Foundational Basics #2 for Your Weekly Dose of Higher Consciousness- The Map of Consciousness® Explained: The Higher Levels on the Scale of Consciousness

How can you make a difference in your own life?  Put into a context where true power really exists and what higher consciousness levels are on Dr. Hawkins’s scale of consciousness.

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Understanding the Scale of Consciousness Levels Can Open You Up to Truth and Authentic Power

Understanding Consciousness Can Make a BIg Difference in Your Life

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I have found that understanding levels of consciousness, as researched and calibrated by Dr. David R. Hawkins in his renowned book Power vs Force, can be:

  • Transformative
  • Balancing
  • Healing and
  • Recontextualizing.

Who’da thunk that consciousness or, maybe more easily understood, the energy of everything that ever was or is or could be, can be calibrated as to its level of consciousness, truth, and power (as in energy to create or positively manifest whatever it is that you hold in mind).

I want to use the power levels of electricity measured in watts (for devices requiring small doses of energy), kilowatts (for larger dose devices), megawatts (even more energy) or gigawatts (really more power) as a metaphor for Dr. Hawkins scale of consciousness in the hopes that this analogy will help you with conceptualizing this significant understanding.

More on this later in the post, where  I reveal calibrated levels of consciousness as elucidated on Dr. Hawkins’s scale of consciousness, renowned as the  Map of Consciousness®

How Can Understanding Levels of Consciousness Make a Difference in Your Life?

The Map of Consciousness Explained by Dr. David R. HawkinsWell, it will put into context where true power really exists!

In other words, it will give you a point of reference as to where to focus your attention, choices, and intentions for a better, happier, more balanced and joyful life.

You may be aware that we are an awakening consciousness. An awakening consciousness who’s prayers is being answered by the life’s work of Dr. David R. Hawkins and others in these fields of human endeavor and potential.

A better, happier, more balanced and joyful life has tremendous and meaningful power but requires letting go of lower level emotions that have likely been buried throughout your life.

No judgment here!

This is simply the human condition and you didn’t know any better!

(I know I didn’t! I thought it was a good idea to complain about what you don’t want and don’t like!?!)

Now you have the chance to rectify that with understanding higher levels of consciousness, DR. Hawkins’ scale of consciousness and what that means.

Here’s an example… do you feel powerful when you are angry or proud or righteous? Do you feel like you’ve made progress and your anger, pride or righteousness is going to get you what you want?

I certainly know it can feel that way!

Letting Go The Pathway to Surrender by Dr. David R. HawkinsBut in truth, there is no power in any of those energy fields! The energy fields of anger, pride and righteousness are actually destructive and downward pulling and really do nothing for you with one exception…

If you are coming from lower levels of consciousness, you will pass through some of the lower level energy fields above where you are coming from. This will feel good to you because you are entering into an energy field with more power, but you need to step into courage (and out of anger, pride, and righteousness or whatever low-level emotion you may feel)  in order to affect change and really start to feel better.

(This is a whole other topic unto itself, which I’ll have to get to in another post.  You can, however, find out more in Dr. Hawkin’s book: Letting Go, the Pathway to Surrender, an excellent book on how to work your way through buried, suppressed, repressed and unexpressed emotions that need a conscious outlet.)


What Is Consciousness?

"Consciousness is the substrate of existence, the key to the theory of everything"

According to

Dr. David R. HawkinsEach person experiences the world according to his position and point of observation within Consciousness, the infinite field. As Consciousness is subjectively experienced, disagreement about what is real, significant, and true manifests as heated conversations, breakdowns of communication, tribalism, social conflict, scientific cloisters, civil unrest, or even war. However, because Consciousness exists before all phenomena and experience, it is THE unifying field that circumscribes all perceptual versions of reality, transcends truth vs. falsehood, and stands as the key to the theory of everything.

statement based on the teachings of David R. Hawkins regarding consciousness calibration.


Ok, so let’s get to the meat of the matter and why you came here! Let’s get to understanding levels of consciousness, where higher levels of consciousness hang out and how to kick start your own awakening consciousness.

Power vs Force by Dr. David R. HawkinsLet me introduce you to The Map of Consciousness®, as introduced to the world in Dr. Hawkins renowned book Power vs Force. A scale of the levels of consciousness developed over decades of research, 1,000’s of calibrations on 1,000’s of topics using 1,000’s of people for testing.

The map is based on a logarithmic scale of 1 – 1000. 1 is equivalent to 10 to the 1st power, whereas 1,000 is 10 to the 1000th power.

As you move up the scale the power BECOMES ENORMOUS (This is the land of MEGAWATTS AND GIGAWATTS, metaphorically speaking) because of the nature of logarithms!

There are some key areas on the map that Dr. Hawkins considers “gateways” to higher levels and require stepping into courage, willingness to accept responsibility for your own life,  accepting you are the creator of your own experience, understanding higher levels of reason, and rational thought and love and spiritual truths.

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Further Defining Consciousness

Discover 1001 Ways to Higher ConsciousnessDr. David R. Hawkins, recognized for his work on mapping consciousness, approached the subject intending to quantify and describe the varying levels of human consciousness, both in individual and collective experiences.

Grounded in a combination of psychological theory, spiritual insight, and subjective experiential analysis, Hawkins proposed that consciousness encompasses a spectrum of states that reflect a person’s emotional development and spiritual evolution.

In Hawkins’s framework, consciousness is not simply awareness but also includes the totality of the human experience, including our capacity for emotion, perception, and enlightenment.

Hawkins’s Map of Consciousness, detailed in his book “Power vs. Force” and simplified in his book “The Map of Consciousness Explained,” delineates various levels of human consciousness on a calibrated logarithmic scale of 0 to 1000, where each level corresponds to specific emotional states, intellectual levels of understanding, basis in the physical world, God views, and personal self-views.

In simple terms, consciousness can be seen as the lens through which an individual perceives, interacts with, and imparts meaning to the world. Lower levels on the scale are associated with negative emotions such as shame, guilt, and fear, which can hinder personal growth. In contrast, higher levels signify more profound states of love, joy, peace, and enlightenment, indicating a heightened sense of unity with all existence and an acknowledgment of life’s intrinsic value and interconnectedness. Emphasizing a nonlinear, experiential reality, Hawkins’s concept of consciousness surpasses mere cognitive awareness and incorporates the totality of subjective human experience.

Consciousness Calibration of Courage is 200 and is the 1st level of consciousness that has true power and makes a difference in life

Stepping Into Courage Will Make a Difference in Your Life

The Consciousness  Level of Courage is a gateway at 200 on  Dr. David R. Hawkins  Scale of Consciousness®

Courage is the 1st energy field that becomes positively oriented, powerful (to manifest more positive outcomes for yourself), and to have a relatively enjoyable life.  Courage (200)  is required to let go of lower level emotions and break free of lower level attractor fields. It is also required to be able to look at yourself honestly (475) and be willing to address fears (100), grievances (75), resentments (150), judgements and criticisms (175), and all forms of victimhood and allow the energy behind them all to come up and be released. (Again the book Letting Go, the Pathway to Surrender can help with this process!)

You will make a difference in many areas of your life when you step into courage on anything.

Consciousness Calibration of Neutral on the Map of Consciousness is 250 and can make a difference in your life when you step into the freedom of this level

Becoming Neutral & Letting Go of Being Right Will Make a Difference in Your Life

The Consciousness Level of Neutrality is 250 on The Map of Consciousness®

I personally discovered neutrality when I let go of having to control anything or anyone. This discovery came about as a teenager. I was constantly in a power struggle with my mother. When I finally let go and let her “be right” I was introduced to FREEDOM!

Now don’t misunderstand the significance of Neutrality! It is NOT passivity (185). It is enormously more powerful at 10 to the 250th power. There are no Watts in passivity, no power. Whereas there are “watts” and energetic power in neutrality at 250.

The higher level of consciousness of neutrality (250) is a level where you do not feel the need to hold a position on anything. You understand and accept that you don’t necessarily have the full awareness of all topics and you just don’t feel the need to have to “be right” at all! If you experience this level, you are generally trusting, patient, cordial and content. You “get” that “having to be right” pulls you down from your energy field of contentment.

Who needs that?

Neutral people don’t….and guess what? They have TRUE power!

If you really want to make a difference in your life, step into neutral on all of your own positionalities and simply allow others theirs without resistance.

Consciousness Calibration of Willingness is 350 it makes a difference in life to understand this

Letting Go of Resistance & Becoming Willing Will Make a Difference in Your Life

The Consciousness Level of Willingness is 310 on Dr. David R. Hawkins Scale of Consciousness®

Willingness is a leap up in power over neutrality at 10 to the 310th power. The higher consciousness level here is the land of people of good will!

People living at this consciousness level are generally easy going, at ease with themselves and others and are positive contributors to life and those around them. They are generally recognized and appreciated for their contributions and can advance in their careers rather quickly.

To become willing is a powerplay in consciousness that can really make a difference in your life. It is also the same energy as intention. Consistently using intention in the production and presentation of her show, Oprah Winfrey was able to align herself with significantly higher power and not only make a difference in her life, but the lives of millions thorughout the world.

Check out this consciously curated video I discovered on this topic with Oprah Winfrey in discussion with renowned spiritual leader Gary Zukav discussing the power of intention.

You can make a difference in your life when you step into acceptance that you are the creator of your own experience

Accepting Full Responsibility for Your Like Will Make a Huge Difference

The Consciousness Level of Acceptance is 350 on The Map of Consciousness®

Dr. Hawkins considers this higher level of consciousness another significant “spiritual gateway” as, at this level, you are willing to accept you are the creator of your own experience in life.

This (energetically) requires that you let go of victimhood and take responsibility for every aspect of your life. You can no longer blame anyone or anything outside of yourself. Trust me, I know it can feel good to blame others, especially your parents, family and “supposed enemies”, but there’s no reward for that, only continued manifestation of what you don’t really want.

Suppose you are followers of Esther & Jerry Hicks and the Teachings of Abraham. In that case, you may be very familiar with this concept as they always ask you to “be willing to accept you are the creator of your own experience.” This consciousness calibration puts this request into context. This is where the power to manifest your dreams and highest intentions comes into your experience.

Albert Einstein QuoteThis is also the consciousness level where problems are solved! To solve a problem, you need to access this level of consciousness. Albert Einstein is commonly quoted as saying,

“You can’t solve a problem from the level of consciousness that created it.”

When you hit the level of the 300’s on the scale of consciousness, you are in a significant position to make a difference in life, your life, and many others!

In fact, people calibrating in the 300s offset the negativity of 90,000 people below the integrous level of 200 on the map.

If you want to “Be the change you want to see in the world”, focus on your awakening consciousness and set your intentions to align with higher levels of consciousness in the attractor fields of 300 and above.

If you really want to make a difference in your life, then step into this powerful level of acceptance that you are the creator of your own experience and start taking responsibility for every aspect of your life.

Consciousness Calibration of Reason and the mind is 400 - understanding this can make a difference in your life

It’s No Wonder Higher Eductation Can Make a Big Difference in Your Life

The Consciousness Level of Reason and the Mind is 400 on The Map of Consciousness®

This level of consciousness is extremely powerful and shows evidence of its existence in scholarly pursuits, science, research, and technology. In fact, many well-known geniuses calibrated at 499 on the scale of human consciousness, including Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, and Carl Jung. This level of consciousness has helped create a powerful society and landscape of prosperity in the United States and other countries.

This points to a reason why higher education can be helpful to many people as it opens up the mind and new possibilities you can’t necessarily see on your own. Again, Albert Einstein said, “You can’t solve a problem from the level of consciousness that created it.” You need to steep yourself in higher education, higher thinking, heartfelt contemplation, and, for some, scholarly pursuits to align with this field.

Something I always LOVE to share….the mind (400)  is far more powerful than the body, in fact, a quantum leap more powerful than the body which calibrates at 200 on the Map of Consciousness.

Whatever you tell yourself about your body, the body will agree! So my advice is to start Lovin’ on that body of yours if you aren’t already doing that!?!

Consciousness Calibration of LOVE is 500 Understand this an you can make a difference in your life

Understanding the Power & Nature of Love Will Make a Difference in Your Life

The Consciousness Level of Love is 500 on Dr. Hawkins Scale of Consciousness®

Dr. Hawkins considers this a significant “spiritual gateway” as many at the 400 level have a hard time letting go of the linear mind, and stepping into faith trust and understanding that LOVE is a quantum leap in power and truth from the mind!

This is HUGE!

This is where geniuses get stuck!

If you really want to make a difference in your life, then understanding this can be the key to unlock the door.

If nothing else….use understanding, rationality and the mind to “get” that LOVE is way more powerful than any of us may have ever understood!

Likely, the reason many of us would never accept this in the absence of scientific proof is that very few people on the planet EVER  reach this level of consciousness!!! So, something to aspire to in some aspect of your life.

I recommend choosing some area of your life that you can freely give and feel love. For me, after experiencing horrific trauma, I had to look at things that were easy for me to love, so I always chose babies and animals.

What can you choose to LOVE today and start building up your vibration for love in your life?

So let me provide a little more context.

Dr. Hawkins scale of consciousness is quantum by virtue of its logarithmic calculations. The higher you go up the scale, the more quantum in nature each point on the map becomes.

In fact, consciousness calibrations calibrate as “true” the fact that most people only raise their level of consciousness about 5 points on the map in their lifetime and whatever consciousness level you are born with tends to stay the same or go up on average 5 points.

We all are a mixed bag of consciousness as we have many issues and interests in life that would calibrate at different levels. Our highest level of consciousness will dominate our lives, though we all still have lower levels of consciousness (under 200) we can be working through.

I didn’t cover the lower levels of consciousness (0-199) or the higher levels of consciousness (541-1000), as I will address these in other blog posts.

Only 15% of the world calibrates above 200 on the Map of Consciousness and 50% of the United States.

So how can you make a difference in the world?

  • Let go of all negativity in your own consciousness, likely coming up from repressed, suppressed and unexpressed emotions. See Dr. Hawkins book below, Letting Go the Pathway to Surrender.
  • Focus your attention on the higher consciousness levels and intend to align with those attractor fields. This is easier to do AFTER letting go of lower level emotions.
  • Be conscious of your feelings. Don’t dismiss them. They’re just “old news” though and they don’t mean anything!

This topic warrants another blog post, so stay tuned!

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Where’s the Best Place to Start Understanding Consciousness Levels?

Start with the most pristine source of this valuable gift to mankind! Start with the books by Dr. David R. Hawkins. For beginners I highly recommend you start with The Map of Consciousness Explained as it is easier to understand than his first and most renowned book Power vs Force.

I also recommend my podcast Your Weekly Dose of Higher Consciousness which you can download on your platform of choice here.

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All calibrations are based on Dr. David R. Hawkins decades of research into consciousness, and the Map of Consciousness that came from this research, so as to put into context where true, constructive power really exists and where it doesn’t.

The Map of Consciousness is a logarithmic scale of 0-1,000, where 100 on the Map of Consciousness is 10 to the 100th power, 200 is 10 to the 200th power, etc. The higher you go up on the Map of Consciousness, the more quantum in nature the power level comes.

Any calibration below 200 holds no truth and no power and is destructive in nature.

TRUE POWER begins at 200 on the Map of Consciousness (10 to the 200th power) and it is the level of COURAGE. In order to turn around anything that’s negatively oriented in your life, you need to step into courage on the matter in order to do so.

If you really want to make a difference in your life and the life of others, align with the Map of Consciousness® and come into a significant understanding of true power.