Did you know, everything is energy?
As per universal law and the science of quantum physics, everything is made up of energy; the chair you sit on, the phone you're holding, our whole being is vibrating and pulsating gently but quickly, through your energetic field.
We respond to this vibration emotionally, physically and spiritually, we just have to observe how we are responding and feeling to determine what frequency we are running on.
What does it mean when we are in a high vibrational state?
Simply put, it means we are in balance emotionally, mentally and spiritually. When our Chakras, (Sanskrit for 'wheel' or 'disc' which are energy centres in our body) are free flowing, our authentic self shines through. When we are running on a high frequency, we feel joy, light, love, clarity, energised, motivated, compassion. That knot in our belly unties, we feel open to possibilities and feel gratitude for the smallest and biggest of things. We feel our authentic self and even though life is bound to bring us challenges, we are in a better place energetically to manage them.
What is a low vibrational state of being?
Running on low-frequency vibrations may occur due to various factors such as stress, negative emotions, lack of physical activity, poor sleep, unhealthy diet, or disconnection from nature. These factors can contribute to a lower overall energy level and a sense of being out of balance.
A low vibrational state of being means we may feel sluggish, down, anxiety, anger, jealousy, fatigue, insecure. Fear creeps up to halt us moving forward, procrastination sets in, we lack motivation in our life and sadness and stress can bring up pain in our emotional and physical self.
So, here are 6 simple ways to raise your vibration and live your authentic, true self!
At a glance:
Reiki to Raise Your Vibration
1. Declutter, Let Go and Thrive
A lot can be said of how we feel by the environment that surrounds us. Our busy lives and state of mind orchestrate our actions within our personal life. By clearing our physical space, we invite harmony, clarity and positive energy within our emotional space.
Clutter often represents stagnant energy and can contribute to feelings of overwhelm and stress. By clearing out the physical clutter, we make room for a more balanced and uplifting atmosphere. This process not only enhances the aesthetics of the space but also positively impacts our well-being, creating a sense of clarity, focus, and tranquility.
In essence, the act of decluttering is a holistic approach to raising the vibrational frequency of our living and/or working space.
One of the most important lessons I learned when I travelled years ago was when I lived contently from one bag pack of clothes and felt a sense of freedom and non-attachment. That buzz of buying something for the sake of it that I don't need, faded over time, because I want to love what I have and add to my life with intention. I am definitely not a minimalist but more of a conscious buyer because of it.
Here are my favourite ways to declutter:
Start Small: Begin with a small area or a specific category. For example, I tidy one drawer in a day rather than all five of my chest of drawers!
Set a Timer: Implement a short, attainable daily morning routine to keep on top of it all. Set a timer of 15 - 30 minutes to stay on track and avoid feeling overwhelmed. Accompany it by listening to your favourite songs or podcast
Mindful Consumption: Before making new purchases, consider whether the item adds value to your life. And ask yourself, are you shopping for the feeling it gives you or because you need it and it will bring you joy? This prevents unnecessary overload of possessions. If in doubt, wait 24 or 48 hours to see if you feel the same about it
Breathe and Let Go: I have, for a very long time, gone through my belongings once or twice a year, letting go of things that I really don't need or those 'just in case' pieces we tend to hold on to. I feel a real sense of accomplishment and calm now when I declutter and don't have much or sometimes anything to clear. Donate unwanted items to a local thrift / second hand charity store, swapping or give items to a family member or friend or make a little extra cash by selling things on an online platform, such as Ebay.
2. Dance and Be Free
Dancing instantly allows energy within the body to flow, releases endorphins and raises your vibration. Movement to music doesn't have to be a perfectly choreographed piece or in rhythm! It's about having fun, connecting with your inner child and lifting your mood and is a beautiful way to empower the mind-body connection. Put on a song your drawn to and that brings you joy, commit to the 3 or 4 mins it's on and move your body intuitively. And let's not forget, we can dance with any part of our bodies - just the hands, a head bop, a light sway; whatever feels in tune with you.
If you don't have the environment to shake it off alone or you prefer to be within a community, how about joining a local dance class or trying out 5Rhythms or an ecstatic dance session, as a form of movement meditation? The latter two are great for those who have ever felt shy to dance in front of others, because they're a safe, no alcohol/drugs and non-judgemental, organised space, so you're all there with the same purpose, to feel and connect. I first experienced ecstatic dance in Bali, Indonesia and 5Rhythms in London in 2017 and it changed my life in so many ways, by connecting mind, body and spirit.
When you dance, you can enjoy the luxury of you -Paulo Coelho
3. Immerse in Nature
Gaze upon the hues of green, one tree to the next. The texture of their bark, the coolness of their shade, the havens of birds who share our earthly space. How the branches dance and sway, blessed with dappled sunlight, that glistens and plays.
I often share with my clients, the importance of connecting with nature to ground, to serve their Muladhara (the Root Chakra at the base of the spine) which governs our stability and feeling of safety. Grounding, also known as 'Earthing', connects us with Mother Earth, inviting antioxidant ions that cleanse our being and can help with lowering levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
Different ways to earth:
Place feet or walk barefoot on grass, breathe slowly and deeply and soak in the earthly ions to rebalance
Spend some time gardening or tending to houseplants with care. Plants respond to their environment just like we do, using their five senses. I play some classical or meditation music for my plants in the morning and I know they're grateful for it
Go for a walk in your local park. Each time I do this, I notice something different; a new flower that's come into bloom, the scent of freshly cut grass, new blossoms on the trees
If you don't have a garden or park near you, notice and admire your surroundings on your travels. Maybe someone's front garden, the often forgotten weeds that are so pretty, such as daisies and dandelions - they deserve their moment too
Shinrin-yoku - forest bathing is a beautiful Japanese practice, whereby you immerse your senses within nature, mindfully absorbing the sights, sounds and scents of the forest, breathing deeply, connecting and being at one. This therapeutic experience has been linked to reduce stress, improved mood, and enhanced overall well-being, highlighting the profound benefits of connecting with nature on a sensory level. There is so much depth and stability in this practice and each time I immerse myself, I feel cleansed.
4. Digital Detox
Technology is a positive tool for us in the modern world, however, excessive amounts of time on our screens energetically drains us and raises our stress levels. I used to have to be on my phone and laptop for hours on end in my last career and it became so intense at times, it affected me by being unable to switch off at night, which affected my sleep. My world was viewed through a phone and my health suffered. I made the decision then, to digitally detox for a couple of days at a time, when I could. Even now, although I don't feel comfortable turning my phone completely off, because I want to be available for family, friends and clients, I will consciously leave my phone in another room for a period of time to reconnect with the present moment.
Excessive time on social media has been proven to have a negative impact on our mental health; our sense of self; comparing ourselves to others, the addiction to 'likes' and 'follows' and the fear of not being liked as a person at all, of which can all lower our self esteem. We also tend to shallow breathe when we're concentrating, which is a natural response associated which signals our bodies into stress (fight-or-flight). Our sense of time has been distorted and going down the social media or 'binge watching rabbit hole has definitely played a part in this. It's amazing how quickly an hour can pass scrolling, yet knowing a task may take an hour can feel as though we don't have the time and tedious.
Ways to digitally detox:
Mindful Awakening: The first hour after waking is an opportunity to mindfully transition from sleep to wakefulness. The brain also has an opportunity to naturally produce alpha waves. This state is conducive to creative thinking, problem-solving, and a sense of tranquility. Ride those waves to feel open and calm!
Unplug to Connect: Spend a few hours or a weekend (or at least an hour to start) with your phone in another room or off, if you are able to. Use this time to read, go for walks, tap into your creativity or spend quality time with yourself and /or others
Tech-Free Zones: Suggest a 'no phones' rule whilst eating and socialising with friends and family, as those moments make memories
Set Notification Boundaries: Adjust your device settings to limit notifications. Choose specific times to check social media and a timer to let you know your time is up, which all helps reduce the impulse to constantly check your phone
5. Sing your Heart Out
Singing is a transformative practice that extends beyond artistic expression, elevating vibrational frequency. As vocal cords resonate, they stimulate the body's energy centres, enhancing balance within. Singing releases endorphins, the body's natural 'feel-good' chemicals, produced by the body's nervous system. Singing also encourages deep breathing, enhancing oxygen flow and promoting relaxation. When we sing, we connect emotionally, providing an avenue for emotional release and healing.
I love to sing! When I'm cleaning, in the car, sketching or a favourite song comes on the radio. It lifts my spirits and is so playful! Am I good singer? Ha! Not to anyone can hear me, I'm sure : ) But it's not about the quality, it's emotional, relaxing and a journey which we can feel within us.
Singing also activates and balances our Vishuddha (Throat Chakra), which is associated with communication and self expression. Exercising the throat chakra could be through singing, chanting mantras (the mantra sound for the throat chakra is 'Ham', pronounced 'Hum'), singing out your daily affirmations - all of which stimulate, harmonise and invoke a deep sense of self connection and elevation of consciousness through sound and vibration.
6. Reiki to Raise Your Vibration
It's no surprise I would include Reiki with ways to raise your vibration. As a Japanese holistic, energy healing modality, Reiki serves to unblock the chakras, raising your energetic vibration and balance the body and mind.
The practice involves channelling universal life energy to promote balance and harmony within the body. By addressing energetic blockages and promoting a free flow of energy, Reiki elevates the vibrational frequency within us. This heightened vibration contributes to a sense of well-being, increased vitality, and a deeper connection to one's inner self, creating a positive and elevated state of being.
Treating yourself to Reiki as a self care practice can be a transformative journey, either by wanting to address specific concerns or as a relaxing experience. The universal life force energy can provide overall rejuvenation!
Many of my clients feel lighter instantly and ongoing after just one treatment, and they are able to manage their emotions and challenges they face. I offer both Distance Reiki, which allows my clients to be in the comfort of their home, whilst I reside in my sacred space and in-person Reiki treatments at MSCM Natural Therapy Centre in West Harrow, London.
Feel free to see how some of my clients have benefitted from their Reiki treatments with me: Testimonials
*Reiki is a holistic, complementary healing therapy. It is used to work alongside and not in replacement of medical treatments. Please seek medical advice from a qualified Doctor in the case of serious illness.
How will you Raise Your Vibration?
I've chosen these simple, six practices as a suggestion to fit into your life without adding any pressure or over-thinking. They don't need to be started all at once either. Pick one or two if you feel drawn to them and build up to them so they become a part of your life, rather than a 'have to' task. Gratitude and journaling are also wonderful ways to raise our vibration, which I've written about in my other blogs.
We all deserve to feel good, to enjoy special moments and cleanse our spirit.
Be gentle with yourself, always x
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Blog written by Shephali, Reiki Practitioner at quietly healing