We gather together by the Grace of God,
in the name of Dr. David R. Hawkins, who states:
"The pathway I teach is what I call Devotional Nonduality.
Devotion means one's love takes the form of the love for the discernment of the Truth above all else.
Devotional because one is in love with the Truth, one is in love with the Pathway to God through Truth.
Devotion to Truth means the willingness to surrender anything and everything to God as it arises."
Gloria in Excelsis Deo!
All Glory be to Thee O Lord,
and welcome to the Devotional Nonduality Group.
"This group is aligned with and devoted to the teachings of Dr. David R. Hawkins. The intent for the group is to serve as a vehicle of Divine Will, an opportunity to keep holy company. and to support our advancement of consciousness in service of God, humanity, and the Self."
The topic for today's meeting is "Contemplation and Meditation". We will read, share, and discuss together on this topic drawing inspiration from Dr. Hawkins book "Dissolving the Ego, Realizing the Self".
"To bypass and transcend the seductive attraction of the content of stream-of-consciousness thinkingness, humility about its importance quickly reveals the following: that without the projection of value, 99 percent of thoughts are just plain boring and platitudinous. Disenchantment with them diminishes their attraction by withdrawal of interest. The other illusion is that attention to thoughts is necessary to survival, whereas in reality, survival is up to the Self."
"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 purpose of meditation is to transcend the mind and its mental activities and limited perceptions, thereby transcending duality and becoming increasingly aware of Oneness."
"All is intrinsically worshipful as a consequence of the conscious awareness of the Presence of God as Creation in its most minute details. All is Holy and Sacred, as evidenced by its splendor as Existence itself. Therefore, all things are seen as sacred and holy; all things 'both large and small' are sacred; thus,Gloria in Excelsis Deo!" pg. 230
Our study group relies on the donations of its members for rent, insurance, library maintenance etc. If you feel moved to donate, $10 per person would be more than sufficient. Please do your best to arrive on time. If you feel you may be running more than 30 minutes late, you can send the organizer a message via text at[masked]-5773. This is to insure that someone can be sent down to unlock the door for you. We usually go out to dinner after the meeting has ended. Gloria in Excelsis Deo! I look forward to seeing you all soon.