emotional guidance scale
Emotional Scale

Climbing the Emotional Guidance Scale

By Kate Corbin

“Negative emotion is your indication from your Inner Being that the action you are considering is not in harmony with your greater intentions.” – Abraham-Hicks

Your Emotional Guidance System. Your Emotional Guidance System lets you know if you’re directing your life toward pain or toward pleasure. Like a smoke detector beeping to warn you that its batteries are low, negative emotion is an indication that your connection to Source Energy is weak, that you’re headed away from pleasure and toward pain. The purpose of emotion is to give you feedback about the vibrational content of your thoughts. This is crucial information because the vibrational content of your thoughts determines what you are attracting and creating.

The feedback we receive from our emotions is similar to the feedback we get when we touch a hot stove. Although we appreciate the warning from a hot stove, most of us have been trained to undervalue the information we receive from our emotions. Negative emotion is a warning that redirection is in order – that we’re headed toward something we do not want. By referring to the Emotional Guidance Scale below, you can determine your current vibration as well as your dominant vibration:

Emotional Guidance Scale (from the book, Ask and It Is Given)

Joy / Knowledge / Empowerment / Freedom / Love / Appreciation


Enthusiasm / Eagerness / Happiness

Positive Expectation / Belief






Frustration / Irritation / Impatience









Hatred / Rage


Insecurity / Guilt / Unworthiness

Fear / Grief / Depression / Despair / Powerlessness

Chutes & Ladders. Do you remember the children’s board game, Chutes & Ladders? It applies perfectly to the Emotional Guidance Scale. Imagine a ladder going up from the bottom of the scale and a chute coming down from the top. Choose a positive thought and you climb the ladder. As you climb the ladder, you feel more Well-Being. You’re more empowered. You attract more of what you want. Choose a negative thought and you slide down the chute. On your way down, your connection to Source Energy is weakened. You feel powerless and befuddled. You attract people and things you don’t want in your life.

With an understanding of your Emotional Guidance System, it becomes clear when you choose a thought that zooms you up the ladder and just as clear when you choose a thought that sends you down the chute. Feel Good Thoughts are ladders that raise your vibration just as Feel Bad Thoughts are chutes that lower your vibration.

Climb the Ladder. To climb the ladder toward Empowerment and away from Powerlessness, monitor how you feel, then choose a thought that feels better. With a clear understanding of your Emotional Guidance System, when you feel bad, you always have an option to feel better. You can always climb the ladder by choosing a thought that takes you up the scale.

If you get sideswiped by some event and take a fast ride down the chute, the best response is to look for a ladder to climb back up on. Look for any thought that feels better than where you are and deliberately guide your thoughts toward what feels better. Each time you choose a thought that feels even a little better, you climb up another rung of the emotional scale and soon you will be back where you want to be. When you hit bottom emotionally, you can either freak out and pretend you’re powerless OR you can take back your power by choosing thoughts that feel better.

Just keep climbing the ladder and you’ll be back in alignment – feeling joyful, empowered, and appreciative. As you continue climbing the emotional scale, you will enjoy the supreme confidence of knowing that you are truly the Master Creator of your own Life! As you continue choosing thoughts that feel better, you will KNOW with certainty that You Can Be and Do and Have and Feel whatever you desire!


Kate Corbin is a Law of Attraction Life Coach and the creator of Gold Star Coaching. Both her coaching practice and her two ebooks – Dining at the Cosmic Cafe: How to Be and Do and Have Whatever You Desire http://www.goldstarcoaching.com/cosmiccafe.html as well as Think and Grow Thin with the Law of Attraction – are designed to empower you to truly live the life of your dreams. To contact Coach Kate, check out her books, and subscribe to her free ezine, Magical Musings, visit http://www.goldstarcoaching.com/