True Power Versus Force

True Power Versus Force

In his book, Power Versus Force, David R. Hawkins opens us up to the idea of different human emotions calibrating at different levels of consciousness.  Using kinesiology, or what many of us know as muscle testing, he created a scale of human emotions known as The Map of Consciousness.

The Map of Consciousness can explain a huge amount about human history and experiences in our daily lives. It explains for example, how Mahatma Gandhi prevailed over the British Empire. Violence is of course force, and the British Empire embodied plenty of that.  Fundamental to Gandhi’s true power were his intention and principles. Gandhi stood for the intrinsic dignity of human beings and their rights to freedom, sovereignty and self-determination. The position of the British Empire was one of self-interest and exploitation. According to The Map of Consciousness, Gandhi’s consciousness calibrated at 700 whilst the British Empire calibrated at 200. Because he was aligned with power instead of force, expressed universal principles and eschewed violence he was able to unite the will of the people. When the will of the people is so united by and aligned with universal principles it is virtually unconquerable. Colonialism on the other hand is founded in self-interest and low levels of consciousness.

Whilst not infallible, The Map of Consciousness is fascinating and explains a great deal of what we see going on around us in the world. The lowest emotion on the scale is shame, the second lowest, guilt, followed by apathy, grief, fear, desire, anger and so on, up to the level of enlightenment. This ties in with Abraham Hicks teachings that when we move to a feeling which feels a little better, we raise our vibration. Hence, feeling anger is more positive than feeling apathetic.

The Map of Consciousness was the inspiration for my new app.  Beyond Affirmations: Release, Heal & Transform Guided Meditations. It occurred to me that if we could easily and gently release the lower, painful energies and emotions, we could transform our consciousness and energy vibration to higher levels. This not only feels better, but in accordance with the Law of Attraction, it has to attract more of the things we want into our lives.




2 thoughts on “True Power Versus Force

  • August 6, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    Thanks very much for this post, Barbara. Gandhi has always been one of my heroes – and before me, he was also my father’s hero.

    I’ve heard of The Map of Consciousness, but never knew what it was. I agree with you – it’s fascinating, and explains a lot of this world’s problems.

    I have your new app, the Release, Heal, and Transform Guided Meditations. Like your last app, Beyond Affirmations: What Your Body Wants To Hear, it’s a powerful healing tool.


    • August 7, 2015 at 12:24 am

      Thank you for your reply, John. I didn’t know very much about Gandhi when I was younger. But then, as we now know, the education system is often very quiet on what they don’t want us to know! Power Vs Force is a fascinating book. It’s kind of academic in places, but I found it made sense of a lot of things especially given what we now know about energy, intention and vibration.

      Thank you so much for your kind comments about my meditation app.s and for your amazing support of my work.
      Bless you,


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