My Spiritual Path
The Dark Night Of The Soul
I experienced a very dark moment in my childhood; the thought of "nothingness" following our physical life on earth. I cried every night for an entire week and every time I closed my eyes, as my mind could not comprehend the concept of "nothingness". I can still clearly recall the sight of complete darkness all around me and the terrifying echoed thought: "Forever, and ever, and ever, forever, nothingness". As a child, this dark experience served as a spiritual cleanse, preparing me to receive God's Divine gift.
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The morning following this week of emotional and mental torture, I woke with an angelic presence by my side. As she lowered a sphere of Divine Light upon my head, my mind filled with loving and peaceful understanding. These angelic experiences have continued regularly throughout my childhood and also continue to this day. The Divine knowledge received has now become the foundation of my understanding of spirituality, the collective consciousness, the ego, the soul, the universe, light, and darkness.
My Musical Milestone
In the summer of 1996, I bought my first electric guitar and the passion quickly set in. As I turned 18, I joined my very first garage band and in a span of 12 years, I had played in several local Montreal bands and have met several life-long friends; including my beautiful wife. In 2005, my band “ONE AWAY” and I performed as the opening act for "BON JOVI" in our hometown Montreal; I had reached my very first musical milestone and my dream truly seemed to be manifesting.
My First Meditation
In the summer of 1997, I experienced my very first guided meditation. As I woke on a hot summer day, I was guided by a spiritual presence to remain lying on my back, relaxed, and focused on my breath. I remember reaching a state of pure light and feeling my arms and legs slowly raising. My body became light as a feather and it seemed like bubbles formed all around me; I began to float away... Suddenly, fear somehow overcame me and I opened my eyes. Not sure if I had been physically levitating or if it was an out-of-body experience but I clearly remember falling backwards unto my bed. I then spent the following week completely disoriented and mentally unbalanced.
A Dark Path
Later that summer, I had made a friend who wasn't the best influence on me; he had introduced me to marijuana. If I had only known that a dark path would have been laid before me as I walked home that night.
I was feeling incredibly chill and extremely relaxed, but as I approached my home, I started sensing something eerie; a dark presence. I slowed my pace, and there he stood waiting for me. Out of the hedges he appeared, as if to greet me; a dark shadow. At that very moment, all the light in my life faded, and a dark chapter began. The following 12 years of my life were filled with fears, horrific visions, and countless hauntings.
In 2009, I found myself at "The Crossroad" as my band and I were in the studio completing the recording of our first full-length album. The dark shadow that had been haunting me appeared before me as I woke one morning. He materialized in physical form: he was tall, muscular, wearing what seemed like a black cape, his skin was silky black, his eyes were black with hues of red, he had black horns with tiny red veins, and his aura was simply terrifying; He took me on a "ride".
I was sitting in a roller coaster cart and as I looked below, I saw what seemed like my future: fame, fortune, women, pleasure; I was living my dream! The excitement did overwhelm me up until the ride came to an end and I turned to look behind me. I was traumatized to see my family and my wife's family sitting there in terror; I was ashamed. He then made me sit and watch them burn. As they disappeared, he waited for an answer; for me to make a choice. I clearly remember getting off the cart and running away, as far as I could.
In the following weeks, I started receiving several Divine Callings urging me to find my spiritual path again; I knew the time had come to leave the band. Giving up on my dream was the most painful decision I ever had to make, and to this day, my ego is still refusing to let go.
My "Shadow Years" Have Ended
At the age of 30, after leaving my musical dream behind, I started studying the Bible; it taught me how to confront and overcome fear and darkness. Reiki healing sessions have also helped me regain my confidence, my balance, and my strength. I then started studying (and forever am) several spiritual topics as Psychic Development, Crystal Energies, Meditation Techniques, and Ritual Magick.
I am now living on a spiritual path, the path that was laid before me as a child; the light has returned in my life, and in 2011, I had experienced my most powerful calling: The Seal of Temptation. My spiritual studies have now expanded to include Tarot, the Kabbalah, and Hebrew Letters, and are always guided by Divine Beings.
Light and Love,
David Lacopo (firstname.lastname@example.org).