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By ari.meyer 8 years 4 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 5 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 5 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.

DC
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?

DC
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.

By Abha 8 years 5 months ago

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3/4/10 David asked me to post this short note I sent him this morning.
Dear David,
While riding the bus to work this morning, I was meditating for awhile and then my attention started drifting to those around me. Each one I looked at had a spark of light emanating from them. I started to see that others are already free and, in a way, how easy it would be for them to feel free. I know it would just be a small shift from the body/mind to their core Being but also realize what vulnerability and trust it would take to give up their point of view/identity, not to mention the tremendous Love and Grace required to catalyze that process. That brings me to the question, why isn't everyone seeking You out, as they are all in Your Attention. It seems it is not Consciousness's intention to wake everyone up at the same time. Or maybe something is afoot and there will be a great explosion, a kind of 100th monkey effect.
Well, time to get to work.
Namaste,
Abha

By jedijohn 8 years 5 months ago

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I was day dreaming about a friend, who was shopping at Whole Foods Market. Then lo, I see David, in line or he walked right by me. I do think this is my first true contact with David. Besides the Free web casts. God bless David, and me. I like many people I know are having problems, with uncertainties about their futures. I mean Iam a teacher and many of us will be with out a job next ,school year. Iam really hopeful that , things Will work out for me. I think that this Meditation is good for my whole being. As far as my little vision, I think it means that I need to eat more Meat, "Only Kidding", I think , I like it that I was touched by his presence.

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