Ordinarily, gratitude and appreciation seem to be the same. However, energetically speaking, this is not the case. We are all energy and every thought, feeling and emotion is an energetic force that is sent out to the ethers. Whether we believe it or not, it is. This is fact. It is a scientific fact. The word and feeling of gratitude has a slightly different vibration than the word and feeling of appreciation.
When you are” grateful” to someone, you can sometimes feel a little “beholden” to them. It creates a feeling of “owing-ness”. If we look at the dictionary meaning of “beholden” we find this: Beholden (p): under a moral obligation to someone, when we search into the meaning a bit further we find that obligation means; Obligated to provide, display, or do something for another; bound by moral obligation; indebted; obliged. Think of it this way, when you say thank you to someone, somewhere in the back of your mind you are already thinking about what you can do to pay them back. It is almost like an endless cycle of giving a reason for the other person to thank you and you them.
Appreciation on the other hand has a higher vibration; it actually elevates your vibrational level. Appreciation? Just listen to the word. When you “appreciate” something it goes up in value. Not only does what you “appreciate” go up in value- but you go up in value. (Vibrationally speaking). Think of real estate…a house usually goes UP in value if it is properly cared for, it appreciates. On the other hand, if the house is not appreciated by the owner and it is neglected the home depreciates in value. When we appreciate someone or something there is a feeling of ending. There is a feeling of
finality. We do not feel the need to pay this person back.
When we practice saying these words, by tuning into our inner self we can feel the vibrational difference. Every time you use the word ‘appreciate’ with full understanding of it’s meaning, you raise your vibrations and the vibrations of the person, place, thing or even Deity that you are appreciating.
As we begin to heal and manifest our destiny we must be totally aware of our vibrational energy. Dr. Chopra says, ” When we are aware of our inner feelings we are in a space of happiness, peacefulness and calm.” When we speak we add energy to our words by the feelings and thoughts that we are experiencing at that moment in time.
Begin to know the difference and use the word appreciation more often, raise your vibrational level. Tell your angels and guides you “appreciate” them. They appreciate that.
You do not need to feel ‘beholden” to Spirit for your blessings. As you reflect upon your manifested blessings, you can see yourself as a co-creator, in equal partnership with spirit, you do not need to feel ‘beholden’. There is nothing outside yourself that is greater than you are! You have it all within your heart just waiting for you to wake up and be a full partner with Spirit. Know that you are Spirit having a physical experience. Take every opportunity to tell people how much you appreciate them.