In all my experiences working with my own meditation and intuition, experiencing programs at The Monroe Institute and writing for their blog, and growing up immersed in the metaphysical world, I can tell you that raising your vibrations to reach higher states of consciousness is nowhere near as hard as anyone thinks it is. I think people put it on such a pedestal that they don’t realize they can easily achieve it in everyday life. It’s something you can learn with a bit of work and patterning, and it’s something that becomes much easier to do the more you recognize the feeling in yourself. Eventually, all it could take to get there would be a quick breath in and a quick breath out before pushing out your energy and expanding your consciousness. But where do you start? Let’s talk about how to raise your vibrations to reach higher states of consciousness ie more enlightened meditative states.
Before going into deeper states of meditation, I think it’s important to point out that you should ground yourself, first and foremost. In my experiences, you’ll have better results if you’re grounded than you will if you’re not. So, first and foremost, think about planting your feet on the ground and imagine roots growing from your feet into earth beneath you. Once you feel the solid grounding of your feet, you’re grounded enough to continue. If you prefer to lay down while meditating, think instead about doing a second or two of mindfulness. Or you can try my grounding exercise here! Really focusing on your surroundings and what you see, feel, and hear can help you become grounded quickly.
Next, the first way to raise your vibrations is by feeling true gratitude. Now, this can be hard for some, but there are ways to express and meditate on gratitude, even if you’re feeling lost in life. Like this meditation here, for instance.
Basically, clear your mind and think about each thing, one at a time, that you are grateful for in your life and most happy with. It can be as simple as your pets, your family members, your favorite memory you had with someone, your job, anything and everything that adds joy to your life. Think on each one for a second or two, and then really feel the gratitude and joy that comes with the thought of them and the memories you have with them. Live in that joy and truly feel it and let it build.
The secret to raising your vibrations is to build a lot of focused energy. So you (1) need to know how to build energy and (2) learn how to focus it. Gratitude and focusing on the joyous thoughts and elements of your life is a great way to build this energy up.
Another way to do this is with breath work. Or, if you have lots of time, incorporate both of these things into your meditations. I like to start with grounding, move into gratitude, and then work on energy building with breath work. To build your energy, simply focus on each inhale and feel the great amount of energy and life it feeds your body and then as you exhale it out, feel the aura of energy you have around you expand and grow with your exhale. For many, it helps to hum as you go, as humming helps you feel a vibration throughout your body in a way. You can breathe in, hold in the energy, and then exhale it out with a hum or an ‘om’ sound. It can help immerse you more in your energy building. You can do this for a minute or two, constantly feeling that build of energy, until you arrive at a state of high vibrations. Be sure to feel that energy vibrating around within you but be sure that, on the outside, your body is still relaxed, calm, and at a mind-awake, body-asleep -like state.
In other words, you need to focus your energy once you get to this higher, more enlightened state. The best way to do this would be to come into meditation with a goal in mind. What do you wish to accomplish? Do you want to manifest and/or visualize your best life? Do you wish to heal and feel a healing energy move about within you to refresh your body? Do you wish to live in mindfulness or just live in this feeling of higher vibration so you can expand it better? The sky is the limit. Anything is possible, just be sure to focus clearly on your goal. But if you do get off track, that’s OK! Slowly shift your perspective back to your goal as you are able, always staying in a positive and forgiving state.
Some people like to rely on audio tools to help them initially get to higher vibrations, and that’s okay, too. The Monroe Institute offers many of these tools in their programs or audio tracks that contain their Monroe Sound Science, and of course, you can find hemi-sync tools out there, as well.
Finally, as mentioned, the more you do this, the more you will recognize that feeling of a higher vibration. The more you live in it and meditate in it, the more you will be able to call back to it. Simply try and breath in gratitude and high amounts of energy, allow that shift to happen that gets you to a higher state when you have taken in all the energy and air, and then breathe out an aura of protection. And voila! In life you can quickly and easily get into this higher state of consciousness with these raised vibrations. Form here you can gather intuitive thoughts and experiences while reading the world around you, you can heal, you can find peace, you can manifest, whatever you’re looking to do from anywhere. While these exercises and these vibrations may work better while you are focused and grounded in meditation, they are accessible at any location, any time, whenever you need them.