Is it possible to raise your vibration? And what do we mean when we talk about vibration?
When you think about friends and family, are you able to notice different vibration levels? Perhaps you know someone who is miserable and complains all the time, while another friend is loving and accepting. You can think of the first person as having a lower vibration and the second person as having a higher vibration.
I have been thinking a lot about how you can raise your vibration level. Keep reading to find out what I have discovered. Hint: It may be easier than you think to raise your vibration.
What is a person’s vibration?
When we talk about vibration we are really talking about our level of consciousness. Consciousness is the state of being awake and aware of our surroundings.
David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., author of Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior (2002), discovered that consciousness has levels that coincides with human behaviors and perceptions about life. He assigned numbers to these levels, which ranges from 20, shame, to 700-1000, enlightenment. Go here to see the map.
Hawkins used applied kinesiology or muscle testing to measure these levels. Go here to see a demonstration. There seem to be two important levels: 200 and 500. Level 200, defined as courage, represents the start of positive vibrations. At this level people are willing to try new things, deal with challenges, and seek out new opportunities. Below 200 the primary focus is survival and can be the zone of hopelessness and depression.
At level 500, defined as love, the focus moves from self to the well being of others. This level focuses on the goodness in life and is the level of true happiness.
As of 2002, Hawkins measured the level of human kind at 207.
Why do you want to raise your vibration?
We are more aware of those things that vibrate at our level and we tend to attract people and situations that match our vibration. Hawkins says “Calibrated levels … represent powerful attractor fields within the domain of consciousness itself, that dominate human existence and therefor define content, meaning, and value, and serve as organizing energies for wide spread patterns of human behavior.”
Let’s look at some examples of how this works. If you vibrate at 150, anger, you will be caught up in survival mode and you will find many people and situations that create anger. If you vibrate at 500, love, you will be focused on the good in life and you will be drawn to ways to help, lead, and inspire other people.
Hawkins stresses that our level of consciousness creates the behavior; our behaviors do not create our level of consciousness. Although our choices can affect our level of consciousness. Poor choices can lower our level, while positive choices can enhance our level.
How can you raise your vibration?
Hawkins says, “it is uncommon to for people to move from one level to another during their lifetime.” But he goes on to say, “the opportunity still exists.”
I agree that it is difficult to change an abstract concept like your level of consciousness, but what if you looked at different aspects and qualities of life, such as career or family or self-love? You can measure the level of consciousness of each of these aspects. Then you have something more concrete to work with.
So far, I have 26 items that make up our overall level of consciousness. These represent some of our most important beliefs about the world and ourselves.
Here is the list: romantic relationships, friendships, adventures, environment (home, work), health and fitness, intellectual activities, skills, spiritual life, career, creativity, family, community, self-love, fun, financial health, financially solvent (debt free), receiving, giving, accepting (lack of judging), how people treat you, how you treat yourself, how other people see you, ability to go with the flow, receiving from the divine/God, openness to miracles, ability to trust your intuition.
The nuts and bolts…
Start by calibrating your level of consciousness for each item.
Important note: if measuring your level of consciousness with applied kinesiology doesn’t “resonate” with you, you can use a 1 to 10 scale, where 1 = “this area is awful” and 10 = “this area is awesome”. Simply rate each aspect.
I recommend that you start with the areas that have the lowest ratings, below 200 or below 5.
Let’s look at an example. You judge yourself a lot and rate low on accepting (lack of judging). Ask yourself how you feel when you are judging yourself. I am guessing it will be pretty unpleasant. Now describe the sensations in your body as a metaphor. Go here for information on how to discover your metaphor or emotional poem. When you judge yourself, it might feel like a black rock in your heart.
Now that you have a metaphor, you can use the poetry of emotion process to transform that metaphor and raise your vibration. Perhaps the black rock turns into a rainbow or dissolves into nothingness. Your heart will feel free and light.
As you work with each aspect, your overall vibration level will increase.
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(Image: Natures’s Aura C. McKee)