Vibration can be used to describe the physical characteristic of a particle or wave, and this is it's more scientific usage. We also use it to describe the feeling we may get from someone, as in "he gave me a weird vibe," or the Beach Boys' famous song "Good Vibrations." For our purposes, these terms can be almost combined into the characteristic energy of a person or thing that another can perceive or detect.
One of the effects of the vibration of the Earth raising is that information, other people's energy and emotion, is traveling much faster. This can effect us by making us feel ungrounded, really sensitive to things like light and sound or each other, and we may feel more emotional. Emotions are energy too. If you are all over the place with regard to your emotions, do some of the following exercises to help yourself ground and re-calibrate the energy. These exercises help you to ride the wave of the energy, as opposed to being stuck under the swell getting crushed by the power of the breaking wave. When you are aligned with the higher vibration, you will feel more joyous. When you aren't, well then - watch out!
THOUGHTS, ENERGY, AND EMOTIONAL CONTAGIONS
Janice teaches that thoughts and feelings have energy. I believe we can all relate to this idea. When we meet up with a friend who is having a tough time, we may recognize that something is the matter before we even speak to them. Our minds and bodies are very adept at picking up on cues, and so some people may explain this away as our subconscious minds being aware of the person's state of distress as evident from an obvious clue, like bags under their eyes, or clothes in disarray, etc. But if a person has no perceivable change to their exterior, we can still recognize how they are feeling. Sadness, happiness, and excitement all have characteristic energetic signatures that an attuned antennae can pick up from another person.
We can also pick up emotions from each other. In Psychology, they call this the emotional contagion, and many studies confirm what we know intuitively. One person feeling downtrodden or angry has been shown to effect the people close to them. Thoughts, feelings, and even reading rude words, or being exposed to angry or violent media will also have an effect on how we feel and go about our lives.
We absorb the attitudes and emotions of what we are exposed to, and often act on them. We feel less happy with ourselves and our performance when we are around unhappy people. Even though this emotion begins with someone else, we take it on as our own.
Thoughts have energy - are energy, in fact. Neurons in our brain interact, releasing various chemical and electrical signals. Tendencies of human behavior including facial mimicry, and related brain chemistry indicate that we commonly and unintentionally pass around and feel the effects of another person's bad, or good mood.
Learning how to be in control, rather than at the whim of this process is a major aspect of working with Janice. It often entails figuring out how to identify when something - a feeling or a thought - isn't actually yours, and learning to override it with your own, more positive, feeling or thought. Practice makes perfect here.
So where does vibration come in? While we cannot, yet, measure someone's vibration; the idea is that low vibrational energy encompasses all of the feelings we typically find uncomfortable, such as anger, fear, frustration, sadness, or worry. These feelings often result in disordered thoughts, and chemical changes in the brain that increase in power the more these feelings are felt. This contrasts to high vibrational energy. High vibrational energy results from positive thinking, feelings like joy and happiness. You might, literally, feel like you are walking on air. This feeling is excited and gifts you with the feeling that you are elevated, aware and can see potential pitfalls and problems from above. Others can also feel this heightened joyful feeling when they are around you, and may feel happier around you.
Still, it's easy to get wrapped up in a negative emotion and fall back into a lower vibration.
Studies have also shown that a negative event holds multiple times the impact of a positive one. That means that when something bad happens, it makes a much bigger impression and takes longer to recover from than a positive event. '“Put another way, you are more upset about losing $50 than you are happy about gaining $50,”' relays this article from the NY Times. When we come into contact with a negative person, you are more likely to get pulled into their bad mood than pull them out of it.
So what does all this mean? It means that you have to work, really work, to maintain a healthy positive or even just neutral outlook. Our psychology, and our brains are hardwired to pay attention to the negative, to absorb those uncomfortable emotions from others, and to emulate them.
So let's talk about how to raise your vibration. It should follow, based on the studies and information above, that much of it has to begin in the brain - with your thoughts. I asked Janice what we should do to improve our vibration and make it easier to have a positive outlook. Here's what she said:
A FEW WAYS TO RAISE YOUR VIBRATION:
1. SHUT UP.
No, really, this is what she said. She said we really need to shut up and listen more. Not necessarily to each other, but to ourselves. Our own thoughts. She said many of us are not at all aware of what we are thinking, and so can more easily be affected by those around us.
2. SAY/THINK SOMETHING POSITIVE- CREATE A MANTRA
Replace your repetitive inner monologue ("I have to get to the bank, I don't have time, I'm late for this thing, my friend is being an asshole, I want this thing and it's not happening, ugh!") with something much more positive. Create your own personal mantra full of significant keywords for what you really need in your life: not a better job but more happiness, not more money but more abundance, not someone to listen to you and do what you want all the time but more love.
Ex: I am in the process of creating my life. I now call more love, abundance, peace, and joy into my life.
Then repeat it. Whenever you fall into a negativity trap and begin to feel dissatisfied, use your mantra, and smile. Smiling has a wonderfully positive impact on the brain.
3. TAKE A BREAK.
We're all running around like chickens with our heads cut off most of the time, are aren't in touch with how we really feel. People really do need to learn to stop, and take a break. In Janice's words, "feel the sun on your face." When you do this, you may be surprised to see that you are actually feeling fine, and whatever was happening before was a result of rushing, or being around someone who is giving off some low vibrational energy.
4. SHAKE IT OFF.
This is one of Janice's go to exercises. Put on some upbeat music and shake, moving your body, and imagine excess energy falling into the Earth to be recycled. Do this for a few minutes, and then put on a slower, more meditative song. Stand still, rooted to the Earth. Your hands should be placed on your belly below your belly button and over your hip bones. Feel comfortable and breathe deep, imaging white light entering your head through the top of your skull and filling you from the bottom up.
While we still can't measure our own vibration and see where we are at on a high to low scale, we can certainly be aware of it and recognize that when we are feeling better; things go smoother, and we can find more joy in them. High vibrational energy is all around us, carrying with it energetic signals and messages that come in the form of intuition when we can match them with our own high vibrational energy. If we are vibrating lower, they may feel more like anxiety and seem overwhelming. If we really aren't receptive to them, they can jam the circuits of our mind so to speak, and we may feel like hiding or numbing out. Regardless, this energy is here to stay so the better choice would be to learn how to thrive in it. If you do, you'll see that other things don't effect you so much, and that, what's more, you can have a positive impact on those around you. Now, those are some good vibes.