20 Ways to Expand Your Consciousness and Raise Your Frequency

Did you know that every action you take, every word you speak, and every thought you think directly affects your vibrational frequency?

This is both inspiring and empowering, as it helps us realize that we are the true creators of our world. Good or bad, we create our own experiences. Like attracts like, which is why it’s so important to understand how to achieve higher consciousness and raise your frequency.

Here are 20 different ways to begin integrating a higher level of consciousness and start raising your frequency.  You may want to pick a few of these that speak to you and start being mindful of including them in your daily life.

1. Gratitude

Practice thankfulness every single day. It’s helpful to keep a gratitude journal nearby to help you remember to take the time to express thanks for the many blessings in your life. When you’re feeling down and out, remembering the little gifts and joys in your life can help raise your vibration immensely. In addition, be sure to express gratitude directly to those for whom you are thankful.

2. Positive Thoughts

“Think happy thoughts” is more than just a saying. When we get overrun with negativity, our vibration lowers. Striving to think more positively helps us to align with happiness, bringing us better health, longevity, and relationships. An easy way to stay positive is to acknowledge negative thoughts, see them for what they are, and allow them to shift into something more hopeful and true. Remember, your thoughts become things, so be sure you’re thinking of good things!

3. High Frequency Foods

What we put in our bodies directly affects our vibrational frequency. Healthy foods like fruit and veggies, fresh herbs, and whole foods help flush out toxins and increase our vibration. Fast food and processed meals, on the other hand, starving our bodies of nutrients while lowering their vibration. Ever wonder why you feel sluggish after a Big Mac? It’s not just your physical body that’s in turmoil – it’s your spiritual body, as well. You truly are what you eat!

4. Yoga

Do yoga (or a similar practice, such as tai chi) to shift your mental vibration. Practicing yoga helps us to reach higher states of enlightenment while grounding in the present moment. It’s important to avoid fad yogas that are aimed solely at physical goals, such as weight loss, and aim to practice forms that incorporate the mental, physical, and spiritual.

5. Rebounding

Rebounding is a low-impact exercise that’s performed on a trampoline. Although it’s popular for burning calories and strength training, this easy (and fun!) way to work out can also increase the body’s vibration. Rebounding enhances lymphatic drainage, which helps clear the body of toxins and stagnant energy, and the element of play itself raises our vibration. So, bounce away!

6. Meditation

Meditation increases awareness and helps us gain control over the mind and body. It opens the doors to inspiration, creativity, and spiritual awareness which, in turn, helps us connect with angels and the higher self. Consistency is better than the length when it comes to this practice – for instance, it’s better to meditate every day for ten minutes rather than once a month for an hour. Aim to meditate daily in order to maintain a high vibrational state.

7. Positive people

Think about the people you tend to hang out with (and those who tend to gravitate towards you). Taking a step back and observing our circle of friends and acquaintances can paint an accurate picture of where our vibration may be lacking. Be sure to surround yourself with people who support you, see you, and are living fulfilling lives themselves. The very act of being around positive people can help inspire, motivate, and raise your vibration substantially.

8. New Adventures

Doing something new and exciting is the key to living a fulfilling life! When we get stuck in ruts, our energy can become stagnant and stale. Opening ourselves up to new experiences, people, and situations can give us the wake-up call that we need. Take matters into your own hands by planning a spur-of-the-moment trip, calling an old friend for a fun rendezvous, taking a different route home, trying new food, etc. Not all adventures have to be big ones – start small and see where the wind takes you.

9. Open your heart

Opening your heart doesn’t mean becoming a doormat for other people and their personal dramas. It means being more vulnerable and courageous in giving and receiving love. Love is a very high frequency emotion and, unfortunately, not many of us get enough of it. Make sure that you reach a balance here, neither spreading yourself too thin or taking too much. The key to living an authentic life is to trust, hope, and open your heart to both giving ad receiving.

10. Enjoy nature

This is an easy one! Make time to step outdoors often, even if it’s just for a quick stroll around the block. We can all find the time to breathe fresh air, stick our feet in the earth, and hug a tree. You can enjoy nature indoors, too, by striving to make a connection with your plants. Sing to them, talk to them, and enjoy the practice of connecting with mother earth and allowing her to increase your vibration.

11. Radical responsibility

Be wholly responsible for all things in your life – the good, the bad, and the ugly. This practice puts you in the driver’s seat of life, rather than stuck in the back of the car. Victimhood helps nobody, and shirking responsibility can make us give away our power. Instead of staying stuck in this state, take wholehearted responsibility for every action that you take, and make no excuses for yourself.

12. New Knowledge

Seek new opportunities to learn and grow – read new books, participate in programs, listen to podcasts, attend seminars, etc. The world is your oyster! Becoming aware of the truths of the world can help us align ourselves with something that is much larger than we think we are. Learning something new expands our awareness and allows us to adopt a more well-rounded, big-picture view of how the world works.

13.  Express Creativity

Have fun on your quest to raise your vibration! Draw, sing, dance, try your hand at photography – whatever seems enjoyable and allows you to express yourself. If you feel like you’re in a creative rut, visit an art museum, or listen to an album you’ve never heard before. Or, you can simply practice automatic writing and see what shapes and words emerge. The importance isn’t so much on the creative medium as it is your ability to express your innermost self with the outside world.

14. Authenticity

Be real. Period. Don’t be afraid to show people the real you; be courageous and project your true self. Be mindful of how often you’re putting on a facade to people-please, as some of us live behind a mask most of the time in an effort to protect ourselves. After all, if no one knows the true you, they can’t judge you, can they? This may be true, but living in a state of inauthenticity does far more damage than a few judgments might. Open your heart, open your soul, and inspire others by living in your truth and showing the real you.

15. Release

Harboring unpleasant thoughts, painful memories, and grudges can keep us in a low-vibration state of being. We must release anything that stands in the way of living a happy, healthy, and fulfilling life. To do this, make sure that you’re living in the present moment as often as possible. Drifting into the future or past is okay, but always come back to center. Focus on the breath, and imagine releasing all that doesn’t serve you to the wind.

16. Speak your truth

Did you know that storing up your emotions and thoughts can make you physically ill and emotionally disconnected? Strive to say what you mean and mean what you say. Rather than push things down, address them openly and aim to learn something from the experience. Remember that speaking your truth inspires those around you to do so, as well.

17. Treat yourself like a queen

Everyone wants to be Queen for a day! You can give yourself this gift by taking good care of yourself mentally, emotionally, and physically. Caring, giving people are often the last ones to receive their own love and care. However, to show up for others, we need to be sure to fill our cup first. Enjoy a long bath, eat delectable foods, and treat yourself to gifts (physical or intangible) that make your heart sing!

18. Expand your consciousness

You are a piece of the fabric that the whole universe is made out of. Let that sink in for a moment! Knowing this inspires us to reach altered states of consciousness so that we can access higher realms and align with a higher state of being. Open your heart and mind to the possibility that there is much more beyond the physical, material world. We are souls and spirits that are having a human experience. Follow the beautiful trail of breadcrumbs that lead you deeper into the self.

19. Give Big

When we give, and give, and give, it may be hard to receive in return. A heart that’s too open is a heart that is not in balance. Try not to self-sacrifice, and aim to give from your heart when your cup is full. You have so much to offer the world, and the opportunity to receive as big as you give is always available.

20. Find your gifts and share them

Finding our gifts is truly a gift in and of itself. Seek to find what you are great at that you can contribute to better the whole of the planet. Everyone has something they can do – what can you do that no one else can do in the same way? How can you serve and share with others in a manner that leaves both parties feeling more loved? Align yourself with your true purpose and you will not only raise your vibration, but you will also help others heal and expand in turn.

Use these practices to springboard and discover new ways to expand your consciousness and raise your frequency. Every day brings us another opportunity to learn a lesson, make wise choices, and live to our highest potential.  Today, you can begin integrating one or a few of these into your life and see how your thoughts, actions, and experiences expand and shift.

Which of these 20 ways to expand consciousness do you already do? Which ones will you start today?

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  1. Pascha dianna Filipski

    im very interested in doing this. I’ve been trying to for a long time now. So now os the time to just DO IT!

    • Shanna

      Hi Pascha, Yes, what a wonderful attitude! All new things start with one new choice. Enjoy the journey!

  2. alpana daftardar

    This is a useful article and what I needed to read and to follow at the moment. I like your advice – consistently meditating for 10 min a day instead of 1 hour a month.

    • Shanna

      Glad to hear you enjoyed the post, lovely! Happy meditating 🙂


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