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David Ault
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Empowering individuals to remember the truth of who they are.
Empowering individuals to remember the truth of who they are.

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Today I am excited to roll out the soft launch of a new podcast adventure. Joining with 6 other luminaries under the Remember Your Truth banner, we dive into the podcast connecting world offering our individual and collective brand of insight and education to enhance the globe. My first episode is with Jeffon Seely of Three Key Life - Speaker and Motivator​. Jeffon and I talk about teacher/student dynamics, the millennial labeling and the necessity for transformation vs. change. I hope you'll invite us in to your daily routine for a listen and return often as I begin to refine, expand and grow this avenue of connection!
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I was recently reminded of a powerful distinction – the difference between change and transformation. With change, I can make a different choice, but, I can always revert back to old behavior. I can change locations yet return to where I began. I can change my mind about a person, but, I can also revert back to thinking about them as I had before.

Change allows for reversals. Transformation does not.

A butterfly cannot reverse the metamorphosis and shove itself back into the casing of the caterpillar. An oak cannot be reduced back into the acorn. Each are transformed into an entirely different way of being.

It’s easy to laud this analogy when discussing these physical form examples but it is a bit more rigorous when it comes to defining transformation in consciousness. Who among us hasn’t had dozens of epiphanies, been handheld to the banks of metamorphosis only to pull a Lot’s wife backwards glance and revert back to what’s familiar?

Working abroad drags these distinctions into the spotlight. Last week I met Guatemalan teenage girls who have made bold and perilous decisions to leave slave labor work in tortillerias, often against family wishes, in order to seek an education. They’ve begged, pleaded and escaped 6 AM to 11 PM work days, 7 days a week, forfeiting the $60 a month salary to seek scholarships in order to better their lives. They are, to me, transformationalist. They are not going back. They take two buses to get to their studies every morning and two buses back, often having to add chores to the lengthy list of daily responsibilities. Their hunger for life and expansion broke my broken opened heart even more and caused my chest to heave and pound with rare breaths of awe. I can’t stop thinking about them.

The same epiphanies happen in Cambodia and India as well. Every year, on these trips, I return to my private space and emotionally break down.

Being a minister in a spiritual movement whose vision is ‘a world that works for everyone’ accelerates the realization that my time on this planet is precious. It also makes me impatient around those who profess to want transformation yet complain about hard chairs, fewer potlucks or some minimal retreat workshop fee. I often feel deficient in my role as a supposed transformation catalyst because the requirements of metamorphosis seem inconvenient for too many.

Mark Twain was absolutely right. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness.”

But even Twain must have realized it is more accurate to say, “Travel can be fatal to prejudice….,” because yes, we can still travel and not be transformed.

Single mothers and fathers around the world make transformational decisions every day to provide for their families at all cost. Abandoned children pull their resilience out from the deepest of inner resources and defy obstacle after obstacle to show up and sit in a classroom. For them, there isn’t the luxury of looking back.

I want more time with those people. I must be with more of those people in order that I may learn to be more of that myself.
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"When will it end?," we cry.

It HAS ended - in the room designated for Love.

In that room I have forgiven all beings past and present. I have long inviolated my warring thoughts of others. My energies champion the primordial purity of all.

In that room my mouth ceases gossip. My language becomes a dialect of unwearied elevation and heartening dignity.

In that room I seek first to understand.

In that room I share my good and continually learn how supply cannot be out given.

In that room my mind recognizes humanity as one singular family.

In that room there is no score card listing past indiscretions of myself or the world around me.

In that room I wear the common regalia - a graduation robe evidence of mastering a kinship with all life.

In that room there is only one objective - to see and serve from the global heart.

In that room there is Elysium.

My eyes twitch and open. It is the routine of morning.

As I rise, I ask myself yet again, "Will you enter that room today?"

© David Ault
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Join me in Costa Rica June 24 – July 1, 2018 for a unique experience in an intimate setting at @Rythmia, an all-inclusive resort, for my workshop “REVISION YOUR LIFE”. For details call 866.929.5441 or visit rythmia.link/aultevent.
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Imagine twenty years from now that your child, grandchild, student, congregant or anyone else asks you, “You knew this was a problem and you did nothing about it?”

When I recently heard the above sentiment, it blasted aside the last lingering clouds of lame propriety I hid under my personal sky. That lame propriety existed as a result of my own established criteria that ministers, particularly ministers of a philosophy such as New Thought, should veer from the seduction of effect and always, unwaveringly set our aim on the reconstruction of cause. But David didn’t solely use the power of thought to slay Goliath. He fought the giant with mental preparedness AND a slingshot.

David and Goliath is a metaphor for improbable victories. There continues to be far too many who suffer at the hands of Goliath mentality and too few David’s who renew their own minds in tandem with urgent and necessary action.

Today, as I honor one of the greatest human beings ever to inhabit our world, I commit to resist as he did. Martin Luther King, Jr. preached that, “our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” To resist is to ‘transform’ that silence into loud, awakening persistent action. To resist is to march and expose the repugnant injustices by aiming an awakening stone towards the bloated unconsciousness of our giant, towering fears.

We must resist our comfortable silence and commit to calling out inhumane legislation, attacks on education, racial bigotry, repetitive injustices to civil and equal rights and the normalization of lies. I commit to preparing my slingshot of resources to transforming these experiences for good so that twenty years from now there will be no need to ask me that opening question.

Our country is challenged with a vile and growing cancer. We are governed by those who practice a divide and conquer system of lies and personal pocket lining with complete disregard for the New Colossus that promised sanctuary to its tired, its poor, its huddled masses yearning to breathe free.

Resistance becomes transformation when what you resist is the false narrative that your actions are insignificant.

To Martin Luther King, Jr. – a man who took his gospel of inclusion and put legs to it, May we find within ourselves an inner strength to face the giants of fear and become masterful at improbable victories.
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