I first was introduced to the work of David Hawkins as a teenager. My mom read the book Power vs Force and was so inspired by it, she bought copies for all of her friends. I hadn't, however, read the book until a month ago, after watching a youtube video of Dr. Hawkins taking about addiction and model presented in the book. This model provides a map of the different levels of consciousness energy.
The basic premis of these levels of consciousness is aligned with what many spiritual science proponents discuss, that of raising the vibration to create the life you desire.
Dr. Hawkins creates a kind of dividing line between what he terms positive vibrational states, and negative vibrational states. This is critically important for those who want to use this book as a tool for healing, since it is not just about moving up the scale in vibration, but moving past a critical threshold in order to create the life you desire. Once you hit that threshold you are in the positive stream, whether it be lower or higher on the scale. However, below the threshold you are in the negative stream.
I have come to see this division as the central dividing a positive and negative toroid.
This idea was inspired by the work of Nassim Haramein.
The midline is courage, and this transition point could drop you back down into the negative, or move you to the positive.
My ability to describe these concepts is still pretty limited.
Here is Dr. Hawkins description of the Courage vibration, which he calibrates at 200.
"At the level of Courage, an attainment of true power occurs, therefore, it is also the level of empowerment. This is the zone of exploration, accomplishment, fortitude, and determination. At the lower levels, the world is seen as as hopeless, sad, frightening, or frustratin, but at the level of Courage, life is seen to be exciting, challenging, and stimulating.
Courage implies the willingness to try new things and deal with the vicissitudes of life. At this level of empowerment one is able to comple with and effectively handle the opportunities of life. At 200, for instance, there is energy to learn new job skills. Growth and education become attainable goals. There is teh capacity to face fears or character defects and to grow despite them; anxiety also does not cripple endeavor as it would at the lower levels of evolution. Obstacles that defear people whose consciousness is below 200 act as stimulants to those who have evolved into the first level of true power.
People at this level put back into the world as much energy as they take; at lower levels, populations as well as individuals drain energy from society without reciprocating. Because accomplishments result in positive feedback, self-reward and esteem become progressively self-reinforcing. This is where productivity begins. "
(from Power vs Force, pg 105-106)