Raising your vibrations seems to be a hot topic right now on the internet. No, this is not in reference to your favorite sex toys. High vibrations refer to the energy of highly successful and happy people. Everyone wants to be successful and happy, right? No wonder this is so trendy.
Everyone has their own opinion about how to raise your vibrations, from eating vegan to gong emersion meditation. There’s so much to filter through, so how do you know what works and what doesn’t?
What Are Vibrations?
Let’s start with what the heck vibrations are. A lot of people out there probably think the whole energy thing is a bunch of hocus pocus, but did you know that every human being has their own energy field? You radiate energy whether you are aware of it or not. People with higher vibrations have energy that vibrates faster, while people with lower vibrations have energy that vibrates slower.
What does this do to a person?
Have you ever seen someone who is constantly sad, negative, angry, or complaining? Their energy is low, they often get sick, they don’t seem to glow. This is because their vibrations are low. If you could imagine a little energy field around their person, it would be dark and unanimated, languid, lethargic.
And have you ever been around a person who is bubbly, talkative, assertive, successful, and happy? Their energy is high. They spend their free time exercising, eating healthy foods, and taking care of their appearances. This is because their vibrations are high. If you could imagine a little energy field around their person, it would be bright, fast, and warm.
If you are a person with low, slow vibrations, fear not. There are things you can change about your life that can increase your vibrational energy and make you a healthier, happier person. Below is a list of things I have found to raise my own vibration.
Did you know that your thoughts have a huge impact, if not the BIGGEST impact on your vibrational energy? When your internal monologue is an epitaph of depressive speech, negative statements, and self-abuse, your energy levels decrease. Each negative thought you have lowers your vibrations, and as a result, you create a reality that is riddled with negativity. There is an old saying that says “your thoughts shape your reality”, and there has never been a truer statement.
Replace those negative thoughts with positive ones. When you feel yourself slipping into that dark, sad place, practice positive affirmations. Below is a list of positive affirmations to practice.
Try these affirmations:
I am loved
I am safe
I am learning
I will do better next time
It wasn’t a failure if I learned something
My feelings are valid
I am strong
I am worthy
I am enough
This is one of those key points that keeps popping up everywhere there is a mention of higher vibrations. Everyone praises meditation as a cure for low energy levels and vibrations. Why? Because it works! You know what they say; if it ain’t baroque….Nevermind. Meditation was one of the key practices that led to my path to higher vibrations. Your mind can become so bogged down by stress, regret, and worry for the future. Practicing mindful meditation helps clear those bad thoughts out of your mind and helps to create space for those positive affirmations mentioned above. Focusing on your breathing and presence here on this earth has a huge impact on your vibrations. For more information about meditation, check out my post on the benefits of meditation.
Surround yourself with positive people:
“Your vibe attracts your tribe.”
Think about it. If you spend your time hanging out with low energy individuals, it is much harder to raise your vibrations. This doesn’t mean people who are chill, calm, and level headed. By low energy, I am referring to people with low vibrations. Often people who are depressed have the lowest possible vibrations. This doesn’t mean you should abandon your loved ones who suffer from low vibrations, either. Just be aware that there is an energy difference, and if you feel yourself being pulled into their negative headspace, remember to recharge and nurture your own energy until you feel ok again. Alternatively, if you spend time around successful, happy people, the good vibrations can feel contagious. It is often inspiring, and is motivation to reach their same level. Those negative friends that you don’t enjoy hanging out with? Stop hanging out with them. That boyfriend that makes you feel used and underappreciated, dump him. Move towards people who will lift you up, not tear you down.
What do you think the easiest way to start your energy moving is? That’s right, you are just a mass of molecules made up into some sort of carbon life form. By exercising, you encourage yourself, down to the tiniest atoms, to be more active, and therefore, higher in vibrational frequency. If you dance, your atoms dance, your energy dances. If you sit in one spot, those atoms sit too, becoming slow and low. So get out of bed and start moving! Your body, mind, and soul will thank you.
It should be said, however, that having high vibrations doesn’t mean you won’t have bad days. Of course you will still feel mad and sad sometimes, but raising your vibrations is the difference between wallowing and growing. Allow those negative feelings to come, but then release them. If you have lower vibrations, it’s harder to let go of all those negative vibes, like a giant spider web that ensnares them.
I hope you enjoyed this post. Do you have any practices that you feel help raise your vibrations? We’d love to hear from you!
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