One of the most powerful tools you have for conscious reality creation is gratitude.
This is not simply saying thank you for things, it is the true, genuine gratitude that you give from the heart. It has not just the thoughts and words, but emotions attached to it.
When you give gratitude you open yourself up to higher frequency, greater positivity, and the ability to attract more like frequencies to yourself.
To be perfectly fair there are things that people will express gratitude for that make different people uncomfortable. Though I in no way endorse silencing anyone and their experiences, I would suggest a bit of caution.
Be mindful of the intent. Yes, if someone is thanking President Trump for taking away people’s rights, that’s an expansion of bad intent. If someone is thanking a person that YOU have personal issues and experiences with that they do not, consider your actions.
Very, very few people are universally loved. Nearly everyone has someone else who thinks little of them, or even less. I know that some people interact one way among one group and a different way among another group. However, given that, when someone thanks a person, and it is with genuine gratitude, is it absolutely necessary to tell them then and there that the person is horrid?
Take intent into account
Unfortunately, there are a lot of people in the world who have done some rather awful things to people. Some are truly distressing, like bullying and harassment. Then there are some that are criminal, greater levels of harassment, assault, and worse.
Nobody is denying that these things exist. However, when it comes to certain people, impressions and experiences may vary.
When a person does something shitty, by all means, call them out. Don’t let them get away with it, in especial if they have been getting away with it for a long time. Certain socially acceptable behaviors of the past have, of necessity, shifted in the present. There are people who have not changed with the times, in some cases dues to their own inability to do so or intentional willfulness.
However, keep in mind that someone else may have had a VERY different experience with this person. Just because they do not find them to be a douchecanoe, where you might, doesn’t mean that THEY should be called out for expressing general gratitude to that person.
This all boils down to intent. Because they might have a very different understanding of that person and relationship therein, you need to take that into consideration before calling them out about someone else.
Again, unless they are thanking someone for something involving a negative thing like keeping someone down or disempowered or similar, is it really necessary to squash their gratitude with your issues with that person?
Does popping the balloon help anyone?
When someone offers genuine gratitude to a person that you have issues with, consider why you feel the need to pop that balloon. Is it going to help you enlighten someone to another problem? Is it absolutely necessary to deny them the good feeling gratitude produces because of your issues with that other person?
Yes, I totally understand that you feel that the person needs to be called out for their actions. Nobody reasonable will deny that. But squashing someone’s good-intentioned gratitude towards that person does not do that. All it does is destroy the positive energy someone was building up.
If you really feel it’s necessary to let the person expressing gratitude for someone awful know that person is awful, do so privately at a later time. When all of this goes down online all it does is create more negativity in a world overflowing with negativity.
No additional negativity is needed by anyone, so why add to it?
Finally, how would you feel if someone you were genuinely grateful to did something awful to someone else? Of course, you’d be distressed, but would you really want the power of your gratitude destroyed just to be told that? Again, intent really matters here, so take it into consideration before you call someone out that is attempting a well-intentioned action.
Remember, a genuine expression of gratitude is powerful. Consider that, and how you would feel were the roles reversed, before squashing it.
You are worthy and deserving of using your mindfulness to find and/or create the reality in which you desire to live. When all is said and done you matter, but so does intent.