Money is Good (Happiness Too)


I’m taking a ten-week online course about awakening to consciousness. One of the teachers in the course made some statements in a video about money and happiness that irritated me to the bone. The teacher said, in effect, that the pursuit of happiness and money in our culture is the cause of many of theContinue reading “Money is Good (Happiness Too)”

Towards an Unshakable Foundation of Peace


What you can conceive and believe, you can achieve.

Grain Burgers and the Door to the Infinite


I had everything a thirty something American male could wish for: the perfect job in a field I enjoyed; a great boss; a townhouse bachelor pad; girlfriends, a few pals to hang out with; a sports car and club memberships. I had scrupulously followed the prescribed formulas for success. I had cobbled together many of the accoutrements of an ideal life.

Yet I felt restless and unfulfilled.

The Divine Seed


Something is prompting me to write this, even though I’m far from an expert on the subject.  I’m writing about an inkling. This mysterious prompting tells me that the inkling is a precursor to the direct knowledge of the something prompting me.  If I’m confusing you, I promise to be more clear in what follows.Continue reading “The Divine Seed”

The Ultimate Goal


The question is, how can I make the best use of my time? I’ll bet you’ve asked yourself that question a few times. It used to come up for me once in a while. Now it pops up at least once a week. It’s because I have less time. I can hear my “consciousness clock”Continue reading “The Ultimate Goal”

Highest and Best Use


As time passes, conditions change. For example, a property original built out as a three storey garage can have a higher value and use to the owner and to other people as a high-rise office building.

As Being Comes Alive


As Being comes alive in me, fear and anxiety dissipate. I feel more peace. Every action I take has meaning. Heaviness yields to lightness. Clarity, simplicity, and focus become second nature. The future is uncertain yet full of possibilities for creativity and enjoyment. I can make every breath serve a higher purpose. David Gittlin hasContinue reading “As Being Comes Alive”

It’s Everywhere


As my spiritual awakening deepens, I find my perception of the world around me is shifting. I am actually seeing, feeling, and hearing things differently and reacting to external stimuli differently. I am becoming more sensitive to whatever comes to me via these five senses. This state-of-affairs is a double-edged sword. I can appreciate andContinue reading “It’s Everywhere”

Heart Seat Share


This past week I attended a seminar presented by Saniel Bonder titled “The Sun in Your Heart is Rising–Activating Your Embodied Awakening, Wholeness, and Unique Purpose.” Nine people attended the five-day event at Kripalu Yoga Center in western Massachusetts. One of the exercises in the seminar is called “Heart Seat Share.” Each person in theContinue reading “Heart Seat Share”

Some Advice I Need to Follow


I wrote this seven years ago.  I just updated it. I have found one of the best ways to keep my life interesting is to make a regular practice of doing things I haven’t done before. If I am bored, apathetic, uninspired, or generally in a rut, it is usually because I have allowed myselfContinue reading “Some Advice I Need to Follow”