How to Raise Your Emotional Energy for Better Health
By Cynthia Brace
Did you know everything is energy? Yup, the chair you’re sitting on, whatever you’re reading this article with, you and me. But it’s not only just physical stuff it’s your words, emotions, and thoughts as well. Broken down into their smallest components, it’s all energy, vibrating at different frequencies.
Were you surprised to see words, thoughts and emotions on that list? You’re not alone. Although it may seem strange those things actually have the power to change your life and affect your health.
I’m sure you’ve heard of the law of attraction (maybe from the movie The Secret), which states that “like attracts like.” Which means, if you focus on the negative, that’s what you’ll get, and if you focus on the positive, then you’ll get you positive results.
Based on what you focus your energy on and choose to think about (and make no mistake, you do choose) can determine your outcome, positive or negative.
Often, feeling negative, insecure, depressed, or worried can cause you to be more stressed and prone to sickness. It also limits your potential because you’re not open to receiving new opportunities. When you’re like this, you may feel uninspired, tired, heavy, and no one wants to be around you because you “bring them down.” When you’re like this, your energy is vibrating at a low frequency and if you stay in these emotions for a long period of time you have a good chance of getting sick.
On the other side is being positive, enthusiastic, hopeful, and joyful, which affects you in the opposite way. It expands your potential and reduces stress and sickness. You feel lighter, awake, focused, happy, inspired, and people go out of their way to be around you. When you’re like this, you’re vibrating at a high frequency and your immune system kicks into overdrive.
Check out the list below for the Abraham-Hicks Emotional Guidance Scale.
(2014 Emotional Guidance Scale from the book Ask and It’s Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires, Abraham-Hicks)
Joy / Appreciation / Empowered / Freedom / Love
Satisfaction – Contentment
Although it would be great to be happy all the time, it’s not reasonable to think we can go through our whole lives without having times when we’re at a lower frequency. But we aren’t meant to stay that way, so finding ways to work through the situation(s) and begin to raise your energy/frequency again is vital for your health and well-being.
By moving up the scale with your thoughts and emotions, you can attract more positive opportunities, things can start to flow easier and you’ll be more optimistic, healthier, and happier. Who wouldn’t want that?
How to Raise Your Energetic Frequency for Better Health
Take Responsibility for Your Actions
Blaming others—“I didn’t do that,” “I can’t believe they did that to me,” “They told me it was okay, so I did it”—is a subtle negative thought pattern.
Taking responsibility for your actions and thoughts is a big way to create a more positive life. Why? Because you start to choose your actions and emotional response to circumstances and people. No one can make you feel or do anything without you allowing them to. Don’t expect this change to happen overnight, though. Your thoughts become habits, and it takes a bit of practice to turn them around.
The first step is to become aware that it’s happening. If you notice you’re doing this, take a step back and decide how else you could look at the situation and take ownership for your part. “Yup, that was me. I mucked up.” Don’t be mad at yourself. Instead, just realize that you could have said or thought something different and decide what that would be. The more you do this, the more you’ll turn your thoughts around.
Be Grateful for Everything
Being grateful for what you have shifts you from the low energy of being unhappy about what you don’t have to the higher energy of appreciation.
I’m not saying to not think about and plan for the things you’re working towards, like the car you’ve always wanted. But at the same time, being grateful and appreciating the things you do have, like the car you have now, makes you more positive. And we now know positive thoughts raise your energy and lead to more positive things.
One great way to do this is to keep a gratitude journal. Every day, take a minute and write down a few things you’re grateful for. They don’t have to be earth-shattering, just something like, “I’m so grateful and thankful for the sunshine today.” “I’m so grateful and thankful for my cat because she makes me laugh.”
This practice will open you up to receiving and will raise your emotional energy.
Laugh – Especially at Yourself
Stop taking yourself so seriously. You’re going to make mistakes. We all do. That’s how we learn and grow as people.
Laughter helps you get out of a negative funk by lightening your mood and can help you to see things differently.
The power of a smile is endless.
Have you ever been in a bad mood and someone happens to come along with a laughing baby, or someone who’s in a really good mood crosses your path?
I’ll bet you felt better after seeing them. Smiling can help with anxiety, hurt, fear, and insecurity, not only in you but also in others. So, show off those pearly whites.
Okay, I get that this one is a challenge right now with everyone wearing face masks, but let’s be safe and STILL smile. Even though people can’t see your pearly whites they can hear the smile in your voice and see it in your eyes.
Catch Negative Thoughts and Reframe Them
Stop your negative self-talk, and stop being so hard on yourself.
Being more positive and changing the wording of your internal thoughts is not always easy, especially if you’re used to thinking negatively.
But, all change starts within. So the next time you have a negative thought, write it down and then change it with a positive spin.
For example, you may say to yourself, “I can’t believe I’m so far behind in this course—I suck.” Then you can change it to “I’m not doing as well as I thought, but I know I’m capable, and I can do it.”
Changing your negative thoughts into positive ones doesn’t happen overnight, but it’s well worth the effort. When you catch yourself having a negative thought then you have the chance to reframe it. Do this enough and your new habit will be positive thoughts first.
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Hang Around With Positive People
Have you ever noticed that people can be like the people they surround themselves with?
Negative, self-doubting, energy-sucking people will hang out together, and positive, optimistic, energetic people will do the same.
It can be challenging to be more positive when the people around you don’t support you, think what you’re doing is crazy, and are generally negative.
When you try and change, you may find that some of your existing friends will support you, and others won’t. Your friends are used to you being the way you are, and they don’t want you to be different. Yup, change can be challenging and scary—for everyone.
Letting go of negative people in your life can be a huge step towards becoming more positive and raising your energy.
If some of your negative people are family members and letting go of these relationships isn’t possible, don’t be negative about it. Find some positive people to hang out with, and focus on doing the best you can. You never know. Your positivity may eventually rub off on your negative energy relations.
Don’t Judge Yourself for Having Negative Thoughts
This may seem funny, but it happens.
Feeling guilty about your negative thoughts just adds to the negative emotions. Becoming a person who thinks positively is a process, so respect your feelings and thoughts. Do the best you can and keep moving forward.
Write Three Positive Personal Statements a Day
Along with the gratitude journal, take a minute and write down three positive statements. When you do this, use the first-person in your statement (“I”) and present tense (“I have,” “I am,”) and repeat them throughout the day.
I know love and accept myself.
I learn from my mistakes.
I know I can accomplish anything I set my mind to.
I forgive myself for not being perfect.
I have control over my thoughts, feelings, and choices.
Small acts of kindness not only help the person you’re kind to but also help you be more positive, open, and feel appreciated.
You can hold the door open for someone, ask someone how their day was, help your elderly neighbour with their garbage, volunteer at a charity. Be more open to helping others and see how it changes you.
Have a Clear Vision
Tell the universe what you want, and it will work towards helping you get it.
The trick is to have a strong, clear vision of what you want in your life—that is, your goals. Just like the positive statements you write, put your vision in sentences using the first-person (“I”) and present tense, as if they were real.
I exercise every day.
I am healthy.
I have a wonderful coach who helps me.
They don’t have to be just health-related statements. You can have statements for anything you are working towards.
Physically writing these every day will bring you into positive focus, reaffirm to the universe what it’s helping you towards, and raise your emotional energy.
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