Have you ever found yourself in a negative spiral? Something happens and then down you go.. “Why does this keep happening to me? Why does this happen? Why can’t this happen for me? This is pissing me off and that is pissing me off.. ect.” Out of control spiral..
It happens. Don’t beat yourself up about it. The spiral can be very beneficial. Don’t let your chin drop just yet.. hear me out.
Here is the emotional scale by Abraham Hicks:
4. Positive Expectation/Belief
Your spiral is a flash warning system designed to get your attention so that you are aware of where your current thoughts and vibration currently are. And the idea is to find where you are and reach for a better feeling emotion as you climb the scale to “reconnect” with source/God/Angels/Universe, so that you can feel GOOD and attract all that you are and desire. So when you realize that you are in a downward spiral, gently stop yourself. Be aware of where you are on the emotional scale. And reach for the next best feeling. You don’t want to over extend into a feeling that you are not ready for. Slowly climb the scale and reach for what you can.
So say you are feeling Revenge for what so-and-so did to you this morning.. “Who does he think he is? King TUT?? What makes him feel like he has that right to treat me that way.. I know exactly what to do to get back at him.” Stop. Acknowledge. I know that I am currently at Revenge on the emotional scale. I know this is not where I want to be. But if he wasn’t such a jerk I wouldn’t be feeling this way. It’s all his fault that any of this has even happened at all. If he would just take responsibility for his own actions we would all be fine..” We have climbed just a few steps to blame. And thats OKAY! We are climbing.
“I know he is new, and he doesn’t know exactly how to do everything yet. It’s just disappointing that I have to change around my entire day to cater to him and his needs. He didn’t even think about me!” Now we are around Frustration/Impatience. Still Climbing.
“In some more time he should get it down, and it won’t be like this forever. It’s just an adjustment period for everyone. He didn’t do it on purpose, and really it was such a small mistake that only took a few minutes to fix. Things will get better. I know they will.” Currently at Positive Expectation/Belief.
It might take a little more time to climb the scale. I know for me I have to take a few minutes to calm down before I can coach myself back up and I’ve been practicing this for years. So be patient with yourself. You’ve got this.
What can you do to climb the scale today?