‘Low vibration’ meaning explained as Twitter compares Thanksgiving plates

Bruno Cooke November 25, 2022
‘Low vibration’ meaning explained as Twitter compares Thanksgiving plates
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Thanksgiving has been and gone, but Twitter users are still talking about their plates being “low vibration,” or having a “low vibration” amount of food on them – meaning what, exactly?

The phrase Low Vibration Plate refers to a viral video in which coach Stormy Wellington tells another life coach that her plate of barbecue food has low vibrations. 

It has since become an Internet meme.

And given its meaning, combined with the custom of piling your plate high with Thanksgiving food, low vibration plates have been the talk of Twitter for the past 24 hours or more.

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Twitter users have been taking to the platform over the last few hours to share their “low” and “high vibration” (or “vibrational”) plates of Thanksgiving food.

Whether by posting photos of their plates piled high with festive-sized portions of turkey, potatoes, stuffing and rolls, etc., or by imagining what it will be like when “that low vibration mac touches the lower vibration yams,” the meme has taken over.

Thanksgiving has become, effectively for some, “That plate is Low Vibrations” Day.

If it isn’t clear from the examples, the meaning of a so-called Low Vibration Plate is basically that it has has lots of food on it – lots and lots. But of course, it’s not quite as simple as that to the person who most recently popularised the phrase.

What a Low Vibration Plate of food means to Stormy Wellington 

“Foods carry energy,” life coach Stormy Wellington told Rolling Stone. A video of her and her friend discussing the relative merits of different plates of food had gone viral, prompting many members of The Internet to take sides.

“We are what we eat,” she went on. “And when you have a plate of food that looks like it’s for [two to three] people, that’s excessive eating, it’s gluttony. That’s low vibration.” 

“It was the amount of food on her plate that was low vibration. Remember overeating is called gluttony (Deuteronomy 21:20). The way the plate was prepared and the lack of neatness of the plate was low vibration.”

Stormy herself shared the video on her TikTok, noting that it had “ruffled some feathers” online. But that didn’t bother her. She told Rolling Stone that “negative news travels faster than positive,” and “no weapon formed against me shall prosper.”

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“Hood rat or Queen?” reads the text overlaying Stormy Wellington’s TikTok video.

The implication is that High Vibration Plates and Low Vibration Plates are manifestations, or somehow represent, the image one has of oneself, or that one wishes to project. 

It’s not for everybody. Numerous TikTok users have asked, in the comments section beneath the video, if it is a joke. One says “Girl! Good for you. But me? I’ll eat!”

Meanwhile, Twitter users have been wishing people Happy Low Vibration Plate Day, and posting photos of their decidedly low vibration Thanksgiving meals. And they’ve been doing so, importantly, with pride.

Who is Stormy Wellington?

On October 2, 2022, TikToker and life coach Tammy Price posted a video to her channel. In the video, she sits with two other women, one of which is Stormy Wellington, eating barbecue food from paper plates.

Wellington is another life coach. On her website, she says she is “on a mission to change lives,” and uses her “wealth and influence to fuel her purpose.”

She was born in New York but grew up mostly in Miami, Florida. She is the chief executive of Girl Hold My Hand, a community of women “aiming to break generational curses.”

Wellington goes by Coach Stormy. She claims that she is “arguably the most powerful woman in direct sales,” and has helped “thousands resonate inner peace, and wealth.”

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Bruno is a novelist, amateur screenwriter and journalist with interests in digital media, storytelling, film and politics. He’s lived in France, China, Sri Lanka and the Philippines, but returned to the UK for a degree (and because of the pandemic) in 2020. His articles have appeared in Groundviews, Forge Press and The Friday Poem, and most are readable on Medium or onurbicycle.com.