Understanding Levels of Consciousness Can Open You Up to Truth and Authentic Power
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:
- Healing and
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’d like 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 energy) as a metaphor for 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 renowned Map of Consciousness®
How Can Understanding Levels of Consciousness Make a Difference in Your Life?
Well, 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 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 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!
But 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.)
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.
Let 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.
The Level of Consciousness of Courage is a gateway at 200 on The Map 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!)
The Level of Consciousness 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!
The Level of Consciousness of Willingness is 310 on The Map 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 level of consciousness 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.
The Level of Consciousness 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.
If you are followers of Esther & Jerry Hicks and the Teachings of Abraham, you may be very familiar with this concept as they are always asking 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 come into your experience.
This is also the level of consciousness where problems are solved! If you want to solve a problem, you need to access this level of consciousness to do so. In fact, Albert Einstein is commonly quoted as saying,
“You can’t solve a problem from the level consciousness that created it.”
When you hit the level of the 300’s on The Map of Consciousness® you are in a significant position to make a difference in life, your life and that of mny others!
In fact people calibrating in the 300’s 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”, put your focus on your own awakening consciousness and set your intentions to align with higher levels of consciousness in the attractor fields of 300 and above.
The Level of Consciousness 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 Map of Consciousness including Albert Einstein, Isacc 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, and 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 may be telling yourself about your own body, the body will agree! So my advice is to start Lovin’ on that body of yours if you aren’t already doing that!?!
The Level of Consciousness of Love is 500 on The Map 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 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.
The Map of Consciousness scale 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 levels of consciousness 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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NOTES ABOUT CONSCIOUSNESS CALIBRATIONs IN GENERAL:
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.