Feel Better: use your vibes

It would be fun if all we had to do was press the ‘up’ button on our elevator.

Or use a magic spyglass to focus on something lovely, and slide ourselves right through the lens to go there.

Guess what?  We have an elevator.
We have a spyglass.

When we’re down in the dumps, this elevator-thing is hard to hear.  Our ears get blocked.  Like we’re deep underwater. Everything sounds and looks murky.  Good times feel sooo far away, we can barely believe they exist at all.
But how does a diver come up from the depths?  A little at a time.

We know everything in this world is vibration – everything oscillating in its unique way, with its own amplitude.
More important, there is a vibrational emotional scale upon which we travel every moment of our life.  It ranges from the depths of depression and pain to the heights of joy and freedom.

Many versions of this vibrational scale are available to explore.  I believe David Hawkins was the first to publish this material in 1995, in his book, Power versus Force.
Abraham-Hicks has been talking about this scale for two or three decades.

Here is my simplified model of the scale.
If you are in the throes of a yucky green depression, at the bottom of this diagram, and you find yourself starting to feel angry, this is a good sign.  You are moving upward in vibration.  By the time you get to hope, the good-feeling vibes are within your reach.


joy/freedom

belief/knowing

optimism

 

hope

boredom

worry

 
discouragement

anger

 
hatred/revenge

depression/powerless

Of course we always dance up and down this emotional scale.  As humans, we use every one of these vibrations.  Don’t reject any of them.  Life is variety.  We embrace the wholeness of our varied emotions.
But we also have a set point, a place on the scale where we tend to hang out.  This set point can go higher and happier as we learn to use our spyglass.

In olden times, (which my kids would say is my generation), we thought that if our life seemed sad and painful, such was our fate.
Not so!
We have the gift of focus, which is our spyglass.

Energy follows attention.
Attention feeds whatever it rests upon.

So there you are lounging at the beach, with luscious sunshine, balmy breeze, the steady soothing sound of the waves, the song of the seagulls.  You’re at the top of the emotional scale, top floor of the elevator.  You bask in these delights, focusing and reveling in each one, in a symphony of happiness.  Volleyball game nearby.  You let your eyelids drift down.  Suddenly a volleyball guy sprays sand into your smile.

You drop right down the elevator shaft of that vibrational scale.  Now you’re pissed.  Your entire focus is in your mouth, spitting out the sand.  All the beauty disappears.  Now the whole world is the grit in your teeth.

Note the way focus works:  focus takes you there.
(Obvious and yet not so obvious in the heat of the moment.)

It’s as if you slipped yourself through a spyglass and landed wherever you aimed it.
In this split-second you’ve dropped  – and that’s fine, that’s life.  But it is your choice to stay there or not.  It takes guts to make a good choice.

You can feed the anger with your own stories about athletic bullies or incompetent beach hosts.  Throw in a poor-me story.  For the sake of social decorum, you might sit and stew rather than jump up and yell at the volleyball game.  Or you can yell, go ahead.  Make an acid remark to the careless guy, or kick sand on his towel.
Yuck.  Who wants to hang out in this murky, bad-feeling vibe?

You can take a deep breath, acknowledge that volleyball is fun.  Re-focus on the beauty of the seashore.

Enough about the jolly beach:  let’s talk real life.  I’m miserable at the moment and I can’t see my way out.  I’m the deep diver with tons of water pressure on me.

So take a few short steps.  Fill in the blanks:
It would be worse if ___________________________________________
At least I’m not  ______________________________________________
I feel nearly okay when I  _______________________________________
At least I have my  _____________________________________________
I feel neutral when I  ___________________________________________
The misery doesn’t bother me so much when I _____________________________
At least I can still__________________________________________________
I’m glad I didn’t  __________________________________________________
One activity I can count on is  _________________________________________
I’m not too old to _________________________________________________
I’m kinda glad that ________________________________________________
It’s cool that ____________________________________________________
It’s really a blessing that ___________________________________________
I’m actually grateful for ____________________________________________

Maybe you look around and notice how blue the sky is, or how green the grass.  Maybe you hear a bird singing or a cat’s meow.  Maybe you’re grateful to have a roof over your head, or to have the freedom of no roof, outdoors.  Maybe you’re glad to have food on your plate, or the opportunity to lose a little weight . . .
As you count more and more blessings, filling your eyes with what is good, the misery gets crowded out of your attention.  The spyglass hones in on something good, and the rest of the world recedes.
Crowd it out:  Amplify what IS working well.

This is only talk until we really use it.  It takes practice to pick up that telescope, that chosen focus.  It takes mindfulness to push the elevator button when somebody just got your goat. The wonderful part is, once you get good at using your spyglass and pushing your elevator buttons, then your set-point on the scale stays higher and happier.
More people befriend you, because it feels so good to hang out with a happy person.   More happy times are attracted into your life, because that’s where you live – in the satisfied, contented vibration.

Even if you are in physical pain, that pain will diminish when you telescope the brighter side of things closer into your awareness.  Ramp up appreciation for all you do enjoy, and such blessings will crowd out the troubles.

The peanut gallery says:  this is only distraction.
Yes, it is focused movement of attention.  Call it distraction if you like.
Who knew it could be so valuable?

Genius is about focusing.  

Energy follows attention. 

Attention feeds whatever it rests upon.

Exercise your ability to focus. 

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About Diane Stallings

Diane Stallings RN, Reiki Master, Energy Healer, Healing Touch, Enneagram Coach, EFT tapping, Meditation Coach, Nutritionist, Integrative Health Coach www.joystream.net
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