700 – 1000
Power vs Force: the hidden determinants of human behaviour; David R. Hawkins, M.D, Ph.D.
The level of shame is perilously proximate to death, which may be
chosen out of Shame as conscious suicide or more subtly elected by
failure to take steps to prolong life. In shame we hang our heads and
slink away, wishing that we were invisible. It’s destructive to emotional
and psychological health, and makes us prone to physical illness.
Guilt manifests itself in a variety of expressions, such as remorse, self-
recrimination, masochism, and the whole gamut of symptoms of
victimhood. Unconscious Guilt results in psychosomatic disease,
accident proneness and suicidal behavior. Guilt provokes rage and killing
frequently is its expression.
This level is characterized by poverty, despair, and hopelessness. The
world and the future look bleak. Apathy is a state of helplessness, its
victims needy in every way, lack not only the resources, but the energy
to avail themselves of what may be available. Unless external energy is
supplied by a caregiver, death through passive suicide may result.
This is the level of sadness, loss and dependency. Those who live at this
level live a life of constant regret and depression. This is the level of
mourning, bereavement, and remorse about the past. In Grief one sees
sadness everywhere, this level colors one’s entire level