The Splendor of Reality

Our experience of the world and of life is totally the result of inner beliefs and positionalities.  Out of love and respect for God arises the willingness to surrender all these prejudgments, and the humility that ensues opens the doors to the splendor of reality, which is the revelation of the Self.  Love is the magic catalyst that brings about the awareness.  In the end, faith is replaced by certainty, and therefore it is said that God is found by those who seek Him.  Daily Reflections from Dr. David R. Hawkins, pg. 72

“The universe responds to love by revealing its prevalence.  It is hidden to ordinary perception but the awareness is finessed by lovingness itself.  Awareness is a capacity that is beyond the senses or emotions.  If one ceases anthropomorphic projections and limitations, it is revealed that all which exists is innately conscious and emanates love as a consequence of the divinity of Creation.” The Eye of the “I”, ch. 15, pg. 228,  Veritas Publishing 2001

 

Preventing Grief

The basis of all mourning and loss is attachment, plus the denial of the transitory nature of all relationships.

We can begin by looking at our lives, identifying those areas of attachment, and asking ourselves: “What internal needs are they satisfying? What feeling would come up if I were to lose them? How can my inner emotional life be balanced so as to decrease the extent, degree, and number of attachments on external objects and people?” The greater our attachment to that which is outside of ourselves, the greater is our overall level of fear and vulnerability to loss. We can ask ourselves why we feel so incomplete. “Why am I so empty within myself that I have to search for solutions in the form of attachment and dependency on others?”

We can begin to look at our own inner areas of immaturity. Specifically, we need to examine: “Where am I looking to get love rather than to give it?” The more loving we are, the less vulnerable we are to grief and loss, and the less we need to seek attachments. When we have acknowledged and let go of all negative feelings, and we have graduated from smallness to the recognition of our greatness so that our internal joy comes from the pleasure of giving and loving, then we are really invulnerable to loss. When the source of happiness is found within, we are immune to the losses of the world.

…By constantly letting go of our negative feelings, we thus cure present pain and prophylactically prevent the occurrence of future pain. Fear is replaced by trust and with it comes a profound sense of wellbeing. Immunity to grief of loss occurs when we replace dependence on the small self (the personality) with dependence on the Self (the Divinity within). We look for security to the Self, which is eternal, instead of to the small self, which is transitory. 

Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender, Ch. 5, pg. 83-84

A Contemplative Lifestyle

 

Awareness of the overall silent contextual field is facilitated by a contemplative lifestyle that could be likened to shifting interest from details to “the big picture.” It “gets” overall qualities of atmosphere without going into specifics, and therefore intuits generalities rather than thinking or analyzing.

The resistance of the ego/mind is that it is afraid it might “miss” something, as it is addicted to processing the details of the content of form, which is the attraction and lure of the world. To “renounce the world” means to withdraw energy from it and decline activities that require attention to specifics, thereby abiding in the Self rather than in the amusements of the self.

Daily Reflections from Dr. David R. Hawkins – pg. 69

 

Like a Note of Music…

If you let go of trying to control your experience of the moment, and if you constantly surrender it like a tone of music, then you live on the crest of this exact always–ness. Experience arises like a note of music. The minute you hear a note, it’s already passing away. The instant you’ve heard it, it’s already dissolving. So every single moment is dissolving as it arises. Let go of anticipating the next moment, trying to control it, trying to hang on to the moment that has just passed. Let go clinging to what has just occurred. Let go trying to control what you think is about to occur. Then you live in an infinite space of non–time and non–event. There is an infinite peace beyond description. And you are home.

Daily Reflections from Dr. David R. Hawkins, pg. 64

When We are Surrendered…

When we are surrendered, there is no longer the pressure of time.

Frustration comes from wanting a thing now instead of letting it happen naturally in its own time.  Patience is an automatic side effect of letting go, and we know how easy it is to get along with patient people.  Notice that patient people usually get what they want in the end.

from The Letting Go  Card Deck

Added text from Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender book: Ch, 18, pg 276:

One resistance to letting go is the illusion that, if we let go of our wantingness and our expectations, we won’t get what we want. We fear that we will lose it if we don’t keep pressuring for it. The mind has the idea that the way to get a thing is to want it. Actually, if we examine the issue, we will see that events are due to decisions, and choices are based on our intentions. What we get is the result of these choices, even though they are unconscious, rather than what we think we want. When we surrender the pressure of wantingness, we are clear to make wiser choices and decisions.


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