Chapter Ten (The Nature of God), by David R. Hawkins, MD, Ph.D., 2001 Veritas Publishing,

-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.

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. It is, however, experienced directly only by the 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 t, the mind of 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.

The infinite mercy and forgiveness of God is beyond any and all conception and is totally unconcerned with the trivialities of world events. 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. That which is completely and fully the totality of love has no capacity to stop being what it is.

Sir David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D. (February 28, 1913 – February 24, 2002)  was an internationally renowned psychiatrist, consciousness researcher, spiritual lecturer, and mystic. Author of more than eight books, including the bestseller Power vs. Force, Dr. Hawkins’s work has been translated into more than 17 languages.