Lightworker Series – A Spotlight on David Lynch
David Lynch – Inspiring Through Transcendental Meditation
by Sophia Love, July 8, 2013
“This Bliss you will find is familiar and it’s you… It’s not the intellectual understanding of this field, but the experience of it that does everything. You enliven it. You unfold it. It grows. The final outcome of this growth in consciousness is called enlightenment.” – David Lynch
As we collaborate to create a unified, peaceful world, the trick is including ourselves in the journey. David Lynch has done so and is helping others to do the same. As a filmmaker, television director and visual artist, David has been called “the Renaissance Man of modern American filmmaking” and has been nominated for 4 Academy Awards. Born in 1946, his credits include the films, Elephant Man (1980) and Blue Velvet (1986), and the television series, Twin Peaks (1990-1991). His greatest contribution however, may be found in the sharing of his secret to inner peace.
For over 30 years, David has been transcending present reality several times a day, diving into an “ocean of pure, vibrant consciousness” that he describes as existing inside each one of us. Scientists call this place the Unified Field. David refers to it simply as “Bliss” and is helping others find it through the practice of Transcendental Meditation or “T-M.” With a desire to teach how to access this bliss as well as peace and universal love, David is focusing on some unusual students.
The technique of Transcendental Meditation is based on the ancient Vedi tradition of enlightenment in India. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi is credited with introducing it to America. It involves reaching a meditative state through the use of sound or mantra for 15-20 minutes twice per day. David is quick to share his own beginnings with TM, describing himself as an anxious, angry and depressed version of the “post T-M” man you see today. After just two weeks with daily practice, the transformation was so profound that his wife at the time asked: “What happened?” “Where did all the anger go?” That was when he knew.
Through his foundation, The David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education, David is sharing the benefits of TM with at-risk and disenfranchised populations. The Foundation’s purpose is “to fund the implementation of scientifically proven stress-reducing modalities including Transcendental Meditation, for at-risk populations such as underserved inner-city students; veterans with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and their families; American Indians suffering from diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and high suicide rates; homeless men participating in reentry programs striving to overcome addictions; and incarcerated juveniles and adults.”
The testimonies of its benefactors tell the story.
Research by universities, schools and scientific journals confirms the benefits of Transcendental Meditation here.
The Foundation and its work have been featured on CNN, ABC, the NY Times and a host of mainstream media outlets here.
A by-product of a peaceful populace is world peace. According to Bob Roth, Director of the Foundation, “The first and final goal is to establish peace creating groups of 8,000 advanced T-M meditators; a university of world peace on each continent.” As of May 2013, funds have been raised to teach 500,000 at risk youth the methods of T-M. Their goal is to teach 1 million.
Transcendental Meditation is clearly one of the least invasive, while most effective methods to reducing stress. It promotes health, wellness and creativity. David discovered it as a simple and effective means to greater productivity and creativity. He found an inner reservoir of happiness and peace he was not expecting. It is this happiness/peace that leads to expansion and enlightenment, words we are quite familiar with in 2013.
David is a pioneer and lightworker having taken many along with him. To listen to David describe what is found via this method of meditation is to hear a description of the paradise we are all so very much yearning for and working to create. “This Bliss you will find is familiar and it’s you… It’s not the intellectual understanding of this field, but the experience of it that does everything. You enliven it. You unfold it. It grows. The final outcome of this growth in consciousness is called enlightenment.” If it is up to David Lynch, we’ll all arrive there together.
Information on Transcendental Meditation can be found here.
Information on The David Lynch Foundation can be found here.
A long time advocate for unity and peace, Sophia Love believes that we get the world we believe. She is a voice for agape; loving yourself unconditionally. She’s opened an alternative school, home schools her children, is a writer, teacher and video producer. Find her books and blogs at www.sophialove.org.
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