by Shanna Lee: Did you know that at your very core you are energy?
That to change anything in life, be it a career, relationship or even your physical health, requires a shift in your energy frequency? Each and every action you take, every word you speak, each emotion you feel and every thought you think directly affects your vibrational frequency. The key to unlocking your ability to consciously manifest the life you want lies in understanding how to raise your energetic frequency.
The truth is we are shaping our reality each and every moment. This is both inspiring and empowering, as it helps us realize that our actions and choices do matter. Good or bad, we create our own powerful experiences. Raising your frequency is not a gift someone can bestow upon you. Instead it is a reflection of having the courage to look within, to discover what feels nourishing, invigorating and transcendent and to align your actions, words and deeds to the powerful, positive flow of energy that is the highest version of yourself.
By integrating these 8 practices into your life, you will be raising your own energetic frequency and emitting a vibration that touches the lives and hearts of others everywhere you go.
1. AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE
Practicing deep reverence and thankfulness every single day immediately shifts your energy to a higher vibration. Thoughts of joy, peace, enlightenment, love, and acceptance draw corresponding experiences into your life. The brain often searches for evidence of danger in an attempt to keep you safe but feeding into negative thought patterns only creates a negative reality. Remind yourself daily that you are safe and well and focus on even the simplest things you are grateful for. Thoughts become things and feelings are the fuel for manifestation. See what needs to be seen always and then, quickly return to higher ground to attract more goodness into your life.
2. Inner coNNECTION
Silence your active egoic mind and discover your inner terrain. Practicing meditation, yoga, breathwork or even sitting silently observing the spaces in between the silence opens up new insights and awareness and changes your personal soul frequency. Connection practices are helpful to ground your energy and create a solid spiritual foundation on which to stand. Connection helps us to reach higher states of enlightenment while being powerfully present in the moment. Consistency is key to see expansive benefits. It’s better to return to your connection practice every day for ten minutes rather than once a month for an hour. Aim to grow your skills around consistency and your inner connection will flourish.
3. EMBRACE NEW EXPERIENCES
There is a positive vibration to any new wonderful experience. It opens up possibilities, expands awareness, brings you into the present moment. Outside of your existing patterns and habits is an infinite amount of ideas, experiences and fruitful possibilities waiting for your attention and focus. When we get stuck in a rut, our energy can become stagnant and stale. Instead, shake things up a bit, introduce some new energy and awaken new aspects of yourself. Here are some great practical steps you can take to raise your frequency and increase your knowledge. Read a new book, try a new food, participate in a personal development program, listen to a new podcast, attend a healing circle, learn a new skill or visit a place you have never been before. Show up and savor. The world is your oyster!
4. EXCHANGE POSITIVE ENERGY
What they say is true. Who and what you hang around you become. From a purely energetic perspective, human beings exchange energy with everyone with whom they interact. You are always aligning your energy to your environment so being mindful of the people in your surroundings is valuable. Think about the people you tend to hang out with (and those who tend to gravitate towards you). Are they light, easy to be around, expansive, and at peace? Or do they attract drama, complain, and criticize even if they do it jokingly. Take inventory of who you are exchanging energy with and allow yourself more hours of the day to bask in positive energy rather than ducking negative jolts. Ask yourself if you feel safe opening your heart to those around you. Can you share your truth? Can you be vulnerable? Be sure to surround yourself with people who support you, see you, and are living fulfilling lives themselves.
5. Let nature be your guide
We are inextricably tied to nature. Parts of our bodies resemble aspects of nature and our sustenance comes from the soil, food, water and oxygen that nature readily supplies. The closer we are to nature, the closer we are to our truth. Make time to be outdoors, even if it’s just for quick spurts of time. We can all find the time to breathe fresh air, stick our feet in the earth, and hug a tree. The negative ions from the earth are soothing to our bodies, fortifying them and calming our energy. The positive energy exchange between you and the earth shifts your frequency to one of cohesiveness and harmony. Enjoy the practice of connecting with mother earth and allowing her to expand your vibration.
6. RADICAL RESPONSIBILITY
A shift in your consciousness occurs when you become wholly responsible for all things in your life – the good, the bad, and the ugly. This practice puts you in the driver’s seat of life, allowing you to be personally responsible for your reality. Releasing low vibrational states of being, painful memories and emotional grudges is the key to living a happy and fulfilling life. Your quality of life is in your hands and choosing to be responsible for it means that you are never going to feel stuck or reside in victimhood. Embrace your true inner spiritual power to release anything that hurts your heart and move into an energy frequency of inspired action and accountability.
7. EXPRESS YOur CREATIVITY
It is all in the joy of living! Paint, draw, sing, dance, celebrate, invent or try your hand at photography – whatever fills your cup to overflowing! Explore your gifts, seek them out, and invite your soul brothers and soul sisters to join in, to play in the magic of life with you. Remember what you loved to do when you were 5 years old? Or 10 years old? Reconnect with your natural desires and your creative instincts from childhood. What can you share with others to bring more joy to their lives? Know that your highest purpose is to be in joy; to share joy, and to mirror joy back to the world.
8. OWN YOUR AUTHENTICITY
The most important thing you are called to master in this lifetime is the art of being yourself. Discerning your personal truth from what you were taught to believe. Cultivating the courage to stand in your own beautiful light, and then speaking your truth with love. It is all about being real. Period.
It begins with being mindful when you’re putting on a facade to people-please, the times you put on your social mask to protect you, and the subtle ways you may shy away from your powerful point of view. It takes courage and time to align with your own pure, potent and powerful energy; to stand fully in authenticity. So, give yourself the space to explore and witness yourself while learning to access your unique vantage point. Step away from your social mask and strive to say what you mean and mean what you say. Rather than holding back your words or stuffing your emotions, address them openly and know that you are always going to learn something and grow from each experience. As you speak authentically, your vibrant energetic frequency will awaken and inspire those around you to do so as well.
Embrace each day and every opportunity to live at your highest potential. Each time you use one of these practices your energy blossoms, filling your life and the lives you touch with color, beauty, and intricate wisdom. Life is not a destination; it is the soulful journey and the sweetness of blossoming that is our ultimate fulfillment.