Vibration is one of the most important factors in your quality of life and often the least understood. Yes, everyone talks of “feeling someone else’s vibes” but how often do you think about how your “vibes” affect your life. Your Vibration is controlled through thought and action. With a simple daily practice, you will begin to see how raising your vibrations can change your mental and emotional outlook, thus changing your life.
Your vibrations waft out like the smell of cookies baking in the oven. The cookie aroma will affect anyone walking in the house by creating a feeling of joy, bringing a happy memory, or experiencing hunger! Your vibration is like that as well. Someone coming near you is affected by your vibration and will often have an emotional, although usually unconscious, reaction. For Example, if your vibration reflects a calm and peaceful energy it will imbue your surrounding with a sense of calm and peace. Those coming in contact with you will, consciously or not, be affected by that calm and peace to the level that they are either resonating with your vibration or in conflict with it. People resonate with you if their vibrations are similar. The stronger the resonance, or similar vibration, the stronger your calming affect would be on the person. If the person’s vibration were opposite, the dissonance, or lack of resonance, would likely make both of you feel uncomfortable like when simultaneously hearing two radios tuned to different stations.
What determines your level of vibration? Thoughts and actions are the main influencers of vibration. Actions based on judgment and negative thinking tend to lower vibration whereas actions based on thoughts of compassion and love will raise vibrations. No one is always vibrating at a high level, which is why your level of vibration, like your emotions, goes up and down. It is not realistic to always be thinking positively. Trying to force your self to “think happy thoughts” and pretend everything is okay is not healthy. You need to honor your mental and emotional state. By taking a positive step each day, you can give yourself the boost needed to help you shift your vibration naturally while still honoring what ever you are feeling in a given moment. By becoming mindful of how your thoughts are influencing your actions, you begin to take control of your vibration and have greater influence over your actions and your life.
Many mystics teach that we, like God, create through vibration. God, Creator, Spirit or what ever you call that Divineness slowed the vibratory rate of a small part of it’s Essence and from that slowing, created matter. Using the Universal Law that teaches “As above, So Below,” just like God creates denser, slower matter by lowering vibration, you create a slower denser life by lowering your vibration. In the same way, you can improve your life by raising your vibratory rate. When you raise your own vibration you create a life filled with more positive energy, attract more positive people and struggle less.
You’ve heard the expression, “You could cut the air like a knife” to explain the environment surrounding a difficult situation between people. Why is that? The vibrations given off are so strong and low; it has created a palpable shift in the environment. Another expression, “I felt lighter than air,” explains someone feeling really good. The person’s high vibratory rate is influencing them. Others around that person will be influenced as well! This idea of vibration levels affecting those who come in contact with it is demonstrated in mob mentality where a usually calm, happy person comes into a group of angry people and becomes angry.
You see this when surrounding by positive people you find yourself looking at life more positively. Also, you surely have fallen pray to “Negative Nellie” creating an exhausting lunch visit where you literally watch yourself thinking more negatively.
What does this teach you besides to stay away from negative people? It teaches that you are in control of your life. Just like the angry crowd’s lower vibration can change mental and emotional state, thus lowering your own vibration, you can consciously raise your vibration, thereby changing your mental and emotional outlook. Getting together with positive people whom you resonate with will take you to even higher heights. Choose your friends and your environment wisely. The stronger vibration is the most influential, so if you are caught in a place with a lower vibration than you want, focus on raising your vibration higher to compensate! You do that by watching your thoughts and actions to make sure they reflect how you are really feeling inside, instead of “catching” someone else’s negativity.
Your life changes when you are more aware of your vibration because you stop sending low vibrations into your environment. The Law of Vibration teaches that similar energies are attracted to each other. You want to attract higher vibrating, positive thinking people so that you increase the amount of positive happenings in your life. If you are keeping your vibration high as much as you can, you will increase the opportunity for positive people and things happening around you.
How can you shift your vibration in a week? Each day try one of these suggestions. If you don’t feel comfortable with one of them, just pick another to do that day.
Day 1: Sing or listen to positive uplifting music, read positive and empowering literature or watch a funny movie.
Day 2: Spend time with a group of positive people or an inspiring friend.
Day 3: Think of a loving situation or something you are grateful for and allow that vibration to fill your heart and radiate throughout your body.
Day 4: Try meditating by simply focusing on your breath for a few minutes.
Day 5: Donate something or volunteer your time.
Day 6: Take care of your body by getting enough sleep and eating well.
Day 7: Finally, Don’t judge your vibration; just do the best you can, when you can. Judgment lowers your vibration!
The last point is very important. You are human and sometimes you need to be in a crummy mood or maybe you have medical depression. You can’t fake your vibration. But by taking one of these steps each day you will find your vibration rising naturally. With those higher vibrations you will attract more positivity into your life and start the ball rolling to a more positive and empowered future.
Cindy Griffith is a Psychic, Spiritual Development Teacher and Blogger. Author of Soul Soothers: Mini Meditations for Busy Lives and her latest book, co-authored with Lisa K., Grow Your Spiritual Business, Cindy teaches throughout the US, Online and in Tokyo. Find more about Cindy, her articles, books, and Psychic readings at CindyGriffith.com and SpiritualSimplictyBooks.