Here is my advice on how to watch the news, listen to information from your friends and family, and tend to idle gossip of neighbors:
- Take nothing personally. You cannot objectively help a situation when you are knee-deep in something emotionally.
- Watch and listen carefully! Is there a way you can help?
- Ask pertinent questions of yourself and the person who is sharing the news. (Your perspective is important, too. Don’t let someone eschew your mind to move to the negative in any situation.)
- If the news is coming from the television, immediately get on the computer and Fact Check! The more sites you visit, the more you will see a balanced view of the news.
- Ultimately, we don’t just want to be observers of the world, voyeurs, at that. We should all desire to take part in the conversation and work to become a better city, state, nation, and world. What is your part in this? Let’s look at an example below.
Every night I turn on ABC news with David Muir or CNN and watch about 20 minutes of news, just so that I will know what’s going on in the world. I take everything I hear in stride, knowing that the news media may be eschewing it one way or the other. I mostly look at the pictures, listen to what’s being said by the person interviewed, and make my own assessments. However, I do take the time to listen to the same news on Latin stations, as well, as I understand Spanish. I listen to Republican stations, even though I’m a Democrat. I listen to liberal stations, even though I’m really somewhere way in between.
I’M AMAZED AT HOW DIFFERENT EVERY TELEVISION STATION AIRS THE NEWS.
Yesterday, I heard that over 4000 people died in Puerto Rico from the Hurricane, when the news and government said that the total was over 60. How can these figures be so misaligned?
We lost over 4000 US citizens, our friends, our allies, because of misappropriation of energy and desire to help. The government spent much more time helping the people in the contiguous US states than it did in Puerto Rico. Some people still don’t have power in Puerto Rico. This is senseless and outright mean-spirited of the US to acquire Puerto Rico, possess it, and then leave it out to dry when it needs help!
This, of course, is just one instance of the media following what Roseann Barr says instead of caring about people who are losing their lives because of misappropriated government attention.
“But,” you say, “What can I truly do to help?”
I hear you. I feel exactly the same.
One thing we can do is lift our hearts out of the gutter, keep a clear mind, and let Spirit lead us to our destination, wherever that may be. You may not need to help Puerto Rico with money or fly down to help. You may be needed in your own neighborhood—on the corner of Dixie Highway and Oakland Park, where a lady tripped and fell and needs your help to get to the hospital.
If your head is filled with hate and animosity because of your opinions and those of others, what can you actually do to help anyone?
I often come back to meditation in my blogs to help you understand that the world is operating on a different, human level than where we want to be. Ultimately, we want our hearts and minds to be lifted above the chaos to a place where we can hear the call of the angels and spirits in heaven who have a better view of life than we do. We can’t do this without practicing how to get to that place of omniscients and learning how to be an objective observer. Listen in your meditation and let your heart be guided and led to places you don’t expect.
Be the person you were sent to this world to be! Be light and love!
Let your heart and mind be transformed by love and polarize your life to the positive!