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In his second book, Energy Healer and Transformational Coach David Bennett uses contemplations to develop a center of focus in meditation and during daily life. The contemplations in this book provide a subject for serious thought or consideration into the reader’s divine nature. Unlike other meditation techniques that look to empty the mind, contemplations intently focus on an idea about something while in a state of stillness or when being mindful. Reflective meditation involves repeatedly turning your attention to a theme but being open to whatever arises from the experience. Deep and lasting wisdom comes from experience so A Voice as Old as Time gives contemplations that allow the reader to calmly plant the seeds of transformation that works to expand their consciousness. The wisdom of contemplations is a voice as old as time thus the title of this book. Contemplations like these have been spoken by our ancestors before and still hold the wisdom today for those ready to listen.
A Voice as Old as Time evolved from the daily contemplations that David posts on his Facebook page DharmaTalks and the work he does helping others on a path of spiritual transformation. Many times while posting reflections and while writing this book, David found that the contemplations and life crisscrossed in unexpected ways. Many people that follow his daily contemplations online reported similar experiences. The book can be used in daily practice and/or as a divination tool to see what reflective energy is needed in life at any particular moment for the user. Working with reflections helps the reader make empowered choices that imbue their lives and relationships with real substance and depth.
In A Voice as Old as Time, the contemplations are arranged into forty-four brief chapters in a natural progression toward spiritual maturity and awakeningfrom finding and knowing yourself, to living in love and eventually finding purpose. Throughout there are woven-in common themes like connecting to your divine essence, using loving intentions, and gratitude while on the journey we call life. David writes from a common premise of everything is alive with spiritual energy of love, the eternal flame that is found everywhere and in everything. Anyone can access the wisdom of their true nature so they can face life's many decisions with empowerment, clear vision, right action, and a sense of purpose. A Voice as Old as Time is a tool of focused meditations and mindfulness that can be used during anyone’s journey toward spiritual transformation, a tool that can assist in living more purposefully, more authentically, and more joyfully. The purpose of this work is not to express any special philosophy or doctrine, but rather to give bits of truth that resonate with any belief system and assist the reader with their passage.
A public speaker and teacher, David Bennett has lectured twice at the International Conference of IANDS (International Association for Near-Death Studies) and shared his inspirational message at numerous groups across the country including Lillydale. David’s passion includes working with experiencers and cancer survivors to integrate their Spiritually Transformative Experiences as a Transformational Coach and an Energy Healer. He has consulted for both radio and television, including Oprah and Dr. Oz as an NDE resource, appearances including being filmed for Dr. Oz, TLC Angels Among Us, NBC national news, PBS, and appearing on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory and many radio shows. David's articles appear in various magazines, blogs and papers: you can find David’s daily contemplations of living an empowered life on Twitter and Facebook.
David is currently the leader of Upstate New York IANDS, where he runs a monthly spiritually transformative experiencer support group and bi-monthly public meetings. He serves on the planning committee for NearDeathExperiencers.org, helping coordinate the 2006 through 2015 Near-Death Experiencer Spiritual Retreats in St. Louis, MO. David serves as an advisor to the Board of Directors of the American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences (ACISTE) in Alpine, CA, where he has become a Certified Spiritual Transformation guidance counselor. David has a private practice as a Transformational Coach and Energy Healer. He offers workshops on using Contemplations for Spiritual Awakening.