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|Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 3:08 pm Post subject: On The Nature Of God by David Hawkins
|What is the nature of God?
Quote from “The Eye of the I: From Which Nothing is Hidden,” by David Hawkins.
Although it may seem like putting the cart before the horse, it serves the spiritual aspirant to know something of the destination in order to avoid being led off track by the fallacious. Error is rampant and often pervasive by the sheer masses of people who follow erroneous and misleading concepts and proselytize error.
To know God via direct experience is extremely rare. Enlightenment occurs to less than one person in more than ten million people. True teachers are few and pretenders abound. If the masses were headed in the right direction, sainthood and enlightenment would be common. They are not. The Buddha said, “put no head above your own. Follow the true teachings only.” The true way is simple and direct.
The qualities of divinity
This knowledge is important to comprehend so that one can quickly discern what God is not. Many religions teach what God is not in the form of misunderstanding and distortions of truth that occur because of the ego’s misinterpretations and projection of anthropomorphic perceptions. To know what God is and to have a tool available that can calibrate levels of truth is to be very well prepared indeed for what can be at times a difficult journey or process.
God is everywhere present, including the here and now. God is not elsewhere, such as only in a distant heaven, nor in the future so as to be available only when one gets to heaven. The presence of God is thus available to everyone all the time. To realize this is just a matter of awareness. It is said that without the help of a guru, savior, or avatar, this awareness is unlikely to occur in the lifetime of most people, which may be true.
God is beyond perception, duality, positionality, or having parts. God is beyond all opposites, such as good and bad, right and wrong, win or lose. Like the sun, God shines equally on all. God’s love is not reserved for the favored few, but it does shine through the clouds via the love we experience with others, including even pets and nature. The degree to which one experiences the presence of God’s love varies markedly from one person to another, depending on one’s level of consciousness.
The presence of God is the quintessence of profound peace, stillness, and love. It is overwhelming in its profundity. It is totally enveloping, and the love is so powerful that it dissolves any remaining ‘non-love’ held by the residual ego.
Like empty space that is unsullied by its content, or water that is unaffected by the fish that swim through it, the mind of God is beyond all form. Like space, it is equally present in the objects therein.
That which is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent is not vulnerable to threat or emotional upset; thus, God is not prone to revenge, jealousy, hatred, violence, vanity, egotism, or the need for adulation or compliments. The beneficiary of worshipping is the worshipper. God is totally and absolutely complete and has no needs or desires. God is not unhappy or upset if you have never heard of him or don’t believe in him.
Many of the old-world descriptions of God are actually reprehensible and figments of man’s guilty projections of fear. Primitives thought that every storm mean that God was angry and needed sacrifices to calm down. Volcanoes also indicated that God was angry. The ego demands explanations and looks for ‘causes.’ God was therefore rationalized to be the ‘cause’ of earthly events that created fear, such as earthquakes, famine, floods, pestilence, storms, drought, barrenness or ill health. God was considered the great punitive enforcer as well as the great rewarder. Thus arose the numerous gods with many different descriptions in the traditions of the cultures within which these myths originated. (natural disasters occurred before mankind was even on the planet.)
The god of old is the projection of the ego energies associated traditionally with the charka of the spleen. The gods of the spleen are really serious misconceptions and account for the fact that many old religions and scriptures make one go weak with kinesiology. They represent the demonic gods of fear, hatred, envy, jealousy, and retribution. The fear of God’s ‘righteous anger’ is still prevalent today.
One can see at a glance that righteousness is merely an arbitrary vanity of positionality, and anger would hardly be an emotional limitation to an ever-present, all-powerful God.
God is not injured by anybody’s wrongdoing and therefore has no trauma to avenge. The image of God as a retaliatory, cruel punisher is hard to eradicate from one’s thinking. God is blamed for all that is actually the product of the ego itself. It is the ego that is the source of guilt, sin, suffering, condemnation, and the creation of all the hells. It seeks salvation by blaming it all on God. It does so by turning God into his opposite. The gods of the lower regions are really demons. In actuality, God cannot be manipulated, cajoled, bargained with, or maneuvered into a position of being either a perpetrator or a victim. God is not codependent or neurotic and does not suffer from a paranoid psychosis with grandiosity.
That which is all knowing and all present registers everything. Consciousness detects and instantly registers every event, thought, feeling, and occurrence and thus knows everything completely forever. One can verify by simple kinesiologic testing that every hair on every head is indeed counted, noticed, and filed away in the knowingness of infinite consciousness itself. This occurrence is impersonal and automatic and happens because of the innate qualities of consciousness. God has no personal stake in all this nor does he react. God does not get upset or offended or get his nose out of joint at any impertinence or lack of good taste.
The infinite mercy and forgiveness of God is beyond any and all conception and is totally unconcerned with the trivialities of world events. God is not half of a duality. In infinity, there is no ‘this’ (bad) to react to, nor ‘that.’ God is neither sadistic nor cruel. He cannot be injured and therefore has no desire for revenge.
The experience of God is not possible for the ego, which is limited to perception and deals in concepts, feelings, and form. God is nonmaterial and is not detectable by x-rays, spectrometers, photo film, Geiger counters, metal detectors, or ultraviolet or infrared detectors, which are the favorite tools of paranormal investigators looking for ‘spirits.’
The love of God is unconditional. It is not arbitrary or evanescent, nor is it parceled out to the deserving. To understand that God is love precludes all such notions. God does not make decisions, does not need any news, and does not need favorable reports in order to function. That which is completely and fully the totality of love has no capacity to stop being what it is.
By analogy, one can say that space cannot decide that it will suddenly become non-space. Everything is totally identical with the essence of its own existence. Love cannot turn into non-love, nor can God turn into non-God any more than a giraffe can turn into a non-giraffe.
God is not a disturbed child or parent. He does not read the news or punish the wicked. No arbitrary judgment is required in a universe which is innately just and self-balancing. Each entity experiences the consequences of its own doing, its own choices, its own wishes and belief systems. That which is all still, silent, peace, and love repels back onto itself all that is unloving, non-silent, and unpeaceful. This is experienced by the ego as hell, which is thereby self-created.
All actions, events, thoughts, ideas, concepts, and decisions are accompanied by an energy field which can be calibrated. Thus, by its own acts, the ego brings itself to its own level in the sea of consciousness. Like buoyancy, the impersonal quality of the sea of consciousness automatically determines the level to which one rises or sinks. This is merely the nature of the universe being what it is. The explanation which the ego and perception use to describe the automatic outcome of actions is called ‘judgment,’ which is an illusion, just as an explanation of events in the material world is ascribed to ‘causality.’
God is not limited by concepts, ideas, thoughts, or languages. Because of the quality of the omnipresence, the presence of God includes all that is, including man’s thinking, but of itself does not partake of it. God does not talk to anybody. A voice booming out of the heavens is at best an interpretation of an inner experience which has been projected onto the physical world. Sound is a physical vibration. God is all present within the physical. That which is formless does not manipulate sound waves.
Enlightened beings do not relate any experiences of being spoken to or verbally addressed by God. This would surmise a duality of God versus a person to whom God is speaking. In reality, the self and God and allness are one. There is no separation between a speaker and that which is spoken to. Mystics attune to God by an unspoken knowingness. Messages from God are from the spiritual ego which has become dissociated and projected as some ‘other’ reality. ‘voices from God’ are usually hallucinations. Occasionally, they are due to astral entities, some of whom claim ‘Godship.’
The infinite presence has no intentions because, here again, there would have to be the duality of an intender, that which is intended, and that to whom the intention is directed. All such constructs are conceptualizations based on perceptual duality.
God is nondualistic, total, complete allness and oneness. Misinterpretations of God arise because the ego deals in perception and form. It also misidentifies force as power.
Power is analogous to a gravitational or magnetic field in that everything which occurs within it is impeccably and automatically the consequence of the nature of the field itself. The field does not ‘choose’ to attract anything nor does it have different rules for different objects. The field represents total equality. Likewise, in a spiritual field of power, everyone and everything is attracted and influenced by virtue of its on constitution or spiritual ‘weight,’ vibration, or attractor field.
Some entities or personal egos are repelled by a positive field. Many people are sincerely ‘turned off’ by anything loving, spiritual, or benevolent. Lots of people really hate both silence and peace; it drives them crazy. Are not solitary confinement and silence the ultimate punishment?
It seems that at consciousness level 200, a polarity shift occurs. It is as though from 200 up, the entity is positively charged, and below 200, negatively charged. It is obvious in society that those who tend toward criminality are attracted to criminality and to others of the same ilk, whereas those who choose peace and love are attracted to others with the same propensities.
Principles that are obvious and attractive above the level of 200 can become repulsive absurdities and are often ridiculed below the level of 200. Societies whose power derives from keeping the consciousness level of the people extremely low, such as the recent society in Cambodia, even take official political positions against love or its expressions.
In contrast, peace and love would be seen as the greatest of opportunities for a person who is spiritually motivated. Although it may seem absurdly simple and obvious, unfortunately, to most of mankind, it is an unfamiliar fact that God is at the top of the scale of consciousness and not at the bottom. It is also obvious to the spiritually advanced, but not to the masses, that creation and power radiate from the top down and not vice versa. The power of creation belongs to God alone. The physical world does not possess the power of creation or causality; thus, it is impossible for creation to proceed from form and materiality into life and eventually nonform. People are not ‘co-creators’ with God. God doesn’t need help. What would a human being be capable of co-creating, anyway? God is beyond all form.
Ordinary people think in terms of form. Why would that which is omnipotent, omnipresent, and formless by interested in worldly games? There is nothing that ‘needs’ to be created.
The effects of the presence of God emanate from the divine essence itself and are not selective acts by God. In reality, there are neither happenings nor events and, therefore, there is no need for correction or intervention.
Between God and man there is a hierarchy of spiritual energy levels and fields of graduated power. These are intuited and referred to as the holy spirit, the higher self, the grace of God, angels, archangels, and heavens. Consciousness levels beyond 1,000 and up thought the spiritual hierarchy represent power beyond the capacity of human imagination.
The touch of an archangel is so powerful and devastating that the ego is as if paralyzed or stunned and goes silent. The power is absolute and total. (an archangel’s power calibrates in the millions.) If life continues in the form of a physical body, it may take years to be able to function again in worldly terms.
Each existence is then the consequence of the presence and given the capacity to fulfill its destiny. The strength to sustain and survive the enlightenment experience itself is provided by the holy spirit as a powerful energy which sustains the remainder of destined life. It is by means of the holy spirit that there is a return to function of the faculties necessary, but they have been transformed forever. Even the ‘experience’ itself cannot be spoken of for many years. There is no one to tell and nothing to report. There is no speaker and no one to decide to speak. Life is directed and propelled by the presence. The illusion of an independent, personal will or decision maker is gone forever. Perhaps subsequent actions are the momentum of a prior covenant or commitment. Everything happens of its own. Ongoing life is self-actualizing and fulfilling. There is no personal self to do anything; there is no thinker to think, no actor to act, no doer to do, no decider to decide. All verbs, adjectives, and pronouns become meaningless.
The reality of God
God does not direct floods, conflagrations, earthquakes, volcanoes, storms, lightning, or rainfalls. These are impersonal effects of conditions within the physical world and its universe. God does not get mad and ‘trash out’ cities, civilizations, towns, or ethnic groups. All these things occurred on the planet before there were any living societies. God does not get involved in human conflicts, political and religious struggles, or strife. God has no interest in war’s battlefields. He has no enemies that need to be slain.
Infidels, believers or the like are all positionalities of the human ego. Even sensible humans are beyond such smallness of mind and its judgmentalism. God doesn’t ‘care’ whether one believes in ‘Him’ or not; however, the consequences will be quite different.
Love gravitates towards heaven and hate sinks into the other direction. Goodness rejects no one. Like goes to like; love is attracted to love. God takes no actions against anything or anyone. Some souls are attracted by light and others by darkness. The selection is from within the ego and not imposed from without.
God is beyond form
It is important to recognize that that which is beyond form is not reached through form or by the manipulation of form. Therefore, involvement in esoteric or occult practices is a snare and a delay. These practices are byways which lead to astral planes, enthusiasts, and proselytizers, all of which are endless in number. There is no power in geometric figures, mandalas, icons, paintings, statues, or recitations. Any value that ensues is by the intention, dedication, commitment, and faith of the believer. The world is full of well-intentioned but naïve reciters of mantras, lightworkers, worshippers of sacred objects, amulets, charts, holy places, druid remains, mystical charms, and sites for pilgrimage, such as machu pichu, stonehenge, the pyramids, the Ganges, ancient temples, energy vortices, and all the rest. This could be called ‘making the circuit’, but eventually, one has to go within. “heaven is within you,” said the lord, Jesus Christ.
God is self-revealing and beyond all form, yet present and innate within all form. God is silence, still, serene, peaceful, unmoving, all-inclusive, everywhere present, all knowing by virtue of being all that is. God is total, complete, quiescent, loving, beyond time and space, without parts or partitions, nondualistic, and equally present in all that is, not different from the Self. Only existence is possible. Despite translation errors and misunderstanding, God is not nothingness nor void. Nonexistence, as one can see by its own self-definition, is not a possibility.
The presence is beyond all thought, mentation, or even observation. The awareness is Self-awareness that stems from the knowingness of actually being all that is; therefore, there is nothing to know ‘about’. There is no knower or known; they are one and the same. In the state of oneness, the objective and subjective disappear into each other.
The presence is incredibly soft, gentle, loving, melting, and paradoxically, simultaneously rock-like, immutable, all powerful, and an infinite cohesion that holds together ‘all reality’ as a universe that is perpetual creation. In the presence of God, the illusions of cause and effect disappear. The presence does not cause anything to happen; instead, it is all that appears to be happening.
In the presence, all sense of time disappears, which is a crucial aspect of peace. Once the pressure of time ceases, it is recognized to have been perhaps one of the primary sources of distress that accompanies the human condition. The sense of time creates stress, pressure, anxiety, fear, and endless disgruntlement in a myriad of ways. The ‘time stress’ accompanies all activities and pursuits, creating the illusion of sequence and cause. Every human action is couched in an unspoken pressure cooker of time and the mind constantly calculates how much ‘time’ can be ‘spent’ at every activity. This results in panic, fear, or worry as well as guilt, shame and anger. “too much time spent on this. Not enough time spent on that. There are many things we would like to do but we don’t have enough time. Time will run out.” Until the sensation of time stops, one does not have any possibility of knowing what real freedom or peace feels like.
God is freedom, joy, home, and source
In the presence of God, all suffering ceases. One has returned to one’s source, which is not different from one’s own Self. It is as thought one had forgotten and now awakened from a dream. All fears are revealed to be groundless; all worries are foolish imaginings. There is no future to fear nor past to regret. There is no errant ego/self to admonish or correct. There is nothing that needs changing or bettering. There is nothing about which to feel ashamed or guilty. There is no ‘other’ from which one can be separated. No loss is possible. Nothing needs to be done, no effort is required, and one is free from the endless tug of desire and want.
God is all-merciful
That which itself is absolute perfection sees nothing to forgive. All ‘happenings’ were the ego’s perception and had no real existence. There are no ‘events’ to explain, account for, or that require retribution. Mercy is the quality of unconditional love. Perfection does not see imperfection or lack.
From “I”, by David Hawkins.
The following statements [about God] can be made with absolute certainty:
1. God is both manifest as the totality and allness of creation and simultaneously unmanifest as the Godhead, the infinite potentiality and source or ‘voidness’ prior to form.
2. God is infinite beyond time or depections of space or locality, without beginning or end.
3. God is omnipresent, omnipotent, and omniscient.
4. God is the source and substrate of consciousness, awareness, knowingness, and sentience.
5. God is the sole source of the energy of life.
6. God is the source of evolution and creation, which are one and the same.
7. God is the source and presence of peace, love, stillness, and beauty.
8. God is beyond all universes and materiality, yet is the source of all that is.
9. God is the sole source of existence and the potentiality of beingness.
10. God is the ultimate context of which the universe and all existence is the content.
11. God is the a priori formless source of existence within all form.
12. God is not within the province of the provable or the intellect.
13. God is the source and essence of the subjective state of ‘I-ness’ called enlightenment.
14. God is the radical subjectivity of Self-realization.
15. God is descriptively immanent and transcendent.
16. The human experience of the Presence of God is the same in all ages, all cultures, and all localities.
17. The effect on human consciousness of the experience of the Presence of God is subjectively transformative and identical throughout human history. It leaves a timeless mark that is verifiable as a calibration of a recorded level of consciousness.
18. The essence of God does not include human frailties, such as partiality, the desire to control, favoritism, duality, judgmentalism, wrath, righteous anger, resentment, limitation, arbitrariness, vanity, revenge, jealousy, retaliation, vulnerability, or locality.
19. The variabilities of the depictions of Divinity reflect the variabilities of human perception and the projections of the impediments of the ego and its positionalities.
20. The purity of the Presence of God is traditionally the essence of the ineffable quality of holiness and is the basis for the depictive term “sacred.” That which is devoid of content is the equivalent of innocence.
21. When the obstacles of human mentation, emotionality, and the ego’s structures from which they are derived are transcended, the Self as God Immanent shines forth of its own accord, just as the sun shines forth when the clouds are removed.
22. God is the context and source of the karmic unity of all creation, beyond all perceptual descriptions or limitations, such as time or space.
Truth is verifiable only by identity with it and not by knowing about it.
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