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By Joe in Oakland 3 years 2 months ago

Dear David,

Seems like your lila has struck yet again.

On Friday, my main computer at home suddenly went blank and kept restarting itself over and over. I spent the next couple of days on my mobile devices, searching for solutions and growing more frustrated as nothing made a difference. I even paid a specialist for advice, but none of that worked out either. On Tuesday, I made an appointment at the Apple Store to get my computer diagnosed this coming Monday. The guy at the Apple Store looked dismayed when I told him that I hadn't made a backup copy of my data, and he said that I could end up losing all of it.

By the time I logged on to your webcast this Wednesday morning, I was feeling mentally stressed and a bit ill physically. In the middle of the webcast, I got out of my seat and lay down in bed. My iPad was propped up next to my head with the webcast still running, and I made a little effort to keep meditating with you. I could feel some peace and sweetness seeping into my head.

Soon after the webcast, I took a nap and had a dream where you were showing me some electric cords and saying something about how they need to be properly connected. At one point, I felt as if you had decided that further explanation was unnecessary, and the dream ended abruptly.

Later that afternoon, I was puzzling over how to make a backup copy of my data in preparation for the Apple Store appointment. The guy at the Apple Store had already told me that I would not be able to make a backup if I couldn't even start up the computer sufficiently. I then considered your advice from the dream, and decided to give it a shot - even though you hadn't been very specific about what to do. I just looked at the power plugs for my computer, router, modem, and other peripheral devices; and I pulled them out and plugged them back in one at a time. I really didn't see how any of this would help, since nothing I had read online indicated that the wi-fi or other peripherals were related to my problem.

When I pressed the power button on my computer, the screen ended up going white like before, and I thought, "Oh no. It's gonna go through the same dysfunctional restart cycle again. Maybe the dream with David was only a dream." But after a minute or two, I noticed that the computer didn't restart itself again. The screen turned mostly black with a faint light in the background. I thought, "Wow, that's not much, but it's the closest thing to a breakthrough I've had since Friday."

And then it broke through even more. The computer desktop appeared, and everything started functioning normally. I was so shocked and relieved, I started dancing around the room saying at random, "Thank you David! Jai David! Woo!" My wife seemed happy too, although she told me to calm down because I was probably annoying the neighbors on the floor below us.

Anyway, I backed up the data as soon as I could (and canceled the Apple Store appointment). I feel as if, the more time I spend with you, the more I will be filled with stories worth telling. So I feel that you are making me wealthy in that sense. I like to think that my computer will die in the not-so-distant future, but that the stories of my experiences with you will live longer and continue to facilitate spontaneous meditative devotional moods for me, and perhaps even pass a bit of their feeling to others as well.

Thank you, for all the ways you touch me.


By Stephen 3 years 2 months ago

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Very touched yesterday by David's frank and true words that, for me, meant that we open ourselves to crystalizing our spiritual experiences when we give recognition to wherefrom they emerge. I have not done that for some time now though much has unfolded maintaining a "consciousness connection" with David. So also gratitude unexpressed may not be gratitude at all. I do place my head at the feet of our Master David when grace enables a sudden capacity to do so. The Vibrant Energy I see right this moment out my window animating the wind through the trees and transmitting through all things out and within is blissfully Absolute. Yet sweeter still is the devotional fragrance of feeling that all comes through the personal relationship to the avatar. Now already, even as I write, I start to co-opt this experience and it fades — so quickly I grasp for some permanent fragment: thank you David!

By jasalerno 3 years 3 months ago

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I listened to David's webcast tonight and wanted to share my thoughts about courage. Someone asked on the webcast if courage is needed for realization. David said something to the effect that it brought up to him courage that is associated with the military and the wrong use of power. That is certainly one way of thinking about the word courage. In that context, courage would not be necessary for realization as David pointed out.

I was thinking of courage in another way. For some people, it may take a kind of spiritual courage to surrender to what is. If that person has no knowledge, no teacher, he might have a kind of fear of what could happen if he starts a spiritual path. Maybe his situation is so unbearable, that to just relax and be innocent brings up fears that he has suppressed through keeping so busy because he hasn't had the courage to face the fears. To just be innocent and be with what is can bring up stress that needs to be released and it could take courage to just sit with, for example fear, without following the desire to engage in some activity instead of being with the fear.

I went through a long period in my spiritual walk where very strong emotions would come up during meditation, or even during quiet times during the day. I had the courage to go through this for many years because I had a teacher at that time who explained that this could happen and not be concerned about it. I wanted to bring this up in case there is someone reading this who is going through a period where they are having a lot of ruffness, release is happening. It's ok. Be courageous and go through it. Don't give up, even if it takes years.

I want to mention, with David, receiving his transmission has a soothing effect on me and I don't experience ruffness in his presence. That period where I was releasing a lot of emotional pain was pretty much over before I met David. However, it is possible that regularly listening to David's webcasts could help smooth out any ruffness that you may be experiencing.

By janny 3 years 5 months ago

I had an extraordinarily beautiful dream the other day, and felt I must write to David to tell him about it and the background behind it. He said it was a powerful darshan and asked me to consider posting it here, so here it is. I live in Australia and cannot come to the US to sit with David in person, so perhaps it may be helpful to others in the same situation.

In the dream I was meeting David for the first time in person. He was sitting in a chair in an almost empty function room in a hotel or something. He had just given a devotee a hug and then indicated to me that I could have one too. He lifted his hand up to invite me in. I was quite overcome and said: Let me compose myself first. I gathered myself together into the moment and leaned forward and we embraced. It was a very light, gentle embrace and I felt immediately immersed in his field. At first my heart got very erratic. It beat hard and convulsively. Then it calmed down as he held steady. It seemed there was no time limit on this hug. This was very comforting. It seemed there was only one heart now and my whole chest, back and front, was enfolded into this one heart. I felt safe and calm. He wasn’t giving me any indication that he would let go. I settled into this calm, safe heart-haven and then woke up. It was the best wake-up I've ever had. Right now I feel that heart-hug hasn’t ended. Whenever I stop to think about it my whole chest area feels warm and full and like it’s gently, snugly enfolded into the one Heart.

I guess this dream was prompted by the fact that, in an earlier email I’d written to David (which I didn’t send), I’d mentioned how I felt my relationship with him was missing a dimension since I cannot meet him in person, and that since I cannot come to the US I was feeling this as a possible disadvantage and a possible obstacle on this journey with him, and I didn’t know what to do about it. Perhaps the dream was telling me that it’s not a problem that I can’t go to the US; that the missing dimension has been added.

Another thing about this. I recall David saying in a webcast something to the effect that help can be given if we believe in that possibility. Well, the previous day I had been asking for help as I’ve been feeling extremely low physically and psychologically. I put a lot of feeling into that plea. Also, later that same day, I had been listening to an excerpt from a HeartMath talk about how the rhythm of the human heart is connected to the earth’s geomagnetic field and that individually and collectively we interact with the earth’s field. This seems to reinforce the perception that my dream was about the larger field pulling my erratic little heart, via David's form, into resonance with it - into its cosmic embrace. I guess you could say I asked for help, and it came. I feel something has shifted.

By BHAKTI8 3 years 5 months ago

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I have come to realize that in the end (although somehow I don't think end is the right word) it is love that matters most. A strange type of devotion and surrender to everything....for everything is this/me. Not some samadhi or temporary experience, not to some teaching or teacher. But love. Not a concept of what you think love is but a full embrace and immersion. I am deepening in this immersion...or at least it feels that way.. A strange type of deep humility too. I think the humility comes because of the nakedness of reality. The embrace is with everything that is as it is....the world....me. This world that I used to be so aloof from and used to think myself above and beyond , is now the mud I roll in and play in. Each encounter is “this/me”...my brain, my thoughts, my breath, my taxes, the oil in my car, my neighbor who smokes about 2 packs of cigarettes daily, the smoke from her cigarettes that some how makes its way over to my house in through my window and drives me crazy, Monsanto and all their horrible seeds, the sunlit air, the soft winds, the noisy cars on the freeway, the gentle deer at the park,my heart beating and blood pumping. All me everywhere.....every sound, movement and flicker of light. Recently a friend called who has a fear of death. I sat talking with him as we embraced death together head on. In the end I asked him, “Where are you going to go?” There is no room to go anywhere but here. There is no other space. You are held here very tightly....it is all so funny when you think about it. Apparently this comforted him and made him realize on the flip side he actually wanted to die and escape....a desire to not want to be here on the planet. This one many of us struggle with due to the insanity and suffering on our planet. David has massively altered my world, turned it upside down and all around. A radical eye opening heart awakening to the “here”. Strangely there is no escape but here.

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