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Map of Consciousness: Where are you at?

To those of you who watch my Instagram, you may have noticed I recently put up a livestream explaining how I've come across the concepts of emotions calibrating at different levels. This basically means that everything in the world has its own energy frequency, I just didn't know that feelings had them as well, and more importantly, that they can be measured. I was inspired by David Hawkins' book Power vs Force, and something about it resonated with me - it just had to be shared.

Unfortunately, the livestream was a bit of a flop: it didn't get many views, I didn't explain the whole idea as well as I'd hoped to. By the end, I left feeling I hadn't given the work enough credit and there was still something bigger to be said. But what?

The answer came late one evening, after revisiting something strangely similar to the map, except I'd drawn it as a child. It was where I'd taken a page filled with different sized squares and labelled them with different emotions, then coloured the squares in according to which colour I thought suited that mind-state best. The page served no purpose at the time, but for some reason I knew I shouldn't throw it away. I guess now I know why...

My thoughts were, ok, so I didn't explain what the chart meant very well, but I still want to help people raise their vibe. Why not, then, turn it into an activity?

It's not always easy to be brutally honest with ourselves, but if we want to break out of old habits and become more happy on the whole, the first step is to do exactly that. Here's a little exercise that's broken down into different parts, but what you'll need is a pen, paper and your thinking caps.

First and foremost, I would recommend watching this video that tells you what the different emotions are and how they compare to each other on an energetic level. It's not the only version, but this is the one I watched and it explained the terms very well and simply. Short on time? Why not listen in while you're on the bus, washing up, doing some other tasks, etc?

  1. This is the warm up, as it shouldn't take more than one day to complete. Once you've looked at the video and understood what's what, think of 1-2 examples from your life (more recent is better) where you've experienced each emotional state quite strongly. Or something memorable, something that's stuck in your mind. Take time to remember the details, what happened, how you felt, reacted, how your views or general life might have changed afterwards, if you learnt anything. Be as specific as possible. Don't worry if you can't think of an occasion for each one - especially on the upper and lower ends of the scale. It might just mean those levels are still ahead for you.

  2. Again, just a quick one, more for fun than anything else. Try colour coding the emotions listed above, plus as many others as you can think of. It doesn't have to mean anything, just whatever feels right and pleases your eye.

  3. Moving on, we're going to use a calendar to put the colours into practice. First two parts may be enough for you, that's fine, but if you want to do the exercise properly, you need to commit to a bit of thinking at the end of every day. No exceptions, thank you. The minimum time scale is a month, the max is, well, however long you want to do it for. All you have to do is, before going to bed, look through your day honestly and critically. How was this day for me and what was the main, overriding emotion I had? Was I chilled or did I let things get to me? Was I mainly excited, angry, or plain tired? You're going to use the colour code to mark down what this day meant to you. If you feel you want to keep a bit of a diary too, go for it. The point is to do this day in, day out. Towards the end of the month what you'll see is a clear pattern of what your mind's 'climate' is like, which is crucial to know if you want to get it higher. Even if you're up and down on an emotional rollercoaster, that's still a pattern! Your goal might be to even it out, right?! Also, what's good about having a scale is that you can actually work with it. It's not really enough to say 'I'm a happy person,' or 'I'm a sad person.' If you want to feel better and work on any problems, it's great to see where you're at exactly and what the next stage up is!

  4. Last part is up to you. You've seen what you're like, recognized it, and should by now noticed any issues in life that need particular attention. Use what you've done so far to make a plan of action, with the question: what's holding me back from stepping up the ladder of consciousness? With that in mind, all the best stepping forward. (PS. Asking for help is not a weakness. We need it all, at times.)

Now... that seems like a better way of appreciating and sharing the new concept I learnt. Feels good too.

If you're really feeling adventurous, why not research some of Hawkins' other work?? (Disclaimer: heavy spiritual content. Not for the faint hearted).

Last of all, I whole-heartedly welcome any feedback, comments, if you want to share how you got on with this idea. Hope it helps, now happy vibing!! :)

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