I got an interesting question in a comment on an article I previously posted about how gratitude for the everyday miracles in life is the cornerstone practice for shifting vibrational energy to a higher level. Awesome Reader A. wondered why energy shifting takes so long and asked:
I wonder why sometimes it takes years to raise one’s vibration? You may want it and work at it, but it is something that happens by itself, in its own time, even if it does take years.
I think the main reason energy shifting and raising one’s vibration can take so long is that you can’t just make it happen; no matter how much you want that shift to come about, you can never force it to happen. You also can’t think your way into a shift using logic or facts. Something I was told very early on in my own journey is that this is an emotional exercise, not an intellectual one. And while an intellectual understanding of these concepts and the principles behind that can certainly help (because it can lower our resistance to these concepts when we understand the where and the why of them), we have to feel our way through it. But you cannot feel your way through something until you’re really and truly ready for it.
And I think that for a lot of us, this is one of the biggest challenges we face with all of this energy shifting stuff; we understand the concepts, we know why it works and how it’s supposed to happen, we see other people making their own shifts with seeming ease, and we get so frustrated when it’s not happening for us as quickly as we want it to. We have a problem with finding the patience to let this feeling process occur in its own time and in its own way. And this just creates more resistance.
Energy shifting requires total surrender
There’s a surrendering that has to happen with vibrational energy shifting and manifesting the things you want in life, almost a giving up of sorts. I think you need to surrender yourself completely to the process, to trust completely and without doubt that it will happen. And it’s that trust aspect that I believe is the hardest part of all of this. Most of us have really big issues when it comes to complete trust; in an effort to protect ourselves, we are innately wary and always on the lookout for signs of danger or betrayal. So that, of course, is what we attract into our lives, and why we have such a hard time achieving the energy shifts that we so desperately want.
We can’t quite edge ourselves over into that realm of unwavering, complete trust in our own power to create the things we want. There’s always that little kernel of doubt that whispers “What if it doesn’t work? What if I’m wrong and this stuff isn’t real? What if it’s real for everyone else but I’m just not good enough to be able to make it work for me?” These are strong doubts, and their energy is often stronger than the energy or vibe shift that we’re trying to create and this causes a lot of wavering and flickering in our energy patterns… sometimes we jump up to that higher level, and it’s exhilarating, but more often we find ourselves back at our baseline, or even dropping lower because we feel so badly about our inability to keep ourselves stable at that higher level.
I think that it’s this struggle that we contend with day in and day out that puts off our shift in vibration. I believe that if we could learn to just let go, to trust ourselves and trust the Universe, then the energy shifting process would likely happen much faster. We need to let go of the old programming and the old hurts that keep us on the lookout for new hurts. Let it all go. Look within. And return to the trust that we were all born with. Trust the process completely; surrender to it and believe that it will happen when you are ready, at the perfect time and in the perfect way.
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Very powerful article, Nathalie! Thank you so much!!!
“Trust the process completely; surrender to it and believe that it will happen when you are ready, at the perfect time and in the perfect way.” Yes, this is what one must do. This is how one finds a mate after years of looking for the one. They give up, do not obsess on marriage anymore, forget what others think of them being single and viola, it happens. The same reason why couples can go through years of IVF and fertility treatments, the docs tell them they cannot conceive, they forget about having a child, and viola, positive pregnancy test! It is the same thing.
We need to let go and not allow our desires to be tainted by what others say and what we have been conditioned with and what this reality seems to show us. We need to step off the ledge and trust that the universe will not let us fall, even though all the indications are there that we will. But, there is a net down there hidden somewhere and it is not our job to see, we must know that it is there and things will be taken care of eventually. Meanwhile one may be thankful that they look young, and healthy and vibrant so that they have time for manifestations to occur. That there is no such thing in universal terms as too late, because society sure puts deadlines in our face. Deadlines is not even a good term to use as the “deadline: was from the old west and the point beyond the fort where no one can help you of you passed it, as you were on your own beyond that point. See, even with that society is so skewed with the definition.
I’ve heard so many stories about couples who’ve conceived after they give up trying. It seems to happen when they go on vacation and forget about everything. Ask for what you want and release it to the Universe… 🙂
The net is always there in some form or other. There’s a quote I like that says something along the lines of “on particularly rough days I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through hard times so far is 100%, and that’s pretty darn good”. Most of the stuff we fret and freak out about never come to pass. If we can just remind ourselves of this more often, then I think it would be easier to just relax about things and learn to trust the process more.