One is Surrounded by Love

I thought everyone would enjoy this passage from one of Doc’s books:

Lovingness is a way of relating to the world. It is a generosity of attitude that expresses itself in seemingly small but powerful ways. It is a wish to bring happiness to others, to brighten their day and lighten their load. To merely be friendly and complimentary to everyone one meets in the course of a day is revealing. That this is not a commonplace attitude is revealed by people’s responses when they encounter it. Often, they respond with surprise or even a pleased state of shock. “Nobody ever compliments what I do; they only complain,” is a remark that will be heard. Most people, because they are focused on their own wants and critical attitudes, apparently do not even see the positive aspects of life and cannot respond to them. They take others’ service for granted with the explanation, “Well, they’re getting paid for it, aren’t they?” (Which is really beside the point.)

Major segments of society operate on the level of lovelessness. Giant corporations and government agencies can only be described as dourly functioning. Gratitude does not appear nor is it even considered to be socially appropriate. Love is belittled as ‘touchy-feely’. Love is therefore socially restricted to romance, mothers and their children, or one’s dog. Expressed elsewhere, it becomes an embarrassment. There are a few masculine areas where love is okay, such as for family, sports, one’s country, or a car.

The large area of life that is socially acceptable and open to everyone is that which is called ‘caring’. To ‘care for’ is a wide open avenue for the expression and expansion of love. People say they can’t find love as though it were something to be gotten. Once one becomes willing to give love, the discovery quickly follows that one is surrounded by love and merely didn’t know how to access it. Love is actually present everywhere and its presence only needs to be realized. 

 

From: “The Eye of the I: From Which Nothing is Hidden” (2002), Chapter 15: Clarifications, pp. 226–227

The Energy of the Teacher is Present and Available

It has come to my attention that some students of Dr. Hawkins are advertising their Airbnb or other rentals as special locations near where he lived, places where he personally visited, or that the house is aligned with Dr. Hawkins in some special way. This kind of promotionalism implies that the rental space offers a special spiritual benefit to you. Beware of such profit-seeking. Remember Dr. Hawkins’ guidance to avoid using spiritual teachings for personal gain, and his assurance that the energy of the teacher is present and available to all who call upon it with a sincere heart.

Self-Inquiry

 Q.  How can meditation persist in one’s daily existence?
 A.  By merely constantly posing the question to oneself of ‘what’ is doing the acting, talking, feeling, thinking, or observing.  This is a focus of attention, with no languaging.  The spiritual teacher Ramana Maharshi called that process ‘self-inquiry’, which he recommended  as a technique that was suitable at all times in all activities.  Continuous meditation could be likened to a mudra, or posture and attitude, in which every act is sanctified by its surrender as an act of service or worship.  When one’s attitude towards everything becomes a devotion, Divinity reveals itself.
The Eye of the I, ch. 17, pg. 321

Be Aware of the Silence

Beautiful guidance to practice daily that I wanted to share with you all:

“So you identify with that silence and just maintain awareness. You can go about your daily life and do everything that you need to do and at all times still be aware of the presence of the silence.  So that gives you a centering. A centering kind of prayerfulness is you’re always aware of the silence, which is the infinite context, the reality of the Presence of God is an Infinite Silence.”
– Dr. David R. Hawkins

Realization and Revelation

The relinquishment of the ego’s positionalities reduces its dominance and opens the door for comprehension and awareness that are nonlinear and nonconceptual.  Thus emerges the ‘knowingness’ of the Self by which conflicts spontaneously dissolve.  These inner transformations are accompanied by quiet joy, relief, and a greater sense of internal freedom, safety, and peace.  The power of the Love of the Self progressively predominates and eventually eclipses all negative feelings, doubts, and obstacles. 
Transformation is thus not experienced as the loss of the self but rather as the gain of the emergence and unfoldment of the Self, which is of a much greater dimension.  What actually emerges is a change of state of condition that supersedes and replace the old.  Thus, the lesser is replaced by the greater, by which spiritual evolution reveals the Presence of God as Immanent.  This discovery is the change in the state of consciousness historically referred to as ‘Enlightenment’ or God-consciousness’. 
Reality, Spirituality, and Modern Man, ch. 14, pg. 284-285