Physics may not be your strong suit, but you probably know that everything is energy vibrating at different frequencies. The secret to bringing any experience into your reality is to match the frequency of that reality.
However, beyond theoretical definitions and explanations, how exactly can you match the frequency of what you want? Realistically speaking, what practical things can you do to bring more positivity into your life? Keep reading to learn how to attract positive energy from the universe using 7 simple steps.
Before we get into it, this post is not based on pseudosciences or myths. Every statement here is based on science, regardless of how ridiculous they may sound to the uninitiated.
With that out of the way, here are my top recommended practices to bring more positivity into your life.
1. Give Positivity to Receive Positive Energy
“Like attracts like” is a widely quoted universal principle commonly used to suggest that we attract similar people into our lives.
But there’s more to it.
Your thoughts will attract and manifest physical results with similar essence. In other words, think positive thoughts long enough to cause a shift in your vibes, and it will produce desirable experiences. And the opposite is true for negative thoughts.
Here’s what it all comes down to:
You must first give out positive vibes to attract positive energy from the universe. There are no two ways about it ― you can only get what you give.
You can’t attract a warm smile from a random stranger, acts of kindness from the neighbors, or a streak of “good luck” if your thoughts are predominantly doom and gloom.
Pay attention to the energy you emit. And yes, research on the human energy field shows that we emit varying energies that can affect our physical realities.
Chances are you’re giving out positive vibes if people seek out your company or enjoy being around you. On the flip side, you might be stuck in lower frequencies if people avoid you. You must work on raising your energy if you want to attract positivity.
Okay, what does attracting positive energy from the universe got to do with people liking or disliking your company?
Like people, positive things, situations, and events are made up of high-frequency energy and will only gravitate toward similar energy (remember, like attracts like).
2. Start Your Day on a Positive Note
It is difficult to bring positivity into your life if you always start the day with stressful thoughts. Here are three practices that can help you start your day with a clear and calm mind:
- Meditation: Sit in silence, focusing on your breath for a few minutes every morning. Gradually connect with the positive energy inside your body, allowing it to flow through you. Although the concept is simple, meditation is not the easiest practice to do consistently. Yet, if you commit to starting your day this way, you can easily attract more positivity into your life.
- Affirmation: Positive affirmations are short, concise statements you repeat daily to help create the life you want. When you start your day with powerful statements like, “Today, I am surrounded by positive energy,” or “My positive attitude attracts positive things into my life,” you set a positive tone for the rest of the day. Want more affirmations for positive energy? Check out this post for inspiration.
- Visualization: Every morning, close your eyes, visualize, and really connect with the feeling of the things you want for a few minutes. Combine this practice with vision boards, and you’ll likely be amazed at the speed with which the universe delivers results.
3. Be Grateful for Everything
Gratitude is not just a buzzword but a powerful tool for creating a fulfilling life. However, like many people, you might find it difficult to cultivate gratitude.
Making a list of things you are thankful for or acknowledging that you are blessed is a good start, but gratitude goes beyond mere words.
To express gratitude, you must feel truly appreciative of the things in your life, big and small.
One easy way to do this is by starting a gratitude journal. It’s okay to simply pen down your thoughts in a journal, even if you can’t connect with the feeling of gratitude at that moment. Don’t force it or overthink it. Just write down a short or long list of the blessings in your life.
However, find time daily to review your list and truly be grateful for as many items as you can genuinely say “thank you” for.
The key to being truly grateful is cultivating the feeling of being thankful. When you do this, you open the floodgates of positive energies from the universe!
4. Live in the Now
Your creative power lies in the present moment, not in the past or future. If you’re looking to create a life full of positive experiences, you must learn to enjoy all of the good things happening in the present, no matter how short and far apart the good times are.
Inhabiting your moments is not the easiest thing to do, especially in a fast-paced world where we constantly chase goals and beat ourselves up for the things we don’t have yet.
However, when you are deliberate about slowing down and bringing yourself to fully appreciate the now, you give positivity more room to flow into your experience.
Realize that the universe is always ready to co-create the fulfilling life you want. But you must learn to pause and follow the subtle impulses from the universe.
Develop the habit of taking deep breaths, sitting in silence, and listening to your intuition or inner nudges. These practices allow you to connect with what’s happening in your “now” moments and harness the positive energy available to you.
5. Surround Yourself With Positive People
Even if you’re completely clueless about how to attract positive energy from the universe, you can jumpstart the process by hanging around people who radiate positive vibes.
You’ve probably heard the statement, “iron sharpens iron.” It simply means you become more like the people you spend most of your time with. And if attracting positivity is your goal, it makes sense to surround yourself with caring, supportive people who will coach, encourage, inspire, and challenge you to improve.
You simply can’t bring more light, love, and happiness into your life by hanging around a predominantly negative person. Stay away from friends who only want to gossip, argue, and pull others down.
Here’s something I recommend doing whenever you find yourself in a group. Assess the general direction of the conversation to see if it’s uplifting or not. Ask yourself:
- Is this topic about how awesome or awful someone is?
- Is this conversation appreciating or condemning someone or an institution (like the government, an organization, or a group)?
- Do you feel good discussing the topic, or does the conversation make you feel terrible?
- Are you inspired, happy, or excited by the conversation? Or does the topic make you feel jealous, inferior, or irritated?
You can tell which energy you attract by keeping tabs on how you feel when spending time with friends, family, or colleagues.
Want to learn how to surround yourself with positive people? I recommend reading this post.
6. Practice Self-Compassion
The golden rule of self-care says, “Treat yourself the way you want others to treat you.” Put differently, be kind to yourself as you would your closest friends.
Say nice and positive things about yourself, paying particular attention to your inner conversations, especially when you make mistakes or experience negative vibes.
Stop putting yourself down, as that places your focus on your shortcomings. You can’t focus on your flaws and maintain a positive vibration for too long.
Love and respect yourself, flaws and all. Instead of being harshly self-critical, turn compassion inward, and amazing things will begin to flow into your reality. Remember, the universe only projects what’s happening in your inner world onto your physical reality.
7. Feed Your Mind With Positivity
In a 2018 paper, scientists argue that the human body is made of two distinct parts: a visible material system and an invisible energetic system.
What shows up in your physical reality is directly linked to what goes on in your energetic system. And what you feed your mind determines the nature of your energy, positive or negative.
This, right here, is crucial in learning how to manifest positive energy from the universe.
You want to be cautious about what holds the majority of your attention. If you want to attract and manifest positive energy and experiences from the universe, you must constantly feed your mind with positive information, including positive thoughts and statements. Dispel any negative influence for a more positive outcome.
Many will argue that negative news is more prevalent in today’s mass media. While that’s true, you don’t have to be inundated with pessimistic, violent, or gloomy content.
Be sure to consume uplifting and productive content that can help you live a more fulfilling life, and watch how the universe knocks its socks off to bring you matching energies and experiences.