Sixty years ago I entered this world and came to know what life is during the course of my ‘growing up’. I was very blessed to have hard-working middle-class parents who valued work, family and self-sufficiency. My mother was firm and loving. My father was brilliant and tenacious. My sister is friendly and loves animals and kids. My eldest brother, who is now deceased, used to come and take me flying kites. My next eldest brother did so much with his life while expressing his creativity; he was a police officer, a pilot, an interior decorator, TV show host andcontractor. I was very blessed to have a family that supported my creative efforts.
I moved to Los Angeles in my early 20’s and again was blessed by working with such Motown greats as Antonio Newton, Marvin Gaye, The Coasters, The Platters and The Drifters. I enjoyed performing as a keyboardist with Iron Butterfly and Wild Cherry as well as working radio promotion for Frank Zappa. The Divine has blessed me time and time again with multitudinous opportunities to work with some of the best in the music industry. I have engineered many recording sessions for producers like Kim Fowley and Frankie Gaye. I have produced many albums over the course of my career and now I am a writer.
I released my latest book, Spiritual Growth: Articles of Expectation in 2011 and over 7 eBooks since then. I love what I do and every day I reach out to many friends on Facebook all over the world. I have led such a blessed life with many ups and downs. I have been threatened, beaten and verbally abused by those who could not handle the truth. Yet every day I wake up with immense thanks and gratitude to the Divine for an eventful life. After two marriages, six children and 10 grandchildren, I have finally found the woman of my dreams and we are now married. The Divine has blessed my life many, many times. It’s all in how you look at things and which feelings you choose to live from and allow their blessings to unfold.
Every day I start my day with writing what I observe and feel about what is going on around me. It is so fulfilling to be blessed with the opportunity to serve others.My Divine purpose has been unfolding my whole life just as yours has; you only have to see it unfolding and feel what it has done to edify your life. Be blessed in knowing that the Divine is always there guiding and directing you to fulfill your Divine purpose in Divine order.
Don’t allow the opinions of others to dampen your spirit. Be tenacious in identifying with your spirit. It is who and what you truly are and no one else has the right or ability to influence your reality unless you allow them to. You are the enlightenment just like the Buddha said. Your realizations of your spirit are your connection to the truth in life. Don’t ever allow anyone to dampen your spirit. It has been the guiding factor in my life and it can be in yours as well.
Because I feel this way I have been attacked by many as being egotistical, insane, obviously drugged, outlandish, selfish, inconsiderate, psychotic, sociopathic and blasphemous. As I hear these accusations of my character I consider the source of these accusations as others lashing out at me because I have stepped on their precious belief systems that offer them their security in being mediocre. What they call me doesn’t matter; what truly matters is that I have reached out and shared what the Divine has given me.
I have fulfilled my Divine purpose in Divine order and I am at peace with that. I sincerely appreciate and give thanks to all of those who have reached out to me and it touches my heart deeply to know that I have reached so many on the Internet. I am so blessed by each one of you and your support. May God bless you now and ever more!
May you and your families live in the bounty of health, wealth, prosperity and abundance each and every day of your lives. May you experience beauty, peace, joy and love as a result. You are the Divine in action. Be ye therefore perfect; as your Father in Heaven is perfect. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D. (Spirituality Guidance Channel)