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Consciousness is the state of being aware of one’s surroundings, thoughts and feelings. It can also be defined as an individual’s awareness and perception of their environment and themselves. Consciousness plays an important role in many disciplines including philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, computer science and artificial intelligence. There are a number of competing theories about how consciousness arises from biological processes within the brain.

Power vs. Force: An Anatomy of Consciousness (The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior) by David R. Hawkins is based on the author’s four decades of kinesiological research, which aims to reveal the truth about human consciousness and its relation to life in general. The outcome was that humans can access a “truth” signal that allows them to lead fulfilling lives if they are able to detect it at their level of consciousness. Those who don’t have this ability tend not only suffer but also fail miserably at life as well as relationships with others.

Every action and thought on earth can be tested with kinesiology, provided both the test subject and tester have a consciousness level of 200 or higher. Primitive societies tend to be fearful in nature because they are collectively stuck at a lower consciousness level. Modern civilization has an average collective consciousness of 204, which is open to new possibilities. Most people will only gain five points on the scale during their lifetimes, but those who seek truth may become enlightened with levels ranging from 700–1000.

The implications of a shared consciousness are significant. They impact every aspect of human endeavors, from commerce to the arts to politics. It is beneficial for people who have heightened their awareness levels in order to distinguish between truth and falsehoods.

Walmart is a good example of how alignment to your mission leads to success. The company’s sales associates were trained to be helpful and attentive. This led the company to have increased profit margins, which other retailers wanted for themselves. However, they lacked Walmart’s fundamental motivation of being genuinely helpful, so their employees only mimicked what the Walmart employees did without understanding why it was important. Therefore, Walmart remained successful while its competitors failed because they weren’t aligned with their mission as well as Walmart was.

In the field of consciousness, a person’s physical health can be measured by their level of truthfulness. The initial kinesiology test for measuring one’s level of consciousness is called “calibration.” This test measures how much an indicator muscle in one’s arm responds to statements that are true or false. A high level of consciousness indicates good health and will help a person detach from unhealthy behaviors or stresses that put his/her body at risk. Every body has its natural expiration date, but the overall quality and length of life depends on one’s level of consciousness.

There are people who use the process of enlightenment for their own gain. True consciousness is not about glamour, wealth or fame; it’s about understanding how things work and existing in a natural way within that world.

Key Point 1: Every human brain is akin to a computer capable of accessing a vast database of universal knowledge and truth.

No individual exists in a vacuum. Just as smartphones and computers can access the internet, each human brain has access to a universal database that is based on a larger collective consciousness. Studies have shown that muscles will strengthen or weaken in response to positive or negative stimuli, which led Hawkins to prove through kinesiology tests whether statements are true or false. While holding one arm parallel to the ground, subjects undergoing such tests are asked questions with yes/no answers. If the statement is false, they’ll find it easy for someone else to push their arm down; if it’s true, their muscle strength will resist attempts of being pushed down by others.

Power vs. Force Book Summary, by Dr. David R. Hawkins