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a thanksgiving message0cfffcee7fef19a867246635fb3bf5aaThe holiday season is a time of year when more people share their hearts with others in appreciation, care, compassion, and celebration. I want to share my deepest appreciation for you. Each time you use a DharmaTalks / Spiritual Simplicity reflection to help shift an attitude or reaction, or to connect with your heart’s intuitive guidance, you are contributing to the well-being of not only yourself but others who interact with you. It’s how the world can change – one loving heart at a time.

Show the colors of your true nature no matter how close the thorns may be, and one way to do that is through gratitude. We understand that gratitude is transformative! When coming from a place of gratitude in all aspects of life and in every moment, it changes the spiritual nature of life. The more you live with gratitude the more life opens up and expands so you have even more to be grateful for.

One who lives in desire has trouble being grateful they are unsatisfied, possibly due to not finding meaning in their existence. Meaning is the greatest hunger for mankind. Look toward your True Nature for meaning, so you may live in gratitude.

Let us not imagine something lacking, when we do we create an imaginary hole with needs. Move forward knowing the entire universe moves forward with you fulfilled. Let us find satisfaction and gratitude in this moment, this day, this life…

204267f5802addda46dedd74423b8092My thoughts often turn to gratitude for all the abundance we’ve been given. It is so important that we take the time to appreciate the small and large things in life and give thanks to those who fill our days with Love and Compassion. Thank you for being a part of my life and a community of peace loving friends and collaborators on the path to wholeness in our lives and communities.

I am reminded to look at what is really important in our lives. We are all a part of the oneness. Not an accumulation of stuff we own or of personas we developed to be popular. Living simply with less distraction is the direction of gratitude. We are always going to get what we need, not what we think we need. Eventually we begin to see we only need what we have in this moment. If we live in gratitude then we are satisfied and succeed in every moment of our path toward purpose.

01b2388982ea1a83f59eaaff93672816As we progress on our spiritual path we are grateful for the stages of progress, we recognize and appreciate the mark of authentic spiritual experiences in events, and in others. We value deep friendship among kindred souls who aspire to the same destination. Today, I am grateful for my connection to unity and oneness. I find fellowship in the oneness like a bird flying in a flock of interconnection, where our consciousness guides us to turn this way and that for the greater good, without competition, instead being the bond of unity.

Let us honor our connection with Spirit with gratitude and Love. Our connection is like a self-perpetuating sphere of conciseness. When we act together we awaken the unlimited capability of divine expansion toward harmony and oneness. An awakened state of life is an experience of being present with clarity and gratitude that expresses itself as a flow of love. We feel this is how life should be lived, free of the negative ego and emotional drama. I am grateful for the opportunity to make empowering choices that point me toward being present and showing my true colors.

 

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12/21/12

The End of an Epoch and the Beginning of an Era

The 21st of December is the winter solstice, and marks the longest night of the year. It also heralds the end of the Mayan calendar, and for many, this is a very auspicious week. Do we really know what it means to be at the end of a great cycle? Perhaps, ten years from now, we will look back and recognize it’s significance. This week is a time to celebrate life.

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Winter Solstice Meditation:

 

Start with a white candle in the center of the circle with pine bows, sweetgrass, sage, amber, frankincense and white flowers.

Listen to or envision a lone drum is beating a heartbeat rhythm.

Envision an inner light that begins in your heart and slowly begins to shine beyond you. It moves upward in the night sky.

Your focus moves upward with your light until you see a lone star in the sky. You and your light moved to the star and meld your light with the star.

Shining as the star you notice a temple or sacred space back down on earth. You begin to shine your light down on the sacred space. Slowly you move your focus becoming the sacred space radiant in light.

In the center of the sacred space you find a white rose. The Rose changes once your light touches it, into an elder, a grandmother.

She draws you toward her and she shows you how to make your medicine bundles. You put together all you need for the coming year. So as the coming year unfolds you will have all the tools you need. Love, compassion, strength, respect, balms for the suffering, when your bundle is finished it shines with the light. The bundle rises high up in the air and shimmers and dances, it surrounds you and fills you.

Now your light streams down to the earth, and covers the earth.

You can separate yourself and watch the light go up to the star and down to the sacred space and pour over the earth. It is self-perpetuating now and you can connect to it at any time you want.

Slowly, move back to your body and the sound of the drum. Feel your feet on the ground.

Remember you have all the tools that you need for the coming year.

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inner symphony

Don’t allow life’s adversity to spiral into greater and greater circles of suffering. Instead infuse Love into every situation and ask your higher guidance for harmony. Listen to the guidance and feel the flow that is surrounding us. It is like hearing music that rhythmically flows around and through us. Move into the flow and watch as adversity is washed away with loving harmony.

The more we connect with our resonant harmony the more we are in touch with our True Being. This, after all, is our natural state of being, not some supernatural accomplishment. Deep within us we feel the connection to oneness, we only have to allow that love to be present. Acknowledge the love; bring it into all aspects of life like work, play, study, and reflection. Soon we see harmony and abundance are growing in both inner and outer worlds.

Door after DoorSometimes we find ourselves feeling unfulfilled. During those times look again to your connection with your True Being. Within your Being is the link to the greater consciousness of oneness and a way to identify that missing something. It is very much like opening one door after another, each time remembering a little more of our purpose and solutions. Always be patient and allow the resonance of your Being to guide, direct and heal.

Once we begin to live in balance with our True Being we each create our own realities and manifest in our lives what is needed to be whole and complete. The inner life is the true reality…yet, our inner guidance provides for making life in this world more precious and productive. Don’t retreat from activity in the world; embrace the ongoing effort of making this moment and our future the best it can be filled with love and harmony. Be the center of your “Being,” radiating your good works outward into the world.

Namaste
David Bennett

radiating your good works outward

Be the center of your “Being,” radiating your good works outward into the world.

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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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"Who Are You?"

“Who are you?” asks Alice’s Caterpillar puffing on his hookah. Who indeed…

I once dreamt I was an Elk watching the world from the highest hill, overlooking all, with stamina to outlast time. Then I awoke as me, merely human. Am I that magnificent elk or this man? What does an elk dream of?

Our ignorance keeps us believing we are absolute. Separate individuals all independently forging a life with so many other individuals. Am I my job, my family or a conglomerate of all those personas to be put on and taken off as needed.

At times I feel like a pillar in the middle of a hurricane, with humanity’s madness swirling around me. Its then that I’m quietly reminded by Spirit ~ “Be the Pillar”

Pillar in the StormTo be the pillar requires a shift, a change in focus. I have always enjoyed taking another look at my life, a life review of sorts. Trying to examine it from a greater perspective. Looking for the wonder, the miracle unfolding. It may not be easy, but it sometimes reveals the clues to finding my direction or future path.

We are all question marks and until we begin to peal away the layers to find an identity that is our true self we may wander aimlessly. In our self realized search if we go far enough we will find a non-self that includes All and embraces love. Now we can cast off the shackles of ignorance. Releasing the lower aspects of ourselves like jealousy, hatred and envy.

When we eventually discover our True Being will we be able to say “I See You” like in the movie Avatar. I see you for the light that you truly are, an incarnation, embodiment, or manifestation of a person and we now genuinely know each other as interconnected beings, part of a greater whole.

Oh-No!! two movie references in one post, am I going to the dogs.. or.. am I possibly the Dog?

I am reminded of a quote from one of the most celebrated mystics of all time -Rumi

“You are not just a drop in the ocean, you are the mighty ocean in the drop”

the Elk, attentive sentries outlasting time.No matter what our life experiences are or how we feel about ourselves we are all divine with amazing gifts and abilities to share with the universe. We share the responsibilities of sculpting our souls into loving light. In the Light we are all the Elk, attentive sentries outlasting time.

 

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