Feel better vs. Raise Your Vibration
Please remember that this whole series of case studies is interested in one aspect: does the modality raise your vibration permanently. Or only teaches you to feel better temporarily... That is the only criteria that I examine here.
Why? Because there are plenty of feel better, flash-in-the-pan modalities out there that enslave you.
What do I mean?
Let me give you an example: A friend of mine ran his idea by me today: he wants to offer an on-demand coaching service, where people pay a monthly retainer fee and then a per-minute fee when they call for a coaching session.
What's predictable is that the same people will call about the same issues, over and over. And unless he does something beyond solving the issue at hand, he will have to deal with the same thing over and over again. They will feel better for a little while, but the same thing will come back again and again.
An acquaintance of mine whose life I have been tracking for about five years, is in a crisis. I have seen this same crisis about 8 times in these five years. His solution to everything is to run, and swear that this was the last time...
What's predictable is that he will never get off the merry-go-round till he dies. Every time we talk he feels better. He is sure it will stay, but it always goes away... and the merry-go-round is back.
Another acquaintance of mine wants to have a nurturing, supportive, loving relationship where she can continue doing her art, and be safe.
In the 10 years I've been watching her, she has had a lot of suitors: she is beautiful, and a successful artist.
The underlying craving for love, and the underlying fear of loss destroys every relationship before she starts them. Unless the underlying issues get released, she is never going to get off this merry-go-round: guaranteed.
Let's look what are the workings of your mind, so you can change temporarily, elevate your mood, feel better, but not permanently, and not raise your vibration?
Imagine a duck pond. The ducks seem to float, effortlessly. If you look under the surface, you see feverish activity of the feet...
Your conscious mind and your other than conscious mind have the same relationship: your other than conscious mind is running the show.
No problem, you say, let's change the other than conscious mind... Great idea. there is a problem though. Your conscious mind has no access to your other than conscious mind. None. Zero. Nada.
Bummer, now what? Exactly my point.
OK, OK, but where does Abraham, channeled by Esther Hicks, fit into this conversation?
Abraham/Hicks is a good example of the feel good modalities.
To repeat myself, feel better modalities are perfect for people that have addictive tendencies, and want to pick a vice that is not self-destructive, like alcohol and drugs, and not sex, as in sex addiction.
It attracts mostly people who are low on the vibrational scale, and feel comfortable there, but still want to feel better at least some of the time.
With a few minutes of work they can coach themselves out of misery, all the way to about pride, which is 175 on the map of vibration. Few is able to go all the way to courage on the map of consciousness... somewhere 6/5 on the Abraham scale.
They can only hang out in that "high" level, 175 with constant booster, talking about it, teaching it to others, etc.
Effects: not permanent. Verdict: Modality doesn't permanently raise your vibration. Can make you feel better. But no rise in your vibration permanently. It is talking about flying... not flying.
The Emotional Guidance Scale. This scale consists of a list of 22 different emotional states:
- Joy / Appreciation / Empowered / Freedom / Love
- Enthusiasm / Eagerness / Happiness
- Positive Expectation / Belief
- Frustration / Irritation / Impatience
- Hatred / Rage
- Insecurity / Guilt / Unworthiness
- Fear / Grief / Depression / Despair / Powerlessness
Esther Hicks teaches you to reach for a better feeling state by saying something different from what's bothering you. Inch by inch.
Too bad it's a lot of work and its effects are temporary.
PS: I just saw it today, 3/15/2015: The higher your vibration, the higher your consciousness, the better you'll do with this exercise of reaching for a better feeling thought.
Why? Because ultimately, your level of vibration, your level of consciousness means, on what floor of the consciousness building you live at.
How far you see, how wide is your cone of vision, without having to work at it.
In a large cone of vision, which Landmark calls "temporality" you can see that most things that upset you, send you ranting and raving, discourage you, are irrelevant on the long haul, they are momentary blips, if you have a wider cone of vision. These are non-issues. Really.
If you don't believe me, you just told me the size of your cone...