In order to Elevate your life, we work with a simple set of 5 principles that serve to rise you to your fullest potential and create a long-lasting transformation. Today I will be talking about the fifth and final principle: Elevate.
We have spoken about all of the elements that create and add to elevating our lives, be it grounding practices, radiant health, reclaiming power or discovering purpose. The final step in the process is now to rise up!
So how do we achieve this elevated state?
There are many answers and ways of doing this, today I will share 3 simple steps you can use to help you vibrate higher.
Frequency of Love or Fear
The first way we can rise up is by becoming aware of the frequency we are operating on. Love is the highest vibration there is and ideally the best place for us to be functioning from. Fear is the lowest.
Each time we take action it will either be driven by love or by fear, as both vibrations cannot both be present at the same time. Therefore, our actions can only be based on one of two things, either:
A negative vibration of fear, or;
A positive vibration of unconditional love.
John Lennon says:
“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.”
All of the qualities assigned to the vibration of love are positive and provide that elevated feeling that is sought far and wide. Fear is full of negative emotions. We may have learned to live from a state of fear based on our upbringing, friends, or work colleagues but it is up to us to change.
Love is our natural state of being. It is time we begin to embrace our true nature and step away from possession, from fear, and into joy, freedom, expansion, and love.
When you have the choice… which you do, always chose love over fear.
In order to rise up and elevate, it is important to use this question as a daily reminder:
Right now, in this very moment am I operating from love or fear?
This will serve as a guide to ensure you are aligning your frequency with that of love.
The second tool we can use to elevate ourselves is gratitude, I recently spoke of this in the power segment. Gratitude is something that I adopted as a practice many years ago, after I noticed the positive effects that it had on my life. The art of gratitude made me feel abundant every single day. Whilst everyone else was out there comparing themselves, longing for what they did not have, I was saying thank you for what I did have.
This switch in mind-set automatically moves you into a higher frequency. I saw no need to compare myself to others, as we are all on our own journey. Despite the good intentions of many of those teaching about gratitude, the missing key is the feeling of gratitude. For it is the feeling of gratitude that changes things and it is important that we understand the energy pattern behind the sentiment.
If you write down ten things you are grateful for every evening before you go to bed but you do not feel the shift in energy as you write then it is an empty exercise. This practice will achieve very little, even if you feel a bit better. In order to create prosperity and encourage more to enter into your life, you must truly feel the value of and an appreciation for every gift and blessing.
Choosing to focus on the good we are already experiencing, allows us to be content with what we have right now. Regardless of whether we have the lifestyle, dream job or money we desire. Acceptance and gratitude for your life exactly as it is places you automatically into a better vibrational frequency and attracts more for you to feel grateful for. If we are already practising gratitude and feeling this feeling on a daily basis, the universe will only deliver that of a matching vibration. Like attracts like.
As I wrote in my book Twenty8: The Age of Power, my teacher explained it to me like this:
"The energy pattern of gratitude within your consciousness and bio-field will then attract to you by sympathetic resonance more events and gifts about which to feel gratitude. Conversely, if you focus upon the perception of lack, inequality and victimhood (which the mass media perpetually encourage), then you will attract further events which resonate with this energy pattern”.
A great way of incorporating gratitude into your daily practice is practising this tool at the end of each day. I will look back over my day and instead of saying, how was my day? I will ask, what am I most grateful for?
Tell me, what are you most grateful for today?
The third way to elevate your life is by creating a positive, abundant, limitless mindset. The mind is a very powerful tool, and if used correctly can assist us in acquiring everything we ever dreamed of. If we do not master the mind, we will find ourselves stuck in the same pattern cycles and habits that do not serve us in the long run.
These limiting beliefs that we develop over time may start out small, but if we are not careful can become big road blocks. Brian Tracy tells us:
“You begin to fly when you let go of self-limiting beliefs and allow your mind and aspirations to rise to greater heights.”
What limiting beliefs are holding you back?
Write down as many self-limiting beliefs as you can think of.
These may be as simple as: success takes hard work, or money doesn’t grow on trees.
Now that you know what is holding you back, it is time to re-wire the brain and start to programme yourself with new beliefs that will serve you better. I have done this a number of times on my journey and so long as you choose new beliefs that you resonate with and feel positive about you will be able to condition yourself to automatically choose these new beliefs.
A word of warning this does not necessarily come over night, in my own personal journey to love, it took me months of training to rewire my brain – this was because my feeling of unworthiness in love was so deep rooted and went all the way back to childhood.
I am sure you are aware of the internal chatter that starts to become present as soon as we begin to quote a new affirmation to replace an old belief, for example: “I am worthy of love”. The inner mean girl or boy will start, “no you aren’t”, or “oh you think that’s going to work”. This can be frustrating at the beginning but this chatter will subside – the important part is to acknowledge it, and declare: “it is safe for me to change”.
Now that you have the self-awareness of these beliefs or negative habits you will have the power to master your mindset and choose a new path.
I recommend using present tense I AM affirmations to assist with your development. Affirmations are positive statements that we can use to enhance our lives. Affirmations are like any other discipline they must be practiced regularly in order for them to work.
And as Cassandra Anaya says:
“Affirmations can be equated to the children's story: "The Little Engine That Could".... I think I can; I think can; I think I can.... AND HE DID!”
I personally like to hand write my affirmations and keep them in a place where I regularly will see them, this way I will be constantly reminded of my new beliefs throughout the day.
How will you choose to rewire your limiting beliefs and what I am affirmations will you choose to support your growth?
This concludes our 5 part Elevate series, I hope that you found these tools valuable in learning how to elevate your life and rise to your fullest potential.
With love & gratitude,