Myth #1 - The Universe only responds to high vibrations - therefore you must be in a high vibrational state 100% of the time.
Whew! Isn't this a load of hooey? I'd love to know where this notion came from that the Universe has only 2 frequencies - high and low.
So here's the deal. You see a ton of stuff online about "love and light" and/or "love or above". There's also a freakishly high number of people who steadfastly believe that in order to manifest F-tons of money you have to vibrate high all the damn time.
Think about this for a second. You say to yourself, Self, I'm gonna vibe high. So you do. Then you think a "bad" (I'm totally using air quotes, here, people) thought. Then you punish yourself for the bad thought. Then you punish yourself for punishing yourself for that bad thought. Now you're suddenly low-vibe and you can kiss those Manolos you've been trying to think into existence good friggin' bye.
Bring on the spiritual bypassing. There's a lot of stuff going on in this world. People are more divided than ever. Somehow running for your life to safety makes you less than human. The loudest voices are the ones running the show but not always for the greater good. Then there's the whole skin tone thing - as a woman of colour, I've been followed in stores, passed over for jobs... the list goes on. But all of these things are considered (air quotes) low-vibration. These (air quotes) spiritual people don't want to address or acknowledge these things for fear it'll bring their vibe down; choosing instead to just send love & light. Oh, help.
So let's dive deeper into this. I've said before the Universe isn't going to spank you for having a (air quotes again) low-vibe moment. Is that even possible to be high all the time? Has that ever happened to you short of eating magic mushroom omelets? Now here's a #recordscratchingmoment for you:
The Universe isn't made up of high & low vibrations. The Universe just is.
The Universe is made up of an infinite variety of vibrations & frequencies. Think about this for a second - on the planet right now there's any number of typhoons, monsoons, cyclones & hurricanes. Are those low-vibrational occurences? No. They're a part of nature. Does the sun shine 100% of the time? No - sometimes it gets cloudy. Hell, it even snows. There's no evidence to support that the Universe is only made up of 1 super-high vibration. In life, there's ups and downs, ebbs and flows. Then you come back to your centre - whatever that may be for you.
Let's talk about the bypassing for a second. Not everyone's life experience is considered (air quotes) great. There's this thing we do in the Western Hemisphere where we use our way of life as a standard of measure to the rest of the planet. We supposedly are top dogs - despite the pollution, frankenfood, political unrest/divisiveness and disdain for skin colouration. We've got to wake up to the fact that we are not all having the same experience. For some of us, love and light isn't going to put food on the table. It's not going to save us from hate crimes. It's definitely not going to silence those loud, divisive voices that say it's okay to hate others for their skin colour et al.
The Universe is Source to all. We exist in this collective together - I agree. But to vibe high all the time and ignore those not in our socio-economic caste... come on. That's so 5 minutes ago.
Be mindful of those to claim you have to vibe high all the time. Avoiding pain is a form of bypassing. Pain and/or suffering can lead to your greatest breakthroughs about yourself and your world around you. Don't avoid it - go through it. The Universe'll still be there when you're done. Maybe those Manolos, too.