A Perspective on the Media

After intentionally disconnecting & detoxing from the mainstream media over the past ~2 years, it has become incredibly obvious when they cover a particular topic, how they report on it, and how they want the audience to feel about it.


Suddenly a chorus of people are saying the exact same thing, often using the exact same words, with the same tone and opinion.


The emotions attached to it are usually some version of fear, outrage, hatred, distress, anger.


Since I stopped consuming the media directly, it has become much clearer when this is happening — and it raises warning bells within me.


You see, I grew up in a cult that pushed fear, guilt, shame, and compliance constantly.


I left at 15 years old to find that the world at large does the same damn thing.


This is not to say we shouldn’t feel things about what’s going on in the world.


This is to say that people’s strings are pulled by the media incredibly intentionally and precisely, right on cue.


Be mindful of the clips that are shown to you. Especially the ones repeated over and over.


What is the intention? What is the message driven forward? What is the centered emotion?


From my observation, whenever the media gets loud, they are trying to distract and redirect the collective energy from one thing onto another that better suits the overall agenda and narrative that's been built.


This also means, when one narrative is losing traction, they will quickly pivot to something else that feels more urgent and fear-producing.


Media’s job is about manipulation of energy much more than it is about reporting the truth.

Something I've learned over and over again through my personal experience:

Beware of those who want to keep your nervous system perpetually in a state of distress. Beware of those who demonize certain emotions or points of view.


If they can make you *feel* something, especially en masse, especially as strongly as they do, they can harness that collective energy in the exact direction they want to.


They essentially can plant and control a narrative from start to finish in the way it lands in your mind and body.

This is why they want us plugged in, why they want us to be perpetually in some strong emotional state, and why they want to discredit and silence anyone who doesn’t agree with a certain view.


We are incredibly powerful and difficult to control when we aren’t plugged into everything they say — in other words, when we think critically, ask questions, and don't take the bait.


When we create distance for ourselves and can begin thinking our own thoughts uninterrupted, everything changes immensely.


At the very least, I encourage you to ask yourself:


From all I’ve experienced

And all I’ve witnessed

What do I believe to be true?

How do I know what I know?

How does this knowledge rest within my body?


If this piques your interest at all, try it for a month. I guarantee things will start to look and feel differently when no one is telling you what to focus on or how to think/feel about what you see.


You may step back and very well decide you agree with the original assessment of something on the news.


And the most beautiful thing? You will know that it came from within you instead of being absorbed from the outside.


Ripples are created when you attune to yourself and operate from your core frequency, no matter what anyone else is doing.


When you drop your unique frequency to blend in with the crowd, the whole melody goes out of tune.


I don't know about you, but I'm going to be here, singing my own note in the collective harmony, even if everyone else is off-key.


It’s okay to feel whatever you feel. It's okay to ask questions. It’s okay to see things differently.


It's not only okay, it is the very thing we are here to do.


We are each here to have our own full, rich, unique human experience. One that doesn't fit neatly in a box. One that cannot be summed up in a word, a label, or a bite-sized clip on the news.


The truth is not bite-sized. It is not absolute, cut and dry, or black and white. It is not perceived the same way by everyone. And it is not supposed to be.


The truth is incredibly nuanced. And it can be so, so quiet — especially in comparison to all we've become accustomed to.


In a time when headlines and scare tactics constantly grab for your attention, can you settle your nervous system for long enough to hear your inner truth?


This act alone

Is revolution.


This act alone

Changes the world as we know it.


Tawny

 

This moment in time brings to mind a couple posts I shared in the past. If you feel called to read, these may be for you.


An Urgent Message for the Collective (10/5/2021)

Foundations of Brainwashing (3/26/2021)