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Developing ConsciousnessIs our love reflected in every aspect and every waking moment? For most of us I would have to say no. We are human after all, and our material lives make this difficult with all the distractions that cross our paths knocking us off center. Although many of us will pay to hear a talk on spiritual living, most struggle to apply the basic principles in our day-to-day lives. Are we just talking about love or are we actually working toward demonstrating love and spirituality. The best way to apply this is to get our heads out of the clouds and and start step by step bringing clear conscious light down to earth into a daily practice.

While working on our spiritual maturity we are also developing clear consciousness. When I speak of clear consciousness, I’m talking about how we learn to live with clarity, and a centered sense of grace. There are many spiritual teachers from the past and in the present that are teaching us to live more simplistically by being in the present, this is a wonderful way to start. As we follow these teachings, bringing them into our practice, we are returning to truth, harmony, and a spiritual integrity of knowing who we are. What a wonderful place to begin, knowing who we are, knowing our True Being.

If we look deeply at who we are, then we need to make sure not to overlook the secrets and bad habits that make up our shadow side. Our shadow parts are those parts of us that we are ashamed or embarrassed of. We should acknowledge our shadows so we can transcend them and become better people. As we move forward practicing our new disciplines of being present more than likely we will achieve a pivotal moment, a divine realization. It is in these pivotal moments that our world opens up with new possibilities. This could be the spiritual key that unlocks our lives so we may live a centered life with spirituality in our hearts.Develop a coherence between our heart and head

This practice leads us to develop a coherence between our hearts and our heads. Bringing those two spiritual receivers into unity infuses every cell in our body with knowing the perfection of our presence and the absolute rightness of this moment. Now that is a strong foundation of presence to build upon. Once we achieve this, we can allow ourselves to be cast into infinite new levels of knowing.

For example, think of an invisible point in space, where our conscious minds and hearts, in union, can burst like a flash of light. In a millisecond, we experience expansion of this physical world and beyond, a new birth or shifting consciousness. Once we experience a knowing such as this, we begin living in that expansion.

When living with clear consciousness we can start truly living our sacred saga, dedicated in following our divine talents and guidance. Always remember, clear consciousness requires balance and positive movement forward. It all start within each of us, constantly requiring reevaluation of ones awareness and attunement. Within us is our connection to the universe.

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When living with clear consciousness we can start truly living our sacred saga, dedicated in following our divine talents and guidance.

Namaste
David Bennett

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Taking the first step

We have completed the end of an era and we are beginning on a new road of light and awakening. We all have a part to play in bringing a greater spiritual consciousness to our world. The intentions of awakening were laid down long before our births in the illuminating light of unity and the completion will be known by our children’s children. Breathe in this new dawn and let it fill you with Love, Hope and Courage as we emerge from the darkness.

 Let us begin our walk from the darkness with an understanding of our rhythms and long-term spiritual development. We have within us the most effective monitor of our rhythms. Our heartbeats reflect our life’s rhythms and cycles. Our first step is to develop an orderly discipline and practice in our day to listen to our heartbeat and rhythm, hearing the message of this moment. In that way we bring our being into perfect and proper order.

Balancing Rocks As we learn how to live in harmony with the rising and falling energies of our lives, we flow with the ups, downs, ins and outs to progress toward our goal of spiritual maturity. Now, carefully study your inner relationship with the outer world, see how your inner states are projected onto the screen of life. As we develop universal unity and love in our being, our values shift to be more in alignment with the greater cosmic order.

Our being is connected to all the beings of the world. As we change ourselves, we change the world we know. In this way we introduce our seeds of truth into the earth, with our new found inner and outer relationship, and transform her. We are here to embody the highest good and bring it into the greater whole.

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts, but not in a sacrificial way. We contribute more in the manner of the greater good enhancing all individuals along the way, so not one part gains more than the others. Always there is balance and movement forward within each of us and our world.

As we advance in our spiritual maturity we contribute beyond just this physical world, we contribute to the universal consciousness. Awakening comes as a realization that there is a higher dimension of reality with which we are connected to and this higher dimension is a universal consciousness of unity & oneness.

The new road is bright and shining with cooperation. It may be a long road, yet as we help each other we will advance to a new way of being. Now is the time to take the first step.

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Since Voyage of Purpose was released, I have been receiving more and more correspondence from people who are just starting on similar paths as mine. Some are asking, “How can I develop communication with Spirit and find my purpose?” In this post I want to encourage and give some initial guidance and recommendations.

Communication with Spirit

Communication with Spirit

Developing our communication with Spirit can be confusing and difficult, especially in the beginning and even more troubling when trying to use that communication for finding purpose. I’ve learned it requires spending time to discern what is Spirit communication and what is normal mind chatter. I had similar problems especially after my Near-Death Experience (NDE), because my mind would sometimes try to sound like Spirit. I found it helpful to start using creativity to help me get a handle on what was Spirit and what was incessant mind chatter.

I believe our inspiration comes from Spirit. I know we all have something that we love to do that brings about inspiration maybe it’s music, art, crafts, writing or whatever. As we do these activities that bring us joy, I recommend devoting all our attention to it and see what new ideas pop into our consciousness. Explore the new ideas further and try to accomplish them. I found as I worked in my creativity my heart would sing when new inspiring ideas came into my thoughts. That is a very subtle way Spirit can start to communicate so we can hear it above the chatter in our brains.

I also recommend meditation to everyone on a spiritual path, I know, I know, that in itself can be a challenge. Meditation is great, yet if your having trouble quieting the mind try a ceremony before the meditation. Ceremony gives the mind a chance to wind down. Something like lighting a candle and giving your gratitudes for all the good and all the obstacles in life, then visualize them going into the light so they can achieve the highest good for all. I found that simple ceremonies gives the mind something to do and helps in quieting it, For example, look at all the ceremony that is part of church services, they have a purpose.

MeditationTake a moment to unplug from all the technology and visual sensations. Focus instead on “Being.” Once we tap back into the world around us we can see it as it really is, multiple streams of consciousness that are part of a single wholeness with infinite possibilities.

Our Purpose reveals itself with spiritual maturity. Once we commit to living a spiritually heart centered life, our purpose will start to reveal itself. First it comes in small ways. For example, when we have synchronistic events occur it tell us we are in the flow and where we are supposed to be. Be patient and quietly aware while looking for the purpose and it will show itself, meanwhile enjoy the direction spiritual development takes you.

Many times in life we are attracted to what we need, mostly this give us the skills or knowledge we will need later. When we keep at it, we find what works for us. We are each unique individuals that are helping the universe shift into a new tomorrow. The more we work on ourselves the more we help the universe become a more peaceful and sustainable environment. Spirit is quietly waiting to give us the assistance necessary once we relax, focus and understand our ability to communicate.

 

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In our existence we have experienced many transformations. Before we had a body, before we had a higher consciousness and light body, before this expanding universe, from the mystery we emerged. First with a higher consciousness and light body, then in this physical form, now connecting with our oneness and eventually we will return to pure consciousness.

Imagine a time of awakening, where truth, respect, integrity and love are the rule. Naturally we do what is right and balanced without the need to think about it. We simply flow with the universal consciousness.

We are at the cusp of that time, increasingly people are connecting to their True Being and beginning the transformation of consciousness process.

 One night I had this dream, I was giving a sermon in this vast chapel. I had no shoes and was sliding up and down the sanctuary in my socks as I gave a very passionate service. I was guiding the congregation to touch the god within them. As I was instructing them I directed their gaze toward the ceiling.

We experienced the interconnection to all beings.

We experienced the interconnection to all beings.

The ceiling had a remarkable painting with the entire universe, and overlaid transparently over the universe was Michelangelo’s scenes of Genesis from the Sistine Chapel. The image of “Creation of Adam” where God is reaching out to touch Adam was aglow with the universe shining through. While the congregation and I were viewing this we had our spiritual connection to our higher consciousness. We all then experienced the interconnection to all beings.

That dream illustrates the sense that God dwells in all, and through our spiritual connection we are opening to a sacred dimension of reality. The sad thing is we have known this is coming for centuries. Bodhi a Sanskrit word frequently translates to “awakening” or “to know.” As more are connecting to our individual fragments of sacred oneness we are beginning to recall or to know.

One knowing is, we need to heal the deep energetic wounds that create discord and hate in the world. Only through awakened unity my we begin to create a lasting harmony that will balm the scars and allow healing.

Flowing with the universal consciousness.

Flowing with the universal consciousness.

There is much to do and we are all needed to move forward. We need to develop ourselves so we may live balanced lives with Spirit and Self. In that awakened state we can maintain steady resonances of love and compassion that tap into natural frequencies of the earth.

Imagine spending a few minutes a day focusing on your service to the world. Then going about your day with a calm center of being. Flowing with the universal consciousness. Fortunately we are moving toward that day.

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Breath of Change

When the physical world seams so out of balance, Stop and take a breath. In this culture that we have co-created there is always one thing after another pulling us away from our spiritual centers. Take a moment to understand they are just things or passion filled events connected to our physical consciousness. Now use this moment to feel your Presence, your spiritual consciousness.

When we live with our awakened spiritual consciousness we create a local sphere of balanced influence. We are creating a balance between the physical and the spiritual. This is a local field of resonance that is changing our physical world toward a more balanced, verdant and just place.

 In order for us to maintain and nurture this balance, we need an understanding of our spiritual consciousness, that way we may recognize it within us. Love and compassion are the core of our being and it feels strong and soft all at the same time. It is faithful to us, never criticizing or disparaging. It seeks equality with all elements of our physical and spiritual universe.

So knowing and understanding this, should not we begin to emulate and model ourselves, our thoughts and intentions to be in alignment with our spiritual consciousness? That is the way we nurture and maintain the balance.

As more of us develop our spheres they expand and interconnect to one another. With more people expanding their balance the easier it becomes to be Present always. We begin to help each other through this topsy turvy world, transcending and giving true meaning to our lives. After all, each sphere is our contribution to co-creation.

So when the physical world seams so out of balance, STOP and breath your balance into it.

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Couple ComunicatingI have heard some of my good friends voicing concerns about modern techno-communication. They say it lacks the heart and soul of person to person conversations. We are missing the familiar human nuances of looking into each others eyes and the nod of the head when texting, tweeting and posting.

Could you feel me smiling as I wrote those words? Today there is more interaction of like minded individuals than anytime in human history. We can express an idea or thought and have it posted on multiple social sites and blogs within seconds. Then within minutes that thought can be picked up repeated and restated by like minded folks around the earth. In a very short time it can reach thousands. Think of the change a single thought or stream of consciousness can bring-about if thousands are focused on the same intention at the same time.

Nevertheless, one has to ask, “Is our soul attached?”  A thought or word shared without soul conviction has no value. That can be said whether it is spoken in our presence or on the other side of the earth. We Skype my Sister-in-law and family weekly. They are in Australia and we are in the States, yet we feel due to these conversations we are connected in each others lives.

When we attach loving intention to our communication, no matter what means it is transmitted, our souls receive it. We humans lack the ability to see the greater picture – the universal all. Sometimes we may catch a glimpse, even then our brains and hearts act as filters for our higher consciousness. In this time of “Shift” we are responsible to fine tune our hearts and minds in-order-to clearly receive each others intentions and the dialogue with our higher consciousness.

Global InterconnectionEvery day I find more like minded people around the world that are communicating spiritual unity and love. People are connecting their spiritual messages into a greater global consciousness through many of these networks. This is not some bohemian rhapsody. It is a fluid and loving tide that is about to turn, hopefully assisting in raising and quickening our collective consciousness.

I try to live simply allowing life to unfold. It gives me a sense of serenity looking forward and being open to what ever life brings. I try to inject this sense into the stream of global consciousness using positive intentions and actions. It can be an intimate relationship with the universe of people that are connecting online.

Cups of Steaming friendshipAlthough, I have to agree with my friends somewhat, I still enjoy a good conversation over a cup of coffee or tea now and then.

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In my Near-Death Experience (NDE) my soul family of light beings and I re-experienced my life in what is commonly called the life review. The Love and the Life Review were the most life altering aspects of my NDE. I now know how important each life experience is.

Woman in light prayingAs a survivor of life, I cherish the everyday exchanges, especially interactions with other people. They give me the opportunity to practice loving intentions. I’m not always at my best though, so the results are varied. Although I feel I am getting better.

When facing a difficult situation and meeting it with loving intention, I have experienced the perceived difficulty melting away and the situation then flows smoother and with less resistance. On the other hand, I have experienced challenges with simple interactions when I proceed without love in my heart, I find obstacles can pop up from nowhere.

The fastest thing in the universe isn’t light. It is Love Consciousness. Love Consciousness can move from place to place instantly and in multiple locations at the same time. Love is the action and motivator that interconnects us, so all of our consciousness can be one.

Even in these times of confusion and unconsciousness, grace awaits when we allow the Love to flow through us freely without any attachments. Grasping and attachments slow our developing love consciousness, restricting the flow of loving intention.

Imagine a world where everyone practices living with love in their heart and developing an interconnected consciousness. We would still have our differences like many flavors of ice cream although we would use loving tolerance and acceptance toward those differences.

Scale

We will finally tip the scale toward a more loving, tolerant and understanding society.

I know that sounds Utopian, but as we move ever closer toward a shift in consciousness eventually we will reach the critical mass needed for change. The numbers of people practicing loving intention will finally tip the scale toward a more loving, tolerant and understanding society.

I am encouraged that we are moving in this direction. As we communicate with more and more people globally there is a yearning and searching by many toward a life centered on loving intention and expanding consciousness.

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