Energy Musings. Here. Now.
The last post I wrote, was about dis-connecting. In that time, I have reluctantly been forced to dis-connect from social media and the swirl of life & people that it brings. Through this process, I have noticed so much. Here are some of my current observations and understandings (to be continued).
- Social Media is totally addictive. It doesn’t matter if you are simply a “lurker”, post every day or use it only for your “business”. Its important to remember the addictive quality of these outlets. Some of us are better at navigating “addictions” than others. You know your Nature. Pay attention.
- Social Media is a distraction to your work & your discernment. It doesn’t matter if you are simply a “lurker”, post every day or use it only for your “business”. Its important to remember the distractive quality of these outlets. Some of us are better at navigating “distractions” than others. You know your Nature. Pay attention.
- Social Media fills the empty spaces in you (making you feel either good, bad, angry, motivated, etc) instead of YOU filling them consciously yourself. This is a bad idea. Period.
- Social Media has an energetic long term impact that is hard to disentangle from once you are in it on any level. It becomes impossible even to see.
- Social Media emphasizes comparison to others thereby making it increasingly difficult for self awareness to blossom authentically. We are in deep danger of having this collective work of our conscious evolution being thwarted in this manner. There’s research on this (framed as depression and anxiety as related to social media) gathering out there. Look at it. This means you.
- Be aware of the lurkers, the unseen and unknown, entities on social media tracking and following you. I’m talking energetically here again, as I know there are safeguards in place and information accessible to help you protect yourself from more ‘tangible’ hackers and predators. The unseen world is far less understood .
- Be aware of yours/others resistance to looking at, considering or admitting any of the above as it pertains to you. There is a vast culture of denial around social media pitfalls and the aspects of it that are unhealthy. We are the opposite of “risk-averse” when it comes to technology, the internet and social media. People think they can self-regulate and navigate this virtual world in a conscious way but I have not seen much evidence of that yet.
Theres so much more I could add. And I just might come back to this topic, because it feels incredibly important to me right now. I’ve been feeling a huge hole, a vast leak, in our collective energetic field. Right now, I’m registering that as social media (more specifically Facebook).
For now, the questions I am asking myself are this: what do I want to be a part of? what do I want to contribute to long term to this society and this world I belong to? how can I best contribute my time and energy to create the kind of evolution I believe in?
Its OK to go against the grain. Its OK to not buy in to what “everyone else is doing”. Its OK to question, to be critical, to challenge, and to wonder: in the name of progress, are we stepping into patterns and places that will support or destroy (either physically, emotionally, spiritually or energetically) us in the long run? In fact, its our work to ask these questions.
Word of the Day: Luddite. (from Wikipedia: The Luddites were a group of English textile workers and weavers in the 19th century who destroyed weaving machinery as a form of protest. The group was protesting the use of machinery in a “fraudulent and deceitful manner” to get around standard labour practices.Luddites feared that the time spent learning the skills of their craft would go to waste as machines would replace their role in the industry.It is a misconception that the Luddites protested against the machinery itself in an attempt to halt progress of technology. However, the term has come to mean one opposed to industrialisation, automation, computerisation or new technologies in general. The Luddite movement began in Nottingham and culminated in a region-wide rebellion that lasted from 1811 to 1816. Mill owners took to shooting protesters and eventually the movement was brutally suppressed with military force.)
Song of the Day: People Have the Power by Patti Smith