What is your Vibration & How Can you Raise it?
My vibrations extremely high.
I’m feeling cool, I’m feeling like snow on a hot day.
I’m feeling fabulous, fantastic, you dig?
You know I’m smiling, You know I’m singing, I’m singing like the birds.
I’m up early to get the word. You feel me slicker than a perm.
I’m too clean. But don’t be standing close to me if you ain’t got it, aight?
Intro to “I want you Around” by Snoh Aalegra
This post was inspired by the above intro and some real life experience. A couple of months ago, a person I considered a friend unfollowed me on Instagram. I was honestly distraught for a while before I joked about the things that concerned me in 2019. I couldn’t understand why she would do that especially when I thought we would get along as great friends. After an hour of contemplation, I decided to take a step back and analyze what would have made her unfollow me and it was right there; I was constantly complaining about how my job sucked and when I wasn’t, I made passive aggressive posts to people I felt hurt me. (Lol, I know, but I’m in a better place now, 2019 was a year of releasing resentment.) It wasn’t a pleasure to watch my stories and it needed to change, not just for Instagram but what I was projecting to the Universe.
I realized that my vibration was off and I was housing a lot of anger. I was fighting life cause I felt it owed me for all that I felt was happening to me. But the truth is, I desperately needed to change my vibration.
What is Vibration?
Everything is energy. Money, Love, Success, Abundance, Joy. It’s all energy. Vibration refers to a person’s emotional state, the atmosphere of a place, or the associations of an object as communicated to and felt by others (Description provided by Google). Your vibration is your overall state of being. We all have a dominant vibration and that vibration is what is responsible for what we attract to our life.
And then we have frequency which refers to how high or low your vibration is. A high vibration is characterized by living in a state of flow, what people on the outside would refer to as luck. You’re connected, you are surrounded by positive people and your relationships are flourishing. You’re up early to get the word and ready to receive the blessings that life is waiting for you to unlock. On the other hand, when you’re frequency is low, your life doesn’t flow and you feel some sort of resistance like you can’t move forward. You’re holding on to things that aren’t serving your highest and greatest good, you’re surrounded by negative people and life feels uninspiring.
A low vibration is birthed by constantly feeling Anger, Jealousy, Bitterness, Pessimism, Guilt and Blame.
Now feels like the right time to mention that there is a massive difference between experiencing emotions and allowing it to be your dominant vibration. Our emotional state sets the tone for our vibration. So you can feel anger either once and release it or you can be consumed by it and it becomes your vibration.
How to tell what your vibration is?
For this exercise you will need;
A full dose of Self- Awareness
Double the dose Acceptance
You need to ask yourself the following questions?
1. What is your go to story?
What is your belief about life? Are you the kind of person that cuddles with misery and likes to think about how awful life is or do you wake up every day excited because you get another opportunity to get better?
Is your default setting to complain?
Get real honest about what your knee jerk reaction is to the situations you experience and you’ll start to get the picture of what your vibration is.
2. How do people feel about you?
Are you an energy vampire or an energy boost?
It's really not about formulating motivational speeches to deliver every time you have a conversation but more about how you treat people, how you make them feel and what your outlook on life is.
3. How do you feel about yourself?
Because if we’re really being honest, if you feel good about yourself, you have tapped into an unending resource of good vibes. You will start to feel worthy of all you want to attract to your life.
Justine Skye recently posted a photo with a caption that really resonated with me, “I can’t believe I ever thought I was the lucky one.”
Get into the space of seeing yourself as worthy and that people who have access to you are lucky.
If you’re not in the space of accepting ALL of who you are and appreciating yourself, now is a good time to start.
What can you do to raise your vibration?
You need this so that you’re able to track the stories you keep telling yourself that make you feel terrible. So that you can track your triggers and learn how to work with them.
2. Seek more things that make life beautiful
Find something that makes you feel like life is amazing, whether it’s hanging out with a friend, listening to music or cooking amazing dishes.
3. Nourish yourself
Fill yourself with things that are good for you. Eat food that makes you feel good, drink water, read books, learn more. Pour into yourself mindfully.
4. Be still
Create time to mediate. Sit in silence and observe your thoughts without assigning meaning to them or holding on to them. Simply let the thought appear and pass. Start with 5 minutes and slowly build your meditation muscle.
Meditation will also help you be able to stop negative thoughts or change them before they expand.
Because practicing gratitude helps you discover the little miracles that happen in your life daily. I also think that the more we appreciate the Universe for what we have, the more we get.
6. Practice Kindness
Practice kindness because you want to not because you’ll get something out of it. Be kind because you want to share your joy with others not because it’s going to raise your vibration.
Kindness can be something as little as smiling, saying hello, sharing, giving people your attention in a conversation and refraining from talking about people.
7. Move your body.
Sitting all day will cause your energy to get stuck, however when you dedicate time every day to moving, your energy will flow throughout your body making you feel alive.
8. Practice self-love
I started practicing self-love by looking in the mirror first thing in the morning (yes, with the crusty stuff in my eyes) and confessing my love for myself. The first few weeks, I didn’t believe it but as the days went by I started to see all of myself and appreciate myself for who I am.
9. Surround yourself with positive people
Set the intention to be around people who are always seeking solutions, they do not bask in their misery. They’ve trained their minds to seek solutions instead of being a victim. In all honesty, there’s nothing wrong about sharing what you’re going through but you need to take care that it doesn't take over you.
Be around people who urge you to do better for yourself.