What Students Are Saying
It is not very easy to adequately convey just what the experience of Free-Beingess is like. Abstract concepts don’t do it justice because it is an experience, not a thought or idea. And actually, it is even more than an experience. It is a new way of experiencing, a new way of being and existing, a new way of functioning on all levels of your life.
And so, here I give you some examples of what some of my student’s have written about their experiences, and how Free-Beingness has changed their lives. Each person’s experience is unique to themselves, so there is no one typical experience. But these examples at least give you something of the flavor of what happens in the Free-Beingness realizaton and as it integrates into life.
There are two sections here:
“Over the last ten years or so, being a bit of a junkie for trying to get enlightenment, I discovered that I was very receptive to the different transmissions/energies. I would sit and watch a you tube video for example, of a so called guru and often, I would close my eyes and feel a definite transmission. So it has happened that I have had the chance to sample, so to speak, the different transmission of numerous teachers, including shaktipats from supposed enlightened eastern gurus of various kundalini lineages. It always struck me as fascinating that each transmission from the different teachers felt so different. The feedback I have, is that when I felt your transmission, it felt very different from the others i had experienced. In that, with yours, I felt a deep inner silence, and with the others, that was not there. Your transmission also felt deeper and also more of a deep wholeness to it.
I hypothesize that possibly this is because transmission can be done quite easily and does not necessarily indicate any degree of enlightenment per se. So some of these kundalini gurus are able to pass on the transmission of their lineage, but they themselves are not enlightened possibly.
So for what it is worth, that is the feedback I have, is that your transmission felt very different in a very good way compared to others I have received, with a tangible inner silence, which delivers the experience just as you describe in your articles. So it is quite nice because you give a clear understanding of it and then people can quite easily have the bodily experience of it.”
– David Stein
“I am truly indebted to you for your work. In fact I have probably read most of your articles, they are all very helpful and together, they do form a very coherent tapestry of knowledge. It is all there.
You have helped me in the following ways:
1. Explained why practices cannot get you back to pure awareness, and helped me to connect directly to the inner truthful experience of pure awareness.
2. This can bring up a sense of confusion in a seeker, when suddenly they had these ideas of enlightenment, and suddenly inside there is no-one, no thing. It feels very strange at first, but you have explained this so thoroughly, that it is easy to adjust to this.
3. The seeker then naturally wonders why we all get cut off from the natural state of pure being? You have also provided answers to this, with your explanation using developmental psychology.
All in all, you have really formulated quite a complete path with experience and understanding for a seeker, which I have not seen elsewhere.”
“David’s discerning feedback has opened entirely new vistas for me. His genius includes simplifying profound realizations and helping to creatively integrate them in daily life without “efforting”. It is as if he found the keys to unlock higher human faculties and a new language of body/heart/soul. Aspects of being,feeling and awareness merge in completely new, often exhilerating ways. I was suprised and thrilled to find how easy this could be. What a gift !”
– Gary McCabe, Body Worker and Tai Chi teacher, New Jersey
“David has really discovered something ground breaking and powerful. He has brought, “high art”, as well as the best elements of the scientific method to the consciousness arena. His painstaking efforts and willingness to constantly evolve is truly remarkable ! It is a blessing to find someone who blends the best elements of science, experiential bodywork processes, pragmatic psychology and true intuition into a program that delivers on it’s promise, and quickly at that ! David wants you to really get his work and gives you a level of time and involvement I have never experienced in 35 yrs of meditation and personal growth !
Free-Beingness is the alive awareness that is inferred by so many spiritual programs. It won’t give you a new line of psychobabble. Its benefits are tangible and they continually become more evident in your daily life. I would advise not comparing it to anything! I have discussed with Dave, that it most closely resembles the intelligence that you see in the way a cut heals, or the circulatory or digestive system run without our interference. Despite our abuses, they elegantly take care of themselves and strive for harmony and equilibrium. You become a vessel for the same creative intelligence that exists in nature. This creativity which you see evident in great artists, composers, actors seems to germinate and become the guiding force of your life. A tangible and real excitement become staples in your everyday existence. You can only know by availing yourself of David’s work which I wholeheartedly advise you to do!”
– Mark Jakier, Brooklyn, NY
“At times, I feel a more bodily sense of merging into wonderful feelings like bliss or ecstacy and other times it is more like a “oneness in light” type experience. In doing this, it feels like I am wrapping myself in these qualities and then absorbing them deeper and deeper into my body. Each step flowed into the next, unfolding in an expanding feeling of translucent, delicious, feeling/awareness.
I really don’t have other words to describe it, except that I could probably write a lot of poetry that points to it. It is a whole new kind of experience.These are totally new areas of Beingness and it really is amazing that you have discovered such an eloquent, practical, feelingfull way to experience this. The experience itself started to carry me into a kind of expansive non-experience or perhaps more precisely, I became the experience. It was gentle, and very pleasurable, very natural……..wow. I am again, grateful.
As I did this today, I had a chance to totally relax afterwards and I felt lighter and lighter and light-like. It does have a dynamic quality to it and I really like the playful component.
It occured to me how precious and rare these feelings are on the planet today.
There are many other experiences as well. One fascinating aspect of this is watching how intention can set into motion the mixing effect. It reminds me of watching clouds slowly merge into each other and changing shapes. I also find it very interesting that I return to complete ordinariness after stopping. Very grounded and present unlike Kundalini and some other practices.
It was especially helpful when you equated Pure Awareness with the direct intuition of Being. I get it! (at least to a degree). In the past, when someone would teach about Awareness, I would tend to “look” for it but since it is not an object of looking what I probably “found” was what you describe as “Consciousness.” A long time ago I was a student of Da Free John, and he used to talk about a “tacit understanding.” I feel like you simplified it but if I try to be directly aware of awareness as Awareness I seperate it from the primal Self. Thinking or more precisely, feeling-intuiting Beingness seems to quickly bring me to a place where my mind starts to feel like it is getting absorbed in Being. I am still “aware” of Being so I don’t feel like it is exactly the same as Pure Awareness yet. There is much more to explore. It is a slippery fish, this Awareness. The you that is the only one who experiences everything in your life is the same You as this Awareness, correct?
Your realization that spaciousness, infinity etc., is still the content of Awareness was very helpful. What I have found is that everything I normally associate with the “me” feeling is something Awareness is observing, so it is more like a shift of identity to Awareness itself that I suspect actually happens. In the meantime, just knowing that I am actually contentless Awareness and not any object of Awareness is liberating.
I am continuing to have more pleasant experiences with the Bliss Of Peace – merging, bliss, light, peace, etc. and in daily life I feel more relaxed and peaceful in general. When I notice the Awareness that is behind/within/beyond all experiences, it is a bit more clear. If I focus on Awareness now and then through the day, I can kind of fall into it.
It seems to me that the more fully and deeply into life I get, the more that itself becomes transcendence.
I also begin to bring more and more of what I AM into the moment, with less of the self-reflective reference. There are many systems of what I might call “strategic” transcendence. Your approach seems to be more of recognition (once the “Obvious” is pointed out) and development of latent potentialities.
With your help I have entered into a new dimension of living which has far more frequent pleasure, joy, bliss and awareness.”