I’m a big fan of David R. Hawkins. He’s the medical doctor/psychiatrist who cured himself of various illnesses and went on to muscle test his way to Nirvana. He’s either enlightened or at least mapped out the path to enlightenment. His “map of consciousness” — a roadmap of our spiritual evolutionary potential — is brilliant.
Many people know of his famous book, Power vs. Force, which introduced the idea of muscle testing, or Applied Kinesiology, as a way to find Truth in any situation.
While some thought the muscle testing methodology was bogus, most realized Hawkins was pointing to Truth (with a capital T) and validating his map with testing. He even tested every line in his book, to be sure the entire volume calibrated at a high level and would be spiritually enriching to read. (As an author, I can’t imagine muscle testing every line in a book. Hats off to you, David.)
But few know Hawkins has gone well beyond that book into deeper areas of consciousness and spiritual research. His latest book, Healing and Recovery, is a collection of transcripts of talks he gave. It may be his most accessible work yet, probably because he’s a conversational speaker. He’s easy to follow. I’m reading it and can’t put it down. It’s eye-opening and well, enlightening.
Healing and Recovery is about stress, health, healing, sexuality, aging, worry, fear, anxiety, suffering, losing weight, depression, alcoholism, cancer, and death.
While the list of contents might seem staggering, his clinical prescription remains the same: wake up to how you are creating your life with your thoughts and move up the ladder of enlightenment to transcendence, or awakening.
Take stress management, for example.
Hawkins explains that “Stress results from a point of view — from what we hold in mind — and from our attitudes and beliefs.” There’s no such thing as escaping stress, he says, because stress is not “out there.”
As for losing weight, Hawkins (who lost fifty pounds with detachment) explains, “The body is an effect of what happens in the mind.” (I’ve read this chapter five times, just to “get” his higher message.)
As for cancer, it’s always about grief and fear. The solution “… depends on realizing that we are the one who decides that we are greater than the physical body, and that it is within the power of consciousness to call forth the healer within…”
I’ve twittered that I was reading Healing and Recovery and some people said they found Hawkins confusing. Ironically, that makes sense, as Hawkins’ “map of consciousness” reveals where you are mentally.
If you are at a lower level (in fear, for example) his higher levels (acceptance, for example) won’t make any sense to you.
If you are on the lower level of desire, the higher level of unconditional love won’t compute to you.
I’ve been saying for some time now that life is a process of awakening. The goal is to keep going up the ladder of consciousness. By reading David Hawkins — especially this recent book — you can gently expand your thinking, open your heart, and glide upwards.
Hawkins writes, “The most important message is that no one needs to succumb to or be the victim of any illness.”
Healing and Recovery is a 500+ page book that you may have to read and digest in bites, but the result can be the most fulfilling experience of your life.
David R. Hawkins has many books, DVDs, CDs, and more. His website is at www.veritaspub.com Check it out.
PS — Hawkins’ work fits nicely with Zero Limits. It’s all about reaching “Zero” – where stress doesn’t exist.