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Gorilla Reunion: Damian Aspinall’s Extraordinary Gorilla Encounter on Gorilla School

This is a heart warming story.  It also shows that some animals aren’t just “dumb animals” as we have always thought.  They have feelings too, as well as memories.

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Posted by on March 12, 2013 in Personal


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Christian the Lion

Here is the heartwarming story about a lion and the love that two men had for him.  This first video is the clip that has stormed the interent.

This next one is the full documentary.  I watched it and can think of no better story to tell right now.  It shows what love can do.


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Posted by on December 24, 2012 in Personal, Spiritual


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The Solution to Human Problems

I need to say something at this important juncture. No, the world did not end today. But yes, I believe we are at a time of new beginnings.

People are sick and tired of the same old stuff that has been going on here for thousands of years. War, competition, strife, all of it stems from a form of mental illness mankind suffers from called EGO.

The egoic mind is the problem. That’s the “little voice in your head,” that is always preoccupied with “my story,” what’s going to happen to me? He did that to me. I’m so angry because of what they did. What are the neighbors going to think? And on and on it goes seemingly without end.

We don’t seem to understand that this egoic self which we confuse with our real self, and that is constantly chattering all the time in our heads is part of the problem. In fact, it is the problem.

At this juncture in our history, we need to wake up to who we really are. We need to get in touch with our true selves. We need to understand who and what we really are.

Gurus have said it for thousands of years. They have told us that the only time is NOW, the present moment. The past, the future – they are all illusions that don’t exist. NOW is the only time that you have. This moment is the only moment that you have ever had or ever will have.

But you see, the ego NEEDS a “future” to look forward to, as if NOW is not good enough for it, or a past to look back on, feel bad about, good about, etc., or maybe even long to return to. “Then I was happy” your ego might be saying. “I wish I could go back there…..” As if today and this moment are not good enough, but, you see the ego NEEDS that to be the case. If now was good enough, you might wake up out of your long sleep and realize who and what you really are, and that most certainly would NOT do, now, would it?

So, the human race continues to chase it’s tail. We want MORE, we want to SUPER SIZE IT, we think that TOMORROW WILL BE BETTER, or, even, IT’LL BE BETTER WHEN I GET TO HEAVEN. It just goes on and on.

What we need to do is still ourselves. Be in the present moment. Savor the present moment. Stop that incessant chattering and listen to our true selves. Most of us never really hear our true selves, because that presence only comes about when the chattering ceases. When we are still and quiet, that is when we find out who and what we really are. If we can observe ourselves, then we have begun down the right road.

And that is the purpose of meditation. It helps us to expand the gaps. To be quiet, and to listen for that “still small voice” that is our true selves. I have posted an introduction to meditation, a guided meditation, and a tone meditation in our Mind Mechanix podcast series.

So, why don’t you take a break from rushing around. The world didn’t end today. But, we can start a new world beginning today. A world of joy, peace, and happiness. Isn’t it funny that you can have all of that in the present moment through meditation? You don’t “have to wait until…..” at all. You can have joy, peace, and happiness in your life today if you just listen.

They say that this is one of the most stressful times of the year. Everyone is rushing around getting ready for the big holiday, which usually only leads to disappointment, bitterness and depression. What should be the happiest day of the year turns out just the opposite for so many.

There is more depression and suicide at this time of the year than any other. That is a manifestation of the ego and of the pain body. What you should do is spend some time on yourself at this season in these days. It will be an investment in yourself that will pay you dividends for years to come. So listen to those podcasts and begin to meditate today. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never done this before or if you’ve done it for 30 years, you will find that my methods work well regardless, and just may free you from all of your stress and anxiety. Or, at least you may avoid that heart attack that is threatening to strike you because of all this stress.

Also, if you’re so inclined, you can join Eric Pepin in a series of guided meditations over the next two days every three hours of so. This is a pivotal time for our planet, and if you missed his earlier messages on THE BOUNCE BACK, then you can listen to them now to get yourself up to speed while you are waiting for the live event. You may join Eric at this link to join in with people who are doing something about the mess this world is in with a concentrated effort over the next two days. I plan to listen in and participate in as many of these as I can, because I believe in what he is trying to accomplish for our planet. So click here to go to this special page.



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Posted by on December 22, 2012 in Personal, Spiritual


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Raise Human Consciousness in 5 Minutes

I have just uploaded a new podcast in the Mind Mexhanix series that explains how you can raise your consciousness and increase your intelligence with a special meditation that only takes 5 minutes a day.

You can even teach this to your grandmother.  It’s easy to do and by spreading the word you will help to raise the consciousness of all of humanity.  Each of us effects hundreds if not thousands of people around us, so, if this is spread around enough it could raise the consciousness of all humanity.

See it in the Mind Mechanix series on our podcast page.



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Success Lesson 6

Right now we are uploading our latest Success Lesson in our podcast series of lessons on how to become the success in life you deserve.  Check it out.


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Nature of Consciousness

NOTE:  This will be one of the last posts I’m going to cross post between here and Reciprocal Dynamics.  You can find our new site in the links to the right.  Enjoy!

I needed to interrupt my regular routine this morning to write this down before the thoughts dissolve, as is the case with spiritual things. I think you will find this interesting.

When I was a kid, not sure what age, I wrote this story called The Plantans. In this story the plantans were, as you would guess, a mixture of plant and animal. They could take in their nourishment from the sun as plants can but they were able to walk around like animals.

I don’t know if this story was because I read a book about the same time called Plants Are People Too, but it probably was although I don’t remember.

The premise of that book is that plants are in communication with each other. If you cut the grass outside, the plants in the house sense this and react to it. In other words, members of the plant kingdom seem to have a sense about what is happening to all other plants, and probably all other life now that I think of it. I also came to the conclusion that whereas we humans have a central nervous system plants have a decentralized nervous system, whereby they all share thoughts through their conscious commonality.

Years later, through my studies in spirituality, I have now come to the same conclusions but with more insight. It has often been said that we all live in a grand illusion, called The Matrix. This illusionary world is not the real world, but is a grand illusion. I have also learned that dogs, cats, and other animals exist in the continuous now. They don’t have a conscious mind to think like we do. They simply exist in the continuous now of consciousness. This, by the way, is why people find pets to be so therapeutic.

Your dog is happy to see you when you come home. It doesn’t care what you have done or who you are. You could be the bag lady pushing her shopping cart taking her little dog with her, or you could be a millionaire in a big fancy house. Your dog doesn’t care about these things. It simply recognizes you as you, wags it’s tail, and says hello. It sees and accepts the real you without pretensions, and that is what is so wonderful about them. They make no judgments and just recognize and accept you for you, not who you pretend to be all day.

While we are petting our dog and concentrating on it, we are drawn as well into the now, because this conscious now is like a bubble that surrounds the dog, and we are drawn into it for a moment, and don’t care about the worries of daily life. The dog just is and so are we. For a wonderful brief moment we are drawn into the now with the dog, and we are at peace with ourself and with life, if but for that brief moment of joy and peace.

The conscious mind is a creation of humans. It has become such a convincing illusion that we think that we are it. The conscious mind has created many egos that we falsely think are aspects of ourselves, and we actually have many of these different I’s that grab our minds for long or brief moments. When we are hungry, a hunger I takes over and we start looking for food. Animals also have a few of these I’s as well. Hunger, thirst, and other basic things that animals want and need for survival take over their minds for the moment. But, in animals, once the I of the moment has been satisfied, it is a while before the next one surfaces, so the animal returns to the now of consciousness until the next I takes over to address the next physical need. This is why animals such as dogs and cats seem to sleep most of the day away. Most of the time they are simply content to be in the now, at one with the joy of conscious awareness. The I’s are a survival mechanism that helps keep the animal alive. However, humans have created bigger I’s that are actually aware of themselves. We have our work I, we have our I as a father and mother, and so on.

As these I’s appear in our minds, we are deceived into thinking that we are those I’s. A spiritual person on a spiritual path will recognize these I’s for what they are and will not think that THEY are the I. They will simply realize that the I is an aspect, or a manifestation of them, but is not them, who they truly are.

The animal brain is not developed enough to have attained what we humans falsely call self awareness or consciousness. Because it hasn’t bought into this illusion of mind, it is still connected to the universal consciousness of the universe. It exists in the NOW, which is what spiritual masters down through history have striven to reach. The animal, and more so the plants, are naturally there and connected to the universal consciousness of the universe. It is only an illusion that we humans are separate, but we have such a strong identity with this false self that it dominates us and we think that is who we really are and we also have the illusion that we are separate from creation when we are actually just a part of it.

As readers of my SuccessQuest blog will recall, I have studied into bretharianism and also into sun gazing. I had attained a state of being able to gaze at the sun for about 40 minutes at a time before I had my incident with my leg. I am convinced now that if I had been further along, this would not have happened, but I was close to that and close to enlightenment when I got the problem with my foot and was forced to have it amputated.

But the point of all this is that eventually sun gazers are given a choice as to whether or not they want to continue eating or not. In fact, my hunger had already greatly diminished by this point and I was starting to experience that in myself. Eventually, though, you reach a point where you can make the choice to quit eating. Most people falsely think this is because you are absorbing all of your energy for life from the sun, but that is not true. As I have also discussed in the past on some of my podcasts, the DNA in each of our cells closely resembles a Tesla coil. This coil can pull energy directly from the vacuum or the Universe if you will. Thus, each one of our cells can get it’s energy directly from the universe instead of from food. This is the same mechanism that the cells of a bretharian will learn, but that road is longer and harder than sun gazing. I also discussed in my Success Lessons the principle of super conductivity and the ORMUS, so if you have not heard those lessons, I suggest you do so. The podcasts are available through my SucceQuest blog.

The sun gazing and bretharianism actually make changes to the DNA, meaning it can now draw energy into each cell from the vacuum. The ORMUS can help in this process, but it is a help only, not a means in itself as some ancient people began to think. [This is also the idea behind the “magnetic pill” that Richard sells, although he does not share with his followers what they are doing. I believe you should be in full knowledge of what you are doing and make your own decisions as to whether you want to do it or not. I may think it’s good for you, but I don’t believe in sneaking something on you in this way.]

The ORMUS turns the body into a super conductor, and matter so changed has what some might consider to be miraculous properties. When turned into a superconductor, matter takes on special properties, which may be one reason that some monks down through history have been known to float, as this state can neutralize gravity, although a state of blissfulness generated from being In Between can do the same and more.

I am very close to reaching these enlightened states myself, and the word enlightened has an interesting meaning itself if you think on it. In fact, I would be enlightened by now if I had not fallen severely ill and almost died. However, in that respect, David has assured me that my physical body could not have survived were it not for being almost enlightened already, but at this point I will just have to take his word for it, although just a few short months ago I was still near death after recovering in one way after another. Also, some miraculous events occurred while I was in the hospital, which only leads me to the conclusion that the Universe brought me back from the dead. So, in a way, the fact that I am still alive is a slow motion resurrection if you will.

Anyway, the main point here is that you need to strive for consciousness. Consciousness is the gap between thoughts, the ever present now. It is a misnomer that Indian sages have said that you need to obtain non thought. This is a mistranslation. What they meant was that you must quiet your mind. You must stop the constant chatter of your conscious mind and tune into the non thought that emanates from who you really are, your spiritual center, which is plugged into your body at the heart chakra. This type of thought comes from your higher self and is not the type of thought that your mind chatter produces. It is true thought, Universal Consciousness.

What I find interesting is that with all of his pretensions, vanity, and ego, mankind is returning to the state of being that plants already enjoy. They are totally connected to the universe. They draw their energy out of the universe. Their thoughts are united with the One already and with each other. They don’t know separation as we animals know separation and which man knows most of all and deludes himself into thinking that the illusion is reality. So, in the end, I guess we will return to a more ideal state of being one with all.



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Posted by on November 2, 2012 in Personal, Spiritual


What I’ve Been Doing

It’s been a while since I posted and I have never shard a personal side of myself that I’m going to today.

Below is a post I just wrote for my new website, as I have joined with the Reciprocal Dynamics Institute and there will be an adjustment period as I integrate that stuff with mine.

Bear in mind if you visit that the site is very new and undeveoped, but here’s a link:

Here is today’s post, that should answer some of your questions about me.  By the way, my first name is Mark and it is my middle name that is John, and I have decided to use Mark with the institute material.

So here it is:

Hi, my name is Mark Allen, and I am going to write this post to give you more details than are contained in my bio.


I would like to welcome you to a website that I trust you will find fulfilling and uplifting and that will change your life. After all, if lives aren’t changed, then we have failed in our mission.


Let me take a moment to tell you a little bit about the strange series of events that have lead me in two short months to the place where I am today. It is a story so incredible I’m not even sure I would believe it if I was reading it, but in any event, here it is.


I have been on a spiritual journey all my life, but it has been very slow going because for 30+ of those years I was stifled by organized religion. The church I attended was better than most, and they put a lot of value on finding out the truth on matters. For example, they didn’t believe in many of the so called popular “Christian” holidays which are actually pagan in origin, and they had a lot of other things right as well, but, like all organized religion, they got steeped in their own dogma and are blind to the spiritual truth of the universe.


Just a few short years ago, I could not understand the phrase “I’m spiritual, but not religious,” but after the last two years I certainly do.


That’s when change really began for me, two years ago, when I was already in my mid fifties. Which just goes to show that yes, an old dog can learn new tricks and age is certainly not a barrier to learning. Boy, is that an understatement! This old dog has been on quite a ride these last two years, let me tell you.


Anyway, for years, I knew there was something missing from my spiritual path, and my old answer that “the Bible has all the answers” just didn’t fit reality anymore. There were too many questions it didn’t answer.


So I began to look at other things like remote viewing, astral projection, and other topics like that. I learned a lot from a lot of places, but still I wasn’t satisfied. Then, I came across Richard [not his real name; the name has been changed so I can tell you what I really think of him] and that changed in a hurry.


Suddenly, I began to get answers to many of my questions, and the world of psychic powers that I had abandoned in my young teen years began to open up to me. I was overwhelmed by the sheer volume of material I was learning. I was growing at a very fast rate, and I was meeting some very extra ordinary people. Finally, I thought, I have found IT, that which I had been looking for all my life.


My whole world view was transformed over night. I was absorbing this new information like a greedy sponge. It was almost like every morning was Christmas morning. But then, I began to have some major disagreements with some aspects of his agenda and what he was saying.


For example, for a supposedly “enlightened being,” as he likes to style himself, there were some things he either didn’t know or was just plain lying about. His take on human history, for example, is not correct. And then, in one of his retreats, he made a big deal about going to the doctor and how great “modern medicine” is, while calling natural cures “outdated.”


He also believed that it is inevitable that “future people” would be half human, half machine, like “the Borg” on Star Trek. And he wants to make sure that this vision of the future comes about? I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. It seemed to me that a spiritually enlightened being, as he claimed to be, would be against this trans-humanist agenda, but no, he was for it and promoted it as “progress.”


In fact, he has organized “jump teams” of his followers to “make sure” that certain “scientific breakthroughs” occur. Further, he wants his “jump teams” to intervene in scenes of civil strife and make sure that people calm down and “return to normal.” He is vehemently opposed to “conspriacy theories,” even though the government itself has admitted that it coined that term to demonize and discredit anyone who takes an opposing view.


The bottom line is that Richard is in agreement with the globalist agenda of mass extermination and the implementation of a New World Order. But, in his twisted world view, Richard believes that if he has enough followers he can take over the whole thing and guide us into that Orwellian future.


Furthermore, it is my belief that Richard shares a lot with the Illuminati. He believes his special people are different, and that only they have souls. The rest of us who aren’t part of his “enlightened group” are an inferior breed of subhuman without souls, and that includes the majority of the population. But he and his people are smarter, more spiritually aware, able to manipulate time and space with their minds, and so, since only they are truly human, don’t you see, they have a right to rule the rest of us idiots.


It takes a long time of listening to Richard’s material to reach these conclusions. And I have listened to Richard for hours on end. Since I have an almost photographic memory [my memory is not quite as good as David’s because he does have a photographic memory — but still, we are both way more intelligent than the average, yet I find Richard’s elitist agenda that he and his special people have the “right” to be in charge repugnant.], I am able to listen to material for days on end and put one piece together with another one, even if they are in separate courses. It’s like putting together a jigsaw puzzle, because Richard will say one thing here and another there and unless you are extra smart you won’t put them together and get the big picture. However, I have that picture clearly and have confirmed it with David, whose history with Richard goes back about 20 years.


Please understand that I am not closed minded to scientific advances like some spiritual people seem to be. In fact, there is nothing wrong with science as long as it is “real science,” unlike the fraudulent “mainstream science” of today that is about as open minded as a medieval priest.


As time went on, I came across more and more of these strange beliefs of Richard’s that didn’t seem to fit the picture of an “enlightened being,” and yet, many of his teachings were working in my own life, so I ignored them for a while, thinking maybe I didn’t understand, and that maybe it would become clear to me later on.


However, in recent days it has become clear to me that Richard is actually performing most of his miracles from an In Between state of mind [this is a very advanced technique that only a very few of Richard’s students can do and we will impart this knowledge to you at a much later time when you, as a student, have proven yourself ready for this next big step]. Further, he is able to pull most of his “knowledge” directly from the Akashic Records, which is a topic for later material as well. However, with practice and experience and careful application of your studies, you, too, can learn to pull information from this universal knowledge source as well and become close to an Enlightened Master.


OK, I’ve covered a lot of ground here, so let me back up and make it plain for you.


First, the In Between state of mind is the state that all mystics and shamans down through history have been able to slip into. Many do it with drugs such as Ayawashka. It can also be induced with hallucinogenic drugs such as LSD.


The only problem is that if you artificially induce the In Between state of mind, you might either have a “bad trip” or actually go insane. This is because you don’t have control over your “trip,” and it just pulls you along the way it wants to. What Richard teaches is a method that induces this state of mind naturally and in a controlled way, so that you don’t go crazy or lose control. However, it does induce symptoms like you are on drugs sometimes, like slurred speech, altered vision, being unable to walk, or acting like you are drunk.


This is especially difficult for beginning students, because this is a very powerful state of mind to be in. Some have a hard time coming out of it, which is why Richard gives instruction on how to come out of it as well as how to induce it. After all, it would not benefit anyone if you became “stuck” in the In Between, and people watching you might think you were crazy. This is why it is only an advanced technique which we will only teach to selected students who qualify.


However, Richard has often publicly complained that his mind works in reverse. This is a puzzle for you to figure out if you can. In the In Between state sometimes it is like you are thinking in reverse. Whereas the average person has trouble getting to this state of mind, Richards is almost “stuck” there, and he actually has to work to maintain a state of “normalcy.” Frankly, I think a lot of people who have been labeled as “crazy” are actually “just” stuck in the In Between and can’t get out. And Richard is just lucky that for some reason he can control it and bring himself in and out of it at will.


Richard has stated that it is from this state that he performs all of his miracles. He can walk through walls, open up a portal and bring through an entity, slow down, stop, or reverse time, control the weather. You name it, Richard can do it, although he says that he doesn’t normally perform miracles anymore because it just makes most people afraid of him and others just forget it after a while. Christ had this same problem. When He healed a man who was blind from birth, rather than celebrating this great sign and wonder, the Pharisees grew angry, condemned Him for “breaking the Sabbath,” and tried to kill him. I guess some things never change and that is probably another reason that Richard keeps these things at a low profile. But you can ask David, and he has personally seen Richard do some amazing things.


There are different levels of the In Between, and you need to go to deeper states to produce different miracles. Richard can also “pull” his students In Between, but, even so, most have not learned how to ge their themselves.


So, we now understand how Richard does his miracles. They are only miracles because the ordinary human has not been taught how to use these powers that are in each and every one of us. The other unusual thing about Richard is that he has a vast store of knowledge. Ask him a question about almost anything and in a short time, he will start telling you all about it. What Richard is doing here is pulling the information out of the Akashic Records, which, again is a skill that you can learn.


What this all boils down to is that Richard is only an extreme example of powers that reside in all of us. He isn’t some kind of god like figure that many of his followers think he is, and it’s also obvious that he doesn’t “know everything” either. Or, as I have told David every once in a while,” David, it’s not that Richard doesn’t KNOW about that, he knows that what you are saying is true, but he’s just lying about it.”


But why would such a remarkable man LIE about important issues. Why indeed? I will let your imagination run with that if you want.


And so, after much frustration with Richard and some of his attitudes and ideas, I began looking for answers. It didn’t take long, and I found a video that David had recorded and just uploaded to the internet about two weeks prior to that. I was intrigued, and sent David an email, not knowing what to expect, as Richard and his group called him evil.


However, I had learned through my previous church experience that just because the “leadership” of an organization condemns someone as “evil,” or of having “sold themselves to Satan,” that doesn’t make it true. In fact, many times the leaders of such cults have something to hide and don’t want their sheep to stray outside their pens.


It is also a mystery to me why someone who is otherwise open minded and forward thinking can get entangled in a cult and then lose that sense of exploration and desire to find the truth that brought them to the cult in the first place. Perhaps the son of the leader of my previous church affiliation summed it up best when he said, “My Dad always said for years that you should not believe him, you should believe the Bible and only believe it when you saw it proved there. But that’s only until you join the church, and then you should just take his word for it because he said so.”


That pretty much sums up a very big human failing. We have an open mind and are searching for truth. Then we think we’ve found it in some cult or other, and embrace that. Then, all of a sudden the mind closes like a steel trap and just simply accepts whatever it is told. Later, it puts the leader of the organization on some kind of pedestal and treats them like a god. That’s human nature I guess because our egos get involved, and the affiliation with the said organization becomes part of our personal identity, so we begin to think they and the “leadership” is right about everything, and we start to take what they say at face value just because they said so, rather than checking the facts.


This is a common human failing because we all develop egos that has an identity. Our ego has it’s own story, which we consider to be “our story,” but, in reality, it is only the story of the EGO, not the US that is underneath it. The ego pulls things into itself with which it can identify, and that is soon considered to be part of the story and therefore part of the self. The ego looks outside itself for it’s identity and looks for outside validation. Joining some cult or group is part of that identification, and people do this all the time.


They THINK they are Republicans or Democrats, Protestants or Catholics, or Muslims, or….. The ego will often identify with multiple groups at the same time, and incorporate this as part of what the ego considers to be ITS identity. This is actually at the root of our problem as a species, and arose with our adoption of the conscious mind and conclusions way of thinking.


Animals aren’t conscious and don’t think as we do. They are in the ever present now and just exist. So are plants. When a human goes In Between, we can rejoin them in that state again.


It is the conclusions mind that is the problem here. It creates the ego that we confuse with our true selves. We also confuse our physical bodies with our true selves as well. In this condition, we have a double whammy. We are actually more of a spirit essence that is just inhabiting this body and interacting with our brain, but this creates a false ego or perception of self that is based on incorrect perceptions.


This short introductory blog post is too short to go into this in any depth, but this false ego that we falsely think is us is what joins these cults and groups and identifies the group as being an extension of this self. When one ego meets another one, a battle often ensues, unless they think there is a reason to cooperate, but most egos operate from a very selfish place that sees the self as separate from and in conflict with the world. Nothing could be further from the truth, but this is exactly why the human race is so mixed up. It has based it’s existence and it’s actions on false concepts and ideas that lead to conflict and strife.


Part of the reason you are here is to find out who you really are and to reunite with your true self. This is a journey of self discovery that could last a lifetime. In the end, though, it will answer all of the important questions that our egos can’t find the answer to. Questions such as “Who am I?” “Why am I here?” “What is the purpose for my life?”


No religion is going to answer these questions. Science can’t give you the answers either. But the fact that you have found this website and that you are asking these questions means that you just might be ready to find the answers.


Yes, there are answers to these questions and the purpose of this website is to help you discover your true self. And in the journey there may be a lot of surprises along the way and a lot of aha moments. It’s an interesting journey if you dare to “boldly go where no man or woman has gone before.”


So welcome, fellow traveller. David and I are not your gurus. We are only your teachers and guides. We are here to help you along your journey and we sure as hell don’t want to feed either your ego or ours. I think that makes us radically different from any other site you have ever seen. We are telling you, in David’s words, to “choose real.”


Choosing real might be scary at first, especially for your ego, because the last thing it wants if for you to truly find yourself.













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Posted by on October 27, 2012 in Personal, Spiritual


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