The impending end of summer always puts me in a slight funk. Just the idea of ripping Chicago winds and snow creates a profound anxiety. Once I'm settled into Fall or Winter, I always end up loving it, but right now I can't see much beyond the end of sunny beach days, alfresco dining, outdoor festivals, etc. Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one that experiences this, that it must be irrational to fear something that you know is coming. Yet, that's exactly what anxiety is: FEAR, no matter it's origin or circumstances.
Anxiety is a real, never-ending battle for many, including myself. Everything we experience, including emotions, holds a frequency. Energetically speaking, fear is known to hold a low vibration, as love resonates much higher.
The scale of consciousness, as discussed in the book, "Power vs. Force" by Dr. David Hawkins, is a scale that spans from 0-1000. Dr. Hawkins' work would suggest that if we have trapped emotions in the body, we can resonate at the frequency of those emotions, whether below 200 or above.
The ebbs and flows of our emotions are a necessary part of our humanity. Trouble begins when a low emotional frequency lingers and create blockages in our delicate energetic body housed throughout our chakras. Luckily, we have tools and solutions to remedy this. Here are a few ways to quickly raise your vibration so you can maintain optimal energetic health:
Eat High Vibrational Foods
Foods can either help the body and mind to heal, create, and thrive, or to deplete them and promote imbalance, disharmony, blocks, and even bring about (and feed) disease.
Choose to eat more living foods that include: alkaline or spring water, fresh organic fruits, dark leafy greens and brightly colored vegetables. Adding adaptogenic herbs or superfoods such as ashwagandha and rhodiola can also boost immune health, mood, and raise your vibration as well.
Move Your Body
Dance, yoga, or any exercise can quickly raise your vibration by creating energetic motion, forcing blocks to move out and allowing energy to flow freely. Being still for too long creates a static vibration, which hinders this change.
In addition, our body's biological response to intentional movement is the release of endorphins (the happy hormone) which signals the brain to instantly lift your mood. It is important to really listen to your body, for you will know when to be still and when it is time to move.
“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” – Bob Marley
Sound is a language of vibration, as almost everything we experience in the universe is simply our perception of energetic waves. When sound waves reach our ears, they are converted into electrical signals that travel up the auditory nerve into the auditory cortex; the part of the brain that processes sound. Once sound waves reach our brains, they trigger responses in our bodies. These responses are dependent upon the frequency of the sound wave. Certain frequencies can flood our brains with dopamine, or release oxytocin, a natural painkiller and hormone that allows us to bond with others.
There are specific frequencies known to heal us physically, mentally and spiritually including the "Solfeggio Frequencies". Solfeggio frequencies make up the ancient 6-tone scale that has been widely used in sacred music, including the beautiful and well known Gregorian Chants. The chants and their special tones were believed to impart spiritual blessings when sung in harmony. Each Solfeggio tone is comprised of a frequency required to balance your energy and keep your body, mind and spirit in perfect harmony. These tones are also utilized in popular sound healing methods including use of tuning forks, and singing bowls.
Whether listening to music, playing an instrument, or singing, sound healing is a tried and true method to uplift your mood in an instant.
“The only way for a woman, as for a man, to find herself, to know herself as a person, is by creative work of her own.” ― Betty Friedan- "The Feminine Mystique"
Artistic expression can be a powerful means of personal transformation and emotional and spiritual healing. Making time to create can heighten your vibration by helping you to resonate with your higher self.
Through art, cooking, design, writing, crafting, etc. we begin to fully actualize our manifestation power, as we see the physical results of our imagination. We are all creative beings. Leaning into this vital part of our existence can be a source of pure bliss.
By spending time outside and walking barefoot, we become part of a process called "earthing". Earthing allows our bodies to receive a charge of beneficial energy fast. Nature grounds us and surrounds us with positive energy. When surrounded by nature, our ego starts to dissolve, our low frequencies start to dissipate, and we raise our vibration.
In tough times, it's easy to forget the abundance of resources and remedies we have available to us. I hope this serves as a reminder that you are the master of your energy and choosing joy is always an option. Now, its time for me to take a dose of my own medicine!