How are you feeling right this very moment?
Have you stopped today to check in and identify the emotions you are actually feeling? If you are looking to raise your vibration and raise it, like yesterday, it's time to tune into your emotions to get those vibes flying high.
Emotions are the indicator of your vibration. They serve as a compass in a way of guiding you on whether you are in alignment with your manifestations or not.
Most of the time we don't like feeling low vibe so to help I have gathered 21 of my favorite ways to raise my vibration that you can implement right now!
1. Ask how you can serve
One of the best "high vibe" practices to begin is waking up every morning and saying two things. First thank God (or the Universe or whichever higer power you believe in) for being alive today. Your breath (which is life) is a precious gift. And if you woke up today, it means you are here to serve a purpose.
Begin each day with asking how you can serve. Just close your eyes, take a nice deep breath in and a long exhale out and in your head say "show me how I can serve today". Know that you may not get your answer right away. But you have now planted the seed of service in your subconscious, and you will now be in tune with how you can serve.
Serving others brings us joy. And it doesn't have to be a huge grandiose gesture. Somedays it shows up for me by asking my kids if they need me to do anything for them this week. Somedays I buy coffee for the person behind me in line.
Somedays it's as small as holding a door open for someone.
No act of kindness is too small so look for ways all around you to be of service.
2. Give, give, and give some more
If you are looking to raise your vibration, I believe it is safe to say you are aware of the Law of Attraction. But there are more laws than just the Law of Attraction.
Two of them have to do with "giving". One is monetary and that is based on the Law of Compensation, the other is very similar to karma. What you give, will come back to you.
There is one very important detail when it comes to giving to raise your vibration. You must do it without the expectation of something in return. Do it because it feels good, do it because you know it will always come back to you ten fold. You may not know when, or where or how but trust that when you give, life always gives back.
3. Find the next emotion up
This is one of my favorite things to do when I am in a super low vibrational funk that I cannot get out of. It is actually suggested by Abraham Hicks as an exercise to raise your vibration if you feel you can't access the highest vibrational emotion "joy".
There are days where you know that the emotion of joy just isn't going to be found. And that is ok, because you are human. The important thing to remember is that all emotions have a vibrational energy level and you can always find the next emotion on that scale that you do have access to.
Here is an example- say you battle depression. Today is a day your depression is so bad that you can't get out of bed or think a single positive thought. Depression on a vibrational frequency is as low as fear, grief, and despair.
It's as low as it gets. But according to Abraham Hicks in "Ask and it is Given", emotions that are above depression on an energetic frequency include jealousy, hatred, rage and anger.
This might be an extreme example but search for an emotion that moves you closer to joy, even if it isn't joy. Maybe today all you can get to is "contentment", let that be ok and keep working to find the next emotion up to raise your vibration one step at a time.
4. Find ways to be grateful
If you could only do one thing to raise your vibration, creating a gratefulness practice should be it. With out learning to be grateful for what we have, or where we are at, we keep ourselves in a mindset of lack versus a mindset of abundance.
Find ways to be grateful about absolutely anything that you can. You also can be grateful for the things that are yet to come. But always state them as if you already have them.
Your subconscious mind doesn't know the difference between reality and make believe so saying things that you are grateful whether they have manifested or not.
Here is how this might sound for me on day that I am trying to find joy or raise my vibration. Let's say I don't really like my house and wish it was bigger, and today the basement flooded. It would be really easy to become consumed with what is going wrong, but instead to raise your emotions, hence your vibration, you must be grateful for what you have.
Here is what the convo sounds like in my head "thank you for this day, thank you for the sun, thank you for my health, thank you for my kids health, thank you for the roof over my head, thank you for heat on this cold day, thank you for a place that is my own, thank you for people that fix flooded basement, thank you for the money to fix the basement, thank you for my lunch"...
This gratefulness dump goes on until you feel better.
5. Be present
Most of the time when we are starting to become "low vibe" it is because we are focused on something that happened in the past, or might happen in the future.
Take a moment to check in with yourself when you start to feel low vibe emotions like anxiety or overwhelm and see if you are consumed with thoughts of what is happening right this second, or something that no longer exists.
If it's something that does actually exist right this second, ask yourself "is there a way to make this easier" or to make me more present. Maybe you think you are in the moment but in reality you are multi-tasking.
Maybe you think you are present but have been thinking about a presentation at work and now you are feeling super down. Take a deep breath, and start to become aware of your surroundings. The right now.
6. Trust you are on the right path
Learn to let go of controlling your path, outcomes and direction of life and trusting that how your life is unfolding is for a reason, really changes the vibrational frequency you are putting out there.
If you busy trying to figure out the "how" in your life, you are not trusting you are on the right path. You are like a needy girlfriend constantly texting the boyfriend asking them when they are going to propose, or why it hasn't happened yet, or what the girlfriend needs to do so that he will propose.
No one wants that neediness, not even the Universe. Instead, be still. Let your path unfold, take intuitive action when you feel called to and then trust, with everything, that what you are going through right now is exactly where you are supposed to be.
Affirmations help to reprogram the subconscious mind to the identity you are wanting to be or the life you are aiming for.
You may not be surrounded by abundance right now, but your subconscious mind doesn't know the difference between make believe and reality. It simply believes the seed we plant within our mind and water the most.
Think of affirmations as seeds you want to grow. Practice, repeat, and repeat some more until you embody the version of yourself that is that affirmation.
Looking for the best time to repeat your affirmations? I love to make sure I repeat "I am" affirmations before bed. The state you find yourself in between awake and sleep is a theta brain wave state. This is when the subconscious mind is most suggestable.
Wayne Dyer has a method that you do 5 minutes before falling asleep. Check out his YouTube video on the 5 Minutes Before You Fall Asleep Method.
Meditation works at raising your frequency in like, a billion ways. No exaggeration.
Let's talk about just two, that meditation can help with immediately because after all, we are trying to raise your vibration right now.
When you meditate, your goal is to learn to become an observer of your thoughts. We have over 6 thousand thoughts a day. And learning not to attach to those 6K thoughts is a major boost your mental health.
Meditation helps you train your mind to let go of thoughts like a cloud passing in the wind. You observe, and then let it pass versus latching onto a negative thought and then going hog wild on the what if's or why did that happen.
Meditation also allows you to enter into the the same brain wave length discussed above. When meditating you enter into the theta wave length, and when combined with things like visualization you are working quicker to change the subconscious mind and create your new high vibration reality.
Breathwork helps you release emotions such as anxiety, worry and stress. It also encourages you to come back into the present moment.
Breathwork, when done right, moves old stagnant energy out of the body and replaces it with new "prana". Prana is the Sanskrit word for breath that means "life force". Breathwork and pranayama exercises can help remove negative emotions and prepare for meditation.
Breathwork is very easy to implement and even stopping to do it for 1 minute provides immense benefits. So the next time you are looking to drop the anxiety and become a little more comfortable in the moment try this exercises.
In my experience as a yoga teacher it is easier to teach proper breathing when you are lying down. So find a comfortable place to lay down and place one hand on the belly and one hand on the heart center.
Begin to inhale feeling the belly rise first, then the chest then all the way to the collarbone. Then slowly exhale- collarbone first, chest next, belly last. Count to 4 seconds with each inhale and then try and make the exhale for 8 seconds. Continue for as long as it feels good to you.
Pranayama activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which is the part of the nervous system that calms you down taking you out of that "fight or flight" mode.
Tapping or EFT is an Emotional Freedom Technique that uses points of the body that you tap on, stimulating their trapped energy to release and move.
Tapping focuses on the same energy points that acupuncture does. It helps stimulate the mind body brain connection and restore energy imbalances along with emotional symptoms of those imbalances such as anxiety.
Healthline has a really great article explaining how to implement an EFT practice.
10. Essential Oils
Infusing essential oils can also help your mood by calming or uplifting depending on the chemical profile of the oil you are infusing.
- Essential oils such as lavender, frankincense and clary sage can help calm and decrease anxiety.
- Brighter oils such as orange, pepper, or bergamot can calm while uplift.
Essential oils work by stimulating the brain thru the nerves in the olfactory nervous system. The olfactory system sends signals to the brain that then stimulate the release of dopamine and serotonin to have an affect on stress and anxiety levels. A study on Aromatherapy and the central nerve system (CNS): therapeutic mechanism and its associated genes can be found on Pubmed.
Stress and trauma is stored in the body. Get your body moving in literally anyway that is calling you to help release those trapped emotions.
Movement can be yoga, walking, jumping, dancing, skipping! It doesn't have to be "exercise" you just need to move.
Use movement to get out of the mind and into the body.
12. Listen to that "gut feeling"
Is there something going on in your life where you are doing it because you feel like you "should" be doing versus what your intuition is telling you to do?
Try and listen to your "gut feeling" because science shows that emotion and intuition have a strong presence in your gut. Your gut is referred to the second brain and there is a huge connection between how you feel and what is going on in the gut.
In addition to listening to that gut feeling, paying attention to eating habits that are not healthy for your gut can have an impact on your health and mood. Your gut produces 95% of the body's serotonin so it may be worth your time increase high vibe foods and decrease low vibe ones such as processed food.
13. Stop resisting and feel the emotions
World renowned psychiatrist Carl Jung taught us that what you resist will persist. So instead of trying to cover up your sadness or frustration and stuffing it down like it isn't happening, try and tune into those feelings.
Sit with the emotion you are having and really feel it. Cry, scream journal. Do what you need to do to honor the feelings you are having at the moment.
Once you stop resisting the feelings, you may find they no longer exist.
14. Energetic cord cutting
If you find you just can't shake a feeling of stress or anxiety or maybe you can't even pinpoint where it's coming from, doing a cord cutting ceremony may help you release energy and emotions that have attached on to you in your day to day normal life.
This can be done with relationships, after high stress meetings or anytime you feel you may benefit from releasing energy you are storing that doesn't even belong to you.
If you haven't tried this exercise before, I must tell you it is one of may favorite ways to improve my vibration. I use it after a fight with my husband, a particularly draining day, or a day spent on social media where you have absorbed toxic feelings.
I have used a variety of cord cutting meditations and they all are very different some very detailed with mantras and others are very simple. Here is a quick one you can do when you don't have a lot of time and need to cut the energetic fields fast.
- Close your eyes and center yourself by slowing the breath down and taking long deep inhales and exhales through the nose.
- Begin to focus your mind on the feeling, or person or situation you feel may be attached to your energy field.
- Imagine a thick black cord that goes from your heart to their heart. It is thick and made of thousands of cord strings. Then imagine the cord being cut with a giant pair of scissors. As the cord is cut you feel lighter.
- Imagine pulling the end of the cord that is attached to you out leaving no thread left. And then throw the cord onto the ground as it bursts into thousands of white light beams that float back into the universe. Then repeat the same removal of the cord to the other person.
- Then think of a color. Any color that comes to you. Surround yourself and the person or situation in this glowing color. Imagine the light and color feel warm and secure and grounding. And then say to yourself, I have released the energetic cords that bind us. So it is.
- When you feel ready open your eyes and take notice of how you might feel different. This can be repeated as many times as needed for each person or situation you feel is draining you.
15. Listen to Solfeggio frequency music
Solfeggio frequencies are apart of a tone scale that are used to heal the body by activating different parts of the brain. According to Sonya Joseph, "Sound healing is effective in healing physical, generational and emotional trauma in our DNA using vibrations and frequencies".
There six main frequencies that have different effects on the body. Find more on the frequencies here.
All you have to do is find your favorite on Spotify, iTunes or even YouTube and let it play in the background. I have noticed it has a profound effect on keeping me calm and even when I am participating in something stressful.
16. Fresh air
According to Richard Ryan, getting outside for just 20 minutes a day can boost your vitality levels.
But to get benefits, it doesn't even have to be for 20 minutes. Stepping outside for a few deep breaths will boost your oxygen levels, and increased oxygen helps your heart work less hard, increases energy and focus and can also help with digestion, linking back to that gut brain health connection.
17. Turn off social media
Social media is toxic. It is known for increasing mental health problems, decreasing self worth and creating a big fcking case of comparisonitis.
I find that social media makes it all to easy to start focusing on a lack mindset, which in turns lowers your vibration.
Unfollow those that make you feel bad about yourself, take a detox, don't be on every platform. I promise only good will come of taking a break from social media even if it's just for a day.
Grounding is the act of connecting your feet with the earth. No shoes, no socks just your bare feet feeling and rooting into the ground. You can create this practice on grass, dirt, rocks or water to connect to the energy of the earth.
The earth is electromagnetic. Electromagnetic fields = energy. Everything is energy and you can transfer the pure energy of the earth into your body by placing your entire sole of your foot on the ground.
Grounding can help reduce cortisol levels, improve mood and reduce inflammation. All things that raise your vibrational frequency. So kick of those shoes and dig your toes in and absorb pure beautiful energy.
19. Drink water
Flush out toxins that could be lingering around making you feel blah. Mild dehydration can in fact affect your mood according to the University of Connecticut. So don't forget this easy step if you can't shake your funk.
Forgiveness is key to manifesting money, abundance, love, anything!
The Universe gives back to you, the vibration you are giving out. If you are are clogging up your energy fields with low vibrational feelings such as guilt, anger, hate dig into finding help with forgiving what has happened to you.
I am not an expert in this but sometimes it can be as simple as forgiving yourself. The act of forgiveness can be done by writing a letter you never send, a journal entry you keep to yourself, or during a meditation.
Practice forgiveness as often as possible and notice how you move up the scale in vibrations you are omitting.
21. Take the smallest step possible towards your dreams
Boost your energy and self worth by taking one small step toward a goal you have. It can be the tiniest step imaginable, but taking action and crossing off a step on the to do list actually raises dopamine levels.
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Looking for more ways to vibe higher- Check out these Affirmations for Self Love.