Join our Spiritual Book Club
(ALL ARE INVITED!)
For this class please buy and read at least
the first chapter of 'Power vs Force' and then
join an intimate evening, teaching and sharing
of the material.
Come share in the
spiritual Book Club conversations and enjoy
time together with sincere and wonderful
people! Come have fun,
learn and grow.
Book Title: Power vs Force 'The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior'
by David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D.
(Includes snacks and tea!)
“Power vs. Force”: Consciousness & The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior
Suggested Donation: $15.00
(Includes Hand Outs)
If one can't afford this donation, please share what you can or bring a favorite dish to share. All Are Welcome...
Dr. David Hawkins in ‘Power vs. Force’ used kinesiology in no mind (aka, "muscle testing") to investigate consciousness. He determined that the human experience can be placed on a scale that he labelled from 1 to 1000. At the low end of the scale are qualities such as Guilt (30), Fear (100), Anger (150). Humans experiencing life at these levels are trapped by life; they feel victimized by the effect of forces in the physical universe. All levels below 200 are described as "Force," and characterized by a weak kinesiologic response and are conducive to weakness. Levels above 200 are described as "Power," and elicit a strong kinesiologic response.
Higher on this scale are Courage (200), Willingness (310), Reason (400), and Love (500). Humans experiencing life at these levels feel that they are the source of their lives-they create effects in the physical universe. Different levels reflect radically unique viewpoints of the world. Dr. Hawkins points out that most of the great scientists (e.g., Newton, Freud) calibrate at 499, the highest level of the intellect. Yet, Carl Jung calibrates at 540: he coined the term "collective consciousness" -- a concept that transcends conditioned mind, reason or quantifiability.
At the highest end of this scale of human experience [masked]) are qualities that transcend duality. Labels such as "enlightenment" cannot describe the bliss of these levels of consciousness. Dr. Hawkins reports that the great prophets of recorded human history (Jesus, Krishna, Buddha) all calibrate on this scale at 1000. Their message of Unity also calibrated near 1000. Unfortunately, their message was translated by followers with less enlightened viewpoints; this explains the Holy Wars, and the vengeful God of the Old Testament.
The Eye of the I
In Dr. Hawkins' second book on the topic of consciousness,The Eye of the I, he discusses how human consciousness can evolve to a level of consciousness of 600, and beyond-into the realms of the mystic and sage. Hawkins himself had a spontaneous awakening experience that rendered him into a bliss consciousness beyond "normal" reality.
Question to Dr. Hawkins: It is often difficult to understand the meaning of spiritual information.
A: Spiritual truth is beyond meaning; it doesn't 'mean' anything. It can only be known, and that knowledge can only come about by becoming. Meaning is a mentation and a definition. Spiritual truth is a subjective awareness which is innately beyond intellection. For instance, what does a beautiful sunset 'mean'? It doesn't 'mean' anything; it is just startlingly that which it is, complete and total in and of itself. God is a direct awareness and experience, a realization, a revelation, and the absolute perfection of pure subjectivity.
Dr. David Hawkins has studied in depth the teachings of Zen Master Huang Po and has calibrated them to be the highest at 960 (after Buddha, Krishna and Christ being at 1000)
About Zen Master Huang Po: Click link below
To see the “MAP OF CONSCIOUSNESS” click link below:
Power vs Force Book Reviews:
"[A] beautiful gift of writing . . . [You] spread joy, love, and compassion through what you write. The fruit of these three is peace, as you know . . .''
- Mother Teresa
". . . particularly timely . . . a significant contribution to understanding and dealing with the problems we face today.''
- Lee Iacocca
“I especially appreciate [the] research and presentation on the attractor patterns of business . . .''
- Sam Walton
''Overwhelming! A masterpiece! A lifetime work!''
- Sheldon Deal, president, International College of Applied Kinesiology
Quotes by Dr. David Hawkins
"To be kind and loving, towards everything and everyone, including oneself, at all times, in all places, no matter what!". This may sound simple enough but as some of you have learned it may be one of the most difficult, yet rewarding, spiritual practices. The ego thrives on negativity. It thrives on hate, envy, pride, guilt, etc. To choose to be "kind and loving towards everything and everyone" takes away a large part of what keeps the "ego" going in our lives. If one practices this dictum, it will soon transform the ego from an unruly child to one's servant.”
“The world of the ego is like a house of mirrors through which the ego wanders, lost and confused, as it chases the images in one mirror after another. Human life is characterized by endless trials and errors to escape the maze. At times, for many people, and possibly for most, the world of mirrors becomes a house of horrors that gets worse and worse. The only way out of the circuitous wanderings is through the pursuit of (the unborn, unconditioned), spiritual truth.”
“Spiritual work: The best thing to do is not work at it, because it’s more like floating in air than striving. It’s more like letting one’s self go to become that which You are, and you just stop resisting it.
“Enlightenment is not something that occurs somewhere in the future... It's what Is right this instant. As one lets go resisting it... It’s being resisted because we are trying to control the moment. So if we let go trying to control our experience of the moment, constantly surrendering it... so you live on the crest... not anticipating the next moment, not trying to control it, not trying to hang on to the moment that has just passed. Let go clinging to what has just occurred, and let go trying to control what you think is about to occur.”
“The fastest road to peace is total acceptance (inward surrender, which can be different from outside ‘right’ actions) of however you are experiencing reality at the moment.”
“Exploration is innate to mankind, and its highest levels lead to spiritual inquiry. This brings up the questions of who am I, what am I, where did I come from, what is the origin and destiny of the self..”
“The human mind is incapable of discerning (highest) truth from falsehood.”
“The spiritual aspirant, therefore, is wise to detach from all positionalities and opinions and be willing to surrender the ego’s temporary satisfactions for a higher goal.”
“How long are you going to hold on to that? I'll tell you how long to keep it – about one second. Let it go the instant it happens. Just let it go. Surrender it completely the instant it happens. Why? Because you develop the capacity to do that. So one of the reasons for spiritual training then is you develop a powerful capacity to let go of anything and you never know when it's going to come up.”
"Be kind to everything and everyone, including oneself, all the time, with no exceptions."
"To let go of the known for the unknown requires great commitment, willingness, and devotion to surrendering (to the deepest ground of the transformative silence)."
"It is helpful to remember that neither Truth nor Enlightenment is something to be found, sought, acquired, gained, or possessed. That which is the Infinite Presence is always present and its realization occurs of itself when the obstacles to that realization are removed. It is therefore not necessary to study the truth but only to let go of that which is fallacious. Moving away the clouds does not cause the sun to shine but merely reveals that which was hidden all along. Spiritual work, therefore, is primarily a letting go of the presumably known for the unknown, with the promise of others who have done it that the effort is more than well rewarded at the end."