Do You Need a Vibe Detox?
While many folks are doing substance cleanups in the body or lightening up their physical environment, it’s also worth looking at what vibrations we could use a break from.
How to know if you could benefit from a vibration detox?
Here are four signs you might be addicted to a particular emotion or vibrational frequency:
1. You can’t shake it even when you want to.
Despite your best efforts to refocus, you keep coming back to a particular energetic state that isn’t pleasant. If your feeling state seems beyond your control, you might be addicted.
Example: if you find one reason to worry after another, you might need a worry detox. Or if you find that feeling better is consistently hard work, you might have a vibrational habit that’s keeping you from making progress.
2. Your manifesting efforts aren’t getting traction.
If your creation processes aren’t taking hold, it may be that you’ve got a dominant vibe overpowering those efforts. You’ll get a lot more bang for your buck when you’re not operating with a misaligned vibrational tendency.
3. You’ve got a long list of reasons to justify feeling bad, or you create flimsy excuses to perpetuate those feelings.
When you work hard to justify negative feelings, especially using (what might seem to others) silly reasons for it, you might be secretly supporting an energetic habit. This sounds ridiculous to a person not under the influence, but I used to feel resentment whenever my boyfriend would do something as simple as open the garage door. Every little thing he did I could turn into an excuse to be irritated.
4. You have looping negative experiences.
If you experience one unwanted episode after another, it might be the law of attraction has entrained you into an emotional addiction. Remember the “woe is me” victim from What the Bleep who kept having bad things happen? Patterns like that could be a sign we’re operating under an addiction.
The next question is how to engage a vibrational detox …
Getting professional support is an excellent start.
But for those doing it solo, it starts with awareness of how you get your fix. Once you can spot it happening, you’ve got a chance to make a conscious choice to redirect your focus.
The same process for choosing not to smoke a cigarette, or not to have a drink, or abuse chocolate – that’s where it starts. It requires awareness, commitment, and a plan.
So instead of engaging the old habit, you consciously choose a new one. “Instead of this, I’ll have that.”
For example, if I was withdrawing from a drama addiction, I would start by recognizing when I was engaging it.
It could go like: I see something on the news that infuriates me. I pause the tv, turn to my boyfriend, take a deep breath to launch my tirade – and in that moment I recognize what I’m doing. I can see my drama fix unfolding in real time.
So I make a different choice. “I don’t do drama any more,” I remind myself. “I’m a calm, cool, collected girl.”
Instead of feeding the drama, I choose something more positive. It’s helpful to engage a quick hit of pleasure or appreciation. (I’m told the brain responds exceptionally well to pleasure.) Anything to break the old cycle and start a new one.
As with any detox, we may have symptoms of withdrawal in the beginning (irritability included), and it requires a commitment to make it stick.
But the payoff of creating emotional freedom for ourselves is huge.
If you’ve got questions, tips or stories to share about kicking a bad vibrational habit, please do.