Love – The 500 Level

The 500 level is characterized by the development of a Love that is unconditional, unchanging and permanent.  It does not fluctuate because its source within the person who loves is not dependent on external conditions.  Loving is a state of being.  It is a way of relating to the world that is forgiving, nurturing, and supportive.  Love is not intellectual and  it does not proceed from the mind.  Love emanates from the heart.  It has the capacity to lift others and accomplish great feats because of its purity of motive.

At this level of development the capacity to discern essence becomes predominant; the core of an issue becomes the center of focus.  As reason is bypassed, there arises the capacity for instantaneous recognition of the totality of a problem and a major expansion of context, especially regarding time and process.  Reason deals only with particulars, whereas Love deals with wholes.  This ability, often ascribed to intuition, is the capacity for instantaneous understanding without resorting to sequential symbol processing.  This apparently abstract phenomenon is in fact, quite concrete; it is accompanied by a measurable release of endorphins in the brain.

Love takes no position and thus is global, rising above the separation of positionality.  It is then possible to be “one with another,” as there are no longer any barriers.  Love is therefore inclusive and expands the sense of self progressively.  Love focuses on the goodness of life in all its expressions and augments that which is positive.  It dissolves negativity by recontextualizing it rather than by attacking it.

Power vs Force, ch. 4, pg. 112-113

The Chances of Becoming of Enlightened

Through spiritual alignment, intention, and devotion – aided by meditation, contemplation, authenticated instruction, and Truth; and assisted by the energy field of an advanced teacher – great leaps of consciousness can occur unexpectedly.  Thus, it is important to know of these leaps well in advance, as confirmed by consciousness research.

The chances of becoming enlightened are now more than one thousand times greater than at any time in the past, which means that reaching the level of Unconditional Love (calibration 540) is a very attainable and practical goal.  From the level of Unconditional love, the pathway is increasingly joyful.  At level 600, there occurs an infinite, silent stillness and peace – and progression from there is up to the Will of God, karma, and the potentialized Knowingness nascent within the spiritual aura.

The Ego is Not the Real You, pg. 135

A Hidden Gift

One of the great secrets of relationship is acknowledgment.  The behavior of others toward us always includes a hidden gift.  Even if that behavior appears negative, there is something in it for us.  Very often that something appears in the form of a signal to us to become more aware.  Let’s say, for example, that somebody call us “stupid.”  Our natural response is one of anger.  We can use the energy of that anger consciously: “What is that person asking me to become more aware of?” If we ask ourselves the question, we may come to the realization that we were being self-centered; we were being uncaring; we were failing to acknowledge them; and we were not being conscious and aware of what was going on in the relationship.

If we constantly follow this procedure, we will come to the awareness that everyone in our life is acting as a mirror.  They are really reflecting back to us what we have failed to acknowledge within ourselves.  They are forcing us to look at what needs to be addressed.  What aspect of our smaller self needs to be relinquished? This means that we have to constantly let go of pride in order to undo anger, so that we can be grateful for the continual opportunities of growth with which we are presented in the course of every day experience.

Letting Go, Ch. 8, pg. 127-128

What Accounts for the Existence of Anything?

Divine Grace determines all Creation in all its expressions and aspects.  We say that the unmanifest comes into expression as manifestation by ordinance of Divine will.  This is made possible and activated by the Presence, whose quality is to potentiate the evolution of possibility into actuality.  We could say, for instance, that a seed is dormant and inactive, but in the Divine Presence, it begins to grow.  The potential patterns for the emergence of materiality reside within the invisible domain as energy patterns.  The quality of ‘realness’ is only the radiance of the Self, which imbues the quality we call realness.  The ordinary mind attributes this quality of realness to any material and imagines that the realness emanates from the material itself.  The only thing that is real is the Self which, by nature of its divinity, radiates forth the qualities of life, reality, and existence.  Life is either present or not.

By Dr. Hawkins, The Eye of the I, hardcover, ch.11, pg. 172

A Focus for Contemplation

It is rewarding to choose a spiritual lesson or concept for the day that serves as a focus for contemplation. This is a way of contextualizing the entire day and its experiences. For instance, one can select Unity’s Daily Prayer, a lesson from A Course of Miracles, a step from the twelve-step program, a Psalm, or a basic spiritual premise, such as surrender, humility, or the letting go of control or the desire for gain. When done repeatedly over a period of time, it becomes incorporated into one’s personality and attentional set by which one automatically becomes benevolent, loving towards all life in all of its expressions, and aware of the perfection and beauty of every moment.
With incorporation into daily life, a spiritual practice an take the form of the continuous surrendering of volition, which then emerges into autonomous witnessing and effortless observation. These capacities will then be discovered to be qualities of consciousness, and not personal.

Reality, Spirituality, and Modern Man, Ch. 19, pg. 354-355