Foundational Basics #3: The Map of Consciousness® Explained: The Lower Levels of Consciousness. In order to put this podcast, “Your Weekly Dose of Higher Consciousness” into context, it is helpful to have some awareness of The Map of Consciousness® Check out this week’s essential understandings here.


Why Does It Matter to Put the Lower Levels of Consciousness Into Context?

In order to put this consciousness podcast, “Your Weekly Dose of Higher Consciousness” into context, it is helpful to have some awareness of The Map of Consciousness®

It’s highly beneficial to understand the lower consciousness levels so that you don’t “get stuck” in these destructive attractor fields.

To put lower consciousness levels into context, its helpful to know that, according to consciousness research:

In other words, only 15% of the population of the planet is of higher consciousness. This is not to depress you, but help you understand where we are at in the evolution of consciousness of the planet.

And guess what?

We all chose to be here (at a spirit level) knowing that it serves the highest good of spirit. I did a review of The Soul’s Gift that goes a bit deeper into this level of understanding and the journey of the Soul.

Many people will come into the lower levels of consciousness known as anger and righteous pride and feel better.

Its good to “feel better”.

You have come into more “power” in consciousness. But operating from the level of anger or pride is still “stuck” in self-destructive patterns and attractor fields.

To feel the shift in consciousness from lower to higher is palpable and freeing.

Anger and pride is still resistance, inflation and scorn.

The goal in awakening consciousness is to step into courage, neutrality, willingness, acceptance, forgiveness, understanding and love.


Lower Levels of Consciousness Explained:

Today’s episode of Your Weekly Dose of Higher Consciousness reviews some of the lower levels of consciousness that calibrate at 199 or below on the Map of Consciousness®.

Those lower levels of consciousness include:

  • Shame at 20 (10 to the 20th power)
  • Guilt at 30 ( 10 to the 30th power)
  • Apathy at 50 (10 to the 50th power)
  • Grief at 75 (10 to t)he 75th power)
  • Fear at 100 (10 to the 100th power)
  • Desire at 125 (10 to the 125th power)
  • Anger at 150 (10 to the 150th power)
  • Pride at 175 (10 to the 175th power)

Continue reading (below) as I go a bit deeper and explain each level of lower consciousness.

A consciousness shift may happen more easily when you encounter lower consciousness levels. You will become self-aware of them and be able to move through them, let them go in a conscious way, and understand the process of awakening consciousness.

Next up is Foundational Basics #4: An Answer to the Question. “What is Consciousness?”

If you missed the Foundational Basics #2: Higher Levels of Consciousness Explained, you can watch here.

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How Can You Make a Shift in Consciousness?

A shift in consciousness can come about with understanding the Map of Consciousness®.

You need to become aware of the lower levels of consciousness as well as the higher ones.

The ways the various levels of human consciousness express themselves are profound and far-reaching. Levels below 200 are detrimental to life in both the individual and society at large; those above 200 are constructive expressions of power. The decisive level of 200 is the fulcrum that divides the general areas of force and power-Truth from falsehood. Dr. David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D.

Let’s start with the lowest levels of consciousness and move our way up.

Lower Level of Consciousness Known as Shame

Shame is the hateful perception you have of yourself

If you have a hateful view of yourself, you are running SHAME in your life

SHAME calibrates at 20 on the Map or 10 to the 20th power.

This is the lowest level of consciousness (LOC)on this Map.

I will use the metaphor of “gas in the tank” that I have used in other posts and broadcasts to help you understand energy and “power” as it relates to consciousness.

Any level below 200 has no “gas in the tank.”

You can’t get to where you want to go very easily without help.

When operating below 200, and certainly at the LOC of SHAME, you need help!

Levels this low can manifest as suicide, and certainly, no one will live to live. The PROCESS at this level is ELIMINATION. The energy for suicide is present. You will experience a HATEFUL  self-view and feelings of HUMILIATION.

To SHAME anybody is really low vibe and only hurts you in the long run as there are karmic consequences.

It’s a projection of your own shame residing within you.

Let the mind help you now.

Understand that SHAME is simply a lifetime of suppressed and repressed emotions. You, and most of us, didn’t know any better about how to deal with shame. It’s especially challenging when you are shamed by a parent, loved one, or beloved teacher as a child.

The energy of shame starts to attract more experiences to feel shameful about. This is not a personal thing in reality. It’s a magnetic and impersonal attractor field you have entangled yourself in unwittingly.

Now that you know this, you can stop blaming others for making you feel guilty and ashamed.

Learn how to let go of shame and guilt here and you stop attracting experiences that are a match this part of your energy field. Learn about the mechanism of letting go here.

You may also want to check out one of our curated life lessons. An interview by Oprah Winfrey with Brene Brown on the topic of dealing with shame here.

Guilt is the Next Lowest Level of Consciousness

Guilt is one of the lowest levels of consciousness

When you point the finger of BLAME, there are 3 fingers pointing right back at you

GUILT  calibrates at 30 on the Map.

The EMOTION  going on at this level is BLAME.

Its no wonder we really don’t like it when someone else wants to make us feel GUILTY. It’s a projection of their own feelings of guilt and wanting to blame someone outside of themselves for how they feel.

Unfortunately, none of us gets through life without feeling guilty about something and holding onto that guilt and shame. As kids we don’t know any better unless we were allowed to express how we feel.

In the absence of naturally expressing how we feel, emotions get buried and suppressed.

When this happens, we then become a magnet for experiences of feeling guilty.

This  lower LOC is also highly destructive and can lead to suicide. In fact, the PROCESS going on at this level is DESTRUCTION.

The self-view is Evil. Eeeeks!!!

There is no “gas in the tank” to help yourself out of this level if you feel or perceive yourself in this light.

It takes significant self-awareness to make a shift in consciousness without help here.

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The Level of Apathy is the Land of Hopeless

Apathy is the level of true despair and hopelessness

Apathy is the level of true despair and hopelessness.

APATHY calibrates at 50 on the Map.

This is where the energy of true DESPAIR can be found and witnessed throughout the world. There is more than enough of this level of consciousness in the world.

People at this level and below need help!

Please remember, we are all a mixed bag of consciousness on a wide variety of topics. Just because we may feel shame, guilt, and apathy on some topics does not necessarily mean we can’t become self-aware and help ourselves out of it.

That’s the intention of this podcast and videocast, Your Weekly Dose of Higher Consciousness…to bring the Map onto your awareness and assist you in making a shift in consciousness on any topic.

You have known when you are feeling apathetic and hopeless. This signals to you that you need to wake up to the signal and shift your consciousness to another level.

A simple understanding is to access a higher level of consciousness like courage or neutral or willingness to get yourself out of this level.

In the absence of the ability to make this big of a leap, then know that if you start to feel GRIEF, then you are accessing more power and moving up the Map to the level known as GREIF.

POVERTY and HOMELESSNESS are likely at this deficient level of consciousness.

Again, this low level of consciousness likely needs outside help.

Grief is the Next Consciousness Level on the Low End

GRIEF calibrates at 75 on the Map or 10 to the 75th power.

Most of us will suffer some grief in our lives.

That grief can be due to many things like:

  • Grief and loss is part of the human experience

    Grief and loss are part of the human experience.

    Death of a family member or friend,

  • Loss of a job,
  • A breakup or divorce,
  • Loss of a child,
  • Death of a beloved pet,
  • Imprisonment,
  • Loss of a limb,
  • or news of significant health challenges, etc…

However, there are more than enough stories of people who have overcome grief and loss and find the “Silver Lining” in the suffering.

A pathway to recovering from grief is continuously widened in consciousness from those who transcend this level of consciousness and illuminate this light of way.

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Coming Up the Map is a Shift in Consciousness to Fear

Fear is a shift in consciousness and a natural progression up on the Map of Consciousness

Fear is a shift in consciousness and a natural progression upon the Map of Consciousness.

Are you kidding me?!?

Do you have to go from GRIEF to FEAR?

How can that be better?

FEAR calibrates at 100 on the Map of Consciousness® or 10 to the 100th power.

If you’ve been experiencing GRIEF and you are now feeling FEAR, then this is a good sign you are moving out of grief and loss.

So what would some common fears be based on the examples of GRIEF I gave above?

In the case of divorce or death of a loved one or head of household, fears could be something like:

  • How am I going to support myself?
  • How am I going to be able to take care of my kids?
  • Where am I going to live (if you have to move or sell common property)?
  • I’m never going to get married again. Who will have me?

When you are in FEAR, your GOD view is that God is punishing. You need to become aware of this as the consequence of having this conscious or unconscious view of God or Divinity can be really punishing in your life’s circumstances. I speak about this here.

According to the advanced spiritual teachings of Dr. David R. Hawkins, FEAR is the greatest illusion we have. FEAR really doesn’t exist.

I fully embraced this understanding as I have been in the depths of hell and unimaginable low levels of consciousness. There is seemingly nowhere to turn except to God. It’s good to become aware of this lower level of consciousness and view of God.

When I heard Dr. Hawkins speak from his higher level of awareness, I understood it was highly beneficial for me to accept this and step into significant courage when needed.

Desire is a Low Level of Consciousness

Desire is unrelenting disappointment

Desire is the experience of unrelenting disappointment and enslavement. Photo by Liza Summer from Pexels

I know that many of us are taught to want what we want, but when it comes from the level of consciousness known as DESIRE, it’s not ideal, but it is helpful if you are coming out of lower levels like fear and grief.

DESIRE calibrates at 125 on the Map of Consciousness, or 10 to the 125th power.

It’s considered a lower consciousness level because the energy is disappointing. You never get what you want, so there’s this unfulfilled craving and feeling like God is denying you everything.

Believe me, I know!

It was definitely a feeling of ENSLAVEMENT, which is the process going on at this level.

Again, if you are coming up from a lower level like APATHY, it’s a good sign to actually WANT something again!

However, you need to understand that this level of wanting is forever disappointing.

The way out of it is to be as grateful as you can be for what you do have and untangle the perceptions of “not enough”. If you can’t feel any appreciation or thankfulness, then I recommend stepping into courage and neutrality as best you can.

Let go of DESIRE.

Be content with enough and surrender this feeling to a power greater than your own. That would be courage (LOC 200), neutrality (LOC 250), willingness (LOC 310), and acceptance (LOC 350).


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Albert Einstein is quoted as saying, “You can’t solve a problem from the level of consciousness that created it.”


We’re Almost Out of Lower Consciousness in Anger

Anger is aggressive and hatefulANGER calibrates at 150 or 10 to the 150th power on the Map of Consciousness®

Anger “feels good” when it comes up from the lower levels. It “feels good” because you, in fact, have more power in your consciousness to move up the Map.

Unfortunately for the ego, you have to let go of anger to come into true power at the level of courage at 200 on the Map.

Anger is a useful emotion sometimes as it helps you stand up for yourself. This type of anger would possibly be calibrated as honest dissent (LOC 215).

So, you need to be aware of what anger feels like and the useful purpose.

To be angry and grateful as a predominant level of consciousness is detrimental to all of your life, including:

  • Relationships,
  • Career and Jobs,
  • Family Harmony,
  • Physical Health, and
  • Financial Wellbeing.

It’s inadvisable to hang out here.

A good indicator that your anger is getting out of hand and bringing you down the tubes is feeling hatred.

This happened to me and I realized I needed to turn it around before I became hateful and hurtful to others.

I am not a hateful person by nature (in fact it is NOT the nature of any of us!).

The way out of anger is learning how to let go of it in a conscious and willing way.

There are so many people “Googling” “how to let go of anger”, I did an entire episode on Dr. Hawkins’s mechanism of letting go here.

Many of us, including myself, are taught to suppress and repress anger. In fact, I prided myself on not being angered by much of anything.

But beware!

Once you decide to walk a more loving, accepting, constructive path in life, anger and rage will rear their ugly little head!

I have experienced this firsthand. I never imagined I had so much anger and rage brewing within me.

Letting Go The Pathway to Surrender by Dr. David R. HawkinsFortunately, I learned how to let go of anger from Dr. Hawkins’s bestselling book Letting Go, The Pathway to Surrender. It’s been so effective for me I created Your Weekly Dose of Higher Consciousness podcast and videocast to address the “letting go” process.

When you learn how to let go of any block or obstacle to a higher consciousness you will feel a significant shift in consciousness, an awakening of sorts.

It comes as a relief and a step into some freedom.

Be Aware: When you release anger from your energy system, you no longer attract experiences to trigger anger. There isn’t any energetic “match” in your consciousness to invite it in.

I kid you not!

“Pride Goeth Before the Fall”

Pride goeth before the fall has context now

Pride goeth before the fall has context now

I think Jesus, or whomever, said this quote knew what they were talking about!

PRIDE is the first level of lower consciousness at 175 or 10 to the 175th power.

How do you know you’ve fallen down the slippery slope of PRIDE?

Become self-aware.

Listen to yourself.

Feel yourself.

Are you feeling demanding & scornful?

Are you wanting to be right and make others wrong?

Are you over-inflating the truth about yourself and your life?

These are are all indicators that you are stuck in PRIDE in some area of your life.

PRIDE is a dominant level in our world. Because it is, you may have some belief that PRIDE is a “good thing”.

To put PRIDE into context, the energy of the “typical politician” is 180 on the Map. PRIDE is their “Field” of consciousness.

At this level, it is destructive, divisive, negatively oriented, downward-pulling, and it “juices” the core of the narcissistic ego.

There’s no “gas in the tank” to get where you want to go at this level.

You need to learn how to let go of this as well.

But let me share a story with you…when I learned how to let go of anger and felt myself in the energy of RIGHTEOUS PRIDE, I knew I was making progress!

In the absence of the awareness of the Map of Consciousness I could have easily stayed in RIGHTEOUS PRIDE thinking I was “all that” and heading on the “right track”.

Now don’t confuse Love of Country and love and appreciation of others or yourself be mistaken for this type of pride. Love and appreciation is the level of consciousness of LOVE consciousness and above.

Again, we all need to learn how to let go of the lower levels of consciousness and remove the obstacles to who we really are.

COURAGE is the gateway to higher consciousness and true power. That journey begins here.

About Your Happy Host of Your Weekly Dose of Higher Consciousness:

Liz Gracia is a transformational leader, inspirational speaker and lecturer, and spiritual teacher of consciousness. She is on a mission, through this podcast and YouTube Channel (  to contribute to the reduction of human suffering on all levels and an ambitious vision to assist in raising the level of consciousness of the planet from about 207 to 250 on the Map of Consciousness®.

You can connect with Liz on the website

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All calibrations are based on Dr. David R. Hawkins’s 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.