Abraham teaches that there's an emotional scale that runs from feeling really good (#1, joy/freedom/love) to feeling really, really bad (#22, fear/grief/depression/powerlessness). Here's the full scale:
Looking at the scale and my own experience it seems to me that the scale's neutral point is between boredom and contentment. Why is the scale seemingly so lopsided? Why do we (seem to) have so many more emotional steps on the negative side than on the positive side? For some reason, I would expect balance. Are our emotions actually not equal steps? Should I imagine the emotions on the negative side of the scale to be smaller steps, less weighted, if you will, than the steps on the positive side? That is, is the vibrational difference between "insecurity" and "jealousy" actually quite small, but then once you cross the neutral point into "contentment", is the vibrational jump between that and "hopefulness" quite large?
(I'm having trouble visualizing this - sorry if this is an unclear question.)
asked 05 May '13, 12:43
The Abraham emotional scale is not meant to be a complete list of every emotion that exists.
It is a symbolic representation only
You could create the following scale instead which would be just as accurate - and may appeal more to your sense of symmetry.
Stingray's Emotional Scale :)
The reason the Abraham emotional scale can never be complete is because different word labels symbolize different emotions for different people. See Why is 'doubt' lower on the Emotional Guidance Scale than 'pessimism'?
What Abraham have done is just to give you a starting point for you to pin your own symbolic emotional representations upon e.g. most people agree that blame feels better than anger...however that doesn't mean that someone, someday might disagree because of their internal word-emotion mapping.
It is therefore far more important to understand the relative relationships between the emotions rather than the absolute meaning of them, because the absolute meaning differs from person to person.
A simpler way to always make sure you are using the emotional scale correctly is to always reach for relief wherever you are on the scale. See Is the feeling of relief an emotion? In doing this, you make the emotional word-labels irrelevant.
answered 05 May '13, 14:59
All we need do is take 22 and divide in half. That gets us 11 overwhelmed, yes most seem overwhelmed. So the natural balance point most seem to fit is overwhelmed.
Yes I have noticed most seem overwhelmed in one or more areas of life. When you start talking about money, debt or bills most seems like they agree they feel overwhelmed.
answered 05 May '13, 18:34
Yes this emotional scale can be perceived lopsided because we're only examining half the picture ... the flip side to emotion is non emotion, animal vibration, peace if you prefer, our natural state. As humans all emotions are useful they allow us to communicate and adapt ourselves to the various situations that we encounter, to make decisions and to understand each other and in this sense emotions are neither good nor bad, they all have equal value. Emotions can be represented like waves on the surface of water, when peaceful the surface is flat and calm, as soon as emotions are felt the water becomes choppy.
Imagine now rising above the water and looking downwards, we would hardly see any difference between choppy water and calm peaceful water ... from this point of view, peace and the emotional scale can be represented by circles, a clear circle for peace
and a circle divided equally representing the 22 emotions
and this introduces the concept of horizontal energies as perceived from the world of duality, at the surface of the globe, and the concept of vertical energies as perceived from higher up so to speak ... from this we can easily imagine the importance of the cross symbol ... that which is hidden, that which is often considered forbidden
"the emotions that once had control over you will now be part of an experience that you will assess with calm detachment"
see things from a place of calm ... "then your life will flow effortlessly and joy and peace will be yours"
Not only are there more negative emotions than positive, but I would say some of the emotions are out of order, and some can simply be grouped together.
Here is how I would do it.
answered 06 May '13, 05:07
I like this list better. This list shows the frequencies associated with the emotion.
So it shows the relative difference between the emotions. It also has a different order.
Also, Christie Marie Sheldon has a scale for Love or Above. You may have to sign up to get some of the information, but it's free.
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