Social Media Knows How to Tempt You
If you’re like me, you’re on social media more than you’d like to admit. It starts with wanting to keep in touch with friends and family (harmless enough). It quickly becomes a slippery slope, (into bots and algorithms), knowing precisely how to distract us.
With the increase of negative mud-slinging that started consuming Facebook, a friend pointed out that my posts were becoming downers. I felt the negative shift myself.
Holding on to negative energy from my online engagements was becoming evident to others. Because I actively follow the principles of manifesting abundance, I couldn’t afford to remain in denial about the negative shift in my energy.
My anger was triggered more quickly, and I became negative in my general outlook. The way I was interacting on social media was pulling me away from manifesting abundance. Here’s how it can be doing the same to you.
Manifesting Abundance and Perpetually Pissed, Don’t Mix
Sandwiched in a small two-bedroom apartment with two toddlers, and a chunk of money invested in two business ventures, I had a ton of manifesting to do. Envisioning what I wanted my life to look and feel like was a natural escape I used for years when my reality was draining.
Putting in the work behind that envisioning was also a welcome escape from the drudgery of stay at home “momming.” Along with pursuing my business aspirations, I became entangled in negative social media engagements, curbing my manifesting abilities.
In an oversimplification of manifesting and the Law of Attraction, you must put into the universe the vibes you wish to attract. Social Media interactions are no exception. You may be able to hide behind a fake account or privacy features (remaining anonymous to a degree), but the Universe still feels your vibrations.
If you waste your time indulging dialogues that amount to nothing more than verbal assault, the universe sees you’re complicit in being a force of negativity. You simply cannot expect to manifest abundance, and dwell in a state of perpetually pissed, because they don’t coexist.
Both require a commitment, but only one will get you the fulfillment you want.
When Vibes Collide on Social Media
The differences in social media vibes couldn’t have been more clear than in a mom group I enjoy. A woman lamented that her close relative is always going on vacation, eating out, and wearing expensive name brands.
She stated that the relative and spouse didn’t have great jobs, and had the same costly expenses she has. “How do they afford living like this, while I barely manage to order out once a week”?
The woman wasn’t asking for budgeting tips, or for tricks to find bargains or side income hustles. She cast a line of jealousy out in the form of a self-defeating rant, and many took the bait.
Members immediately chimed in with the same assumptions about the family member. “Let them laugh now; they must be drowning in credit card debt.” “They probably have trust funds, or parents are paying their bills.”
The overall train of thought was that to live as abundantly as her relative, meant risking massive debt, or impossible without a trust fund. Can you picture a big circle of whiners and complainers, bitching about problems endlessly, and coming up with no solutions?
For them, it’s always someone else that “lucks” into the situations. They give zero credit to the other person’s ability to have a credible strategy that affords them a lifestyle, which they envy.
The smaller 10% of women responded with a completely different vibe. “I work hard, I play hard, no apologies.” Others were pointing out that people have investment portfolios, small side businesses, and other means for bringing in extra income quietly.
Not only that, but thanks to sites like Groupon and ThreadUp, vacationing and shopping brand name labels can be affordable. These women were clearly solution-oriented. Many of whom are small business owners, and action-oriented.
“Stop worrying about how they’re living, and live your life,” was a popular reply among this handful of women, clearly rocking a growth mindset. To read a core post on how self-awareness improves your mindset, click here.
Between political propaganda, groups, pages, click-bait ads, personal profiles, and DM’s, social media offers endless opportunity to lower your guard, along with your vibrations.
Fixed mindsets are rampant on social media. Being conscious of how you feel after different interactions is a good start. I allowed certain communications to affect me to the point that I’d become flustered, even jittery, anticipating a full-blown verbal squabble.
Sites like Facebook offer the ability to unfollow without unfriending a person. I find that useful for remaining connected to a person, without being subjected to any content they post, which may leave me feeling out of alignment with my best self.
Indulge in social media self-care, (be it limiting who you expose yourself to, or eliminating exposure completely), without apology.
Tapping into your self-awareness, keep it real with yourself, about the way your social media interactions are leaving yourself, (as well as those you’re interacting with), feeling. Make any changes you see fit to get your energy back on track.
Your Social Media Vibes
If you’re actively applying the principles of manifesting abundance, you cannot be lax when you’re on social media. Scrutinize who and what you allow yourself to interact with online, as you would do in person.
It’s necessary to make sure you’re not sabotaging your ability to manifest what you want. Be conscious and vigilant. Click here to read a core post, on how to use your self-awareness to manifest abundance faster.
Are you conscious of your vibes on social media?