When I first found the Emotional Guidance Scale in the pages of Ask and It Is Given by Esther and Jerry Hicks, I was thrilled. An easy process to go from feeling less than to feeling amazing, just by using the power of my mind. Shortcuts? Yes please.
Sitting at the top of the scale are the words: JOY, APPRECIATION, EMPOWERMENT, FREEDOM, and LOVE
Can I get a hell yeah!?
Who doesn’t want to be feeling that radical?
So I have spent a lot of my time choosing a better thought, then choosing a better thought, then choosing a better thought (as taught), all in a conscious effort to move up the emotional scale rather than crash blindly at the bottom.
At the bottom of the scale are the words: FEAR, GRIEF, DEPRESSION, DESPAIR, and POWERLESSNESS
Esther and Jerry Hicks agree that we are all a collection of a much larger source of energy. We are energy. We are Source. God. Love. Spirit. Universe. Whatever you want to label it, it’s all the same thing.
Knowing this feels right, like I have known it all along but the hardest part is not in accepting that I am a piece of God, it is in remembering that I am also human, and humans are doing creatures. We like to do stuff, which is great(!) because what if the emotions on the Emotional Guidance Scale were not actually an emotion you could get to just only by thinking a better thought?
What if feeling JOY and APPRECIATION is a result from practicing gratitude; daily?
What if feeling EMPOWERMENT is a result for taking back control in your life?
What if feeling FREEDOM is a result from studying up and making informed decisions?
What if feeling LOVE is a result from showing and being LOVE to others?
Now when I look at the Emotional Guidance Scale for a prompt on what feeling I logically should be aiming for next, I instead ask myself, what action can I take to go from doubt to disappointment? What action can I take to go from contentment to hopefulness?
Sitting back and doing nothing except choosing a better thought is terribly exhausting, and in all honesty can tend to take longer. Some days, it feels like a game of snakes and ladders, you get so far and then down you go, only to have to start climbing again.
Shit happens. That’s life.
Movement and doing stuff helps the not-so-nice emotions pass quicker, and trust me, they do pass, if you allow them to.
When you are at the ass end of the scale, smaller actions tend to work better, like a rant in your journal followed by burning that paper until its dust. Still worked up? Keep ranting girlfriend. Write. Write. Write. Burn. Burn. Burn.
Where are you on the scale right now? Can you easily identify where you are at with your emotions? What can you physically do to move from one emotion to the next? If you are sitting right in the heart of fear, I have great news, there is no where you can go but up, and I am more than happy to give you my ladders.
To infinity and beyond,
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