You are attracting what you’re in vibrational harmony with. Which means at any given time, you’re attracting the essence of your thoughts and feelings.
Really take that in.
“Remember that the Law of Attraction says whatever you give, you receive. If you think of the Law of Attraction as a mirror, an echo, a boomerang, or a copying machine, it will help make you clearer on what to imagine and feel. The Law of Attraction is like a mirror because a mirror reflects back exactly what is in front of it. The Law of Attraction is like an echo because whatever you give out is exactly the echo that comes back. The Law of Attraction is like a boomerang because whatever boomerang you throw is the exact same boomerang that comes back to you. The Law of Attraction is like a copying machine, because whatever you give is reproduced exactly and you will receive back an exact copy.” —The Power (The Secret Book 2)
That is SO good! It really helps us to understand we are getting what we are giving.
- If you’re looking around your life and thinking thoughts of appreciation, then that’s your point of attraction. That’s your mirror. That’s your echo, boomerang, and copying machine. And so you will attract more into your life to appreciate.
- But if you’re thinking about how unfair your boss is and feeling blame and discouragement, then that is your point of attraction. And if you hang out with that thought-feeling combo long enough, you’ll start to manifest more circumstances, situations, events, people, and things in your life to feel blame and discouragement about.
Because that will be your mirror, echo, boomerang, and copying machine.
Like attracts like. Which means it’s really important to pay attention to your point of attraction—to what you are attracting.
I want you to get really good at choosing your thoughts with intention and being able to move up the emotional scale.
This LoA skill is critical to feeling better in your now—and to attracting more of what you want into your life.
“When you reach for the thought that feels better, the Universe is now responding differently to you because of that effort. And so, the things that follow you get better and better, too.” —Abraham
And here’s what’s so cool: You have your own amazing built-in, ready-to-use Emotional Guidance System.
It’s there to guide you to relief. To guide you to feeling better. To guide you into alignment. To guide you to a point of attraction that will attract the people, events, circumstances, and things into your life that you really want.
“Your emotions come in response to your thoughts. So a feeling is a manifestation because it’s coming in response to a thought. If you care about the way you feel, you will find a way to redirect your thoughts. It literally is as simple as that.” —Abraham
If you want to feel better, then you have to choose to think thoughts that will allow you to feel that way.
You can’t just keep looking at something you don’t like and keep thinking, I don’t like that it makes me feel bad—and expect to ever feel differently.
Negative emotion is a sign you’re mis-creating. It’s not a bad thing to feel negative emotion. But it is feedback. And it’s feedback that you are focused on creating something you don’t want.
This is about making feeling good unconditional.
If you are going to wait for all the circumstances to line up just the way you want so you can feel good, you’re in for a very long wait. Because the whole world is not going to line up.
You’re not going to be able to get all the circumstances and people and events and things just the way you want them to be, so you can feel good.
It’s like the whack-a-mole game at the county fair. You whack one circumstance into shape—the way you want it—and another pops up that you don’t like.
So this is not about the world needing to conform so you can feel good. That’s making feeling good conditional. This is about you choosing to feel good right now, regardless of what’s going on around you.
“It’s not about avoiding a thought, it’s about finding another thought.” —Abraham
Don’t waste energy trying to avoid thoughts and pushing against thoughts. That just creates the wrong kind of momentum. Instead, you simply want to find another thought. One that feels better. That brings relief.
And that is why you need the emotional scale.
The emotional scale, from the book Ask and It Is Given, is a list of emotions numbered from 1 to 22—ranked most in alignment with Well-Being and Source versus emotions with the most resistance to Well-Being and Source.
- Emotions at the top end of the scale: Joy, Knowledge, Empowerment, Freedom, Love, Appreciation, Passion, Enthusiasm, Eagerness, Happiness, Positive Expectation, Belief, Optimism, Hopefulness, and Contentment.
Those feel good, right?
- Then, we have emotions in the middle of the scale: Boredom, Pessimism, Frustration, Irritation, Impatience, Overwhelment, Disappointment, Doubt, and Worry.
Those aren’t feeling quite so good, but I’m guessing they’re familiar because many of us too readily hang out in the middle of the emotional scale.
- Finally, emotions at the lowest end of the scale are: Blame, Discouragement, Anger, Revenge, Hatred, Rage, Jealousy, Insecurity, Guilt, Unworthiness, Fear, Grief, Depression, Despair, and Powerlessness.
So there you have it—the emotional scale. But what is it really? How do you work with it?
You think X and you feel Y.
OK, so here’s how: When you think a thought, you feel a feeling.
Abraham refers to your negative emotions as a guiding bell—letting you know you’re out of alignment with Well-Being and Source.
In other words, when you’re feeling negative emotion, you are in the process of attracting what you don’t want. For instance, when you’re feeling worried, you’re attracting more to be worried about. When you’re feeling angry, you’re attracting more to be angry about.
So the key is when you’re feeling negative emotion to be able to try out different thoughts to see which ones feel better, which ones offer relief.
You simply think and feel with the intention of moving up the emotional scale.
“Attention to how you are feeling is necessary in order to understand everything that is happening to you. How you feel—and the feeling of relief that you discover as you reach for better-feeling thoughts—is your only true measurement of what you are attracting into your experience.” —Ask and It Is Given
So to truly leverage Law of Attraction in your life, you have to be aware of how you’re feeling. Rest assured, you have a built-in Emotional Guidance System that’s telling you at any moment whether you’re moving toward alignment or away from alignment.
Feeling good or thinking a thought that brings relief is toward alignment. Feeling bad or thinking a thought that makes you feel even worse is moving away from alignment.
Think and feel, think and feel.
You have to be willing to experiment with thinking thoughts to see if they bring relief.
Now this trips some people up because they aren’t willing to experiment. They think one thought, it brings no relief, and that’s it! They say, I don’t know how to do this. Or I’m no good at this. I can’t do this.
OK, to experiment means to try a few times… maybe a few dozen times…
When I reach for better-feeling thoughts, some of them don’t bring any relief at all. None. They might even make me feel worse. Or keep me feeling just the same.
But that isn’t a sign to give up or think you don’t have what it takes to do this. I promise: You have what it takes to move up the emotional scale. To ultimately find thoughts that feel better.
You just have to be aware of how you’re feeling. And you have to be willing to experiment—to try out thoughts and see if they bring relief. Think and feel, think and feel.
“I like knowing that the amount of time it will take for me to go from where I am to where I want to be is only as long as it takes me to find a better-feeling thought.” —Abraham
Maybe you’re wondering, But how do I know which thought will feel better? Which thought will bring relief?
There’s only one way to find out! And that’s for you to think the thought. I can’t do that for you. Your spouse can’t. Your kids can’t. Your best friend can’t.
Only you can think the new thought, the different thought, and see if it brings you relief. Because here’s the thing: A thought that brings you relief might not bring me relief at all. And vice versa.
So this is not about looking outside yourself for answers. For a magic list of ten thoughts guaranteed to bring relief. There is no such thing.
“Don’t make it hard. Pay attention to the way you feel. Reach for the best feeling thought you can find from wherever you are, and off you go in the direction of all things that you want!” —Abraham
It’s so worth it to move up the emotional scale.
When you start experimenting with better-feeling thoughts and moving up the emotional scale, you’re going to be hooked!
Once you start to realize your own superpower of being able to recognize how you’re feeling and then reach for better-feeling thoughts, you’re going to fall in love with the emotional scale and the freedom and relief it offers you.
“The longer you remain in the improved feelings of relief, the more those better-feeling thoughts will attract other better-feeling thoughts, until, in time, you will be in alignment with your own desire.” —Abraham
When you start to really experience the connection between the thoughts you think and the emotions you feel, a big lightbulb will go on over your head. It’s like, Oh my, look what I can do! So THIS is how life works!
On the one hand, this ability to climb the emotional scale is going to allow you to feel better! I think most of us would agree feeing better is a pretty big payoff.
But there’s even more.
Law of Attraction says you’re going to attract more and more into your life that lines up vibrationally with how you’re feeling. So when you’re feeling better, when you’re feeling good, when you’ve climbed up the emotional scale, this changes the people, events, circumstances, and things that come into your life!