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Rise Up!

A remarkable occurrence happened yesterday, (January 31, 2015) at the lecture I presented on the Bhagavad Gita, consciousness, truth, and relationships. A large portion of the material discussed was based on the work of Dr. David R. Hawkins, author of the book, Power versus Force. Dr. Hawkins passed in 2012, but there are numerous videos of him lecturing on youtube, along with many important books besides the one already mentioned. Dr. Hawkins would often measure the level of consciousness of the group he was in front of before he started his lecture and then after he finished. I followed his lead and did the same yesterday and the difference from the first number before I started my lecture compared to the number calculated after I finished was astounding.

The scale of consciousness Hawkins pioneered is based from 1 to 1,000 in logarithmic scale as opposed to an arithmetic scale. The range is enormous compared to our familiar arithmetic scale. The very lowest organism calibrated is bacteria, calibrating at 1. The highest humans ever calibrated are Jesus, Buddha, and Krishna at 1,000. Currently, the average number of all humanity is 207. Enlightenment begins at 600. It took 2,000 years for humanity to climb from the average of 100 during the time of Jesus to 207 today. Evolution is slow!

The critical point on this scale of consciousness is 200. Nearly 80% of humanity calibrates below 200. In the United States, that number is 49%. This is due to such things as our standard of living and our form of government. True self-esteem calibrates at 250 and above. In 2005, only six people on the planet calibrated above 600! The higher up the scale, the happier people are with their lives. Above 540, 100% calibrating at that level are happy, as opposed to only 15% between the levels of 100 and 200.

One way to think of the difference between people above or below 200 is this way. Above 200, people are selfless – below 200, people are selfish. The bad news is that we are born with our number and Dr. Hawkins never discovered why this occurs. On average, the most we can raise our level of consciousness is by five points. Remember, we’re dealing with a logarithmic scale, so an increase of one-tenth is an enormous increase in power. I wrote more about all this in the blog before this one, so you might refer to that blog for more clarification. However, I highly recommend Dr. Hawkins book, Power versus Force – The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior.

There were 13 people from yesterday’s lecture I had previously calibrated, nearly half of the room, minus myself and Martha. Before the lecture, the room calibrated at 389.6. After the lecture, the room calibrated at 489.5. This morning I examined this enormous increase further by re-calibrating the 13 individuals after the lecture. On average, the individual increase went up by 5.6 points. All 13 participants previously calibrated went up between 4 and 8 points from a three hour presentation. Remember, on average, we only rise 5 points in a lifetime. 5.6 points is a huge rise in consciousness.

I realize this isn’t all that scientific. I’m only sharing my findings here on my website, mostly for those who attended. One observation I had when I returned home was the level of exhaustion I experienced. I’m not sure I’ve ever been so drained in my life. This was a different type of “tired” from anything previously experienced. Now that I’ve seen tangible evidence from something I’ve offered to our community, I may have to offer this presentation more often. I would love for those individuals who attended to leave a comment regarding their personal experience with the lecture so that I may gain more insight regarding this phenomenon.

About Ted Cox

Ted Cox- Owner: Now in his third decade of teaching, Ted began teaching professionally in 1982. Ted is the first teacher in the State to be certified with Baron Baptiste, one of the world's master yoga teachers and founder of Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga. Ted's classes are fun, challenging and inspiring. All of Ted's classes focus on alignment; the foundation, engagement and celebration of every pose with emphasis on the breath. Ted is a dedicated student of yoga, not only the physical practice of yoga, but especially the timeless wisdom yoga teaches us, how our actions, thoughts and words affect our lives and how important it is to follow our hearts, live our truth and become the authentic people we are meant to be. It is Ted's sincerest desire that the students who attend just one of his yoga classes have an awakening about something they are doing either on or off the mat that will help transform them towards a more beautiful life. Ted’s teachers include Desiree Rumbaugh, Todd Norian, Martin Kirk and Christina Sell. A graduate of the Indiana University School of Music, Ted taught music for 22 years, most recently at the University of Oklahoma from 1993 until 2003. Ted's passion for music continues as he is a long time member of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, a position he's enjoyed since 1992.

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  1. ashley
    February 1, 2015 at 8:45 pm #

    to say i enjoyed the lecture is an understatement. you gave new insight and presented connections to the bhagavad gita, that left me hungry for more. i found myself in a place of tired and invigorated at the same time afterwards. consequently, i spent more time digging around the website you referenced in your presentation last night, and this morning. i look forward to the next talk (or book).

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