Interview with Brother David

What are Brother David's professional / lifestyle credentials that make him particularly well suited to write 'All That Is'?
By middle-age, David had lost his career, a relationship, a house, a car, good health, good friends and even doubted his own sanity. Because he had worked to help other people, he didn't understand why his own life was a shambles when he thought he was being a "good" person, and so began asking, 'Why me?' In 1995, he experienced the Dark Night of the Soul and started having experiences which he hadn't had before. In 1996, the Theory of Everything was revealed to him. From 1997-2001, he camped in a tent & trailer (caravan) and by use of the 'Ask and receive' technique got answers in a series of a-ha moments (aka light bulb moments). During this time, he heard 'The Music of The Spheres', met his Essence Twin (aka twin flame) and was awoken by the brightness of the Morning Star. Not knowing where all of it was leading, he recorded the answers that came to him one by one - which have lead him to this Awareness.
What is the 'back story' that inspired Brother David to write this tome?
After David started having experiences and reflecting on or contemplating their meaning (not rationally deducing them), he realized that he was on to something B-I-G. Out of his passion, he started delivering classes to small groups of people and some of the participants asked him to write a book. He resisted their requests for many a year, until most recently, a student in a class expressed she would love to have a little book of David's sayings to carry around with her. In that instant David knew he was being called upon and so published this collection of insightful one-liners.
So which does Brother David feel is more interesting to others - himself, or the work - and why?
The answer is both. There is no separation. David is not separate from the book and the book is not separate from him. In order to live an authentic life as an inspirational speaker, he must 'walk the talk' or, if you like, 'practice what he preaches'. As he says himself: "We are to live as though our word is our life. If we don't keep our word - we don't keep our life!"

The meaning of each saying in the book can be best rendered by the spoken word, body language and a few diagrams for those present to 'get it' in the moment. As he said in a previous answer, the sayings in the book have come using the technique of 'ask and receive' or what Science refers to as the Lateral Thinking Process. The answers unfolded in all different ways - intuitively, or in meditation, or whispered to his non-physical ears upon waking, or from other people's words or questions, or from opening a book or newspaper and reading where he first glanced, or from switching on the radio and hearing the chorus of the song playing. Being one who honors his feeling nature - he knew by the way he felt in the moment, that the answer to the question he had been asking, was Truth.
So what does Brother David consider to be the most controversial aspect of the sayings in the book?
To many people who primarily use the logical-rational aspect of the mind, the sayings in the book will appear as contradictions or paradoxes, but rather than just dismissing them out of hand, if the reader ponders them in his/her heart, or reflects upon, or contemplates them and uses the intuitive aspect of mind, the Truth of the sayings will become apparent. As David says, "What our mind knows as paradox, our heart knows as Truth".

To discover the Truth in each saying for oneself is truly an exhilarating process - leaving the reader thinking or feeling to themselves - 'Geez, I wish I'd thought of that!'
So what themes in the book are relevant to current news topics or for people living day to day?
The answers to Life's big questions - who are we?, why are we here?, and what are we meant to be doing?, allow us to live on purpose, or live in awareness, or live mindfully. Imagine if you will, if everyone on the planet understood, as David advises, that "Life is a remembrance of who we truly are", just imagine for a moment how dramatically different human life on Earth would be. Imagine for a moment what it would be like if everyone understood the emotional purpose as to:
- why we do this job for a living but not some other job?
- why we believe this yet don't believe that?
- why we have these addictions but not other addictions?
- why we do this and not that?
- why we say this and not that?
- how we can laugh at some jokes but not others?
- why we feel attracted to certain people but dislike other people?
- why we enjoy this music but not other music?
- how come we like this genre of books yet not other genres?
- why we watch these movies but dislike those movies?
- why we play particular sports yet have no interest in other sports?
and so on.

When we know the answers to questions of this nature about ourselves - then we have a better idea of who we are and so we can live more deliberately!
So how does internalising the meaning of each of Brother David's sayings help the reader?
Most people live their lives in such a way that they're on automatic pilot - just going along with whatever is expected of them from friends and family - or what's demanded of them from society. This is not living - this is de-living!

When we can understand why we feel drawn to any of our behaviors or beliefs, it allows us to have *true* freedom, that is, it allows us the freedom to *choose our emotional reactions or motivations in *any given situation. In understanding ourselves better, we can understand other people better. This mental clarity in turn leads to clear communication, which then leads to less confusion and misunderstanding and so results in less conflict whether it be within ourselves, in our intimate relationship, with other family members, in our neighborhood, with our work colleagues, in our government, or in society as a whole. As David says, "When We all speak with Our One True Voice, We are all singing The Uni-Verse" (The One Song). We are all in harmony.
So are all the sayings in the book based on Brother David's own life experience?
Yes, each of the sayings, or learnings, in the book have resulted from David having an experience which he hadn't had before and then pondering in his heart, or wondering about, or contemplating, why he was having that particular experience - in other words, what was the meaning of the experience. So the sayings in the book are all from his own life experience. However some people have remarked that the answers in the book are answers specific to him. But what they fail to realize is, that on Christmas Eve of 1995 he asked quite literally, to be shown, not told, "a way that he could impart this to others".
So what specific problems or challenges do readers face that Brother David's book can solve?
Don't believe him? Do a test! Ask people you know what their favorite color is and you'll get answers like 'red', 'blue', 'green', 'yellow', and so on, or 'I don't know', or 'I don't have a favorite'. For those that can nominate a color, then ask them the follow-up question: 'Why is that your favorite color?' Most of the time they'll say 'I don't know, I just like the color.' There's nothing bad or wrong with that. But it reveals a lack of self-awareness. And just as they don't know why a certain color is their favorite, they go through life continually making decisions or behaving in ways without knowing why they're saying this or doing that. The problem arises that their habitual ways of thinking and behaving, may not lead to what they want from life - the wanted outcomes of joy and happiness, good health, peace of mind, harmonious relationships and/or material abundance.

Amongst people generally there is a basic lack of understanding as to who we are as individuals, why we are here, and what we are meant to be doing and the conflict between our ego-personality and our Higher Self (aka the Superconscious) leads to our lack of understanding of ourselves and therefore others, our inability to express our emotions openly and honestly in the moment (i.e. being assertive) which can result in confusion or misunderstanding and ultimately disagreements, arguments or conflict. This process unfolds on an individual level and the level of a whole society.

By contrast, when we are in Awareness, we can ask for an answer to any question, then with patience receive the answer and then having the courage to take the required action - confident in the knowledge that the action is the correct action to achieve whatever we want from Life.
So what's the one thing Brother David wants readers to takeaway from this work?
Because as he says "Absolutely nothing happens by coincidence!", the single most important takeaway for readers of this book is - that every moment of our day, every day of our lives, can be informed by, or injected with, an experience of the Oneness of All of Life - by simply not anxiously anticipating the future or dwelling on the past, but by maintaining our presence of mind to stay in the Now, best summed up by: "In Truth, there is only this Present Moment; there is only this Eternal Now".
So what did Brother David find the most challenging in writing the book?
Well, as has been stated by another (and paraphrased here), "the best things in life can't be spoken; the second best things are misunderstood, and the third best things are what we talk about." All of us, at one time or another, have had experiences for which there are no words - words simply cannot do them justice. Try describing to someone how exquisitely subtle it is to be awoken by the brightness of the Morning Star, or describing all the feelings, sensations, expressions and thoughts of all those present at the birth of a new-born infant, or perhaps, the vague, seemingly non-sensical imagery of the dream one had last night.

As most people probably already know from their own lived experience - if someone understands something well - they're able to explain it simply! To find the words to accurately express the experiences of life which most people haven't had, in a way that they can understand - is what David has found to be the greatest challenge in writing this book.
Published 2016-10-16.
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All That Is (and All That Will Ever Be)
You set the price! Words: 4,060. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Bad things don't happen because we are bad - it's not like we're being punished. This book is for anyone who's ever asked Why me?, or ever found themselves wondering who we are?, why are we here?, and what are we meant to be doing?