By Robyn Young
I had an interesting experience while I was listening to the radio. I heard a song I’d never heard before. It told of a man who was faced with dying. He was asked how he reacted when he got that news. The chorus then described all the things he did, the ways he changed his life, and ended with, “Someday I hope you get the chance to live like you were dyin’.” As I listened to this song, my mind drifted and I started thinking about some of my own dreams and goals. I was really enjoying where my thoughts were taking me, when the music changed. Instead of Tim McGraw, I suddenly heard Madonna singing “Get into the groove, boy, you’ve got to prove your love to me…” The mood of the music was so opposite from what I had just been thinking that I couldn’t hold on to my thoughts. It was almost as if they fled from the music that was now on the radio. I found it fascinating because of a principle I had just learned: the natural Law of Vibration.
Everything is in a state of constant movement on a molecular level. Even intangible things move-the movement of light waves and sound waves makes objects visible and sounds audible. Emotion also has movement-a vibration or frequency. Have you ever been around someone and sensed their “vibe?” Sometimes you can identify tension in a room or between two people, even without any visible signs of it. The invisible movement of both tangible and intangible things is the “vibration” referred to in the Law of Vibration.
Two things in harmonious vibration find each other. We’ve heard “birds of a feather flock together,” or “misery loves company.” These are sayings we commonly use to actually explain the law of vibration. Because things of similar vibrations are drawn together, the circumstances of our lives are in harmonious vibration with our deepest thoughts and beliefs. But because these beliefs are held in our subconscious minds, we often don’t even recognize them.
But our thoughts can change. In fact, if we desire different circumstances from what we are currently experiencing, our thoughts must change. Once we are no longer in harmonious vibration with the current circumstances in our lives, they will make way for new circumstances that are in harmony with our new vibration. In the radio scenario, the vibration of my thoughts and the vibration of Madonna’s song were so opposite that they couldn’t even exist in the same environment. Likewise, when we are no longer in harmony with the negative circumstances in our lives, they will almost flee from us, unable to exist in the same place with us any longer.
Interestingly enough, the Tim McGraw song “Live Like You Were Dyin'” –the very song that illustrated this principle for me–tells about a man who looked at his life and found that it was not in harmonious vibration with what he really wanted. And when faced with the reality that life would not go on much longer, he decided that what he wanted most was worth the discomfort of change. Change is uncomfortable. But for most of us to have what we say we want and be able to keep it requires change of some sort. If you don’t yet have what it is you say you want, it is because you are not yet in harmony with it. That doesn’t mean you can’t have it. It means you’ve got some changing to do. What is it you want? Is it better than what you have now? If it is, then you need to raise your vibration. Listen to inspirational music or speeches. Spend time reading uplifting, inspirational material. Visit places that inspire you, spend time with people who bring out the best in you. Spend time with people or in places that you may feel are “too good for you.” It may be uncomfortable at first, but soon that will be the new you, your new vibration. And when that higher vibration is a part of you, then the things you want will soon be a part of your life as well.