The Measurement and Meaning of “I” from the point of view of Kinesiology蔡 慧明
(translation from original Chinese article)
by Amy Choi on November 1, 2019, written in Hong Kong
Have you ever looked at yourself in front of a mirror and then asked: “Who am ‘I’ ”?
You might have thought the image in the mirror was you. You may have never thought that your SELF could have existed in different times and spaces. What you see in the mirror was just an image of your SELF at that moment.
Different people have studied into the meaning of who “I” am, and the meaning of the SELF. One wonders if the existence of the SELF – is it illusory or is it true? Experiences in reality tell us that “I” can be changeable. One act and react differently in different situations.
A more interesting question would be – As a person is aware of and perceive him/her SELF, is there any objective standard of measurement so that the intrinsic quality of one’s SELF could be measured at a certain point of space and time? A researcher had spent a lifetime studying this matter in an attempt to create a map of human consciousness.
I have written a few short articles about the book Power vs. Force (1995) by David Hawkins, M.D. For some years, I have recommended its simplified Chinese version 《意念力》 (Literal meaning – “The Power of Thought” in English) (2012) to different people. Later in Japan, I came across the Japanese version of the book 《パワーか, フォースか》 (Power or Forces?). Then in Hong Kong, I came across the traditional Chinese translation from Taiwan 《心靈能量》 (Literal meaning – Spiritual Energy”) (2012). I later discovered by muscle-checking (this is also the tool used by the author in his map of consciousness experiments) that the original English version and the translated versions in different languages score differently in the levels of the map of human consciousness!
Starting from 2014, in the workshop “Living Out My Authentic Self Casework (1 of 2)”, when I applied the tool of muscle-checking to check the map of consciousness of each student, I have the following observations:
- The levels of most of the workshop participants were in between the levels of 300-400 – higher than the average level of 204 when the author wrote the book;
- The map of consciousness levels of the SELF might change after doing balances. The trend usually went up, though sometimes downward trends had been occasionally recorded;
- After doing balances for a few days, the level in the map of consciousness could jump a few hundred points. This is contrary to what the author said, that it would not be easy to increase more than 5 points in one’s lifespan.
My observation told me that the levels of workshop participants could increase a few hundred points after attending the workshop for a few days. However, I have not conducted long-term surveys to track workshop participants to know how their levels could change after going back to their daily lives. From my experience, I know that a person who has a habit of balancing can maintain consciousness scores at relatively higher levels than what it used to be for the same person in the past. This also depends on the person’s noticing skills and his/her awareness. “Ming’s Mirror Method”is an interesting way to reflect the stories that the SELF has experienced in different spaces at different times, as well as to reflect deep-seated needs and demands.
In the process of experiencing the different SELVES, we need to open up one’s SELF, and to follow the flow of life. Let the your SELF go through those high and low and points at different levels, and experience lifeviews and worldviews that can be observed within these different levels. It does not matter if they are: shame (20), guilt (30), apathy (50), grief (75), fear (100), desire (125), anger (150), pride (175), courage (200), neutrality (250), willingness (310), acceptance (350), reason (400), love (500), joy (540), peace (600), or enlightenment (700-1000).
The connection with your SELF is a life-long process. A person could realize his/her talent at different points in time and space, to internalize and learn what is useful in the external world, to choose and to sculpture oneself, to stand firm on the ground and to reach high to the sky.
I wish you could come back to who you are, enjoy your life, live your life with passion, and live out your Authentic Self “as is”.