How to Raise Your Vibration
From a metaphysical and scientific perspective, human beings are made up of four different energy levels; physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Each type of energy level vibrates at a specific vibrational frequency and combined, they create your general state of being. For example, if you consistently wake up with a positive mood, joyful, motivated, and ready to conquer the day, it means that you are vibrating at a high frequency. On the contrary, if you are feeling bored, melancholic, and generally demotivated, you are vibrating at a low frequency.
If you maintain a high vibrational frequency, you will find yourself to be more productive and creative as a high vibration makes you feel light and energized. Most often, we tend to develop certain habits which give us temporary relief and gratification, and when stressed out, we self-medicate by engaging in self-destructive behaviours. For example, indulging in sugary food or junk food, drinking alcohol and using other substances, binging on TV, or just simply overworking without having a balanced lifestyle. Long term, these habits are not sustainable, and they end up lowering our vibration, leaving us feeling low and trapping us in this unhealthy cycle. When we lower our vibration, we start feeling dark and heavy with a sense of emptiness inside, and even if we have everything together in our life, we struggle to fill up the empty void.
What can you do to raise your vibration?
Practising meditation helps you become more aware of your thoughts and emotions and by practise, it will be easier for you to manage them. Most often, the mind is lost in the past or the future, and it gets stuck on speculative fears and irrelevant memories which no longer exist. As a result, we end up missing out on the precious present moments and opportunities that come along our way, leaving us feeling stressed and anxious. When we get stuck worrying about something that isn’t happening to us at that very moment, it means that we are only experiencing it in our head, and has not manifested in our life experience. Meditation trains your mind to be present and still, which leaves you feeling calmer and mindful. As you learn to live in the present moment, you realize that you are experiencing the true reality because the past and the future are only in your mind, the only truth is in the present. Meditation has many physiological, psychological, emotional and spiritual benefits. To name a few, it calms your nervous system, improves your mood, calms you down and cultivates a sense of inner peace. These are all high-vibe qualities that will improve your state of being.
Gratitude can easily be taken for granted in the hectic, fast-paced lives that we lead, and its benefits are highly underestimated. When you feel grateful even for the simplest of things, you instantly boost up your vibration and cultivate a nice feeling inside your heart. Moreover, when you are feeling grateful, it diminishes low vibrational feelings like fear or anger as it is impossible to feel both at the same time. These emotions hold different polarities, meaning that they repel each other and vibrate on the opposite side of the emotional vibrational spectrum. Even though it could be challenging, when you experience a low energy emotion, try to shift your attention to something you are grateful for. Practising gratitude is a great habit, and it will transform your outlook on life to a positive and appreciative experience. Your state of being shifts from a place of lack, to a place of abundance.
3. Compassion and Acts of Kindness
Being kind and compassionate with others cultivates high vibrational emotions. When you help someone else, you naturally feel good about it making you feel all warm inside. On the other hand, anytime you get greedy with anything, it lowers your vibration and just makes you feel bad and in a state of lack. If our happiness is based on external things outside ourselves, we end up feeling the opposite of how we wanted to actually feel. If you want more kindness or love, try it out with others and see what happens. This works with everything as you reap what you sow, it’s a universal law. What you put out in the universe, you will receive back to you.
Loving yourself means that you nourish yourself and know how to take care of yourself on every energetic level. Let’s start with the physical energy level, you cannot feel good about yourself if you are not taking care of your basic physical needs. When you take good care of your basic needs, you feel healthy and good about yourself. Doing physical activity, getting enough sleep and engaging in activities which you enjoy doing most certainly uplift your vibration. Taking care of your mental health and emotional well-being is also essential to vibrate at a high frequency. It’s important to be aware and in touch with your emotions. Learning how to process them rather than repressing them will help you move gracefully through uncomfortable feelings. When these energy levels are in balance, your spiritual energy level will also vibrate at a high frequency. Self-love allows you to be authentic and true to yourself which will uplift your spiritual energetic level and make you feel that you are in harmony with your truth.
5. Eating Healthy Food and Reducing Toxins from Your Body
Be mindful of what you put in your body. Keeping your body clean and eliminating toxins help you maintain a high vibration. Substances like alcohol can temporarily feel good, but in reality alcohol is a depressant and lowers a person’s vibration. If you want to unwind when feeling stressed, rather than numbing it out, try to adopt healthier and more holistic ways, like going for a run or spending some time in nature. There are many options to try and see what works best for you. To name a few, practising yoga, breathing exercises, journaling, meditation and sport are all activities which uplift your vibrational frequency. If you want to feel spiritually connected with a healthy outlook on life, eliminating toxins from your body is a good place to start.
Emotions like anger and resentment vibrate at a low vibrational frequency. So holding a grudge against someone will not allow you to move up the scale, instead it will drag you down. Forgiveness is not easy, but most people confuse forgiveness with justifying what happened to them. When you forgive someone who hurt you, it does not mean that you tolerate and allow people to take advantage of you, or step over your boundaries. Forgiveness requires a lot of compassion and more over, the desire to live in peace. If you do not manage to let go and forgive, it will definitely disturb your inner peace, and it won’t allow you to completely move forward because you are still holding on to unpleasant feelings. Working toward forgiveness, will help you release yourself from this lower energy and move up the vibrational scale.
7. Think Positive Thoughts
Thoughts are subtle forms of energy in our brain which vibrate at a certain frequency. The more you focus on a thought, the more powerful it becomes until it is manifested into your reality. An emotion is energy in motion, and our feelings and actions are affected by our thoughts. If you compulsively engage in pessimistic or fearful thoughts, you may find that you are attracted to situations that affirm these feelings. Since we as human beings vibrate at a certain frequency, we attract that reality into our life and resonate with things that match our vibrational frequency. What you think about, you become, and your thoughts direct your future and the path that you choose to take. Be conscious of what thoughts you give your attention to as one thought attracts another. Our brains are designed in a way to become more efficient in whatever we practice over and over again. You don’t want to train your brain and make it more efficient into generating pessimistic and anxious thoughts. Choose your thoughts wisely as positive thoughts are key to positive change.
8. Surround Yourself with Positive Information
Everything we observe and interact with influences us in some way. People who tend to watch the news all the time develop a negative outlook on life because the media is mostly reporting negative news. The same goes for individuals who surround themselves with pessimistic people. On the other hand, if your entertainment and social circle is of a high vibration, you feel uplifted rather than depleted. Even the music we listen to affects our vibration. Some music just makes you feel happy and uplifted, while other music can make you feel angry or sad. When you start fuelling your mind with positive information, you will realize that your outlook on life changes, and you feel a sense of relief and empowerment.
9. Spending Time in Nature
Getting some exercise outdoors and taking a break from the computer or never ending tasks which consume your energy, will definitely uplift you and make you feel re-energized. Reconnecting with Mother Nature has great psychological effects and helps to calm the mind and release some tension. Even just a few minutes spent mindfully outdoors can uplift your mood. Even though you might be tempted to push yourself harder and continue working, over burning yourself is detrimental to your level of productivity and general well-being. As a result, you end up taking longer to get back on your feet.
10. Involve Yourself in Healthy Relationships
People can either lift up your energy or drain you down. If you find yourself meeting someone who puts you down, it would be beneficial to take some distance to protect yourself from being dragged down. Spending time with people who make you feel better about yourself, believe in you, and are interested in resonating at a high frequency, will benefit you and help you maintain a positive outlook on life especially during challenging times.