In a previous post we talked about the inferior levels of consciousness. We concluded that they are harmful for us as well as for others and that we can change them following three steps: become aware of them, affect them and replace them. The best way to reach the final step is to develop and cultivate superior levels of consciousness.
There are 9 superior levels of consciousness (from Power vs Force by David Hawkins): courage, neutrality, willingness, acceptance, reason, love, joy, peace and enlightenment. They are ordered hierarchically from courage to enlightenment. Each level of consciousness has a certain level of energy, the highest level of energy being found at the highest level of consciousness: enlightenment.
According to Hawkins, each of us is stuck at one single and pure level, even if not in a fatalistic way because we can act to accede at a higher level. However, Hawkins seems to suggest that for a period of time an individual is found just at one single and pure level.
I don’t agree with him at this point because I think that for that period that individual is found at a dominant level and not a pure one. In this time one may find himself at other levels as well, even if only for a very short time.
Even if we find ourselves at one dominant level, we can intentionally experiment other levels, in this way developing and cultivating them. Let say your dominant level is reason, you can set a period (an hour, day, week or month) in which you can intentionally experiment love. However, in this time you have to focus your resources in this direction.
If a level is higher, it incorporates those that are lower so we don’t need to experiment them intentionally, because we already master them. If it isn’t so then we aren’t at the level we think we are.
After setting the period of time in which you want to experiment a certain level and before taking action, you have to take a meditative time and visualize in detail how a person who is at that level is supposed to think, feel and behave. In this way you’ll have a fine representation of how you have to think, feel and behave.