The technique of elevating your vibration appears in numerous books about attracting the perfect partner, job, house or anything else your heart desires. When these books describe it in a way comparable to a get-rich-quick scheme though, it can make the technique appear gimmicky and shallow.

However, a respectable field of science – quantum physics – provides evidence and logic supporting this technique’s effectiveness. Also, that field’s systematic means of analysis lends structure to the amorphous realm of mysticism, enabling the scientific and the spiritual to meet halfway. This article uses cannabis as a case study to demonstrate how that can be done. Read on to see our findings.

What is a person’s “vibration”?

Here’s a very concise explanation of what a person’s vibration is, defined in the context of quantum physics, which deals with physical phenomena at microscopic scales. For thorough explanations from experts in the field (versus the humble author, a student of it), refer to the sources cited at the end of this article, as well as the wealth of information available online.

What is a vibration?

A vibration is the oscillation (i.e., movement back and forth) of the parts of something whose equilibrium (i.e., balance) has been disturbed.

What is it that’s vibrating?

In the context of quantum mechanics, the things that vibrate are called “particles.” These are the smallest bits of physical matter in existence – smaller than molecules, smaller than atoms, smaller than the protons at the center of the atoms, smaller than anything you can think of. There are different kinds of particles (quarks, photons, etc.), but particles are the end point in measuring any physical thing.

What’s making the particles vibrate?

Two kinds of forces combine to create the vibration: an acting force and a restoring force. The acting force disturbs the equilibrium of the particle(s), and the restoring force counters that and creates the back-and-forth movement (oscillation) of the particle(s). The interaction between the two forces unfolds as a transfer of energy, and energy is the essence of everything in the universe. It’s what planets, trees, roads and all things existing in the past, present or future are made of.

What kinds of forces exist?

The four known fundamental forces in the universe are gravity, electromagnetism, strong nuclear forces and weak nuclear forces.

How can you tell what a person’s vibration is?

Vibrations generate waves, and the number of waves that pass a certain point per second equals a frequency, which is measured in hertz (Hz). Emotions consist of particles, and these particles are in constant vibration owing to the perpetual transmutation of energy. So, for any given emotion, a different frequency registers. Thus, a person’s emotional state is what determines that person’s vibration.

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Why should you care what your vibration is?

Your vibration (frequency, really) isn’t what actually matters, as that’s only a metric. Rather, your emotional state – quantified in Hz as a frequency – is what matters. So, “elevating your vibration” is a technical way of referring to getting you into a relatively better emotional state. Now, that’s a gross oversimplification, but you get the gist.

For instance, look at the frequencies of human emotions, already measured and presented in emotional vibration charts. As you can see, emotions that render you less comfortable (e.g., shame, fear, anger) have lower frequencies. When you elevate your frequency, you’re advancing to a more comfortable (for lack of a better word) emotional state.

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Image Credit: CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons

With a higher vibration/frequency, you not only feel better but also improve your life and the lives of every living thing in the universe. The 12 laws of the universe explain how that is. One law you’ve likely heard of is the Law of Attraction, which says that vibrations of the same frequency are drawn to each other. The main idea is, Give and you shall receive. If you want to receive love, you must first give love, for example.

How can you elevate your vibration?

Entire bookstores, not just books, can answer that question for you. However, to avoid leaving you hanging, here are a few ways suggested in such books:

  • Acts of kindness
  • Chakra work
  • Dancing
  • Gratitude lists
  • Keeping company with people who have high vibrations (people full of joy, love, etc.)
  • Meditation
  • Psychotherapy
  • Singing
  • Sound baths
  • Yoga

Anything that will move you higher up the frequency range of vibration-calibrated emotions is a way to elevate your vibration. So, if you’re vibration is 150 Hz because you’re angry about something, in order to elevate your vibration/frequency, you’ll need to deal with that anger. One way to do that is to channel it into a physical release, such as vigorous exercise. With that resolved, you might rise to 250 Hz, a point of neutrality; it all depends on how effective that is for you as an individual.

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Photo by cottonbro studio/

Can cannabis elevate your vibration?

It can, yes, but don’t expect weed to slingshot you up to 700+ Hz, a state of enlightenment.

The psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), has been proven for millennia to transform a person spiritually. Along with other entheogens, THC illuminates spiritual pathways. If traveled, these pathways can lead to lasting personal growth, and that is what will elevate your vibration well beyond any high. Just like seeing a shrink regularly, keeping a list of things you’re grateful for, and hanging out with upbeat people, consuming THC – with the approval of your physician – is a conduit for change, but not the change itself.

In sum, weed factors into elevating your vibration in that its THC can dislodge you from a low-vibration emotional state (e.g., fear) that you were stuck in – assuming, of course, that THC affects you positively. After you’ve been rescued from that pit though, it’s up to you to maintain the momentum and pursue enlightenment in earnest. Do things to become a calmer, kinder, more loving, more appreciative person. And if a joint, gummy, tincture or any other cannabis goodie can be of assistance on your journey, let it do its good work too.

Kathleen Hearons is a writer, editor, linguist and voice over actor from Los Angeles. She specializes in creative writing and research-intensive analysis and reporting.  




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