"Imagine what if you had access to a simple yes-or-no answer to any question you wished to ask? A demonstrably true answer? Any question... Think about it?"

— Dr. David R. Hawkins, author, speaker, researcher

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LIFE TRANSFORMATIONAL TOOLS #11: Rating Human Consciousness with Applied Kinesiology

Part 1: Introduction, The Hawkins Scale

Part 2: The New Human Consciousness Scale | Part 3: Future Expectations, Conclusion

by Dan Rezac


The following article gives an overview of the David Hawkins scale of consciousness, which will highlight some of the errors with the Hawkins model and our recent discoveries of a new, more workable consciousness scale. This research will show the rise in human consciousness and where it will be going over the next twenty to thirty years, as well as, recommendations of how you can study and apply these methods to increase your consciousness to the maximum available on planet Earth today.

Psychiatrist, consciousness researcher and mystic, Dr. David R. Hawkins (pictured below), developed a “map” of the levels of human consciousness (also called the "Scale of Consciousness") that uses a muscle-testing technique known as "Applied Kinesiology" (AK) to document the nonlinear, spiritual realm. The research was scientifically-validated and published in Dr. Hawkins’ doctorate dissertation titled "Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis and Calibrations of the Level of Human Consciousness." This paper elaborated on the discussion of the Scale of Consciousness and its significance, which was later outlined in his groundbreaking book, “Power vs. Force: The Anatomy of Consciousness: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior” (Veritas Publishing, 1995).

Dr. Hawkins' publications, based on the kinesiology work of John Diamond and others, established the foundation for quantifying consciousness and became embraced by contemporary authorities in transformation such as Dr. Wayne Dyer and Dr. Deepak Chopra.  The Hawkins Scale posits that through kineseological testing, human consciousness can be quantified and measured on an arbitrary number scale — in this case from 1 to 1000.  And the scale is then applied against the basic model by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (from the early to mid-1900’s), which embraces the idea of a conceptual "Alpha" point whereby complexity and consciousness is unfolding toward a cosmic resolution which he calls the "Omega Point," as shown in Figure 1. (See Figure 1 “Chardin Graph”)

Hawkins and other researchers take the scale further by documenting observable characteristics at different levels of the scale such “Shame, Guilt, Apathy, Grief," etc at the lower levels of the scale and culminating with "Love, Joy, Peace and Enlightenment" at the uppermost end of the scale as can be seen in Figure 2. (See Figure 2 “Graph with Characteristics”).


Text Box: Figure 2 Graph w/Characteristics

Likewise, taking it a step further, these discoveries can be aligned with the human chakra system (energy centers of the body)Each level of consciousness coincides with observable human behaviors and perceptions about life and God. Each level represents a corresponding attractor field of varying strength that exists beyond our three-dimensional reality. There’s a critical point within each level of consciousness from which its field gravitates (or entrains).  

The numbers on the scale represent logarithmic calibrations (measurable vibratory frequencies on a scale which increases to the tenth power) of the levels of human consciousness and its corresponding level of reality. As freely admitted by Hawkins and where we believe an error lies, is that the numbers themselves are arbitrary and the significance lies in the relationship of one number (or level) to another (e.g., Dr. Hawkins’ scale is from 1 to 1000; a similar scale could be devised from 1 to 10 where 2 is courage and 5 is love).  

Because the scale of consciousness is logarithmic, each incremental point represents a giant leap in power. For each single point increase, it is a ten fold increase in consciousness.  As such, one person calibrated at 600 counterbalances the negativity of ten million people below 200.

Using the kinesiologic response, two people can identify the level of consciousness of any person, place or thing — past and present. For example, two researchers can plot out Albert Einstein’s level of consciousness, and their results can be verified by two people on the other side of the planet. If the kinesiologic technique is done properly, both teams will plot Einstein at 499 on the Hawkins scale. The kinesiologic response transcends all personal opinions and beliefs, accessing truth beyond the physical realm.

As mentioned earlier, our research showed that the error with the Hawkins scale lies in arbitrarily assigning a value of 1,000 as the upper limit; thereby forcing everything to fit between the two points of one (1) and one thousand (1,000).  Further, use of an arbitrary upper limit conflicts with Hawkins assertion that the scale of consciousness is “an infinitely growing scale” and really serves as an arbitrary “stake in the ground”.  But, in doing so, it forces one to evaluate a given point on the scale relative to another point on the scale. 

This is a major drawback in determining a workable frame of reference and, as a result, we began to find variances in our calibrations of different books by different authors.  Such variances forced us to “check our premise” and identify the arbitrary — which is the self-admitted arbitrary of the use of 1,000 as an upper limit. 

Lastly, Dr. Hawkins stated that a person’s level of consciousness remains steady throughout their lifetime — that emotions come and go, but their level of consciousness is governed by specific energy fields in the nonlinear domain which generally do not waver. His research shows that, over the course of a lifetime, the average person’s level of consciousness will change approximately five points (not a statistical derivation, but an average discovered through Dr. Hawkins’ kinesiologic research).

However, research also shows that it is possible for an individual (such as a spiritual aspirant) to have their level of consciousness jump (or drop) hundreds of points in a single lifetime.  Although there may be truth to the premise that a person’s level of consciousness does not change much, we have discovered that our current time period and the next twenty years is unique and different than any time in history and there is ample opportunity for everyone to increase their consciousness by an order of magnitude.  Later with this section, we will tell you how you can increase your level of consciousness dozens of points (if not hundreds of points) in your current lifetime. 

But first, let’s discuss some of the errors in the Hawkins model and some of our discoveries which show that this period in time (1990’s thru 2015) is a very unique period in history where the human consciousness is increasing planet-wide and all of us have a unique opportunity to rise with the tide!

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