Everything in the universe has energy, and when you understand this basic premise, you are ready to take control of your well-being. Although popularized by the best-selling book, The Secret, these vibrational frequencies are no secret and operate on what’s known as The Law of Attraction. Simply put, our thoughts have the power to attract what we want or don’t want in life based on the emotional vibrational frequency or energy we emit.
The higher our emotional vibration, the more powerful the attraction and the faster the universe will deliver.
Everything in our physical reality came into being by thought.
Eastern cultures have enthusiastically embraced energy healing since the dawn of civilization. Throughout the 20th-century, energy healing gained credence in fits and starts, primarily in the 60s and 70s.
Today, energy is entering the mainstream conversations in science, medicine, and holistic healing. We are finally giving the power of energy the respect it deserves.
Certified holistic healer Serena James has created a user-friendly guide to harnessing the power of energy to become our best selves in her book, Vibe Higher. “When you vibe higher, you feel empowered and in control. You look forward to the possibilities each day has to offer,” says James, who provides energy healing services and workshops.
The path to a happier, healthier you lies in the power to take control of our vibrations, to vibe higher, even when those around us may be vibrating at a lower frequency. In the opening chapter, James explains an inexplicable feeling we’ve all had at some point. “Have you ever felt drawn to certain people or places or nature? That’s because their energy aligns with or enhances your energy.”
She acknowledges the opposite inexplicable feeling of avoiding certain people or environments because of how they make you feel. These people and places are vibrating lower than you, making you uncomfortable or leaving you feeling drained. “Energy vampire is a term used to describe people or places that drain our energy. They suck your energy for their benefit without replacing it with beneficial energy.”
Objects, new and used, hold energetic powers, which is why decluttering and curating your living space contributes to a healthy energy field. “It’s imperative that you understand that items that have been in the possession of others have the potential to carry their energy.”
The author teaches us how to tap into the appropriate energy fields to empower ourselves and create the life we want. Each chapter focuses on a technique to help us vibe higher, including mental practices such as affirmations and living in gratitude, physical practices including breathing, eating, exercise, and hobbies and the use of energy-enhancing objects such as crystals and aromatherapy.
“Everything has an ideal frequency, and when we are not vibrating at or above that frequency, we experience issues with our minds, bodies, and spirits,” James says.
If you are angry and depressed, you are that vibration. Vibe Higher got me thinking about my mental hygiene. I asked myself, “Throughout the day, how much of the time do I spend complaining, doubting, or fearing?” My answer was an awakening. I realized that I’m attracting energy that isn’t helpful to my goals. I needed to take control of my energy field, which meant getting rid of items and putting boundaries on relationships with people that vibrated at lower frequencies.
In addition to cleaning my energy field, James gives us tools to elevate our vibration frequency, distilling it down to a simple task— practice gratitude. She also acknowledges that taking control of your energy takes patience and practice.
It’s like training a muscle but first, we have to become aware of how we manage our energy.
My takeaway and what I found most hopeful and helpful is the power we all have within ourselves to create our reality. We have much more control over the Universe than many of us realize.
Serena James is the founder of Just Be at www.thejustbelifestyle.com
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