Welcome to Davidya.ca. This site began in the fall of 2007 as a free blog called in2deep. I felt called to share my observations of the ongoing journey. I’ve long found writing a useful exercise for clarifying what I understand and this medium amplified that. I’ve since found the act of writing can draw understanding out too. I finally migrated to this hosted site here in late 2013 with over 1,180 articles.
When I originally launched the blog, I was active in web development and IT consulting and had a professional on-line presence in the field. This is reflected more in my other blog on science and technology, ForNow. To separate the two, I began writing here under a nickname that an awake friend had given me, Davidya. I soon began including the name inside the body of posts to reduce scripted content theft. Davidya took on a life of it’s own and became the most searched way of finding the blog and the natural new site name.
David-ya itself turned out to be a very old form of the Hebrew David that means beloved of God. Coincidentally, Da-vidya also means giver of knowledge in Sanskrit. Other images on this page represent other nicknames I’ve been given over the years. On the right sidebar is a blue feather icon. A feather is a symbol for a writer (the original pen) and a blue feather is an ancient symbol for truth because the blue colour is created by an optical illusion.
This spiritual journey began in earnest when I started Transcendental Meditation (TM) in the mid-1970’s. Within the year, I went on a 6-month retreat to learn to teach TM and deepen my practice. After several months of clearing, I began witnessing full-time, then cosmic perception began. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi verified the experiences at the end of the course and said there would be much more. But although he taught that witnessing full-time meant Cosmic Consciousness, it was clear that I had not yet made that shift from ego to Self (Atman). I was Self-aware but still ego-attached. In the ensuing years, more and more opened to perception while I continued to meditate. But the focus shifted to being a householder, raising a family, and pursing a career.
In the mid-2000’s, I left my web application company and a great deal else left as well. Concurrently, spirituality returned to the forefront and I reconnected with a number of old friends. A few, it turned out, had awoken. Some feedback and darshan (resonance) with a very awake friend and Self woke up to itself here as well. Probably because of the long witnessing, the next couple of stages came quickly. Dozens of others I knew switched as well, broadening my understanding of the process.
In 2011, I earned an MA in Vedic Science, reflecting the interests of this blog and supporting book writing projects that have been underway since before this blog started.
In September of 2015, I shared more of the above story in an interview on Buddha at the Gas Pump.
In October that year I gave a talk on the 7 stages of enlightenment at the Science and Nonduality conference in San Jose, California. You can see this and more on the Media tab above.
In 2017, I launched Davidya Publishing as an imprint to manage the publication of the authors books. Our Natural Potential was released in October 2017. See the Books tab for more. I spoke that month at the Science and Nonduality conference as well.
This blog reflects my own process and the various subjects that arise from research and life itself. Themes will come and go.
The Isha Upanishad quoted at the very bottom is a short but very potent text, especially when read orally in it’s native Sanskrit. The quote is not a reference to the gold of wealth but rather to that of sattva. One must go beyond the three gunas to see the truth of creation.
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