Where’s the Love in That?

You, a self-proclaimed promoter of love and goodness, have reposted negative news on Facebook, or you’ve tweeted a horrific injustice, or spread some other upsetting notification, and I wonder, “Where’s the love in that?”

You are at least somewhat aware of how the law of attraction works. Right? When you expend energy on any negative topic, you make it stronger. Even if you vehemently oppose it, the more you abhor it, you add even more energy to it.

When we do this, we are power cells for negative energy.

Take a look at your social media posting history, and what do you see?

Do you see someone who posts positivity and promotes love? Or do you see someone promoting drama and trauma?

You might be surprised to find that you can easily tell where your center of attraction is, which is also known as your vibrational frequency, by taking an objective look at what you share on social media, as well as what you talk about, with friends, around the water cooler, or in general.

If your attention were like a teeter-totter, with negative energy and positive energy on the other, at the very least, you would want to remain balanced. But if you have more negative energy, then your positive energy is nullified due to the dominance of negative energy. Even though your intentions are quite good.

When you share something on social media, you might consider asking the question – before you post it – “Where’s the love in that?”

If you can view your posting(s) and see no love in it, you could consider stopping posting altogether, because you are not only lowering your own vibration, but you are adding to that which you are feeling uncomfortable, sick, or angry about.

And, if you’re sharing a good deal of negative “fake news” such as articles, images, and memes that are fictional but created to elicit a negative response from viewers, then you are purely spreading negative vibrations for no reason. This is an unnecessary reckless negative promotion, of which you should be ashamed.

Please fact-check any emotionally charged negative post before responding or sharing. Do not be a part of the decline of our culture. Ignorance is no excuse.

What can you do?

So glad you asked.

You can post regarding that thing you despise, but do not share a negative post. Do not do it.

Share a love-filled positive post instead.

Let’s look at an example.

Let’s say you say a posting of a person who was demon-possessed pushing people in a crowded supermarket, looking crazy, threatening, and had that “if looks could kill” look in his or her eye. This appeared to be captured via cell phone, and the caption reads, “Demon possessed ghoul, attacks and tries to eat innocent shoppers in Atlanta!”

We already know, if you repost it, you are adding to the negative energy of this post, so you’re not going to do that.

Instead, you could share a related love-filled positive post.

You could do a search and maybe find a related article about a priest who exorcizes a demon from a shopping mall in San Antonio, with a tearfully happy ending. Or you could seek out and find an organization that supports public exorcisms, donate five dollars to the cause, and share a post promoting their ministry.

Or, if you’re particularly concerned about what you post, you may do a search on the shockingly negative post which got you all riled up in the first place to discover the original video capture was of a shopper who was choking on a chicken bone whose life was saved by a store clerk. The victim is alive and well, and now a vegetarian.

The video footage was edited and promoted as a fantastically negative energy generator, and it had gained quite a bit of momentum to push down the vibration of the Internet to the glee of some twisted individual.

Dare to care and check before you share.

And by all means, ask, yourself, “Where’s the love in that?”

If you cannot see the love, be the love, and share the love.

Thank you so much.

Now, you are the solution to the growing web of pollution.

People Click on the Darndest Things

While the Internet is one of the most amazing gifts of all time thanks to Tim Berners-Lee’s benevolent act of publicly releasing and not patenting his World Wide Web creation in 1989, which has grown virally since then giving us instant access to nearly unlimited data from around the world, it is proliferated with false information.

It’s a tough balance to maintain between data collection and free speech. We all agree (well, some of us) that someone should be able to think or say anything they want. Many of us use the Internet as a resource to access factual data, even events happening in real time that is not (could not have been, or might have been suppressed) by the media.

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False Information Internet Narcissists (FIIN) stalk the World Wide Web scouring it to glean headlines, quotes taken out of context, and create photoshopped images to appease their addiction to obsessive click counting which send their dopamine system into orbit.

The quest for creating anything that “goes viral” on the Internet drives many non-malicious, twisted, thrill-seeking web surfers to create false information for the dopamine rush it provides (and maybe their 15 minutes of fame).

If you’ve ever posted something on Facebook that’s received a massive response, you know what the Internet-fueled hit of dopamine feels like. It’s a great high that makes you feel good, and it’s quite addictive. It’s what keeps us glued to our devices and clicking endlessly throughout our lives.

Not all of the fake news found on the Internet is spread in folly, some of it is posted and shared to manipulate the minds of Web-surfers. Before the present millennium, television, radio and newspapers were the media used to program and sway the minds of people to generate a particular mass mentality, and to separate us into manageable groups of polarized thinkers.

Now, the Internet provides us with a more effective access to each individual regardless of age. The programming starts as soon as a toddler is able to hold a device, and we all fall into line as it nearly becomes a demand that all individuals have access to a device connected to the Internet (though now, it is only a right, not a demand).

There are plenty of initiators of bad information with the malicious intent of controlling your thoughts or actions, as well as some who possess the well-meaning intent to sway the thoughts of others to align with their own perceptions and/or conclusions without malice.

When you are accessing information on the Internet, and you read something that seems quite fantastic, you might be better off doing a little fact-checking before joining the viral wave of fake news promoters.

We all do it. I even caught myself sharing a bit of falsified information because it was forwarded to me by a trusted friend. Because it was written in the first-person, I assumed it was written by my friend, whom I respected, and the message included a sincere request for me to share it on his behalf. (Which I’m embarrassed to admit, I did, without checking first.)

You cannot stop the spread of false information, but you can refuse to be party to its impact. Taking a few moments to do a little fact-checking before you re-post something can go a long way in slowing the spread of fake news.

All that Internet drama takes a toll on your physiology, causing cellular deterioration which can cause health decline for 8 hours following the emotional impact of a false news report.

Guarding your heart and your mind against getting sucked into a false media campaign will help you live a healthier, happier and longer life.