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Supercharge Your Vibe: 6 Vivid Vibrational Frequency Charts
Welcome to a colorful course on how to raise your vibration. From an emotional vibration chart to creating high vibration beliefs, it's all here.
*For your listening pleasure there is also an audio version of this article read by the author. It may include a few sidebars ;)
Vibrational Frequency Chart for Self Talk
One of the most pleasurable ways to raise your vibration is to rework how you speak to yourself. Sounds so easy right? In theory it is, but what I suspect makes this complex is we often feel we get something out of speaking harshly to ourselves. The same way nudging a horse with spurs gets an instant result we can often credit success, and action that pushes our lives forward, with our inner critic. A little dose of anxiety gets things done. Berating ourselves to work harder, or critiquing ourselves for our imperfections can lead to upward mobility in life. My hand is certainly raised for using these techniques.
I was only able to speak more peacefully to myself after I realized this horse & spur technique was only one way to get where I wanted. Yes, I could credit a decent amount of my success to being hard on myself…but there were other ways I could achieve the same result, while raising my vibration at the same time.
The prevalent sensations I experience when expanding in to self talk that will raise my vibration are tinges of excitement, and a touch of discomfort. “Whoa, what would it feel like to be someone who believes that?? How empowering!” Looking at the vibrational frequency chart above some of the high vibration beliefs may hover next to disbelief in many of us. High vibration self talk and beliefs are typically on the edge of our comfort zone (that’s what couples them with expansion). They feel like trying a new flavor of ice cream. We aren’t quite sure those toppings mix together well…but whoa, what a tantalizingly zesty combination.
Vibrational Frequency Chart of Emotions
I’d like to preface this emotional vibration chart with a disclaimer to not feel discouraged if you’re experiencing emotions on the low vibration list. The point isn’t as much where you are, but being conscious of where you primary sit in the range, and if you are moving upward to raise your vibration or not. If you’ve been feeling overwhelmed, and spend a Saturday feeling bored instead, it’s worth celebrating!
Even referring to emotions as high and low vibration throws some shade. Our vibration is just information about our state of being and what we are resonant with, not something to judge as good or bad. It can be beneficial to experience periods of life vibrating in a slower oscillation to build certain skills, plus understand how to achieve (and appreciate) times of higher oscillation.
There are numerous claims that emotions can relate to vibratory states, but I have yet to find an article explaining why. Here’s my hypothesis: I posit emotions are states we enter that cause our body to whisk up various neurochemical cocktails of hormones and neurotransmitters. These cocktails are of varying quality, and the chemical messages seem to cause atoms in our cells to increase or decrease their oscillations.
For example, unworthiness (while not on this chart) is lounging on a beanbag with fear and guilt. This emotional state is characterized by the absence of neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin, and hormones like norepinephrine and testosterone. It’s the cocktail equivalent of saying, “I’d like a Malibu & water please.” All we really need to know about this cocktail is what’s NOT in it. Conversely, passion is a cocktail made with Prosecco fizzing over with oxytocin, a base of endorphin infused gin, and finished with just a dash of epinephrine. Cheers!
Lower vibratory states tend to be associated with deficiencies in neurotransmitters and hormones, and overly excited vibratory states are connected to excess. For example, one component of mania is an excess of norepinephrine. Like Goldilocks, we are looking for a balance in our hormones and neurotransmitters, and it appears our cells may hum and dance along in happiness when we find that balance. (I swear, sometimes figuring out how to raise vibration seems like a game of being dumped off on the edges of life and told to go find the middle- when you can’t see the other side.)
If you’d like to work on raising the vibration of your emotional world check out How to Raise Your Vibration (Part 3: Inner World).
Vibrational Frequency Chart: The Anatomy of a Belief Structure Shift
“I really appreciate having someone in my life who has the courage to make big mistakes.” Had I been a smaller person I may have hung up on my friend for saying this to me last week. However, I love this soul dearly and hearing this odd compliment gave me the hugest smile. I soaked it in for hours. Me? Courage? He was right; I’d made some seriously grave adulting errors in recent memory, but I didn’t need to beat myself up about it. I could actually be… proud of myself. Recently, a small handful of friends even called me brave. (This is what you get when you quit your job to pursue fulfillment btw. People call you brave and then probably feel thankful they aren’t living your life.)
I’ve had people call me brave before, but I couldn’t ever embody the feeling. I realized people just didn’t know how nervous I was inside doing all the stuff I was earning the compliments over. I didn’t feel brave, so I couldn’t see myself as brave. I couldn’t go from seeing myself as a wobbly fawn to brave instantly. If I wanted to try and feel what others were reflecting to me, I needed to shift gradually.
This vibrational frequency chart reflects my journey to become a higher vibration person by raising the vibration of my thoughts. Any time someone mentioned brave to me I slowed down and felt my own confusion at the words. I just let that sit. Over months confusion ebbed away to curiosity and looking at myself differently. I started to see things I’d missed before. Realize I could be brave and afraid at the same time, and one didn’t negate the other. I was able to somewhat agree…and it just flowed upward from there.
I absolutely certain dear reader that you possess all manner of magical character traits you haven’t absorbed about yourself yet. My wish for you is this vibrational frequency chart inspires a journey to raise your vibration by altering the frequency of your beliefs. I want you to glow when you are able to agree with 100% of the warm reflections you’ve been given throughout your life.
There is one more element to shifting belief structures I wasn’t able to cram on this chart. The sooner we begin to take small actions in alignment with our new belief structure the faster the cement will set. Actions are us embodying the new beliefs, and working through any emotional blockages to believing them. Without action we only understand something intellectually. For new beliefs to influence our vibrational frequency we want to nestle in to the associated emotions. Repeat after me: What I feel is what gets recorded in to my frequency.
If you’d like to play with updating your mental programming try How to Raise Your Vibration (Part 2: Programming).
Vibrational Frequency Chart: Brain Wave Frequencies
Synchronized electrical activity in the brain is called a brain wave. Masses of neurons communicating simultaneously create electrical pulses we call brain waves. These communications have a vibrational frequency, shown on the chart for each brain wave. Most humans get stuck in beta.
Raising your vibration is often about flexibility. We want to cultivate the ability to transition gracefully between periods of our life in the macro, and if we can refine our ability to transition between brain wave frequencies in the micro- well, now we’re almost super human. This is flow at its finest, and with flow comes a higher vibration.
When we get stuck in narrow ways of being we halt the expansion of vibrational frequency. Excess time in beta leads to anxiety, stress, insomnia, overthinking and cortisol release. Sound about right for the pace of society? I don’t think I need to tell you this isn’t your highest vibration state.
Back to the vibrational frequency chart above, every brain wave is responsible for triggering the release of hormones and neurochemicals (many of which make us feel happy and calm). If we primarily live in a way that chains our brain to one frequency we miss out on what’s released during other frequencies. We can’t even absorb these in supplement form without the proper brainwave state.
Outside of beta, we want to kick up in to gamma to experience mental flow, or down to alpha for creative flow and relaxation. Here’s a few techniques to shift the vibrational frequency of your brain:
Getting to Gamma
Gamma is peak mental performance; information is linking across all areas of the brain. It’s approaching tasks that take heightened levels of focus and processing with a calm mind. Peak performers tend to have higher levels of gamma brainwaves. If you want to raise your vibration for peak performance amplify your gamma by spending time in the sun, taking an omega 3 supplement, brain exercises, feeling compassion, meditating, and reading for enjoyment. (Look at you on your way to gamma now!)
Beta: Society’s Default Brain Wave
There’s nothing innately wrong with beta. We’re alert, solving problems, having conversations, and learning new things. Fabulous. Our brain just gets highly annoyed with too much beta- and throws a tantrum of stress, cortisol and tense muscles to get our attention. We do many intellectual tasks in beta that could be achieved at a higher level in gamma.
As Tony Robbins states, “There is no problem that can’t be solved in alpha.” Alpha is a relaxing contemplative state, with potential for peak creative flow at the intersection with theta. We land here after a blissful meditation, moment of gratitude, finding forgiveness, or the rest period after a high intensity workout. (That moment in yoga when you start thinking about your grocery list during savasana is what it feels like to slip from alpha back to beta.)
Transporting to Theta
Welcome to the land of the monk, the experienced meditator. If you’ve ever zoned out while you were driving you know what theta feels like. The 7.83 Hz zone on the edge of alpha is a main resting frequency for the Schumann resonance, earth’s heartbeat. Grounding helps us resonate with this frequency, as does shamanic drumming, and deep inhales and exhales held for counts of 4 at the top and bottom of the breath. You can even pop a probiotic; B. Longum strain 1714 lowers anxiety and helps usher us to theta.
Deepening in to Delta
Delta is deep sleep and healing. The very edge of theta before delta is seen as another sweet spot for creativity, but more of the lucid dream variety. Both Thomas Edison and Salvador Dali were known for napping with objects in their hands that would drop when they fell asleep. This waking on the cusp of delta allowed them to harvest unique ideas found in this state.
Getting to delta is more about what we avoid. As Dave Asprey notes, “Blue light is the junk food of the light world.” If we want to slow down our brain waves we want to block blue light. Exposure to pesticides and air pollution also mess with delta activity.
Vibrational Frequency Charts: When High Vibration Activities Become Low Vibration Activities
The difference between high vibration activities and low vibration activities is understanding too much of something often becomes its opposite. We can take the energetic lift and vitamin D from sunshine and drive it down the road to an epic tan, then to sunburn, and finally to skin cancer. Creating and maintaining a robust vibrational frequency is about nailing proportions. A major defining factor in high vibration activities is knowing when to stop.
Raising vibration is about identifying the point of maximum return at the top of the rainbow, sensing when we’ve tipped to the downside, and knowing it’s diminishing returns from there on out. Even if all we see are benefits in the rearview mirror. The impulse to double down on what worked previously will only hasten our slide to a low vibration place. High vibration activities done in excess often become low vibration activities.
This applies to both conscious and unconscious behaviors. Checking out emotionally to avoid experiencing periods of disconnection or emotional pain early in life can become ADHD later in life. What’s meant to be a transitory state becomes a trait when our brain builds neural pathways that lock in the state.
When we act in narrow ways trauma, and avoidance of emotional states we perceive to be unmanageable, are typically driving behavior. A determination to never be the fat kid again, a desire not to feel the emotional pain of abandonment. Staunchly push away from one thing, and we often push right in to another equally narrow state of being- and consider it the “best” or “only” way to achieve what we want. We miss that we are stuck in a narrow tunnel of opposites; our lateral moves have evaporated. This is how an avoidance of trauma or emotional states keeps our lives (and vibration) small.
A relaxed brain sees value in a multitude of ways of being. It’s flexible and able to glide between emotional states and various ways of doing things. Living this way we are less likely to push things so far that we start experiencing diminishing returns, as shown in the vibrational frequency chart above.
I can only write this section having reflected on these behaviors in my own life. One imbalance shoves me in to another imbalance- and I call it growth because I’m doing something different. It is growth, but it’s a high effort low vibration pathway to growth. This is the slow journey to center. When we freely choose our path regardless of past experiences, that’s true freedom, and a straight route to a high vibration life.
I’m not typically a chart person so this was an adventure for me. Hope you enjoyed, and that I may see you again!