Learning how to manage your emotions is probably a goal you’ve thought about before. Having feelings of happiness and joy is a birthright that all of us were born into. But life has its way of making us think that these are things we have to earn.
It’s like someone saying you have to earn the right to use any of your 5 senses when in fact, if you were born with those senses the right was given to you at birth.
Throughout the past 7 years, I found myself floating in and out of a depressive state. As much as I tried to change my situation, I always reverted back to the same depressed state of mind.
It wasn’t until I was introduced and took a strong interest in Esther, Abraham, and Jerry Hicks, the creators of the Emotional Guidance Scale, that I came to understand there is a better way of getting out of my negative mindset.
How to Manage Your Emotions with the Emotional Guidance Scale
Before I was introduced to the Hicks, I would try to go from the worst extreme–depression–to the best extreme–joy. Because of my misunderstanding of those two emotions being polar opposites, my desire to go from bad to good in 0.25 seconds ultimately lead to failure every time.
I began watching the Hicks’ on YouTube and they teach to take one thought at a time in order to get back to joy.
The only human beings I’ve ever seen successfully move from one extreme emotion to the opposite emotion are babies. Babies can cry their little hearts out one minute and the next minute be smiling and laughing. Why is this? I believe it’s because they secretly know that happiness and joy is what they are born to experience.
Happiness and joy are the whole point of our existence.
Feeling Better Is Always One Good Feeling Away
If you want to begin to manage your emotions and move up the Emotional Guidance Scale immediately, focus your attention on your thoughts. Any good-feeling thought can help you move up the emotional guidance scale. You only need to be consciously aware of your next thought being a better thought.
It is really a process of thinking a thought, any thought, and then consciously evaluating whether the new thought gives you any feeling of relief from where you were before that thought. So, you think and feel and think and feel, with one intention only: to feel even the slightest bit of relief”(Hicks, Ask and It Is Given, 2004)
If you are in a state of depression, climbing to a feeling of guilt is an improvement. It may not be the feeling that you ultimately want to achieve but it is a step closer. Going from depression straight to joy can be a hard task to accomplish because they are on the opposite ends of the scale. If you expect to go from one to the other by skipping the emotions in-between you might fail. This has the potential of putting you back into the state of depression.
If you expect to go from one to the other by skipping the emotions in-between you might fail. This has the potential of putting you back into the state of depression.
I consciously became aware of my thoughts so I could move up the scale. Whenever I felt myself thinking of past things that hurt me or the worst scenario happening in my future, I immediately acknowledged that thought and replaced it with something–ANYTHING– that made me feel better.
It might’ve been a song on the radio, so I would turn it up and sing or dance. It might’ve been the sun shining in the clear blue sky, a beautiful smell, or looking at the moon and stars at night. I consciously turned my attention to the things I knew would make me feel better. Simple, better-feeling thoughts.
And to be honest, even if your thought is of you slapping the hell out of the person that is pissing you off. That thought of revenge is still better than the thought of powerlessness.
Your Journey Can Be Beautiful
No matter where you are on the scale, take pride in climbing up to your joy and learning how to manage your emotions. Taking it one thought at a time is a sure way to set yourself up for successful.
There are many ways to find your next good-feeling thought. How about a smiling baby, a song that takes you to your future, a walk on a beautiful day or just taking some time to look your best? There are so many ways to ease your mind to keep having the next great feeling.
The best way to successfully utilize your Emotional Guidance Scale is to stop and acknowledge how you are feeling. When you are consciously aware of how you feel, you have full control of knowing what improvement you can make to feel better. Getting back into
Getting back into complete connection with your purpose should be your ultimate goal. Taking it one feeling at a time and make your way back to Joy, Knowledge, Empowerment, Freedom, Love, and Appreciation.
Have A Gorgeous Journey,