22 Apr Gloria in Excelsis Deo – April 23 2020
The law of the conservation of life: Like the law of the conservation of energy and matter, life cannot be destroyed. You cannot destroy life, and therefore death is not a possibility. Life can change form, but death is not possible.
David Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., Transcending the Mind: The Ego and the Self
In 2012 my friend Luke and I drove to Phoenix for the memorial service of David Hawkins. Dr. Hawkins had a way of seeing life and the world we live in that was always healing and expansive—a way of looking at things that gave permission to ‘not know’ the why of things. Why do people die young? Why is the world in so much trouble? Are we being punished? There are many answers to these questions (and others like them that might come up at this time), and there is no answer. There can be, rather, an openness to discover each moment, but based in a set of beliefs about the universe that I may not have access to in moments of grief and/or anger.
With that in mind, I offer you two of the passages from Dr. Hawkins’ teachings that were printed in the program at his service, with the hope that someone might find comfort in the words and ideas he expressed, and be able to use them.
We see that there is no such thing as death or dying. That’s why we talk about letting go of the body, saying farewell to it. Because life goes to life–life never stops… What we prepare for, then, is an experience of exquisite beauty. Death is the most beautiful of all experiences.
One day came back the memories of being on the other side and being with those who were dying… I remember being with the dying person–looking at their agony, their fear, and their physical pain. Suddenly this infinite formless lovingness, which I was, dissolved their fear. Before my very eyes they would become transformed; they would leave the physical body there…. it was my love joined with the love of God. It was as though I’d turned the heart over to God and now the energy field of those angelic beings who were absolute love poured through and all their terror dissolved, all the fear, all the guilt, all the feeling of being separated. They’d look at me (who was formless energy) with recognition and they would see that which to them was significant or divine. Sometimes they would see the mother, a lover, a crowd of people with whom they were dearly in love, or sometimes they’d see a divine figure… the person was experiencing that which was most healing to them…. and they go into that same state of infinite peace surrounded by this Light, this Love, feeling complete and total and healed, no more fear, no more separation, no more guilt, and no more anxiety.
And finally, this is a prayer of Dr. Hawkins, printed beneath his picture on the last page of the program:
Almighty and Everliving God: We ask to be Thy servant, O Lord, and to be a vehicle of Divine Love, a channel of Thy will. We ask for direction and Divine assistance, and we surrender all personal will through devotion to Thy Truth. We dedicate our life to Thy service. Help us to choose love and peace above all other options, and to surrender all of our judgments to Thee, that we might have unconditional love and compassion for all life in all of its expressions and surrender our very life to Thee at all times in all places. Gloria in Excelsis Deo, now and forever. Amen.
DAVID RAMON HAWKINS
3 JUNE 1927 – 19 SEPTEMBER 2012
Gloria in Excelsis Deo
Angel Without Wings, Waverley Cemetary, Bronte, Sydney, NSW, Australia