Understanding The Map of The Levels of Consciousness
This discussion is dedicated in large to understanding Consciousness Research as was inspired by the famous mystic/scientist, Dr. David R. Hawkins, and his Scale/Map of the levels of Consciousness.
To view the map, go to the bottom of this discussion and click on the document attached which is uploaded onto the iPeace/Ning database.
To understand the relevance of the map continue reading.
There are two means of applying the map, Intutive and Kinesiological, the Intutive still relies upon Kinesiological feedback, though the feedback is more subtle.
The purely physical and scientific means of Kinesiological muscle testing also enhances One’s Intutive capacities just by familiarization and practice. It simply depends upon One’s level of developmental awareness at the moment of testing.
Fortunately, we can consciously evolve our level of awareness by devotional practices of many modalities, as long as they hold a high level of calibration.
Most of us are below the range of accurately confirming purely by intuition and therefore we will use the most common method of determining the levels of calibration to come to our own conclusions on the things we care to know about, (which is based upon Applied Kinesiology (AK) research).
In the 1960s, Dr. John Goodheart developed Applied Kinesiology (AK) into a practical diagnostic technique used mainly by chiropractors and holistic health practitioners, based on the principle that “your body doesn’t lie.”
AK or muscle testing assists these practitioners in uncovering what is going on in the body as well as determining whether or not a specific remedy would be beneficial. By testing the instantaneous response of a particular muscle, AK practitioners are able to more clearly navigate the complexities of the human body: If a tested muscle stayed strong, a substance was good for the body, and if it went weak, it was not. Though to be certain of accuracy one must also determine if there is any additional stimulus affecting the testing outcome.
Psychiatrist Dr. John Diamond further expanded Dr. Goodheart’s work by discovering that different images, paintings, music, games and material affect the body. For example, he found that classical music makes people go strong, while almost all Heavy Metal and Rap music makes everyone go weak.
Similarly, synthetic clothing makes you weak and natural fibers make you strong. The implications of Dr. Diamond’s work, called Behavioral Kinesiology (BK), were profound: Everything we interact with either strengthens or weakens our life energy.
Psychiatrist Dr. David R. Hawkins realized the universality of muscle testing response—“what is good for you is good for me.” To test the hypothesis, Dr. Hawkins put a thousand people in a room, each with a sealed envelope. Half the room was given organic vitamin C and the other half a packet of NutraSweet. None of the participants were aware of the content of their envelope. Each person was tested using muscle testing (as described in the next section). The result was that half of the room went weak while the other half stayed strong. The 500 hundred people who went weak were holding the envelope with NutraSweet and the 500 hundred who stayed strong had the organic vitamin C—Dr. Hawkins had uncovered the usefulness of physiologic testing as the ultimate truth detector.
By following a simple procedure and making a clearly defined statement, one’s muscles either stay strong or go weak. Statements can be asked about anyone or anything from past to present. You can calibrate the level of truth of a politician, a Fortune 500 CEO or your next-door neighbor. Want to determine the validity of a new scientific theory? Test it.
You don’t need to know anything about the topic in order to test a statement. The answer you receive from the kinesiologic response transcends your own knowledge and beliefs; you are accessing the infinite intelligence of the collective field (or Collective Unconscious) that binds us together.
Interestingly, physiologic testing calibrates at 600—the level of nonduality—which means the technique itself transcends a complete intellectual (i.e. linear) understanding of the phenomenon. When one is muscle-testing in the above fashion, one is accessing the timeless, spaceless, database of consciousness itself.
Since the Hawkins Map/Scale and "muscle testing" will probably be new or unknown to many people, a brief introduction will be provided as a forum discussion posting.
"LoL" is all you need
Consciousness is the stuff Creation is made of. It is the pure empty ever-abundant Source from which springs the holographic dance of energy/matter/Light of the fractal holographic Universe. Consciousness is also Love.
Everything in Creation carries a certain Vibration which we could term as its "Level of Consciousness (LoC)". We could also name it "Level of Love" (or "LoL";).
Hawkins "Map/Scale of Consciousness" covers the human sphere and potential which we can imagine is covered in a scale from 1 to 1000. 1 is the lowest we can go, and 1000 is the highest we can go (in current human form).
The "Level of Consciousness", Vibration or "LoC" of anything is a measurable unit using Hawkins method of "Applied Kinesiology" which is sometimes called "Muscle testing".
The level 200 on Hawkins scale is an important barrier:
The level of happiness/relief/freedom increases incredibly from right below the 200 limit to right above it. This is the bottleneck of humanity.
Dr. Hawkins points out that the two greatest spiritual growth barriers seem to be at level 200 and 500. Two hundred, the level of courage, represents a profound shift from destructive and harmful behavior to life-promoting and integrous lifestyles; everything below 200 makes one go weak, as is repeatedly proven using kinesiological muscle testing and other bio-feedback systems.
In general terms, anything that calibrates below 200 is considered "false" or "without integrity". This does not mean that it is completely "false" in an absolute sense. It just means that it is somewhat weakening, distorted or perverted in contrast to a higher expression of Truth, and far away from The Highest Truth ( at the upper-most part of the scale).
There are no "lies" as such in Creation, since any things or concepts that do exist must score at least 1 on Hawkins scale.
To better understand this, picture the Scale as a scale of Light: Below 200 is what we would normally call "darkness". However, "darkness" is just a convenient term we use for sufficiently low values of Light. "Darkness" does not have independent existence (Substance), like Light does.
We are used to think in terms of "true versus false", but that does not Truely apply in a more Absolute sense. Rather, Truth is more and more distorted/perverted/inside-out/upside-down and both weakened and weakening to others, the farther down the scale you go.
Truth is all there is and ever was, it is the perception/distortion of it that varies.
Truth as it pertains to Humanity on a personal level and in mass consciousness.
The majority of Earths population is still below the critical 200 limit, although the Level of Mass Consciousness is higher. This is due to the fact that Light is so much stronger than darkness, or absence of light . Hawkins has measured just how much stronger, and here is his conclusions (from "Power Vs. Force"):
One individual at level 700 counterbalances 70 million individuals below level 200.
One individual at level 600 counterbalances 10 million individuals below level 200.
One individual at level 500 counterbalances 750,000 individuals below level 200.
One individual at level 400 counterbalances 400,000 individuals below level 200.
One individual at level 300 counterbalances 90,000 individuals below level 200.
A person comes into this world with a specific measurable LoC. According to my research; a person has also set a certain "goal" according to his/her Life Blueprint. This means that one starts out with a certain LoC, and one has also set a certain goal LoC which it is the main purpose of this life to reach. It is possible to go beyond ones goal LoC, if the "karma lessons" you have prepared for yourself are considered "learned" (or "balanced out") by your Higher Self.
In between your "incarnation LoC" and your "goal LoC"; is your "LoC". Your "Level of Consciousness" is never static, but the number that indicate that level is. Why is this so? Because the number indicating your "Level of Consciousness" is to be understood as an "average". Consciousness levels fluctuate around a more stable average. A person calibrating at 310, for example, will still experience much lower levels and also sometimes much higher levels with a varying amplitude (both whip and carrot makes the donkey move). It is the relative stable "average" that changes when a person Ascends (or descends) the Scale.
Does this mean that my neighbor is better than me?
No level is "better" than another level (would this not be the same as to say that God created us un-equal?). This is very important to understand as the ego-parasites (in their opposition to God) always love to claim "superiority". To grasp this; picture the scale for a moment as a "negative scale" (where zero is the top, and minus 1000 is the bottom). Everyone came from Zero/Source, and moved into the negative scale to learn and experience while at the same time seeking back to Zero/Source at their own pace.
Being a zero is not so attractive for the ego as being on the top of a scale from 1 to 1000, is it now? Even so, being zero/nobody/nothingness is the only way to be Now(here) and One-with-All. Here is Hawkins take on it:
It is important to understand that no level is better or worse than another. There are no opposites. The Map of the Levels of Consciousness represents a gradation of consciousness—degrees of the experience of Reality, the existence of God, and the level of lovingness that is present. The 500s (love) are not “better” than the 400s (reason); they simply represent another gradation (and a higher level of truth) on an infinitely growing scale.
"Good versus evil" is an illusion of perception/mentation. There are only various degrees of Good/Love (1 to 1000). Everyone is a "light bulb", but the amount of Light a person emits vary according to the scale. This being said, it cannot be denied that the higher you go on the scale, the more Calm/Happy/Peaceful/Harmonic you will feel inside. But this is not based on a comparison with anyone else. It simply is as it is. A seed is not better or worse than the full-blown flower. They are just expressions of different stages of development accordant with innate potential (Puh! I hope we got that thing clarified and out of the way now:).
The Ultimate Context
Each major "Level of Consciousness" represents a semi-unique paradigm/Context which coincides with a persons perception of self/Self, Truth, God, Life, past/future and overall Happiness. The highest Context (1000) includes (rather than exclude) all the others, as Oneness with All-that-is is the ultimate Context.
A major leap upwards is often referred to as a "Mystical/Religious Experience". A Life in ongoing Dedication and Devotion to Ascending up the scale, is a Life dedicated to true Spirituality. This is a one hundred percent pragmatic definition as it can be done within any framework of belief/tradition (even rigid ones, just be a little creative!).