Vibration of Appreciation - Start in the Heart Posted on 31 May 18:56 , 0 comments

My heart is like a tuning fork, and I get to decide in each moment what frequency I vibrate.  On a typical day, I run a wide range of frequencies (think “emotions”) through my system. I observe that when I notice the energy in my heart more frequently, my sensitivity or awareness begins to increase. As I increase my attention, I also observe an ability to shift frequency with that attention (what I focus on I get more of).

I like experiencing a range of emotions – they give me information about my preferences. I have a strong preference for experiencing joy, peace, love and appreciation; of these, appreciation is the easiest to get to no matter where I find myself on the vibration dial.  Finding joy when I’m really mad about something – not so easy for me. In my experience, however, there is ALWAYS something I can appreciate.  Often something in my environment captures my attention. Wind, water, fire, air, earth, light all make up the world around me, and often the smallest thing is large enough to bring on full body appreciation!

How do I feel when I am in appreciation? I feel open and full at the same time. In addition, I find that when feeling appreciation there are often dimensions of joy, and peace and love. Appreciation has a one-ness feel to me, as if I am breathing in an essence of something beautiful and wonderful – whether that’s an oldie but a goodie on the radio, the color of a scarf, or a bite of cookie. Appreciation is not a snob. What captures my attention in a delightful way right now? A crunchy pickle?! Good enough!

Ah…. This is why I enjoy appreciation more deeply than gratitude. When I am grateful for this pickle, I feel thankful that it has been provided for me, for the vegetable that gives its life to me, for the folks that picked it, pickled it, packed it and shipped it. Yet it is an “I and Thou” relationship. I am grateful FOR all of that. Not a bad feeling. Gratitude is important to me because it is both comforting and humbling to remember how many people have a hand in the life I enjoy. But appreciation, the taking in of pickleness and feeling my joy and love of pickle crunch, somehow makes me feel one-with. Are you with me?

Appreciation is so equal opportunity that it invites me to open up and feel inclusive of experiences beyond my own – like maybe you don’t feel appreciation for the pickle. Maybe you appreciate the onion. But when I am in appreciation of pickle and you are in appreciation of onion, we are one in the vibration of appreciation. Namaste.