Everything to Know About the Effect of Your Personal Vibrations
You've probably heard the words "good vibrations" in songs, or the term "good vibes" used in passing. But aside from being a frequently used phrase, being vibey is, like, totally a legit thing.
If you've ever woken up on the wrong side of the bed and noticed everything crashing down on you for the rest of the day, you shouldn't be shocked. Negative vibrations attract even more negative vibrations, whereas if you're giving off really positive vibes, you're likely to attract more of them, too.
We're fascinated by the concept, and therefore reached out to Choosing Happiness author Rüdrani Devi, to break down just what it all means. Keep scrolling to discover what she told us about the effect of your personal vibrations.
Sweety High: What are personal vibrations?
Rüdrani Devi: In our culture, we see vibes as being a person's emotional state as communicated to and felt by others. In physics, it's described as an electromagnetic wave. And in music, it can be what is delivered as sound waves from the strumming of a guitar or any other instrument, including the voice. In my point of view, a personal vibration has everything to do with all of these examples. Although you can't see it with the naked eye, there is a quantum field—some call an aura—that vibrates around your body. Depending on your state of mind, it can be highly functioning or depleted.
SH: What does it mean to have a high vibration and to have a low vibration?
RD: High vibrations have a higher amplitude and are linked to a sense of well-being, such as positivity, compassion, peacefulness, and dare I say authentic happiness. As like attracts like, a higher vibration is going to create more in your life.
Whereas, a low vibration can influence what you create around you as well. Have you noticed that a person with the "glass half empty" attitude is more likely complaining about their lives? One way to get out of that is simply by laughing. It immediately raises your vibration by releasing endorphins in the brain. These are the same "feel good" chemicals that flood our bodies when we eat chocolate. True story!
SH: What causes high vibrations?
RD: Aside from laughter, other ways that cause notable high vibrations are moderate exercise, watching a comedy, playing with puppies or kittens and surrounding yourself with positive people. Did you know that the body doesn't know the difference between a fake smile and a real one? Same with fake laughter.
SH: What's the best way to achieve high vibrations even if you're feeling low?
RD: My failsafe go-to is to live as the question of "What else is possible here?" to get out of the blues. What if every answer or conclusion you ever came up with was a way to stop you from having awarenesses of anything else?
Another question I like to live by is, "How does it get any better than this?" This works whether things are going your way or going south. A question empowers you to create, whereas an answer is always about a conclusion. Once you conclude something, the energy stops. It's all choice. If you truly want to raise your vibration, you can choose to do so with a smile, laughter or simply asking questions. But don't take my word for it. Give it whirl and see what shows up for you.
SH: How do you feel when you have high or low vibrations?
RD: When I'm being my authentic, expanded self, I am a walking-talking meditation. All my walls are down. That's me being in the world with every breath. Noticing the wind in all its sensory beauty from the way it feels on my skin, the smells it carries to my nasal receptors, to the way it makes the leaves dance in the trees. It's an awareness that includes everything and excludes nothing with no judgment. It's a great place to create from.
In the past, when I wasn't being myself, or being what I thought others wanted me to be, I felt contracted like I was wearing a suit that was two sizes too small. My walls would go up and I created crap in my life. You can always out-create your past and choose something different. As my mentor, Gary Douglas likes to say, "A whole different world exists when you don't look to your past to create your future."
SH: How can you tell if someone else is giving off high or low vibrations?
RD: The more self-aware one is, the higher their vibration will be, and it's palatable. These are people who seemingly walk in the world with a skip in their step. As like attracts like, they are usually surrounded by other positive people. A lot of entertainers have the ability to pull in people with their seemingly magnetic personality.
On the other hand, when someone is unaware, energetically there's a sense of their walls being up. Being unaware or unconscious attracts more of the same as well. To turn that around, it boils down to a willingness to be happy. My latest book, Choosing Happiness, is an invitation to consider all the infinite possibilities to raise your vibration through some very pragmatic, useable tools. The only question remains now is, will you choose it?
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