To Control Absolutely

Benito_Mussolini_and_Adolf_HitlerTo Control Absolutely is the least creative level of consciousness, for a civilization and for an individual. It springs from a belief that the Creation is my enemy, that disaster is always immanent, and that the only way I can survive is by controlling every aspect of my environment.

Absolute monarchy is one way the consciousness level of To Control Absolutely has manifested itself in human history. The pharaohs of ancient Egypt, the Aztecs of the New World, the Roman Catholic Church during the Inquisition, the Tsars of medieval and early modern Russia, the Soviet Union under Stalin and Lenin, Nazi Germany under Hitler, Communist China under Mao, all operated from the level of absolute control. Some people claim that that is where the United States is headed, too, and such claims are gaining ground with the recent revelations of massive warrantless private information gathering on the part of the U.S. government. Individuals can adopt this consciousness level, too. Cult leaders, slave owners, abusive spouses, extreme obsessive-compulsives, and serial killers all have the need to control others absolutely.

Another way this level of consciousness can manifest itself is in those it victimizes. To Be Controlled Absolutely is the flip side of To Control Absolutely. Kidnap victims who identify with their kidnappers, villagers who accept the divine right of kings, spouses who stay with their maniacally jealous abusers, all are operating on this level of consciousness, which is why oppressed individuals can grow up to become oppressors in their turn.

Of course, physical reality is always changing. Nobody can hold on to absolute control for very long, even if they can truly attain it. In the end, entropy breaks down all systems of control. 

NEXT: To Force.

The 10 Levels of Consciousness: An Introduction

Way back in 1987, my partner Stuart, in deep trance channeling as “Alexandra,” revealed that there were many levels of consciousness available to human civilizations. According to Alexandra, the progress of history has been a progress of human consciousness from the least creative level of consciousness, To Control Absolutely, to the most creative level of consciousness, To Know That I Already Have.

In this view, each sociopolitical entity—nation, country, ethnic group, city, organization, family—tends to operate on one of the levels of consciousness. According to Alexandra and my own information source, these levels of consciousness are (listed from least creative to most creative):

    1. To Control Absolutely
    2. To Force
    3. To Threaten
    4. To Blame
    5. To Accept
    6. To Know the Physical Reasons Why
    7. To Know the Spiritual Reasons Why
    8. To Give
    9. To Love Unconditionally
    10. To Know That I Already Have

According to Alexandra, the consciousness level “To Control Absolutely” has, by and large, passed out of history as a means for civilizations to create experience for themselves, although individual nations or groups may still be experimenting with this consciousness level. Generally speaking, Alexandra said, modern civilization operates more or less on the level number 2, “To Force,” both in its attitudes towards Nature and its attitudes towards its citizenry (though again, some groups behave in a more enlightened manner).

Alexandra predicted that, as the Age of Aquarius dawned and progressed, “To Force” would generally pass out of use as a group consciousness tool, and “To Threaten” would take its place, possibly as civilization came to fear the death-dealing weaponry and industrial processes it has developed for dealing with undesired groups and “undeveloped” Nature.

Individual human beings, however, can operate on any level of consciousness, or go back and forth among levels many times during the day, though even then individuals tend to gravitate towards one level of consciousness in particular as their favorite or familiar level.

In the next few blogs I will be describing the ten levels of consciousness both as they relate to societies and as they relate to individuals, and give some ideas on how you can raise your consciousness level if you find yourself stuck on a level that is not as creative as you require.