Updated: Jun 27
Take Home Message: Master the mind, instead of be a the victim of the mind.
This book is perfect for those who want to raise their consciousness and be more aware and empowered.
We Are Connected
“The universe doesn't waste a single quark (a really small particle). Everything serves a purpose and fits into a balance. There is no extraneous events.”
This is true when you see how all the small pieces of our lives fit into the greater whole, how every experience is helping you achieve what is most important in your life.
When you don’t see the whole, you see parts which create a disjointed and purposeless world. Everything in the universe is connected with everything else. Every experience, every action, every thought, connected. Every human, animal and tree, connected. Every family, organization and country, connected. Nothing is not connected. Nothing.
Everything in the universe is connected with everything else and every action or decision we make that supports life supports us, supports all life. The ripple we create return to us.
Therefore, “Every word, deed, and intention creates a permanent record, every thought is known and recorded forever. There are no secrets, nothing is hidden nor can it be. Our soul stands naked in time for all to see, everyone's life finally is accountable to the universe.”
I love that our soul stands naked in time for all to see. How often are people hiding their true nature, trying to be one sided, trying to please, trying to fit in with those around them. Trying but lying. You can’t hide.
Every thought, action, decision, or feeling creates an eddie in the interlocking, interbalancing every moving energy fields of life leaving a permanent record for all of time. This realization can be intimidating when it first dawns on us but it becomes a springboard for rapid evolution.
You are here to grow. The universe is set up for you to grow. The world has been evolving from the moment of existence. It will continue to grow. You are growing and changing. Your purpose is to continue to grow.
Yet, there is such duality in the world, peace and war, glad and sad, right and wrong.
“Mapping the energy fields of consciousness would collaborate with and be corroborated by all of the avenues of investigation, uniting the diversity of human experience and its expression in all-encompassing paradigm. Such an insight can bypass me between subject and object transcending the limited viewpoints that creates the illusion of duality the subjective and objectives in fact one and the same.”
This duality; active and passive, this pair of opposites to be called the duals and they can only be defined in relation to the other, since neither are absolute. That is the key, duality is an illusion. Discovery of truth demands the willingness to be a synthesis of both. Knowing this duality is where your power lies, this is where you have maximum growth.
“By identifying subjective and objective events as the same, we are able to transcend the constraints of the concept of time.” But not only the constraints of time, but the constraints of the mind.
Constraints In Growth
Some of the biggest constraints of the mind that don’t allow your whole being to be seen is shame, guilt and fear.
Shame as Freud determined produces neurosis. It's destructive to emotional and psychological health, and as consequence of low self-esteem makes one prone to the development of physical illness shame-based personality is shy, withdrawn and introverted.”
Shame is used as a tool of cruelty and its (perceived) victims often become cruel themselves. Some shame-based individuals compensate with perfectionism and rigidity, becoming driven and intolerant.
Guilt so commonly used in our society to manipulate and punish manifests itself in a variety of expressions such as remorse self-recrimination, masochism and the whole gamut of symptoms of (perceived) victimhood.
Fear of danger is healthy. Fear runs much of the world, spurring on endless activity fear. Fear of enemies of old age or death of rejection and a multitude of social fee is a basic motivation in most people’s lives. From this level the world looks hazardous, full of traps and threats via oppresses via manipulates.
This is because more people are motivated away from where they have been (past directed) than towards where they want to go (future orientated).
So how do you navigate through these seemingly challenging traps?
Hawkins describes it as full thinking. The full thinking can boulder into paranoia or generate new rustic defensive structures and because it's contagious, it becomes a dominant social trend. When you are around “full thinkers”, the fearful seek strong leaders who have conquered their own fears to lead them out of slavery. These are people like Victor Frankl, Oprah Winfrey and Malala Yousafzai.
Here is an example in the book of a full thinker. “At the neutral level a person can say, “Well, if I don't get this job then I'll get another.” Or another is my relationship ended but I learned so much about myself and relationships that I will take those learnings (and not the pain) into the next relationship.
So this brings us to the idea of causality. Causality has been seen as when an event happens (cause) and then something else happens as a result (effect). Causality because simultaneous rather than a sequence synchronicity is the term used by Jung to explain this phenomenon in the human experience as we understand from our examination of advanced physics - an event here in the universe doesn't cause an event to occur there, instead both appear at the same time.
What does that mean?
“Each of us possesses a computer file more advanced than the most elaborate artificial intelligence machine available - one that's available at any time, the human mind itself.”
We are powerful beyond measure – Marianne Williamson.
So every pain, there is a pleasure, every glad there is a sad, every challenging situation has a blessing. This is where your power lies. This is full thinking. This is maximum growth.
This book is building to the main thought which is about raising consciousness of the individual and then the result is a collective consciousness is raised. The result, a more aware and empowered society.
It’s happening already. We are no longer barbaric, savage cavemen. We are being more evolved human beings.
Hawkins has a scale from 0 to 1000 which he calls The Scale Of Consciousness. Zero is dense, 1000 is full consciousness, full awareness, full thinking.
On the scale of consciousness there are two critical points that allow for major advancement, the first is at 200, the initial level of impoundment. The willingness to stop blaming and accept responsibility for one's actions, feelings, and beliefs arise - as long as you take responsibility to project outside of oneself, one will remain in the powerless mode of victimhood. The second is at the 508 level, which is reached by accepting the love and nonjudgmental as a lifestyle, exercising unconditional kindness to all persons, things, and events without exception. Once one makes these commitment, he begins to experience a difference, more benign road as his perceptions evolve.
You can see there requires full thinking daily. He describes this for you to ‘become less the victim of the mind and more its master’. Yes, his words exactly.
Be a student of wisdom by adopting full thinking in your daily life, take accountability and responsibility for every decision, action, thought and deed. See how there are no extraneous events, how illusion of duality the subjective and objective are in fact one and the same. Free yourself from the constraints of the mind, see how everything is connected.
How can you create more full thinking in your own life?