it is seen how everything is arising within Itself. Everything is arising in Enlightenment, but we have to be initiated to feel and see it. The quivering of the delicate flower in the gentle breeze, or breath, the trees, we all "reside in a condition which Transcends everything." The Absolute cannot be separated out from the world. Being and existence are one and the same. There is no other Heaven up there, but it is here in The Heart. That which looks to an elswhere, or otherwhere, or a beyond everything, is what David refers to as anti-Shakti, or anti-feminine teachings, or views.
It all comes down to hearing and understanding David, in the context of the Radiation of the Shakti, Divine energy. It is animistic, it animates, "It enters into living beings and animates them." This is the initiatory power that David Is, and offers.

I feel so happy and fortunate to be roped up with all of you on this mountain of Consciousness, in which we will all, hopefully, realize each other in the Self and in the Divine Flashing Light of Shakti-Consciousness, unleashed as David Spero.

By lunarshakti 8 years 2 months ago

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I wanted to post this exchange between David and I a few days ago. I never gave much thought to "That." It was, I believed, too abstract, too far away. But, interestingly, after David asked me to ponder this, I realized that I may have a better understanding of That than I previously thought. To me, That is love, bliss, shakti and light -- all of the qualities of God or the Guru. I'm not sure if that's the official definition, but that's what It means to me. All of these things, I've experienced in overwhelming fullness just by sitting w/ David. So, yes, I can now say that I know what That is. I don't fully identify as That yet, but I never gave it much thought either. Need to meditate on this A LOT more. Fascinating.

Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 1:41 PM
So much bliss today. It's incredible because yesterday I was kinda outta sorts -- didn't sleep well the night before and in a slightly bad mood. And when I attended the online meditation last night, my mind was a little all over the place and wasn't sure if I had gotten as much out of it as I should've. Plus, I had to attend the meditation from my office at work, so I couldn't really close my eyes and get into the mediation as much as I wanted to. But this morning, for whatever reason, I am filled with this very sweet, soothing, nectarous, long-lasting bliss. Mood has shifted dramatically. Bliss is
really penetrating in a good way. Especially through my heart chakra and my face. Very beautiful. And as I write this, it seems to magnify even more. Thank you, David. Needed that.

David Spero
Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 2:15 PM
In that bliss, David, are you beginning to untuit or feel or understand or know that You are That?
Is That within this experience?
Is That what is producing this Bliss, Release, and Flushing Love?

Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 2:38 PM
Well, I know that it's not me, so that must mean it must be That. Intellectually, I know that we all are That, but I don't identify as That yet. I mostly associate That w/ you because that's when I feel It the most. Honestly, I've never thought about all this in this way before. So interesting. I must meditate on this some more. Thank you.