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By michael ortega 8 years 1 month ago

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I am Divinely Distracted by a great Vision.
I am completely blown away by "who" "David" Is, and I don't mean this in any sort of Neo-Vedantic sense, either. David literally is the Transmission of Awakened Consciousness. This Shakti Transmission reveals all-pervasive potent Consciousness as utterly animating the body/mind in the most extreme impersonal sense, simultaneously igniting pure Bliss- Devotion. This Avataric-Shakti is intensely purifying and spares nothing. All that is not resonant with ultimate Truth is exposed, as Kali's scrimitar slices away the persona, revealing karmic patterns of false identification.

This process that I have undergone with David is the most powerful, compelling, overwhelming and spiritually real initiation into the realm of the 'shining ones.'* In this case, it is the stunning, incomprehensible Darshan of Devi, The Divine Mother, as well as the bewitching irresistible grace of Krishna, the Superconscious manifestation of shimmering, shining, flashing Transcendental Consciousness raised to the ultimate pitch of Radiance Blessing.

I can only resort to astonishment, hyperbole, and bad poetry when attempting to speak it.

"Who's awakened? Consciousness is awakened, not "you"."

"The Power that is released from a Liberated Consciousness is unspeakable." -David Spero

* The term 'Devi', like the term Deva is derived from the Sanskrit for 'shining one'.

By shakteem 8 years 1 month ago

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Yesterday, I experienced quite a blissful transference of Consciousness from David during his Awakening Intensive...even though I live in Hollywood and the intensive was in San Francisco.

I have noticed this phenomenon many times before where I would find myself suddenly elevated in a state of bliss ... like being naturally high ... and then realizing that David was conducting a program at that precise time. Looking at an image of David or a video during these times amplifies this experience.

It's an inner communion, on a deep level, that these occurrences express, and really point to the true meaning of "spirituality" above and beyond religious sentiments and rituals. They also cause me to draw into consideration what I am doing with my consciousness, exactly, when I am not tuning into David, focussed instead on activities which I later recognize to be somewhat ego-based.

What I notice is that when I sense this inner relationship or become aware of it in the moment, meditation and bliss comes immediately and naturally, with no effort on my part other than to simply be still and quiet. This is the only type of meditation that motivates me now, actually. I am enjoying it right this moment, in fact, as I write this blog entry. It's really just that simple, it appears. Amazing.

Thank you again, David. :)

By shakteem 8 years 1 month ago

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This entry accounts for my experiences with David on July 7, 2010.

I had tuned into another of David's free weekly online satsang offerings on Wednesday evening, and once again enjoyed an incredibly blissful, spontaneous meditation full of Light and Freedom. No matter how active my mind may be at the commencement of these online gatherings, by the conclusion of the internet programs I invariably find myself coming back into my body-mind and experiencing a type of euphoric feeling I only really feel in David's company.

It's the spiritual event that happened later Wednesday night that prompted me to write this blog entry. Relating spiritual experiences is something about which I have historically remained quite reticent, as deeply personal spiritual events are quite difficult for me to share in a public forum. Further, merely trying to accurately annunciate and describe something of an infinite nature into verbal or written language is an exercise I usually avoid. Yet, so profound was my experience and so moving, I am compelled to record it here.

A few hours after last Wednesday's online satsang, I drifted off to sleep and soon found myself quite conscious in a lucid state. I was immediately aware of a sense of weightlessness, and discovered a great degree of both the normal, physical sensation of light, and also the supernal sort of Light, emanating from the tremendously-sized smiling face of David. David's beaming visage, which appeared quite opaque yet extremely ecstatic, hovered quite close to the presence of a certain B-list Hollywood actor, and my own bodily presence, and the three of us seemed to be both floating in a universe of stars and in a nature setting somehow at the same time. The following is what I cognized in the midst of this lucid affair, even while I was actually experiencing it.

I became aware that this actor was comparing two "parallel universes" of himself ... one which had brought him into David's satsang, and he was quite radiating with gratitude at his recognition of that priceless blessing. That universe was very bright, very beaming, very Real. The other universe was ... of nothing particularly special. The actor had "chosen" the universe in relationship to David, and was completely in a state of rapture and grace; it was very obvious. What blew me away about this whole scene is that there was this music playing that seemed to be generated within and emanated from the relationship between this awakening actor and David. It was a tremendously beautiful, tear-invoking sound ... but it was also the vibration of this transmission, felt throughout my body, that was just out of this world. At the time, I found myself thinking it reminded me of music created by Venetian Baroque composer Tomaso Albinoni (don't ask me why), and so I shall have to go through his works and see what I can dig up.

At any rate, my presence in this scene seemed to me to be of an instructional role, as I felt David was showing me how true music is generated ... from this grace, from this Divine Relationship. This went on for about 20 to 30 seconds (from what I can tell), before the sequence passed from my lucid awareness.

What has kept me speechless for the last couple of days is the intensity of this experience. There was simply so much shakti and just true love in this experience that even trying to think mentally about it, discerning its meaning was extremely elusive. Interestingly, though, there was no felt fear of forgetting the lucid encounter, as happen so often with my other lucid dreams.

The other aspect that was overwhelmingly and resounding clear was the degree of soul and music instruction I experienced in that 30 seconds of lucid bliss. I was quite aware I was being taught on the deepest level possible, and this level of instruction was nothing short of avataric. I have been spiritually motivated for the past 20 years, eventually bringing me to the feet of a few of the world's great avatars, and this experience was similar in impact upon me, with at least as much, if not more, of the same sensation of having been blessed by the Divine.

The sensation of the divine instruction, seemingly manifesting in my dreamlike body, was so palpable, the radiation of David's bliss coupled with the incredible music of this transmission ... I can only bluntly and brutishly point towards it with a few paltry words. For me, a musician at heart, to have experienced something of this nature, is cosmically priceless, and was also extremely healing, as I had begun to lose motivation in music in general for its lack of real spiritual power, or presence.

In this sequence, David seemed to wordlessly convey to me, a multi-tiered divine instruction of the blessing-in-itself and nature of the Divine Relationship, the actual functioning of enlightenment, the application of the avatar function, and the demonstration of real music created from "Light"/"Love" itself ... all in about 30 seconds of lucid dreaming. It's as if David innately knew how to best communicate with me, instruct me, at my deepest, non-verbal, non-mental, level and effortlessly blessed me with this darshan. I even remember thinking, during the experience, that with such Divine Relationship, any concern or thought about "enlightenment" would have been profoundly foolish. I seemed to realize that it's really all about Divine Relationship, not about enlightenment at all. I seemed to realize that enlightenment is nothing without Divine Relationship.

I think this is all I have to say about this. It was a monumental effort, for some reason, to be able to package this experience in my mind to write it here; I'm not sure why. But I am extremely grateful for David's continuing availability and regard, and awed by the divinity of the experience I was blessed with last Wednesday night.

By beatchk 8 years 2 months ago

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Last night was a whopper of a satsang. David began the evening by laying out the non-dual nature of reality in Advaitic terms. He used a beautiful metaphor, likening the mind to a small plot of land enclosed by a fence. When one (seemingly individuated consciousness) approaches the fence and looks to see what is beyond it, one can see the vastness of Being itself, spreading in all directions. The limited mind is necessarily operating within that unlimited expansion.
At one point a motorcycle razzed its way into our perception field. It was noted that if you felt that noise as occurring "in you" then you were perceiving in a more Truthful way.
Over time, it became apparent that a different mood bourne of love was beginning to manifest, and this bhava seemed to be akin to the movement of sunlight dancing on water, or shimmering sparks flickering about in the mist of a waterfall. David identified this Light as the Divine Mother, or as Ma Kali. It seemed like Mapranashakti, the primordial Devi. Any sadhana undertaken under the wing of this Mother in this scintillating atmosphere was effortless.
David noted that She manifested from "afar" because of love and the intense devotion of her devotees. What beauty that even a shred of the appropriate Bhakti and devotion could yield such love in response from Mother! What tremendous grace.
David's divine mood turned giddily ecstatic. We all shared this astonishing love in interbeing, and the beauty of dissolution into love.

By Rick 8 years 2 months ago

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Earlier this year I felt directed to David's teachings, and I've been regularly attending his webcasts and receiving his darshan. This is helping me to integrate the 'me' as consciousness with the 'me' who goes to work and lives a mundane everyday life. Lately it's becoming quite effortless to remain in Consciousness, and those old feelings of disappointment at 'falling out of Consciousness' are now generally replaced with a quick inward glance to see that I am still Consciousness and that nothing was ever lost. This is so very welcome after the past few years of 'straining' to experience successive states, and riding the rollercoaster from elated crest to disappointed valley.

Lately, I often experience feelings of desire and loss due to missing out on the weekend events. Since I live out of state, it's just not possible to attend. During Saturday's webcast, David mentioned that his energy was readily available on his websites whenever he was putting his attention there. Of course it's available at all times as well, but I do feel it particularly strongly when we are online with David 'live'. So I started noticing when David was logged in to this site, and I did the following:
1. log in to express my intention to commune very deeply with source.
2. open myself to whatever may be offered.
3. reach out to David with something like Spiritual arms (this vision just seems to happen for me).
4. reach out to the other group members. I saw us as all holding hands.
The result was, I felt the energy transmission just as intensely as I've felt it during the webcasts.

I just thought I'd share this in case any other remote group members at times get to feeling a bit detached. I seem to feel very independent as long as I'm sitting with David twice a week, but I can still tend to struggle if my life situations become difficult and I miss out on that refreshing hour with David on Saturday.

I'm very happy to be part of this unique group of people.
Love and appreciation to all,