Consciousness is Important! What Level are You?

by Patrick Hercus

When talking about transformation, consciousness and success in one sentence I usually receive an odd or vacant look, followed with questions like, what do you mean? or what does it have to do with success, why is it important? or what level am I ………? Here are some explanations.

Levels of Consciousness

David R. Hawkins MD., Ph.D. in his book Power vs Force has this to say;  “The ways the various levels of human consciousness express themselves are profound and far-reaching; their effects are both gross and subtle. All levels below 200 are destructive of life in both the individual and society at large; all levels above 200 are constructive expressions of power. The decisive level of 200 is the fulcrum that divides the general areas of force and power”.

Personally I have noticed that I can be at 100 and later on be at 600, what is important is my average, where I hang out consistently.

levels scale

Here is an experiment for you, pick an emotional state under 200 and below what your lower level is and be that for a few hours. Try this someplace of minimum importance where you are interacting and communicating.

  1. see how people respond or react to you
  2. see how your view of life changes
  3. see how your view of yourself changes
  4. how do your feelings and experiences different?

The next part is to do the opposite, choose an emotional state above 200 and higher than what your usual level is and be that for a few hours. This time experiment anyplace you choose.

  1. see how people respond or react to you
  2. see how your view of life changes
  3. see how your view of yourself changes

4)  how do your feelings and experiences change?

There are two very important reasons for these exercises.

  1. To really understand the power an emotional state has in our world to be either destructive or constructive
  2. That it is possible to choose our emotional state, this does take practice
  3. Once we become aware, we are far more likely on an automatic or subconscious level to choose the state that takes us in the direction we wish to go

Why Consciousness equals Success

I always find it amazing how one “angry” person at a social gathering will affect and change the “level of consciousness” in a room. We hear this all the time that success attracts success, one part of the success puzzle is having the job/experience/education the other half is having the consciousness. Who would you rather support and follow (assuming both people have the same resume) a person who averages at 150 anger or someone who averages at 200 courage or even 350 acceptance?

Why Consciousness is Important

Cindy (not her real name) had tried everything she could, to meet “the guy”she didn’t know what she didn’t know. She met lots of men however her connections never went anywhere, a few dates maybe a year and the guy would disappear. How could an attractive, well educated, successful woman strike out endlessly in the dating game? Needless to say Cindy was becoming depressed, shameful, angry and even apathetic. The men she was meeting were actually becoming less and less committal and appealing, which began to lead to a way of thinking “that all men were ——-“. During a session we talked and she began to understand that her emotional outlook and state of mind (consciousness) had a very significant impact on the quality of men that were showing up in her life. We worked on moving her up the consciousness scale.

Cindy then understood that “competitive, stressful, intense work consciousness” needed to be very different than “dating consciousness”which need to be willingness, acceptance, joy and love. That work Cindy was very professional and becoming less appealing because of her lowered levels of consciousness. Dating Cindy needed to be   more heart based and less risk adverse to use a business term. It took some work for her to actually change her consciousness, however within a couple of months she started dating men that were sincere and saw her as partner material. We are now working on how she reacts when in a committed relationship.

3 Tools for Transforming Your Consciousness

Step 1

Objectively look at your situation as if you were your own coach. (friends and colleagues may be able to help, however they are usually to close to see objectively and are generally just as stuck.)

Step 2

Look at what level (on average) according to Dawkins that you are trying to solve the problem from or living life at.

Step 3

Devise a plan to up your level to the next highest, one level at a time you will get better results. If on average you are at a 150: anger or frustration then what changes would you need to make to be at a 175: pride? Be careful with this, try to stay out of blame and focus only on yourself.

Have fun with this article. I always find it amazing how a person’s consciousness  can change by having the right information and  a simple yet effective way to implement the changes.

About the Author Patrick Hercus

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