And where would "poignant" feelings place on the Abraham-Hicks Emotional Guidance Scale?
I have been kicking this question around for months, but I haven't been able reach an answer yet. It's a little difficult to describe, but I think the best way to express it is to say that the question comes to mind when I think of rich experiences, depth of feeling, or anything percieved as "touching":
These are just a few examples; they feel like the stuff of life to me. Poignant. Rich. Human. But not always experiences that can be described as joyous.
In intentionally raising my vibration, I have found these often to be heavy, low vibrations that drag me down, so I have avoided them to some extent. It's been worth it, don't get me wrong. :) Being more consistantly aligned with Source is also easily described as the stuff of life, and always brings me joy.
I do sense however that these feelings are important - maybe its simply out of affection or respect for their sheer humaness, their complexity. But I wonder if things can be powerful and poignant, without being painful?
Is poignant feeling cathartic, and useful in that sense to clear emotions, leaving you with a higher vibration? Is it perhaps a balance that would be best?
I would appreciate you sharing any advice or thoughts you may have on this with me. Thank you so much.
I can relate to this feeling of "poignant". It feels good somehow, doesn't it? We feel some good feeling relief when we feel poignant. But there is also one low vibration in it, though it's not dominant. We know that this low vibration is now over and not active anymore because it is replaced by a high vibration. But we still look quickly at this low vibration from the past to re-experience the relief of going from low to high.
Why do we do that?
I think it feels good to re-experience the movement into alignment, rather than only experiencing the full alignment itself. We love the contrast and the feeling that we moved from low to high.
It's like the difference between gratitude and appreciation.
When we feel gratitude we look at our past circumstances (low vibration) and then we appreciate our high vibration in conrast. "I was so sick and depressive (low), but I am so grateful that I am healthy and joyful now (high)"
Whereas appreciation is just looking at what is, without looking at which low vibration was experienced before. "Oh look at this flower. Isn't it beautiful?" (only high vibration)
I think it can be almost every feeling on the emotional guidance scale. It is a combination of one high (joy - contentment) and one low vibration (boredom - powerlessness)
"Extreme circumstances" implies that you experienced low vibrations and moved to high vibrations together with those people. So for instance you felt powerless together, struggled together and now moved to let's say hopefulness.
Why don't we just enjoy hopefulness without re-experiencing the low you might ask?
Maybe it's our excuse to feel more connected to some people in particular rather than feeling utterly connected to everybody in this world.
I like this feeling of poignant too. It's like doing a complete focus block (from powerless to joy) in matter of seconds:). I can move from powerless to joy in 5 seconds just by thinking about the low for 1 second and then immediately thinking about the high for 2-3 seconds :)
Here is my favorite:)
"I was about to commit suicide (low), but look at me now, I have all these mighty tools and knowledge about the universe now and I feel so powerful and free (high). I'm so grateful. I could just cry." :)
answered 27 Mar '13, 10:48
It's a bit of semantics but an important bit. Let say that every emotion is also on a scale Like a balance scale.
answered 26 Mar '13, 03:44
Rather than thinking of the emotional guidance scale as being a ladder type, i prefer to think of it as being a circle
all feelings are useful in the dimension of duality, and by definition there is always a flip side to everything; for example in "joy" there is always a grain of sorrow. The stronger the emotion, the stronger the vibration. This is what i name horizontal energy.
The quality of vibration is on a vertical scale, like a ladder, the higher the vibration the closer it approaches perfection, the lower the vibration, the more discordant it becomes. Think of a symphony orchestra, the beautiful music it produces approaches perfection, then think of a young child bashing a tin drum, that's the difference, (though the child's mother would surely perceive this too as being a real symphony).
The whole range of horizontal energy can slide up and down the vertical scale, the two coexist perfectly.
27th march update
Imagine that all the 22 emotions on the emotional guidance scale are of equal value, it's now in perfect equilibrium; turn the disk 90° and we see a straight line. This is how the horizontal straight line is derived from the enneagram;
symbols 1,2,3 represent thought, word and deed and can be agglomerated to form one end of the scale - symbols 5,6,7 represent counterparts of thought, word, deed and can be agglomerated to form the opposite end of the scale. The horizontal line symbolizes the scale in equilibrium, the horizontal energies. The vertical energies are symbolized by the straight line joining 4(earth) and 8(sky). Aligning the whole structure we get
and this leads to the perfectly balanced human scale symbolized by
Humans are between sky and earth. There is a real measurable difference of potential(voltage), for example if your physical height is 1m70, the voltage between your head and feet is approximately 170 volts.
Emotionally allowing means the scale is in perfect equilibrium, each emotion has equal value, and the more we tend towards this perfect state of equilibrium, the higher up the vertical scale we can reach. In other words we become creators, because by a simple conscious thought we can alter the point of equilibrium of the scale.
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