You’ve probably heard the phrase, “raise your vibration” or perhaps even “I’m getting good vibes.”
It may be hard to believe, but everything on this planet and beyond is a vibration. Things appear solid to our eyes, but what we don’t see is that the whole universe is made up of vibrating particles that give the illusion of being solid.
We don’t want to get too scientific here, but in order to understand what many spiritual teachers are talking about when they speak about vibration, you need to have a basic understand of the reality of the quantum world around you – The world that’s so small, you can’t even see it with a microscope.
Understanding vibration can awaken a lot of things within you.
You will become more aware of your potential and it will be easier to see how we are all connected and why compassion and kindness is so important.
Drama and minor hiccups will start to seem small when you understand how vast and connected our universe is.
The Science of Vibration
Everything around you is made up of vibrating particles and energy.
The speed of those vibrations makes things appear solid, liquid or gas.
This concept is hard to understand because you aren’t falling through the floor right now.
You are clearly holding a phone or looking at a computer screen and you can’t just run your hand through it like air.
Down on the quantum level, however, when you attempt to run your hand through your computer screen or phone, super tiny particles are bouncing off of each other.
The particles vibrating against each other cause resistance, making it impossible to pass through each other.
Think about a really strong magnet.
When you try to push two magnets together, it’s impossible.
There appears to be an invisible force field that stops them from being able to touch, no matter how hard you try.
That invisible force field is actually made of tiny particles, opposing each other, refusing to collide. Of course, this is a really simple explanation, but you’d have to study chemistry and quantum physics to really understand everything at play.
Good Vibes and Bad Vibes
These vibrations are totally invisible to us because they’re too small to see.
When we look at a solid object, we are seeing the result of many particles (so many, there isn’t really a number you can comprehend) vibrating together. Most of what you see is made up of empty space. Read more about the structure of an atom if you’re curious!
Think about vibration for a minute.
What type of feelings come up when you think about something vibrating very slowly?
What about quickly?
You probably feel a lot of energy and excitement with high vibration and you feel sluggish and sad with low vibration.
When we talk about “raising your vibration” we’re talking about literally vibrating at a higher speed.
Love, hope, compassion and kindness are all emotions that vibrate at a very high speed.
Greed, fear, hate and sadness vibrate at lower speeds.
Proof of High and Low Vibration
The easiest way to see the effects of vibrations is to look at sand that is subjected to different frequencies, which is a process call cymatics. Cymatics help us visualize the effect of different vibrations . You can view a great video of cymatics here.
You’ll notice that the lower vibrations create large, somewhat boring shapes. Some people find these shapes unpleasant.
As the vibrations raise, the shapes become more intricate, detailed and beautiful. Higher vibrations and frequency produce more enjoyable “feel good” effects.
Dr. Masaru Emoto conducted an experiment to see the effects of the vibrations of our words.
Without feeling or emotion and just simply saying a word to water, he was able to observe that positive words created crystals of a higher vibration, similar to the high vibrations of the sand in the cymatics experiments.
Negative words created crystals that looked like a result of being subjected to lower vibrations of energy.
You can see the powerful images here at his website.
Raise Your vibration
As you can see, positivity, love, compassion and hope are of higher vibrations than negativity, fear and hate. Looking at the cymatics experiments and the Dr. Emoto’s water crystals, it’s easy to understand why you’d want to raise your vibration.
There are many ways to raise your vibration.
You could try any number of meditations, exercises, spiritual practices and energy healing.
In the end, it is is the focus on love and compassion that will raise your vibration. Some routes just get you there faster and easier.
Everyone is different, so try a few different methods and see how you feel.
You’ll know your vibration is raising because you’ll feel more confident, calm, joyful and kind.
Does yoga make you feel this way?
How about mindfulness meditation?
Have you worked with a spiritual teacher whose lessons empower these feelings in you?
Play around 🙂