- Tina Smith
Raise your vibration, improve your life.
Updated: Mar 27
What is vibrational energy? All living things are made up of energy-producing particles; we all vibrate and create energy. The electromagnetic energy waves generated by vibrations can cause changes in the body’s cells, which can affect your mood and how your body functions.
We cannot see these vibrations but we can feel them, just like your devices can pick up on Wi-Fi around your home but you cannot see it and you can pick up on a ‘good vibe’ when you hit it off with someone.
Our vibration is not a steady state; it can be higher or lower depending on such things as mood, health and our life choices. Higher vibrations are associated with love, joy and happiness and low vibrations with emotions such as envy, resentment and anger. When you are vibrating at a higher level you feel lighter, happier, more fulfilled. The great news is that being aware of this means that you can choose to raise your vibration in order to feel happier, more fulfilled and contented.
Everything that we take in affects our vibration, from food that we eat, what we listen to, what we drink, what we watch and look at and the people that we choose to spend time with. We can literally choose to let in the good or the bad and that has a profound effect on our well being.
So now you know that raising your vibration is beneficial to you and that there is science behind it, that it is not just a lot of woo-woo, how do we go about raising it?
Top tips for raising your vibrational energy:
Spend time in nature
Being outdoors is a more natural way for us to be, we move more, we breathe more deeply, we recharge our batteries and ground ourselves. Moving your body can allow your vibration to start to move, as when we sit still for long periods of time, as we do indoors at home or work, our vibration will become static. When we breathe more deeply this can trigger our ‘rest and digest’ (parasympathetic system) which is the opposite of ‘fight or flight’ (sympathetic system): this is a great way to combat stress and anxiety.
Being outdoors also subjects you to more negative ions which are beneficial to you because:
“..negative ions are believed to produce biochemical reactions that increase levels of the mood chemical serotonin, helping to alleviate depression, relieve stress, and boost our daytime energy.” Denise Mann May 2002 https://www.webmd.com/
Positive ions are produced indoors where there is a lot of electrical equipment and fluorescent lighting and outdoors where there is a lot of pollution and have a detrimental effect on us.
Mindfulness and gratitude
Moving through life feeling grateful for all the small things you have, and engaging in life in a mindful way, can help to raise your vibration. We can all get stuck in life and not appreciate what we have. Our society very much focuses on the material things and collecting more ‘stuff’: bigger house, faster car, latest mobile phone: when actually most of us are at our happiest when connecting with people: family and friends.
Being aware of what we actually have: a roof over our head, food on our table, a special someone to keep you company and listen when you need them to, the choice of where to live, where to work, even your life itself, can ground you and bring happiness simply by focussing on them.
Adding mindfulness and gratitude whilst walking in nature can really open up your mind to the magic of Mother Nature around you.
Focus on the positive; actively stop focusing on the negative
There is a reason that what you focus on becomes your reality and that is the Reticular Activating System (RAS). RAS is a group of nerves in the brain that acts like a filter, filtering through all the millions of bits of information that are presented to your brain on a daily basis, and presenting you with what you have programmed (intentionally or unintentionally) it to perceive as important information: it seeks information that validates your beliefs.
This is great when your beliefs are positive about yourself or others but not so great when your beliefs are ‘I am useless, fat and ugly’, in this case it won’t matter how many positive comments or compliments you receive, you will not hear them, as your RAS is only filtering through what supports your negative belief.
This is also tied in with gratitude and mindfulness; if you complain about what you don’t have then that is what you focus on and filter in. That will lower your vibration by producing envy and resentment.
This is the Law of Attraction.
With this fact about the RAS in mind you can see why it is so important to think positively about yourself. Learn to love yourself, the good and the bad parts of you. Treat yourself well, be honest with yourself, trust yourself, be your own friend. This helps you to accept yourself as well as others. If you find this difficult then try to see yourself through other people’s eyes; what do they like/love about you?
Release your fear of what others think of you, after all you don’t really know what they think, you are just assuming. Be you, because you are unique, there is no one else like you.
Laughing, just like breathing deeply, can stimulate your parasympathetic nervous system and raise your vibration. Socialising with friends and having a really good laugh can really boost your mood.
Smile; at strangers (regardless of whether they smile back), to yourself, at any time…try it, it instantly makes you feel better!
As stated earlier, it is very important what fuel you put in your body. As the old sayings go: garbage in, garbage out and you are what you eat. It is another form of self-love to eat well.
Whole foods really do make a huge difference. Have a look at some reasons why here:
21 reasons to eat real food, Franziska Spritzler, May 2021
There are so many other ways that you can improve your life by raising your vibration; yoga, reiki, meditation, hypnosis, adding plants to your space, decluttering to name a few. It’s really just a case of finding what works for you and knowing that you can make a difference for yourself.