Living as a vibrational being, Part 3: Choose your vibration; choose your experience.

(This is part 3 of a 4-part blog.)

In this blog post I offer examples of a series of situations that I feel could be instructive to help you to learn how to shift your way of perceiving and experiencing your world into a more energetic or vibrational way of being. Actually, learning how to “feel” your way through life rather than think your way through life can be very practical as well as liberating.

Here is a real-world example: You routinely walk into your place of work one morning and sit down at your desk and begin your normal work regimen. Within a minute or so a co-worker comes up to you and starts to very negatively complain about the boss and she just won’t stop. She is very intense and totally preoccupied. There is no stopping her, you can’t get a word in edgewise.

As this is going on, you have a choice to either join your co-worker in her vibrations of negativity and anger by joining in the conversation or you can step back and instead do your best to neutrally witness her behavior. Rather than getting caught up in the same negative vibrations which will only drain you and bring you down—no matter how justified they may seem—you can choose to hold a higher vibration and stay out of the fray. Or you can join in and get all riled up and expend and waste a lot of misdirected energies.

Now to continue the saga, a few minutes after the first co-worker leaves another co-worker comes by and starts ragging very negatively about the person you were just talking to. As this begins to happen, again, you have a choice to either join him in his vibrations of negativity and jealousy towards her or you can simply let him blow of some steam for a few minutes and then go back to work. He can either become a significant part of your experience that day or the experience with him is simply just a passing blip on your screen.

Next, he leaves and you finally get back to your work only to discover that your computer is frozen and you can’t get any work done. So, again, you have a choice to either get all bent out of shape about it and choose a series of negative currents of energy to jump into—victimhood, being overwhelmed, anger, etc.; or you can choose to accept what is happening as part of the flow of what working with computers is all about and simply get someone to fix the computer while you get some other work done.

If the above examples don’t exactly apply to you, I’m sure that you have had similar ones happen at times.

As vibrational beings we choose the vibration that we resonate with. It’s all a choice. We can choose to be conscious and intentional with regard to the energies we engage with and focus on or not.

Please note that if you had chosen to get all embroiled in the “drama” of the above three scenarios, you would have felt drained and exhausted within the first half-hour of your work. On the other hand, if you had stayed centered and in a high vibration, you would be fresh, clear and sharp and full of energy for the rest of the day.

We either attune ourselves to the highest energies; or we don’t. Our environment doesn’t determine our experiences; what we chose to focus on does.

We choose the vibration we resonate with by virtue of what we focus on. We see what we are looking at and what we are looking for. It’s all about vibration and where we focus our attention. It’s all a choice.

We can evolve into conscious creators; that is, the conscious choosers of the vibrations/energies we interact with.

This is the evolutionary path we are on. And as we develop the “heart-mind” that White Eagle speaks of, we accelerate our growth and enhance and enrich our experiences of life. It’s all an inside job!

When you have learned to think with your heart instead of with your brain,

you will have taken a great step forward.

The humanity of the future will think with the heart-mind,

for intuition is the next sense which will be developed in humankind.

This is the third part of a four-part blog.

Living as a vibrational being, Part 2: We are intuitive beings first

(Please read part 1 if you haven’t yet.)

Everyone is capable of learning to interpret and “pick up” on energy and to connect to the universal energies, if they wish. This is not only the province of psychics, mystics, healers and the divinely ordained and gifted ones. Actually, we are all evolving in this direction. It’s part of our essential nature.It’s in our DNA.

White Eagle wrote, “When you have learned to think with your heart instead of with your brain, you will have taken a great step forward. The humanity of the future will think with the heart-mind, for intuition is the next sense which will be developed in humankind.”

We are coming full-circle. Actually, we have always been able to do this, but simply forgot. We put our ego and overly rational minds in charge and forgot that our minds are meant to be the servant of our Soul/Heart and not the other way around. 

We are intuitive beings first. We are not “talking heads.” We are “feeling hearts.”

Modern science has discovered that the human heart is 5,000 times magnetically stronger than the human brain and 100 times electrically stronger. As well, the heart senses first and then sends the signals/stimuli it senses to the brain.

In other words, who is your Master: your rational, logical, analytical ego mind with its false sense of superiority and delusions of grandeur or your heart or Soul who knows who you are and why you are here and can easily “pick up” on the more subtle energies? 

The logical mind cannot comprehend that which it is not.

You can only “feel into” who you are. You can’t “think into” who you are. The mind measures, analyzes, and judges things, thus it just skims the surface of what it is observing. The heart, on the other hand, “feels” and thus becomes “one with” its object of attention and thus knows it from within—from the inside out.  It “sees” and “feels” into the whole energy of what it places it attention on. It becomes its object of attention. It knows it.

So, from my point of view, we are here to “feel” our way through life rather than “think” our way through life.

In the Cloud of Unknowing we find: Only by love can God be beholden, not by thought.

This is the second part of a four-part blog.

The 2020s: A Decade of Healing, Wholeness, and Empowerment

A few weeks ago it came to me in a flash that the 2020s are the “Decade of Healing, Wholeness, and Empowerment.” With this insight came the knowing that there is unprecedented energetic and spiritual support available at this time for humans to remember who we really are, to heal ourselves, and to heal the natural world. Since then I have observed that this support is so powerful, in fact, that even people who have not been inclined toward spiritual practices are having unexpected awakening experiences.

Indeed, this seems to be a time of spiritual surprises. More and more of my clients are experiencing a dramatic expansion of consciousness and an acceleration of ego death, which can be quite unsettling, as well as other signs – usually some kind of crisis – that deep healing is occurring or is ready to occur for them on a soul level. In addition, many people are reporting “symptoms” that are actually collective in nature, for instance powerful emotions or thoughts that do not seem to be their own.

Since I am able to calibrate where these emotions, thoughts, and other issues are coming from within the field of being, I can reassure people that they are not going insane and help them to discover the golden opportunity that is being presented. In most cases, they are accessing domains of collective consciousness with which they are in resonance, and this link gives them a unique opportunity to heal something in themselves that is usually quite subtle while also contributing to the healing of other people, nature, and the planet – for there are direct correspondences between all of these.

Recently I have gone further in exploring the general principle that all instances of physical, emotional, and mental turbulence have their origin in realms of our own consciousness that we have not yet recognized as ourselves. In particular, I have been seeing improvements in the mental health of coaching clients, and these shifts seem to be connected with the fundamentally spiritual work that we are engaged in. This work involves becoming familiar with the levels and aspects of individual and collective being, bringing the enlightened self into the foreground, noticing where issues are active within the extended system of self, and integrating all of these into a whole, awakened person.

What I have witnessed so far suggests that the need for conventional therapies decreases as the integration of insights at the level of one’s enlightened self resolves the basic, existential confusions that lead to problematic behaviors. Although the most recent observations relate primarily to the mental and emotional health of coaching clients, I have also been seeing indications that physical health improves as we untangle the true nature of being and develop a much more spiritually accurate concept of the self.

So what is it that we are untangling? What would be a more accurate concept of the self? And what is the golden opportunity that is being offered by the healing crises and puzzling symptoms that people are experiencing? We are being invited, collectively, into the double realization that (a) the self that appears to be disconnected from life, the divine, and other human beings is a fictitious idea, sustained mainly by the flimsy evidence of fragmented perception, and (b) all that we experience is our Self, which is the one Self of every being and every thing. As we all share the same Self, there is nothing that could ever be other than us or outside of us. The crises and various symptoms are, by and large, spiritual in nature, and they are encouraging us to recognize this inviolable wholeness. They are a loud knocking on the door of our awareness, attempts to call our attention to components of ourselves that we have regarded as other, which are essential to our well-being and which now need to be integrated into our awareness of who we are.

Since it is all-embracing, the realization of our profound wholeness is for everyone, not only people who meditate, pray, or practice yoga. The key to widespread healing is wholeness, and the result of wholeness is individual and collective empowerment. When we are healed and in our power we will repair society, Earth’s ecosystems, and the world as a living, breathing superorganism of consciousness. But first, as the wave of collective awakening rises further and sweeps the planet, the majority of people are likely to be caught by surprise, and they will need loving assistance in order to comprehend what has happened. This is, therefore, a decade for healers, spiritual teachers, and all who have already awakened to refine their gifts and show up generously in support of healing, wholeness, and empowerment for all.

Please join Yanni Maniates and Jeff Vander Clute on February 22, 2020 for an online journey of “Accessing Your Full Potential for Healing and Empowerment.” We will explore the themes in this article, experience meditations and transmissions, and learn a method for working with the enlightened self to initiate healing in the roots of being.

Living as a vibrational being, Part 1: We are conscious energy

We exist in a world with many different types of vibrations and stimulation. Our lives are filled with a surplus of energetic experiences. From the womb through infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood we are always picking up on and being bombarded by all kinds of energies.

We usually pick up on these energies subconsciously. They affect us, but we don’t realize that we are constantly picking up other people’s energies, as well as the energies of water, stones, plants, animals, electromagnetic waves, etc.

Simply stated, we are vibrational beings who continually pick up myriad energies of all different kinds.

We are entering an era now where our previously limited perceptions in this regard are expanding quantumly. Our beliefs about who we are and what we are possible of achieving and experiencing are being radically transformed to reveal that we live in a world of incredible depth and beauty that we did not previously realize existed simply because we had a very limited awareness about ourselves, our potential, and about the world we live in.

We have lived in the dark. But now it is dawning on us that we are much more than the physical eye and rational mind can perceive.

Shifting our perspective to the non-physical vibrational world that is all around us can be a bit of a challenge, given our very narrow over-reliance on empirical sciences and left-brain logic. The key is to shift gradually and to incorporate more and more of an energetic perspective about our lives and the world. By appreciating that every person and every “thing” has a unique energy signature, and that even our emotions, feelings, and words are energy, we will radically transform ourselves and our experience of the world.

Vine Deloria, a Native-American scholar wrote in this regard:

For primitive people the presence of energy and power is the starting point of their analysis and understanding of the natural world…primitive people felt power, but did not measure it.  Today we are able to measure power, but do not feel it.

As well, Rene Dubos wrote: Sometimes the more measurable drives out the most important.

By expanding our awareness in this way, we accept that we are picking up on energy and vibration throughout our day. Once we open to this paradigm, we can begin to assess how we feel in relationship to these countless energies. We can learn to trust our “gut” feelings, hunches, and instincts as a legitimate way to interpret and understand ourselves, others, and the world we live in.

Graduation from our beliefs, Part 2: Our only true reference point is within. Live from the inside out.

(Note: This is part 2 of a 2-part blog.)

When we reach the point in our personal evolution of going beyond being stuck in any particular belief system or systems, events in our lives truly have meaning because their meaning comes from within us and not from an external source. We are connected to the power and essence of our source. We no longer need to go outside of ourselves for answers or validation.

It is a wonderful stage in our growth. Our only reference point is within. We have learned to live our lives from the “inside out.”

The whole point of this is not to get identified with the system of growth you are using presently because it ultimately is temporary. Know that at some point you will graduate from relying on it and/or it may take on a form very different from what you thought it was.

Please note that I myself am presently writing this piece using a belief system of some kind, but I know it won’t last. Actually, I hope it doesn’t last very long at all.

I am climbing my mountain of mastery and mystery and each turn brings me to a new vista—a new horizon—a new perspective. One that builds to some degree on the previous one, but ultimately is very different from the previous one; and it does not allow me to “go back” any more. Once through the “rabbit’s hole,” you are in a totally new dimension—an entirely new reality or timeline—and there is nowhere else to go, but deeper.

So, what is important to understand here is that whatever system of beliefs you are using is bringing you closer and closer to who you really are and to finding your own personal meaning and purpose for your life; and that you are gaining more personal power every step of the way.

I have come to realize that as I have integrated and released many belief systems, I have come to feel so much freer and so much more empowered and authentic than I ever imagined. I have come in this process to really understand what it means to “be true to myself.” And clearly learned that, “if I follow any one other than myself, I surely will get lost!”

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The truth is that everything that is represented as what God said—every word of it—has been brought to us by men/women. Now maybe they were good men/women, well-intentioned people, but they were just human beings like you and I are who were filled with strengths and wisdom, but also with the contradictions and foibles that you and I have. They just made huge claims and they spread them and lots of folks “believed” them.

Until you can stand up to the authority of those who claim they have “the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth,” and instead live according to the God/Goddess truth within your own heart, you’re not following your Self. You are following someone else. Period. And that will get you nowhere. Actually, it can only get you eternally and infernally lost. Remember that the view of a follower is from behind and that is not an enjoyable landscape to have in your face all the time.

You are the creator and the authority/author of the meaning and the purpose of your life. No one else is or can ever be. Claim it.

Actually, when all is said and done and I enter the world of spirit, I’m sure that I will see that I knew nothing, but perhaps there is nothing to know other than my Self?

If you follow any one other than your Self, you will surely get lost!

Graduating from our beliefs, Part I: Live a life that is true to your Self

Stop believing in anything and you may find that which is truth itself.
— Krishnamurti

If you follow any one other than your Self, you will surely get lost.
— Yannni Maniates

A belief is a thought that you repeat over and over again. Eventually you no longer question its origin or veracity. As well, in time some beliefs become “belief systems” that large numbers of people swear and live by and no longer question. 

Which of your beliefs have you consciously examined and explored to determine if they are really “true” for you or not?

Eventually there will come a time in your internal growth process when you will realize that you need to drop your “belief systems” completely—yes, all of them—and I do mean completely. Our Higher Self or our God Self does not adhere to a belief system or to a set of doctrines. Its only reference point is the God/Goddess within. Its only authority comes from within. It is its own “author.”

In order to fully develop our potential, we must free ourselves of our existing beliefs. For it’s only then when we can hear and listen to our inner guidance that we will be led by that which is for our Highest Good and the Highest Good for all.      

In the beginning of our search for meaning and purpose we need structure—a system for our healing and growth. It is a natural part of our evolution. We cannot take our initial baby steps of growth without this structure. We need a common system just to communicate the concepts. But whatever the system, there is a tendency to turn the system into a set of rigid beliefs that “know it all.” And these beliefs then validate all those who believe in them. This is when we get stuck. This is when our growth gets stunted.

Each belief we subscribe to is meant to be a stepping stone to the next. It is not meant to be a permanent landing place. Life is an evolutionary process, not a stagnant one; so is the case with truth. We are meant to take a belief, digest it a bit, integrate it, and then make it our own; that is, take the best it has to offer us and then release the rest. Then, after a while, we move on and integrate a new belief and then another and so on, up the ladder.

So, what I am saying here is that it is necessary to transcend our belief systems one by one. And then at some point we come to a place where we release all beliefs and we live our lives from pure intention and intuition by simply being connected to the inspirations that come to us from our Higher Self. Thus, it is no longer our beliefs or those of others that create meaning, direction, and purpose in our lives; it is our connection with our God Self that does. We now live a life that is true to itself.

Cease trying to work things out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Let your whole life be led by inspiration and intuition. Let you whole life be a revelation. — Eileen Cady

Note: This is part 1 of a 2-part blog. 

Top Ten Beloved Books

A few months ago I was invited to create a list of the ten books that have most influenced my spiritual journey for The No BS Book Club. As it felt important to be thorough, I discerned the list over a period of several weeks and then spent the better part of five days re-reading portions of the books, reconnecting with their transmissions of consciousness, and becoming the books in order to share their essence as well as how they supported my evolution at critical points in my life.

The process of becoming a book was a revelation, and I will share more about that in a future post on Letters from The Enlightenment Zone – after the list has gone live for the book club. For now I invite you to enjoy the descriptions and stories below as a special preview for our cherished subscribers.

  1. God Speaks: The Theme of Creation and Its Purpose
    By Meher Baba

Soon after I began exploring and mapping realms and levels of consciousness, a friend recommended God Speaks. This book is the result of decades of enlightened investigation by Meher Baba into how reality works, and how the human soul evolves on the journey back to its source. The utterly unique feature of God Speaks is a set of detailed charts that portray the mechanisms of evolution from the perspective of an avatar. The book also offers a comprehensive explanation of how the “original whim” of God to know through experience initiates a process of involution into matter, and evolution through a multitude of incarnations, paths, planes, roles, and states to a state that is “Beyond the Beyond” and yet ultimately enriched by the sum of human experience. In this profound and ultra-coherent cosmology, God takes a journey, or so it seems, and we are all divine incarnations along the way. Through the power and coherence of Meher Baba’s transmission, God Speaks activates deeper dimensions of the human being so that we might all come to realize the “I Am God” state in human form. When the student is ready, this book offers a clear pathway to God-realization.

  1. I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
    By Nisargadatta Maharaj, Sudhaker S. Dikshit (editor), Maurice Frydman (translator)

I Am That is a compilation of conversations between Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj and his students, in which Nisargadatta speaks with a lucidity that is almost shocking in its depth and directness. Reading and rereading passages from this book refined the subtler powers of mind and being, and provided me with an expanding taste of nonduality. The book offers a path of self-realization through repeatedly emphasizing the recognition that one can be neither the objects of perception nor any conceivable identity in the mind. The true self is beyond the mind altogether, and the way to realize this true self is through direct self-knowing rather than through activity, experience, or knowledge of things. From I Am That, I learned to peel away innumerable layers of experience, knowledge, and identity as a way to know directly what I am. Whilst God Speaks provides a path that builds up to God-realization, I Am That removes every illusion to reveal one’s true nature, as it is primordially. As this book is also a transmission of enlightened consciousness, behind the words there is a kind of frequency that entrains the reader into an ever-more-awakened state. After reading both God Speaks and I Am That, you will have a richer appreciation of the approaches to spiritual realization.

  1. A Course in Miracles: The Text
    By Dr. Helen Schucman (scribe)

A Course in Miracles (ACIM) is a channeled work that offers a highly effective path to nondual spirituality through the power of forgiveness. At a time when my identities and ways of being had largely fallen to pieces, I purchased a volume of ACIM that combined the Text, Workbook for Students, and Manual for Teachers into a hefty 1333-page tome. My mind was reasonably intelligent, and also fairly arrogant, and I seemed to require this substantial body of wisdom, rigorous and relentless in its logic, to exhaust my mental processes, dissolve my judgments, and unify the shards of being as I surrendered in forgiveness. ACIM was also one of the first channeled works I had read, and I delighted in both the beauty and the potency of the language. I found it helpful that the words and concepts had their roots in Christianity, and yet the Christian feel is a reason why ACIM will not be an on-ramp for everyone. Nevertheless, the teachings are fundamentally nondual, and as such ACIM can lead one into the mystical territory at the heart of all religions and spiritual paths.

  1. A Course in Miracles: Workbook for Students
    By Dr. Helen Schucman (scribe)

The Workbook for Students provides a rigorous 365-day journey for practicing the principles of A Course in Miracles. Students are encouraged to study one lesson each day for a whole year. Many students of ACIM work through the lessons more than once, and some study the Workbook year after year. Somehow I knew that this was the way of liberation for me, and I devoted myself to a full year of spiritual study and practice. In retrospect I see that ACIM created a strong foundation for the journey that was still to come. At the end of the year I read, in the Epilogue, that “[t]his course is a beginning, not an end” and “[n]o more specific lessons are assigned, for there is no more need of them.” From that point on, an inner guide would be my companion on the path, and that has indeed been my experience. Although ACIM has receded over the years as my spiritual reference, I am deeply grateful for the initiation and launchpad that it provided during the initial phase of my spiritual journey.

  1. Siddhartha
    By Hermann Hesse

Siddhartha found me two years after I completed the Workbook for Students. By then I had read quite a few spiritual classics, but this book touched a deeper longing in my soul to go all the way on the journey of enlightenment. The overall vibration of this story is in the range of peace on the Hawkins Scale of Consciousness – at least as I calibrate such things – and peace was my prevailing experience while reading Siddhartha. At that point I was in one of my renunciation periods, and I related to the protagonist’s swings between solitude and engagement with the world. Although I knew the true nature of phenomena to be illusory, in my rejection of money and human foibles, for instance, I had yet to see the whole of my life and being as a beautiful, unique expression of divinity. That enlightenment comes after one embraces life in its totality is the profound teaching of Siddhartha. By the end of the book, the consciousness transmission has entered the enlightened range, and Siddhartha’s final awakening by the river is conveyed with a power that can lift ripe souls into that same territory.

  1. The Experience of No-Self: A Contemplative Journey
    By Bernadette Roberts

The Experience of No-Self came to my attention in a dharma talk by Adyashanti. What I love about this book are the detailed descriptions of the author’s mystical experiences of dissolving into the emptiness of existence and of the complete ending of self-consciousness, in which the truth is revealed. Bernadette Roberts “came upon a permanent state in which there was no self, no higher self, true self, or anything that could be called a self” and discovered, experientially, that beyond union with God there is THAT which the personal self and the personal God both dissolve into – God beyond union, neither personal nor impersonal. Roberts’ discovery that what truly is abides beyond all notions of self, including the true self of union with God, strengthened my resolve to continue with my own radical investigations. Another aspect of The Experience of No-Self which continues to resonate deeply is the intimate connection between Roberts’ experiences and her immersions in the natural world. Though not the intended focus of the book, one of my biggest takeaways is that nature is a spiritual teacher that will carry us beyond ourselves and into the unknown splendor of our true nature.

  1. The Precious Treasury of the Way of Abiding
    By Longchen Rabjam

The approaches to true nature are many and varied. For some, the pinnacle path includes the teachings of Longchenpa, a 14th century manifestation of wisdom whose works are revered for their clarity and directness. The Precious Treasury of the Way of Abiding is the final book in The Seven Treasuries of Longchenpa, and it is one of the most delicious, and most potent, treatises of enlightened mind that I have encountered. On the first page, Longchenpa goes straight to the heart, stating that “the consummate meaning of the heart essence is that of ineffability, openness, spontaneous presence, and oneness.” Thereupon he begins to unfold with exactitude each key insight and its implications, leading one to the decisive experience. The language is pristine, poetic, and skillful. In my experience The Precious Treasury of the Way of Abiding operates simultaneously on two levels: with great precision, the words surgically free the reader from the tangle of concepts, of cause and effect, while the direct transmission underneath the words opens a “trap door” to enlightenment. Stay with this book, allow the profound meaning to be revealed, and you will be rewarded.

  1. The Autobiography of a Yogi
    By Paramahansa Yogananda

Paramahansa Yogananda is one of the most important spiritual figures of the 20th century. His work bridged East and West, and introduced millions to meditation and the path of God-realization. Yogananda’s autobiography recounts a life filled with mystical encounters and remarkable accomplishments. To read it is to enter a world in which miracles are ordinary occurrences and communion with the Divine follows naturally from the principles of yogic sciences. The book is replete with instances of people who bilocate, levitate, live without food or sleep, or demonstrate resurrection. I was inspired, and humbled, to discover that such abilities and possibilities can actually exist in the world. And yet these intimations of a greater reality are secondary: The real objective is union with God, and this possibility is available to everyone. The Autobiography of a Yogi introduces a method, Kriya Yoga, that steadily opens the practitioner to the limitlessness that transcends mortality. Through Yogananda, Kriya Yoga emerged from secrecy as a gift to humanity, to support our upliftment from patterns of self-destruction into the light of self-realization. The Autobiography of a Yogi is a magical read, an empowering revelation, and a treasure for the ages.

  1. The Way of Mastery ~ Part III: The Way of Knowing
    By Shanti Christo Foundation

The Way of Mastery is a series of three volumes channeled from Jeshua. There are essential resonances between these books and A Course in Miracles, which is channeled from Jesus. In my experience, The Way of Mastery takes one further into the enlightenment process. In The Way of Knowing, Jeshua offers “the very rock bottom, most fundamental core” in Lesson 33: There Is Only God and You Are That. He poses the question, “Would you be willing to simply be God?” and follows up with “There is only God. [Y]ou have received information only from your Self—God. … Jeshua ben Joseph has been a guise, a disguise, chosen of me, to present myself to you because you have required it.” Thereafter this teaching acknowledges its own limitation and offers an invitation: “[T]he final step, beyond even The Way of Knowing, is to release resistance to creation itself, and learn to show up as God in individuated form.” To live our true nature, in original playfulness as the ultimate One, we “simply give up being identified as a separate self still struggling to know the truth.” The Way of Mastery will lead us toward this end, to the very threshold of God-realization.

  1. Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior
    By David R. Hawkins

Power vs. Force is in some ways the most pivotal book that I have read. The thesis is that there is a method for knowing the relative truth of any idea, substance, or system, and we can choose to live according to what calibrates most highly. This discovery opens a path by which we can become more conscious and we support the awakening of many others. The book shares a framework for understanding consciousness – the Hawkins Scale of Consciousness – which describes the levels of consciousness that humans tend to express. Applying a form of kinesiology to yes-no questions, Dr. Hawkins discovered that many people are capable of calibrating these levels with accuracy. Once enough people are using their ability to discern truth and live with greater awareness, the stage is set for a radical reinvention of human society. The most significant contribution of Power vs. Force to my life is that it inspired me to discover “Resonance Mapping,” which is the method I use for calibrating truth and consciousness. Through calibrating the resonance of nearly every decision, I have cultivated the discipline of choosing only the options that calibrate most highly. The outcome, for me, has been a profound experience of flow and a clear, joyful spiritual unfoldment. In my heart I know that this is a possibility for each and every one of us. Power vs. Force provides a means by which we can choose higher consciousness and, together, create an enlightened world.

Editor’s note: This list first appeared on Jeff’s website. Image source: