“Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates.”–The Kybalion.
This Principle embodies the truth that “everything is in motion”; “everything vibrates”; “nothing is at rest”; facts which Modern Science endorses, and which each new scientific discovery tends to verify. And yet this Hermetic Principle was enunciated thousands of years ago, by the Masters of Ancient Egypt. This Principle explains that the differences between different manifestations of Matter, Energy, Mind, and even Spirit, result largely from varying rates of Vibration. From THE ALL, which is Pure Spirit, down to the grossest form of Matter, all is in vibration–the higher the vibration, the higher the position in the scale. The vibration of Spirit is at such an infinite rate of intensity and rapidity that it is practically at rest–just as a rapidly moving wheel seems to be motionless. And at the other end of the scale, there are gross forms of matter whose vibrations are so low as to seem at rest. Between these poles, there are millions upon millions of varying degrees of vibration… An understanding of this Principle, with the appropriate formulas, enables Hermetic students to control their own mental vibrations as well as those of others. The Masters also apply this Principle to the conquering of Natural phenomena, in various ways. “He who understands the Principle of Vibration, has grasped the sceptre of power,” says one of the old writers.
~ taken from The Kybalion, by the Three Initiates.
Vibrations are in everything. If you think about the first two principles, then this principle should be easy enough to grasp. We are connected to THE ALL, and we work with its energies through Correspondence, but now we are looking into how and what that energy does. Another point would run along the lines of how much a tiny droplet expands to make a large ripple, like I said; “as above so below, so below as above.” What you affect down here on the physical planes causes a ripple on the spiritual plane. Vibrations are in every macro or micro form on the planet and in the Universe, and all we need to ultimately do is be aware of them in order to work with them, or use particular vibrations for our Will.
When people say that everything has an energy signature, a vibration or in some cases a ripple of life, in some way they are referring to this principle by its understanding. I am someone who firmly believes that this vibration, this energy is something I need to feel and understand. That is the first stage of magickal manifestation in my mind. I used to sit at the local park reading books or writing whatever was on my mind. I would be aware of the colours around me, the grass and the height of the trees. I would notice people, notice how their clothing would blow in the wind. Once I became aware of my surroundings I would hone in on perhaps one minute detail in nature. If you look at a blade of grass you notice how still it is, how green, how alive or dying it is. The more you think about it, the deeper you delve into its metaphoric chasm the deeper you are letting your vibrations manifest, through Mentalism. The vibrations are the energies you concentrate on, you make them deeper, bigger, wider or smaller thus using them for your own Will.
In a better sense, you learn to become aware of your surroundings, aware of the vibrations and aware of how they work. If you don’t understand where energies come from and how they manifest, how do you expect to perform a spell successfully? You won’t have the control because you didn’t know or realise what other energies could manipulate your desire. In the sense of the Kabbalah, you are taught to work with the base energies, the base metals of the mind first. Once you have grasped them and the teachings behind them you can move onto the next step on the ladder. The better you grasp each of these steps, the closer to magickal working and enlightenment you will become. Nothing should go wrong when working magick once you understand the concept of a working itself. Vibrations vibrate in everything, from the large to the small.
One small practice i would suggest is using crystals. Lie on your back and put the appropriate crystals on the appropriate chakra areas. Baring in mind there are more than seven, so stick with the popular upper 3 or 4 points. Once you have one or several crystals on your body just zone out. Relax and begin to meditate by concentrating on the breath. Slow normal breaths. Once you feel relaxed enough, which should take seconds to adjust, hone in one or all of the crystals. Feel their vibration as they connect with your personal vibrations. Are you feeling it? Good, you are manifesting energy that can be used for magick. That is the feeling you should get when working with crystals or performing healing sessions. If you don’t feel it, keep practising. When I meditate like that the crystals move slowly from side to side, never up and down always to a beat of 2 or 4. For some people it feels different. Just be aware of the subtle energies and you can’t go wrong.
Hopefully that makes sense =]