I know there is a lot of talk about vibration and how to raise it these days, but I don’t often see a lot of explanation about what that really means… I know that to a lot of people raising one’s vibration sounds a little bit “woo-woo”… And because I have a lot of left-brain activity, Im not one to automatically subscribe to things that don’t offer me an explanation. Maybe some of you can identify with this? So to get our rational, analytical selves on board I want to start with a basic scientific idea that may settle that doubt a little. We know that everything is energy. Everything that we see as separate and solid can be broken down into energetic subatomic particles. Everything is composed of atoms which are composed of smaller molecules of energy - protons, electrons, and neutrons, with their respective electric charge. The unit that we perceive is how our brain processes or "sees" a particular group of particles. Even an inanimate object, like a table, is made up of energy. Everything is energy and movement and everything has a vibrational frequency. Everything... including ourselves... including every thought and emotion.
I like to think of it like music... guitar music really... like everything that is, and every thought, action, or emotion, plucks a string that vibrates through everything else. And when everything is in harmony, we've struck a chord. You can feel the vibration of music and it flows through us often calling our own vibration to resonate with it as it does, lifting our mood or moving our tears or whatever. This is kind of how our own vibration works... like attracts like. If we are vibrating at a higher frequency we attract higher frequencies into our life. And this is what I think about when I think about frequency… how am I vibrating? Am I at the frequency that shuts things down or am I at a frequency that allows me to experience that connection to all that IS and embrace possibility? Am I "Margaritaville"? Or more of an Andrew Lloyd Weber song?
A higher vibration then, is a lighter and more positive energy. When we are operating at higher frequencies our thoughts are clear, our minds happy, and we feel confident and at ease. Remember everything is vibrating… even our thoughts and emotions are vibrating… and like attracts like. The higher the frequency of the thoughts and emotions that you are putting out, the higher the vibration of the return. This is why practicing gratitude and learning how to choose more positive frames and thoughts can effectively change what we bring into our lives. So how do we change this vibration within the quotidian?
There are many tools available to support you in raising your vibration, but the most conscious and "not-so-woo-woo" thing you can do right now is train yourself to choose your emotional response. Yes things happen, we feel down... We cannot Not have emotions, but we are capable of choosing the response that best serves us at the time to turn that around. Ultimately, a tendency to overidentify with our emotions prevents us from realizing we have the power to change them and to effectively change our lives progressing physically, intellectually, and spiritually. When we immediately accept the first emotional response as valid and true, we fail to recognize the limiting thoughts that evoke it. And we become attached to the negative emotion as a part of ourselves. Every emotional response is triggered by a thought, whether or not we recognize that on a conscious level. Each negative thought evokes a negative emotion which can manifest into a negative outward response which evokes yet another negative thought or judgment continuing the spiral and pulling us down. When we are stuck in that attachment to fear, sadness, anger, etc, we are inundated by it, unable to see any other possibility. When we do not see the possibility, we cannot embrace it. When we learn to ask where the emotion comes from, we can separate from it. Once we separate from it, we can understand it and we can choose a more positive thought that allows us to create a more positive emotion.
How can we use this knowledge to raise our vibration? What you can do, is practice a series of questions to change that emotional response and break that downward spiral. Asking yourself the right questions in any situation empowers you to create the space needed to embrace the freedom to shift your own perspective and move to a higher state! The questions won't always be the same, you can use what works for you. The important thing is to catch yourself asking questions like "Why me?" that inspire negative fictitious answers to satisfy them, like for example, "Because I suck," and insert more empowering questions in their place before you get caught in that downward spiral.
Here is a general example of a conscious way to interrupt a downward spiral and get that frequency rising!
Any negative feeling that you experience is energy vibrating at a lower frequency. The earlier you accept it, the early you can question it, and the sooner you can shift it! As soon as you feel yourself dropping, take a breath, step back, and ask yourself what the thought is behind that emotion. Where is this distress coming from? And then ask, is that rational? What evidence do I have that this is true? Are there other possibilities? Which one facilitates me to feel better about the situation and empowers me to improve it? What can I do to feel better about this right now? How would I prefer to feel and what helps me actualize that? What can I learn from this?
And I’m going to emphasize here, that I don’t really know what answers you are entertaining and how true they are… perhaps none of them are… most likely it’s a combination… truth is an elusive concept… and it doesn’t really matter here… what matters is what possibilities facilitate you in the particular situation. What most resonates with you? When we're talking about perspective, it can't be proven... but it can be chosen. Find the one that you can accept that aligns with your personal values and that allows you to step into the next moment a little freer and a little lighter. Most negative emotions result from being out of alignment... this suggests an automatic negative thought pattern that doesn't really satisfy our personal values and beliefs. When we question those thought patterns, new more beneficial patterns materialize. And with practice this becomes a natural response to lift us out of distress.
Through simply becoming more aware of your inner dialogue and choosing to shift it, you can release the negative emotional experience and promote a sense of well-being that allows you to open to the possibilities of healing and moving forward. You can raise your vibration! And I mean, yeah, if you want to, go ahead and smell some Rose Oil, at 320 mHz it will help you through, but this is a simple conscious technique that you can train into a habit, and it's really not all that "woo-woo"...