Good Vibrations

According to vibrational experts, certain emotions and thought patterns – such as joy, peace and acceptance – create high-frequency vibrations, while others vibrate at a lower rate. Luciana Bellini explores how we can switch things up for the better…

There are many ways to describe it – feeling down, lacklustre, at a low ebb – but when it comes down to it, we’re all talking about the same thing: energy.

Or, more specifically, a lack of it.

Many of us start the year feeling this way and chalk it up to January blues – with the arrival of the longer days of spring, we suddenly feel incentivised to switch things up and usher in a new, brighter mood. But what if I told you that high energy doesn’t have to be reserved for days when the sun is shining, or when you’re on the cusp of a changing season? That we all have the power to change our energy whenever we feel like it – just by tapping into our vibrations.

If that all sounds a little ‘woo-woo’, hear me out. Although energy can be hard to define in its intangibility, it is real – we experience it all the time. It’s how you can detect a person’s vibe as soon as they walk into a room, or the feeling you get when you view a house and instantly know it’s the one for you. From a scientific perspective, every person is a living energy field, with our bodies composed of energy-producing particles that are in constant motion. Like everything in the universe, you are vibrating and creating energy all the time.

Every being is made up of a range of different energy levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Each of these vibrates at fluctuating frequencies – some, such as our heartbeat, breathing rate or circadian rhythm, we can feel and measure, but there are much smaller vibrations taking place in each of our cells that are too miniscule to detect. According to vibrational experts, certain emotions and thought patterns – such as joy, peace and acceptance – create high-frequency vibrations, while other feelings (like anger, fear and despair) vibrate at a lower rate.

So what if you happen to find yourself trapped in a cycle of low vibrational energy? Luckily, it’s easier than you might think to switch up your energy vibrations. Here are a few ways you can boost them to live a more positive life.

Pay attention to your thoughts
Firstly, it’s important to recognise that energy attracts energy and like attracts like – it’s one of the key philosophies in the Law of Attraction. If you find your brain spiralling with negative thoughts or notice that you’ve started speaking to yourself unkindly, then the chances are more negativity and low vibrations are what you will be welcoming into your life. That doesn’t mean you must never think or feel anything negative again – that would be unrealistic – but it does mean that you should try to focus on a more positive one as quickly as possible. A friend of mine lives by the mantra: “Feel the feelings, but don’t invite them in for tea and coffee”. By moving away from the negative and focusing on the positive, you can release any negative frequencies you were holding onto.

Be mindful of what you’re putting into your body
That old saying ‘you are what you eat’ may sound trite, but when it comes to energy vibrations it’s truer than you think. Experts believe that different foods contain varying levels of energy – to raise your vibration, try to consume foods that are thought to contain higher energy levels, such as leafy green vegetables, fresh fruits and whole foods. On the flipside, stay away from anything thought to have no valuable vibrational energy at all, like overly processed and fried foods. Eating fresh, organic produce is another way to engage with the natural world and send your vibrations soaring.

Meditate
If you find you spend most of your days rushing around in a state of stress and anxiety, it’s no wonder your energy vibrations are low. One of the simplest ways to quiet the mind and be truly present in the moment is by meditating. Mindful breathwork and meditation calms your nervous system, enhances your mood and brings about a greater feeling of peace – all key for high energy vibrations.

Immerse yourself in nature
There’s a reason why getting outside and going for a walk instantly switches up your mindset – by moving your body, your vibration can start to move too. On the contrary, if we stay still, our vibration will also become static.
Nature has a very high vibration, which is why exposure to natural sound waves, light waves and green spaces all have such a positive impact on our mental and physical wellbeing. To really tap into nature’s energy, try the practice of ‘grounding’, where you walk barefoot outside to harness the full effect of the earth’s electrical charges. Just a few minutes of feeling the grass tickling your toes or stones massaging the soles of your feet will instantly boost your energy vibrations.

Be grateful
While gratitude may have become something of a buzzword in recent years, there’s a reason why so many people have started keeping gratitude journals by their beds: because focusing on what you have in life rather than dwelling on what you don’t have really does work. When you feel a low energy emotion encroaching, shift your attention to gratitude instead – there is always something to be grateful for and appreciating the little things in life is one of the quickest ways to amp up your vibrations.

Surround yourself with the right people
As with negative thoughts, if you spend your time with toxic people, their low energy is likely to bring your own crashing to the floor. We all have relationships that we’ve outgrown – give yourself permission to shed those friends who drag you down and instead surround yourself with people who lift you up. Cultivate relationships that make you feel better about yourself, with people who are just as interested in operating at a higher frequency as you are.