posted on Mar, 25 2012 @ 08:17 PM
So recently I have seen two threads about the power of love and the power of joy and I thought it was about time to write my thread about this book I
have been reading. This truly profound book called "Power vs. Force" by Dr. David R. Hawkins has really given some amazing insight into our world
that encapsulates what we know in fields of psychology, philosophy, religion, kinesiology and much more.
Levels of Consciousness
In this book the essential teaching is about the levels of consciousness and how they correspond to a specific level of power (log^x). The science
behind the levels is quite controversial however the levels of consciousness themselves carry quite a lot of credibility whether or not the science
behind the calculations adds up.
Shame - 20 - leads to conscious suicide, Freud determined it produces neurosis, destructive to emotional and psychological health
Guilt - 30 -used to manipulate and punish, unconscious guilt leads to psychosomatic disease, accident proneness
Apathy - 50 - poverty, despair, hopelessness
Grief - 75
Fear - 100 - this is the level most media and advertising play at
Desire - 125 - this is a level that can push people into higher levels or can get them stuck in addiction. Interestingly alcohol and drugs are deemed
to suppress lower levels (shame, grief...) allowing users to reach higher levels temporarily. This temporary state leads to addiction. However shamans
use psychedelics to achieve enlightenment which can have a permanent change on their consciousness although the enlightenment is temporary.
Anger - 150
Pride - 175
Courage - 200 - Life is exciting and challenging
Neutrality - 250 - taking positions creates polarization
Willingness - 310 - people are genuinely friendly with everyone and helpful to the good of society
Acceptance - 350 -
Reason - 400 - The level of Freud and Einstein, easy to become infatuated with concepts and theories and miss the essential point
Love - 500 - not what is depicted in the media. Love is unconditional, unchanging and permanent. Loving is a state of being, forgiving, nurturing and
supporting. It emanates from the heart with the capacity to life others and accomplish great feats (earlier in the book he gives an example of how a
woman lifted a car of her friend to save their life)
Joy - 540 - arising from each moment of existence, desire to use one's state for the benefit of life itself rather than particular individuals.
Peace - 600 -transcendence, self realization and God consciousness - 1 in 10million people
Enlightenment - 700-1000 - Lord Jesus Christ, Lord Buddha and Lord Krishna
In our day to day life we may experience different levels of consciousness temporarily, however there is typically 1 or 2 that we average out to in
general. Also level 200 Courage is the first level that is considered "Power" or in the realm of positivity while everything below is considered
"force" or negativity. The world used to be on average 195 but recently have reached 207 according the Dawkins. Although we are at 207, 75% of
people are below 200, but since this is a logarithmic scale, it takes only a few people at higher states to counterbalance the rest of humanity.
He also talks about how the manuscripts of each religion rank all really high on his scale (Mahayana Buddhism is the highest but Christianity and the
other religions are pretty close), the actions of organized religions have typically acted upon the level of consciousness incited by the individuals
(pride in the case of wars, fear in the case of sin fear mongerers).
Just reading about the levels of consciousness is supposed to lift your own state of consciousness (if only temporarily) and I did in fact experience
My personal experience, I run 5km twice a week and at the point of time it was still a very tough run (especially since I do the run after 1.5 hours
of physically intense training). I was running while I was thinking about to this book and thought of the section about sports where it says that the
greatest athletes don't do it for themselves but for everyone. At this moment I focused on the world and said "I am doing this run not for myself,
but for the benefit of the world," instantly I felt this tingling wave come over my body (yes I am aware of runner's high but this was something
more than I have ever experienced) and I kept inside my mind a image of Lord Jesus Christ, Lord Buddha and Lord Vishnu and I was relieved of all my
pain and ran faster than I ever had.
This book is amazing, there is so much more inside this book, I recommend that those interested READ IT. There are so many brilliant chapters I can't
even remember all the information to share with you all!!!