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     From J.M. about David's Desk: "David, I always look forward to your monthly pieces, and always feel a lifting in my heart/soul on those days when I see the subject line in my email box. I have enjoyed all of them, often pondering on them for days or weeks or more afterwards."

     Thanks, David, for the magnificent teachings and observations you gave us, the amazing exercises you set for us, and for all the varied and profound discussion that all the forum-ites were willing to bring to all of it! Thank you, thank you all." —RR, Program Participant

     David, your work is valuable, and I am delighted to support it and you in this way. And the forums – even when I haven't had the time to engage with them as fully as I would like – are always rich, full, evolutionary experiences. Thank you for continuing to offer this subscription series." —HB, Views from the Borderland subscriber

     Thank you, David, once again for your amazing thoughts. I just adore the idea of 'Fingerprints of Love.' It really struck a cord with me, you promote love and respect in most of your thoughts, and I really work toward that goal on a daily basis." —DE, about “David’s Desk”
Incarnational Thoughts

Water Spirit Message

by David Spangler I’m posting the following story at the request of a water spirit I encountered four or five days ago. I’ve held off sharing it partly because of the holidays and partly due to wanting to make sure that it was a valid contact. After some reflection, I believe that it was. I haven’t had Read more…

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Subtle Activism After Events in the Syrian Civil War

Question and Comments with David Spangler TH: A question has been percolating in my mind. I know I feel Subtle Activism creates a feeling in me of it having an effect. And I know we have talked about creating a field of love. But I was wondering what is the real effect? How do our inner allies Read more…

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David’s Desk Archives


DAVID’S DESK #119 – DISCERNING NEWS

Since my last “David’s Desk”, a friend has died at the age of 117. We’ve had an on-again, off-again relationship for the past thirty-three years, but this past year, we’d gotten close again. The death came as a shock. What died is our local newspaper, the Issaquah Press, which first started business in 1900. It Read more…

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DAVIDS DESK #118 – FLYOVER STATES

DAVIDS DESK #118 – FLYOVER STATES Back in the days when I was regularly traveling to give lectures and workshops, I always tried to drive to wherever I needed to go. If time were an issue, then I would take a plane, but otherwise, I loved road trips. I loved seeing the various parts of Read more…

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DAVID’S DESK #117- ALTERNATIVE FACTS

David’s Desk is my opportunity to share thoughts and tools for the spiritual journey. These letters are my personal insights and opinions and do not necessarily reflect the sentiments or thoughts of any other person in Lorian or of Lorian as a whole. If you wish to share this letter with others, please feel free Read more…

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DAVIDS DESK #116 – CHOICES

  First and most importantly, let me wish you a very happy, prosperous, blessed, and healthy New Year as we welcome 2017 into our midst. New Year’s is always a special time filled with the promise of new possibilities. Of course, every day presents us with this same promise, but it’s more heartfelt at this Read more…

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DAVIDS DESK #115 – TIS THE SEASON

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DAVID’S DESK #114 – ELECTION

  For those of my readers who live in the United States, this month we will be electing a new President. A few days from when I write this, half the population will be relieved, hopeful and happy and the other half will be depressed, angry, and fearful. It’s been that kind of political campaign, Read more…

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DAVIDS DESK #113 – SHIPWRECKS AND LIFEBOATS

DAVID’S DESK #113 – SHIPWRECKS AND LIFEBOATS I’ve been reading an interesting book this week in preparation for an online Forum that James Tousignant and I are doing this first week of October about the current electoral tumult and how to be a center of clarity and calm in the midst of it. Called The Read more…

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DAVIDS DESK #112 – AGENCY

I just finished reading an excellent book, Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance. On the surface, it’s an account of the author’s childhood and young adulthood growing up as part of the hillbilly culture in Appalachia and southwestern Ohio. More deeply, it’s a look at a part of the population of the United States—the white working Read more…

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DAVIDS DESK #111: SAFETY

As a teacher, one of my primary objectives in all of my classes over the years has been to create a safe environment. I have wanted the people who honor me with their time, money, and trust to feel safe when they put themselves into my educational hands. Not all spiritual teachers share this objective, Read more…

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David’s Desk #110 – Brexit

DAVID’S DESK #110 – BREXIT It’s not often that one can say unequivocally that one is in the middle of a truly historic event. But with “Brexit,” the UK’s vote to sever its relationship with the European Union, such a moment is upon us. The effects are reverberating around the globe financially, politically, and socially, Read more…

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David’s Desk #109 – In Memoriam

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DAVID’S DESK # 108 — BEING SUBTLE

As long-time readers of David’s Desk or any of my books know, for me the world is not simply the physical reality I perceive with my body’s senses.  It also has a non-physical counterpart, a subtle world, that is as much a part of the Earth’s wholeness as the oceans or the sky, the forests Read more…

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Davids Desk #107 – Collaboration

A GUEST COLUMN  A theme I often return to in these essays is that of collaboration, the idea that together we can bring insights and actions into the world that complement and extend what we can do singly.  For me, the individual in his or her uniqueness is one of God’s miracles; each person’s sovereignty Read more…

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DAVID’S DESK # 106 Our World Simulator

Those who know me well know that I’m a great lover of board games, the more theme-drenched and immersive the better. Games for me are story-telling devices, and the richer a game is in its ability to spin a narrative, the more I like it. Over the years, numerous trips to game conferences and participation Read more…

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David’s Desk #105 – What We Can Touch

“How can I make a difference in the world?” I’m often asked this question. Implicit in it is a sense of powerlessness. That is, in addition to looking for some concrete suggestions of actions he or she could take, the person asking me the question is also wanting affirmation of his or her value and Read more…

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Davids Desk #104 An Oreo Future

            New Year’s Day belongs to the future. It’s traditionally a time of looking forward with hope, making resolutions for change, and determining that whatever the past has been, we will chart new directions for the good ship My Life.             The future is a strange beast, however. In a way, it’s like an Oreo Read more…

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