Exploring Consciousness, Calibration and

The Work of Dr. David R. Hawkins, MD, PhD

Dr. David R. Hawkins was an enlightened man. Early in the 2,000's, I met privately with Dr. Hawkins at his home office in Sedona, AZ. I also attended an all-day seminar he presented the next day.

These two events were among several life-changing experiences I've been blessed to enjoy during this lifetime. You will find a blog post about that meeting in this section of my web site.

Additionally, you will find posts about calibration and the calibrated levels of consciousness for public and political figures, and more, made using Dr. Hawkins' scale, his Map of Consciousness, as well as other articles about consciousness and related topics.

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These articles speak to consciousness and the calibrated level of consciousness of some of our political leaders, candidates, and world figures, past and present. Also included are non-political people, ideologies, and events. When listening to, discussing, and evaluating ideas, institutions, and more, it is helpful to know the level of consciousness of those involved and making claims. Many times, truth is sacrificed to benefit the self-serving needs of the originator of the thought, statement, or idea. Lower calibrating individuals are more likely to distort the truth to suit their personal agendas.

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Dr. Hawkins - Background

For those not familiar with Dr. David R. Hawkins, MD, PhD, and his work, the first thing to know is he was an enlightened man. When I use the word ‘enlightened’, I mean in the biblical sense. His level of consciousness had reached the higher levels.

Hawkins also was brilliant, and a scientist. He was a medical doctor, a practicing psychiatrist. His science-based background and training led to a perspective that was a little unusual for spiritual teachers. And he was a spiritual teacher.

He felt an obligation to share the wisdom he’d gained and wrote many books elaborating on his understanding of spirituality. His books were not easy to read, as he wrote to his level of intelligence, which was substantial.

His Spiritual Teachings

In the past, most spiritual teachers approached the subject from a very right-brained perspective. Hawkins’, applying his scientific background and brilliance, seemed to try to balance this by adding a left-brained aspect to the subject of spirituality.

In fact, much of his work was centered around something he created and called the “Map of Consciousness”, which was an logarithmic scale to ‘quantify’ spirituality. It was his attempt to give spirituality a more tangible context to help people better understand and learn from it.

His ultimate goal was to help people understand themselves in the context of consciousness, which I believe he would agree is the foundation for all things in our vast universe, both physical and non-physical.

Our Meeting

Having met with him, both privately and at one of his many all-day seminars, I can truly say that being in his presence was an ‘energetic’ experience. Higher consciousness beings bring forth and exude a higher level of energy, which is easily felt by those who have begun opening and awakening their inner selves.

For my private meeting, I went to his home, where he had an office in the back of the house. He came to the back door, a private entrance to the office, and invited me into a little room. Pointing to a chair to the side of the one he sat in behind his desk, he asked me to sit. The office was a little cluttered, but comfortable. Unassuming and rustic.

During both my private and public meetings with him, the energy I felt was substantial. In fact, during our private session together, I had many questions I wanted to ask. I’d prewritten a list, which I had in my pocket.

While I believe he would have been happy to answer them, his intention leaned a different way. He was there more to ‘share energy’. His way won. He’d said that words weren’t necessary, stating that it was best to experience the energy.

We did talk, though, but most of my questions went unasked. Our conversation went in very a different direction, a more personal direction, which he controlled with his questions. He wanted to know about me.

His Town

As I remember, and it was about 15 or 20 years ago when I met with him so some of my memories have gotten vague, his home was on a vast plateau in the outer regions of Sedona, Arizona. The views from his place were expansive.

To get to his house, I think I drove along at least 1 dirt road. At that time, Sedona was a very small and unpopulated town away from most of the hustle-bustle of regular life. But beyond the town’s isolation, he was not isolated. There were other homes along the road. He had neighbors, just like one might see in any other small, western town. It reminded me a little of Taos, NM, where I’d lived for a short time in the early ‘90’s.

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The meeting itself was short, just over 30 minutes. But it was enjoyable. When I left, I was satisfied. I’d fulfilled my desire to meet the man, which began after I’d read one of his books, “The Eye of the I”.

During the meeting, I did feel the energy he wanted to ‘share’. So much so, in fact, that after only a few minutes in his presence, I felt as though I were floating above the chair I was sitting upon. It was an interesting and pleasant feeling. Not alarming at all. I’d actually felt this one other time before and that was during a session with a ‘channel’ in New York City.

The Seminar

Two days later, I attended an all-day seminar event, where he presented information about the final ‘door’ one must open and enter to reach enlightenment. It was about 5 or 6 hours of him talking, with a lunch break. It, too, was in Sedona, at a facility that could accommodate all the people who were there, approximately 500.

In fact, there were more people than could fit in the auditorium where he spoke. So, some watched on closed circuit televisions in other rooms within the facility. I was lucky enough to get a ticket to be in the room where he spoke. This, I believe was good fortune, if not predestined.

After the seminar, while driving back to Flagstaff, AZ, where I was staying with a friend, I felt my body begin to vibrate again – tingle – as it had during our private meeting.

This time, though, perhaps from being in a room so close to him for several hours, the intensity was profound, and much greater than what I’d experienced after my private meeting.

The friend I was staying with had organized a fund-raising dinner that evening in Flagstaff for many people – over 100, I believe. I met her at the facility before the stated start time. It was our plan that I would help her set up and, at her direction, I began working.

The Power of The Energy

Then, after only about 10 minutes, I had to sit. The energy flowing through my body had gotten so intense, it was overwhelming. My body was vibrating, and my head was buzzing. It was a very pleasant feeling, but I had no choice but to sit.

And, the only place that felt right was the floor. So, I sat in a quiet spot against a wall. My friend asked if I was okay and I explained what was happening. She laughed and continued her work.

I sat on the floor for at least 30 minutes, even as guests began arriving for this lovely event, all the while enjoying the euphoric energy that was flowing through my body. That was the power of the energy shared by an enlightened man.

Later that evening, about 7 hours after I was forced to the floor by the energetic charge bubbling through my body, my friend and I were back at her small home, an a-frame in Flagstaff. We were talking – catching up.

She was interested in hearing everything about my private meeting and the seminar. (We’d not been able to speak much prior to this, as she’d been busy preparing for the event.) During this conversation, unbeknownst to me, she began feeling the energy, too. It was flowing from my body, to hers.

I had no idea this was happening until she said something. First, I saw her eyes open wide and a broad smile shape her face. She then told me that her body was vibrating, which is when I shared with her what had been happening to me. It was only then that she understood why I’d sat on the floor earlier.

We continued talking for about an hour. During that time, the energy I was feeling in my body didn’t wane, and neither did it for my friend.

This was the power of these meetings with an enlightened man.

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.

What's Your Level?

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Dr. David R. Hawkins gave us a device to track our progress,
to quantify our level of consciousness: The Map of Consciousness.
This gives us the ability to measure progress and know if we're advancing to higher levels.

Your current level of consciousness is not static. It is dynamic. It is changeable.
You can advance to the realms of higher consciousness — even Enlightenment — or you can slip backwards.

Knowing your current level of is like finding your location on a map.
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