Everything in this universe is made up of energy. That includes us! We have the capability to shift our energy to cultivate more joy, peace, and happiness in our lives. Not only that, but when you raise your vibration, you become a better magnet for all the things you wish to attract (read more on The Law of Attraction). As the popular Einstein quote says, "Everything is energy. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way."
As for how it brings more joy, peace, and happiness? Check out this diagram that illustrates vibrational frequency and corresponding emotions. This is presented in 'Power vs. Force' a book by Dr. David R. Hawkins - an internationally renowned spiritual teacher, psychiatrist, physician, and researcher. Unfortunately, most of the world is living at a contracted frequency (below 200). To allow more flow, peace, joy, and love in your life, you need to raise your vibration so you're at living at an expanded frequency.
To some people, this will seem like an esoteric and woo-woo concept. But I can vouch for it and so can thousands of others; and if you open your mind to it, you can experience it too. Shift your vibration, shift your reality! There was a stage in my life where I was constantly filled with fear and shame. About a year later, although nothing had changed about my situation (same friends, same job, same house), I was so peaceful, joyful, and happy - almost overwhelmingly so (where I constantly wanted to laugh and dance) - for seemingly no reason! Of course, the reason was I was vibrating at a higher frequency, and this was largely thanks to many of the practices I talk about below.
1. Express Gratitude
Gratitude is one of the quickest ways to raise your vibration. In fact, it's such a high vibrational emotion that as Tony Robins says, "You can't feel fear or anger while feeling gratitude at the same time." They're just not compatible emotions and there's even research that backs this.
As well as blocking toxic and negative emotions, research by psychologist Robert Emmons, found that gratitude can significantly increase well‑being and life satisfaction. It will transform your outlook on life as you start to have greater appreciation for even the little things in your life. This all leads to a happier, higher vibrational you.
Practise gratitude daily by ending your day or starting your morning with a gratitude list. Write at least 5 things you are grateful for. You'll start experiencing higher vibes almost immediately. Plus, by feeling gratitude, you'll attract even more things to be grateful for.
Meditation helps to ground you in the present and cultivate more inner peace within you. It's not just inner peace you will find. When you go inwards, that is where you'll find the true source of joy and happiness – both high vibrational emotions that will raise your vibrational frequency.
All it takes is 10 minutes a day and you can change your life. You can meditate to nature sounds, meditation music (or hz music), or in silence. Simply anchor your focus on your breath and/or be mindfully aware of the present moment through sensations in your body, sounds of nature or ambient noise around you, or even just the flow of air in and out of your nostrils. If a thought enters your mind, simply let it go and return your focus to the present.
3. Mind Your Thoughts
Your thoughts are the control center of your existence so of course they have an immense impact on your vibration. Negative or toxic thoughts can seep into our psyche and affect how we feel, ultimately impacting the vibrations we put out. I'm not saying you should shun negative emotions, but don't over indulge in them as doing so serves you no purpose, and in fact, works against you by lowering your vibrations.
Watch your thoughts, they become your words; watch your words, they become your actions; watch your actions, they become your habits; watch your habits, they become your character; watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
– Lao Tzu
As you take your mind away from low vibrational thoughts, focus on things you're grateful for and what you desire instead. Your mind has the power to attract what you desire, so the more you focus on these things, the more you'll see them appear in your life.
4. Use Crystals
Crystals are high vibrational in nature so they're perfect to have on you or around you to raise the vibrations. Unlike humans – whose vibrations are unstable and can very easily be influenced – crystals have a stable frequency so they're great to have around at all times to help lift your vibrations.
To get the most benefit out of crystals, pair their natural energy with your own thoughts and intentions. Setting an intention will go a long way as where thought goes, energy flows. I've written an article on how to cleanse, charge, and activate your crystals which you might find helpful.
5. Spend Time in Nature
Go for a walk outside to get your body moving and to enjoy the many other benefits of being in nature. Breathe in that fresh prana (life force energy), mindfully listen to the beautiful sounds around you, and recognise the calming and uplifting effect the natural environment has on you.
Most importantly, take your shoes off and put your feet on the earth. Putting your feet on the earth provides you with something very surprising - electrons. When you touch the ground with your bare feet or body, the electrons flow into you, and you become 'grounded'.
The earth’s surface has a virtually limitless supply of mobile electrons that gives the ground we walk on (as well as lakes and oceans) a natural negative electric charge. When you touch your body to the ground, it dissipates static electricity and extraneous environmental electrical charges that are on you. At the same time, you receive a charge of energy in the form of free electrons and your body synchronizes with the natural frequencies of the earth.
There's a great documentary on the benefits of Earthing that you can watch for free on YouTube. Watch 'The Earthing Movie: The Remarkable Science of Grounding' here!
6. Add Plants to Your Home
If you can't get out to nature often, bring nature to you by having plants in your environment! They're a sure fire way to raise the vibrations in your home, and they're great for decor purposes as well.
The are so many benefits to having plants in your home that are even backed by science. Studies have shown that plants can help to boost mood, productivity, and creativity; reduce stress and fatigue; and filter indoor air by absorbing toxins, increasing humidity, and producing oxygen. They can also be therapeutic to care for. All things that contribute to a higher vibration!
There are some plants that are better at promoting health & well-being, and attracting positive energy into your home. These include Rosemary, Bamboo, Lavender, Orchids, Jasmine, Aloe Vera, and Peppermint. If you just want easy-to-care-for plants, some good choices include Snake Plants, Peace Lilys, Spider Plants, Aloe Vera, and String of Pearls.
7. Embody Love
Embody love in everything that you do and you will radiate high vibrational energy. After all, love is one of the highest vibrating states (fourth on Hawkin's scale of consciousness). It has the power to pull you out of even the deepest and darkest places; as well as repel negative and toxic emotions.
When you embody love in everything that you do, you will also find yourself being more kind and compassionate – both super-high vibrational emotions that put us in a higher energetic state. Love and kindness has a chain re-action, so when you put it out into the world, as well as raising your own vibrations, you're helping to raise the vibrations of the planet too.
Embodying love starts with going inwards, but there are tools out there that can help to invite more love into your everyday life including Rose Quartz crystals, our Loving Energy Spray, or our Rose Quartz & Love candles.
8. Eat Healthy
Everything you consume is prana aka life force energy. When you consume processed and unhealthy foods (such as fried foods), you consume a lot of 'dead' energy which will lower your vibration.
Aim to consume more wholesome, nutrient-dense, and prana-rich foods such as fruits and vegetables. Where possible, try to consume organic fruits and vegetables to avoid pesticides that are toxic to our bodies (the accumulation of pesticides in our bodies can lead to brain inflammation amongst other things. The toxic environment these pesticides create will lower your vibration and make you feel like crap in the long-term).
Most importantly, pay attention to how certain foods make you feel and adjust your diet accordingly.
9. Move Your Body
Moving your body and/or exercising has numerous benefits for the mind, body, and soul! Movement promotes the release of endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine, which help to boost your mood and well-being; while reducing stress-inducing hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol.
Not only that, but the more you move, the more your energy vibrates! This means it's not necessarily about doing strenuous exercise everyday, but incorporating movement that allows more energy flow throughout your body. That could mean doing flow yoga class, dancing around your house, hula hooping, or whatever feels good to you!
The benefits you experience from movement and exercise will put you into a higher vibrational state of being.
10. Have High-Vibe Relationships
Cut out any toxic or negative people in your life who bring you down, or at the very least, reduce the amount of time you spend around them. Always put your peace and energy first; you don't owe your company to anyone, especially if they're bring your vibration down. I'm sure you've heard the quote, "You're the average of the five people you spend the most time with." – and it's true.
If you want to be high-vibe, surround yourself with people who uplift you, motivate you, and support you; people who make you feel positive; people who don't drain your energy; and people who aspire to vibrate higher just like you.
11. Start Journaling
Journaling is a great way to work through any lower vibrational emotions that come up, and to address blocks that are stopping you from becoming your best self and/or vibrating higher. Sometimes it can just help to get all your thoughts out on paper, so you're not carrying it around with you, causing you to stay in an anxious state.
You can also use journaling to help move you into a higher vibrational state. Write about what you're grateful for, or write to journal prompts such as...
- What makes me feel joyful?
- What is something I've done this month that I feel proud about?
- How can I add more value to the world?
- What do I feel passionate about?
- When do I feel like my most authentic self? What am I doing? Where am I?
Pinterest and a Google search will bring up plenty of great journaling prompts that can help get you into journaling.
12. Love Yourself
Self-love is the one of most powerful things you can have to elevate your level of consciousness and vibrate higher. When you're able to fully love and accept yourself, you begin to love and accept others as they are as well, and develop a great sense of compassion. As a result, you're able to let go of negative emotions such as jealousy, resentment, hatred, and anger; allowing you be in a higher vibrational state.
To cultivate more self-love, incorporate practices such as meditation, journaling, and inner child work; have crystals around that help bring more loving energy into your environment such as Rose Quartz and Rose Aura; and create self-care rituals that could includde lighting a candle, taking a bath, and taking time to reflect.
13. Use Sound
Sound is a wonderful way to raise your vibrations and that of the environment around you. There are three different ways I like to use sound to raise my vibrations:
Listen to feel good music that you love! Any music that makes you happy or invokes an emotion such as love, is going to bring your vibrations up. If it makes you sing along and dance, even better! When I'm looking for a good boost of happy vibes, I like to play my Feel Good Spotify playlist which includes a bunch of classics that always get me moving and dancing.
Listen to high vibe music. The frequency 432hz is said to be the frequency of the universe, so by listening to 432hz music, you bring yourself up to the vibration of the universe. You can also listen to Solfeggio frequencies, which similarly, is music at specific tones of sound that help with and promote various aspects of body and mind health. These include 528hz - the Love Frequency, Miracle Tone, and Frequency of Transformation; 639hz - enhances communication, understanding, tolerance and love; 741hz - helps solves problems and awaken the intuition; 852hz - raise awareness and return to spiritual order; and 963hz - awakens intuition, activates the Pineal Gland, and balances the crown chakra.
- Use singing bowls. Consider your body as a divine instrument with each energy center (chakra) representing a different note (vibration) in the music scale. When the sound of a singing bowl vibrates through your body, it helps to calibrate your chakras to run at their most optimal tone. The more balanced and aligned your chakras are, the higher your vibrational state will be. You can utilize singing bowl healing by using a singing bowl yourself, going to a sound healing class, or listening to music or soundtracks featuring singing bowls.
Aromatherapy is an ancient method of using aromatics – generally essential oils – for promoting mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. Certain aromas can invoke emotions in people due to their influence on the brain – specifically the limbic system which supports behaviour, emotion, and motivation. They can cause various parts of the limbic system to spring into action, triggering the release of neurochemicals and hormones.
Different aromas will influence us in different ways. For example, Lavender can promote relaxation and relieve stress; Rose can help to open the heart and soothe emotions; and Bergamot can create an uplifting and calming effect.
There are many ways to incorporate aromatherapy into your life. Aside from using essential oils in a diffuser or directly onto skin (diluted with a carrier oil), you can burn incense, light candles (our candles also contain essential oils), or use an essential oil room or body spray.
I challenge you to make a solid effort to incorporate a number of these practices into your daily life, and just watch as the happiness and joy in your life begins to soar.
Sending love and light x