This is a very real issue at this time. Never before in all of human history has there been so much "internet" connecting us with information, energy, and ideas.
In this time, the vast amount of knowledge being passed back and forth requires an equally honed intent. By this we mean:
You gotta know what you want to know.
Before you set foot into the world of the internet be it social media, the news, or a direct website, ask yourself, "Why am I visiting this place?"
Some example intent might be:
But the idea here is: never make yourself wrong for what you want or need. Simply be aware of what you are using the internet FROM and you will understand what you are receiving from it.
If you go to the internet to complain, you will attract more instances of complaining. It is what you will see, and even participate in.
If you go to the internet to stave off boredom, you may find yourself inexplicably unfulfilled when you leave the internet experience and try to do something else.
Conversely, if you go to the internet looking for things that uplift you because you want to feel uplifted, you will find – even one in a million – the exact story or post or meme you need to pull you up and out into a broader, more connected version of your human self at that time.
It's all in what you seek.
And it's all in being honest about where you are and what you are about at that given time.
If you want to stay informed of the news but you do not know how to do it and stay balanced and happy ask yourself: why do I need to see the news? If it is to stay abreast of important events then set a new intent:
I want to feel as informed as is in my highest good while remaining as happy as I possibly can be so that I can be a light and a beacon in this world for myself and others.
Or whatever intent works for you.
Notice we mention "highest good" and we mention the WHY. Both important parts of an intent statement that will bring you the best, better, and bestest. ;)
More than you imagine.
Above all else, never, wherever possible, fault someone for where they are. The biggest challenge people face (energetically speaking) in social media is pushing. Pushing against an idea. Pushing against an opinion. Pushing against an anger.
Pushing, pushing, pushing.
All of that pushing causes stress and strain and disconnects you from who YOU truly are. Love. Light. Beauty of soul beyond anything you have ever seen or heard.
There is a belief in the greater mass consciousness at this time that we must stamp out the anger and oppression that exists. But while it is never a happy time to be in anger or to be oppressed it is equally unhappy to stamp.
It is much more powerful – and at times seemingly more difficult – to continue to be open-hearted, allowing, and above all else, kind.
But how do we do this when social media is full of challenge?
Have you set your intent before you entered the world of social media? Every time?
Try it and see.
And you may find, that when you set your intent to complain, or to stave off the boredom or uncomfortable feeling of the present moment, that those may not be in alignment with you after all, and that is the first step towards healing the world, through healing yourself.