How to Elevate your State as an Empowered Leader with Science and Biblical Wisdom

leadership Aug 02, 2022

 What Good Vibes Really Means…

Words are important. They create and shape our reality. They hold power.  

GoodVibes…You hear it in songs, see it on t-shirts or have even used the term yourself, but have you ever wondered what it really means? 

Good vibes has a wide use in colloquial speech to express positive feelings or hope from a person or environment. The phrase is often used in verbal constructions like: give off/emit good vibes, get/pick up good vibes, has good vibes, send good vibes, or simply it’s good vibes. It’s origin has been traced back to the 1800’s and popularized by Beach Boys songwriter Brian Wilson in their hit single, “Good Vibrations”. It continues to be used in our culture to this day. Beach Boys happened to be my first cassette tape, by the way! 

It wasn’t until I studied energy and emotional intelligence that I discovered the deeper meaning (or at least my interpretation) of good vibes. I’d like to share a few thoughts and invite you to send me thoughts on your perspective.  

To start, vibe is short for vibration and defined as a person's emotional state or the atmosphere of a place as communicated to and felt by others.  In short, vibrations are frequencies or waves that transmit into energy.


We live in a world made up of energy.

Einstein said, “Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.”

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” ~Nikola Tesla


Science states that you see through electromagnetic fields of light and you hear through vibrations of sound. Your nervous system interprets different levels of vibration from sight, sound, touch, smell and taste (your senses). 

Not only do you interpret vibrations from the world around you, you also create vibrations with your emotions and thoughts. 

And this is where the term ‘good vibes’ comes in. 

You are like a two-way radio, you receive and interpret vibrations from around you, and you also create and send vibrations out into the world.

For example, radio stations use specific frequencies. If you tune your radio to a certain frequency, you know you will hear a certain radio station. It’s the same when you ‘tune’ your emotions to a specific frequency, you will be drawn to other people tuned to that frequency. This is why the people you are drawn to will often have a similar outlook on life (or how you create your culture in your business).  You may have heard the saying, “Your vibe attracts your tribe.” or “Birds of a feather flock together.”

Each thought leads to an emotional state emitting either a negative or positive vibration. Emotions influence our behaviors.  When repeated, it becomes a habitual energy you emit into the world around you…

Empowered leaders take responsibility for their energy knowing it impacts everything around them…the RIPPLE EFFECT!

Just like the scale of radio frequencies uses numbers to identify different radio channels, the scale of emotional frequencies uses feelings to identify different emotional channels. 

My favorite tool when working with clients is the Emotional Guidance Scale by Esther and Jerry Hicks. They have put together a scale of 22 emotional set points. Click here to receive a free download on how you can use this tool to elevate your state and move to a higher frequency or vibration.

Most people have a stunted emotional vocabulary only acknowledging feeling happy, mad, glad, or sad. But there are so many emotions that are important! 

This scale allows you to identify where you are now and the emotions you need to move through to get where you want to be…into your GOOD VIBES!

Think of a stop light: green, yellow and red and gauge your emotional frequency (vibes). 

To sum it up, good vibes are in the GREEN: clarity, joy, appreciation, love, fulfillment, confidence, optimism, empowerment.  Low or negative vibes are in the YELLOW or RED zone: stuck, frustrated, angry, fear, insecurity, low confidence, discouragement, disempowered. Tip:  Do not take action while you are in the red zone!

Learning how to elevate your state is a SUPERPOWER!  

Next time you send good vibes, attach a deeper meaning around it.  Sending good vibes is like sending a prayer for peace, clarity, joy, fulfillment and love.  

Biblical wisdom says to think and meditate on things that are lovely, noble, and good.  Philippians 4:8

Sending you good vibes…


Live Empowered,


About Jill:
Jill is the creative founder of Strategic Soulutions and Jill Phillips Coaching. She is a Professional Life & Business Coach, teacher, facilitator and co-author of a best-selling book for entrepreneurs. 

Jill's signature coaching curates a blend of transformational and positive psychology with ancient wisdom and practical tools to activate consistent and sustainable results. 

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