Today’s video is an expansion on the series on Negative Emotions – specifically, I’m going to talk about and define some positive emotions.
One of my awesome readers asked: “What’s the difference between Gratitude and Appreciation?”
What an excellent question! Watch the video to get the answer:
In their pure from, gratitude and appreciation are the same thing. They are both really, really high up on the vibrational scale, and both feel really good.
When it comes to how we use the words, in terms of what most people mean when they use them, however, gratitude and appreciation do have slightly different frequencies. Appreciation is slightly higher on the vibrational scale. Why?
The actual words we use don’t really matter. It’s the vibration behind them (what you really mean when you say it) that matters. The Universe doesn’t care what words you use, it only “hears” your vibration.
When most people use the word “gratitude”, it generally implies that they’ve overcome something. “I’m so grateful that I’m finally out of debt”, or “I’m so grateful that I finally got out of that job.” They’re sort of looking back at the unwanted past and what they’ve overcome, and in doing so, they activate the energy of the old manifestation just a little bit. Providing they’re actually in gratitude, this won’t do much damage and will still feel really good.
If someone is using the word grateful, but the vibration underneath it is actually one of frustration or anger, it’s going to feel really off. Remember that the words themselves mean nothing. It’s what you’re feeling that’s important.
When most people use the word “appreciation”, it’s a little bit cleaner than gratitude. “I appreciate that it’s such a beautiful day”, “I appreciate all the love in my life”, or “I appreciate that I have this amazing job.” Generally, when people say they appreciate something, they are not activating unwanted manifestations of the past.
This discussion is actually really nitpicky. If you’ve been able to work your way up to the vibration of either gratitude or appreciation, and you’ve been stuck in depression, frustration or anger before, then both emotions will feel great and much better than anything you’ve felt before. Both are really good neighborhoods to hang out in.
If, however, you’re really cerebral, if you’re the kind of person who likes to take things apart and figure out how they work, then this explanation was for you.
Was this video helpful? Do you notice a difference between gratitude and appreciation?