8 ways to raise your vibration (your positive energy)
By Amy Crawford
Originally written in November of 2014, I've chosen to share this post again, in light of a common 'theme' in my therapy practise this week. These words from a client sum it up : "I look at others around me and things just seem to work for them, things fall into place, they just seem to have so much luck. I don't appear to have that same luck."
My personal opinion is that in most instances, it is not about luck. It is about energy, our personal power, our ability to attract into our life that which we manifest, that we deserve and feel worthy of.
A few years ago my vibration was so low I was flat on the floor (with CFS). I felt totally and utterly stuck with no idea how to move forward (from my corporate career). I was filled with a whole host of limiting beliefs that were holding me back no end. I seemed to be attracting people into my life who often left me feeling anxious, who felt 'toxic' if you like.
Fast forward a few years (and a life transforming CTC treatment) and I have my health back; I have an amazing new career doing a bit of everything I love; I have freed myself of the fear and limiting beliefs (freeing myself of the fear of public speaking was up there as one of the most exciting 'releases') ; and I've a whole host of new and amazing friendships. All of this because not only did I manage to raise my vibration, but I also learnt how to keep it up 'there'.
Quite fundamentally, I learnt to let go of the need to know how it'd work out, I simply trusted that it would.
What is 'vibration'?
As described by Cassandra Sturdy*; "Your ‘vibration’ is a fancy way of describing your overall state of being. Everything in the universe is made up of energy vibrating at different frequencies. Even things that look solid are made up of vibrational energy fields at the quantum level. This includes you."
From a scientific and metaphysical perspective, Sturdy further explains that we are a ‘being’ that is made up of different energy levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Each of these levels has a vibrational frequency, which combine to create your overall vibration of being.
All vibrations operate at high and low frequencies, within us and around us. If your vibration is low it will be evident; it's simply a matter of bringing awareness to your situation and then working on rectifying it. Perhaps money no longer flows, your health is poor or you feel surrounded by negative people. When your vibration is high however, this is that beautiful sense of living in the flow. Here you may be inviting inspiring people into life, jumping out of bed each day full of optimism, things may be progressing particularly well in business, perhaps your bank balance has never looked so good!
To others it may appear that you have all the luck in the world, when in actual fact you've invited it all in on your own.
It is helpful to be aware that like energy attracts energy. For example, I know when my vibration has dropped because all areas of my life are impacted in some way. My energy might be poor or my health dodgy, sales for my eBook may drop, money may not be flowing as it should. If however your vibration is high, you are more likely to attract those positive, motivating people into your life that you desire; you are probably bouncing with energy; that job promotion you hoped for just landed; opportunities seem to fall in your lap.
So how do we raise our vibration? I know it sounds complex but I'm here to tell you, it's the simplest of activities! Read on to learn how you can start attracting more abundance in your life, so you too can be perceived as the "lucky one"!
8 ways to raise your vibration.
1. Become conscious of your thoughts.
Everything you think, say or feel becomes your reality. Every single thought that comes into your head has an impact on you. For example, I spent most years of my life saying "I have to have 8 hours sleep every night or I'll become a rabbit in headlights". I had that (limiting) belief cleared during a CTC session and hey presto! As long as I get minimum 6.5 hours I ain't no rabbit! When you change those thoughts for the positive, your reality is likely to become positive too.
Easier said than done in the face of adversity though right? How 'bout this, the next time a negative thought shows up in your head, take the time to acknowledge it, thank it for showing up, and then dismiss it and turn it around for the positive.
2. Find something beautiful and appreciate it.
Beauty is all around us, yet so often we walk around with our blinkers on. Stop rushing for a moment and take the time to stand in the sun and appreciate your surroundings.
3. Be conscious of the foods you eat.
Some foods vibrate at high frequencies, and some lower (broccoli has a high vibration as do blueberries; Big Macs don't vibrate at all ;-). If you are consuming foods covered in chemicals and pesticides, or foods found within plastic packaging, it will leave you vibrating lower. Conversely, consume good quality organic produce, food as nature intended it, and feel the high vibrations disseminate throughout your body. Most importantly, pay attention to how eating certain foods make your body feel.
4. Drink water.
Always ensure you drink plenty of water (filtered is best) to assist your body to flush out toxicity day to day. Toxicity has a marked impact on our vibration so we must do what we can to reduce it's impact within us and around us.
Sit in a comfortable position, close your eyes and breath in and out. Too often we rush through our days with a scattered brain leaving us in a state of anxiety and stress. Meditation helps to calm your spirit down and put you in a peaceful state of mind. Just 10 minutes of meditation a day can change your life forever.
6. Be grateful.
Making a gratitude list shifts your vibrations from focusing on what you don't have to what is already abundant in your life. There is more to be grateful for than you could possibly imagine. For example, every night when I go to bed I write down (in a little gratitude journal) 5 things I am grateful for that day. It's such a beautiful exercise.
7. Practice acts of kindness.
Giving to someone else (without expecting anything in return) shifts your thinking from “I don’t have enough" or "Woe is me", to "I have more than enough to give to others.” Abundance is a high vibration. In the same vein, being kind (as opposed to being mean) puts you at a high vibration. Gossip or treat others badly and your vibration will suffer.
8. Get your blood pumping.
Vibration requires movement, the more you move the better your vibrations move. So Get Active! Dance! The happier you feel, the more you will draw happy experiences to yourself because you are operating at a different frequency.
* If this gets you excited and you are eager to take your energy to a whole new height, have a read of this post by Cassandra Sturdy and you should consider yourself very well equipped!
Do you have any points to add to our list above? What are the activities that leave you with a higher vibration?