Finding blocks in reaching your desires? Raising your frequency to a higher vibration might make life flow. Here are some views on what happens when you raise your vibration and how to live in tune, ‘in the flow’…
Can we raise our vibrational frequency?
The view of psychiatrist, Dr. David Hawkins, and one adopted by numerous self-help teachers, is ‘yes’, by switching our mindset and behavior, we can raise our ‘vibrational frequency‘ in the field of consciousness.
The why of raising your vibration frequency
For me, the personal synchronicity experiences I shared elsewhere are what have led me to take a look at the concept of vibration frequency and what it means for subconscious connections.
Apart from this, it appears the benefits of raising your vibrational energy are many and nest under finding fulfillment in relationships and joy and purpose in life.
As author and consultant, Tamarack Song, indicates, high vibrational beings are “…able to draw upon the deep understanding and empathy that is intrinsic to connecting intuitively”. See also my article on The Empath Intuition Connection.
Vibrational frequency – The Hard Science Connection
What is a vibrational frequency, technically? Vibrational frequency is the rate or speed at which matter vibrates starting with the basic units of atoms and molecules. Hertz (Hz) is the base SI unit of measure for frequency, defined as one cycle per second (cps).
You might see frequency at times measured in beats per minute (BPM) or revolutions per minute (RPM).
The above is more or less the hard-science vibrational frequency definition. Although, the technical term for vibration is oscillation.
Energy and vibration
More from hard science…
The universe is made up of energy. This energy of the universe is ever-present in one form or another.
Physics tells us this: that energy transfers and transforms. It never disappears in a closed system. This is the law of conservation of energy, also known as the first law of thermodynamics.
This means all energy that’s ever existed continues to exist in the same total quantity.
At the lowest basic level of all matter in the universe, i.e. the atom, energy is stored, by transferring it between two forms (and thus oscillating), at a certain speed (frequency).
The smallest particles to the largest units of the universe vibrate.
Energy, frequency, and vibrations
Put simply, tiny particles make up the living and non-living forms we see and due to a cycle or transfer of energy, these particles vibrate at a certain rate, meaning at a vibration frequency.
So, all living and non-living objects in the world vibrate and resonate at various frequencies and hence have a vibrational frequency.
It may seem strange to think of yourself as “I am vibration”. But yes, you are made up of atoms and molecules. And, science tells us that atoms of molecules are forever vibrating and at varying frequencies, depending on the bond between them (Chen et al. 2013).
So, everything you see is vibrating, though not visible to the eye.
You could say, vibration is the heart of substance since it’s a phenomenon within and around us…that affects us and everything that stores energy.
Everything in life is vibrating– Albert Einstein
What happens when you raise your vibrations
The raising of vibrations comes from Sir David Hawkins MD PhD and his book, Power vs Force, which covers levels of consciousness in which he defines a vibrational scale of 1 to 1000. His thinking emanates from his understanding of particle physics, nonlinear dynamics, and chaos theory.
Many self-help texts that refer to high vibrations or low vibrations in the context of personal energy are based on Hawkins’ work.
To understand what happens when you raise your vibrations let’s first look at this concept of high vs low vibration energy.
High vibration energy
From levels of consciousness (energy fields) that Hawkins depicts in his book comes this idea of a sequential rise in consciousness coinciding with an increase in frequency or vibration of energy.
Referring to people or things as high vibrational means they radiate positive vibes. There’s this loving energy flow.
For me, high vibrational people are those with whom I feel an air of calm and peace when in their presence.
Vibes that uplift our life force include truth, courage, acceptance, reason, love beauty, joy, and peace as are mentioned in Power vs Force.
In contrast, low vibrational people or things don’t have this ‘feel-good’ air.
For people at this level, fear is a big factor. Fear of failure, fear of attack, fear of loss, fear of rejection – concentrate at this level.
Fear is one of those low vibration emotions that when you sit and contemplate on society, you realize just how much of our world is driven by it, from sales pitches to new policy enactments.
Don’t hook into fears. They are the blocks to living in the flow.
A low vibrational relationship definition is a relationship based on fear.
Fear kills any joy in the gift of life. It strips you of opportunity. My take is that, as a vibrational being, basing actions and reactions on fear denies you so much.
Chronic fear is the greatest impediment to speaking intuitively– Tamarack Song, Author, Becoming Nature
Other emotions or traits that resonate at this level are falsehoods, guilt, shame, guilt, hatred, pride, and hopelessness.
Energy vibrations between people
Humans resonate at frequencies of 5 – 10 Hz according to one Harvard study. This might vary since there are different brainwave states resonating at different frequencies – explained in my article on the alpha state of mind.
If you’re a high vibration person, you may have sensed your energy affecting other energies and how other energies affect yours.
German neurophysiologist Pascal Fries studied the gamma, beta, and theta frequencies from EEG waves of subjects (not sure why alpha doesn’t get a mention). He surmised that human consciousness comes down to these electrical patterns in the brain or in other words, the frequencies to which the brain resonates (also known as brain waves).
This led him to the concept of “panpsychism”, which is the view that all matter has some associated consciousness.
Do the coincidences I experience happen because of shared frequencies or associated consciousness?
On the same wavelength
There’s this sync in vibrational frequencies called spontaneous self-organization when two things ‘pair’, i.e. share the same frequency. It occurs after close contact for an amount of time. This info comes from NeuroScienceNews in 2018.
I have pondered this – how everything is connected on a conscious level. Is this how synchronicities work? or how when you’re in the flow and you seek answers that intuition and sparks of insight happen along?
I thought about the latter and saw parallels between this and the Internet. Both are about the flow of information.
With the Internet, we query search engines, which show us sources of data based on algorithms designed to answer our typed or spoken words. It’s evolving technology, supposedly intuitive, which garnishes information from past online activity and user behavior, to serve up outcomes considered to ‘best’ suit our requests.
In this way, searching the Internet is not unlike the concept of asking the ‘Universe’ and receiving validation from our life-force network AKA higher level of consciousness.
Spiritual frequency of the vibration between atoms
The concept of a life force has been around for eons and is found across the world in various cultures. On an ethereal level, the vibration between atoms is viewed as a life force or life force energy.
A search of the Internet and a few literature items and here’s a list of versions and names for the vital energy force…
- Prana (Hindu, Buddhism)
- Qi or Chi (Traditional Chinese)
- Ki (Japanese)
- Mana (Polynesian, Maori, Hunas)
- Orenda (Amerindians)
- Od (Ancient Germans)
- Shakti (Sanskrit)
- Bioplasmic energy (Russian)
- Ka (Egyptians)
- Pneuma (Greeks)
- Sahala (Indonesians)
All are about a high frequency energy force and spiritual vibrations.
Understanding vibrational energy in this spiritual realm
The energy of love may be referred to as God, Heart, Spirit, Truth, consciousness, the Universe, or Higher Intelligence – some examples of entities mentioned in speak about high vibrations.
How to raise your vibration Frequency
Getting back to…Can we raise our vibration frequency? The vibrational frequency meaning corresponding to Dr. David Hawkins’ work indicates ‘yes’, we can raise our vibration frequency.
10+ ways to raise your vibration
There are likely numerous ways, but here are 10+ methods cited in a variety of self-help texts for raising your vibration frequency…
Meditation is one way that’s mentioned to raise your vibration and open your intuitive channels. I always feel refreshed after a meditation session.
For more, see my article on meditation for intuition.
Prayer is another way to raise your vibration. My favorite prayer for this is the St Francis of Assisi prayer because it asks for all the higher vibrational emotions to replace those that drag us down.
Mantras and chanting
A mantra is a sound vibration and mantras were specifically designed for meditation practitioners to access higher energy.
The best known and most recited mantra is ‘Om’ (or Aum) which in Hindu supposedly represents the sound of the creation of the world.
There are mantras offering a peace vibration.
It works this way: In repeating a mantra so it sinks deeper into your consciousness unlocks a powerful but subtle energy force within you.
Yoga poses and techniques can bring awareness to self and help clear blocks. Prana is the energy force referred to in Yoga texts. Asanas that ground us and the use of the breathe are yoga techniques to help with raising vibrations.
Be mindful of conversations and how you speak of others. Be mindful of how you act toward others.
Make an effort to act in good faith and be kind.
Try saying positive affirmations to counter negative self talk.
Acts of kindness
Helping others not only gives them joy but it makes you feel good inside and raises your vibration.
Gratitude journaling is a powerful way of switching from negative to positive thinking. The basic process is to contemplate and write down in a journal each day at least three things for which you are grateful.
I cover more in my article on journaling for intuition.
Spend time in nature
Spending time in nature to take in surrounding natural beauty is one method that helps people shift negative energies.
Nurture your relationship with nature and feel the energy of the birds, plants, and animals in your surroundings.
Energy healing therapy
Energy healing therapies are based on human vibrational energy and “demand has been particularly high in the area of energy medicine (or energy healing)” according to Nguyen et al 2018.
Energy therapy practices, such as Qigong, Zen Shiatsu, and Reike, involve working on the chakras or energy centers of the body to remove blockages and allow energy to flow.
Let’s face it. The giants on the Internet are geared to sell us stuff and services and, in some quarters, constrain the diversity of thought in their own interest in making money. And, fear is often a factor in driving uptake of these.
How to vibrate higher with modern technology
It’s not so much the human-made ‘superhighway’ of connecting ‘everything’, but rather it’s our use and consumption of social and news media that need moderation if we want to vibrate higher.
“We separate from the love of the Universe by giving purpose to pain and thinking power comes from outside sources.”— Gabby Berstein (2016)
Be aware of a narrowing perspective and low vibration from the use of mediums on the Internet.
My view is to use the Internet to your advantage. Source ways to raise your vibrations (See below).
Also, go offline as much as you can. Schedule this if you have to.
The ‘ask the Universe’ (for want of a better term) approach will deliver direction, wisdom, and insight. And, it comes from a source that is neutral, meaning it has no interest in making money from you.
Ever open a book at the exact page you needed? Ever taken the wrong turn and end up at the exact place you needed to be? This is living in the flow, a natural intuitive system signposting the way.
Your life flowing naturally means you’re likely to experience synchronicity, intuitive answers, and ultimate mind freedom – what I call living intuitively.
Which would you rather guide you…the human-made or the natural system of interconnection? My own experience prompts me to choose the latter.
Benefits of raising your vibration
The benefits of raising your vibration include calming your nervous system and being in a state of flow where intuition guides you and things fall into place.
High vibe energy attracts wisdom and insight to get you where you need to go to fulfil your desires.
Other advantages: Higher vibrations of energy generate greater awareness, gratitude, beauty, integrity, joy, and trust.
This article covered energy, frequency, and vibration in the context of how we live and interact in the world within and around us. It’s a natural phenomenon of vibrational being and flow of energy.
Striving + Stress + Struggle ≠ Success
Be in union with the energy of the Universe.
Energy = Power
Alignment = Happiness
Power Vs Force. book by Sir David Hawkins MD PhD, available at Amazon.
NCBI: Nguyen et al (2018) | Harvard study human resonant frequency | Yoga Journal Issue 68: Magic of Mantra | Rice Universit: Chen et al 2013 | NeuroscienceNews
Mathematician Steven Strogatz’s 2003 book “Sync: How Order Emerges from Chaos in the Universe, Nature, and Daily Life”