Power vs Force by David Hawkins and The Levels of Consciousness

Dr. David R. Hawkins performed a study to map the levels of consciousness which is documented in his book Power vs. Force.  He used applied kinesiology (muscle testing) to determine the level of consciousness of thousands of test subjects holding certain thoughts.  He rates the level of 1 is just being alive and 1000 as being enlightened.  As he discusses in the book he had subjects hold the thought of love and then tested them at various numbers and determined love had a level of 500.  According to Dr. Hawkins, “all levels below 200 are destructive of life in both the individual and society at large; all levels above 200 are constructive expressions of power.” 1  So according to this work, holding emotions such as humiliation, blame, despair, regret, anxiety, craving, hate or scorn are destructive to your life.



Map of Consciousness


Level                           Log                  Emotion

Enlightenment             700-1,000        Ineffable

Peace                          600                  Bliss

Joy                              540                  Serenity

LOVE                          500                  Reverence

Reason                        400                  Understanding

Acceptance                 350                  Forgiveness

Willingness                  310                  Optimism

Neutrality                     250                  Trust

Courage                      200                  Affirmation

Pride                            175                  Scorn

Anger                          150                  Hate

Desire                          125                  Craving

Fear                             100                  Anxiety

Grief                            75                    Regret

Apathy                         50                    Despair

Guilt                             30                    Blame

Shame                         20                    Humiliation


1. Hawkins, David R M.D., Power vs. Force: the hidden determinants of human behavior, Carlsbad, CA, Hay House, Inc., 2002





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