Techniques to Raise Your Vibration, and Drop Emotional Baggage Part 1
By Abraham Hicks via Esther and Jerry Hicks
One thing that I always end up asking when I have read channeled material from these ’higher dimensional beings’ is this; why does there never seem to be any tips or advice on what we can each personally do to raise our vibrations, and drop excess emotional baggage? Don’t get me wrong I enjoy reading the uplifting messages, and I appreciate the regular updates of ‘news’, however, what I think would be infinitely more helpful for everyone is some simple techniques that people can use to make themselves feel better, and to ultimately raise their vibration.
There is material out there that will help you do this, one of best I have found is the Esther and Jerry Hicks ‘Ask and It Is Given’ material, where Esther channels a being known as ‘Abraham’.
Not everyone will have access to this material, and for this reason I have decided to start posting excerpts from the book, or more specifically some of the techniques presented later on in the book that are designed to help you raise your vibration.
Please note; I do not take credit for this work, it is the work of Esther and Jerry Hicks and is duly credited so. If you find the information presented here helpful, then I urge you to track down a copy of the book and support the work Esther does (as unfortunately Jerry passed away a few months ago).
And with that, I present part 1. This part is to make you aware of your ‘current emotional set point’. Each technique is specifically targeted at different points of your ‘emotional set point.’ The following is a direct extract from the book;
“You might say that different emotions have different vibrational frequencies, but a more accurate way of saying it would be: Your emotions are indicators of your vibrational frequency. When you remember that your emotions indicate your degree of alignment with Source Energy and that the better you feel, the more you are allowing your alignment with the things you desire, then it is easier to understand how to respond to your emotions.
Absolute alignment with your own Source Energy means that you know the following:
• You are free.
• You are powerful.
• You are good.
• You are love.
• You have value.
• You have purpose.
• All is well.
At any time that you are thinking thoughts that cause you to know your true nature, you are in alignment with who you really are, for this is the state of absolute alignment. And the way those thoughts feel is the ultimate emotion of connection. When you think in terms of a fuel gauge on a vehicle, this state of alignment would be the same as a full tank.
In other words, imagine a gauge or scale with gradations or degrees, which indicate the position of the (fullest) allowance of your connection with your Source Energy all the way to your (emptiest) most resistant disallowance of your alignment with your Source Energy.
A scale of your emotions would look something like this:
4. Positive Expectation/Belief
Since the same words are often used to mean different things, and different words are often used to mean the same things, these word labels for your emotions are not absolutely accurate for every person who feels the emotion. In fact, giving word labels to the emotions could cause confusion and distract you from the real purpose of your Emotional Guidance Scale.
The thing that matters most is that you consciously reach for a feeling that is improved. The word for the feeling is not important.
An Example of Consciously Moving Up Your Emotional Guidance Scale
So, something has happened in your experience that makes you feel terrible. Nothing sounds good, nothing feels good, it seems as it you are suffocating, and each thought is equally painful. The best word to describe your nearly constant state of emotion is one of depression.
If you could throw yourself into taking some action, you might feel better; if you could put what is bothering you out of your mind altogether and focus upon your work, you could feel better. There are many thoughts that you could entertain that could free you from your depression. However, vibrationally, you do not have access to most of them right now. But if your intention is to find a thought, any thought, that feels better, and you are consciously aware of how that thought feels, you can begin to move up the Emotional Guidance Scale immediately. It is really a process of thinking a thought, any thought, and then consciously evaluating whether the new thought gives you any feeling of relief from where you were before that thought. So, you think and feel and think and feel, with one intention only: to feel even the slightest bit of relief.
Let us say that someone has said something that made you angry, or someone did not keep her word. And as you focus upon this angry topic, you notice that you do feel some relief from your depression. In other words, in the midst of this angry thought, you are no longer having any trouble breathing. The feeling of claustrophobia has lifted, and you do feel slightly better.
Now, here is the crucial step in effectively utilizing your Emotional Guidance System: Stop, and consciously acknowledge that your chosen thought of anger does feel better than the suffocating depression that it replaced. And in the conscious recognition of your improved vibration, your feeling of powerlessness softens and you are now on you way up your Emotional Guidance Scale, back into full connection with who you really are.
“If I Can Get There Emotionally, I Can Get Anywhere”
“Right now I am going to find the best-feeling thought that I can. I am going to reach for more relief, more relief, more relief.” Remember:
• Rage gives you a feeling of relief from depression, grief, despair, fear, guilt, or powerlessness.
• Revenge gives you a feeling of relief from rage.
• Anger gives you a feeling of relief from revenge.
• Blame gives you a feeling of relief from anger.
• Overwhelment gives you a feeling of relief from blame.
• Irritation gives you a feeling of relief from overwhelment.
• Pessimism gives you a feeling of relief from irritation.
• Hopefulness gives you a feeling of relief from pessimism.
• Optimism gives you a feeling of relief from hopefulness.
• Positive Expectation gives you a feeling of relief from optimism.
• Joy gives you a feeling of relief from positive expectation.
In time, and with practice, you will become very adept at understanding what your Emotional Guidance System is telling you. Once you make a determined decision to continually reach for the relief that an improved emotion brings, you will find yourself feeling good most of the time, and allowing into your experience all the things you desire.
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.”
This is the end of part 1. In part 2 I will present the first technique that will help you to start to raise your vibration. First it is necessary to understand your ‘emotional guidance scale’.
As I say, I take no credit for these techniques, and the excerpts in this post are only a small portion of one chapter. If you find this helpful, please go and buy a copy of ‘Ask and It Is Given’ and support Esther Hicks and the publishers Hay House.
I hope people find this helpful, and part 2 will be up soon. In part 2 we will be looking at the technique ‘The Rampage Of Appreciation’
Thanks for reading