Emotional Guidance Scale by Abraham Hicks: How To Use It

Abraham-Hicks’ Emotional Guidance Scale is the perfect tool to help you manifest what you want.

Your thoughts create your reality. As long as your thoughts are aligned with what you want, you will manifest your desire.

But it’s nearly impossible to monitor every single thought you have on a daily basis. An average human thinks over 60,000 thoughts a day!

This is why you must rely on your emotions instead of your thoughts. The way that you feel is a reflection of the thoughts that you are thinking.

When you feel good, it’s a sign that your thoughts are in alignment with what you want.

When you feel bad, it’s a sign that your thoughts are out of alignment with what you want.

So by checking how you feel, you will always know the degree of alignment of your thoughts.

What Is The Emotional Guidance Scale?

Emotional Guidance Scale

The Emotional Guidance Scale 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 from emotions with the highest vibration (joy) to emotions with the lowest vibration (powerlessness).

According to the Law of Vibration, everything in this world is made up of energy that is vibrating at a specific frequency.

And your emotions are your barometer for measuring the vibration you are currently in.

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The Emotional Guidance Scale

  1. Joy / Knowledge / Empowerment / Freedom / Love / Appreciation
  2. Passion
  3. Enthusiasm
  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 / PowerlessnessEmotional Guidance Scale

Who Invented The Emotional Guidance Scale?

The Emotional Guidance Scale was invented by Esther Hicks in the best-selling book “Ask and It Is Given“. This book will help you learn how to manifest your desires so that you’re living the joyous and fulfilling life you deserve.

Esther Hicks is a world-renowned teacher of the Law of Attraction. She channels her teachings from a non-physical group entity called Abraham.

Emotional Guidance means using your emotions as an indicator of your degree of alignment with your Inner Being.

According to Abraham Hicks, every time you want to manifest something, your Inner Being expands and has already created your desire in your vibrational reality.

But in order to receive your desire in your physical reality, you must stay in vibrational alignment with your Inner Being through the thoughts that you think.

When you think thoughts that are in alignment with what your Inner Being is thinking, you feel positive emotions.

When you think thoughts that are out of alignment with what your Inner Being is thinking, you feel negative emotions.

So in conclusion, your emotions are one of your most important tools for manifesting your greatest desires.

What is the Highest Emotional Vibration?

According to the Emotional Guidance Scale, the emotions with the highest vibration are joy, knowledge, empowerment, freedom, love, and appreciation. 

According to the Emotional Guidance Scale, the emotions with the lowest vibration are fear, grief, depression, despair, and powerlessness.

How To Use The Emotional Guidance Scale?

Brown Wooden Ladder

Using The Emotional Guidance Scale is kind of like climbing a ladder.

You start at the bottom (the emotion you’re currently identifying with) and make your way to the top, one step at a time.

When you want to feel better, you can simply identify where you are on the Emotional Guidance Scale and instantly reach for better-feeling thoughts that lead to better-feeling emotions.

Once you’re feeling stable in a new emotion, you’ve successfully moved up the scale.

Then you continue the practice of reaching for a better-feeling thought and moving up the scale to a higher-vibration emotion.

Step 1: Identify Your Current Emotion

Look at The Emotional Guidance Scale and identify which state of emotion you are currently in.

You may feel multiple emotions at once, but choose the one you resonate with the most at that very moment.

An easy way to find your place on the scale is to compare two emotions and see which one feels more true to you.

For example, you can ask yourself, “Do I feel powerless or do I feel guilty?”

Step 2: Acknowledge and Forgive Yourself

Acknowledge how you are feeling and forgive yourself for feeling that way.

Don’t beat yourself up for feeling that negative emotion; instead, give thanks that you are able to recognize that you were in a negative mindset, and you have the opportunity to reach for a better feeling.

Step 3: Slowly Move Up The Scale

Refer back to The Emotional Guidance Scale and look at emotions above your current state.

Don’t try to immediately jump to an emotion that’s too high on the scale; the key here is to move slowly.

Every shift you make pulls you closer and closer to that upward spiral.

For example, let’s say you got into an argument with someone and you feel powerless.

Try to reach for thoughts of guilt, jealousy, or hatred.

There is nothing I can do to fix this situation. (powerlessness)

I feel terrible for what I said. (guilt)

I’m so jealous of my friends who are in stable committed relationships. (jealousy)

I hate how he/she treated me. (hatred)

And so on…

The more you reach for better-feeling thoughts, the more better-feeling thoughts will come to you.

Every thought that brings you a feeling of relief is an indication that you are lessening your resistance and raising your vibration.

The absence of resistance is what allows your desire to manifest into your reality.

More tips on climbing The Emotional Guidance Scale:

  1. Say a prayerThank you, Universe, for showing me I’m out of alignment with my power. I choose to see peace instead of this. I will step back and let you lead the way.”
  2. Reflect to see if this is a learning assignment presented to you from The Universe.
  3. Distract yourself and go do something that feels good and brings you joy.

Celebrate Every Small Win

Woman Holding Her Hat While Smiling

Be proud of yourself every time you successfully move up the scale.

By showing high-vibe emotions like enthusiasm and optimism for your practice, you will be able to move up the scale more quickly.

The upward spiral of emotions is kind of like a vacuum, as you build momentum towards it, it becomes easier and easier to reach the top.

Soon, it will become natural for you to reach for better-feeling emotions and vibrate upwards towards joy.