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Reaching for the next best feeling. The emotional guidance scale.

This Friday we experience a Full Moon, accompanied by an eclipse. There are full moon times when the energies can be extreme, emotions can run high, and people are known to start acting a little crazy. Full moons with an eclipse are quite often known as full moons on steroids.

This particular full moon a lot of people in the know are talking about the importance of raising our internal vibration, keeping the good vibes going, and not getting taken out by this crazy force of eclipse and moon

Well to me that's feeling easier said than done right now, until I remembered something called the ‘Emotional Guidance Scale’ by the great ‘Abrahahm Hicks’

You see, for the last few days I've been feeling incredibly irritable. I've slept badly, adding to my irritability. I've been tearful, questioning my abilities, then I remember how we should all be trying to stay in the light of positivity during this time as much as possible. Panic creeps in and I spiral further down the ladder tumbling into a sea of despair. Frightened i'll be manifesting all kinds of bad things in my ever so annoyed state!

Then out of the blue this morning I remembered this technique. The principles of the technique are whatever you are feeling you reach for the next best thing.

What Is The Emotional Guidance Scale?

So the scale is a list of commonly felt emotions, anger, fear, worry, doubt, joy, love and so on. Quite often when we are at a rock bottom, feeling down or angry to be told to ‘just think positively’ ‘have happy thoughts’ is the last thing you need. It's frustrating, you beat yourself up for being (so called) negative, and if you do manage to push through to happiness you've completely bypassed why you were feeling down in the first place. Which can lead to all other kinds of problems.

The concept of this method is you reach for the next best feeling to what you are currently feeling. By taking baby steps, moving up the ladder towards joy becomes far more attainable, and at a sensible rate.

You really take the power back of your emotions by taking these small steps. These small shifts can have dramatic effects on us, and can be very empowering. By taking a small shift progress can occur, whereas reaching an unrealistic goal the total opposite can occur. We will likely travel a lot further in a shorter space of time by moving one step at a time.

The scale described by Abraham Hicks is as follows:

  1. Joy/Appreciation/Empowerment/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. Overwhelming (feeling overwhelmed)

  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/Desperation/Despair/Powerlessness

Joy Is Our Goal

Of course joy is our goal, but to live in that state 100% of the time is rather unrealistic. So at times of despair, or a full moon rather than go into sheer panic that you should be positive, you should be in the right frame of mind for manifesting etc, lean into this list. Work your way to joy, and if you slip one back, that's OK too. It's just a short journey up the ladder to the next step.

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