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David Hawking’s Levels of Consciousness

The Levels of Consciousness

Different emotions are associated with different levels on the scale. Here are my interpretations of what Dr. Hawkins was talking about for each level. Without further ado:

     Level 20: Shame

This level of consciousness is characterized by self-hatred. People at this level are often perpetually depressed, unable to find a reason to go on. They agree rapidly with other’s criticism, internalizing all negativity. Likewise, while they may agree with praise on the outside, they reject it internally, unconsciously choosing to repel all positivity. A person’s psyche at this level is tortured and unhealthy. Delusions and suicide are likely outcomes.

     Level 30: Guilt

A person who is at this level will have a preoccupation with guilt and sin. They see everything in terms of blame. Those who don’t internalize this will often project it instead. The Salem witch trials is an extreme example of a group of people operating at the level of guilt and projecting it. People at this level have strong beliefs, but their moral compasses are often askew, leading to negative consequences for both mind and body.

     Level 50: Apathy

Apathy isn’t a lack of attachment, which occurs at a much higher level of consciousness. The apathy contained within energy level 50 is akin to perpetual hopelessness. People who have given up all drive, determination, and lust for life are at this level. They are above the constant plague of shame and guilt but still live life with constant dread. To these people, there is no hope or salvation in this world or the next. Organized religion often helps these people by giving them purpose.

     Level 75: Grief

We’ve all experienced this level before. Loss of a loved one or even a pet can trigger a sudden lowering of consciousness to grief. It becomes dysfunctional and pervasive when one remains at this level for a significant period of time. A person who is at Grief will see sadness everywhere. Preoccupation with the death or coming death of ones self or others can be indicative of this level. Life is a constant tragedy or near-tragedy, and the world is terrible and cruel.

     Level 100: Fear

The level of fear forms the basis for much of human behavior at this time. We are  designed for a world of scarcity and fear. Survival of the fittest or the pursuit of power, is simply our heritage. Thus, many people who don’t consciously work on improving themselves will remain in the level of fear.

Fear is the antithesis of growth. Social fears lead to seclusion. Fear of loss in relationships leads to insecurity and jealousy. Fear of the unknown leads to rejecting change. People who live in fear are highly manipulable. News media operates at this level, presenting the world as a fearful, scary place. Entire cities and nations are often at this level.

Even so, fear is dramatically stronger than previous levels of consciousness. At least by this point you’re interacting with the world.

     Level 125: Desire

Desire represents a huge step up from fear. That persistent heavy feeling is gone, and in its wake is left a feeling of want. Entire economies are based around this principle. A person at Desire will constantly seek out power, prestige, approval, and money. It doesn’t matter what the object of desire is, or whether or not its found. A constant craving for more characterizes this level.

Advertisers get rich from desire. They recognize, consciously or not, that desire is an energy field, not a tangible need. Therefore, they often manufacture desires out of nothing. They manipulate people through their evolutionary impulses. They tie unrelated items to sex. Ironically, those at the very low levels of consciousness can actually benefit from watching TV because it’s often based at the levels of fear and desire, and improvement over Grief and Fear.

     Level 150: Anger

Frustration arising from not getting our desires met, or more often, finding that attaining our desires,which is ultimately unsatisfactory, can lead to more anger. Anger is of a much higher caliber than the previous energy levels because it can lead to real action. A person ascending to anger from the lower levels can find a renewed sense of decisiveness and control.

However, anger also has a dark side. Road rage, homicide, spousal abuse, and a host of other unmentionable brutalities characterize this level. People who live at this level rather than passing through it lead perilous lives. They are easily identified by their stiff, aggressive body language. Fighting and yelling can erupt from these people with very little provocation.

Nevertheless, anger serves as an important fuel to reach the higher levels of consciousness.

     Level 175: Pride

The level of pride is something that most people aspire to. It’s socially encouraged. We’re told we should take pride in our work, accomplishments, and material objects. Compared to the lower levels, pride feels great. It certainly beats the depression and hopelessness found in Shame and Apathy. However, pride is still below the crucial level of 200. It is still weak, and thus is related to force rather than true power.

Pride is a weakness because it can so easily transform into any of the lower levels. If a prideful businessman suddenly loses all his money, he could easily go through Anger, Fear, and end up at Apathy, completely losing touch with what he based his life around. Pride comes from associating ones self with material things that don’t really matter.

Although pride feels good at first, it is ultimately foolish. Religious wars are often a function of pride. It lacks the unification of the higher levels, instead being based on the egoistic need to be better than someone or something else.

     Level 200: Courage

Chances are if you’re reading this site then you’ve reached this level, and you’re truly outstanding. 85% of people never reach this critical threshold. This is the level where your motives and actions begin to align with the attraction fields associated with power.

When you reach Courage you begin seeing life as an exciting challenge. The hostility, sadness, and negativity that plague the lower levels disappears. Life is an amazing journey to be enjoyed, and at this level you finally realize that. Finding one’s true purpose in life and attaining an education or other goals becomes an active pursuit.

At Courage you lose the fragility of Pride. You are no longer bound to achievements and things to make you feel good about yourself. You realize that you are the only one in control of your life, so you’d better make the best of it. This is usually when people seek out personal development and other avenues of growth.

It’s interesting to note that humanity’s collective level of consciousness  was at 190 for years until a recent (within decades) shift to 207. I personally think this may be due to spiritual works and methods becoming more widespread.

     Level 250: Neutrality

Neutrality is the positive lack of attachment I mentioned in Apathy. This level is characterized by a sense of constant well being. People at this level don’t care about getting their way. If they miss one opportunity, another will come along. Life is also no longer seen in shades of grey. There are an infinite number of possibilities. Not getting selected for a position means you could get an even better one. A person at Neutrality understands this.

Free from taking rigid positions, Neutrality allows for changes in core belief systems and paradigms. A neutral person is stable, happy, confident, and largely unaffected by the ups and downs of life. Live and let live is the mantra of Neutrality.

     Level 310: Willingness

People at Willingness have often spent a lot of time being comfortable in Neutrality. Rather than just being content, they begin to care about doing their best work. They truly care about other people and their goals, rather than the pseudo-care shown in Pride. People at this level have effectively stomped out inner resistance. They are free to direct their life, and to fix any character flaws they might have.

People at this level get things done and contribute greatly to society. Society then reinforces this behavior with rewards and recognition, although a person at Willingness may not require these to do their best work. Growth becomes a self propelling process at this point, and individuals at this level often excel.

     Level 350: Acceptance

“Take your power back” is advice coming from Acceptance. A person at this level realizes that they have the power to change any and everything around them. They take full responsibility for everything in their life. They realize that happiness comes solely from within.

Right and wrong mean very little for the person at Acceptance. Conflict and opposition are similarly meaningless. A person at Acceptance sees things as they are, free of delusion. They then work to achieve goals and settle problems with incredible efficiency.

     Level 400: Reason

Reason is the threshold through which few people ascend in western society. A person at Reason has dealt with the emotionalism of the lower levels. They are now free to focus on thought and abstraction. Education, books, and ideas are the capital of Reason.

Individuals at this level have made some of the greatest contributions to man in every scientific and academic field. Einstein, Freud, and Newton all calibrate at 499,  the highest reaches of the Reason spectrum.

While Reason can give way to incredible insights and immense power, it is also limited. Think of a computer. It has phenomenal processing power, vast storage systems, and little to nothing inhibiting it from doing its job, much like Reason. The problem is that people aren’t meant to be computers. Quick decision making and analysis of data is useful, but secondary to life. People at this level often have a “paralysis through analysis” problem.

Nevertheless, reason is an important gateway to pass through on the way to spiritual enlightenment.

     Level 500: Love

This isn’t what most people call love; this love is unconditional. There is an unwavering, all-encompassing appreciation for life. The world becomes increasingly viewed as sacred and worthy of respect.

One of the cool things this level is the problems of the ego start disappearing.

For example, a person at Shame would become uncomfortable and self blaming in an argument. A person at Anger would start yelling and getting frustrated. Someone at Reason may handle an argument by identifying the root for the other person’s behavior. Perhaps it was their childhood conditioning that led them to act this way.

At Love, a person doesn’t ask why. They have a deep compassion for all things, and intuitively understand far more than most. They don’t play ego games. Rather than defending or rationalizing, they would respond to the patterns behind what the other person is saying with love and acceptance.

It’s interesting to note that only 4 percent of the world’s population reaches this level.

     Level 540: Joy

As one experiences unconditional Love more and more, ascension to Joy is common. It is a feeling of profound happiness that accompanies the person wherever they go. Synchronicity occurs in extremely improbable proportions. Intuition – not reason – is the main decision making process for a person at this level.

This state is characterized by simplicity.  The rampant emotionalism and information overload of the lower levels dissolves. The betterment of mankind often becomes ones purpose at this level.. Near death experiences and meditation can give you a temporary boost up to Joy.

This is also what Eckhart Tolle talks about in “The Power of Now”.

     Level 600: Peace

Only 1 in 10 million ever reach this level. Peace is where transcendence occurs. The mind becomes completely silent. if you’ve felt utter, complete bliss from deep meditation then you know what Peace feels like. People at this level feel that sensation constantly.

As the mind stops blabbering all the time, concepts become meaningless. Life appears to occur in slow motion. Perception is drastically different. The seemingly separate and disjointed reality of the earlier levels gives way to a sense of wholeness and oneness. At this level, the phrase “God” applies as much to themselves as to anything in the universe. Another way to put this might be “pure consciousness.” Organized religion often disappears here, giving way to spirituality instead.

     Level 700-1000: Enlightenment

This is the level of avatars such as Jesus, Krishna, and Buddha. This level is characterized by complete transcendence of the ego. One cares very little about their own body and mind at this point. The few that reach this level are so powerful that they influence all of mankind. One enlightened person can counteract the negative energy of entire populations of people.


Most people are carried along, obedient, to their environment, pulled along or pushed by wills and desires of others, stronger than themselves. But those with the knowledge and the critical thinking skills are able to raise their level of Consciousness.


Recognizing that life is lived from the inside out allows one to be less dependent on external conditions Few have the dedication, hunger, or passion to realize that many of our thoughts and actions are just compensatory substitutes for desires we have suppressed.

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What is Cause and Effect?

Level of Consciousness

Our Level of Consciousness is actually the predominant energy level of all the emotions we are feeling at any particular time. Experts agree that for self-empowerment to occur a predominant energy level of courage must be reached and maintained. Above the level of courage (neutrality, willingness, acceptance, reason, love, joy, peace, and enlightenment), people seek us out because we give energy to them (“power”) and we have goodwill towards them. Below the level of courage (shame, guilt, apathy, fear, desire, anger, and, pride) people avoid us because we take energy from them (“force”) and we want to use them for our own material or emotional needs.

It takes Courage

It is only through attaining and maintaining a conscious level of courage or above that, a person can transcend the role of the victim. With an energy level above courage, it becomes apparent that what the world calls the Domain of Causes is, in fact, the Domain of Effects. We attract the life we predominately think about.

Emotions Create Thoughts

Emotions and the thoughts they create have energy, these energies coalesce into powerful attractor patterns, which attract energies of the same vibration or frequency. Low-frequency emotions, like shame guilt fear, and anger, attract low-frequency thoughts which in turn attract similar vibrations into your life, through people, events, and situations. On the other hand vibrations of courage, willingness and reason attract similar energies into your life.

Thoughts Reinforce the Emotion

Emotions and the thoughts they create set the predominant attractor pattern. Thoughts originate through the emotions and reinforce the emotion with more thoughts. One emotion can create thousands of thoughts. Awareness of your emotional state is the key. It requires a certain level of consciousness to turn an indifferent, and denying Universe into a permitting and inspiring one, and that level is courage. It’s at this level, that the attainment of true power occurs, it’s the level of empowerment.

Awareness and Surrender

It takes constant awareness and surrenders to stay at the level of empowerment. Always stay focused on the emotion itself, not the thoughts. The mind files thoughts by emotion, they are often repetitive and problematic, and only reinforce the emotion from which they arose. Thoughts are the minds way of rationalizing the presence of the feeling.

You Are Not Your Emotions

Feelings or emotions come to our consciousness because of the accumulated pressure of suppressing or repressing those very same emotions. The more aware we are, the more we begin to see that all emotions are merely survival programs that the mind believes are necessary. By continuously being aware and surrendering your feelings you eventually realize you are not your feelings, but that the real you is merely witnessing these feelings come and go, come and go.

Become the Witness

As you stop identifying with these emotions, you become the witness rather than the experiencer of phenomena. This rise in consciousness allows you to get closer to your real self and see that emotions are merely programs created by the ego. These programs blind us to the truth of our real identity. The ego is not your amigo, it wants to keep us enslaved by its small self programs of shame, guilt, fear, anger, and pride.

Control your Emotions

To reiterate, it’s the understanding of the underlying emotion and its correct handling that is more rewarding and less time-consuming than dealing with these endless thoughts. As we become better able to recognize higher energy patterns we start to actively seek them out. By successfully handling our feelings and emotions, a new sense of confidence and well-being start to emerge. A fundamental shift in your conscious level occurs when you realize you are cause and your life is the effect. We live life from the inside out not from the outside in.

What is Cause and Effect?

You are the cause of your future. Your future has to become bigger than your fears so that you are willing to take action. You have to unleash the power of your mind and more importantly believe in yourself, even if no one else does. In order to become something you have never been, you have to do something you’ve never done. Have a vision. “If you can see the invisible, you can achieve the impossible”. Learn Internet Marketing from one of the most innovative e-learning systems available today. Click here to check it out.



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What Comes First, a Feeling or a Thought?

Thoughts Follow Feelings

In AA, I heard the phrase right action leads to right thinking. I could never shake the idea that it was right thinking that leads to right action. With further research, I come to find out that thoughts are merely rationalizations by the ego to try and explain the feeling. But instead of explaining the feeling, constant thought on it only strengthens the feeling and the underlying lies the ego uses to explain it.

Pre-Supposition, It is the accumulated pressure of feelings that causes thought.

A[[ feelings are caused by six fears they are,

  1. The fear of poverty
  2. The fear of criticism
  3. The fear of ill health
  4. The fear of loss of love
  5. The fear of old age
  6. The fear of death

Thoughts Breed Thoughts

Thoughts are merely survival programs associated with the feelings that the mind believes are necessary. Thoughts are merely rationalizations of the mind to try and explain the presence of the feeling. These thoughts are endless and self-reinforcing and they only breed more thoughts. The mind (ego) wants to keep us enslaved by its programs. Thoughts are the resistance that keeps the feeling going. A feeling that is not resisted will disappear

We handle feelings three ways

  1. Through suppression and repression
  2. Through expression
  3. Through escape

Negative Feelings Create Pressure

These ways of handling feelings are faulty, stressful and ineffectual. Each method requires increasing amounts of energy to keep down the growing pressure of our negative feelings. There is a progressive loss of awareness and growth. There is a loss of creativity, energy and a real interest in others. There is no spiritual growth and eventually, we develop physical and emotional illnesses, and we age.

We Affect Others

The projections of these repressed feelings result in social problems, disorders, and the increase of selfishness and callousness in our society. Most damning is the inability to love, which leads to isolation and self-hatred.

One Feeling can have Thousands of Thoughts

The thoughts associated with even one feeling may literally run into the thousands. The understanding of the underlying feeling beneath the thoughts and its correct handling is, therefore, more rewarding and less time-consuming, then dealing with one’s thoughts.

Feelings create Thoughts

Fears lead to a feeling, which causes the conscious mind (ego)  to look outside itself for a reason for the feeling, all the while this thinking only reinforces and strengthens the feeling. The ego thrives on conflict, it loves to pit you against the world. The ego believes life is lived from the outside in. Spiritualists and Religious scholars all agree that life is lived from the inside out.

Like goes with Like

Finally, every feeling emits energy, either positive or negative. these different energies constellate into attractor patterns or levels of consciousness. Simply put “like goes with like”. Having an understanding of your feelings attractor patterns will help you control your thoughts.

As always, thanks for visiting. Dave



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