One word summary for the book- “Kinesiology“.
My first reading on the subject of Kinesiology – the muscle testing to find the “truth” of a statement or item. Through the feeling of life-supportive energy patterns or life-destructive patterns, one can “rate” an event or item. Hawkins uses about half of his book towards laying the historical, specific techniques and scientific foundations of Kinesiology. Hawkins then goes into social structuring, and uses in Marketing, Sports, Politics and Physical Health.
Kinesiology is a direct relationship with your Self as it reacts to the differences between Truth and Falsehood. “Kinesiology, reveals the hidden implicit order by making it explicit.” It is experienced as “Powerful attractor patterns make us go strong, and weak patterns make us go weak.” Yes, some of it sounds similar to some Rupert Sheldrake’s Morphic Fields discussions, which Hawkins acknowledges two or three times.
Throughout the book Hawkins describes his syntax separation in the title of the book. I did like the descriptions and got a greater feel for his perception that separates the two words.
- “Force is pompous; it has all the answers. Power is unassuming.”
- “Power attracts, whereas Force repels.”
- “Force must always be justified where Power requires no justification, it arises from meaning, from what we call Noble.”
- “Force must always be fed Energy, whereas Power is complete and does not need to be fed.” – (My personal favorite. Think of the “News” versus the quiet GOOD that is ALWAYS going on, but NOT heard about.)
After a few statements I had to ask “How would he know that? That sure seems like a mighty guess or assumption.” But then I have to remember I’ve a novice on the subject, and it is a different energy- minded level of work, so I’ll grant creative license. After all, how DO ANY of us KNOW what we write about Consciousness is True, besides by experiencing and feeling it?
A few points of Hawkins’ that resonated as Truth with me:
- “The solutions that have power are the ones realistically based at the level of Acceptance (350) rather than condemnation (150, the level of Anger).” – Hence why Fostering the Positive always will create a win-win instead of “fighting” against the negative.
- It is only due to “extreme negativity of a few perverse individuals can sway entire cultures and produce a global drag on the general level of consciousness, as history illustrates too well. Kinesiological testing indicates that a mere 2.6 percent of the human population…. accounts for 72% of society’s problems.”
- He calibrates world religions, people thru history – even calibrates the chapters in his book. Fortuitously, he ranks no chapter of his as below a 710 rating. (600 = Peace such as Transendance. 700 = powerful inspiration and enlightenment with no localization of consciousness.)
- As far as Sports motivation – Pride is calibrated at 175 and the athlete goes weak. However, if you use a higher motivational factor like honor, love or sheer joy the athlete grows stronger.
Summary – I always appreciate learning about a new subject matter. Although one may be a novice on a subject, he or she still feels something from reading it. This book left me feeling “Over-labeled.” I’m a big believer in Labels as indicative only of that person’s perspective. I was left feeling “Does everyone respond the same way to the Truth?” In ANY subject matter, let alone perspective on Consciousness, would everyone respond with a similar “Rating”? I felt very interested in his discussions and perspectives on Consciousness, but the whole static number label just didn’t sit right with me. However, knowing that Kinesiology has “helped” a friend while trying to determine better medication, I do feel there’s an untapped, yet not well understood (by me) response to Energy there.