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Raising Your Vibration

 

You may have heard about raising your vibration or attaining a higher vibration level, particularly if you have an interest in holistic therapies or yoga. But what exactly is it all about and why is it important?

If you are not familiar with the Universal Laws, you may be familiar with the Law of Attraction from the book and film ‘The Secret’. Another Universal Law is the Law of Vibration, which states that all things are made of energy. Science confirms that everything in the Universe, is pure energy vibrating at different frequencies, and this includes you. This energy is constantly moving, oscillating and vibrating at different speeds.

We all vibrate energetically at a particular frequency. The lower the frequency of your vibration, the denser your energy. This may manifest as physical or emotional dis-ease. Life may appear more problematic and negative. In contrast, the higher the frequency of your vibration, the lighter your energy. You will be in better physical and emotional health as your body is in balance. You will experience a much more positive life, as it flows with synchronicities and clarity, with a deeper inner peace and happiness.

Your personal frequency impacts every aspect of your life. Your vibrational frequency emits out into the universe like radio waves through your thoughts and emotions. The mind is more powerful than you may imagine. The law of vibration and law of attraction tell us that we must align our energy with what we want to attract, therefore if we want positive experiences we must ensure that our thoughts and emotions are aligned to that level. High vibrations will attract the higher frequency more positive experiences, whereas low vibrations will attract the opposite.

So the question that you may be asking is ‘how do I raise my vibration?’

There are some simple things that you can do right away to start raising your vibration, these include spending time outdoors, gentle exercise, eating a healthy diet, limiting the time you spend on electronic devices (these emit invisible electromagnetic frequencies that can negatively impact your energy field), limiting exposure to violent news, surrounding yourself by positive people, showing kindness and compassion and expressing gratitude.

Other methods include meditation, practices such as yoga, using high vibrational crystals, reiki and opening, clearing and balancing your chakras (using reiki, crystals or colour).

The chakras are swirling funnel shaped energy centres that exist in the subtle body, not the physical body. The physical body consists of energy that vibrates very slowly, and is physically visible. The subtle bodies are external energy layers with higher rates of vibration that create a field of energy around the physical body, known as the aura. When they are healthy and functioning properly the chakras act as gateways for energy from the subtle bodies to enter the physical body via the nadis and meridians. Equally they provide an exit point for lower frequency energy to be released back into the subtle bodies for transmutation.

The flow of energy through the chakras is vital to maintain optimum well being. It is essential that our main chakras stay open, aligned, and fluid. If the chakras are not balanced or are blocked, the basic life force (sometimes called ‘chi’ or ‘prana’) will be slowed down. If one of the chakras is blocked or out of balance,then energy cannot flow freely and evenly throughout the body. Chakras can become blocked or unbalanced by long held negative states – mental, emotional and physical. If there is a blockage, energy cannot flow and this can lead to dis-ease, both physical and mental or emotional. When the vibrational frequency of these subtle bodies rise, they provide us with higher forms of energy, sensations, perception and awareness.

Raising your vibration may also allow you to make contact with other dimensions including the ‘spirit world’ and ‘angelic realm’ which resonate at a higher level of consciousness, bringing wisdom and guidance. By opening the third eye (brow chakra) we open up extra sensory abilities that lie dormant within us. Known as your sixth sense, this includes any form of communication that does not arrive in your consciousness through the five main senses. These spiritual gifts or psychic abilities may include clairvoyance (clear seeing), clairaudience (clear hearing) and clairsentience (clear feeling) among others. Whilst these abilities lie dormant within us, they are not necessarily something that we can ‘learn’, they often unfold spontaneously, however raising your vibration is a way to open this this door.

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Carnelian

Carnelian (a 16th century corruption of ‘cornelian’) is a variety of chalcedony, a mineral of the quartz family, coloured orange by impurities of iron oxide. Its name is thought to be derived from two sources, the ‘cornel cherry’ whose translucent red fruit resemble the stone, and the latin word ‘carnis’ meaning flesh.

Carnelian is best known for its translucent bright orange or red-orange colour, though it can vary in shade from a pale pink-orange through to a reddish brown. Some stones are solid in colour, some are flecked and some stones show beautiful banding. Most of the best carnelian stone is mined from India, though deposits are also found in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Britain, Iceland, and Peru.

carnelian tumblestones

 

Carnelian has a long history, and is one of the oldest known gemstones in legend. It was mentioned in the Bible as one of the twelve gemstones that featured on the breast plate of Aaron, the High Priest of the Israelites, signifying the blood of the martyrs. In Roman times it was used to make signet rings and for imprinting a seal on letters or important documents. The ancient Greeks and Babylonians saw Carnelian as a talisman of good luck. The ancient Egyptians revered Carnelian, referring to it as ‘the setting sun’. They identified orange hued stones with the fertile menstrual blood of the mother goddess Isis, and female energies. Red to brown hued versions were considered active male energy stones. It was worn by master architects to show their rank of builder and to guard against falling masonry and accidents. The Egyptians believed that Carnelian assisted the soul on its journey and had protective powers in the afterlife. In the Middle Ages, alchemists used Carnelian as a boiling stone to activate the energies of other chalcedonies, and it was once believed to prevent the Plague. Today, when carnelian is placed around the home, it is thought to protect against fire, storm, theft and accidents.

 

carnelian shades

The variety of colour in Carnelian.

 

Carnelian is a stabilising stone with high energy. The vibrations of carnelian resonates with different chakras, depending on the colour of the stone. Red carnelian resonates with the base (or root) chakra, clearing blockages and healing trauma. The base chakra is the foundation of physical and spiritual energy for the body. A healthy balanced base chakra provides strength and stamina and spiritually one’s sense of purpose on earth, bringing inner security and inner power. Orange carnelian resonates with the sacral chakra and stimulates the flow of information between the body and the mind. Confusion, dependency, lack of pleasure in life, and fear of sensuality manifest when this chakra is out of balance. More pink shades of carnelian may resonate with the heart chakra.

 

pink banded carnelian

A lovely piece of pink banded carnelian.

 

Physical

Carnelian energizes the physical body, bringing strength, stamina and vitality. Filled with life force energy, they assist in bringing blood supply to the organs and tissues, aiding tissue regeneration, boosting circulation, encouraging the absorption of nutrients and increasing metabolism. Carnelian can be beneficial for varicose veins, phlebitis, haemorrhoids and general congestion. They may also be helpful in healing skin conditions and scarring.

Carnelian is thought to be of benefit to those suffering from arthritis, rheumatism, neuralgia and similar conditions. It also may accelerate healing of damaged ligaments and bones.

Carnelian, particularly orange hued, is influential on the reproductive organs of males and females, boosting fertility and stimulating sexuality, helping to overcome issues such as frigidity and impotence. Orange hued stones are also linked to fertility and potency and may support conceiving a child.It may be of benefit to women in easing symptoms of the menstrual cycle and menopause.

orange carnelian

Orange Carnelian.

 

Mental and Emotional

Carnelian is a stabilising stone, grounding and anchoring in the present whilst promoting positive life choices to move forwards. It gives the courage to over come difficulties and be accepting of change. It brings trust in oneself and one’s own perceptions, giving clarity and decisiveness. Carnelian is a good stone for overcoming abuse of any kind, helping to overcome negative conditioning and imparting courage and confidence. It dispels fear and brings inner peace. Carnelian banishes emotional negativity and encourages a love of life, bringing feelings of warmth and joy.

Carnelian improves concentration, analytical skills, creativity and stimulates ambition and drive. It is useful in business, said to be a stone of prosperity. A stone of action, the high energy of this crystal brings vitality and removes mental lethargy, excellent for daydreamers.

Carnelian is an excellent crystal for loving and sexual relationships. Its help rekindle passion, overcome sexual anxieties and alleviate jealousy and possessiveness. Carnelian protects against envy, rage and resentment, calming anger. 

 

banded carnelian

Banded Carnelian.

Spiritual

Bestowing acceptance of the cycle of life, carnelian helps to remove the fear of death, and promotes positive life choices. In ancient civilisations, carnelian was believed to protect the dead on their journey to the afterlife, assisting the soul on its journey.

 

red carnelian

Red Carnelian.

 

How to use

Carnelian is most of benefit to the base and sacral chakra, carrying a carnelian tumblestone in your pocket is a good way keep the stone close to these areas, though wearing carnelian in any type of jewellery will still be beneficial, as long as it is within your aura.

To protect your home, place carnelians in each room, or a specific room that you spend most of your time in if you prefer.

 

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