About David (Lightweaver)

Photographer and blogger and living my life the Philippines Focused on living, learning, relationships, spirituality, photography and writing. The feeling is that the Philippines is a place that would encourage my own spiritual and creative growth is significant. Life doesn't have to make sense. It just needs to be lived, loved and enjoyed.

I’m Back! – Kuya (brother) David


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It is 6 AM in the morning, Philippines time.  Couldn’t sleep well.  A few days ago, while in Angeles City to renew my VISA, I encountered a somewhat life shaking event.  Through my own negligence, I lost my wallet and with that all my ID, credit cards, and a fair amount of money.  Fortunately I still have my passport.

A lot has happened to me over the years since I started Illuminations with Contramimi in 2012.  To say my life has been a roller coaster would be an understatement.

My journey here in the Philippines has also been very much a roller coaster at times.  My saving grace has been my beloved friend and Angel, Reah and her amazing family who have taken me in and accepted me as part of their family, even though they don’t always understand me.  Without them, my experience mentioned above would have been catastrophic. Continue reading

Look within! by Kuya David


Look within to know self and find truth.

In the course of life it is not uncommon to sometimes loose our way.  Even the greatest of saints or prophets have sometimes struggled within the material world.   Life in the material world can be the greatest of challenges,  yet it can also provide the greatest rewards.  We must look within if we are to find our way.  Our physical and spiritual lives are not separate, rather they are one and the same.  If we look only outward, the material world may mislead us, but by looking within through what some call mediation, or others call contemplative prayer, we may gain a greater clarity of who we truly are, our purpose in life and the best path forward.   Humanity loves its material institutions, its churches and temples and mosques, but they are only vague reflections of what we experience when we look within.  Prayer, contemplation, meditation, are tools to aid us looking within, but the greatest of the prophets, saints and teachers have become great, only by looking within.  In the end, we must find the greater peace within and then manifest it through will and positive desire, outward into our physical lives.    That is the greatest of miracles.

~Kuya David

For every challenge, there is a blessing


Life is full of surprises, often at the most unexpected times. Just a couple of hours ago, my much used and loved laptop computer for the past 4.5 years quit on me. Right now it just looks like a power supply, so not so expensive of a repair. Still it gave me pause, as I asked, why now? For every life challenge there is both a lesson and a benefit. It is easy to see the lessons, but sometimes the benefits are a bit more difficult to recognize. I thought, how shall I continue my blog now, just as it was getting started? Then i remembered, the dream, the inspiration. One of my goals is to be able to stop and share inspiration any time an any place that it comes to me. So I remembered that i could also blog from my cellphone.
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Return of Contemplations of a Modern Mystic


It is monsoon season. Rain falls most days.  a time of cleansing.

I used to have a blog here on WordPress called Contemplations of a Modern Mystic.  It was erroneously deleted some time back.    I have restarted it finally but with a new approach, and this time it will be based on Google’s Blogger, not WordPress.  The primary reason is finances and convenience of remote posting.  That and Google provides a free space about 3 times larger than wordpress.  There are also tools that will allow me to post more easily from my cell phone and and to also incorporate my photography.

The new “Contemplations of a Modern Mystic” is at: http://contemplationsofamodernmystic.blogspot.com

Some of my greatest inspirations often occur when I am out walking or taking photos.  But like so many inspirations they can be fleeting and not spontaneous by the time I get around to posting them. This new approach will make it easier to post when out and about and to incorporate both words and photographs together.   For instance if I am walking down the street and a thought comes to mind, I often find there is something there at the same time that is a visual reflection of the thought in some form.  So using my phone I can take a photo and immediately write down my thoughts and post them, wherever I am.

Here is my first post called “Cleansing Rain”.
https://contemplationsofamodernmystic.blogspot.com/2019/06/cleansing-rain.html

I will try to remember to link back here anything I post there.

Blessings, love, light, joy and peace to you all.

NOTE:  As of 8 July 2019 I will be merging Contemplations of a Modern Mystic into Illuminations Now!

Life is a Journey, embrace it with Love


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Subic Bay Philippines. For. whatever reason the Philippines is my home now. A journey of highs and lows, but the journey I chose and I make it willingly with hope and love in my heart.

Life is a journey and we know not where it will lead us.  But lead us it will.  We have each chosen our personal Journey’s and all that remains is for us to embrace the journey with love.  Every journey has its highs and lows.  It’s joy’s. and its disappointments.  But the important thing is to never give up on the journey.  But despite challenges and the appearances of setbacks, embrace the journey, love the journey, let the journey be a journey of light.  For we are the light that shines in the darkness, the light that brings hope and joy to those who have none.

Whatever and wherever your journey my brothers and sisters, embrace it, live it, celebrate it with joy and love.  For you are the light that shines in the darkness, the light that fills the lives of so many around you.  The light that brings hope in the night.  Many will not know your light, but they will feel it in ways only their souls understand.

Therefore on your journey, be the light that shines in the darkness, that perseveres through the night for others.  Your love is your light,  share it freely with everyone you meet.  For love can know no limits.  Love is the spirt of Creator made manifest.  Be that love, that light that shines through you.

David “Lightweaver” Robinson
Photographer, writer and mystic.
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https://throughdavidseye.wordpress.com

Don’t be afraid – The Divine Mother through Isabel Henn July 09, 2013


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(Translated from original language german)

Don’t be afraid of fear, my child, fear is only an illusion and an illusion can do nothing to you. Look behind the fear. What has triggered the fear? What are you afraid of? Look at it and then laugh at it. Laughter raises your vibrations and is stronger than fear, stronger than the illusion that is just only an imagination. Nothing really existing. Look at it, laugh at it and then let it go. That simple. There is nothing, but really NOTHING that you should be afraid of. You are surrounded by Angels and Light who protect you as far as it is allowed to them and they don’t infringe your life plan. Don’t give energy to fear anymore, then it will leave your life. I am with you, my child, and I help you with pleasure if you wish it. I too spread…

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Desiderata


Please forgive me, as I know many of you, have seen and read this before.  But I had a strong feeling to share this with as many people as possible, right now.   Please take the time to ponder it again and meditate upon the words here and measure them in your own life and soul.

Max Ehrman’s “Desiderata” (that which is to be desired).  Share it freely, but it is a copyrighted material.  Do not attempt to make profit off of it (I do not make profit off of my blogs).   Please Honor Max’s intent, that this should be an inspiration to all people.

http://mwkworks.com/desiderata.html

Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,

no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann, Desiderata, Copyright 1952.