By David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D.
Ask yourself, “What if everyone had access to a simple yes-or-no answer to any question–a quick and true answer?” From simple questions such as, “Is that really what happened at school today?” or “Is this a safe investment?”, or “Is John Doe guilty as charged?” to “Does candidate X honestly intend to fulfill his campaign promises?” one could determine the truth.
The author explains that this access would be the most fundamental change in human knowledge since the beginning of society; the transformations it would bring about–in fields from communications to ethics, in every detail of daily existence–would be so profound that it’s hard to even conceive of what life would be like in that “new era of truth.” The world as we know it would be irrevocably changed.
Dr. Hawkins spent many years using the method of applied kinesiology to ask thousands of people questions about the subjects he was most interested in. Applied kinesiology was named and explained by Dr. George Goodheart after his finding that beneficial nutritional supplements would increase the strength of certain indicator muscles in the body, whereas non-beneficial items would cause those muscles to suddenly weaken. In other words, an essential vitamin held in the hand would cause the muscle to remain strong, while sugar or aspartame would cause the muscle to immediately go weak. The implication of this finding was that at a level far below conscious opinion, the body “knew” what was healthy and what was not.
Later, Dr. John Diamond refined this specialty into a new process he called behavioral kinesiology. His surprising discovery was that indicator muscles would strengthen or weaken in the presence of positive or negative emotional and intellectual stimuli, as well as physical stimuli. For instance, a smile will make you test strong while the phrase, “I hate you” will make you test weak. Dr. Diamond wrote a best seller in 1979 entitled Your Body Doesn’t Lie, in which he explained exactly how to do what is now called “muscle testing.”
Around that same time, Dr. Hawkins began research on the kinesiological response to truth and falsehood. What seems to be at work here is a form of communal consciousness or as Jung would describe it, a “database of consciousness.” He eventually developed a means of calibrating a scale of relative truth by which intellectual positions, statements or ideas could be rated on a range of 1 to 1000. After 20 years of this type of research, Hawkins was able to develop a “map” of the geography of man’s experience, allowing a comprehensive analysis of the emotional and spiritual development of individuals and societies. Therefore, for the first time in our Western intellectual record, it is shown that the cold light of science is confirming what mystics and saints have always said about the Self, our Source, and the very nature of reality.
The book is divided into three sections: Tools, Work and Meaning. Under Tools, some Chapter headings are Test Results and Interpretation, Levels of Human Consciousness and The Source of Power. Under Work we can read about the experiments dealing with Power in Politics, Social Power and the Human Spirit. The section on Meaning includes the Evolution of Consciousness, Spiritual Struggle and the Search for Truth.
On a scale of 1 to 1000, Dr. Hawkins says that although only 15 percent of the world’s population is above the critical consciousness level of 200, the collective power of that 15 percent has the “weight” to counterbalance the negativity of the remaining 85 percent of the population. He estimates that one individual at level 700 counterbalances 70 million individuals below level 200.
The level of truth originally expounded by Jesus Christ calibrates on Hawkin’s scale at 1000, but by the year 325 it had dropped to 498 because of the changes made to his teachings at the Council of Nicea. The level of truth of the teachings of the Buddha was also originally at 1000. These teachings have deteriorated less than any other religion, now standing at approximately 900. Within any religion, fundamentalist sects always calibrate lowest, often operating at the same level of consciousness as criminality. An individual’s level of consciousness is determined by the principles to which one is committed. To maintain progress in consciousness, there can be no wavering from principle, or the individual will fall back to a lower level.
Dr. Hawkins is co-author of Orthomolecular Psychiatry (with Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling) and has written approximately ten other books on consciousness, psychology, enlightenment and spirituality.
Reviewer’s Note: The “holding” of a high vibrational frequency of consciousness is utilized every day at the Casa in Abadiania, Brazil where John of God heals every kind of ailment, emotional as well as physical. The “current rooms” are occupied by many people who are meditating or visualizing the end result of healing, while the Entities (spirits of doctors and high-consciousness beings) temporarily occupy John’s body. Without the help of the people in the “current rooms” who are holding the high frequencies (which have been photographed as steaks of lightning or as a “fog” around the healer and ones who have come to be healed) there would be dramatically fewer successes. The people meditating in the “current rooms” therefore hold the “current,” the “intention” for healing, which is a very high-consciousness intention. Dr. Hawkins book Power VS. Force is a clear explanation of the inner power we manifest or waste, depending on our intention and our decided-upon way-of-being in the world.
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Reviewed for Healthy Beginnings by June Milligan, M.Ed., CCHt |