I have just finished reading this incredible book called Power versus Force – David Hawkins
It seems like a very important time to think about these concepts with the world in lockdown. So here goes.
Force automatically creates a counter force. Force must always be justified. Force always moves against something. It is essentially incomplete and must be constantly fed. Force has an insatiable appetite. Force always creates a counter force, its effect is to polarise. This leads to conflict and the cost is high. Force always produces win/loose scenarios and creates enemies. Constantly faced with enemies, force needs to be defended. Defensive strategies are costly. Force is seductive and gives rise to a certain level of false patriotism and nationalism. Force is rooted in the material world. Force is arrogant. Force is self-serving.
Power on the other hand uplifts, dignifies and enables. Power is total and complete. It requires nothing outside of itself and makes no demands of others. Power gives life and energy. Force takes it away. True power originates from consciousness – a visible manifestation of the invisible. Power brings joy. Power originates in the mind. Power is not glamourous, it is unassuming. Power serves others. Power is unlimited. Many political and social movements begin with true power but as time goes on they become corrupted by self-seeking individuals. They end up relying on force and this will lead to their downfall. This pattern is repeated in history time and time again.
This map of consciousness indicates the levels of consciousness. Anything below 200 is not supportive of life, both individually and collectively. People with a consciousness level below 200 see themselves as victims. They see the source of all their problems originating out there. An enormous leap is required to take back one’s power with the realisation that happiness is found within and not out there. 85% of the world’s population is said to resonate below the critical 200 level of consciousness. Many people live in fear. Only 8% of the global population resonate above the level of reason at 400.
Kindness is one of the most significant transformational acts of all. To reach levels of unconditional love and joy requires an inward journey. Love is a state of being. It is a way of relating to the world. Creating space for a world that is forgiving, supportive and nurturing is living in a loving way. Above the levels of 500 the world seems to work effortlessly by synchronicity. The world becomes a place of love and Divinity and Grace. Individual will and Divine Will merge. It is at these levels that there is a realisation of the interconnectedness of the world.
It is important for those operating at the levels of apathy to move to a level of grief, followed by fear and then desire which propels one upward to anger and then pride and ultimately courage. It is at this level of consciousness where one can begin to engage more positively in the world.
Emotions that weaken are to be avoided – shame, hopelessness, guilt, fear, hatred and pride. Pride often comes before a fall.
Emotions that strengthen and uplift are to be encouraged – courage, acceptance, truth, reason, love, beauty, joy and finally peace.
Mankind has the ability to resonate at a higher level of consciousness by simply increasing his or her buoyancy and with an open heart and mind will effortlessly rise to a higher state of consciousness. Force can never accomplish this feat – only power and a journey inward and not outward.