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Abraham Hicks Emotional Guidance Scale and How to Use it


Before we talk about how to use The Emotional Guidance Scale, let’s first discuss what it is. According to Abraham Hicks, your emotional guidance is a scale of emotions ranging from positive emotions such as joy, appreciation, and love (the highest) to fear, despair and powerlessness (the lowest). This scale of emotions will help us identify where our vibration is…the closer we are to joy, the higher our vibration and the further we are from joy, the lower our vibration.

Before we talk about how to use The Emotional Guidance Scale, let’s first discuss what it is. According to Abraham Hicks, your emotional guidance is a scale of emotions ranging from positive emotions such as joy, appreciation, and love (the highest) to fear, despair and powerlessness (the lowest). This scale of emotions will help us identify where our vibration is…the closer we are to joy, the higher our vibration and the further we are from joy, the lower our vibration. According to Abraham Hicks, here is the scale of emotions from highest to lowest…

  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. Overwhelment (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

So How Do We Use the Emotional Guidance Scale? The emotional guidance scale is laid out to help us identify where we are at emotionally. If we are in a low place and want to feel better, it is important to first identify where we are at on the scale and second to give ourselves permission to climb the ladder and reach for a higher vibration. It is important to remember that it is impossible to jump to joy if you are in a state of feeling jealous, angry, or discouraged. So, give yourself grace as you climb upwards and allow yourself to feel every emotion as you move. If you force a feeling of joy, it will feel unauthentic and false and you will not be able to truly move. Joy is the Ultimate State of Attraction When we live in a state of joy, we attract what we desire. Think of it this way…we attract what we put out there. So, if we are living in a state of joy, we tend to attract happy people and positive experiences that match that vibration. However, if we are living in a state of jealousy, hatred, or anger, we will attract people and experiences that match that negative vibration. Ultimately, we choose who and what we attract by where we allow ourselves to stay on the emotional scale. Have you ever heard of the phrase “you are the top five people you spend your time with?” This is true because we attract people who are vibrating at the same level that we are. So, look around and evaluate the people you spend the most time with. Where are they on the scale? Where are they vibrating? Do they uplift you? Do they spend their days serving others, lifting each other up? Or do they spend their time talking negatively about other people and their own experiences and lives? How to Move Up the Emotional Scale Ways to move up the scale include simple shifts like…

  1. Remind yourself that even one step up is an improvement. One step a day turns into seven in a week very quickly. For example, instead of staying angry, try to move to being disappointed.

  2. Spend more time doing practices like meditation, energy work, prayer, yoga, spending time in nature. Commit to at least 30 minutes per day.

  3. Remember that growth is a process and that you will have good and bad days. This doesn’t mean you aren’t moving in the right direction.

  4. Change the people you are spending your time with. When you spend time with people who are living in a state of joy (or close to it) it will help lift you up and remind you where you want to be.

  5. Start practicing gratitude and shifting your thoughts from “why is this happening to me?” To “I am so grateful for the following things in my life…”

  6. Serve others. When we start feeling like we are living far from joy, it helps to serve others. By doing something for someone else and focusing on other people’s needs, we take our energy and focus away from what we are missing and put it towards helping someone else. This naturally increases our vibration and helps us see beyond ourselves and our own lives.

  7. Have fun! Another great way to get ourselves out of a “funk” and living at a higher vibration is by doing something that brings us joy. If you are having a rough day and feel like you can’t handle all the things, maybe it’s time to turn on music and have a dance party with your children. Or maybe fun for you is reading a book outside on your patio or plugging into music and going for a walk. Whatever brings you happiness or excitement, do that!

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