In the age of social media, we find ourselves entangled in a web of connectivity and information. While these platforms offer tremendous opportunities for connection and self-expression, they also harbor a lurking danger—one that masquerades as harmless but seeks to drain our energy and exploit our vulnerabilities.
This new electronic devil is cunning and baffling, and has shown up in a whole new form. Here are the top five things I’d like to point out about my observations of this Monster Evolution…
One aspect of this Monster Evolution (Evolution of the monster) lies in the facade of perfection presented through social media. People curate their lives and their craft, carefully selecting moments and images to showcase an idealized version of themselves and what they have to offer. This creates an illusion, not only that everyone else is leading flawless lives, but that they have something you want, fostering feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt.
Social media amplifies the Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) phenomenon. Constant exposure to others’ seemingly exciting offerings, experiences, and accomplishments can leave us feeling left out or like we’re falling behind. This fear can lead to an obsessive need to buy in and stay connected, which drains our energy as the evolved ‘monsters’ take away part of your life force. This drain is caused by NOT living in the present moment.
This evolved monster thrives on ego, narcissism, and the culture of comparison perpetuated by social media. Endlessly scrolling through picture-perfect lives can lead to unhealthy comparisons and wants, eroding our self-esteem and happiness. The relentless pursuit of validation and likes becomes a trap that hinders our ability to appreciate our own unique journeys.
The constant bombardment of information, marketing ads, subscriptions, opinions, and news on social media can lead to emotional exhaustion. Negative comments, cyberbullying, and the emotional weight of global events take a toll on our mental well-being. Even the so-called ‘positive’ will lure you deeper into the monster’s trap of embedded content with dark intentions. This monster hides behind the screen, waiting to drain our emotional energy and leave us feeling drained and overwhelmed.
This Monster Evolution also takes the form of distractions and time sinks. Scrolling mindlessly through feeds, falling into clickbait traps, and endlessly consuming content leave us feeling unproductive and disconnected from our goals and passions. The monster feeds on our valuable time, preventing us from engaging in meaningful activities.
Recognize the potential traps and the negative impact of excessive social media consumption. Be mindful of the emotions and energy that it drains from your life. Be careful on guided meditations, and things you can listen to in your sleep!
Establish healthy boundaries by limiting screen time, scheduling dedicated periods for social media use, and prioritizing real-life connections and experiences.
Look for authentic content. Embrace authenticity and resist the pressure to present a perfect image. Share the ups and downs, celebrate imperfections, and foster genuine connections.
Focus on cultivating self-worth from within rather than seeking external validation. Practice self-care, mindfulness, and engage in activities that nourish your soul. Know that you must be careful engaging on social media as some of the so-called ‘Spiritual’ communities are really instruments for the dark seeking to feed on your energy.
Use social media intentionally by following accounts that inspire, educate, and uplift you, not feed on your Spirit and Soul. Engage in meaningful conversations and contribute positively to the digital community.
By recognizing these traps and taking proactive measures, we can reclaim our energy, maintain emotional well-being, and use social media as a tool for genuine connection and personal growth. Let us embark on a journey of self-awareness and mindful engagement, breaking free from the clutches of the digital monster and embracing a healthier relationship with social media and the electronic tools we are offered in today’s world. Don’t be afraid to cut ties with unhealthy people out there. You can unfollow, unfriend, and even block this negative energy and stop it from feeding on you. Book your session today if you feel you need assistance not only in navigating this but also in clearing out any damage done. I can help.
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Medical Disclaimer: What I’ve shared with you here is not intended to be a substitute for a medical diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Always seek the advice of your physician with any questions you may have regarding your own medical conditions.