About the author
Inherent in every question or problem is the answer or
solution. David Guthrie was born asking questions and now understands. Sharing
the wisdom he gained mainly through experience has enabled him to help many
others. One of the most important principles he learnt was that knowledge and
power divorced from Love leads one into darkness and not into the Light. David’s
constant life’s work is to heal his mind and in that process, ease the pain and
suffering of others. David lives on the Gold Coast, Australia, where he
facilitates lectures, treatments and training.
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A disturbing recurring dream which I had in my younger
years was that I was freefalling from a vast height. Just before I was about to
hit the ground, I would suddenly wake up – frightened.
It is night time. I am lying awake in my bed. Suddenly my
body feels as though it is disappearing. I am expanding, travelling far away
from this world, becoming larger than the universe. All I can see of myself is
my hand and seemingly within it is a great number of miniscule people. I feel
like I am God. This experience occurred often, well into my early teens.
‘Learn from your mistakes’, while a popular phrase, is
really a misnomer. Mistakes may teach us what not to do, but not what to do. If
we delve into our mistakes, we are only learning about mistakes. We are going
backwards when intending to go forwards. If we want to be successful, then we
need to study successes and not mistakes.
Throughout my life I made many mistakes. I physically hurt
several people and was the instigator of some emotional suffering to others. At
the time I could self-righteously justify my action. Without being negative in
any way, on reflection, I see my life as a series of mistakes or inane blunders.
What I mean by this is, that when I think about any given past situation I can
honestly say ‘If I had done that differently, I am sure that it would have
worked out better’. So, if there could have been a better outcome if done
differently, the way I did it must have been a mistake. A mistake is only
erroneous if something done unintentionally, incorrectly, is repeated. I
repeated many incorrect things before I realised the insanity of what I was
What do we gain from all our experiences? You may say that
we learn what to do or what not to do in the future, or that we have lasting
memories from our experiences. The memory of our experiences is at the very best
partial or spasmodic. The snippets that we remember will be the prominent bits
of what appeared ‘good’ or ‘bad’. Because our memory is restricted to the
highlights, we gain very little from our experiences. Most of what we did is of
little consequence, so it must follow that the majority of what we did was a
waste of time.
For various reasons, from when I started primary school to
finishing high school, I had attended seven different schools. This never really
allowed me the chance to develop any meaningful friendships. I always felt as
though I was on the outside looking in. I had a difficult time at school. It
always felt like a hostile environment; I hated it. I wagged school a lot or I
pretended to be sick so that I would not have to go. I was always at the bottom
of the class. I had major learning difficulties and had trouble reading and
writing. Because of my learning difficulties I was – and still am – a painfully
slow reader and hated studying. However, this turned out to be a blessing in
disguise because the way how I learnt in school was to intently watch and listen
to the teacher – this trained me to be extremely observant which helped as a
therapist later. I used to severely stutter and had other speech problems. As an
example, I could not say the letter ‘s’ so sugar became oogar. I
had speech therapy in grade one, which did not really help much, so I had to
compensate with my speech. I also had problems with my eyesight; my right eye
would not stay focused. Many years later, I was to learn that all these
difficulties were due to a misalignment of a centrally located bone in the
skull, called the sphenoid bone.
When I was 19, I was in a serious car accident. I was flung
out of the back of a utility vehicle as it did a 360-degrees sideways flipover.
I landed heavily on the ground, with another person bouncing off my head with
their full body weight. Their hip bone squashed the side of my skull. My head
felt like it was a couple of centimetres wide. This injury really exacerbated my
already misaligned sphenoid bone. From that day on, I developed major suicidal
tendencies which I had to continually override. For the next 25 years it was a
huge mental struggle to stay on top of everyday living. The slightest bit of
stress would cause me to seriously consider ending my life.
At the age of 45, I was the guinea pig for a demonstration
on a sphenoid bone realignment in a kinesiology class I was attending. Possible
symptoms of a misaligned sphenoid bone include dyslexia, learning disabilities,
ADD, ADHD, eye muscle problems, speech problems, lacking concentration,
emotional immaturity, poor balance, afraid to socialise, low self-esteem,
procrastination, confusing left and right, panic attacks, anxiety, depression,
self-sabotage, self-destructive tendencies and possible suicidal tendencies. I
presented with most of these.
My response to the realignment was profound. The day after,
I could not hold a conversation with anyone. The words just would not come out.
I knew what to say but my tongue just would not work. For 45 years I had been
compensating with my speech because something mechanical was misaligned. Now
that the sphenoid bone was correctly aligned, my mind was not coordinated with
my tongue. It took me a week to retrain myself to use my tongue correctly. The
kinesiology correction had taken a few minutes to perform and since that day of
the realignment I have never had a suicidal or depressed thought again. My mind
functions clearly now and daily life is not a constant struggle.
I have had my trials and tribulations, just like anybody
else in this weird and complex world and I am not whinging and whining about
them. In some perverse way I have used them as fertiliser for the growth of
something more profound. Some people have had a much worse upbringing than me
and some people lucky enough have had a much better one than me; it is all
relative yet completely irrelevant. I feel extremely privileged and blessed for
the experiences that I have had and the insights I have gained, and I trust that
you will benefit from the wisdom and knowledge that I have accumulated. I will
be divulging some of my mistakes and wrongdoings so that when you read this
information you won’t think that I am pious and that I am any better than you. I
trust that you will see that despite all my handicaps and misdemeanours, they
did not prevent me from having profound experiences. On reflection, in most
cases, I know they assisted me in having those experiences.
Throughout this book, I will purposely be repeating some
information – at times the repetition may seem boring, but necessary – to
reinforce the fundamental principle of what I am endeavouring to convey. My
vocabulary is plain and simple because I don’t consider myself to have the
ability to be a contortionist with words. My aim is for everyone, including the
intellectuals, to understand what I am writing about. For you to understand me
more clearly, I will give you pertinent definitions of particular words along
the way (these definitions were sourced from various dictionaries and
thesauruses including: Oxford, Collins, Macquarie, Reader’s Digest, Webster’s
and Butterworths Legal Dictionary). As an entrée, the first part of this book
will cover some basic subjects – maybe from a different perspective to what you
are used to. In the latter part I will be going into much more confronting and
This information is for the serious seeker of truth.
However, even if you are just a curious reader still caught up in the
superficiality of the world, I trust that if you persevere and finish reading
this information, you may be inspired to make some dramatic changes in how you
see your world. If so inspired, there are guidelines at the end of the book for
you to work with. I trust that the information will be beneficial and that you
will enjoy your reading of this book.