Ep. 08 - David Banks Stories about his Dad, Sydney Banks, regarding Addictions & Mental Health
Updated: Sep 12
David Banks tells stories of the Early Days for Sydney Banks, plus answers
how his Dad viewed Addiction and Mental Health Issues. Then he deals with questions from various participants in the show
Title: DAVID BANKS SHARES STORIES ABOUT HIS DAD, SYDNEY BANKS
OUTLINE OF TOPICS DISCUSSED:
Stories of the Early Days for Sydney Banks
In his opinion, David’s Dad, Sydney Banks, began his Spiritual journey before his Enlightenment experience. Stories about:
Death of a friend who was suffering from alcohol
Sydney Banks’s Epiphany from David’s Perspective
· Time just stopped
· His Dad experienced a Spiritual Death
· Felt he touched the hand of God
· He kept saying, “I’m Home”
3 Aspects of his Dad
He was always an extremely kind and generous person
He had a calming effect on people
He approved of meditation and prayer
How did his Dad view Addiction and Mental Health Issues?
Addiction is a powerful personal struggle like many other personal struggles
Our thinking causes the problem
Don’t let the Past harm you
Get rid of the baggage and see the Innocence in all people and situations
Hope is important
Greg and David Discussion
The building up of stories over the years leads to low self-esteem issues
Without hope, it is difficult to conquer anyone's demons
With drugs and alcohol, one has to let go of their personal view of themselves
Dad really believed in a “Second Chance”, and that is the name of his first book
Cravings change as the level of consciousness goes up or down. It is natural to see the world differently as the level of consciousness rises
One can’t heal others until he heals himself. Physician, Heal Thyself
Always follow positive feelings. The negative feeling is a signal much like a stop sign on the road
Only God is right
Questions for Dave from the Participants
What is the right way to learn the Principles?
A quiet place where one taps into the Divine Source, and that gives you your answer. David says you are looking for a State of Grace
What language is relevant to reaching the world outside of the 3P Community?
Terminology is not important. Quiet your mind and get into a state of grace. Then Divine Intelligence leads.
What truly is the quiet voice of Wisdom compared to personal thought?
As the level of consciousness rises => increased wisdom.
It all has to be with the feeling.
INTELLECTUAL THINKING is thinking about thinking.