In my work as a speaker, Life and Confidence Coach, I often use the words Vibration in the work that I do. This concept is taken from the works of Abraham-Hicks who has designed a vibrational scale of feelings and emotions. These emotions are often described as being high vibrational or low vibrational.

As Abraham explains, to “raise your vibration” is to experience positive emotion or importantly, a relief from negative emotion. The easiest way to do this to travel through the emotional scale (see below), travelling from one emotion to the next.

In my work as a Life and Confidence Coach, I talk about increasing your vibration while travelling downstream in your stream of life. In my work, downstream represents positive emotion, whilst upstream represents emotions that don’t feel good to you.

However, it is important to remember that raising your vibration is about leaning gently downstream, not jumping in a speed boat in order to jump from negative to positive emotion in one big leap!

For example, if you were having a really bad day and woke up feeling upset or grumpy (low vibrational emotion), it is not possible for you to take a big jump into feeling fabulous! (high vibrational emotion). However, you are much more likely to start to feel a little bit better if you only focussed on moving yourself up the emotional scale gently e.g. from pessimistic to boredom.

From boredom you could then lean gently down steam into feelings of contentment then hopefulness, and then continue all the way up one step at a time. This process may take a few days but will ultimately lead to you feeling good. In my Coaching sessions, I work with my clients to easily and effortlessly flow downstream. This practice is particularly effective with people who may have been suffering from depression or anxiety for long periods of time.

Below is the Abraham-Hicks emotional guidance scale but for more information, please see the book “Ask and It is Given”, by Esther & Jerry Hicks.

  1. Joy/Appreciation/Empowered/Freedom/Love
  2. Passion
  3. Enthusiasm/Eagerness/Happiness
  4. Positive Expectation/Belief
  5. Optimism
  6. Hopefulness
  7. Contentment
  8. Boredom
  9. Pessimism
  10. Frustration/Irritation/Impatience
  11. Overwhelment
  12. Disappointment
  13. Doubt
  14. Worry
  15. Blame
  16. Discouragement
  17. Anger
  18. Revenge
  19. Hatred/Rage
  20. Jealousy
  21. Insecurity/Guilt/Unworthiness
  22.  Fear/Grief/Depression/Despair/Powerlessness

Lisa Phillips is an award winning author, speaker and confidence coach based in Sydney, Australia. For more information, please see