- as often as you need to observe these variety emotions
- print it out and place it somewhere you can checkin with them
- save to your screen saver on your phone
- set an alarm on your phone to glance at it throughout the day
- print a copy and tape to your purge journal
- Do you see any of these combinations in yourself?
- What about these combinations in others?
What is the Emotional Guidance Scale?
The Emotional Guidance Scale, as explained by Abraham Hicks in the book “Ask and It Is Given,” is a scale of our feelings and emotions, in sequence from our highest vibrational feelings to our lowest. It is broken down into 22 of the most common emotions and divided into two sections: the upwards spiral and the downwards spiral:
2 . Passion
3 . Enthusiasm/Eagerness/Happiness
4 . Positive Expectation/Belief
5 . Optimism
6 . Hopefulness
7 . Contentment
8 . Boredom
9 . Pessimism
When you are feeling like you are on the spiral down, probably someone has said to you before, “think positively” or “chin up”, but in reality the jump from such a low vibrational space to such a high one feels nearly impossible. Let's be honest, does their feedback even help?
Imagine how it might feel to recognize and readjust yourself, rather than relying on your lover, friend or boss to call you out and poke your ego?
This emotional guidance ladder offers many different levels to take small or large steps towards emotional-feeling mastery, personal responsibility and freedom.
You cannot expect to become a master overnight. Especially, if you have just begun practicing feeling these emotional states consciously. Be patient with yourself and understand that the way to true joy, is to experience and be present during every step of the journey, at whatever pace is necessary for your mission.
Sometimes, you will have a passionate march like cadence while at other times, you will stop for distractions, take detours for lessons, or fall for deceptions that delude you into short cut or "easier" ways of fulfillment.
Do what you can, with what knowledge and wisdom you have, from where you are Now.
Thoughts Affect Emotions
Our thoughts affect our emotions. Only by creating with conscious thoughts are we able to climb the emotional ladder. The most critical step in building your MAP is to become aware of where you currently are on the ladder and then consciously write thoughts that can bring you just one step higher. (This is achieved by working with I AM statements) The four corners of you MAP will either bring awareness to your unconscious emotional creations or begin to map out a new reality created from conscious positive emotions. Once you practice consistency with specific emotional states, you begin to feel and recognize what "staying on your map" does and doesn't feel like.
For example, when you are in a state of grief or depression (#22 on the emotional ladder), getting angry (#17) might not seem very “enlightened” or “positive” but it is actually a stepping stone from where you started. By bringing yourself to express anger (and writing out your thoughts in that purge journal) you will discover a relief of pent up energy that is ready and willing to be elevated to a new state (that you may now choose).
Boredom (#8 on the scale) is in a pivotal place, right in the middle of the two spirals, meaning that it is a transition phase between either down (pessimism) or up (contentment). When you find yourself in this position, be on the look out for people that will challenge you to become greater than yourself. These people, who can see your potential, (don't mean to offend your Ego), by saying you could be better. Take the nudge from the Universe as a gift to go higher!
In this scenario, those who are lower than you (pessimism) will whisper lies of "why even try" to gain misery with your company. The pessimistic never like to brood alone, as they find solace in the company of others who place limits on themselves.