We have all heard someone use a person’s vibe to describe them. ‘That guy has a negative vibe’. Perhaps you have experienced it yourself. You spend 2 or 3 minutes talking to someone and there is something about them that gives you a bad feeling. It is hard to describe but if you have experienced it, you know exactly what I’m talking about.
Similarly, you meet someone for the first time and they are so bright, jolly and happy. They leave you feeling strangely uplifted and they have an extemely positive vibration.
What exactly is a person’s vibration?
Quantum physics teaches us that everything under the sun is made of pure energy. This energy is in constant movement, oscillating and producing vibrations of varying speeds.
We, along with all living beings have specific energies moving at fast or slow rates. This pace is what gives us our individual vibrational energy.
Your vibrational frequency emanates from the totality of your emotions, thoughts and consciousness. Like radio waves which are heard but cannot be seen, our vibrational frequency is continually being broadcast into the universe.
It is these broadcasts which attract similar experiences, people and opportunities. Negative frequency attracts negative experiences and positive frequency attracts positive experiences.
Signs Of High And Low Vibration
Positive energy in a person causes them to have a higher frequency. This fills people with joy, love, compassion and kindness. A high frequency and vibration makes you feel lighter and enthusiastic.
Negative energy causes people to have a lower frequency. Emotions associated with low frequency are anger, bitterness, anxiety, jealousy, pessimism and guilt. The emotions keep you feeling heavy hearted and dull.
The easiest way to determine whether your vibration is at a high or low frequency at any one time is to pay attention to how you are feeling physically. If you feel energized, clear headed and healthy, you are vibrating at a high frequency. If you feel low, excessively fatigued for no apparent reason or repressed, you are vibrating at a low frequency.
Even though positive and negative vibrations are stark opposites, you are never 100 percent positive or 100 percent negative. We generally fall along a vibrational spectrum. You could be at say 75% high and 25% low, in which case you are predominantly high. You could be 40% high and 60% low meaning oy are predominantly low.
If you are predominantly low, there are many ways to raise your vibration. If you are predominantly high, there is always room to raise it further and leave you feeling happy and enthusiastic about your life.
Here are some methods which have proved effective in raising vibrational energies and frequencies.
How to Raise Your Vibration
Meditation helps to strengthen your frontal lobe, the most evolved part of the human brain. This part of the brain is linked to cognitive reasoning, creativity and most importantly for us now, positivity.
It triggers the brain to natural neurotransmitters such as endorphins, dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin. All these are linked to various aspects of happiness ranging from a deep sense of calm to simple pleasure.
When practiced regularly over time, meditation raises your energy and frequency. Feeling happy and uplifted becomes the norm rather than a once in a while experience.
Spend time with positive people
Take time to feel the vibes coming from the people you spend time with. If you find that your friends are generally negative people, it is time to make new friends. It is said that you subconsciously become the sum of the 5 people you spend most time with. Are the people around you raising your vibrational frequency or lowering it?
Again take time to note the physical feelings you experience when you are with these friends. Also take note of how you feel after spending a couple of hours with them. Do you feel empowered, joyful and uplifted?
If so they are friends you want to keep because they are elevating your vibrational frequency. If they leave you feeling down, drained, depressed or anxious then they are pulling your vibrational energy down. It might be hard to do, but you now know that you need to switch your social circles. Your spiritual wellness is dependent on it.
Serve other people
Service to a person in need is service to humanity. It is said that you get from the universe what you give away. If you give love to someone else, the universe gives you love.
Studies have shown that people who regularly devote some of their time to worthy causes to serve others are happier and more fulfilled than those who don’t. This joy and fulfillment also contributes to physical health so they are generally healthier people.
The best thing you could do when you are feeling like your life is terrible is stop by a homeless shelter, spiritual center or food bank. Help out for a couple of hours. It doesn’t matter what you do as long as it is in assistance to someone in need.
Why is this so uplifting? The simple act of shifting your focus from yourself and your problems to assist another person moves you into greater alignment with the universe’s natural flow and grace.
Declutter your space
Clutter in your living or working space has the capacity to draw positive energy from you. A cluttered space is a sign of a cluttered, disorganized mind. It is quite common for one to live in a cluttered house when they are going through a difficult phase. As long as the difficulties last, they never feel particularly bothered by the mess. As soon as they resolve their problems and their minds clear up, the clutter in their house suddenly feels unbearably appalling. They wonder how they loved in such clutter for so long.
Feng Shui experts teach that clutter and dirt in a space retain negative energy. Decluttering and cleaning releases negative energy and allows room for positive energy to come in.
Take technology breaks
Our smart phones, iPads, computers and other devices are great ways to keep in touch with the world in this technology age. For many of us these devices are indispensable. Forgetting your phone at home sets you up for a long, anxiety-filled day.
Did you know that there is an immense amount of negativity thrown your way through the internet and social media? It wouldn’t kill you to be spend a day away from it all. In fact it would do you a lot of good.
Here is a challenge for you. Try spending a day without you cellphone and without switching on your computer or iPad. It may be difficult at first but I guarantee you it will give you great freedom. You will feel lighter and more mentally energized.
If you can’t do it for an entire day, schedule technology break times in your day. Set aside 2 hours or so when you don’t touch your phone or computer and don’t turn on the television.
How to Tell When Your Vibration Is Rising
After putting all or some of these techniques into practice, how do you know it is working? What should you expect to feel? Here are some signs that you are on the right track?
Clarity: When your vibrational frequency is low, not only do you feel low, you also feel confused, scattered and mentally unsettled. It is difficult to make even the most basic decisions. Decisions you ordinarily make in an instant could take you weeks to make.
When you practice the techniques mentioned, you will notice that you develop a greater mental clarity. You develop a deeper understanding of yourself and your purpose.
Oneness: Raised vibrational energy opens you up to a place where you can connect with people around you. You feel more connected to the people around you, especially close friends and loved ones. You have less conflicts because you now seek to learn from each interaction rather than focus on the illusion of separation caused by the disagreement.
Inner peace: You never know how valuable inner peace is until you lose it. Low vibrational energy is the biggest peace killer. The lower your vibrational energy the less peace you experience.
When you work on raising your energy, you will notice that you are more at peace with yourself than ever before. Your sense of self-love improves and you suddenly start to see a beautiful person when you look in the mirror.
As this process continues, other people who are seeking inner peace are attracted to you and you inspire them.
Vibrational energy and frequencies can be compared to radio frequencies. They cannot be seen but their presence is undeniable. To figure out if your vibrational frequency at a time is high or low, pay attention to how you feel physically.
If your vibrational energy is low, you can work on raising it. Consistently practicing techniques such as meditation, surrounding yourself with positive people and taking breaks from technology can go a long way in lifting your spirit.