Going with the theory that everything we experience, touch, feel, or interact with has energy, I wanted to focus on how this translates to the world of social media. Have you ever walked into a room and, after a moment, wanted to walk right back out? On the flip side, have you ever met someone for the first time and immediately felt a connection as though you’ve known each other for years? This is the energy of which I speak. It’s an unspoken force that we are both giving and receiving. To quote the great Ralph Waldo Emerson,”What we are speaks louder than what we say” and this translates just as well in person as it does through online social channels.
Sending emails, tweeting, posting on Instagram, updating your Facebook status all carry an energetic language that is translated to those of us reading it. Posting or responding to emails while carrying anger, resentment, fear, anxiety, or stress can translate to carrying that energy with the post and to the public. Like a passive aggressive state of being, often the receiver is well aware of the underlying anger but frequently does not know what caused it.
Cleaning your energy before responding, tweeting, or emailing will result in a clearer and cleaner outbound energy. As like attracts like, what you put out there, you will get back. If you are finding that you are feeling tense, upset, tweaked, or triggered, often just walking away and taking a breather in the great outdoors can loosen the ties that are binding you. Sometimes, a deeper cleanse is needed. Journaling, processing your thoughts with a close friend, going for a run, or for deeper issues – seeking help, can shift the energy within you thus creating a ripple effect in all that you do. There are so many ways to ground yourself, re-focus on what is really important and then approach the great big world of social media with a clean brain and a settled heart.
What energy are you feeling today? What energy would you like to put out to the world?