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Consciousness Calibration of the States: the Final Group

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This is the last installment of the series to report the average levels of consciousness for the people living in the individual states in the USA. The levels of consciousness were measured (calibrated) using Dr. David R. Hawkins' Map of Consciousness. As has been the case with the prior installments in this series, the list order is based on the population of each state, from the largest to the smallest. Included in this group, though it is not a state, is the District of Columbia (Washington D.C.).


Part 5: The Final Group

In this, the last of five posts to report the average calibrated level of consciousness for all those living in each of the states in the United States of America, you will find the next 10 states. As before, they are organized by population in descending order, from the largest in this group, New Hampshire, to the smallest, Wyoming. Also included in this group is the District of Columbia aka: Washington D.C.

Since it is not a state, Washington D.C. is listed last on the table below. Based on its population, though, it could have been listed between Alaska and Vermont.

The order of reporting and listing is based solely on the population as shown in the 2020 US Census report. No other parameters were used to determine the order of the listing below and the order of the prior installments of this series, so please don’t assign any importance to the order.

The Pattern is Confirmed

The pattern first noted in Part 1, which continued in the subsequent parts of this series has been confirmed. The pattern is: The states whose residents have a higher average level of consciousness are the ones which value and promote the well being and success of all its citizens, and not just a select few, and who put the quality of life of their citizens over political dogma. One can also observe that those states which identify as conservative and religious and whose citizens tend to vote for those sorts of candidates in elections are states with population bases at the lower levels of consciousness.

This likely is the result of the events we've seen during the last 6 years including the renunciation of facts and truth, in favor political dogma, that many in those states have adopted. It also is interesting to note that the states whose residents calibrate at the lower levels of consciousness seem to rely more upon guidance from their religious institutions as their moral compass, rather then a broader, more inclusive and heartfelt perspective.

Their governments take what they believe is a higher moral positioning but testing reveals that they actually may be lower.

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A Message of Intent

As mentioned in the initial part of this series, intent is a major factor. Genuine intent, even if the goals of the intent are not actualized, will cause a higher calibrated level of consciousness. The states with lower levels of consciousness are the ones where the well-being of their residents seems to be less of a concern. It can be said that creating an environment of freedom and genuine quality of life for all their residents is not their intent. 

For the purposes of this series of articles and the calibrations made, the term residents includes all residents of the state, and not just a select few. In that context, it is logical to see that prioritizing the needs of all the people living in a state above all other interests, including business and commerce, tourism, development, and even religion would be indicative of a higher level of consciousness. This is not to say that these other issues are unimportant to the successful operation of a state and its affairs. However, looking out for one another — caring about others, and attempting to help all, regardless of beliefs — is a higher consciousness concept.

The Calibrations

The last group of ten states calibrated and included in this report, Part 5, in descending order of population are: New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Montana, Delaware, South Dakota, North Dakota, Alaska, Vermont, and Wyoming. As previously mentioned, also included in this group is the District of Columbia: Washington D.C. It is listed at the end but based on its population could have been inserted between Alaska and Vermont. 

Please Note: The calibrations below are not for the governments of the states. They are the average level of consciousness for all the residents of the state at the time the calibrations were made. State and national governments may be calibrated at a later date. State governments, however, are likely to be representations of the overall values of the people they represent.

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The calibrated level of consciousness for the states shown below are the Average Level for the Entire Population of each State on the date the calibration was made. In this case, all ten states below were calibrated on Monday, August 1, 2022 and Tuesday, August 2, 2022. The numbers continue from the prior part of this series — Part 4.

(by Population)


Calibrated Level
of Consciousness


New Hampshire






Rhode Island









South Dakota



North Dakota











*District of Columbia

Washington D.C.


Dr. Hawkins and His Calibrations for the USA

In one of his books, which I read many years ago so forgive me for not being able to cite the exact one, Dr. David R. Hawkins wrote that he calibrated the United States of America — the entire country — somewhere around level 400. (Again, forgive me for not remembering the book where this information was cited and the precise level of consciousness he calibrated.)

I am not questioning Dr. Hawkins' work. However, based on the average level of consciousness for the residents each state in the United States, it is clear that the average level of consciousness for the entire country — the United States of America — is no longer as high as the level Dr. Hawkins measured.

Key Takeaway...

When one chooses to trust outer-world dogma over intuitive knowing the lowering of consciousness is inevitable.

There could be several reasons for this difference. The most obvious is that the average level of consciousness for the populace of the USA may have dropped... Substantially. Dr. Hawkins' calibrations were likely made around 20 years ago and the makeup of the country has changed. This can be seen in the proliferation of false 'truths' substituting for facts, which in itself would cause a precipitous lowering of our collective consciousness.

The news organizations who present fantasy as actual fact and 'news', and these organization know who they are as they've made a conscious and deliberate decision to do to, certainly bear some responsibility for our collective fall.

But, certainly, there are other factors, too. Dr. Hawkins may have used slightly different parameters than I did when making his calibrations. For example, he may not have calibrated the average level of all residents of each state, as I did.

Ultimately, people must choose to believe things they intuitively know are false. When one chooses to trust outer-world dogma over intuitive knowing the lowering of consciousness is inevitable. When those already at the lower levels make the same choice they are destined to stay there.

The downside of denying truth and actively accepting falsehood is an equal decline in inner peace and happiness. When we choose to remain in, or revert to, a lower level of consciousness we also are choosing to increase our discomfort with ourselves, our life, and our existence in the world. We're choosing unhappiness rather than happiness and love.

It is true that many, if not most, do not realize they are making this choice at the time they make it. In fact, such a choice is usually made deep within by the Ego self. This sort of realization and understanding requires inner awareness, which can be acquired. However, whether one realizes it, or not, the net effect is the same: a decrease in a joyful human experience.

About Bruce

Bruce Bernstein has been a student of all things spiritual for over 35 years. As many do, he began with books, crystals, and other group activities. But his search became a solo journey. He had no teachers or gurus to consult with and this forced him to look within, to his inner guidance. This is where he found the best information and answers to his questions. He now teaches the things he learned with the hope of helping others more quickly accomplish what he did — to raise their level of consciousness — and to do it faster, more directly, and with fewer challenges.

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