No more alerts, banners, newsfeeds, apps...No more automatic updates...Not on TV, my phone, the radio. Nothing.
I've also deleted my Twitter account and eliminated Facebook scrolling.
But we're in the information age, you say. We can know anything in an instant, at our fingertips!
"Don't you want to know what's going on in the world?" people ask me.
And my honest-to-God answer is: NOPE.
I don't want to know what's going on in the world. I don't want to know which of my Facebook "friends" is currently heartbroken, or how much plastic just washed up on a beach, or who the latest mass murderer is and how many people he took with him.
I've decided to live my life the way I want to see it. Put my energy where it matters most and where I can keep stress to a bare minimum (actually non-existent), staying as emotionally sane as possible.
~I pick up plastic on the beach, mine and anyone else's I find.
~I look people in the eye at the grocery store and say "How are you?"
~I meet with my friends weekly. I message those who are on my mind and have a conversation.
~I pray for peace and sanity for everyone in this world.
~I donate when and where I want to.
~I continue to share my healing work and messages, working with others to expand my knowledge and practice and connecting with others, asking them to do the same.
I don't need a news commentator's two cents to motivate me to do any of these things. I don't need to know that the weather can be deadly or that it's dangerous to use my debit card at a gas station.
These things don't serve me and I don't want them in my reality.
But I do want you in my reality! So if you want me to know something, tell me, because I probably won't find out about it any other way.
The upside to that is I won't be adding my fear or sorrow or anxiety onto your Facebook posts, because that's what happens...like attracts like. How many of you felt worse after posting some news flash that a hundred people weighed in on with their fear or sorrow?
And what if we all shared our stories and concerns personally? It would...
Something sorely missing right now.
Contact me if you need help navigating the world today. Or, contact me to share your news. All in an effort to...
Live in love,
Carrie, with a lot of Spiritual guidance!