People talk a lot about success in today’s world. After all, everybody wants to be a success, don’t they? The word “success” is possibly the most aspirational word in the English language but why don’t people spend more time talking about what success actually means? I don’t mean the dictionary…
The Beach Boys referred to it in their song “Good Vibrations” and Lenny Kravitz in his recent track “Raise Vibration”; our vibration is the way we transmit or give out the signal of how we truly feel or operate in our world. When we say someone has ‘good vibes’, we are really talking about that person’s vibrational energy. Happy people vibrate on a much higher frequency; you can literally feel their effervescence! Generally speaking, people move in and out of various vibrational frequencies at different times throughout their day or week. There are many factors which affect our vibrational frequency; our response to our environment being one of them and our mental/emotional make-up. As we gain awareness of these various levels and frequencies, we can choose to shift upwards and access the highest thoughts and emotions within a given moment.
Everything is energy. There is vibration in everything.
We are all too familiar with lower more dense frequencies when we experience anger, frustration and negativity. This is the level where fear, blame and victimhood exist. When a person stays in this area of vulnerability they often find it difficult to focus because their attention is very scattered. Their mind may jump in all directions at once. Dis-ease of the body is common when a person exists here along with personal trauma, suffering and struggle. Research has found that the normal frequency range of the human body is between 62 – 68MHz, but if it drops below this the body becomes less at ease. Cold symptoms can appear at 58MHz, flu symptoms at 57 MHz and cancer at 42MHz.
In contrast when we exist and vibrate at a higher frequency it is much easier to bring focus and intention to bear. The present moment becomes one expansive, intense moment where it is easier to accomplish goals and get things done. We feel light in energy as if we are walking on air and everything around us is in technicolour; vivid and bright. We experience joy and happiness and our chest bursts with pride. Our senses are heightened and we have an ability to see through any attempts of deception and dishonesty. We can connect with our inner wisdom and intuition; we are truly at one with ourselves and the world around us.
Albert Einstein once said that “Future medicine will be the medicine of frequencies”. There are many ways to raise our frequency, here are a few for you to begin with:
5 ways you can raise your vibration:
Reiki. When we have low vibrations and are feeling run down, stressed or anxious it is most often as a result of our energy being blocked, weakened and out of balance causing physical, mental and emotional dis-ease of the body. Reiki uses life-force energy to bring the body back into balance and to activate the process of healing. It removes energy blockages, supports the immune system and increases vitality. My colleague Karenanne Hay, Reiki Master Teacher at Haelan Therapy, suggests that we use Reiki to harness our life energy and that it can show us that when we utilise our energy in a way that is constantly looking at the past or into the future it can consume us and draw our energy down. Karenanne goes on to say, “My belief is that we can raise our vibration through the consolidation of our vital life energy in the moment. By not taking ourselves too seriously and with a sense of light-heartedness and self-compassion which enables us to truly enjoy ourselves”. You can find out more about Reiki at Haelan Therapy here.
Chanting OM. Coming from Hinduism and Yoga, the OM mantra is considered to have high spiritual and creative power, and also physical benefits too. OM is a mantra or vibration that is considered to be the vibration of The Universe and vibrates at a frequency of 432MHz; the same vibrational frequency found throughout nature. When we sit and chant OM we are tuning to the sound of The Universe and acknowledging the connection we have with every living thing.
Meditation. When you meditate you can begin to let your thoughts drift, including any limiting or negative thoughts and connect with another part of you that feels lighter and more uplifted. Philip Storey, the Meditation Teacher at Haelan Therapy says “By taking a moment to be completely still and connect with your current vibration and where you are at, you can raise your vibration by connecting with your breath and feel it coming up from your root chakra all the way up through your body to your crown chakra. This movement of breath allows you to connect to your higher frequency. The amazing thing is that you can do this anywhere, anytime so you can change your vibration whenever you wish”. A useful technique for beginner meditators is to count your breath on the inhale up to 10 and then back down to one on the exhale. Doing this for just a few minutes a day will help to change your vibe. To learn more about meditation click here.
Essential Oils. Oils can be used to treat physical and emotional dis-ease of the body. Jean Valnet, author of The Practice of Aromatherapy showed that when a person drinks a cup of coffee, their frequency can drop by as much as 10 MHz. It can take 3 or more days for their body to return to its original frequency. However, if they use an essential oil of 75 MHz or higher such as Peppermint (78MHz) or Frankincense (147MHz) immediately after drinking the coffee, their frequency returned to normal in less than 1 minute. In addition to their use in vibrational healing, therapeutic grade essential oils such as the doTERRA brand provide many other roles in improving health; they serve the same function in a plant as the blood does in a human body. Their complex chemical constituents cleanse, protect, oxygenate and nourish. They have antiparasitic, antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties too.
Sound Therapy. Sound can be a powerful healer. Music can have a profound effect on our emotions and body. Sound therapy has long been popular as a way of relaxing and restoring our health. For centuries, indigenous cultures have used music to enhance well-being and improve health. A slow tempo can help to quieten your mind making you feel soothed and able to release the stress of the day. Research at Stanford University found that music with slow beats (around 60 beats per minute) encourages slow brainwaves that are associated with hypnotic or meditative states, “Listening to music seems to be able to change brain functioning to the same extent as medication”. Music is easily accessible for most people and so it makes it an easy stress reduction tool. Singing bowls, drums, musical instruments or listening to a piece of music are all ways we can access sound to aid relaxation and change our vibe. The next time you notice signs that you are beginning to feel stressed, find an area where you can easily rest and listen to music some relaxing tunes. Research by Mindlab International found Canzonetta Sull’aria by Mozart, Watermark by Enya or Weightless by Marconi Union to be in the top ten tunes for total relaxation. Click here to listen.
Rebecca Louise Kelly