I AM David. I AM Eaglechild (A keeper of sacred flame and a guardian of eternal truths). I AM a Lightweaver. I consider myself a spiritual “unfettered” brother to all life. Walking the path that the great spirit has shown me to live to the best of my ability and yes making mistakes along the way but always seeking to learn from my errors. When I write, I write from my heart and spirit. I am also a photographer which is my creative and joy filled expression.
I was born David Wendel Robinson on June 24, 1952, at 4:25 AM, the youngest of 4 children. While there was love on some levels, there was a great degree of dysfunction on others. Childhood was often challenging at best, painful at worst. I became very introspective even from infancy, seeking solace in my imagination and finding beauty and peace in nature that I did not have in the home.
In addition to my spiritual side, I am also an avid photographer inclined towards travel, documentary and nature. My current photo galleries are at LIghtweaver Photography The pseudonym Lightweaver is an expression of my creative self, my photography and of my spiritual self and purpose.
Raised in Catholicism educated in Catholic schools I once thought I wanted to be a priest. I joke and say that I changed my mind because I discovered cameras and girls, and while that is partially true, by the time I finished High School I realized that I had “conflicts” with many church teachings and began a personal spiritual search that would encompass many years. A journey that would lead me to examine in greater and lesser degrees different spiritual expressions and viewpoints. And while it might seem odd to some, it was in fact some of the religious sisters who taught me to think beyond the words and teachings of the church. To them I am forever grateful for they planted the seeds of open-mindedness and tolerance that placed me upon the path to true spiritual freedom.
In the 1980’s after many traumatic personal experiences I returned to Denver, Colorado, the place of my birth. I started publishing a small newsletter called the Eagle’s Cry, which had a strong metaphysical focus. It started with 4 pages and a printing of 300 copies and grew with the help of Bill John “Red Feather Heart” eventually to 24 pages and 2000+ copies. It was distributed for free through various bookstores in Colorado. Some copies found their way around the world carried by hand by readers.
Around that time a spiritualist minister, Rev Jackie Slater read the newsletter and then sent me the following. She said she had channeled it some time before but felt that it was meant for me. It has become my life mantra. I have had many pseudonyms throughout my life including “Eaglechild”, each playing a factor in my spiritual growth and understanding. Eaglechild though remains a part of me always, including the little chant below.
Chant of the Eaglechild
I sing my soul to God, a silent song of praise.
A stillness of my being, a growing of my spirit
My wings are spread to catch the joy, and soar on high within.
and speak in silent whispers
My song is a wall, against the desert of despair
I am the song and my wings are God.
May love, light, hope and inspiration of our creator fill your lives, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritual, now and forever more.
– Brother Dave – A Brother to all life and all people everywhere
What is says about you: You are a contemplative person. You appreciate friends who get along with one another. People depend on you to make them feel secure. You share hobbies with friends and like trying to fit into their routines.