Vex King: What Is the Law of Vibration?

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What is the Law of Vibration? How does emitting good vibes help you attract more positivity into your life?

According to Vex King, the key to achieving happiness and your dream life is to have a positive mindset or, in other words, put out good vibrations (or “vibes”). A positive mindset will attract positivity to your life. He calls this the Law of Vibration.

Here’s how the Law of Vibration can help you manifest your dream life.

The Law of Vibration

What is the Law of Vibration?

King elaborates that everything in the universe is made up of atoms that all vibrate at different frequencies. When atoms share a similar vibrational frequency, they attract each other. King says that high vibrational frequencies are positive and attract positivity, while low vibrational frequencies are negative and will attract negativity. Furthermore, he argues that positive thoughts, words, feelings, and actions cause us to emit a high vibrational frequency while negative thoughts, words, feelings, and actions do the opposite. 

King claims that this is because our brain, where these thoughts and emotions take place, is made of innumerable atoms, and the vibrational frequency of these atoms is determined by the state of our mind. So, when you have positive thoughts and feelings or express positive words and actions, your atoms will vibrate at a high frequency and will attract other high vibrations (positivity) back to you. When you’re in a negative mindset—regretting or lamenting the past, wallowing in self-pity, envying others, or being impatient for the future—your atoms vibrate at a low frequency and will therefore attract negativity and hardships.

Do Thoughts and Emotions Actually Have Vibrational Frequencies?

While King and many other mind coaches, spiritual teachers, and vibrational energy experts claim that positive thoughts emit high-frequency vibrations and negative thoughts emit low-frequency vibrations, there is no credible scientific research that proves that thoughts and emotions emit any vibrational frequency nor that frequencies can be “positive” or “negative.”

However, health experts explain that there are many different vibrations happening inside the body, some of which can be impacted by thoughts and emotions. Large-scale vibrations (rhythms) like your heartbeat, breathing rate, and circadian rhythms can be altered by your thoughts and emotions—for example, if you’re anxious, your heart will beat faster. 

On the other hand, the nano vibrations that occur on the molecular level, like the ones King refers to, are unmeasurable, and there’s no evidence yet for how or if thoughts and emotions can alter them. Further, scientists have found no evidence suggesting that different molecular nano vibrations are linked to positive or negative states.

The Law of Attraction

King explains that once you’ve achieved a positive mindset, you’ll be able to manifest whatever you want in life by following the Law of Attraction. The Law of Attraction asserts that you can manifest your desires—money, love, material things, and so on—by simply focusing your mind’s eye on them. When you continually imagine yourself possessing your desires, they’ll become reality.

(Shortform note: Since the mid-2000s, the term “manifest” has been redefined by popular culture and the spiritual community. In this guide, the verb manifest means “the process of bringing something tangible into your life through positive thinking and belief.”)

However, King points out a limitation of the Law of Attraction—you’ll only be able to attract what you want if you’re able to maintain a positive mindset at all times. If you’re in a negative mindset, you’ll attract negativity and halt the positive manifestation process. Addressing this limitation to the Law of Attraction and teaching people how to maintain positive vibes is the purpose of King’s book. 

The Law of Attraction in The Secret

King explains that he developed the Law of Vibrations after reading about the Law of Attraction in The Secret by Rhonda Byrne and realizing that there was a missing piece—that the Law of Attraction only worked if you kept a positive mindset all the time. However, it seems that this component is already included in the Law of Attraction and discussed by Byrne.

Byrne explains that your thoughts emit a frequency into the universe that will be returned to you no matter what—this is the Law of Attraction. And, addressing King’s concern, she explains that to successfully manifest your desires, you must stay positive. She elaborates that the Law of Attraction doesn’t distinguish between good thoughts and bad thoughts, it just returns to you what you’ve put out. So if you want to manifest positivity, you must think positively. Likewise, if you’re thinking negative thoughts, negative things will come back to you. She concludes by explaining that for the Law of Attraction to work, you must have persistent positive thoughts that dominate your mind—this is essentially what King claims to be the missing piece and rebrands as the Law of Vibration.
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Darya Sinusoid

Darya’s love for reading started with fantasy novels (The LOTR trilogy is still her all-time-favorite). Growing up, however, she found herself transitioning to non-fiction, psychological, and self-help books. She has a degree in Psychology and a deep passion for the subject. She likes reading research-informed books that distill the workings of the human brain/mind/consciousness and thinking of ways to apply the insights to her own life. Some of her favorites include Thinking, Fast and Slow, How We Decide, and The Wisdom of the Enneagram.

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