Sometimes it’s important to look into the rearview mirror of your life to see how much you’ve grown—on the inside.
You’re not the angry, bitter person you once were. You’ve released your hurts, forgiven yourself and others, and returned to the person you were created to be. You realize you are good. You are the Original Blessing of God. You are Divine Love.”
You’re in the process of becoming the best version of yourself because you’re letting love transform your rough edges.
But how did you get here, to this place of becoming the best—or at least a better—version of yourself? How do you continue to grow in love, peace, and happiness?
The German physicist Albert Einstein believed “Everything in life is vibration.” According to the article, How to Raise Your Emotional and Spiritual Vibration, “Everything in the universe is made up of molecules vibrating at different speeds. This includes trees, bodies, rocks, animals, thoughts, and emotions.
“Human vibrations are composed of everything from physical matter to the way you communicate the thoughts you think.” Some molecules vibrate faster, and some vibrate slower. There are higher vibrations and lower vibrations.
“When you are vibrating at a higher level, you feel lighter, happier, and more at ease.”
Lower vibrations feel heavy, dark, and confused. Almost all spiritual traditions point the way toward higher realms of consciousness, and scientific studies (like that of consciousness research and spirituality author Dr. David Hawkins in his book, The Map of Consciousness Explained ) have even quantified the vibrations of different states of being to create a scale of consciousness.
Maybe the law of vibration is what the Beach Boys were referring to in their classic hit, “Good Vibrations.”
Maybe that’s what Jesus meant when he said that even if we become silent in praising God, the rocks and stones will cry out (Luke 19:40).
And if God is light and love, then aren’t we who are created in His Divine Image also the vibration of the same radiant energy in human form? (1 John 1:1- 2.2).
To become the best version of ourselves, all we need to do is activate the highest form of energy, which is love.
So, how do we do that? And, more importantly, as we look back over our lives, what spiritual practices have helped us become who we already are—Divine Love?
Here’s a list of some concrete ways we can continue to grow into the best version of ourselves:
When we take daily time to pull ourselves away from the world’s distractions and noise, we connect with the Creator. We allow our souls to breathe. Meditation calms our nerves, quiets our minds, and provides a safe place to reconnect with our Inner Self and God.
This practice was the cornerstone in the lives of Jesus, the Saints, and our spiritual heroes and teachers like Thomas Merton, Henri Nouwen, and Mother Theresa. Meditation offers us a place to rest, recharge, and find answers to life’s challenges.
Life coach Tony Robbins says, “You can’t feel fear or anger at the same time you feel gratitude.”
If you experience a low-energy emotion such as anger, shame, or frustration, shift your attention to gratitude. Name three to five things for which you’re grateful. Then see how the practice of gratitude grounds you in the present moment and offers a pathway to shift your attitude from grumpy to grateful.
The HeartMath Institute has documented that love is the highest level of consciousness. Through its free HeartMath Experience video series, the Institute teaches how love helps us maintain emotional balance, mental clarity, and resilience as we navigate life.
The quickest way to center ourselves in love is to draw our attention to our hearts and imagine a person or favorite pet that dearly loves us. As we allow their image to surround us with the energy of love, it radiates through our bodies and restores our natural harmony. We can come back to this simple exercise throughout the day to reground ourselves in the highest form of energy—Divine Love.
Surrounding ourselves with positive people that inspire and encourage us is one of the best ways we can grow. A spouse, spiritual friend, or mentor can bring us new insight and wisdom along with joy. Download the free “Who’s In Your Inner Circle of Trust” exercise on my website to see who’s in your inner circle and who might be missing. Click Here.
Good Books and Entertainment
Our energy level is impacted by what we read and what we rely upon for entertainment. Spiritual books can focus our attention on inner growth and wisdom. They give us something to chew on during the day. Here’s a bucket list of books you might want to add to your bookshelves. Click here.
Another good way we can keep those good vibrations flowing is to make sure our social media, music, video games, and other forms of entertainment are uplifting, not violent or depleting.
Life and people occasionally throw spitballs at us. Learning to forgive ourselves and others, let go of the hurt, and move on, allows us to honor ourselves and grow in the practice of unconditional love.
It’s one of the hardest things to do, but when we sow forgiveness, we reap compassion and inner peace.
Picking Up Good Vibrations
According to Donna Levi’s article in Huffpost.com, “The one and only reason we are on the planet is this: We are here to learn to love ourselves, each other, the planet itself, and all living beings. Every day we are put in situations that give us the opportunity to do just that.”
When we surround ourselves with love, beauty, and the daily practices that help us learn to love and be love, we continue our journey to become the best version of ourselves. We become who we truly are—the Divine Energy of Love in our unique human form.
Look in the rearview mirror of your life and see how you’ve grown on the inside over the years. Name who or what has been instrumental on your journey to your best self.
Then pick up some or all of the practices outlined above and continue growing into the best version of you!
—brian j plachta
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