12 Ways To Raise Your Vibration

12 Ways To Raise Your Vibration

We often hear “don’t mess with my vibe,” or “positive vibes only.” But what exactly does that mean?
Everything is made of energy – even you.
There are low and high vibrations found all around us.
You can’t see it, but you can feel it. You know it’s there through how it feels.

Low – feels heavy, weighs you down.
High – feels light and airy.

So, what does it mean to raise your vibration?

One of the most powerful things is realizing that we have the ability to shift our vibrational energy. If we’re in a state of low-vibe energy, we can shift it into high-vibe.

You can shift your vibrational energy through how you think, feel & act.

Low-vibe — feelings such as anger, fear, jealousy, shame, guilt.
These feelings don’t mean you’re a bad person! Simply begin to create an awareness of how you’re feeling, so you can begin the shift.

High-vibe — feelings such as love, joy, happiness, abundance.
These feelings make you feel great, and attract others to you and your positive vibrational energy.

This doesn’t mean you’ll never feel low-vibe feelings, but because you’re aware, you can shift to high-vibe more easily – takes practice & consistency.

Create an awareness.
Set an intention.
Choose to live a life of love & light

Here are my top Twelve Ways To Raise Your Vibration

ONE – Daily Gratitude
Having an attitude of gratitude is truly life-changing. When you begin to focus on the things that you DO have, as opposed to the things that you DON’T have, your life begins to shift into higher vibration. Through exchanging self-pity for gratitude, you’ll begin to see an improvement in your physical and psychological health. You’ll have an increase in self-esteem, sleep better, and overall be happier.

In order to begin this practice of daily gratitude, it’s simple. You just begin! Start with saying – “I am grateful for…” and begin listing the things you’re grateful for. Write it down and FEEL IT. Feeling the gratitude within your body begins to shift your subconscious brain, making it an automatic response over time. It’s also important to practice gratitude in the NOW. This moment is all that you have, so begin to move throughout your day with awareness and gratitude for all of the amazing things that you have in life.

Consistency is very helpful with cultivating a daily gratitude practice. Not everyday will be “amazing,” but that doesn’t mean there isn’t something to be grateful for within each day – the lesson you’re learning, your breath, your very life..all are things to express gratitude for.

Two –  Random Acts of Kindness
This one isn’t necessarily something that you would automatically think of when you’re wanting to raise your vibration. However, acts of kindness are powerful ways to shift from a low vibrational energy into higher vibration. When you perform a random act of kindness, it releases oxytocin within our bodies, which ultimately reduces blood pressure – overall making you healthier! It’s also been shown to reduce depression.

Again, with this tip, you just merely want to begin! It doesn’t need to be anything overly showy or high-priced either. Here are some ideas of random acts of kindness that are either free, or low cost:

  • Purchase lemonade from a child’s stand.
  • Pick up trash.
  • Give someone a compliment.
  • Leave a positive sticky-note for someone to find.
  • Sponsor a child.
  • Smile.
  • Let someone ahead of you in line.

Three – Meditate Daily
Making the time from your busy life to quiet your mind in meditation is an amazing way to raise your vibration. Those who make this time are centered, calm, focused, happier and healthier over time. Mindfulness practices also decrease depression and reduce stress and anxiety.

Starting a daily meditation practice doesn’t have to be scary or overwhelming. Often, people think they have to set aside hours of time each day, or wonder how they could ever fully “quiet their minds.” I’ve shared my thoughts on how to simply integrate mindfulness and meditation into your daily life, as well as created a free guided meditation series for those wanting to begin (or those looking to revamp their meditation practice).

Four – Deep Breathing
As a society, we’re chronically stressed & chronic shallow-breathers. It’s become our natural response to hold our breath, have our heart-rate increase, etc, all because we’ve subconsciously conditioned it to do so. This is why deep breathing is a great way to reduce your chronic stress (low vibe) and increase your happiness & health (high vibe).

Deep breathing allows your muscles to relax, increase your oxygen intake, lower your blood pressure, and you’re happier overall because of endorphin release within your body. Learning how to deal with your stress in a healthy way is such an important thing because you can’t eliminate stress completely, but you can change the way you respond to it.

Here are the steps you can take to begin deep breathing today:

  • Create 5 minutes free of distraction.
  • Lay down or sit comfortably.
  • Relax your muscles
  • Focus on where you’re feeling tension within your body.
  • Inhale deeply for 5 seconds (really fill up your whole chest & abdomen)
  • Exhale completely for 5 seconds, allowing your body to fully release all tension & stress.
  • Continue inhaling & exhaline for several minutes.
  • Allow your body to relax, and your mind to soften.
  • If any stressful or worrying thoughts come to mind, release them and focus back onto your breathing & release.

Five – Spending Time In Nature
We often spend a good amount of time indoors, whether through working in an indoor space or relaxing inside somewhere. Taking the time to be outside and reconnect with nature charges your inner battery and allows you to be rejuvenated and refreshed. It also boosts your immune system, reduces your stress and anxiety and boosts your creativity. All are really great things that allow you to raise your vibration.

The beach, forest, or mountains are all really incredible spaces to spend time in, as the energy balances out the ions in our system. If you’re unable to take daily time to escape to those places, spending even 20-30 minutes each day outside to reconnect with nature will make a huge difference.

Small steps can make a big difference. Here are some simple ways to spend time in nature each day:

  • Eat your lunch outside.
  • Go for a walk, run, hike outside, instead of going to the gym.
  • Work outdoors when possible.
  • Play outside with your kids.
  • Drink your morning cup of coffee outside.

Six – Filling Your Mind With Positivity
If you’re not aware of your thoughts on a regular basis, it can be easy to fall into a habit of staying within a more negative and low vibrational space in your mind. You have to train your mind to focus on the positive, rather than the negative. Once you begin to see a pattern, it’s then up to you to choose to fill your mind with the positive!

When you do this, it reduces your stress and ultimately allows you to manage it better. Filling your mind with positivity also motivates you, increases productivity, boosts your immunity and is overall good for your health!

There are many great ways to fill your mind with positivity. Chose to listen to motivational speaker through podcasts or videos on YouTube. Read or listen to inspirational books. Music that is uplifting, positive and just makes you feel good is also another great way to fill your mind with positivity and ultimately raise your vibration.

Seven – Laughter
Laughter is such a simple, beautiful way to raise your vibration. We often see children laughing without care or thought. Somewhere along the way, as adults we’ve lost that childlike spirit. Laughter is a wonderful way to capture it back again. It’s also been shown to reduce pain, boost immunity, reduce depression, and also boost relational connections.

When you’re creating this space of joy and laughter, allow yourself to relax. Find the good in situations – and if you can’t, laugh about it! Let the stress levels fall. Watch a funny movie, get together with friends. Spend some time with children & allow their natural joyful laughter to positively affect you so you can do the same.

Eight – Positive Affirmations
Positive affirmations are becoming more and more common. An affirmation is simply  shifting from “negative” thoughts/beliefs into those that are more “positive.” It’s creating awareness and becoming more conscious of the thoughts that you have on a regular basis. Positive affirmations help to bring about more blessings and gifts into your life. They help you to keep the small things in perspective and in more of a regular state of gratitude.

Begin with affirmations of gratitude – focus on the things that you DO have in your life (food, clothing, a place to live, your breath, your life, family/friends, a car, etc). You want to feel GOOD about saying the affirmations. Think of them as how you *want* to be, instead of how you currently are (in terms of affirmations that may seem unrealistic). Use positive language in the present tense and create them for any area of your life – relationships, health, work, money, etc.

Here are some examples to get you started:

  • I am beautiful.
  • I am successful.
  • Abundance flows to me freely.
  • I am healthy and full of energy.
  • All of my relationships are healthy and full of love.
  • I am in complete charge of my responses.
  • All is well in my world.
  • My life is beautiful.

Whatever you focus on grows, so a daily practice of positive affirmations will shift your focus into high vibe energy the more you make it a habit.

Nine – Hugs 
Many times, we give hugs when we’re happy and when we want to show others we love them. Hugging ultimately is seen and known as a universal comfort. It brings us joy, reduces fear and also reduces pain. Hugs bring that physical touch which releases soothing chemicals that uplift us – ultimately raising our vibration.

Most of us within are touch-deprived. If you’re focusing on raising your vibration in this way, begin by asking and giving hugs to others. You really can never have too many hugs. Studies have shown that even the shortest of hugs from those you are closest with can have physical and mental positive effects.

Ten- Plant Medicine
This may be an unknown topic to you, but it is one that I’m very passionate about and have personally experienced positive benefits from. Plant medicines are a healing tool, used by Shamans and indigenous healers to access different states of consciousness wherein they believe they are able to heal the body and/or mind from illness and disease. The reason for the moniker ‘plant medicines’ is that they are generally made of plant-based materials, as in the case of Peyote (cactus), San Pedro (cactus), Ayahuasca (vine), Psilocybin (mushrooms), Iboga (shrub).

It’s highly recommended that you not experiment with plant medicine without a guide who is knowledgeable and well-versed in plant medicine. If this is something you’re wanting more information about, please read what I’ve written about Plant Medicine Integration as well as ways you can connect with me.

Eleven – Regular Exercise
Regular exercise is a great way to raise your vibration. Moving your body and getting into a consistent routine releases endorphins, which improve your mood. It helps to lower your stress and anxiety levels, boosts energy, and helps you to sleep better.

There’s no one-size-fits-all fitness and exercise routine. Play around with different activities and find what works best for YOU. Some suggestions to get you started are:

  • Running/jogging
  • Yoga
  • Group fitness classes
  • Zumba
  • Cycling
  • Water fitness

Twelve – Mastermind
One of the ways that I offer support to others when they’re desiring to shift from a low-vibrational energy into one of high-vibration is to work within the space of my Mastermind.

This Mastermind gives you the opportunity to create a new reality. It allows you to get into alignment with yourself and your heart. It is a step by step guide to walk you through being in alignment with your heart. Learning to take action that will bear fruit.

Mastermind helps you cultivate focus with clarity and maintaining a clear vision. Week by week clearing out the clutter that holds us back from actualizing our hopes and dreams. Once you distill stuff down to small actionable steps you can bring anything you choose to create to fulfillment. Moving your life from the inside out brings a level of fulfillment and accomplishment to experiences and life in a way that most people live the opposite.

Join me for an extraordinary experience of collective collaboration that is open to men and women. Enrollment begins in October. For more information and to enroll, CLICK HERE. I look forward to connecting with you and helping to support you through this beautiful experience.

SOURCES:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/what-mentally-strong-people-dont-do/201504/7-scientifically-proven-benefits-gratitude

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/random-acts-of-kindness_b_3412718

https://liveanddare.com/benefits-of-meditation/

https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/kindness-ideas

https://livingthenourishedlife.com/5-ways-youll-benefit-from-daily-deep/

https://www.verywellmind.com/benefits-of-positive-thinking-2794767

https://www.healthline.com/health/hugging-benefits#4

https://chopra.com/articles/7-benefits-of-a-daily-affirmation-plan

https://www.healthline.com/health/hugging-benefits#7

Meditation: A Way Of Life

Meditation: A Way Of Life

Meditation is applicable to everyone.
In fact, I believe that it’s a way of life.

In my previous post, I shared about how you can Sink Into The Stillness and simply integrate mediation and mindfulness into your everyday life. Somewhere along the lines, we’ve been told that meditation has to be something that takes a significant amount of time, energy and effort, and it simply does not have to be.

Personally, having a practice for over twenty years allows me to fall into a second-nature flow with meditation. It is easy for me to find my breath and to meditate throughout every aspect of my life – from washing dishes in the kitchen to walking my dog to driving in my car. Meditation is a state of mind and it has saved my life.

What is meditation to you?

To me meditation is a friend that you come home to. One who doesn’t judge but can sit and be a witness to all of your everything.

A safe place to land when the waves are crashing hard. When life is joyful and the next it’s painful.

Meditation is what has pulled me through many of life’s circumstances again and again. I know if I have nothing, I have meditation and if I have everything I have meditation. It is a constant in my life.

There are many, many incredible benefits of meditation that you can begin to feel almost immediately once you begin the practice.

Meditation has a way of resetting the mind and body.
Helping us become a clearer channel for the now.
To trust the bodies instincts.

When I work with clients meditation is a way of life and when we don’t do it, the chaos of life gets the better of us. When we anchor into our Center and calm state of being the day flows with grace. This is the natural impulse of the Universe. This flow is what Nature operates from its not hurried it just is. I love when people tell me, “I’ve tried to meditate but just can’t or don’t know how.” Meditation is simple, it’s learning to concentrate. Do you know how to focus and concentrate? Most people on a mind level don’t know how or haven’t developed concentration. This prevents us from living fully in the present. Our minds are active, sometimes obsessive and other times out of control.

Beginning your meditation practice does not need to be complicated, time-consuming or stressful. A simple way to start is merely by focusing on your breath and in so doing, you begin to control your mind.

Learn to Master your thoughts by starting to focus on your breathing for 1-2 minutes. Each time you drift into the past or the future with a train of thoughts, bring it back to the breath.

When you learn a new skill in life, you don’t master it by trying to do it a couple of times or for 5 minutes. You master it by returning to it again and again. Eventually the mind follows your breathing and the concentration of the present moment. Then stillness comes. The more that you practice this, the easier it becomes and the more quickly you fall into this pattern when you begin to feel overwhelmed or your thoughts become too much for you.

If you’re feeling like meditation will never be something you’ll experience regularly in your life or perhaps you’ve fallen away from a regular practice or you’re just looking for something to give your practice a little boost..

I have something for YOU.

I’ve created an incredible 3-Part Meditation Series that is for all stages of your journey with meditation. Whether you’re a complete beginner or have been practicing for years and years, I would love for you to experience this series.

What do you receive?
Each of the 3 parts come weekly for 3 weeks and build upon one another. So you have  nearly a month of meditation to take you through and help you access a deeper part of your Theta brainwaves and also help you access the heart – which to me is our compass, our guiding point of reference to help guide us into a place that is a little bit better.

Part 1 – a basic meditation to allow you to become grounded, connected and heart-centered.
Part 2 – a chakra cleansing meditation to clear any stagnant energy you’re holding within.
Part 3 – a meditation that takes parts 1-2 and brings you a little bit deeper.

Meditation is great for helping you access your imagination. As we become adults we often forget this aspect. A huge part of the creation process and the life that you want to live is through imagination – it is KEY. Through meditation you can bridge your inner world and outer world because what’s going on outside is a reflection of what’s going on inside

Are you ready to begin this part of your journey with meditation? I would love to help guide you through with my 3-Part Meditation Series. It is completely free – my gift to you! Click HERE to begin.

Meditation is applicable to everyone.
In fact, I believe that it’s a way of life.

Love & light,

Angela Benck
Sink Into The Stillness: How to simply integrate mindfulness & meditation into your daily life

Sink Into The Stillness: How to simply integrate mindfulness & meditation into your daily life

Stillness is powerful.

Do you ever find yourself going about your day, mind racing and  find you’re holding your breath?

Stop right now, and be mindful of your breathing – what does it feel like at this very moment?

We live in a society of busyness and often do not take the time to just be still.

We often think that we need hours upon hours of time to practice mindfulness and meditation. So rather than giving it our time and attention, we push it aside for when we will “have more time.”

Stillness is not the objective of mindfulness and meditation. Rather it’s a by-product of our being, when we can sink into the present moment and follow our breath.

I’ve been practicing mindfulness and meditation for so long that I can switch into this place easily and quickly, just from it being a part of conditioning and daily practice.

You can do this too. It’s something everyone can experience.

You don’t need hours of time. Give yourself small moments throughout the day, 30 seconds 5-10 times where you can sink into the stillness, and become aware of your breath. Pause, and breathe deeply. Just be.

Before you get out of bed in the morning and before you go to bed each night…sink into the stillness.

In-between client calls, emails, your to-do list tasks…sink into the stillness.

Driving in your car or stopped still at a red light…sink into the stillness.

This can begin the process of mindfulness and meditation as a daily practice for you. Weave it into your life rather than having it be a separate part. Anytime we want to be more aware, we must begin exactly where we are. We must begin with what we have.

This small action of pausing, breathing deeply and sinking into the stillness begins the process of mindfulness and meditation. It weaves into your life, rather than being separate from it. Anytime we want to be more aware, start with where you are. Begin with what you have.

So today, I encourage you to sink into the stillness.
Just breathe.

XX,
Angela

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