Does anyone know what book/article this could be from? Found it over on @conscious_counsellor.

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  1. Maybe a book called “Heaven and Hell Within”? I did an image search. :) Either way, love it!!

  2. Looks like Maslow’s hierarchy of needs? Or a version of it.

  3. Was fear vs love the message of the self-help charlatan played by Patrick Swayze in “Donnie Darko”. I do like this tho. I will check the comments to see if someone identifies it.

  4. It’s called the Stairway of Selves and I found it here, but I don’t know if there’s an even older source:

  5. Chris! I was going to say the same thing! I love the scene where the shy and withdrawn Donnie gestures awkwardly to ‘the lifeline’ and says “..well life isn’t that simple!”

  6. I was wondering the same thing, so I did a little digging. Not sure if this is the source, but it’s called the “Stairway of Selves.” It’s explained here:

    Very cool.

  7. Looks like a list originally from Power vs. Force by David Hawkins (who died recently), from 1995 or before. He described levels of consciousness like this.

    Fear vs Love is also the central idea of Gerald Jampolsky’s Teach Only Love.

  8. You know, sometimes I doubt your commitment to Sparklemotion!

  9. Very Donnie Darko. Love isn’t the opposite of fear.

  10. This certainly isn’t an exact match, but it reminds me of Abraham Hicks’ emotional guidance scale (easily findable if you google “Abraham Hicks emotional guidance” and look at images). The idea is you have to work your way up from “lower frequency” emotions to “higher frequency” emotions. You can’t jump straight from victim/powerlessness to passion, for example. I think those who say “there are more than 2 emotions” (the Donnie Darko argument) might find this scale helpful. :)

  11. It’s from David Hawkins‘ Book „healing and recovery.“