“In the beginning, there was the word.”, is what the Bible says, which also reveals one of the seven Hermetic principles: mentalism. The concept that everything manifested in this material world of ours is based on an idea, or concept–a word, a thought. Feelings that were put together with a series of letters and a generous heaping of intentions. What we say, think and write, creates this reality. Science has done research on this theory (a little bit of research), but it’s true–whether you believe it or not.
Now regarding social media. How many times have you rolled your eyes at yet another gym selfie? Have you ever dismissed a friend’s lament over another social injustice? What about those mommy posts that always involve toddlers, and their inebriated behavior?
Come on, you can be honest with me–you’re in a safe place.
Ok, I’ll start: I admit, that I have been (on occasion) a Negative-Nancy while scrolling a feed here and there. I’m not too proud to own up to it. Well, I was, but I’m not anymore.
I recently came across one of those viral “copy & share” posts that resonated with me regarding my cynical, online apprehension. Here it is:
To the pregnant 🐣women on social media posting constant updates and belly pictures… I love seeing how excited you are to become a mommy.❤
To the 👧women posting “selfies”… thanks for letting young girls know that it’s okay to love yourself and to feel beautiful!💜
To the mom posting a million pictures of her👧👦 👶 kids… it makes my heart so happy to see parents so proud of and loving their babies!💚
To the 💍👰💏 married couple constantly posting “sappy love posts”… thank you for being a reminder to the next generation that all hope isn’t lost and happy marriages most definitely DO exist.💋
To the business owners who constantly post about their businesses… keep going! Your 💪 strong will and passion for what you do is astounding! Even in the midst of all the negative remarks, you keep on going for yourself and your family!💎
To the person posting about their fitness journey & how they decided to change their life style for health reasons or just to look or feel better about themselves… I love seeing your progress pictures, your healthy meals, 🍎your gym check ins💪 I especially love seeing your before and after pictures!!👦👧
To the stay at home mom posting about being able to cook and or bake 🍜🍮🍞often for their family… I love seeing all you can do with your kids 👫& all those pictures you get to take of the moments you don’t want to forget.
To the mom posting about how challenging their days can be because she has a job either because she needs to or simply because she loves her career.💇👮👷… I love seeing how you manage👏 being a hard working mom. 👪👫
Let’s stop being annoyed by everything and start lifting each other up! 😘 ❤
Now does that make you take several seats or what? This reminded me of that old saying “how you view others is only a reflection on how you view yourself.”
I appreciate this long-winded post and it’s multi-layered encouragement to all those that love to share. Not everyone has malicious, narcissistic intentions when they post a gym selfie, healthy smoothie bowl, or their entrepreneurial updates. It feels good to share a piece of ourselves and sometimes be recognized for it. I was ensnared in the negative enchantment that maintains a constant presence on the internet. The trolls are small in number, but their vibrational pull is mighty (when you entertain them).
So go ahead, share away! Post that selfie. Share your updates. Brag about your hustle. Spread the positive vibrations to attract others in the same frequency.
The world is changing and people are syncing up with like minds all over the world of similar frequencies. Don’t be fearful (like I have been) of rejection or judgement for sharing your positivity on social media sites. The harsh judgements, or splashes of “haterade” are inevitable, because negativity does exist. However, focusing on the small portion of bad, will only keep you from enjoying a huge piece of good.
Speaking of syncing up…what about you? How has sharing and posting to your social media platforms changed your network of friends and acquaintances? Were you at once a loner in your current views or lifestyle choices and found that being brave enough to entertain the internet has comforted you? I would love to know so please–SHARE!