I am so excited to include a Guest Bloggers Series🦋starting with my dear and long time sistah-friend, PamelaGrace Beatty.
I have had the pleasure of knowning PamelaGrace for many years starting from when we both lived in the California Bay Area. She is a talented visual artist, an awesome inspirational speaker and a true lover of dance. After hearing the following inspirational talk, I asked her to share it on my blog. I am delighted she accepted my offer so that I can share her grounded insights and wisdom with all of you.
Living in the Vibe by Pamelagrace Beatty
Everything is energy. The scientists discovered long ago that everything is made up of atoms. Now, in quantum physics we’ve discovered the atom is not the smallest component of all there is. We discovered the electrons and neurons that make up the atom have smaller components like bosons and quarks! Basically, when it comes right down to it, it’s all energy. Everything is energy. And the reason that we can tell one thing from another, for example people from trees from rocks, is related to the frequency of vibration. Or something like that. So, it follows that if everything is energy and this energy vibrates, then vibrations are key. There’s something in that for the way that human beings can live their lives. We are energy, we vibrate it. We are vibrating our energy all the time. Ours vibrations call to similar vibrations. Those vibrations create our experience of life
In a New Thought church I attended when I lived in California, on Valentine’s Day the minister would always insist that the single people who wanted a mate, stand up. She was asking us to clearly declare our intentions in front of everyone. She said if we could say we wanted a relationship in front of everyone, that would tell the Universe we were serious and that we would attract our mate. She was talking about energy, or vibrations.
One Sunday she had a guest speaker for the Valentine’s service and before we were asked to all stand up to declare our intention to find the love of our lives, the speaker said:
“You don’t get who you want, you get who you are”.
The room was totally quiet. You could almost hear the inner groans. I thought, “I don’t want who I am! I want more than who I am!” In that moment I realized I had some work to do on myself. If I want better, I had to be better. I needed to change how I was showing up in the world. I needed to change my thinking and lift my vibrations to a place where I could attract the person that I wanted to have in my life. And so it began.
We live in a world of energy and vibrations. The kind of energy that we are emitting shapes our vibration level. Lower vibrations produce lower results. Results we may wonder about and certainly not be happy about. If we’re experiencing anger or grief or envy, we are vibrating at an extremely low level. When we vibrate at lower levels, we attract that kind of situation into our lives. Have you ever awakened and had everything go wrong in the morning? You can’t find the shoes you want to wear; you discover you’re out of toothpaste; you stub your toe while going to the bathroom and you realize you’re not prepared for the meeting you’re going to have at work? You might say to yourself, “Today is going to be a bad day.” If you buy into that then that’s what it will be. Your vibrations have brought all that to you. But there is hope! You can change that bad beginning in a snap. Here’s a short cut to energy shifting.
Gratitude! The scientists have caught up with us who already knew that glad gratitude changes your vibrations. It’s a vibration “hack.” You don’t have to go through all the levels to finally get to a higher level of vibrating so that you can live in a higher and better place within yourself. The chart connected here shows lower vibrations in a path upward. In order to go from abject depression to pure joy you would have to move through all the levels of the vibration chart to get there. However, you can embrace the higher levels in the moment and skip past all the levels. It would be like jumping all the squares in monopoly and getting to Go and collecting $200. If you didn’t play Monopoly you still know what I mean. Gratitude, just being thankful with all your heart, will shift your vibration and your experience in a moment of your life. It’s so easy to get caught up in those lower levels of anger or fear or grief. They are very compelling. If you’ve ever had a conversation with someone where you fall into criticizing or despairing about something it’s so easy to just stay there going over story after story of misery allowing them to take your vibration lower and lower. That’s why those wise folks so often encourage us to hang out with people who are positive, not with those who will bring you down. Now this doesn’t mean have no tolerance nor empathy for people who are vibrating at a lower level, it only means don’t make those people your sole source of companionship.
So, the scientists have agreed that being grateful makes you feel better it’s better for your body it’s better for your mental state. However, there’s even more to it than that. I have done a gratefulness journal where before I go to sleep, I think of three things I’m thankful for, and then I wake up in the morning with what I’m thankful for. I’ve even gone so far as to try to see the good in something I didn’t think was so good. However lately I have been taking gratitude more seriously. Now when I look for the seeds of good to be grateful for in the bad, I sincerely seek them, and I find them. And I find that when I can truly embrace these seeds of good, I can feel a difference in how I think about the bad situation. My vibration rises.
You can tell where you are vibrating from simply noticing how you feel. The body speaks to us all the time. If you think about something like doing a job you hate, and notice how your body feels versus how you feel when you think of doing work you love, you will experience an example of what I’m speaking of. So, giving some time to think about the good in the situation can make a big difference. This shift may not happen overnight. You may have to keep going back and searching for those seeds of good and embracing them. For example if you got a divorce after years of being married and you feel you’ve wasted your life and that you were a failure, if you go back and remember the good moments the times where your vibrations were high where you were enjoying each other or maybe when you first fell in love, all of this can be considered seeds of good in spite of the way things ended. It makes it easier to let go of the upset around the situation. You can move on and take those seeds of good with you. You can use them as part of your vision for the perfect partner that you want next time.
Another novel approach to being grateful is “Future Gratitude”. As we envision what we want for our future – that perfect job, perfect mate, or that new experience of living totally in our passion, we can add being thankful for it. This is new to me. I’m just now working on that. I find it quite intriguing and unique. I am used to visualizing what I want in my life that I don’t have yet. It’s a good way to bring into your life what you don’t have but want. I have I’ve been applying being thankful for that future vision as though I already have it right now. It anchors the vision so that it’s not just some airy-fairy tale in my head. But it also seems to satisfy my soul. I feel calmer and more trusting that what I envision for my future is indeed in the works whether I see it or not. Here’s an additional benefit… not only does using these vibration hacks make us feel so much better it also reduces the time it takes for the visions we have of our future to manifest. In other words, we get what we want a lot sooner because we are vibrating at a higher level. You don’t have to take my word for it nor the scientists words for it just simply try it for yourself and see how you feel and see how it works. I guarantee that if you sincerely give gratitude and effort you will see a positive change in your life.