The Map Of Consciousness Explained & How To Level It Up?
Updated: Jan 13
Did you know that consciousness creates your reality?
YEP. Why? That's simple.
Consciousness is energy. It's your beliefs, emotions, and thoughts, resulting in how you show up in this world. It's how you make choices and decide whether to take action. And get results.
Let's say, for example, you want to buy a dream home.
You could think: "Yes, I afford it or at least find ways of making it a reality." And you'd have uplifting emotions, right? And then you'd take action like going online to check the available homes, for a real estate agent, or your money plan options.
Step-by-step, you'd move in the direction of your dream home.
It's the belief "Yes, I can" that moves you forward and towards your result.
On the other hand, if you'd think: "A dream home? No way. That's not in my cards!" You'd create disempowering emotion and would probably stop right there. No action and then sadly no result.
This logic applies to anything in life.
Thoughts and emotions become actions, and that leads to your result.
It's so simple.
Now, what would you say if I'd tell you, you can level up your consciousness and by that magically level up your entire life?
Getting results much quicker, much easier? Because on top of the equation thought & emotions = actions = results, you'd be more in alignment with your Universal guidance, make better, because more aligned choices and are in much better health and flow?
Well, you guessed it;). You absolutely can.
Dr. David Hawkins has given us a very helpful tool to understand the correlations between consciousness (again thoughts and emotions), our overall well-being, and the ability to shape our outer world:
The Map of Consciousness®.
By becoming aware of the consciousness you are mostly in, you can decide to level it up and take action upon this decision.
We're no victim to our circumstances. When we know, we have the chance to change it.
So let's begin by giving you a short heads up where this Map comes from, and then a deep dive into the Map step by step.
2. How did The Map of Consciousness of Dr. David Hawkins come about?
Dr. Hawkins (1927 - 2012) was a psychiatrist and best-selling author. He was convinced that spirituality could help heal people and thus this planet.
During 20 years of research, Dr. Hawkins used muscle testing and conducted more than 250,000 calibrations to define a range of values, attitudes, and emotions that correspond to levels of consciousness. This range of values--along with a logarithmic scale of 1 to 1,000--became the Map of Consciousness, which Dr. Hawkins first wrote about in his New York Times bestseller, Power vs. Force.
3. Now: The Map
As we now know, The Map of Consciousness® is an essential framework on human consciousness and associated energy fields. Now I'll walk you through the map (from lowest to highest) and what you can do right away to reflect is ask yourself: Where am I currently mostly at? Of course, emotions are dynamic, so we're not happy-clappy or super angry all day long. So where are you MOSTLY vibrating at? Write it down without judgement.
The Out Of The Zone 1
- Or how I call it the "Under The Blanket Stage"
At the very bottom of the scale is the consciousness of shame (at 20), guilt (at 30), apathy (at 50), grief (at 75), and fear (at 100).
It's when you really can't create much, feeling stuck in negative emotions and turning in cycles. When I work with clients who are mostly in that state or get there quickly, it's evident to show them how to create positive energy, so they get motivation and energy to get out of bed at all.
Out of the Zone 2
- Or how I call it the "Treadmill Stage"
Moving up, we have the consciousness of desire (at 125), anger (150), and pride (175).
Now, there is some movement, sometimes even hyperactivity, but without much purpose. I have been in that state primarily until my transformation and on a treadmill. I lived to outside expectations and status and was in a high-performance job that allowed me to run away from myself. But what made me feel exhausted most of the time.
Both out of the Zone stages are, according to Dr. Hawkins, linked to poor health. It's where you mostly identify with your body and your outside circumstances, opinions, and priming
- or how I call it the "Action Stage"
Now, finally, there is positivity in the mix, which means more productivity, happiness, and good health. You take action, face your traumas and let go of the illusion of being trapped. You take self-responsibility for your life and create it.
The consciousness we're talking about is courage (at 200), trust (at 250), optimism (at 310), and forgiveness (at 350).
To me, it's when you start to awaken to your power and authentic purpose. And when you realize how much you can actually influence in your world. Not feeling like a victim to circumstances any longer but a creator of life.
This stage is exciting because so much development takes place. You start to listen to your intuition more and more and feel the richness of being alive.
And then it just gets better...
- Or how I call it the "Eagle Stage"
This stage is reached when you vibrate mostly at 400, which is the consciousness of understanding.
Understanding of yourself and others. Not being overly identified with the ego anymore but able to see the world from very different angles and viewpoints. Without getting triggered or reactive. And creating meaningful relationships with others.
- Or how I call it the "Magician Stage"
It's when you vibrate at love (500) or above: gratitude (519), joy (540), and peace (600). Or enlightenment being the absolute highest at 1000.
Now bliss and ultimate flow enter your life. Being in great health and vitality, connected to yourself, others, the world, and the universe at large.
In this stage, oh my gosh, so many synchronicities are happening. And it feels as if you don't put any effort into anything anymore. It's just playing and serving and living.
Note: The Map of Consciousness® is trademarked, so you can purchase the infographic on Dr. David Hawkins site.
How to use it?
Now, that's the Map, giving you a framework to reflect upon your current state of consciousness. But how to level up into higher states?
There are, of course, many ways on how to move out of lower states. In our ALIVE! Mastermind program we do all of them help you thrive.
One very simple process that helped me and clients massively with navigating through this process of self-transformation your can do straight away.
The Intention - Observation - Action - Exercise.
Our intention creates our reality - Wayne Dyer
Most of us are highly critical of ourselves, judgmental even. Looking at the map, maybe analyzing our past and then creating self-talk in our heads like, "oh gosh, for most of my life, I was in hyper-active mode, which means I'm in such low states of consciousness."
If you start there, you might manifest, confirm, and strengthen what you do not want: Lower levels of consciousness. You create low vibrations of shame and guilt. And that's not what you want, right?
So let's start differently.
With your end goal. The consciousness you'd like to move towards.
Start with an intention. Become clear of where you want to move towards in the next weeks and months. Write it down like a commitment to yourself.
Use the words "I AM" to intensify the intention and give the universe the signal that it's already a reality. Write down, for example: "I am optimistic," "I am forgiving," or " I am love."
The highest spiritual practice is self-observation without judgment. - Swami Kripalu
Now observe yourself. Not like a maniac, but gently, without judgment. Most of us have been there. You are a gift to this world. You are taking self-responsibility and transforming yourself. That's A LOT!!!!
By observing, you simply make the unconscious thoughts and behaviors conscious. When you catch yourself with negative, judgemental stuff in your head and out of your mouth, you can now "catch them" gently and turn them into positive.
I know this sounds simple. And too good to be true. But you know what? I did it like that, and so did clients of mine. It worked and according to neuroscience setting intentions and speaking them into reality isn't so dumb after all;)))
Emotion creates reality. Reality demands action. - Brian Eno
The last part is taking action. Every emotion is getting real in the action we take. How we behave towards another person, the words we use in our head and out loud. And the next steps we take.
Ask yourself. How can you translate your intention more and more into actions?
Like when you want to be optimistic, practicing optimistic self-talk and doing something you would normally not do—trusting that all will turn out well.
Or when wanting to be love practicing self-care every single day and reaching out to friends to say thank you for their amazing companionship.
Have fun designing your reality. Take one step at a time and truly enjoy this process.
You are so incredibly powerful. Disempowerment is going to stop this second, right? :)
Cause we are moving into a different world now. You deserve EVERYTHING AND MORE.
And I am certain that The Map of Consciousness by Dr. Hawkins, along with the Intention - Observation - Action - Exercise, helps you to get closer and closer and closer towards your desired way of being.
All my love for now, Hedi
PS: Ready to move out of the treadmill life you live and step into your authentic power and purpose? Our next Mastermind ALIVE! will start soon.