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Friday, November 29, 2013

Attitude of Gratitude; Your time is now!

When you are caught in the grip of fear~based beliefs; it's easy to lose focus on what your spiritually~centered priorities are. Fear-based beliefs foster dependency, compliance, and reactive-living.

When your focus rests upon aligning with your inner~divine and love~grounded beliefs you experience enhanced levels of freedom, self acceptance, and authentic~living.

This post is focused upon adopting an attitude of gratitude as a way of living,

Gratitude is a gateway emotion that kicks open the portals to
unconditional love, light and flow of abundance.

When you develop an attitude of gratitude you experience enhanced expansion into that which your soul has established is your divine growth for your life experience.

Roman Catholic Benedictine monk, David Steindl-Rast, shares his considered thoughts on gratitude and it's value for your life in his enlightened video below.  Please take a few minutes to view...

David Steindl-Rast: Want to be happy? Be grateful

For more on David's groundbreaking work; check out his homepage at Gratefulness.Org

To begin your journey into gratitude, as a way of being, begin one day at a time. Just for today, I will engage with the energy of gratitude for everything and everyone I value in my life!

Anything worthy of your efforts begins with opening to your divine heart~center; all good begins with love!

Once you begin this process; you will experience life with a vibrational essence that will move you into ever~enhanced flow of good into your life and affairs.  You will come alive into authentic~living at it's best!

Please enjoy my most recent video
Building The Habit of Gratitude

Once you come alive to living with gratitude; you will

and it will serve you well!

Light & Love,

Sunday, November 17, 2013

A Bedtime Story to Reawaken Your Soul Memories

For this post, let us consider the nature of your soul; or shall we say, The Nature of You; as well as use a beautiful insightful 'bedtime' story to enhance your awareness of your true nature.

In truth, authentic~you and the soul are one! When you experience a 3-D life; you are existing within a body to enable you to have the total 3-D experience.

You enter each life experience seeking greater alignment with light/love.

As you release fear-based beliefs; you move closer to the light and experience greater enlightenment and inner-harmony.

You may be thinking, just how do I move from a fear-based consciousness to a light-filled, loving consciousness?

Here's a thought from psychiatrist Brian Weiss; who's regression work with past lives has opened science to taker a greater look into the nature of the energetic beings we are. 

“Come from the heart, the true heart, not the head. When in doubt, choose the heart. This does not mean to deny your own experiences and that which you have empirically learned through the years. It means to trust your self to integrate intuition and experience. There is a balance, a harmony to be nurtured, between the head and the heart. When the intuition rings clear and true, loving impulses are favored.” ~     Dr. Brian L. Weiss

Yes, when you live your life in balance between your thinking and your intuition, there exists a harmony; a peace-filled integration of your mental and emotional selves. This integration empowers a vibrational harmonic that resonates with that which you wish to experience.

"However, when we shift our awareness or "frequency" from self-consciousness --where fear, impossibility or feelings of separation reside -- to cosmic consciousness, which is in total harmony with the universe and where none of those feelings exist, then anything is possible."~Rhonda Byrne

Our video for this post is the beautiful and enlightened, Spacetoid: A Pleiadian Bedtime Story

provided by Maryann Rada's  Remember Who You Are  You Tube channel.

Here are some questions you might seek to answer for yourself; after viewing the video and going within to seek your souls guidance:

  • Is there more to me than I have been previously taught?
  • Are the Pleiadians and other ancient civilizations my ancestors?
  • Will the ongoing galactic changes positively impact humanity moving forward?
  • What, if anything, must I change within my thinking and emotional self to embrace this transformational period and moving forward?

As always, aligning within with your authentic self is the way forward to embrace and live in concert with your soul's mission for this life experience.

Light & Love,


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

2013 - Year of Community

What is 'community' you might ask?

One of the definitions The Free Dictionary offers us is;"A group of people having common interests"
"We were born to unite with our fellow men, and to join in community with the human race."

The Roman philosopher, Cicero, defined 'community' as an natural manner in which humans relate to one another. in this joining-together; individuals create community through sharing of governance and benefits.

"We can never get a re-creation of community and heal our society without giving our citizens a sense of belonging."
Patch Adams

       As humanistic physician, Patch Adams, points out; a "sense of Belonging" is the essence of what it takes to make community.

For this relatively brief post we are looking at what is community and how does

Dear fellow voyagers; our journey into enlightened living continues with the following powerful video, 2013 Year of Community !

This timely video is courtesy of Lee-Harris Energy, - (  (
,energy intuitive

After viewing Lee's video; what did you discover about the way in which he views our year 2013?

Empowering Thoughts on Community Building

"Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
~Margaret Mead

When we become united in our understanding and purpose for community we see what Margaret Mead, cultural anthropologist, was witness to; that true community is about changing our world for the better; including inclusion of all.

"Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty."
Albert Einstein

As Einstein concluded, true community is about understanding each citizens needs and having the compassion to be inclusive with the rights and benefits for all.

“A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.”
~Henrik Ibsen

As Ibsen, famed Norwegian playwright opines, collaboration is a fundamental key for community building. An enlightened community always includes collaborative leadership; in my view.

Why is it important to build enlightened community, at this time; you might query?

Our Earth is going through awakening mode, at this time. The old paradigm was deferential to individual rising up as leaders of others. The emerging paradigm is grounded in each individual awakening to her/his true power and purpose. This new paradigm seeks to awaken in each of us the awareness that enlightened leadership is self-leadership.

An enlightened person leads her/himself from within-out.
Thus enlightened community functions best with collaboration of involved individuals based upon the insights of each community member.

This is the type of community that will foster goals and aspirations that are both inclusive and synergistic!

What type of community are you seeking to live within?

What do you see your role being; in this community?

Thank you for engaging with me in our continuing dialog about authentic Living!

Dave Kenyon

Copyright © 2013 David N. Kenyon. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Authentic Living Works

"Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, ‘This is the real me,’ and when you have found that attitude, follow it."  ~William James

If, as James suggests, authenicity of being requires 'that particular mental attitude' that is in alignment with the feeling of being deeply and vitally alive' how do you recognize the attitude and how do you develop it in yourself?

By adopting a focus upon living with authenticity; being true to the nature of you.

"The chief cause of human error is to be found in prejudices picked up in childhood."
~ Descartes

You and me; all of us were born into this life without prejudice. We learn it along our pathway through life as: social institutions, governmental institutions, family members, religious institutions and special interest groups all seek to provide us with a mental-emotional framework designed to enhance our individual and collective compliance with their goals and objectives.

"Prejudice is the child of ignorance."  ~William Hazlitt

When you are constantly being fed messages of intolerance you become conditioned to view your world through eyes clouded by ignorance. The special interest groups that peddle hate and prejudice are seeking to manipulate and control you by withholding the truth and substituting, in its place: lies, half-truths and distortions

It is the dawning of your awakening; time to take command of your mental-emotional environment. It is time to assert your influence over your life and affairs.

"In becoming fully human, we are called to be individuals. We are called to be unique and different."
~ M. Scott Peck

It's your time to tune in to living your life authentically.

What is authentic living and how do you achieve it, you might ask?

Boiling it all down to its core; authentic living involves accessing awareness of your true nature and living in accord with those insights.

Being able to access and trust your inner wisdom allows you know who you truly are and what it will take to make you happy.

Giving yourself happiness is a gift that continues to give a wealth of physical, emotional and spiritual benefits, These gifts are doubly powerful in that they are heart-centered created and received,

  • They require and provide enhanced and aligned vibrational frequency; which opens you to still greater mastery.
  • Each gift awakens you to enhanced self-perception; love in expression.
  •  These 'happiness gifts' forge a trusting bond between your heart-center and your inner wisdom; when these 2 are in alignment, the programming -imposed limits drift away as you are freed to engage life more fully.

Are you ready for Authentic living?  If so here are some powerful keys; remember you are the driver:
  • Focus your awareness upon what comes naturally to you.
  • Expect the very best from life; you deserve it.
  • Be vigilant in seeking insights into who you are.
  • Write down your insights into an insight journal; that will provide you with greater depth of understanding and growth.
  • Take note of those things you naturally do well.
  • Honor the feedback your emotions provide you; they are revealing your deeply held thoughts and attitudes.
  • Create a judgement-free zone in your relationship with yourself.
  • Live each moment as a joy-filled experience by intentionally seeking out experiences and relationships that make you smile.
  • Learn  to trust and rely upon your inner-wisdom as your guide.
These keys will assist you to turn up your energy frequency and to enhance your relationship with the universe. You are the master/mistress of your experience.

Let me close today's post with some powerful thoughts that I excepted from the 2013 Commencement address at Harvard by transformational figure, Oprah Winfrey who encouraged the assembled graduates to consider...

"...if you're willing to listen; to be guided by that still-small-voice, that is the GPS within yourself, to find out what makes you come alive; you will be more than ok. You will be happy; you will be successful and you will make a difference in the world."
~Oprah Winfrey

As always, please feel free to share this blog with those you are guided to and also enter into the dialog here by leaving comments; and, yes, authentic living works! Let it work for you.

Dave Kenyon

Copyright © 2013 David N. Kenyon. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Occupy Yourself: You're Invited to Your Awakening!

To the party that is your life!

"The big question, for those of us who care about the evolution of consciousness and culture, is what is the next step supposed to look like? We know what it feels like—it feels very inspiring. When you awaken to the evolutionary impulse, it's exciting, and at times even overwhelming, so full of positivity and possibility. And when you discover a higher perspective, it's thrilling—like waking up from a dream. But that's about as far as most of us have come."
~ Andrew Cohen

Welcome to your coming out party, yes this party honor's your inner divinity and your expansion possibilities. Your timing is perfect as we continue to experience the current galactic upgrade; the energy of expansion is opening within our galaxy and upon our planet.

Yes, the direction to look to in your efforts to be all you can be is within.
You and I are evolving beings. Two things that effect your ability to grow from within out are; your perspective and your relationship with change.

"Love is much more fundamental than any kind of thinking or believing. It is the root and basis of who you are, at the most fundamental level. This means that anything other than love as an expression of your being is artificial and unnatural and is a result of not knowing who you are."
~Bill Harris

Does your lens of perception reflect a fear or love base?

Do you embrace change or are you repulsed by it?

How honest are you able to be with yourself?

"We have to ask ourselves: What kind of world do we want to live in? What kind of world do we want our children—and their children—to live in? What is our role or contribution in bringing about this new world? When you ask yourself these questions, you live these questions. And you realize that you’re not alone but part of a huge impulse in collective consciousness. When you realize this, it energizes you and gives you passion for what you want to create right in this moment."
~ Deepak Chopra
What is it that you want your life to reflect; joy or pain?
In what activities do you wish to engage?
Who, in your life, reflects your loving values and who spurns them?

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone elses life. Don't be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."

~ Steve Jobs

You and I have been subject to repeated conditioning by the special interests that are now in place as the gatekeepers; government, culture, religion, politics and multi-national business interests.

Each of these special interest groups has it's own agenda and is working overtime to make certain that their perspective is not only considered but is also a vital aspect of 'group think'; the dominant worldview that is used to keep you and me in line with what works best for that particular special interest group.

It's time to cease your hiding; behind the slogans and mantras of these special interest groups and fulfill your souls purpose and mission for your life.

Your soul is where you align with the divine within.
It's where the finite and infinite merge, harmoniously.
It's your spiritual center-point.

Your soul is represented by your authentic self in expression.

As you live in alignment with the energy of your dreams; your authentic self is the conduit through which your soul makes manifest these cherished dreams.

 Your dreams provide the blueprint from which your authentic self realizes your true potential and destiny.

When you think about your cherished dreams; you might conclude that...

The guardian of this unseen life is your true and authentic self.

This self-same authentic self is your spiritual vehicle through which these powerful dreams are made manifest.

Your authentic self lives in and through the Power of Your Dreams!

Openhand: Power of Being

"These are monumental times we're blessed to be living in. Humanity is waking up from eons of amnesia. Gaia has centred in the Fifth Density and powerful evolutionary transitions of consciousness will unleash the earth from the restrictive and exploitative karmic energies of our past. To many, in these early hours, the full magnitude of what's taking place will be challenging to grasp. It's entirely understandable. The key is to keep walking the path of the soul, allowing our natural Ascension to peel away the crusted veils. I can feel the birth of a new multidimensional humanity beginning to unfold, one which I feel given to call "Homo Divinicus"..."

This video is an excerpt taken from Openhand's workshop of the same name.

Your call to action

Here is your chance to have an honest dialog with yourself.  Please ask yourself the following:

  • Do I ever feel pressure to act, feel or think like most others do?
  • Does my family pressure me to act, feel or think like they do?
  • Am I comfortable making my own life decisions; even when they may be contrary to what the significant others in my life expect from me?
  • Are relatively simple choices difficult for me to make; unless I have previously surveyed my significant others opinions?
  • How often do I defer to significant others opinions when mine is asked?
  • Am I aware of the unique purpose for my life?
  • Is my personal happiness thwarted by the will of significant others?

As you honestly dialog with yourself on these and other self-revealing questions, how authentic are your everyday choices and thoughts?

Do your emotions align with or against your current thoughts and actions?

Do you feel free to be totally you; no matter how significant others respond?

Learning to live an authentic life is about creating vibrational resonance between what you think, do and your emotions.

You and I are learning to be authentic; in a world that dissuades all of us from 'doing it my way'.

Believe in the beauty of your cherished dreams; they reveal the authentic way for you to live and thrive.


Copyright © 2013 David N. Kenyon. All rights reserved.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Occupy Yourself: Raising Your Consciousness

Spiritual author and teacher Emmet Fox declared that "Life is consciousness."

If this is true, then what constitutes your level of happiness is what comprises your individual consciousness and how that aligns with the authentic you.

Your individual matrix provides the structure for you beliefs and attitudes applies the filters to your experience that effect what your conscious awareness allows you to focus upon and include within your experience of life.

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Welcome back, fellow voyager, to our continued journey of alignment with the divine within by mastering the art of the Occupy Yourself matrix.

Let's begin todays segment of insight by defining some terms that you may of may not be familiar with. I also wish to provide you and me with a framework for this insight-seeking journey.

Merriam-Webster defines consciousness in 3 primary ways:

a : the quality or state of being aware especially of something within oneself

b : the state or fact of being conscious of an external object, state, or fact

c : awareness; especially : concern for some social or political cause
As you are able to see, from the above definition, consciousness effects your experience of life in 3 powerful ways:
  • Awareness of your internal states.
  • Awareness of those things external to you.
  • Awareness defining your consciousness of social and political perspective.

Once you understand that the makeup of your personal matrix is related to your level of conscious awareness; you are in charge.   You are open to modify your matrix in the 2 ways you are empowered to; your thoughts and your emotions.

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Your Domain of Emotion Mastery
"By monitoring your emotions, which is easy, you will get an insight into your thoughts. By checking yourself when you are feeling bad, and changing your energy back into a positive mode, you will stop creating negative things and events. Meanwhile, you will begin to experience more and more positive events in your life. This will quickly snowball until you are manifesting your desires and living without all of the stress." ~Dick Ingersoll ( author,  Master Your Life Using the Law of Attraction)
    The relationship you are developing with your emotions is either trending toxic or loving. Learning to work in a 'win-win' manner with your emotions will benefit you in many and varied ways.   
     "The quality of your communication depends upon the choices you make in each moment, whether you tune your emotional body into love or to fear."
    -don Miguel Ruiz

    Ask yourself:
  • am I using the emotions I experience as a barometer to my thoughts?
  • am I employing the strategy of substitution when my fear-based emotions reveal themselves? (replacing a fear-based thought with an empowering one)
  • which thoughts and feelings do I focus upon most; fear-based or loving-accepting?

Now it's time for a segment of refreshing insight provided for by viewing the following video:

Raising Consciousness

by Patricia Cota Robles , cofounder and president of the nonprofit, educational organization New Age Study of Humanity’s Purpose, which sponsors the Annual World Congress On Illumination.

 I hope you experienced both insights and connection to this beautifully powerful video/guided meditation experience.

"Each person comes into this world with a specific destiny--he has something to fulfill, some message has to be delivered, some work has to be completed. You are not here accidentally--you are here meaningfully.

There is a purpose behind you. The whole intends to do something through you."

The Occupy Yourself matrix of conscious awareness is captured quite well in Osho's quotation above. At it's core the matrix is designed to guide your thinking-feeling nature toward enhanced alignment with the authentic you through development of an enhanced relationship with your intuitive guidance system or aligning with the divine within.

Until my next post, focus upon what brings you happiness, love, harmony and peace.

Yours in light and love,

Dave Kenyon

Monday, February 11, 2013

Occupy Your Self: Your Personal Spiritual Development .

“One’s real life is often the life that one does not lead.”~ Oscar Wilde

However, the central-core aim of Occupy Yourself is  embracing the model of leading from within!!!

Welcome back, fellow travelers; to our continued search for enlightened awareness of what it takes to truly set yourself free. Yes free from the entrapment of fear-based beliefs that are holding you hostage to a outdated and inaccurate worldview that stiffels your natural inclination toward living with personal authenticity.

That sure was a mouthful. Let's break it down to look at how fear-based beliefs act like placing 2 magnets (with negative or positive polarities in close proximity between the 2 magnets); they repel one another.

In a vibrational universe, such as we live within, harmonious vibrations align and in-harmonious vibrations repel. The thoughts and emotions that are embedded within your personal matrix either magnetize you with your dreams and aspirations or frustrate you with how they appear to move closer and yet seem to remain elusive. You must be in vibrational alignment with the vibration of that which you seek to incorporate into your personal matrix.

"Someone who takes the time to understand their relationship with source, who actively seeks alignment with their broader perspective, who deliberately seeks and finds alignment with who-they-really-are, is more charismatic, more attractive, more effective, and more powerful than a group of millions who have not achieved this alignment."

How have you gotten so out of alignment with that which you covet most is a oft-held frustration-point? Here are some of the sources of this disharmony of thought/feeling and what is behind them:
  • You and I and all humans have been awash in social conditioning; from birth through our current time.
  • This social-conditioning by many special interest groups using their money and political leverage to have their ideas and focuses become part of our social compact.
  • Science has demonstrated that fear is the most powerful motivator.
  • First we are exposed to mass consciousness bombarding of fear-based beliefs; things you and I are informed we should be afraid of.
  • Second these beliefs are reinforced through a media whose corporate interest is drawing attention to their brand through reporting focused upon the sensational.
  • Political manipulation is further involved through laws focused upon social manipulation/control. It's for your own good; you are told.
  • Additionally, we are taught to act in a very tribal manner as we are being conditioned to mistrust one another.

“The reflection of the current social paradigm tells us we are largely determined by conditioning and conditions.”   ~Stephen R, Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons of Personal Change 

In our "conditioned" society we are molded away from the natural to artifically induced insights; we move away from self-trust to self-doubt. We move from true fear(those things that may truly hurt us) to artificially-induced fear. 

The fight or flight response is a natural reaction we have when a fear-based dynamic is present. When we are taught to fear someone or something; that same fight or flight response occurs.

Emotionally, we are constantly reacting when one of these artifically induced fears is present. Over time, the body develops stress-based illness; physical and/or emotional.

Aligning with the inner-divine is about learning to listen to and trust your 'inner voice'. Your voice within; your link to divine source energy/God.

We are further encouraged to focus upon duality (our differences)at the expense of the more natural idea of 'oneness' the interconnectedness of all things (What we have in common); by special interest and media groups.

"It's difficult to believe in yourself because the idea of self is an artificial construction. You are, in fact, part of the glorious oneness of the universe. Everything beautiful in the world is within you."
 ~Russell Brand 

The mass media, at the behest of special interest groups, is constantly attempting to frame your thoughts and discourse with others. To seperate and divide us into tribal camps with no affinity between them; leading us to arguements and fights which keep our collective focus from the realization of our commonality and mutual interests.

    “All of us who professionally use the mass media are the shapers of society. We can vulgarize that society. We can brutalize it. Or we can help lift it onto a higher level.”
    ~William Bernbach

In the video below, by David Wilcock, lecturer, researcher and filmmaker, he discusses his viewpoint on 'occupy yourself' as a process of spiritual development. Further, he elaborates upon the use of divination tools and meditation to enhance your ability to occupy yourself.

Please relax and take a few minutes to view

David Wilcock Occupy Your Self:

 Personal Spiritual Development


I hope you gained awareness of yet another insight relating to the occupy yourself evolutionary impulse; a rising tide of those coming to awareness of our true state of oneness and it's societal implications.

It is my intention here to share with you further information
on two tools David speaks about in his video; divination and meditation.


The Divination Tool

"Authentic divination systems passed down by our ancestors are our sacred heritage. From a practical point of view, their ability to provide fresh guidance through the changes of our lives and world is our collective good fortune. They help us satisfy our primordial need to better understand life and our place in the Universe."

For one significant resource for greater insight into the nature and knowledge of divination please visit  Divination Foundation ! Expand your awareness as to this valuable tool for spiritual growth and enhanced alignment with the divine within.


The Meditation Tool

As with the tool of divination, now it's time to offer some insight into the tool of meditation.  I can think of no one more able to offer you insight into the practice of meditation than Deepak Chopra.
Even if you are a lifelong meditator; I believe you will find value in checking out the resource of The Chopra Center!

"Meditation is a tool for the re-discovery of the body's own inner intelligence. Practiced for thousands of years, it's not about forcing the mind to be quiet, it's finding the silence that's already there and making it a part of your life. From this field of pure potentiality we get our bursts of inspiration, our most intuitive thoughts, and our deepest sense of connection to the universe."

You have greatness within you; once your dedicated focus is upon occupy yourself, you are encouraging and supporting it's coming out party!

Yet, you and I have choices and each choice has consequences and reveals an aspect of you and me as we move forward from that choice-point.

We can express our inner greatness...

Or we can express the fear were are conditioned with.

 "Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness." ~Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Don't elect to play small by making fear-based choices.

The choice is up to you.   Please choose, using the lens of unconditional love; your gateway to unleashing your inner greatness!

Dave Kenyon