I’ve said it a million times and I’ll say it a trillion more before I die of old age: Energy is one of the most important ingredients to effective spell-casting. Without getting into all the complicated details (I’m saving that for another post), your energy frequency will depend entirely on what kind of magic you can successfully use. If you’re constantly vibrating at a low frequency, then the spells you cast will also be of the low energy variety. On the other hand, if you’re someone with high amounts of personal energy, the spells you cast will be on a higher frequency. The following post will touch up on the differences between low and high energy frequencies, and what it takes to break out of any kind of energy ruts in which you may find yourself.

We all fluctuate in energy levels. In the simplest of terms, we all get tired. We all experience sadness, anger, jealousy and hopelessness from time to time. While these are all very healthy, very human emotions that exist, they’re also examples of the manifestations of low vibrational energy. Low energy is heavy energy and is home to behaviors that become negative habits in those who tend to fall victim to routine. Heavy energy “sucks you in” to comforting habits that are either non-constructive, non-beneficial or even self-destructive. For example, you may reach for a pint of your favorite ice cream during a couple day bout of “the sads,” but realistically you know that you can’t sit on your couch in your pajamas for the rest of your life, sleeping until the afternoon and living on nothing but junk food. Someone who is easily sucked in to habitual comforts may opt to do this, however, which usually doesn’t end well for them.

Examples of low energy behaviors:

  • Complaining a lot or being constantly critical of people, things and the environments around you. 
  • Constant neediness from people around you. This could come in the form of constantly needing financial help, transportation or other tangible items. It could also come in the form of demanding emotional resources from others, such as needing attention and reassuring more often than what is considered “normal.”
  • Excessive cynicism and constantly jumping to “worst case scenarios” in any situation.
  • Frequent bouts of jealousy, or constantly needing to be the “only” friend/lover of those around you. You may feel the need to be “the center of the universe” to the point of it being a serious flaw.
  • Guilt complex (related to needing constant attention). You may constantly feel like you’re “guilty” for something, or may even seek out reasons to feel like you’re to blame for some wrongdoing. This creates a cycle of getting attention and reassurance from those around you, which is another low vibrational behavior featured in this list.
  • Lack of motivation or drive in life. You may have the desire to “do things,” but simply find yourself just not doing them. This affects your day-to-day life and makes it hard for you to make ends meet or even have healthy relationships with others. 
  • Inability to acknowledge, accept and conquer personal flaws. 
  • Copious consumption of food, drugs or alcohol — though this is a low vibrational behavior that pretty much most people have in some form or the other!
  • Having more excuses than goals. If you find yourself saying “I can’t do this because of xyz,” more than “I want to do this,” then you have more excuses than goals. 
  • Playing the blame game whenever things go wrong, far too often. If your first instinct is to blame someone else anytime you experience a failure (big or small), then you’re preventing yourself from succeeding. 
  • Surrounding yourself with others who do not encourage your own growth. Misery loves company, and if your friends are constantly down you will be too — and vice versa. 
  • Constant combativeness and the need to always be right. This behavior can even verge into bullying territory for some people.
To be clear, a lot of these behaviors are shared by people who have legitimate diagnoses of depression and other psychological and behavioral disorders. It should be noted that just because you suffer from depression does not mean you are a low vibrational person. It doesn’t mean you’re not, either, though. 
Examples of high energy behaviors:
  • You are goal-driven and work to meet your goals
  • You respect your body and eat a diet that fits your own nutritional needs
  • People tend to flock to you and may even comment on your energy
  • You love to laugh and spend a lot of time doing it
  • You’re creative, and have an abundance of creative ideas that you also execute (successfully or not!)
  • You are assertive in personality — you know when to say ‘no’ and when to ‘cave’ in a discussion or tense situation. 
  • You may often find yourself in managerial positions in the workplace. 
  • You love getting out and doing things and enjoy being active whether it’s physically or mentally
  • You meditate and keep yourself grounded
  • You make time for self-care and self-love
  • You enjoy helping others, donating to charities or giving your time to charitable causes
  • You are organized and good at managing your time
There are many other examples that could be added to either of the lists outlined above. However, the examples given should provide you with a basic idea on what low energy behaviors are in comparison to high energy behaviors.
It should be noted that nobody is perfect. You can possess strong traits from both lists of examples and still operate successfully at casting spells. Nonetheless,  it’s always a good idea to work on yourself and your own personal energy reserves. Raising and maintaining high energy may be a lot of work to some personality types, but in the end the heightened energy will have a profoundly positive impact on the way you cast spells and manifest your desires. Numerous articles exist online that aim to help you raise your own vibrational energies. The following are just a couple of suggestions on what you can do to raise yours.
Raising your energy:
  • Get active! Join a gym, take more walks or consider doing yoga once a week. This is not only good for you in the long run, but routine, healthy physical activity is an amazing energy booster.
  • Be more charitable. Spend more time doing for others. You don’t have to donate money if you don’t have a lot for yourself, but even a few minutes of your time to someone in need is better than not helping at all.
  • Pick a flaw and tackle it. We all have flaws, whether some of us want to admit it or not. Find a flaw, target the flaw and start working on it. This isn’t saying you should go and get botox. This is saying that you should go on a bit of a self-healing journey to conquer harmful behaviors that may be dragging you down.
  • Cut negative people out of your life. If someone brings down the energy in the room anytime they’re around, they’re probably not someone you should be exposing yourself to all the time.
  • Complete a craft or piece of art!
In a later article, I will touch up on how different levels of energy affect different types of spell work. What do you do to raise your own energy? Share your thoughts in the comments!