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“Tell everyone you know: “My happiness depends on me, so you’re off the hook.’ And then demonstrate it. Be happy, no matter what they’re doing. Practice feeling good, no matter what. And before you know it, you will not give anyone else responsibility for the way you feel-and then, you’ll love them all. Because the only reason you don’t love them, is because you’re using them as your excuse to not feel good.”
—  Esther Hicks
The word lazy has an unpleasant connotation, doesn’t it? Because it’s humans measuring themselves against other humans based upon a flawed premise, and the flawed premise is: the more you DO, the more you’re WORTH. And that is the most flawed of all flawed premises.
—  Abraham-Hicks
The greatest gift that you could ever give to another is your own happiness, for when you are in a state of joy, happiness, or appreciation, you are fully connected to the Stream of pure, positive Source Energy that is truly who you are. And when you are in that state of connection, anything or anyone that you are holding as your object of attention benefits from your attention.
—  Esther Hicks
There is nothing for you to go back and live over, or fix, or feel regret about now. Every part of your life has unfolded just right. And so - now - knowing all that you know from where you now stand, now what do you want? The answers are now coming forth to you. Go forth in joy, and get on with it.
—  Esther Hicks
While it does, and should, feel good to be appreciated by another person, if you are dependent upon their appreciation to feel good, you will not be able to consistently feel good, because no other person has the ability, or a responsibility, to hold you as their singular, positive object of attention. Your Inner Being, however, the Source within you, always holds you, with no exceptions, as a constant object of appreciation. So if you will tune your thoughts and actions to that consistent Vibration of Well-Being flowing forth from your Inner Being—you will thrive under any and all conditions.

From the book “Ask and it is Given” by Abraham Hicks. IT’s an emotional guidance scale.

Below by Maria Erving

How to use Abraham Hicks Emotional Guidance Scale

Have you ever felt really down and someone have told you to “think positively” and it will all be better? And did you feel the irritation well up inside you when they told you the obvious?

Well, that is because you were on two different places emotionally, two totally different vibrations and you couldn’t “meet” each other vibrationally.

I know of people who has told others to just “chin up!” when they have been depressed, and when they in turn got into the lower vibrations of powerlessness themselves one day, they suddenly got it. It’s not just to “think positively” and all will be well. We know that thinking positively will make things better, but how do we get there when we feel anything else than even the slightest positive to begin with?

We can use the emotional guidance scale!

Here are 22 of our most felt emotions, and as you can see on the scale, the higher up, the happier, and of course, the lower on the scale, the more unhappier.

So, what you do, is that you find the emotion where you are at the moment, and you speak and think yourself up on the scale, one emotion at the time. Sometimes you can even jump a few emotions up on the scale at once.

EMOTIONAL SCALE:

  • 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

An example:

Lets say you feel “depressed”(emotion nr. 22). To improve your emotion would not be to jump up to nr. 1 at once, in fact, it would be very hard to do that, so what you do is that you could think thoughts that creates feelings of perhaps “guilt” (emotion nr. 21) within you. Stay there for a while until you really feel it – then climb higher up.

Maybe now you can create feelings of “rage” (emotion nr. 19) within you with your thoughts. This is ONLY an emotional/mental exercise, and so there will be no acting out on these emotions to harm anyone! We want to move even higher up on the scale. Maybe now you can feel “blame” (nr. 15), and then “disappointment” (nr. 12) and so on. Every emotion is an improvement and you will always want to go upwards towards number 1:
Joy/Appreciation/Empowered/Freedom/Love

So instead of trying to “just get over it and be happy”, you are naming your emotions, you are owning them, accepting them, and then you are letting them go, one emotion at the time until you feel better.

And don’t ever “stay” on the lower part of the emotional scale, see to it that you at least get to number 7 . You can make yourself feel differently with the right kind of thoughts, and in the beginning it helps to speak the words out loud, because that puts more feeling into them.

What and how can you think and speak to yourself about then?

Examples can be: Lets say you feel “disappointed” (nr. 12) at someone. You are disappointed that he’s never on time for your get togethers, he’s always late, and you feel disappointed at him, a bit sad even.

Now would be a good time to see if you can invoke feelings of “irritation”(nr. 10) within yourself by speaking/thinking: “It makes me really sad and disappointed that he’s always late. I feel that he’s not respecting me… wtf! It is sooo irritating that he thinks that I’m going to wait for him one more minute! I’ve had it with this behavior!”

Noticed how your emotion improved? (you went from nr. 12 to nr. 10)

Now, go even higher up:

“You know what? (still talking/thinking to yourself), I don’t care anymore. I’m leaving and he can just come and wait for me this time. I’m going shopping instead. I’m perfectly fine with that”. (feeling “contentment” (nr. 7) and perhaps a bit empowered too (nr. 1:-)

And from there you just keep finding thoughts that improves your feelings, and when you find a new, improved state of mind, you let go of the old one!

Try it with wherever you are. You can be happy, and climb higher to passion and freedom!

This is a good day. I have such a good basis from which to begin. All is well for me. Source energy is aware of me and has my back, and everything that matters to me is known, and all things are lined up, and I’m on an eternal treasure hunt of treasures, because the universe knows what I seek and knows where those treasures are and is pointing me on the path of least resistance to the adventure and the fun and the thrill that I define as my desire.
—  Abraham Hicks