If you aren’t into spirituality, self-development or anything that may be considered “woo-woo,” you probably won’t know what I mean by “raising your vibration.” The phrase has become commonplace in spiritual circles, and it essentially means elevating your consciousness to a higher level through your thoughts and emotions.
Abraham Hicks, an entity channelled through a woman named Esther Hicks (okay, maybe this is sounding a bit woo-woo, but hear me out), has been one of the major authorities on this subject for decades now, and I can’t get enough of their teachings. If you haven’t heard of them, look up “Abraham Hicks” on YouTube – you won’t regret it.
While I’m by no means an expert, I’ve been doing my own self-exploration and research on this area for a few years now. One thing that has become extremely clear is that there’s a major difference in every area of my life when I choose to focus on the positive things around me as opposed to the negative aspects. I’m better able to control my habits, I’m more focused, and everything seems to flow much more smoothly.
There’s been a lot of controversy over the law of attraction and The Secret in the media, but I think this is mainly because people tend to misunderstand the concept. It isn’t simply about thinking positively to get the things you want in life or trying to manipulate the world around you.
I can only speak to my own experiences, and for me, I’ve found that raising your vibration is simply about becoming more conscious of your thoughts, and choosing thoughts that feel better to make life more enjoyable. In the process, good things will happen in your external world, but I’ve found that nothing matters more than the way you feel inside, and the internal landscape you create. If you have all the external “goodies,” as the late Louise Hay would say, but you have none of the internal peace or happiness, then what good are they anyway?
I’m still in the early stages of navigating this vibrational world, but what I know for sure is that raising your vibration is real, and it can improve your life significantly. Here are a few tips for raising your own vibration so you can live a healthier, happier and more peaceful life:
1. Make time for relaxation. Whether it’s through deep breathing, meditation, or gentle exercise, taking time to do things that make you feel zen is key for raising your vibration. Even if you work a super hectic schedule, you can always take a moment or two to close your eyes and breathe deeply into your belly. Even just holding the conscious intention to feel more peaceful and relaxed will help.
2. If someone’s opinion doesn’t make you feel good, you don’t have to accept it. Obviously, it’s important to use your own judgment in day-to-day situations, but generally, if a friend or acquaintance says something in passing that rubs you the wrong way, you *literally* don’t have to agree with them. Staying open-minded is important, but if someone around you holds a belief or a thought about the world that makes you feel dark and icky, simply let it float away on the wind. It’s not fact, it’s their opinion, and you can give yourself permission to let it go. Doesn’t that feel good?
3. Focus on the good. It sounds so simple, but how many of us actually do this? It’s easy to focus on what’s lacking in our lives or what isn’t perfect, but when you stop and zoom out for a moment to think about the big picture, life can be super beautiful. If you’re looking to raise your vibration, think more about the good things in your life while you work towards improving every day.
Have you taken steps towards raising your own vibration? What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments below!