THE EMOTIONAL SCALE
Abraham refers to an emotional scale almost constantly. This
scale is the roadmap that one can employ to improve the way they feel on just about any subject. Sometimes
they are a bit vague on the subject such as when they say there are really just two emotions - one that feels better and one
that feels worse. That may be true but part of the conditioning/effect of being in space-time is the loss
of understanding of what feels better and what feels worse. So, a clear mapping of the scale has become
necessary to help those of us who are not just lost in the woods, but are injured, starving and hallucinating while being
lost in the woods.
The work of David R. Hawkins concerning mapping and fleshing
out of the emotional scale is brilliant. In his work Power vs. Force, he calls the emotional scale the
"Map of Consciousness" or, sometimes, the Enlightenment Scale. If you are as lost as I have been
at times, his descriptions of the nature of the various positions on the scale will help you to identify where you are.
This may seem trivial but it is not. Life in space-time has become so confusing that most of us
simply don't have any idea where we are or what to do next. The most fantastic map in the world is absolutely
useless if you do not know where you are on it. Even if you know exactly where you want to go and you can
clearly identify where you want to go on that map, the map is junk if you do not know where you are starting from.
After reading the descriptions of the various emotional states it became absolutely clear that I have spent most
of my life in a state of chronic Fear. That was a hard thing to accept being male and all but eventually
it sunk in. It explained why I had sought out the persona of intimidation to get people to leave me alone.
It explained why I had chosen to involve myself in things like painting watertowers to show myself that I was not afraid.
I was basing my actions on the chronic state of fear I was in. Fear was the pushing-off point for
most of what I did. (I actually do like heights so it wasn't all fear based.)
Hawkins' work on the scale is brilliant. His work on kinesiology as a means of truth testing is also brilliant.
There are other parts of his work that are really missing the point. Much of his writing concerns
what he sees as wrong with the world and how we all need to join together to right it. He rails against
the ego in the same way the A Course In Miracles does. This fight with your ego leads nowhere - it denies
your reason for being here in the first place. Save yourself a lot of bs and don't get in a pissing match
with yourself. Hawkins also starts from the premise that we all need to work to get to enlightenment while
in space-time so we can solve all the world's problems and relieve all the suffering in the world. Well,
here's the deal - if you did not want to experience a lack of enlightenment, you would not have come here in the first place.
This is where you come to dawn a perspective different from the one you hold as a single enlightened Source.
The world doesn't need to change in to the perfection of the Source environment. If it did, expansion
would be slowed or stopped. The answer is not to change the amusement park so that it only has rides you
like. The answer is to just ride the rides you like. And, if you don't like any of the
rides, don't come here in the first place. There is no need to strive for enlightenment. The
larger part of you is enlightened and you will return to that state of enlightenment automatically when you choose to cease
your dual perspective trip through space-time.