How to Raise Your Vibration and Maintain It

how to raise your vibration and keep a high vibration when things suck

How to raise your vibration. You know that one friend who always seems happy? Let’s call her Lindsay…

  • The hairdresser accidentally dyed her hair light pink rather than platinum blonde. “Oh well,” Lindsay says, “It’s almost Valentine’s Day anyways and its pretty!”
  • The barista screwed up her drink order. “Cool! This is a great opportunity to try something new.” She dumps said new drink on her blouse and says, “Hmm, perfect excuse to go shopping!”

Lindsay’s positive attitude never goes unnoticed. In fact, she seems to be a magnet for good outcomes!

The hairdresser may give her free color protectant shampoo, the barista may give her a gift card, and the store owner may pull just the right top from the back room for her.

Everywhere Lindsay goes, she witnesses seemingly happy coincidences and lucky breaks. However, while they may seem random, Lindsay is actually attracting those good fortunes!

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What is a High Vibration?

Okay, so you may be a little jealous of Lindsay right now, so I’ll let you in on her secret:

She has a high vibration.

Don’t worry, though — you can learn how to raise your vibration, too. It’s really easy!

First, some background…

Everything in this world is made up of energy. Yep. You, me, and your neighbor’s dog.

The spiritual law of the universe says that like energy attracts like energy — high attracts high (good) and low attracts low (bad).

This is why you see Mark Wahlberg in like every. single. movie. The guy has attuned his energy to such a high vibration that he “attracts” role after role after role. If you’ve never seen his TV show Walburgers on A&E, I suggest you watch a couple of episodes. Take notice of the way Mark talks and thinks — he’s a high-vibe maestro!

So, the positive feelings and vibes Lindsay is throwing are always returned to her. She has come to expect the best outcome because she has trust and faith that the Universe has her back.

Learning how to raise your vibration is much more than grinning and saying what you think you should say. It’s a deep, genuine feeling of joy, harmony, and gratitude.

A high energetic vibration also:

  • Makes it easier to trust your intuition
  • Strengthens your connection with your Higher Self and Spirit Guides
  • Repels drama
  • Helps you gain clarity and worry less
  • Increases joy

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How to Raise Your Vibration

In light of this information, you’re itching for a sparkly high vibe too, right?

Raising your vibration may sound mystic, but it’s actually a very natural thing to do!

In time, you’ll KNOW when your vibration is high or low – and what things raise or lower it.

For instance:

  • You know that one song that you always listen to while you’re getting ready for a gal’s night? It gets you singing into your hairbrush and grinning ear-to-ear as you pull on your heels. That song raises your vibration!
  • Or how about that feeling of joy that comes over you when you think about that last holiday? Grandpa was joking around about something or other, grandma was nodding and laughing at her 40+ year life partner… the kids were playing with their toys… and dinner was almost ready? That immense happy feeling raised your vibration.

In order to know how to raise your vibration, you need to connect with yourself and understand what makes you feel that high.

Tip: If that’s a little abstract, think about what puts you in a good mood (like your fav show). Good = high vibe.

Without further ado, here’s how to raise your vibration:

1. Music

Music is a near-instant way to change how you’re feeling. Make a playlist of songs that you know make you feel upbeat and feeling joyful.

2. Indulge

Indulge in some self-care, like a bubble bath, pedicure, or massage. While you’re receiving the care, think of how blessed you are that this is possible. Feel gratitude for the hot water and the bubbles! Or feel gratitude for the adorable shoes you slip into after your pedicure!

3. Meditate

Meditation is like the all-spice of life.

It’s also a classic and effective way to obtain a high vibration.

Besides raising your energetic frequency, it also gets you connected to your Higher Self and intuition. (And who can complain with those results?)

Meditation also puts us in a witness state of mind. In this state, we let negative thoughts and energies pass by without getting involved in them. This allows us to keep moving and hold on to our high vibe.

Tip: Try a guided meditation that suggests you focus on love and light. Or a meditation intended to bring up feelings of gratitude or joy. Once you’re done, hold on to the feeling you have! Journal about it and get familiar with it.

4. Write a Gratitude List

List 25-50 things you’re thankful for right now. Then, spend some time feeling truly blessed and grateful. Tip: It is super powerful if you do this at least once or twice a week!

5. Cook Your Favorite Meal

As you cook (or order take-out, no judgement here!), think about how wonderful it is that you get to have fresh veggies or fruit (or chocolate cake or hot pizza!). If it makes you happy, invite friends or family over. Be grateful for their company.

6. Think About a Favorite Memory

Think about an all-time favorite memory with a friend or family member that you love. Those positive thoughts will bring you back to the same, high vibration that you were in when you were with them.

7. Give

You can also do something for someone else. That old saying, “it’s better to give than to receive” didn’t get famous for no reason! Help an elderly neighbor out, bring treats into work, or send a friend a random “thanks for being awesome” gift.

8. Journal

The written word is SO powerful! And I cannot tell you how journaling can raise your vibration. For raising your vibe with journaling, DON’T, for the love of all things green, write out all of your problems. Instead… flip the script.

  • Journal all about how amaze-balls life will be when you achieve X goal.
  • Write it in the present tense. (This is key!) For example, let’s say one of your goals is to develop your psychic abilities. Write: “I am so happy and grateful now that my psychic abilities are developing!” or “I am having so much fun developing my psychic gifts!”… and FEEL the joyful emotion of what you are writing.

9. Find Your Thing

How to raise your vibration might be different than the way I raise my vibration. My thing is getting in my car, opening the moon roof and singing at the top of my lungs to the radio. Your thing might be:

  • Taking a nature walk
  • Sitting at the park and sipping on a latte
  • Going for a jog
  • Coloring in a mandala coloring book
  • drawing
  • scrapbooking
  • woodworking
  • photography

Once you’ve discovered what makes you feel SUPER happy – you’ve taken the first step at uncovering how to raise your vibration!

Having a high vibration is fine and dandy until you stop meditating, have to deal with your crazy coworker, or fall down the stairs on your way to switch the laundry.

It’s easy to only have a high vibe when things are 5 star and slip right back when they’re “meh”.

But the benefits of having a high vibration are only impactful if you lead a high vibe lifestyle — not just a high vibe dance party (although those are awesome).

There are always going to be negative and heavy energies in the world, but we do not always have to be bogged down with them.

The key to maintaining your high vibe is to recognize that you can sense negative energy without taking it on.

Energies are powerful things, so if you walk into a space and there’s angry energy everywhere, you’re going to feel it. The important thing is not to judge yourself for feeling it.

That self-judgement opens the door for your brain to kick in start sabotaging your high vibe.

In order to maintain a high vibe, practice self-forgiveness and graciousness. My top tips below will help you get started.

How to Maintain a High Vibration When Things Suck

1. Recognize it’s okay to have “off” days

Things happen. Some things are out of the blue and tragic, and others are just frustrating and seemingly all-consuming.

You will get back to your high vibe living if you simply acknowledge that you’re having a tough time seeing past this right now.

A BIG part of living a spiritual, high vibration life is giving yourself some grace when you need to.

It won’t always be rainbows and sunshine. You will have bad days, so don’t abuse yourself. Allow yourself to explore your feelings, journal about your experience if it feels right, and move on when you feel ready.

2. Carry crystals

A while ago, I started carrying a black tourmaline crystal with me everywhere I go.

I’m an empath, so energies can really affect me. If I’m at the store and I hear people fighting or if I walk into a room and sense negative vibes, I struggle to not take them on.

I carry crystals to protect myself from the low vibrations so I can maintain the high vibration that I want.

3. Clear energy by sage smudging

Sage smudge yourself and your house a few times a month.

I sage every few weeks even if I don’t feel like the house needs it right then. It moves out the stale energy that may be hanging out without announcing its presence. Smudging my house also reminds me to say my affirmations and intentions for our space.

If you don’t have time for burning sage, try this sage spray.

It does the job and is super quick and easy. Seriously, I’m in love with the stuff.

4. Learn psychic protection

If you do nothing else on this list, please, for the love of all things, read some of the following blog posts.

A part of keeping a high vibration is learning how to protect your energy.

Understanding how to deal with negativity and dreaded drama is like having a suit of armor for your soul!

5. Read this book

You may have heard me say this a bunch of times. The teachings of Esther Hicks completely changed my life. I’m talking total overhaul here!

It all started with me crying about my daughter and a therapist saying, “Have you read a book called Ask and It Is Given?”

If it were up to me, this book would be required reading for every human being on earth.

The author, Esther Hicks, teaches vibration better than anyone I know. I’m talking the down-and-dirty, nitty-gritty. It’s definitely worth a look if you’re serious about raising your vibration.

High Vibration Takeaways

The key to a blissful, high vibration life is not only raising, but maintaining your vibe.

Recognizing that the only thing you can control is your response to negative or low vibes will keep you in the state of bliss and gratitude necessary to keep your levels high.

“Off” days may come and go, but ultimately you are in control of your vibration levels, not your circumstance. How cool is that?

So, the next time the store runs out of your size in the most perfect shoes, believe that something better is on the way and walk out with a smile!

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