Revealing the Hidden Danger in the 2016 Presidential Race

Revealing the Hidden Danger in the 2016 Presidential Race

Are you new to Hug the Universe? If so, welcome! This is part 3 of 4 in a series about the hidden determinants of human behavior. If you haven’t read the first post in the series, Why Is the World So Crazy?!, you’ll definitely want to start there. :)

You know what’s unfortunate? I didn’t just add “Revealing the Hidden Danger” to the title of this article in hopes that it would get you to click on it. There are some genuinely disturbing things at play with Donald Trump, and we’re going to look at how Coherence Verification testing can be used to shed light on it. We’ll also look at various test results regarding Hillary Clinton that show a clear and stark qualitative divide between the two candidates.

Full disclosure: politics are traditionally a really polarizing and contentious topic, so just to be clear going into this, I have absolutely zero allegiance to any political party or particular philosophy of government. I want things to work well for all people regardless of nationality or skin color, and I’m fascinated by human behavior—that’s as far as my interest in politics goes. 

Firehose of “AHHHHHHHH!”

I find that turning on the news or checking Facebook these days can feel like pointing a firehose at my face and unleashing a torrent of fear-fueled crazy into it. Some politician is involved in a scandal... again; the global economy is in a state of radical uncertainty; the Earth’s climate is shifting; a whole bunch of people are too entrenched in their greed and ignorance to stop their short-sighted destructive behavior. 

As we’ve seen, one of the biggest problems has been our inability to identify the essential nature of what’s behind individual and collective choices. Donald Trump and his constituents are blaming people with brown skin; Bernie Sanders and his supporters are blaming billionaires; the FOX News camp believes one thing over here; and The Daily Show camp believes another over there. 

There is so much talk going on, yet so little progress being made toward a common understanding and cooperation. Generally, it’s the self-serving choices of those who are already in power that win—not on merit, but because they already have the necessary resources at their disposal. 

"Man, this post is shaping up to be a real buzzkill, Ryan." -Bob from Accounting

Hey, I don’t mean to be alarmist. Ugliness exists, and there’s quite a bit of it affecting the world right now (unnecessarily, I might add). Things are far from “all bad,” though. The crazy stuff some people are engaging in stems from ignorance and fear, not from an inherent requirement of humans to fight and hate. Some people believe this is just our nature, but such beliefs stem from the historic inability to identify the hidden determinants behind people’s behavior.

Using Coherence Verification to better understand the Presidential Race of 2016

Every presidential election cycle is important, but this one is particularly important because of the energetic realities behind the candidates. We’re going to look at a series of Coherence Verification results regarding Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump that have been verified for Hug the Universe by Eric Burlingame. Eric is a consciousness researcher, and a human behavior and Coherence Verification expert. He’s someone I’ve known for many years and have worked extensively with. 

The test statement used in each verification is quoted below and is followed by the test result. The results are either an LOC (Level of Consciousness) number (which references Hawkins’ Map of Consciousness), or the “Yes” / “Not yes” binary result of a strong or weak muscle response. The type of result shown is what was most appropriate for the desired insight.

To really drive this point into the ground (because it’s so uncommon and easy to forget), properly executed Coherence Verifications are objective and independent of opinions, beliefs, knowledge of a subject, or one’s ideas or feelings about how things “should” be. What is being revealed here is the energetic quality of information.

To better understand the results below, remember that on the Map of Consciousness, the energy which calibrates below 200 is deleterious (causing harm or damage) to living organisms, and the energies beginning at 200 increasingly become life-affirming and supporting as they rise. The further below 200 they go, the more harmful; the higher they go above 200, the more beneficial. 

I recently received a cease and desist letter from the late David R. Hawkins' estate demanding that I remove the image that I created which referenced the Map of Consciousness that he created. I tried to arrive at an arrangement with them for permitted use, and they threatened legal action against me. I'm unclear on what's going on there as the image (and Hawkins' work) is shared and published on blogs and websites (particularly Facebook) regularly. So, I've removed the image I created, but am including this link to another resource for the Map of Consciousness that I've had no part in creating or posting. 

I recently received a cease and desist letter from the late David R. Hawkins' estate demanding that I remove the image that I created which referenced the Map of Consciousness that he created. I tried to arrive at an arrangement with them for permitted use, and they threatened legal action against me. I'm unclear on what's going on there as the image (and Hawkins' work) is shared and published on blogs and websites (particularly Facebook) regularly. So, I've removed the image I created, but am including this link to another resource for the Map of Consciousness that I've had no part in creating or posting. 

(Last chance! If you haven't read the previous posts in this series, I highly recommend you start there—without starting there, the rest of this isn't going to make any sense.) 

Overall Level of Consciousness (LOC)

When testing a person’s LOC (Level of Consciousness), you end up with a number that represents an average of the person’s state of consciousness. This includes their thoughts, ideas, beliefs, the information they’ve learned throughout their life (accurate or not), and so on. It’s basically everything that makes them them

Our level of consciousness fluctuates up and down throughout our lives—sometimes really dramatically—so it’s important to specify the time period you’d like the information to reference (as you’ll see below).

Test Statement: Donald Trump’s average daily calibrated level of consciousness during the period of January 1, 2016 through September 1, 2016 was: 
Result: LOC 121 

Ok, referencing the Map of Consciousness, another way to frame that is to say that Donald Trump’s experience is generally dominated by the negative (aka, below 200 LOC) energy of desire (e.g., lust, craving, etc.); the emotional filter his experiences are passing through is one of craving, and he sees the process of enslavement as an unavoidable aspect of life.

Here’s an excerpt from a conversation I had with Eric Burlingame about this test result: 

Note from Eric Burlingame
"The [energy around LOC 125] is one of severe attachment like what we typically associate with addiction. There is a perceived need to ‘fill the void’ that exists where there could otherwise be purposefulness, connection with others, and psychological, spiritual, or emotional fulfillment. There is only the process of gain, of attainment, and consumption.

Someone like Trump sees the game as a win or lose prospect, and winning means getting all or most of what he wants, while the other is deprived. If this happens, he feels temporarily fulfilled (at least for a few minutes). All the while, he perceives himself to be better than addicts like ‘junkies’ because he doesn’t drink or overindulge in physical consumption.

In reality, he’s the worst addict because he takes so many regular folks down with his addiction."

Test Statement: Hillary Clinton’s average daily calibrated level of consciousness during the period of January 1, 2016 through September 1, 2016 was: 
Result: LOC 277

Referencing the Map of Consciousness, another way to put that is to say that Hillary Clinton’s experience is generally dominated by neutrality, the general emotional filter her experiences are passing through is trust, and she views life as a process of release. 

Already we can see a stark difference. 

Interest in Being President of the United States

Remember: A “strong” muscle response in Coherence Verification represents a “Yes” (i.e., “Yep, the information in that test statement points to something that actually exists”), whereas a weak muscle response indicates a “Not yes” (i.e., “Nope, what you’re looking for is imaginary so there's nothing actually there”).

Test Statement: Donald Trump has any desire to be President of the US.
Result: Not yes

I think this helps clarify the confusion many people have experienced in response to how recklessly Donald Trump has managed his campaign and reputation. Many people have speculated that he doesn’t seem to really want to be President at all, and this verification shows that that is an accurate assessment. 

But if he’s not interested in the job, why is he running?

Test Statement: Hillary Clinton has a desire to be President of the US.
Result: Yes

Well, that’s useful.

Interest in Being of Service

Remember: An effective test statement is one that is phrased as a declarative statement and not in question form. Also, the clarity of language used is extremely important so that the tester is unambiguous in terms of what information they’re “looking for.”

Test Statement: Donald Trump has any desire to be of service to the American people.
Result: Not yes

Ok, so he’s not pursuing the presidency to be of service.

Test Statement: Hillary Clinton has a desire to be of service to the American people.
Result: Yes

That’s also useful. 

Donald Trump’s Primary Motivation: Conscious or Subconscious

Test Statement: Donald Trump has a primary conscious motivation for running for the presidency.
Result: Not yes

Hmm… 

Test Statement: Donald Trump has a primary subconscious motivation for running for the presidency.
Result: Yes

Well, what’s his subconscious motivation then?

Donald Trump’s Primary Subconscious Motivation

After some exploration, this is the result:

Test Statement: Donald Trump’s primary subconscious motivation for running for president is to successfully mislead people. 
Result: Yes

Note from Eric Burlingame
“In other words, he will have pulled off the ultimate deal or con job. This is an extension of his lifelong desire to trick people sufficiently so that he gets what he wants. It is not getting things that is of interest, it is the game or process of bilking folks.”

About two weeks after I got that note from Eric, I saw that Donald Trump retweeted a Washington Post article about him flat-out lying that Hillary Clinton started the “birther” conspiracy against President Obama. It certainly looks like he shared this because he’s proud of it: 

My whole life is about winning. I don't lose often. I almost never lose. -Donald Trump

Belief in the Inherent Value of Others

Test Statement: Donald Trump thinks that all people have inherent value: 
Result: Not yes

Wow. That is an entirely false belief, btw. All people have inherent value (that statement calibrates as True).

Test Statement: Hillary Clinton thinks that all people have inherent value: 
Result: Yes

Well, that’s handy.

Overall View of Human Beings

Test Statement: The calibrated LOC of all of Donald Trump’s thoughts regarding human beings is: 
Result: LOC 46 

With this verification, Eric said “This is not a typo. It’s really that low.” 

That is horrifying. Referencing the Map of Consciousness, another way to put that is to say that, regarding human beings, Donald Trump’s experience is dominated by apathy; the general emotional filter his experiences are passing through is despair; and he generally views matters regarding human beings as hopeless. And he’s aiming to obtain the highest position in this country, have access to government agencies and their secrets, and the codes needed to launch nuclear weapons. 

This ad that Hillary Clinton’s campaign released does a good job of demonstrating how Donald Trump feels about people:

Test Statement: The calibrated LOC of all of Hillary Clinton’s thoughts regarding human beings is: 
Result: LOC 279 

Note from Eric Burlingame
“Suffice it to say that she takes a very pragmatic and circumstantial view of humans. If they do things of moderate value, then she’s all good with that. If another human does something she deems counterproductive, then she’s very down on them.”

Access to Freedom

Test Statement: Donald Trump thinks that only a few people should be completely free, while all others are controlled.
Result: Yes

Test Statement: Hillary Clinton thinks that only a few people should be completely free, while all others are controlled.
Result: Yes

Access to Basic Resources for Life

Test Statement: Donald Trump thinks that only a few people should control all citizen’s access to basic resources for life, including food and water.
Result: Yes

Test Statement: Hillary Clinton thinks that only a few people should control all citizen’s access to basic resources for life, including food and water.
Result: Yes

Women’s Rights 

Test Statement: The calibrated LOC of all of Donald Trump’s thoughts regarding women rights is: 
Result: LOC 41

Note from Eric Burlingame
“[Donald Trump] effectively has a general sense that women are really to blame for most things that are wrong in the world and his own life. He effectively just tolerates women because they are necessary to him, but of no real value outside of their immediate utility. In short, women are things to him.”

I cherish women. I want to help women. I’m going to be able to do things for women that no other candidate would be able to do. -Donald Trump

But then there’s this quote:

Ariana Huffington is unattractive, both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man – he made a good decision. -Donald Trump

And this one:

If I were running ‘The View’, I’d fire Rosie O’Donnell. I mean, I’d look at her right in that fat, ugly face of hers, I’d say ‘Rosie, you’re fired.’ -Donald Trump

And what he said when he was married to Ivana:

I would never buy Ivana any decent jewels or pictures. Why give her negotiable assets? -Donald Trump

I'll stop there—there's no shortage of horrible things Donald Trump has said about women.

Test Statement: The calibrated LOC of all of Hillary Clinton’s thoughts regarding women rights is: 
Result: LOC 367

Note from Eric Burlingame
“This is nearly to the level of reason (i.e., LOC 400–499), but she is depressing the energetic level with conditionality again. In other words, women’s rights are important generally, but she is always putting caveats and exceptions on the rights. This is a very common thought process in the western world. ‘Everyone should have the same rights, but…’”

Telling the Truth

Test Statement: The calibrated LOC of all of Donald Trump’s thoughts and energy regarding telling the truth is: 
Result: LOC 102 

Note from Eric Burlingame
“This indicates a fundamental fear of being truthful, and having the truth revealed about him.”

Test Statement: The calibrated LOC of all of Hillary Clinton’s thoughts and energy regarding telling the truth is: 
Result: LOC 267 

Note from Eric Burlingame
“This level indicates a general tendency to be truthful, but with a willingness to be untruthful if she deems it valuable to the greater good of others.”

Regard for the Democratic Process

Test Statement: Donald Trump thinks that the democratic process has inherent value.
Result: Not yes

Test Statement: The calibrated LOC of all of Donald Trump’s thoughts regarding the democratic process in the U.S. is:
Result: LOC 46

Note from Eric Burlingame
“Again, not a typo. Essentially, if you do not value human beings, then you will not value the agency of human beings, thus his LOC regarding democracy will match his LOC regarding humans.”

Test Statement: Hillary Clinton thinks that the democratic process has inherent value.
Result: Yes

Test Statement: The calibrated LOC of all of Hillary Clinton’s thoughts regarding the democratic process in the U.S. is:
Result: LOC 367

Note from Eric Burlingame
“Essentially, she accepts it as it is and has high regard for the process.”

Allegiance to the Political Parties They’re Representing

Test Statement: The calibrated LOC of all of Donald Trump’s thoughts regarding the Republican Party is: 
Result: LOC 17 

Note from Eric Burlingame
“He’d definitely get rid of the party if he had any ability to do so.”

While he doesn’t currently have the ability to do so directly, he’s certainly done a lot to make a number of longtime Republicans leave the party in disgust. 

Test Statement: The calibrated LOC of all of Hillary Clinton’s thoughts regarding the Democratic Party is: 
Result: LOC 267

Note from Eric Burlingame
“She’s OK with it generally, but likely perceives her own sense of what is valuable considerably more important than the party platform.”

Opinion Toward Their Constituents

Test Statement: The calibrated LOC of all of Donald Trump’s thoughts regarding his supporters is: 
Result: LOC 27

Note from Eric Burlingame
“This indicates that his disdain for his own supporters is so great that he’d likely eliminate them from the planet given the option.”

I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters. -Donald Trump

Now, Donald Trump didn’t say that he’d shoot one of his supporters, but he said he could murder someone in a public place and it wouldn’t affect the opinion of those voting for him. So, interpret the implications of that how you will—there are many ways to carve that turd.

Test Statement: The calibrated LOC of all of Hillary Clinton’s thoughts regarding her supporters is: 
Result: LOC 260

Note from Eric Burlingame

“Approximately the same as her views, thoughts, and feelings about the Democratic party. It’s probably quite difficult to have warm fuzzy feelings about her supporters and the party when she’s so often doubted, questioned, back stabbed, etc.”

Uhhh… Yikes!

I have to say, I thought this post was going to go in a different direction before I got the test results back from Eric. I knew from observation that something was seriously not ok with Donald Trump, but I didn’t imagine the ugliness went as deep as it actually does. Trump is much worse than I thought. 

Eric said something else about the calibrations regarding Donald Trump that really sums it up: 

“This is literally as bad as it gets prior to becoming a genocidal maniac.”

To give some comparisons, a few other political “leaders” who calibrated in the general range where Donald Trump is operating from are: 

Osama Bin Laden: LOC 107
Adolf Hitler: LOC 106
Vladamir Putin: LOC 96
Idi Amin, the 'Butcher of Uganda': LOC 72


This information is pretty intense, huh? I know that this is all a lot to process. 

There have been a lot of claims from Trump supporters that “he was just joking about that horrible hateful scary racist thing he just said—can’t you take a joke??” With the testing, though, information completely leaves the domain of guessing what anyone’s words or actions meant. We’re looking at the energetic Reality behind what’s being acted out. 

Here’s a final word from Eric about the role one’s level of consciousness plays:

“LOC is really just telling you the ‘temperature’ of the chosen energetic state that then reflexively drives energetic, intellectual, and physical functions in the human. This then reinforces the next choice, and so on—it’s a loop. The energy isn’t ‘making’ anyone do anything. LOC is just a measurement that informs you of the increasing probability of a particular set of states and choices.”

If these posts have accomplished what I intended, you’re begining to understand the gravity of all of this, and why David R. Hawkins and Eric Burlingame's work is so important.

Alright, let’s switch gears a little bit and wrap this series up with a look at how awesome everything actually is (even if some of the surface-level stuff that humans create is really icky sometimes).

Part 4 of 4: Did You Know the Sun Used to Orbit the Earth?