Grand rising is a novel phrase, especially within spiritual communities, used in the stead of a classic good morning.
While at first glance, the expression may strike someone as a reference to a revolution, in a similar sense to phrases like Gamers Rise Up and The South Will Rise Again, “grand rising” is instead aligning with the positive aspects of a Wake and Bake, rejoicing in a friend’s awareness, after noting “Hey You, You’re Finally Awake”.
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While the exact origin of “grand rising” as a morning greeting is unclear, the expression started rising among spiritual and alternative communities during the 2010’s, to subvert the underlying similarity between the phrases “good morning” and “good mourning”.
Google searches on “grand rising” started sprawling up in early 2020, and during the dark times of the pandemic, more and more people embraced the phrase, passing the Vibe check despite the dark circumstances.
A YouTube video was uploaded by The Queen Po on August 31st, 2020, explaining the expression.
Spread and Usage
During 2020 and 2021, “grand rising” was spread online on numerous kinds of contents, including inspiration image macros, memes, as well as GIFs, predominantly on sites like Twitter, iFunny, me.me and Imgur.
“Grand rising” was first defined on Urban Dictionary on October 14th, 2021.
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