Originally Posted by Mr. Punch
Hawkins is a mystery to me...
Steve actually recommends his book Power vs Force and I got hold of it some time ago. If we are to take Hawkins' claims serious and not just categorize his theories as pure speculation then his method of calibration, applied kinesiology, must be sound.
Does anyone here have any personal experience with applied kinesiology or know of any studies that backs it up? What about you, ethereal?
Just because Steve recommends it, doens't mean it's good! What does your own judgement tell you? Besides which Steve's since resinded that recommendation in a post recently. (Not a big deal, just mentioned in a thread that he didn't find Hawkin's framework very useful anymore).
There's an excellent article here: re Hawkins work. David Hawkins - Power vs Force - A Critique
I have problems with Hawkins scale - it doesn't make sense to me - and they way he applies it even less so. (How can America be at a low vibration, but as people go up the Corporate management scale they start vibrating and love, reason etc. I've met a hell of a lot of managers that don't!) How can there be all these managers vibrating at such wonderfully high levels, and just one person at a higher level raises the consciousness of so many people vibrating at lower levels, and yet he says the US is just over the tipping point. Doesn't make sense!)
However, I have a lot of personal experience with applied kinesiology. I use it extensively and it can be very powerful depending on the clarity of the intention of the practitioner
Unclear frames of reference and understanding create unclear results. Incidentally, what I have found is that you can only work with what is 'on your menu'. So when I've been working with a client and I ask what treatment their body wants, their body selects from what I have available. If my friend does the asking and has different treatments 'on her menu', then the body might ask for something different. It doesn't make it wrong - just that you can only ask questions within what you understand. The body goes for the closest thing available to what it needs.
So if the only thing on someone's menu is that there is a scale from 0 - 1000 of consciousness, the body will work within that menu. If you take the view that 'There's more to the heavens and the Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophies.' and you have some clear frames of reference about some of those philosophies, there is more to choose from using applied kinesiology!