Happiness expressed through our spiritual intelligence is best understood vibrationally. David R. Hawkins, M.D., developed a vibrational “map of consciousness,” which he outlined in his revolutionary book Power vs. Force. Hawkins calibrated the range of possible human vibrations, or spiritual intelligence, on a scale from one to 1,000: a vibration of one is very near death; a vibration of 1,000 was the highest possible frequency of consciousness for mankind.
Each vibrational range had a corresponding emotional level. Through Hawkins’s work we can actually measure the growth of spiritual intelligence. Here is a brief sketch of the “map”:
Spiritual intelligence vibrating below 200, the level of courage, was “life depleting” and considered negative. Consciousness vibrating above 200 was “live affirming” and considered positive. The vibration level of 200 was the tipping point in attuning our awareness.
Vibrationally speaking, happiness occurred when our conscious state of being peaked between frequencies of 500 to 540, or between love and joy. In Japanese, the word sartori represented a temporary experience of enlightenment, spiking into the 700-plus range of vibration.
Each vibration was also logarithmic. Hawkins wrote, “The calibration figures do not represent an arithmetic but a logarithmic progression. Thus, a level of 300 is not twice the amplitude of 150; it is 300 to the tenth power (30010).” Raising the vibration a few degrees meant a substantial increase in power.
Dr. Hawkins’ “map of consciousness” is just one yardstick to measure our journey of spiritual evolution. We may be fortunate enough to experience the states of higher vibration: love, extended happiness, even sartori. But these experiences, often all too brief, are signposts to show us the way. They give us a taste and feel of “the high life,” of an enlightened life that fulfills its potential.
Love your way,
Alan Davidson, founder of
and author of Body Brilliance:
Mastering Your Five Vital
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