What does “Raising my Vibration mean”?
This is a world of vibrations, but different things vibrate at different speeds. A general rule for the physical world is that the denser the material, the lower (ie lower speed) the vibration. The spiritual world…God, Angels, and our higher selves… is a world of extremely high vibrations. When we meditate (or do other things to get closer to our higher selves) we are raising the vibration of our energy (which flows through our chakras). This brings us closer to the high vibration of our higher selves. For example, that is why when we meditate we are more easily able to “connect” with our higher selves, with God, our angels, etc.
If our goal is to improve our spiritual lives (and I don’t mean by attending church more often, although this could be part of it ), one of the things that can bring us closer to our higher selves and to God, is to actively try to increase the speed of our energy vibration…ie Raising our vibration. We can do this by consciously engaging in activities, habits, etc that raise our vibration on both an energetic, and on a physical level.
7 ways to raise your vibration:
The majority of people cringe when they hear “meditation”…..how can I fit that into my day? How can I turn my mind off? I’ve tried to meditate and it’s too hard!
Meditation does not always mean sitting cross legged in the forest for 3 hours. It doesn’t need to be hard and complicated.
All that meditation really means is simply finding that stillness between your thoughts and who you really are...some people call this the quiet space, “the gap”. Think of it as a time in your life when the constant chatter of your mind is turned off. With some practice, this can be done in as little as a few minutes….I generally recommend 10 to 15.
Not many people can simply turn off their brain though. Some simpler ways to meditate are
listening to a guided meditation, saying or listening to a mantra, walking in the woods, creative work such as painting or writing, etc.
If you are new to meditation, here is what I recommend: find a 10-15 minute meditation on
YouTube and just try to fit it into your day.
The other important thing about using meditation to raise your vibration is to try to be
consistent. I highly recommend a daily practice, at least when we’re talking about raising our
vibration on a consistent basis (a one-time marathon meditation session would be very relaxing, however you’d probably be right back to square one the next day or the day after that).
2. Choose healthy foods.
Because all physical matter has a vibration, it makes sense that the vibration of what we put in our bodies (ie food) affects the vibration of our own bodies. And guess which foods have the highest vibrations? You’re right: the healthy ones. And the foods with lower vibrations? That’s right, all the ones we know aren’t good for us anyway.
A rule of thumb is that things that are healthiest for your physical body are also really good for your vibrational energy levels. Foods that come from the ground generally hold a higher
vibration than those from that come from animals. And drinking lots of water is also really
Unfortunately for all of us with a sweet tooth (and that includes me!), an equally important way to look at this particular aspect of raising our vibration is to try to avoid foods that lower our vibration (kind of like “how to increase your bank account by avoiding expensive compulsive purchases”). You know them (probably without me having to write them down): Alcohol, sugar, junk food, etc. You don’t need to cut these out completely, the key is moderation (the old adage “in all things, moderation” is a good rule of thumb when it comes to increasing your vibration.
Much like with meditation, the key here is consistency: when we are consistently eating better, we feel better. When we feel better, our vibration is higher.
We don’t need to do Iron Man races or run triathlons in order to reap the vibrational benefits of exercise. When we exercise at even the lowest levels (taking a quick walk, or doing a jumping jack or two) we are not only reaping the physical benefits for the health of our bodies, but also the vibrational benefits for the health of our spirits.
You’ve probably heard the old term “treat your body like a temple”. Funnily enough, from a
vibrational standpoint this rings pretty true, as you expect to be closer to God and Source
energy in a temple. You don’t need to have the biggest temple on the block, but your temple
will feel way better when you are dusting out the cobwebs on a regular basis.
We are innately aware of nature’s link to God and to Spirit. We’ve (hopefully!!) all gotten lost in the vastness of the night sky, or the horizon of the ocean, or the majesty of the mountains, or even the tranquility of the woods near our home.
Taking some time on a regular basis to immerse ourselves in nature, even for only a few
minutes, is extremely beneficial from a vibrational standpoint. If we are able to simply admire or acknowledge the beauty of the things all around us that have been put on this earth for our pleasure and enjoyment by our Creator, then we are brought closer to our higher selves which are part of the divine universe.
When you feel that simple enjoyment of being outside, you are feeling the raising of your
It is hard to feel good when our sleep patterns are all over the place. Similarly, it is hard to raise our vibration (on a consistent basis, anyway) when we’re overly tired. Sleep is important not only for your physical health, but for your vibrational energy as well.
It can be hard (I know)! Often, one of the biggest reasons we are trying to raise our vibration in the first place is to feel more at peace, which will help us to sleep and feel better. In this way, it is a little like the chicken or the egg.
You can try vibrational-related strategies (ie meditation, exercise, etc) to try to get a good sleep. Similarly, you can help set the stage for success by at least avoiding things which will negatively affect your sleeps (ie staying up too late, enjoying “screen time” within half an hour before bed, drinking too much, eating a big piece of cheese cake right before hitting the sack, etc).
Try not to sabotage yourself: “what am I doing?... I can never get to sleep?...Maybe I should
read the online news again just in case some other world calamity has struck…). Lie down at an appropriate time, and if sleep doesn’t find you right away, try to think about all of the good things in your life; this will help you feel better, raise your vibration, and at the very least make the time pass more pleasantly!
Different emotions carry different vibration levels, and at this point you can probably figure out which of the emotions carry higher vibrations…
That’s right: positive emotions = high vibration, and, negative emotions = low vibration.
You were created from a place of love, and therefore love, and the joy of being alive, is the
easiest conduit to get close to your higher self from a spiritual and energetic perspective.
When you feel happy, when you are laughing, when you feel joy, these are the times when your energy vibrates at a higher level. If you can maintain those feelings more often during the day (more days of the week) then it stands to reason that your vibration will be higher on a more consistent basis.
Finding the joy in life can sometimes be very difficult. Sometimes life is tough. Sometimes our
days feel outright terrible. However, there is almost always a silver lining, and focusing on those good things in our lives, even if they sometimes feel few and far between, is very healthy on both a physical and energetic (spiritual) level.
One thing I commonly recommend in this regard is what’s called a “Gratitude Journal”….it is
what it sounds like. We write down the things that we’re grateful for, and this helps us articulate them, focus on them, and search our conscious and unconscious for more of them. When writing in (and reading from) our Gratitude Journals, there is an almost tangible increase in vibration from acknowledging the good things in our lives.
7. Get Creative.
One of the reasons we have volunteered to take this human form and participate in this life is to create.
Getting creative can mean many things: any kind of artistic endeavours, music, writing,
mathematics (I just wrote this in case someone really enjoys math….I am certainly not talking
from a personal position here), etc.
Any time we are getting creative, we are engaging in an activity which at the very least focuses our attention (a form of meditation, which raises our vibration), but can also incite passion (see “Joy”, above) and engage us at an almost spiritual level. Remember, when we raise our vibration we are getting closer to the vibrational level of our higher selves.
If you feel you are not a creative person, just try. What you create does not have to be good (not even to you). In this case it is the journey, not the destination, which is important. You are not looking to create once and then not create again, the aim is to create on a regular basis so that you can engage your energies in the creative process.