Have you heard of the Emotional Guidance Scale? I use this very effective technique regularly in my Sydney Coaching practice and with my Life coaching clients. The emotional guidance scale is from the work of Abraham Hicks. I have been studying these works for over 10 years as well as attending five Abraham Hicks cruises as part of my own career development.
The scale assists you to identify and ‘ tap into’ where your emotions are at any one time. Once you identify your emotional position you can then choose to reach for a soothing and encouraging thought that will help you not just feel better, but also gain relief from any negative emotion.
The higher you are up on the scale, the better you feel and the more you are likely to attract more of what you want in your life. ( The Law of Attraction). The lower your emotions are on the emotional scale, the more negative emotion you will feel. ( and the less likely it is that what you want will be able to reach you).
The Emotional Guidance Scale
|1.||Joy / Appreciation / Empowered / Freedom / Love|
|7.||Satisfaction – Contentment|
Your Emotions and the Emotional Guidance Scale
Let’s just say you find yourself feeling anxious, depressed and fearful. These emotions are at the bottom of the Abraham Hicks emotional scale. At this level, it is likely you feel exhausted and stuck. This is when coaching clients often seek my help with anxiety or depression.
Therefore, to assist you in feeling relief from these emotions, the idea is to reach for a thought that will help you move up the scale just slightly even into Insecurity! This is all about taking baby steps! You see, even the emotion of insecurity will give you more relief than feeling depressed. Once you feel insecure, you are more likely to move up the scale, through anger, resentment, worry, disappointment until finally, you start to feel the emotional of hopeful or satisfaction.
When you are feeling very low, the good feeling things you want that are not yet present in your reality cannot come to you, because you are not a vibrational match to them. Therefore, in finding a way to take small steps up the Emotional Guidance Scale, you will get back into your flow and then you will be heading straight towards where all the good stuff is waiting for you.
It is not possible to jump up the Emotional Scale!
Have you ever noticed how difficult it is to jump from anger to happiness or from depression to Joy? It is simply not possible! The emotional scale explains why. It’s too big a emotional ( or vibrational) gap. It’s easier to take it one mood at a time rather than try and jump the gap!
All you can do is think slightly less negative until eventually you hit the tipping point and begin to feel better and better.
How to use the Emotional Guidance Scale
When you start to understand the scale, you can see that when you choose a thought that feels good, you make progress up the emotional scale. However, when you choose a thought that makes you feel bad, you start to work your way down the emotional scale. Feel Good Thoughts raise your vibration and Feel Bad Thoughts lower your vibration.
How to Move up the Emotional Scale.
If you are feeling powerless, tune into how you feel and then reach for any thought that feels better.
Look for any thought or feeling that feels better than where you are and deliberately guide your thoughts toward what feels better. This can take a little focus but it does get easier. Each time you choose a thought that feels even a little better, you climb up another rung of the emotional guidance scale and soon you will be where you want to be. When you hit bottom emotionally, you can beat yourself up and pretend you’re powerless OR you can take back your power by choosing to focus on thoughts that feel better.
The key is to just keep soothing and encouraging yourself into a better place.
Lisa Phillips is an award wining Sydney Life Coach and Confidence expert. Lisa works with clients all over the world via Skype. She is the author of ‘ The Confidence Coach’ book and her work appears regularly in the media. She is also the Confidence Expert on The Love Destination.
The award winning coach can help you increase your confidence, move away from feeling stuck, increase your self esteem and free yourself of negative emotions. Lisa also provides career coaching and interview coaching. Lisa is also a qualified counsellor and has over 20 years Life Coaching experience. To find out more, please see www.amazingcoaching.com.au