Who’s a Natural Awakenings Reader?: Meet David R. Llewellyn
Jun 30, 2015 10:36AM
David R. Llewellyn
Life’s mission: To bring as much light into the world as possible by refining my own consciousness and helping others refine theirs.
Work: As the owner of Spectrum Recovery Solutions in Estero, I help others to become more awake, aware and deliberate in their lives through various psychological and experiential exercises in individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy and counseling.
Proudest Achievements: Recognizing my limitations as an individual human being and inviting a power greater than myself into my process. When I did that, great things began to happen, and continue to happen in my life and in the lives of others with whom I work and play. My business was built and grown on faith and hard work, one day at a time, and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the community.
Expectations for the Future: That it will be relatively unpredictable, inasmuch as my experience has shown me that just when I think I have figured it out, everything changes. I expect that some individuals will continue to amaze me with their brilliance, loving kindness and depth while others will continue to amaze me with their unconsciousness, mean selfishness and superficiality.
Favorite app: Insight Timer for meditation, which has the best sampled Tibetan bowl sounds and a remarkable community of users.
Favorite websites: Institute of Heartmath, HeartMath.org; Food Matters, FoodMatters.tv; TED, Ted.com; and Institute of Noetic Sciences, Noetic.org.
Local causes supported: Gulfshore Runners, Drug Free Collier, NAMI of Collier County, NAMI of Lee County, Mental Health Association of SW Florida, St. Matthews House.
Favorite thing about Natural Awakenings: It is a fantastic resource for locating local opportunities, individuals and organizations that support a healthy lifestyle.
Most frequented healthy food restaurant: Food & Thought Organic Café in Naples.
How do you invest in your community: I raised my family in Southwest Florida and have a business that serves the mental health needs of Southwest Floridians. I financially support local nonprofit organizations that provide critical services. I am presently designing a not-for-profit organization which will use Dialectical Behavior Therapy to serve members of the community who presently tend to overuse emergency services due to untreated or undertreated mental health issues.
Favorite quote: “Be the change you wish to see in the world” - Gandhi
What you are doing to be the change you want to see in the world: The change in the world starts with me changing me. I show up every day and keep my commitment to do the daily practices that connect me to the Source of my being. I go out into the world and show up as consciously as I am able, remembering to ask the question, “What is the loving response in this situation?” Then, I courageously make that loving response to the best of my ability.