Vibrational Frequency 101 + Foods To Increase It

Last week  I heard an amazing concept on my new favorite podcast {all hail Brooke!}. It was in reference to the thoughts we tell ourselves and how sometimes people believe that they aren’t worthy and have the thought ‘I’m not worth anything,’ which makes them feel down, and in turn partake in actions that aren’t good for their health. Instead, it can be beneficial to replace that thought with, ‘I was created by something bigger than myself. I am here. I am matter.’

Because that is an absolute fact, right?

She says, ‘A lot of people can’t get to the place where they believe that they do matter, but they believe that they have matter.’

They do. This is an inarguable fact. It’s physics. By definition, matter is a physical substance, so therefore they are matter. ‘They exist,’ she says. Just making that shift from a negative to a neutral thought is a good place to start to unwind the thoughts of unworthiness.

So all of this ‘matter’ talk got me thinking about vibrations. Another concept Brooke discusses is that all feelings are just vibrations in the body. This is an important one for emotional eaters to be able to allow the vibration in, instead of push it away and numb it with food.

Typically we aren’t operating at a high vibrational frequency when we’re too full. Instead, we’re pushing negative feelings or emotions away and numbing out with food so we lower our vibrational frequency and not feel anything.


This stuff is fascinating!

She says, ‘When you have a full body you experience less vibration in your body. It’s like filling up a glass with water. When filling it there’s less vibration than when the glass is empty. It’s the same way we dull our emotions.’

I want to cover 2 things:

What exactly is vibrational frequency?
Why do we want to aim to increase our vibrational frequency as much as possible?

{Side note, I got out my class notes for this one!}

First off, we are not just our physical body {aka matter}. We are all made up of energy – all matter is – and bound together by an energy field. We’re talking atoms, protons, and neutrons… This is science, people!

So, everything vibrates with an energy. And, the higher the energy, the higher the frequency. Positive feelings and thoughts evoke a higher frequency vs. negative feelings and thoughts evoke a lower frequency.

The energy we’re made up of connects us to all living things and the universe. When you really break it down, we are all just balls of energy walking the planet.

Our energy is blocked when we experience negativity, fear, or you guessed it… unhealthy substances. Think about it. When you consume really unhealthy food, alcohol, or drugs, doesn’t your energy feel low, or dull or blocked? Low vibrations mean a dampened energy field. It also means a disconnection to other things, the universe, and ourselves {I cover this in spiritual nutrition}. Plus, a constant negative state can lead to sickness and disease in the body.


Next, our thoughts {much like our feelings} are vibrations and our vibrations are like a magnet. So, if we are thinking positive thoughts and feeling good and operating at a high vibrational frequency, we’re going to attract experiences and people that match this frequency. But, if we’re thinking negative thoughts and are down on ourselves, we’re going to put that out there in the universe and attract that back.

{It’s kind of like dating… how are you supposed to attract the right kind of mate if you’re totally bitter or down on yourself?}

Energy cannot be destroyed, it can only be manifested and hopefully used for good.

And, the best news yet, is that we can control our energy! It’s all about how we treat ourselves. The better we treat ourselves, the more we take care of ourselves, and the more we work to think positively, the higher vibrational frequency we’ll be operating at, and the more goodness we’ll attract into our lives.

{One note, I’m not talking about suppressing negative thoughts and masking with fake positive ones. That’s a whole other topic in itself. I’m talking real, true, genuine positive thoughts}.

You might have heard me say before that ‘the inner creates the outer.’ And, that’s because energy starts inside of us. What we feel energetically on the inside reflects how we appear on the outside. Think how much this is tied into weight! The extra pounds we carry are a direct reflection of something strenuous going on from a vibrational standpoint on the inside.

It’s really empowering to realize that we are responsible for our life experiences and our energy! We have the ability to impact what we create and attract in the world.


Finally, when we increase our vibrational frequency, we are honoring the divine within us… the connection to ourselves, our core, our truth, and also something bigger than us… honoring the belief we are here on this earth for a reason living out our divine plan. When we feel connected to ourselves and something bigger than us, we can operate from a place of divine love and know that everything is okay and as it should be in the world. We know that we do matter and that we have an important purpose here, and it’s then that we are more likely to choose the foods, activities and people that truly nourish our soul.


So, there are many many things you can do to increase your vibrational frequency, but today we’re going to focus on food {and I’ll do a separate post on the others}.

First, my rule of thumb: When eating, focus on your vibration. Only you truly know what is going to make you feel good in your own skin and exude a positive vibration. The best part is that you are in control and you get to be the judge. So, tune in!

Next, as you can probably imagine, high vibrational foods are typically in their purest form and connected to the earth. So, an organic apple directly off the tree is going to have a higher vibration than, for instance, the ones that are already cut up in a bag with some preservatives on them at Trader Joes.

Foods shipped long distances lose their vibrational value because they didn’t have a chance to ripen all the way with the energy of the sun to maximize the vibrational quality. So, choose local when possible.

The sun is the key to everything as it infuses every plant with the energy to grow and reach their maximum health benefit. So, when choosing foods, think about how much direct sunlight they received. The packaged foods receive way less.


I’ll leave you with a list of the highest vibrational foods:

  • Fresh organic fruits and vegetables
  • Dark leafy greens
  • Fresh pressed green juice
  • Pure clean water
  • Raw nuts & seeds
  • Coconut
  • Raw organic dairy products
  • Free range eggs
  • Wild fish
  • Raw oils like extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil
  • Sea vegetation
  • Raw honey and maple syrup
  • Fermented foods
  • Sprouted foods
  • Spirulina
  • Herbs & Spices
  • Herbal teas
  • Raw chocolate
  • Legumes
  • Grains such as buckwheat, brown rice, amaranth, and spelt

As you can imagine, here are some low vibrational foods: genetically modified food and conventional food that has been treated with chemicals and pesticides, white rice and flours, sugars, coffee, soda, alcohol, processed meats, processed/packaged/canned foods, fast food, unhealthy oils, frozen food, pasteurized dairy products, deep fried foods, and microwaved foods.

…You get the idea, right?

May you be high vibin’ friends! Nourish those high vibrational frequencies and watch the magic unfold!

*photo credit: you are luminous, abraham hicks, getty.

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  1. Heath Spencer
    February 3, 2017

    Thank you for writing this article. Its so true 🙂 🙂 i really like the part where you talked about how WE are in control of our experences and how taking care of ourselves helps raise our vivration. It makes sense now. I just turned 26 and i want to change. I can do this!!

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