In “Power vs Force,” Dr. Hawkins presents a new model for understanding human consciousness and its relationship to power and force. He argues that power, unlike force, is a positive, life-affirming energy that can be used for good, while force is a negative, destructive energy that can only lead to suffering.
One of the key insights of the book is that power is not something that we can acquire from the outside world, but rather it is something that we already possess within ourselves. As Dr. Hawkins explains, “Power is not an external force or condition; it is an inner state or quality of being. It is the ultimate foundation of all human endeavors and the source of all human strength and vitality”.
The key to accessing our inner power, according to Dr. Hawkins, is to understand the difference between power and force. Power is the energy that we experience when we are aligned with our true nature and our highest values, while force is the energy that we experience when we are out of alignment with ourselves and the world around us. As he explains, “Power is the natural outcome of living in harmony with the universe and its principles, while force is the use of will to impose one’s will on the universe and its principles“.
A Practical Guide for Positive Change in Life
One of the ways that we can tell the difference between power and force is by how we feel when we are experiencing them. Power is associated with feelings of joy, love, and peace, while force is associated with feelings of anger, fear, and anxiety.
But “Power vs Force” is not just a theoretical treatise on the nature of power. It is also a practical guide that shows us how to tap into our inner power and use it to create positive change in our lives. Through a series of simple exercises and techniques, Dr. Hawkins helps us to increase our awareness and access the power within us.
One of the key tools that Dr. Hawkins offers in the book is the use of kinesiology, or muscle testing, to measure the level of power or force that we are experiencing in any given moment. By testing our muscle strength, we can get an objective measure of the level of power or force that we are experiencing, and this can help us to become more aware of how we are feeling and what we are thinking in any given moment.
In the Power vs Force book, Dr. Hawkins discusses the use of muscle testing or kinesiology as a tool for measuring the truth or falsehood of a statement. He explains that our muscles have a natural response to truth, which is to remain strong and stable, and a natural response to falsehood, which is to weaken and become unstable. This can be done by asking the person to hold out their arm and then applying pressure to the arm while stating the statement or belief. If the person’s arm remains strong and stable, the statement or belief is likely to be true. If the person’s arm weakens and becomes unstable, the statement or belief is likely to be false.
For example, if we are feeling joyful and at peace, our muscle strength will be strong and we will be able to hold our arm steady when it is pushed down. This indicates that we are experiencing a high level of power. On the other hand, if we are feeling anxious or angry, our muscle strength will be weak and our arm will easily be pushed down. This indicates that we are experiencing a low level of power.
Dr. Hawkins also explains that muscle testing can be used to measure the truth or falsehood of beliefs that we hold about ourselves. For example, if we believe that we are unworthy or unlovable, our muscles will likely weaken and become unstable when we state this belief. By recognizing this weakness and exploring the underlying beliefs and experiences that have caused us to hold this belief, we can begin to let go of the belief and develop a healthier and more empowering belief about ourselves.
Here are some real-life examples of how muscle testing or kinesiology can be used:
- A person may use muscle testing to determine whether a certain food is good for their body. They can do this by holding out their arm and stating the name of the food, and then applying pressure to the arm. If the person’s arm remains strong, the food is likely to be good for their body. If the person’s arm weakens, the food is likely to be harmful or detrimental to their health.
- A person may use muscle testing to determine whether a certain belief they hold about themselves is true or false. For example, if they believe that they are unworthy or unlovable, they can hold out their arm and state this belief. If their arm weakens and becomes unstable, this is an indication that the belief is false and they can begin to explore and heal the underlying causes of the belief.
- A person may use muscle testing to determine whether a certain course of action is in alignment with their highest good. They can do this by holding out their arm and stating the potential course of action, and then applying pressure to the arm. If their arm remains strong, the action is likely to be in alignment with their highest good. If their arm weakens, the action may not be in alignment with their highest good and they may need to consider other options.
Overall, muscle testing or kinesiology is a valuable tool that can be used to gain insight into our beliefs, emotions, and actions. And this is just one of many gems Dr. Hawkins presents in this ground-breaking piece.
“Power vs Force” is a powerful and life-affirming book that offers a new model for understanding human consciousness and its relationship to power and force. It is a must-read for anyone who wants to tap into their inner strength and create positive change in their lives. So why wait? Pick up a copy today and start unlocking your inner power!