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David Knight is here today with our Tuesday Teaser, and he'll be back on Monday for the Pick Me Up. I told him he could steal the blog for a little bit to tell you about himself, and his book, I AM I: The In-Dweller Of Your Heart
We'll let David have the floor for a minute before showing off this excerpt!
Hi Claire, lovely to be here and just wanted to say thank you for the opportunity to share my book with you today.
When I was only about 6 or 7, I recall contemplating on why I was here, questioning what life was all about, and for what purpose too. During my early years I nearly died twice, the first almost drowning in a crowded swimming pool and secondly, (aged 14) falling about 30 feet down the waterfall at Glen Nevis in Scotland while on holiday with my father and brother. Each time I had asked inside my mind, “Please God…save me!”
However, it wasn’t till many years later that some strange and wonderful things started happening to me, both physically and also during dream state and meditation. I guess it wasn’t until I had actually started to ‘open’ up my heart and truly believe in the power of God’s love, that I became truly aware, also experiencing psychic phenomenon including pre-cognitions (foreseeing future events) and amazing proof of life after death.
As such, and through my own faith, I then had this inbuilt need, wanting to try and help guide people upon their own journeys too. Over time, other spiritual gifts started to materialize in my life such as healing, clairaudience and the ability to write through channelling and inner dictation.
In the beginning, it was as if a creative spark ignited inside of me, with an overwhelming feeling within that I just had to put words onto paper. These just flow, not from my mind as such, but as if coming from deep down within my heart, a connection where peace, bliss, love and light reign supreme. (I call it my speaking heart). Once I started putting pen to paper I knew it was my calling to try and help guide, heal and shine the light for many others to see their own truth ‘within’ themselves!
GRIEF, ‘HEART-ACHE’ AND THEN JOY
Welcome. As you write the title of this passage, you may immediately think that there is a particular sequence of events that occurs. Obviously, from past experiences, you know that this is not always the case but true joy is forever and it is forever within you too.
Nothing, no one, or any ‘being’ needs to feel pain and anguish before they know joy, however it is the very nature of your mind and way of living that trick you to believe that this is so.
I have watched and felt your emotional rollercoaster of recent days. Jasper, your beloved cat who had been suffering from old age and illness would never have lived, even to recent times, without Caroline’s (and your) love washing over him during years of togetherness.
As your tears flowed and your hearts ached in distress as he slipped away, Angels and guardians who watch over all animals and creatures escorted and carried him to peace and contentment within my light that radiates for all beings. Know that he is amongst his friends and with those on the ethereal planes of vibration who know you both. They are caring for him, so he is fine and free from pain and anguish. He will be waiting for you when you yourselves are ready to Ascend and cross into your permanent state.
‘Pud’, as you often called him, lived on the earth plane until he was meant to leave. In the time when you’re grieving is most apparent, your mind tricks you. All people who feel that they lose their loved one - a relative, a friend, or pet - feel this trickery.
By now you have the experience to deal with such things as the knowledge has turned to wisdom. The love, light and acceptance of these events should now allow you to be unshaken by this or other difficult circumstances. Some may feel that it is harsh of me to suggest that you need to overcome burdens such as these more easily, but this is what I am now asking you to do.
I will never ever, ever ask you to abandon your feelings of oneness and love for another person, being, or a beloved pet. What you should continually strive to achieve is the release of your attachment. These are not the same thing. How can the devotee, aspirant, disciple, or the person looking for answers define it simply and clearly? The key is within yourselves and all it takes is recognition and remembering who and what you are, as we have described many times before.
It can be very easy to be deceived at times of stress and struggle, but these are precisely the events and occasions when your inner strength needs to prevail and let go of negativity. Accept that events are as they should be in terms of karma and right action. The struggle is to overcome feeling separate. One feels and thinks that they are divided. This is my husband, my wife, my child, or my pet. In truth they are not, for they are all you and me. All are ‘one’.
Some feel that their ‘God’ presides over them or lives in a particular place, or they may gaze upon a statue or alter which depicts in their eyes who or what I am. As stated, there is no separation so then I am all things and all things are me. I am the flower that is wilting and I am the next flower that blooms. I am the tree with no leaves and I am the tree whose blossom flies in the wind. I am the desert and the seas and I am the above and below.
As such, no one or ‘nothing’ can be alone, even in your darkest hour or the happiest moment of your life. So, if you now understand this and an event that you call ‘death’ occurs close to you, by concluding that the attachment is false, then there is no loss. If there is no loss then there is no fear. No fear means that there is no anguish or grief. Without grief you will not shed tears of pain, but rather tears of joy and celebration of a life that has enriched you and all those who come to know them.
This connection cannot be erased. Memory or even time can fade what was once so strong, but the love that is contained within two hearts cannot be destroyed by anyone or anything. Fire, water, earth or sky cannot burn, erode, bury, or elevate away. As the love was held by both hearts it cannot be extinguished, then there is no need to cry, no matter what the circumstances and events have conspired and bought to bear.
All egos must be diluted, so false thoughts cannot interfere with the process of truth. Yes, the truth is that the heart and Soul cannot ‘perish’ by any man-made event. People sometimes conclude that acts of violence by so called madmen mean that they have no heart and Soul. Know that even a ‘madman’ (a perception made on earth) loves something or someone. I explain this because it is often so difficult for you to comprehend or explain why and how a human being could inflict pain or harm upon another.
Causes and triggers, such as pride, hate, anger, and jealousy burn deep within the psyche. They lurk and hide within the shadows and recesses of the mind and body, looking for ways to express themselves. Instead, love and compassion, kindness and forgiveness need to grow within the heart. These seeds of truth can multiply and expand, touching and reaching far beyond boundaries of imagined walls; physically, mentally and emotionally. So, live with dignity and with values that have enabled you to be called a human being.
You are all so special, so strive to do and be the best person that you can be. Any job or activities that you engage in are all by-products and these, if undertaken in truth and love, are for the well-being of your fellow-man and for society.
All acts of kindness reverberate like the chimes of a bell for they echo and expand upon waves of love and light. Your hearts do not need to bear hurt and fear and they do not need to cry out for tears to fall in pain. Do not miss or despair when ‘ letting go’ of someone (or a pet), but continue to rejoice and sing their name in praise, for having the wonderful opportunity and time you had together on the plane of existence you currently reside upon. Please know that as ‘one’ I shall be:
-The boat that carries you across the ocean(s) of your emotions.
-The land you walk upon holding you upright and true.
-The wind that blows away dark clouds from your body, mind and Soul.
-The spiritual ‘vision’ to reveal the light and the Sun to radiate warmth and love in your heart.
-The hand that lifts you up from the ground when you feel you can’t go on.
-The life giving ‘water’ that will quench your thirst for truth, knowledge and for wisdom.
-The spark deep within that gives you everlasting life.
-The colours of the rainbow shining down upon your darkened days of false fear and tears.
We are one forever. Please do not grieve. Erase the heartache and pain. You are joy itself. Live it, breath it, know it and understand it. Love conquers all things that you can ever possibly imagine to fear. So do not, (for you need not), as you are nearer than near to me. I love you all. Amen
YOU HAVE JUST READ AN EXCERPT FROM I AM I: THE IN-DWELLER OF YOUR HEART
DAVID KNIGHT was born into his current physical embodiment in 1964. He is married to Caroline and they live with their adopted cats Toby, Treacle, Spiky and Missy in the UK. In growing up he describes himself as a Mr. Average or like a 'Joe Bloggs'. Whilst earning a living in various types of work, (this ranged from HM Forces, Financial Services, a Care Assistant and also self-employment) his search for fulfilment changed from the exterior and without to the interior and within.
Spiritual education gained a greater momentum and at the age of 21 a more urgent sense of dedication as well as a new realization had set in. New evidence of and from God, were soon revealed through his life experiences. With the aid of Spirit guides and beings from the ethereal planes, the foundations were laid for all who wished to develop and experience their Hearts flame of love and light and to embark upon a unique opportunity for all soul's in this lifetime.
Thanks, David, for dropping in! We'll see you on Monday!
READERS -- Remember, be sure to come back on Monday. David has a very exciting contest going on, and complete details will be available then. Trust me -- If you like books of any type, this is one contest you don't want to miss!