By Cristie Gardner
Lessons from the Covid-19 days:
With all of the unexpected changes, twists and turns in our planned pathways, the pandemic we are currently experiencing has affected us in different ways. Some of us tend to be introverted and are enjoying the time in relative solitude. Others are feeling rather desperate about needing conversation up close, without masks, and hugging a dear friend or relative.
Later I spoke with my sister in law about how she was doing. She has used this window of time to organize her garage and go through boxes that have been in storage for a long time, and she’s thrilled with the chance to do deep cleaning. She is relishing the experience of having organized shelves. I have noticed people being happy with the chance to do things they haven’t done for a while–read, do projects that have forever been on their to-do list. People have turned their travel plans into armchair explorations, and enjoyed the process. I have noticed other people being miserable and uncomfortable making a shift from the planned routines to something different; something unfamiliar.
It’s all in the vibrations we tune into.
Have you ever watched a television show when the host said at the end, “Thanks for tuning in!”? Or heard the Beach Boy song: “Good Vibrations”? On a seemingly unrelated note (but I promise you it isn’t!), have you injured an ankle or an arm or had a muscle sprain, and the doctor told you to put ice on it? Have you watched someone come into a room and either felt happier and lighter or ill at ease?
These and countless other experiences teach us that the Law of Vibration is in effect, as it always is, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on and on and on.
Every thing, and every ONE, has a vibration. As human beings, with divinity in our core, we can make choices that raise our vibration or lower it. But everything around you is vibrating: your desk, your window, the rocks outside in your yard, the green grass, the birds in the sky. Everything vibrates. In fact, we can determine what something is by its vibration.
We become more intensely aware of vibrations when an unexpected earthquake happens, as one did here in Utah a few weeks ago. First there was this massive “BAM!” that sounded like a freight train had hit our house, followed by the eerie undulation of the floor, back and forth, back and forth. Since that time, we’ve had a lot of aftershocks, and then Idaho got hit with an earthquake ten times stronger. The whole earth is in commotion. But then, that’s the way it has always been (maybe just not quite aS much). Because everything is always in vibration, by law.
Even rocks! Check this out regarding Utah’s famous arches:
“We often view such grand and prominent landforms as permanent features of our landscape, when in reality, they are continuously moving and evolving,” said Riley Finnegan, a graduate student at the University of Utah. “Because nothing is truly static, there is always energy propagating throughout the earth, which serves as a constant vibration source for the rock.”
Higher beings make deliberate choices about higher choices, and their vibrations reflect that. People stuck in dark thoughts, discouragement, judgment, and criticism give off a lower vibration, and they are difficult to be around.
Does this mean that we are subject to the low vibrations of negative people that surround us? Yes, but there’s a remedy. We can influence the vibrations around us by concentrating on thoughts that raise our vibrational frequency. The greatest remedy to eliminate the negative vibrations in your own life, or in those with whom you come in contacts, is gratitude:
Genevieve Gerard said, “Just as thoughts send out vibrations to which there is a creative and attractive power, gratitude stimulates the field of etheric energy that surrounds you on a subtle level to bring into your life more of what brings you joy.”
One interesting way to observe the Law of Vibration in action is to tune two string instruments. If you pluck one of the strings, the properly tuned corresponding string in the other instrument will begin to vibrate right along with the first instrument. When an orchestra “tunes up,” that is exactly what the performers are doing: getting their instruments in tune with each other so that they create a unified sound.
Radio waves are constantly vibrating around us! When we “tune in” to a certain frequency on our radio dial, the waves are channeled through that station, and our ears are able to interpret the sound vibrations and “hear” what comes across the radio waves. But the stations we are NOT tuned into are still filling the air around us with the waves vibrating THEIR own unique music station’s playlist. It’s pretty much miraculous that our brains can interpret and focus on what we decide on, with so much vibrating all around us.
We meet certain people and just “click” with them, or we meet other people and feel uncomfortable with them. It’s all in what kind of frequency we are each giving off, whether we find ourselves in harmony or not. If we develop empathy, we can discover the ability to raise or lower our vibration to meet that of the person we are working with, and then assist them to raise their vibrations. Many animals are very sensitive to vibration, intuitively knowing if people are vibrating at a level of love and kindness, versus a level of anger and hostility.
Suzy Kassem said, “The human body resonates at the same frequency as Mother Earth. So instead of only focusing on trying to save the earth, which operates in congruence to our vibrations, I think it is more important to be one with each other. If you really want to remedy the earth, we have to mend mankind. And to unite mankind, we heal the Earth. That is the only way. Mother Earth will exist with or without us. Yet if she is sick, it is because mankind is sick and separated. And if our vibrations are bad, she reacts to it, as do all living creatures. If life throws you a few bad notes or vibrations, don’t let them interrupt or alter your song.”
One of the interesting takeaways from the Law of Vibration is what happens when vibrations surround us that do not normally operate at a familiar frequency with our bodies. For example, the extended use of technology can cause interference in relationships. The “ding” on devices that indicates a new message or alert is interruptive and can cause distractions (read that dis-track-tions) that get us off track, especially when we have been vibrating at a frequency that is in harmony with our loved ones and then the vibration suddenly changes.
Brandon T. McDaniel, the lead of a study at Pennsylvania State University, in January 2015 said, “It seems kind of like individuals are placing their technology above their partner. Even if it is unintentional or only for a brief moment, it can possibly sow a little bit of conflict into the romantic relationship or make the partner feel a little less valued in that moment.” His study states that overall, those who rated themselves as experiencing more technoference in their relationship also reported more frequent conflict over technology use, more depressive symptoms, lower life satisfaction, and lower relationship satisfaction. It is difficult to have meaningful conversation with, pay attention to, and truly listen to one’s partner when daily interactions are intermittently interrupted by technology, the study states. Suggestions for enhancing those relationships included keeping our technology on silent, away from immediate access during those times we have arranged to really connect with each other, and setting “no phone” times, when people can talk without technoference.
Many years ago, my husband, a medical doctor, and I had the privilege of hearing Dr. Bernie Siegel speak at a conference… Dr Siegel, a renowned pediatric surgeon, brought music (positive vibrations) into his operating room. His method caused an outcry until the surgical staff noticed more successful surgeries in less time, with faster recovery. Dr. Siegel also introduced art therapy with his patients, again with remarkable success. Vibration creates color. It creates a way for people to work through their negative emotions and replace them with healing ones. Jacqueline Ripstein said, “Colors are vibrating light energies, each “color ray” produces a sound that affects matter.”
Dr. Siegel’s influence on vibrational medicine in his surgeries had a profound effect on this editor who was suffering with breast cancer: Editor’s Note: I received this timely submission in May 2017 from famed author and surgeon Dr. Bernie Siegel. I had just been told I had breast cancer by a doctor of radiology who did not choose her words wisely. I was not in a good place and every day was a blur as I grasped my new reality. I tucked the essay away and held on to it selfishly as if it were written just for me. Throughout treatment, my ongoing recovery and every conversation with dozens of care providers in between, I thought often about his advice to “love life, love my body and have faith.” Even so, perspective can be elusive in times of crisis. These seven months later, I see it was beyond coincidence that the Dr. Siegel sent this essay for Today’s Practitioner. It’s time to share his inspirational words with all of you. Thank you Dr. Siegel for giving me hope. Your kindness, humor, love and inspiration will forever be in my heart. ~ Kimberly Lord Stewart, Editor and Director of Content, Today’s Practitioner
Everything is connected through vibration. We become not just what we think about, but what we think about creates a vibration that attracts to us what our very thoughts are creating. Sometimes it takes a while (and for that we will talk later about the law of gestation), but as we send out the vibrations that harmonize with what we seek, what we seek is being drawn to us. Our phones work through vibration. Our blender works through electrical vibration.
Now all of this might sound a little “woo woo,” but it’s real. I have seen it happen countless times. And if I’m in a funk and can’t talk myself out of it, I can change my mindset and what I am vibrating by introducing a different, more powerful vibration into my environment. Going through the Ups and Downs of life allow us to experience some powerful lessons about our choices and how they affect us.
Nikki Rowe said, “We as human beings lower our vibration every time we react with the emotional attachment of what is only supposed to be a lesson through life.” and Hina Hashm adds, “Negative experiences lower our personal vibrations and we feel bad. This state attracts more negative experiences leading to negative vibrations. Lower vibes are bad for health of the soul.”
Remember the story about Joshua fighting the battle of Jericho? Joshua’s people tramped in rhythm around the walled city of Jericho once a day for six days. Each time they walked priests blew trumpets. On the seventh day they circled seven times and the walls of the city came crashing down. Back then, they probably didn’t understand the Law of Vibration, but God certainly did!
In Lancaster, California, and on a stretch of Route 66 in New Mexico, rumble strips create a vibration that plays a song as cars drive over the roads. In Lancaster, drivers get to hear a rather flat version of the William Tell Overture, and in New Mexico, drivers are treated with America the Beautiful. How fun to use the law of vibration to help drowsy drivers get focused and enjoy a stretch of road! The same principle is used in phonograph records, where a needle picks up the vibrations and converts them into sound.
Nikola Tesla said, ‘If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.’
Vibration and energy are used all the time, both in conventional and functional medicine. If a doctor requests a CT scan, or an MRI, or encourages you to put hot or cold on an injury, that doctor is validating the power of vibrational medicine.
Our reptilian brain, or primal brain, is only focused on immediacy and primitive drives, like hunger, thirst, fear, protection, and territory. The higher brain chooses its thoughts to serve your higher purposes. Many of us are not living our best lives right now. We are not living up to our potential, to the best version of ourselves. We can live better, do more, and be happier. We have the power to change our reality, and attract what we want. To do that, we need to start by raising our vibration to match the vibration of what we wish to attract.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana said, “Positive energy radiates from every word you share to a magnitude that can not be measured on scale. The vibrations he sends your way are received and absorbed into the very core of your existence. The power within his words quench the areas of your spirit that only God knows. Mortality thrives on the very essence of Godly Love.”
From personal experience and a lot of research, I came to recognize the importance of raising your vibration and how to do it. I explain some of the most powerful ways to raise your vibration to live a more positive, meaningful life. By becoming the best version of yourself, you can also help others do the same, and ultimately lead humanity to a more positive place.
This afternoon, I was visiting with a dear friend online and we were both commenting on how different things are right now, and it’s kind of thrown a curve ball to those of us who keep a pretty even keel when it comes to our optimistic attitudes.
So if you’d like some excellent advice I found about how to raise your vibrations, here you go!
1. Be aware of your environment. Be aware if the people you are spending time with (even online!) are toxic or do not serve your highest self. As soon as you become aware of the energy in your surroundings, you can use your inner power to change things, and move to a higher level of vibration. You can release the negative emotions, increase your vibration and become your best self.
2. Spend time in nature. Walk barefoot, spend time with animals. Move and spend time outside. I have found yoga and stretching inside to be beneficial. Gazing at the mountains or the trees, even walking around and observing the baby chicks we are raising, has given me a sense of peace. Nature vibrates at a higher frequency. That’s why we feel greater relaxation when we take a hike or sit by a stream and watch the water trickle down over the rocks. When we are in a nature setting we feel more grounded and life looks more joyful.
3. Be mindful of your thoughts. Pay attention to the way you talk about yourself. Be more compassionate when you talk about other people as well. You may not always be aware of the thoughts you are expressing. But those thoughts are what become your reality. Taking time for meditation is powerful and can lead us up the vibrational scale.
4. Find joy in forgiveness. Everyone is dealing with a “new normal”. Exercising compassion by forgiving is one of the most powerful ways to raise your vibration. When you forgive, nothing holds you down. You can release negative frequencies that you were holding onto.
5. Have fun. Bring out your inner-child. Let go of judgment. Don’t worry about what other people think. Do what YOU love. Be a kid again. Feel the pleasure in all the little things, the sunsets, the blooming flowers, random smiles from strangers. Appreciation of little things will help put you in a positive state of mind and allow your vibration to rise.
6. Focus on what you WANT, not what you don’t want. Stop talking about what you don’t have. Stop talking about other people. Stop talking about how you’re not good enough. Focus that attention on action, even if it’s only to begin taking steps toward your desired outcome. Let go of all negative thoughts. It’s okay to feel down; just don’t stay there.
7. Gratitude. Whatever you have, be grateful for it. Enjoy the beauty of clearer air, quiet streets, a friendly smile. Read about all the good happening in the world. Being grateful allows you to raise your vibration and attract even better things into your life.. Be grateful for everything that has happened in your life, because everything happens for a reason. Whether it is a lesson or a blessing, it brought something into your life and ultimately changed you for the better.
8. Love yourself. An African proverb reads: “When there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do you no harm.” Accept your worst self just as you accept your best self, and eventually you will learn to love yourself. Be your own best friend, because the only one that we control is our own self. Treat yourself well. Respect your values. Listen to your body. Listen to your soul. Get enough sleep and exercise. These basic factors help tremendously to raise your vibration. When you love yourself, and completely accept yourself, you begin to love and accept others as they are as well.
9. Fuel your body. Study labels. Spend time grocery shopping. You cannot raise your vibration and attract positivity if all you’re putting in your mouth is synthetic, with little or no nutritional value. Consume whole foods that your body recognizes. Lack of time is no excuse. You can eat whole foods without spending hours preparing them. You simply have to want to eat better. We are what we eat. An abundance of energy, mental clarity, and inner peace, all start with what we put into our bodies. The foods that we eat affect us on a mental, physical and mental level. Be mindful of what you put inside of you.
Let go of a victim mentality. Observe your thoughts, instead of attaching emotions to them, and let them go. Change your environment. Be mindful of who you listen to, what you eat, and how you spend your time. Raise your vibration to live a more peaceful, loving, life, and help those around you do the same.
Erik Pevernagie said, “As we feel the whispering vibrations of the sea and hover on the waves of the present, we realize that each moment flows into an unknown destination. Everything melts down into a new mystery since ‘now’ will never come back, and ‘tomorrow’ is uncharted territory. (“Voices of the sea”).
Well, it may be uncharted territory, but we’re the ones who create our maps!
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