When Someone Says to “Raise Your Spiritual Vibration,’ What Do They Mean?
What exactly is a “vibration?” How do the vibes you send out affect the quality of your life? And, how can you learn to raise your vibration on purpose in order to draw to you the things you most desire?
The answer to these questions is simpler than you might think!
The first step to understanding vibration is to embrace what modern science and quantum physics have now proven without question: Everything in this seemingly manifest and tangible universe is made up not of matter, but of energy.
Even our physical bodies, which appear so solid and static, are made up of an ever-moving sea of energy. Everything is energy, and energy is always in motion.
So, knowing that everything is energy and energy is always in motion is the first step in understanding vibration. The second point to understand is that all energy is not created equal. It moves at varying degrees of speed and at different ranges of frequency.
Fast or Slow Energy = High or Low Vibration
Think about the moment-to-moment fluctuation of your thoughts, moods and emotions. When you’re experiencing bad-feeling, painful emotions such as fear, resentment or shame, what happens to your energy level? It comes to a grinding halt, because the energy of those emotions moves at a slow and resisted rate of speed.
Now consider the effect that high-flying, good-feeling emotions like anticipation, exhilaration and freedom have on your energy level. They send you soaring, right?
Your vibration determines whether life is a joy and things happen easily, or whether every moment feels like a grind. And the frequency of your most dominant thoughts and emotions is what determines whether your vibration is low or high. Thankfully, raising your spiritual vibration is simply a matter of choosing higher frequency states of being. And the highest of all frequencies is the frequency of love.
Conditional vs. Unconditional Love
“Love” is a loaded word that can mean a lot of different things to different people. Movies, music, and pop culture talk endlessly about lost love, unrequited love, and love gone bad. Our own past hurts, regrets and self-doubts weigh heavily on our hearts. We tie love to specific conditions, and make it contingent on the behavior of others: “I’ll love you if you agree with me.” “I’ll love you if you change.” “I’ll love you if you give me your undivided attention.” This is not high-vibration love, but examples of a type of love that is conditional and binding.
Unconditional love is at the opposite end of this spectrum. This is love that is not based in yearning but in abundance. When we are unconditionally loving, we appreciate – not in reaction to a condition, but for the sheer pleasure of appreciating. And our appreciation appreciates and is returned back to us.
The Law of Attraction
All of our relationships and experiences are organized and orchestrated by the powerful Law of Attraction. We attract to ourselves those people, situations and outcomes that are harmonic with the vibration we are sending out. The quality of your life experience—your health and vitality, your financial abundance, and the amount of joy you feel – is always a reflection of the quality of energy you are emitting in every moment. By consciously choosing the thoughts, emotions, attitudes, and perspectives you offer, you change the conditions you draw into your life. Here’s how to raise your spiritual vibration relative to any aspect of your life:
Begin with a powerful intent.
Think of a situation in which you are feeling disempowered or limited in some way. Now, instead of focusing on what’s missing in this situation, take stock of all that is working and going well. Bring forth an intention to see this situation from the highest perspective that’s available to you in this moment. By setting out to see the situation through the eyes of love, you radically enhance your chances of finding it.
Release what’s in the way.
Fear, doubt, righteousness and other negative emotions prevent us from experiencing the high-flying vibration of unconditional love. These mental states are filled with resistance, and resistance is the only factor that lowers vibration. When you find yourself in a negative state, process your emotions by acknowledging and experiencing them completely. By allowing them to be rather than pushing them away, you encourage the blocked energy to begin moving.
Consciously bring in a higher frequency.
The circumstances you find yourself in do not have to control the way you feel. You have the power to affect your own mood and attitude by deliberately choosing your perspective. Decide to bring into yourself a new, higher vibration. Do your best to see the situation from a more positive vantage point. A great way of doing this is to ask yourself, “What would love do in this situation?” or, “What’s the most loving thing I could do for myself right now?”
Remember that your emotions tell you how high or low a vibration you are offering in each moment. Generally speaking, when you feel good, you are in an energy field of love and abundance. When you feel bad, it’s because you are vibrating within an energy field of lack. Emotions are simply energy in motion and like the keys on a piano, each one vibrates at a particular frequency. Use this information to deliberately raise your spiritual vibration, and everything in your life will reflect this inner change.
Christy Whitman is an energy healer, celebrity coach, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Having It All: A Woman’s Guide to Unlimited Abundance. To understand how to more deliberately co-create the life you desire, visit www.watchyourwords.com and gain access to a free 30-day training.