Everything is energy, be it a particle or a wave. That is what Quantum Physics has recently discovered. It is also the premise that Oriental medicine and indigenous world-views have been operating on for centuries. Since everything is energy, so is the human being, so are you. Your body, your emotions, your thoughts… it’s all energy.
When your vibrations are low, you feel heavy and slow, emotionally, you are unhappy or depressed, and spiritually, you are cut off from your knowledge of your Source. On the other hand, when your vibrations are high, you feel light, agile, your emotions are joyful and hopeful, and spiritually you feel connected to yourself and your Source. With high vibrations your immune system is strong and your body healthy. When your vibrations are high, you feel more creative: you may be better at problem-solving or feel inclined to produce something beautiful or artistic. That is to say that when your vibrations are high it is easy to know who you truly are, to express your Self, and to be true to your Self.
When you can do that, you find that you don’t sweat the small stuff as much… in other words, you feel less stress. When you are true to your Self, you do the things that really matter to you, and you feel empowered, aligned, inspired… happy. Not only that, when you are true to your Self, you attract to yourself the situations and the people who support your true Self.

The following are ten ways to successfully raise your vibrations so that you can start that path to a more joyful, stress-free existence right now:

1. Listen to music that uplifts you. You know how music can do that for you, how it can inspire you, make you want to dance. Find the pieces that bring you joy, play them first thing in the morning to set the tone for the day, play them at the end of the day, when you feel tired and low on energy.

2. Do a vibration-raising breathing exercise. A vibration-raising exercise is another good way to start the day. But it is especially useful when something that feels out of your control is beginning to take hold of your thoughts and emotions, bringing your vibrations down to the ground. The best thing is that you can do it even in the middle of a meeting. Take a deep breath with the intention of raising your vibrations (try to feel positive, light, joyful —if the feelings are not genuine, at least emulate them), then let the air out with the intention of blowing out with it all the things that keep you down (your worries, your stress, any negativity around you). Repeat this at least three times, noticing that you feel lighter and better with each in-breath. Repeat as necessary until you feel joyful and calm.

3. Take a walk out of doors. This can be a quick pop out to the street or it can be a longer affair in an especially beautiful place. What matters here is that you take a moment to notice the sky and the ground, the trees and the grass, any elements of Nature around you. Being in nature raises your vibrations naturally, so if you can walk on the ground, instead of on concrete, or in a meadow or forest, then you will get even greater benefit from your walk. But that is not necessary, as long as you are aware that Nature is around you, even in the city!

4. Have a heart-to-heart with a dear friend. Connecting with others in a deep, true way is an immediate vibration-raiser. So call an old friend you haven’t seen in a while, or catch up with your neighbor and ask what is really going on in their life.

5. Feel gratitude. Gratitude has a very high vibration, and, if you look, you can always find something to be grateful for, even when things seem to be going badly. As the wise saying goes: things could be worse. One powerful way to feel gratitude is to send a letter of thanks to someone from your past who gave you a gift that you have not acknowledged, such as a lesson in courage or simply moral support when you needed it.

6. Be of service. Another natural vibration-raiser, if done in the spirit of helping. Do a good deed for someone else, it doesn’t have to be much. You can help your neighbor take out the trash or give up your seat on the train. It will make them feel good, raise their vibrations, and just send the good vibes right back to you!

7. Give a gift. Again, it can be small, a pressed leaf as a bookmark, a found object. Just give something that will make another person feel appreciated. The principle here is the same as the one above, the good vibes you cause in others raise yours too. But giving anonymously may work even better, if you give just for the virtue of it.

8. Move your energy. In other words, move your body, dance hard or challenge yourself to your fastest sprint, something fun that will get your blood pumping. Moving and exercise have been shown to be mood enhancers, which is another word for raised vibrations.

9. Read inspirational books, or at least quotes from inspiring people.
For example:
Go where you have never been.
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
Carl Sagan

10. Do something special for yourself. Give yourself time to do what you are always wanting to do and never manage to get to. Give yourself a gift that you can really enjoy. Again, it can be something small, like a long bubble bath in candlelight with a cup of hot chocolate.

One of the best ways to raise your vibrations is to do Reiki, a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes self-healing. Ki (or chi in Chinese) is the life force in you. Rei means Universal or Spiritually Guided, so Reiki means Universal Life Force Energy. With Reiki you, or someone else, can channel the Universal Life Force Energy into your energy field, raising your vibrations and breaking up the blockages and imbalances that keep your vibrations low. Reiki works like doing all ten of the vibration-raising methods above at once!

You get the idea of how to raise your vibrations by now, right? Go ahead and try these suggestions, then think of ten more and keep your vibrations high!

Author's Bio: 

Andrea Friedmann is a Reiki Master Teacher who has been practicing Reiki and raising her vibrations since 1999. Her interest in Reiki was initially for healing purposes, but she soon discovered that it can be a path towards personal and planetary transformation. She can be reached at www.vibrationsreikitouch.com for classes, in-person and long distance sessions, as well as to answer any questions.