How do you know if you need to raise your vibration?
You’ve heard it once; you’ve heard it a thousand times. Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt. If you’re trying to figure out how to know if you need to raise your vibration, that’s your first indication that you need to raise your vibration.
People with high vibrations are not sitting around wondering if they are in need of raising their vibrations.
They are focused on keeping their vibrations high.
They are, as I am fond of saying, doing all the things.
But I cannot tell you how many people come to me with troubles, seeking counsel, looking for advice, and I give them high vibration raising advice, and they don’t do it.
That can’t work.
I can’t do that.
There has to be a better (read: easier) way.
I cannot commit.
She can do it because she’s a witch.
This last one is my favorite.
When I told people I was going to homeschool my kids, they said the same thing. “Oh sure, you can do it because you’re a teacher. Because you have a college degree. Because because because.”
And then all the reasons they could not do it.
We call this arguing for your limitations.
And hey, if you argue for your limitations, you will win.
Bam. You’re limited.
Because you say so.
The reality is that anyone can homeschool.
Anyone can be a witch.
Anyone can be a hippie.
Anyone can raise their vibrations.
But first, you must acknowledge that you are in a low vibration state.
There are a few clear indicators.
7 Ways to Know if You Need to Raise Your Vibration
You Are Tired All the Time
Have you read the Brooke Hampton quote about how it’s not sleep we need? We’re not tired from lack of sleep, she says, but from lack of doing the things that light us up.
Sure, we obviously need sleep. I recommend 8 hours at least, and I am in good company.
Sleep is one of the 3 pillars of health, alongside nutrition and exercise.
But also, we need to be doing things that light us up, that make us happy, that get us excited, like every single day.
If you are not doing enough of that, you will find yourself drained of energy.
Even if you get plenty of sleep, you may find yourself fatigued. Listless. Lifeless. Lacking in joy.
If this is you, get up, get outside, move your body, and start doing things you love.
Plan to do something you love, that makes you genuinely joyful, every single day, and plan it first thing in the morning.
Ideally, you will be able to shape your entire day around joy and things you love, so that you can find that inner energy at all times, but start small with one or two things to look forward to and build out from there.
You Are often Angry or Quick to Anger
Anger is a low vibration emotion. If you find yourself quick to anger, or angry all the time, you are in severe need of high vibration work.
This high vibration work will often start with shadow work. You will need to start with recognizing you are angry, then investigating what it is that makes you angry, and then digging into why those things make you angry.
Anger is a poison that will burn you up from the inside out, and it will cause you to take a lot of people with you.
So start paying attention to your triggers and stop feeding the anger by reacting to it and striking out.
Start by doing something different, anything different.
Make a joke.
Raise your vibration.
Realize that other people are doing the best they can with what they’ve got, just as you are.
Slowly allow your anger to dissipate, and decide that you want to live a joyful, peaceful life. Anger is not good for you in the long term, so you have to learn to let it go and start to climb the emotional and energetic ladder from there.
You Feel Lonely Even Surrounded by People
My husband’s brother just died last week, so my husband was in a really low vibrational state.
And as we sat around our fire pit in mourning way past the witching hour, my husband talked about how alone he felt.
He wanted to be with his family, his siblings, his mother, all the people who knew and loved his brother.
It happened on a weekend when my whole family was in town, staying with us, and he was surrounded by people, yet he felt so lonely.
I counseled him that this would always be the case.
When you feel sad, beyond belief, you feel alone.
You are always alone in those cases.
You have decided that no one can understand your grief.
Your insert emotion here.
In a low vibration state, you are alone.
You begin to enter higher vibrations when you accept what is and realize that you are never alone.
And you can tell your vibration is raising when you allow others to relate to you, to empathize with you, to hold space for you, and you see that you are actually never alone.
Add to that the fact that the Universe has your back, that your higher self is always with you, and you can never feel alone.
You Have a Low Sex Drive
I know. It’s a taboo. Sex!
But it’s true.
If you are in a healthy, committed relationship, and your sex drive is low, you are in a low vibration state.
Sex is one of the most natural exercises in which to engage on earth, and it feels good for a reason!
In a high vibration state, sex is a wonderful way to connect with your partner.
If you are feeling out of touch with your sexuality, you are in a low vibrational state.
Sadly, this is not something you can fix by simply doing it more. In fact, you are likely to enter an even lower vibrational state if you force yourself.
Instead, talk to your partner about making a romantic effort, go on dates, light candles, watch a lighthearted movie together, take a walk together.
The more you connect intimately, the more likely you are to raise your sexual vibration, which will raise your overall spiritual vibration.
You Are Sick Chronically or Often
As intuitive healer Caroline Myss says, all sickness begins in the spirit.
If you are chronically ill or find yourself sick often, it is because you have a low spiritual vibration.
And your low spiritual vibration how become so bad that it is manifesting physically.
This low spiritual vibration can lead to cancer, heart disease, autoimmune disorders, and death.
Indeed, all death is linked to low spiritual vibration. We die when we are done here, and some of us are intent upon a slow painful death.
It does not have to be that way.
I heard a great quote the other day: “may we all die young, as late in life as possible.”
That’s the goal.
If you are in chronic pain or often sick, you are struggling with a sick spirit.
The only way to fix that is to do all the things to raise your vibration.
Move your body, get good sleep, eat nutritious foods, cut toxins, connect with your spirituality through meditation, devotion, and divination, and do it every day, all day, in ways that make you light up more and more each day.
Coming back from this kind of low vibration takes time and energy, but it is worth it.
You are keeping yourself sick, and you have to acknowledge that before you can keep yourself well.
You Are in Pain
Just like with chronic illness or regular sickness, chronic pain is an indicator of a low vibration.
I can’t tell you how many people have tried to tell me they are “fine.”
Because they are not “sick.”
But they are constantly complaining of this or that pain.
Yep. Low vibration.
Follow all of the advice from above.
You Are Stressed, Depressed, Anxious, or Afraid
This is the emotional energy that leads to chronic illness, regular sickness, or pain.
It begins with low energy in the emotions.
A little bit of stress is normal. Chronic, overwhelming, exhausting stress for weeks or months on end is not normal.
Well, let’s be honest, maybe it has become the norm.
But it should not be.
And it is not optimal.
Here, again, is an opportunity to do shadow work and raise your vibration.
Dig into what is making you feel low energy emotions.
Depression is sadness about yesterday.
Anxiety is worry over tomorrow.
Stay here, in this moment, be present, and allow yourself to let go of what you cannot control.
Remind yourself that you are here right now in this moment, and that this is the only moment over which you have any control.
Work yourself up the ladder from there.