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Coach Jeannette: Vibration Therapy

By Jeannette Maw

Improve your vibe to improve what you attract.
-by Jeannette Maw
Simply put, your vibration is the energy you broadcast according to your thoughts and feelings. We know that everything in the Universe is made of energy, including us and our thoughts and feelings.

If you're feeling hopeful, you've got a "hope" vibe going on. (And you're attracting things that will bring you more hope.) If you're thinking about how awful your job is, your vibe is "awful" and attracts more reasons to feel awful.

So your vibration dictates what you experience in life. What you vibrate, you attract. Paying attention to your vibration- and more specifically, improving it – is time well spent.

Tending to your vibe allows you to deliberately dial into an energy that attracts what you want in life. This is all in relation to the Law of Attraction and how "form follows thought."

Since we get what we vibrate, virtually everyone can benefit from a little vibration therapy. How do we do that? Boiled down to the basics, vibration therapy is about feeling good. Here are four tried and true methods to easily move up the energetic spectrum, putting you in better alignment with the good things you want. Which is, of course, how you get them.

Release resistance

Whenever you push against something, you're actually vibrating it. When I don't want my boyfriend to be late, I'm vibrating "late boyfriend." When we lobby for stronger laws against cruelty to animals, we vibrate "cruelty to animals." When we complain about drug-dealing neighbors, we vibrate exactly that. So resisting anything actually tangles you up in it even more. Remember, we get what we vibrate.

One of the best ways to rehabilitate your vibration is to stop pushing against what you don't want. Make peace with what is, and stop fighting against reality.

That doesn't mean you're stuck with what is, or that your current reality is what you're doomed to live forever. It does mean the first step in changing what you're living is giving up the fight against it.

I've found that's particularly alarming information for women at war with their bodies. They're often afraid if they stop hating something about themselves (big thighs, fat belly), they won't be motivated to continue the battle against it.

Yet, when you fight against "what is," including your body that you perceive as overweight or otherwise less than perfect, you actually reinforce that state.

Releasing the resistance to what you're fighting against offers immediate relief to your vibration. You'll feel an instant boost when you make peace with what is.

Eliminate tolerations

I used to believe tolerance was a virtue, a trait to embrace. But it turns out a toleration isn't necessarily good for your vibration.

The word comes from the Latin tolerare, which means to "bear" or "endure"; you can get a sense for why a toleration would be a drag on your energy.

To tolerate something means to "allow the existence of, to permit or endure or put up with something." This implies that the something (or someone) is less than ideal and tends to drain a person's energy. Thus, a toleration is often a hindering influence to the vibration.

So how do you eliminate tolerations? First you identify them. Jack Canfield suggests making an "irritations list" of the things that bother you or otherwise siphon off your energy. I've found it best to start with a top 10 list, and knock them out one by one. You'll likely find irritations in all areas of life: physical environment, financial, relationships, personal health.

After you've identified what's bothering you, get each one handled in whatever way feels best. Clean it, repair it, throw it out, hire help, delegate it, change your habit, or even just change your mind about letting it bother you. There are a variety of ways to eliminate the tolerations in your life. Get creative!

As you unload what doesn't feel good, you'll notice a significant improvement in your vibration.

Find your "feel good"

Your inner guidance speaks to you throughout the day, giving its two cents worth about what actions to take, what to do or not do, what direction to take. Most of us have learned to tune out that information, but reconnecting with it is a fabulous way to find your "feel good."

As you follow your "feel good", your vibration naturally buoys up to the heights that will serve you best. You know this feeling, right?

It's how it feels good to say no to the invite for the event you hate going to. Where you give away the jeans that make you feel big each time you wear them. Where you take off your shoes to walk barefoot in the long green grass at the park. When you hold up traffic behind you to let the other car in who'd never get in otherwise. That's good vibe therapy there!

Sometimes finding what feels good may be too far a stretch, and the best we can reach for is what feels better. Wherever you're at currently, just reach for something that feels better. That will move your energy up the vibrational scale.

Get selfish

As if it weren't bad enough suggesting that you end tolerations, now I'm asking you to raise your vibration by practicing selfishness? That's exactly right.

Here's the deal. Most of us are well-trained to put others first-our family, employers, spouses, neighbors. We often end up last on a long list of higher priorities.

And yet, if we aren't doing ourselves first, we don't have much to give anyone else. If you are not fulfilled, who are you for others? Empty, unsatisfied, tired and joyless. In that state, what do you have to offer?

Realizing you can't give away what you don't own makes it easier to release reluctance to put yourself on the front burner. Treating yourself as well as you do others allows your energy to hit lofty heights. And once you're in that territory, you are of much more benefit to the rest of us. Funny how that works, huh?

Remember, the reason it's important to manage your vibration and work up the energetic scale is because that's how we get in alignment with the good things we want. Whether it's material possessions like an Avenues loft, hybrid car and new iPod or more abstract things like a fulfilling relationship, optimal health and satisfying livelihood – vibrating at the higher end of the scale is what allows those things to manifest.

As dictated by the Law of Attraction, good things happen when we feel good. Indulging in some vibration therapy will elevate you to the heights that allow those good things in. As always, don't just take my word for it. Test it out for yourself.

Here's to enjoying your vibe therapy and all that life has to offer when you choose to feel good!

Jeannette Maw is an attraction coach and founder of Good Vibe Coaching in Salt Lake City. Your comments are invited at or

This article was originally published on May 31, 2007.