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The Emotional Guidance Scale — How to Use it for Manifestation

The emotional guidance scale is a very useful tool for manifestation. Manifesting your dreams, intentions, and desires is a process that involves managing, regulating, and refining your day-to-day emotions. Thoughts and emotions are directly linked.

What you think will often evoke some level of emotional response. What you feel, in turn, will evoke some type of thought pattern. One of the easiest ways to know what you're thinking is to pay attention to what you're feeling. Thought regulation and emotion regulation are both essential skills for manifestation success.

When you manage your emotions, you manage your vibration. Managing your vibration by reaching for a better feeling thought or a better feeling emotion each day is what helps you send out a clear harmonic vibrational signal to the Universe. A consistent harmonic coherent vibrational broadcast is what eventually amounts to successful and satisfying manifestations.

Over the years, different teachings have emerged to present a guide or scale of emotions for this process of managing, regulating, and refining your emotions so you can successfully attract and manifest the things you want. Learn more below on one of the emotional guidance scales you can use to feel better, expand your consciousness, and tune and tone your vibration to attract and manifest your dreams and intentions.

What is the Emotional Guidance Scale?

The emotional guidance scale or the emotional guidance system is a structured guide of positive and negative emotions used to measure your vibrational broadcast. There are a few versions of a scale or system of emotions developed by different teachers that can help you manage your vibration — the one we’ll look at in this blog post comes from “ The Astonishing Power of Emotions: Let Your Feelings Be Your Guide ” by Esther and Jerry Hicks.

On this scale, you’ll find joy spectrum emotions like appreciation, freedom, and love at the top of the scale and fear spectrum emotions at the bottom of the scale. If you do a quick search in your preferred search engine, you’ll find many beautifully designed representations of the emotional guidance scale from Abraham Hicks.

You can also create your own emotional guidance scale with whatever level of detail helps you identify your emotions and move into better feeling states. Since the goal is to move into positive emotional states, the emotional guidance scale below, for example, provides a scale of positive emotions with over 20 emotions to help you create a more nuanced expansion into positive emotional states.

Emotional Guidance Scale

What reflects that you are in the energy of co-creative attraction are the “feel good” emotions. When you feel good, you are in a state of allowing. You are aligned and receptive to the nudges from the Universe and your Inner Being. Typically, when you feel good, you have more positive forward manifestation momentum.

So, the goal each day in co-creation and manifestation journeys is to manage and regulate your vibration to calibrate in those feel-good positive emotion states.

Positive emotions and feeling good, smiling faces

Why do positive emotions feel good?

Positive emotions or positive feelings reflect the free and optimal flow of life force or source energy in your body and energy field. The optimal flow of life energy in your being is what you want to experience — that’s what reflects expansion, empowerment, and all the good stuff in between. It's also what helps you attract positive experiences into your life.

When you feel negative emotions, it’s an opportunity for you to self-regulate yourself back into that state of receptivity and allowing so you can receive the things you’ve asked for from the Universe.

Positive emotions also have a cumulative beneficial effect over time. This is what's called the upward spiral in positive psychology. The more you experience little shifts toward better-feeling emotions in your daily life, the more you strengthen your ability to feel these higher vibrational feelings. That increase in positive internal experiences leads to an “upward spiral” of well-being, success, and satisfaction with life.

The focus and effort for deliberate creators is to reside in those spectra of “feel good” emotions that reflect being in the receptive mode. That's one of the many reasons why having an emotional guidance scale on hand is an effective manifestation strategy. You want to be feeling positive emotions regularly. It's a useful daily practice to establish to check in and see what you're feeling and how you're feeling about your life experiences. Being in the receptive mode and having a positive vibration are directly linked.

The more positive you feel by practicing moving up the scale each day, the more receptive you become to the things you want to attract and manifest. Not only do you experience more forward-moving manifestation momentum, but you also reap the many benefits that positive emotions bring to your physical and psychological well-being. With regular self-awareness and emotional self-regulation, you can use the scale to guide yourself toward calibrating in the “feel good” emotion frequencies.

How do you move up the Emotional Guidance scale?

You can use the emotional guidance scale to move up into the feel-good emotions in four simple steps. Regularly using this scale can help you develop better emotional awareness and even help you develop more lasting positive changes at the neurological level.

Think of your emotional awareness as also being your vibrational awareness. “What am I vibing right now?” and “What am I feeling right now?” are questions that speak to the same energetic reality. The more you’re aware of what you’re feeling, the more you’re aware of what you’re vibrating. From knowing what you’re feeling, you can identify where you are on the emotional guidance scale and intentionally begin to move up to a better-feeling place by using practices like meditation, journaling, or even exercise.

Let's put an emphasis here on how moving up the scale is the result of the specific self-regulation or vibration-regulation actions that you take. From deliberately thinking better-feeling thoughts, doing breath work, using practices like the emotional freedom technique, and telling new better-feeling stories, several strategies can help you arrive at a more harmonic and coherent vibrational place.

Four Simple Steps to Help You Move Up the Emotional Guidance Scale

Moving Up the Emotional Guidance Scale in Four Steps
Moving Up the Emotional Guidance Scale in Four Steps

STEP 1: Identify what you’re currently feeling. You can ask yourself, “What is my current emotion?” You can use a tool like the feeling wheel to name the specific emotion you're experiencing. Naming the emotion is part of engaging your emotional awareness — sometimes, that’s all it takes to regulate your energy.

STEP 2: Look at the emotional guidance scale and see where you are vibrationally. The scale is a handy reference. When you place yourself on the scale, you give your mind and body a tangible starting point — your Point A.

STEP 3: Identify where you’d like to be on the emotional guidance scale. Where you’d like to be is entirely something you can choose based on what feels good to you. What's the next better feeling emotion you can feel? What's the next better feeling thought that can help you get there? What belief would help you move up the scale and increase your vibrational frequency? Reflect on what feels reachable. This becomes your Point B.

STEP 4: Start practicing better feeling thoughts and releasing resistance to start moving up the scale. Releasing resistance by reaching for the better feeling thought and emotion will often bring a sense of relief. That relaxation and release of physical tension is an indication that you've started to move up the scale.

There are many tools that can help you move up the scale and raise your vibration. You can use meditations, visualizations, journaling, releasing exercises, and healing practices to shift your vibration and support your manifestation journey in positive and enriching ways.

You can repeat these four steps as often as you need. Managing your vibration takes daily practice. It's a skill that you build and improve over time. The good news? It gets easier the more you do it. You develop both the emotional awareness and physical awareness to start noticing when you are in a higher vibration and when you're experiencing resistance.

Where You Find High Vibrational Energy on the Emotional Guidance Scale

Emotions are indicating the level of positive energy “flow” you're experiencing.

A high vibration indicates that you are experiencing an optimal flow of positive energy, and the emotions on the scale that indicate this level of coherence or vibrational orderliness are when you get to the emotions of optimism, positive expectation, belief, enthusiasm, eagerness, gratitude, passion, joy, freedom, love, delight, and appreciation.

For a deliberate creator, the sweet spot of co-creative empowerment, of flowing along in vibrational alignment, is when you're within these spectra of positive emotions more frequently. It doesn't mean you won't experience tension or contraction in your life (the life-protective emotions that are often called “negative emotions”).

What it does mean, however, is that you've developed your self-awareness and self-regulation ability to a degree that you can regulate yourself back to a better feeling place, the “feel good” levels of vibration through the use of tools like meditation, journaling, and whatever other self-regulation tools you've added to your manifestation toolkit.

By using the emotional guidance scale, you can both cultivate emotional awareness and habituate your ability to reside in the feel-good spectra of emotions in your daily life.

Where to find more tips for empowered manifesting:

For a more in-depth exploration of how to be effective at Deliberate Creation, check out my book Anything You Want. It’s available on amazon worldwide and filled with answers to many frequently asked questions on manifesting and co-creation.

If you want a structured journal to help manage and regulate your vibration while supporting you in moving forward on your manifestation journey, take a look at the Manifestation Planner & Journal. It's a 52-week structured manifestation planner designed to support deliberate creators improve their manifestation results.

Kidest OM is a manifestation author and teacher with indispensable books and online courses designed to help you attract and manifest what you want. Her books include "Anything You Want" and "Nothing in the Way: Clearing the Paths to Success & Fulfilment" which are available globally in eBook, print, and audiobook on her website and through online book retailers.


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