If You’ve Never Failed You’ve Never Tried Anything New

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This was the title of a slideshow featuring dozens of famous people, living and deceased, who moved beyond their seeming insurmountable mishaps and setbacks towards the achievement of odds-defying accomplishments and groundbreaking achievements. Albert Einstein said it this way, “Anyone who has never made a mistake, has never tried anything new.” We are not born with a tentative stride. In our infancy, we were fearless as we ceaselessly pulled ourselves to stand. We scrambled across the floor with innate curiosity and began running with reckless abandon. Acquired wisdom taught us to pay heed to the reckless part but it did…

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What Will Make You Happy?

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Feels like such a loaded question at times. We often feel the need to interpret it literally and respond with a list of things that need altering in our lives in order for happiness to be experienced. I’ll be happy when I’m out of debt, when my last child is out of the house and I can return to a career, when I make tenure, when I get a new car, when this cancer is gone….. Even though these aspirations may make us feel assuredly better, we eventually realize that things aren’t enough to keep happiness as a mainstay. And…

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Beloved Friends

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And to you my beloved friends – Yes, each of you are beloved and each of you exist as a singular link in what is a unified collective chain of immeasurable oneness. Perhaps you may take exception to the word beloved, perhaps even the word friend depending on our earthly relationship, but from where I now see with the eyes of the cosmos, feel with the heart of the Universe and comprehend with the Intelligence of all that is Creation – the genuine earnestness within my welcoming is filled with pure intent. For we all are beloved friends whether we…

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Lasting Equality

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I’m sure you’ve heard the statement, “We are not born hating one another.”  We learn to hate and cultivate our prejudices based on domestication within the familial and cultural structures we were born into. Like sponges, we absorb the opinions and teachings of our parents, guardians, our country and religion of origin.  We are domesticated to believe that something different than what we are initially born into is wrong and is to be feared, even fought against. We are taught, “one must compete for what one wants because there is not enough to go around.” This belief is then nurtured…

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The Wall Street Journal Covers Baton Bob’s Wedding

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I had the pleasure of officiating the wedding of Baton Bob and Gary Bender the day after the historical supreme court ruling on marriage equality.  Thank you for the coverage, Wall Street Journal. Officiating at Atlanta icon and costumed Ambassador of Mirth Baton Bobs wedding ceremony. #batonbob #batonbobwedding #piedmontpark #atlanta #lovewins #marriageequality #parktavern #gaymarriage #equality A photo posted by David Ault (@revdavidault) on Jun 27, 2015 at 8:28pm PDT

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Keep Planting Seeds

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With monumental events happening in our world every day, I cannot help but reflect on our forebears who carried the same desire and intent within their hearts that we carry. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is nothing new, but a longing as ancient as consciousness. And many, named and unnamed have walked the trails, tilled the soil, and excavated the physical and metaphorical rubble away from our landscape in order that those things might find breath. There is a profound Zen proverb that says the seed never sees the flower.   Far too many times we see how…

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Determined Imagination

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The great metaphysical writer and teacher Neville Goddard shared, “Determined imagination, thinking from the end, is the beginning of all miracles.” ‘Thinking from the end’  is spending voluminous time in the mental contemplation of demonstration. It is the practice of repetitively invoking the feeling nature of what it would be like to have a particular desire already in form. We do this everyday.  Often our repetitive mental imagery is on the undesirable. When this occurs, we are operating as a product of race thought accompanied by mass, unconscious habits. Determined imagination, as described by Neville, is the conscious use of our…

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Science of Mind Magazine Feature with Husband Ty Andrews

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Ty and I were featured in the June 2015 issue of Science of Mind Magazine.  Along with seven other couples and indiviuals within the New Thought community, Ty and I shared our experiences in spirituality, love and acceptance.  Many thanks to Science of Mind Magazine and Patrick Soran for this beautiful article. [pdf-embedder url=”http://davidault.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/SoM_June2015_Spirituality_Sexuality_feature.pdf”]

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The Secret Of Success

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The secret of success is constancy to purpose. ~ Benjamin Disraeli When I search for the pinnacle of definitions for the word success, I abandon all ties to materialism and end up with an answer that tells how all genuine success is a true understanding of oneself and a belief that your worth, abilities and gifts are both invaluable and necessary. When I search for the pinnacle of definitions for the word purpose, I abandon all ties to vocational skills and titles and believe it to be found in the ancient Greek aphorism ‘know thyself’. Take those definitions, rework Disraeli’s quote, and you…

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