Dedication

Dedication is a more important sign of integrity than enthusiasm.  It is necessary to have faith in a pathway and clear away doubts to ascertain if they are realistic or merely forms of resistance.  A seeker should have the security and support of inner certainty and firm conviction that are consequent to study, personal research, and investigation. Thus, a pathway should be intrinsically reconfirming by discovery and inner experience.  A true pathway unfolds, is self-revelatory, and is subject to reconfirm action experiential.

Daily Reflections from Dr. David R. Hawkins: 365 Contemplations on Surrender, Healing, and  Consciousness, pg. 23.

Attachment

The source of pain is not the belief system itself but one’s attachment to it and the inflation of its imaginary value.  The inner processing of attachments is dependent on the exercise of the will, which alone has the power to undo the mechanism of attachment by the process of surrender.  This may be subjectively experienced or contextualized as sacrifice, although it is actually a liberation.  The emotional pain of loss arises from the attachment itself and not from the “what” that has been lost.

Daily Reflections from Dr. David R. Hawkins, pg. 123

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Care Instead of Fear

Each of us has within us a certain reservoir of suppressed and repressed fear. This quantity of fear spills into all areas of our life, colors all of our experience, decreases our joy in life, and reflects itself in the musculature of the face so as to affect our physical appearance, our physical strength, and the condition of health in all of the organs in the body.  Sustained and chronic fear gradually suppresses the body’s immune system.  … Although we know that it is totally damaging to our relationships, health, and happiness, we still hang on to fear.  Why is that?

We have the unconscious fantasy that fear is keeping us alive; this is because fear is associated with our whole set of survival mechanisms. We have the idea that if we were to let go of fear, our main defense mechanism, we would become vulnerable in some way.  In Reality, the truth is just the opposite.  Fear is what blinds us to the real dangers of life.  In fact, fear itself is the greatest danger that the human body faces. It is fear and guilt that bring about disease and failure in every area of our lives.

We could take the same protective actions out of love rather than out of fear. Can we not care for our bodies because we appreciate and value them, rather than out of fear of disease and dying? Can we not be of service to others in our life out of love, rather than out of fear of losing them? Can we not be polite and courteous to strangers because we care for our fellow human beings, rather than because we fear of losing their good opinion of us? … Can we not perform our job well because we care about the recipients of our services, rather than just the fear of losing our jobs or pursuing our own ambition?  Can we not accomplish more by cooperation, rather than fearful competition? …On a Spiritual level, isn’t it more effective if, out of compassion and identification with our fellow human beings, we care for them, rather than trying to love them out of fear of God’s punishment if we don’t?

Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender, Ch. 6, pg. 99-100

Truth is Non-Predictive

Just on the physical level, we saw from the Heisenberg principle that the state of the universe, as it is now, which we can define by the Schrödinger equation, is changed by merely observing it. Because what happens is you collapse the wave function from potentiality to actuality. You now have a new reality. In fact, you have to use different mathematical formulas, like the Dirac equation. So, you’ve gone from potential into actuality. That transformation does not occur without interjection of consciousness. Consequently, a thing could stand as a potentiality for thousands of years. Along comes somebody who looks at it differently, and bang, it becomes an actuality. So the unmanifest then becomes the manifest as the consequence of creation. Therefore, predicting the future is impossible because you would have to know the mind of God, because creation is the unfolding of potentiality, depending on local conditions and intention. You have no idea what intention is. Intention can change one second from now. If the future was predictable, there would be no point to human existence because there would be no karmic benefit, no gain or capacity to undo that which is negative. It would be confined to what is called predestination. Predestination and predictions of the future miss the whole purpose of existence and jump the whole understanding of the evolution of consciousness. There would be no karmic merit nor demerit. There would be no salvation. There would be no heavens. There would be no stratifications of levels of consciousness. We would all just emerge perfectly in a perfect realm. And therefore, there would be no purpose to this life at all.

The Wisdom of Dr. David R. Hawkins, Ch. 6, pg. 102

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Greater Freedom

Spiritual reality is a greater source of pleasure and satisfaction than the world can supply.  It is endless and always available in the present instead of the future.  It is actually more exciting because one learns to live on the crest of the current moment, instead of on the back of the wave (which is the past) or on the front of the wave (which is the future).  There is greater freedom from living on the exciting knife-edge of the moment than being a prisoner of the past or having expectations of the future.

Daily Reflections from Dr. David R. Hawkins: 365 Contemplations on Surrender, Healing, and Consciousness, pg. 84