Our Natural Potential: Beyond Personal Development, the Stages of Enlightenment (英語) ペーパーバック – 2017/10/11
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In the last decade, we've seen an unprecedented growth in spiritual awakening. Why is this happening? How are we to understand the nature of enlightenment? Is it a normal part of human development we had forgotten how to culture? What is the underlying causal mechanism? What are the common differences in experiencing the unfolding? How can we support people making progress without a decent road map? Can we understand this profound natural potential?
Our Natural Potential will show you the underlying process and the main stages of enlightenment based on an 8,000-year-old Vedic text. Each stage has its own distinct reality, sense of self and the world. We'll explore the two aspects required to support a full unfolding and detail the reality of each stage.
Enlightenment is not a goal but rather a platform for living a fuller, richer life well beyond any description. This book will discuss how to culture further development and recognize common symptoms and issues. It will allow you to put spiritual teachings into a broader context.
Be prepared to have some of your concepts about the spiritual journey broken. It's a far greater potential than most people recognize.
I envy Davidya for his experiences, his ability to eloquently express them and still remain grounded. This book continues my journey. I had read a comment in a different book that when a person talks from experience it makes sense to the listener. This book appeals to me for that reason. One more thing that works for me is that whenever I meditate or read / hear words of wisdom that I believe are truth, I hear a chirping - buzzing sound in the background. And this book does that.
I am sure that there are a lot more experiences that David can share with us and I hope he does that very soon in his next title. I look forward to meeting him in person.
It speaks about a topic that most spiritual people do not know that exists. Even most awake spiritual teachers today are not aware of the potential that we humans have that is described in this work. The topic itself is simple but deeply needed to be spoken about: That there is no one final awakening or enlightenment but a series of shifts if the person does its clearing, remains open and does not fall into the trap of "being done".
The book describes this unfolding of potential from the view point of two interwined processes that can happen simultaneously or one of the two starts first and the other then catches up. One process is the unfolding in our true nature itself (pure being/consciousness) which means how are identity shifts along the way (from being a person to the awarness that underlies everything, then beyond that awarness into pure divinity). And the other process is about the refinement of our perception (becoming aware of other planes of existence) and the clearing out of our deep supressed pains, angers, guilts, shames, wounds etc.
Though this two processes are for easier understanding described in a kind of blueprint point of view it comes from the direct experience of the author itself as well as other people the author has quoted within this book (to show some of the subjectiv variances this evolution can take).
One could critizise that these are just more concepts for the spiritual seeker, but how should we then share information about our potential with a wider audience if not through words? And that only so few awake people today are aware of this potential shows that this information is more than needed.
This book may not be for someone totally new to spiritual evolution, but to those who have had real insights into their true nature or those who have woken up, this is a wonderful companion on our journey home. And on the other hand it is just a joyfull experience to read this book as it is written in such a wonderful positive style.
Highly recommended! All the best!
P.S.: The clearing work can start right now (one does not have to be awake for this, but even most awake people would do good by looking more deeply into it) and the best ways to learn about this clearing work is the work from Michael Brown (the presence process) and the later work from Scott Kiloby and his chief trainers (the living inquiries).
Reading this book helps me to know that I'm experiencing in awakening is quite normal, even if it doesn't seem like it could be! I have more patience and kindness with myself in the times that aren't all joy and wonder and know that will return again. I appreciate the pointers to what helps facilitates clear, less bumpy awakening. It's easy to read, makes sense and is like a friend on the journey who is up ahead.
So I would recommend this book to people who an awakening has happened in. It might be of interest to other spiritually interested folk too but it might not resonate quite the same way.
I like that the writing style is personal and casual, not so academic, because this process of awakening has nothing in it the mind understands. David uses plenty of references from various people to put different forms or slants on this information that he has been exploring for decades. I'm grateful for this resource in this journey of awakening which not many people know much about.