THE MAP OF CONSCIOUSNESS – HAWKINS’ SCALE
POWER VS. FORCE by David Hawkins
By Carla M. Thompson, RN BscN; January 19, 2012, Copyright 2012
The Map of Consciousness was created by Dr. David Hawkins, a psychiatrist, who experienced several life-altering events throughout his life. Following each event, he noticed a change in his state of consciousness from an ego-based/ mind focus to a completely overwhelming state of overpowering bliss where he felt a constant, steady connection with the “Presence”.
With this dramatic change in his level of consciousness, he decided that he must pursue the reason why it had changed and how he could describe the changes to help mankind in the pursuit of enlightenment. His driving desire was to “address the causes of the endless stream of spiritual distress and human suffering”.(2)
The Map of Consciousness is a numerical scale whereby one can measure positive from negative, power from force and truth from falsehood. Dr. Hawkins believes that every word, every thought, and every intention creates what is called a morphogenetic field, or attractor field, and that these energy fields can be measured by a very simple process. This process is a well-established science known as Kinesiology. Kinesiology is defined as the study of muscles and their movements, especially as applied to physical conditioning. The study of kinesiology first gained scientific attention from the work of Dr. George Goodheart, who pioneered the specialty he called Applied Kinesiology, after finding that benign physical stimuli such as beneficial vitamin and mineral supplements would increase the strength of certain indicator muscles, whereas hostile stimuli would cause those muscles to suddenly weaken.
In the late 1970s, Dr. John Diamond refined this specialty into Behavioral Kinesiology where indicator muscles would strengthen or weaken in the presence of positive or negative physical, emotional and intellectual stimuli.
Dr. Hawkins’ research took Dr. Diamond’s technique several steps further, by discovering that this kinesiologic response conveys man’s capacity to differentiate not only positive from negative stimuli, but also anabolic from catabolic, and very dramatically, truth from falsity. The Map of Consciousness reflects millions of calibrations of statements, thoughts, photos, art, music, influential world leaders in every discipline and in almost every area of human endeavour. The research carried on for over 20 years to come up effectively with an anatomy of consciousness that reflects the entire human condition.
The Kinesiological test can use either one or two persons.
When using the Two Person Method, one person stands while holding one arm out laterally, parallel to the ground. The second person, faces the first person and presses down firmly and quickly with two fingers on the first subjects extended wrist, while saying “resist” (against the downward pressure). This is done to test the spring in the arm. When the muscle can “lock” the shoulder joint against the push, a “strong” response is noted. If it fails to “lock” a “weak” response is noted. Occasionally, there are some people who are not able to resist in any manner the pressure on their wrist, and Dr. Hawkins explains that it may be due to having a negative health condition or perhaps due to exposure to weakening energy fields.
It is important to keep the testing situation impersonal – refrain from smiling, personal comments, free from noise, music or any distractions for either party. Eyeglasses and all other metal objects must be removed from each subject, including jewelry (rings, bracelets and necklaces). Hats also alter the results so they must also be removed. To improve concentration, have the test subject close their eyes.
If a subject repeatedly goes weak, the examiner’s voice should be evaluated using other test subjects.
The trial run: The test subject is asked to think of someone they love, while the tester presses down on their wrist, firmly and quickly. A normal subject will go quite strong and be able to easily resist the pressure. Next, have the person think of someone they hate, fear or resent. A normal subject will go very weak and be unable to resist the downward pressure on their wrist. Do a series of tests to establish a consistent response. Some examples of predictable responses include the following:
Test Weak Test Strong
Joseph Stalin……………………………………………………………Mahatma Ghandi
Gangster Rap music……………………….…………………………Classical music
After it is established that the test subject reacts reliably and is in a normal state, proceed with the topic under investigation by making declarative statements. Questions should always be posed as a declaration of fact; Always preface the investigation with this statement, “I have permission to make an inquiry into ___________________(the specific topic).” (Y/N) The statement may be made by either the questioner or the test subject. Each time a question is stated, the test subject is told to resist and the tester presses down quickly with two fingers on the test subject’s extended wrist.
So, as an example of a two person test: Statement: “On a scale of 1 to 1,000 with 1 being the lowest level of truth and consciousness and 1,000 being the highest level of truth and consciousness, this article measures at level 200 (Y/N); at 300 (Y/N); at 400 (Y/N) and so on, and can even be refined right down to the exact number if that is what the tester wishes. As soon as the arm “breaks”and loses its strength, the number is immediately known to be below the number where the arm has gone weak.
For the One Person Method, the tester makes an “O” ring with the thumb and forefinger of each hand. One “O” ring from one hand is placed inside the “O” ring of the other hand. The tester then firmly holds the rings closed and tries to break the link by pulling on one side. For example, if the tester is right-handed, the left “O” ring is held strong at all times and the ring on the right hand becomes the one that will stay strong or break according to the statement tested. The right hand on a right-handed individual offers more sensitivity when assessing strength versus weakness. If one is left-handed, the left hand would afford a more accurate assessment of whether the test is “strong” or “weak”.
When the results are “true”, the “O” is strong and it’s difficult to pull the thumb and forefinger apart. A “no” makes them quite weak and the “O” is easy to separate. This method takes a lot of testing to create the reliability and accuracy of the results. The same principles apply in terms of making the environment quiet and removing jewelry, especially rings and watches.
An example of a One Person Test: Statement: “On a scale of 1 to 1,000 with 1 being the lowest level of truth and consciousness and 1,000 being the highest level of truth and consciousness, this article measures at level ____” : The tester “pulls” BY COLUMN, starting with the Hundreds column, then moving to the Tens column, and finally to the Ones column. When starting with the Hundreds column, the tester will COUNT the pulls, until the ring breaks. The number BELOW where the ring breaks is the final number. For example, if it breaks at 9, then the number 8 is the correct number for the Hundreds column [8–]. The tester then moves on to the Tens column and starts pulling again, starting at number 1 and moving up to 9; if the ring breaks at 8, then the “true” number is 7 [87-]; and the same procedure is done in the one’s column. If the ring breaks at 4, then the “true”number is 3 .
Let’s say you want to see if this article measures at level 200. If the article does not measure at 200, then each “pull” in EACH COLUMN, will break (= “Not True”) Remember, you are measuring the truth of the Statement. For example the tester counts each “pull” of the ring – If the article measures at 500, then the “Truth” is that the article does not measure at level 200. This can require a lot of time to narrow down the actual level, and some time can be saved by asking if the article measures BETWEEN two chosen levels, such as “BETWEEN 500 and 550” for example. And if the article measures between these two numbers then the tester will get a high reading such as 800 or higher; (ie Hundreds column:one (doesn’t break = “strong”), two (doesn’t break = strong), three (doesn’t break = strong) and right on up through nine where it will then break: this equals 800. The ten’s column may break anywhere from 1 through 9, and same with the one’s column. The answer of 800 plus tells us that it is TRUE, the article measures between 500 and 550. This method allows a person to test statements on their own for quick results but requires a lot of practice to get reliable results!
Another way to phrase the statements would be to say “In the name of the highest good, _________calibrates as true. Over 100. Over 200,” etc. By asking “in the highest good” we are going to increase the accuracy because this rises above self-serving motives and personal interest.
ALL testers and test subjects alike must each calibrate over 200 in order to obtain accurate responses.
Any measurement at or above 200 is considered “True” and any measurement below 200 is considered to be “Not True”.
MAP OF THE SCALE OF CONSCIOUSNESS
God-view Self-view Level Log Emotion Process
LEVELS OF TRUTH
Self Is Enlightenment 700 – 1,000 Ineffable Pure Consciousness
All-being Perfect Peace 600 Bliss Illumination
One Complete Joy 540 Serenity Transfiguration
Loving Benign Love 500 Reverence Revelation
Wise Meaningful Reason 400 Understanding Abstraction
Merciful Harmonious Acceptance 350 Forgiveness Transcendence
Inspiring Hopeful Willingness 310 Optimism Intention
Enabling Satisfactory Neutrality 250 Trust Release
Permitting Feasible Courage 200 Affirmation Empowerment
Indifferent Demanding Pride 175 Scorn Inflation
Vengeful Antagonistic Anger 150 Hate Aggression
Denying Disappointing Desire 125 Craving Enslavement
Punitive Frightening Fear 100 Anxiety Withdrawal
Uncaring Tragic Grief 75 Regret Despondency
Condemning Hopeless Apathy, hatred 50 Despair Abdication
Vindictive Evil Guilt 30 Blame Destruction
Despising Hateful Shame 20 Humiliation Elimination