If you are finding the current demise of Facebook challenging and feeling a bit edgy you are not alone. The lack of regard for our privacy and the data leaks has caused many to experience stresses in their social circles. Perhaps some of your friends have deleted their accounts, or many have just gone dead silent. A sense of loss may have crept in when the friendly Smart Phone beeps delivering FB alerts has gone from 100 messages to a trickle. Your inner turmoil may be reflecting the addiction we all have to Facebook or the desire to connect.
Every echelon in society had questions for Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony at the USA Congress. Though we have to rely on powers higher than us to ask those questions, there are plenty we can ask ourselves when arriving at a decision whether to delete our Facebook account or continue. Consider these questions from a healing and trans-formative point of view:
- Can you trust Facebook?
- Can you trust others on Facebook?
- Can you trust yourself on Facebook?
- What can’t we trust about ourselves on Facebook?
- Do I tell the truth?
- Do I tell others the truth?
- Do I tell myself the truth?
- How do I live with the truths I do not like?
- How do I recognize when I am lying to myself or others?
- Can I recognize when others are lying?
- What facts do I want to believe as the truth?
- What facts do I want to dismiss so that I can dismiss the truth?
- Can I discern the difference between the truth and a pseudo truth?
- In the scheme of things, I am insignificant. How can Facebook get anything from me or do anything to me?
- How does Facebook mirror the lies I tell myself?
- How do I escape the truth on Facebook?
- How do I want to live my life?
- What facts on Facebook do I believe are true? How do I know they are true?
- What is the truth?
- Am I enlightened enough (free of pain, non coherent patterns, and past hurts and able to live my truth) to participate on Facebook being the truth of who I am?
Personally, I wish I could say I trust Mark Zuckerberg. However, I look at his birth process pattern for this company – he took the idea away from someone else and only years later settled with them out of court. Has his resonance changed much since the inception of the company? My fire chakra is churning and my gut says maybe not. Is it my water chakra addiction to the easy social connection provided by FB that helps me live with it or want to turn a blind eye? The questions for me keep coming. Where have I refused to see a thief in my life in the past? Do I want to keep paying the price? Do I respect myself? Is there life after Facebook?
If I continue on Facebook I am aware I am entraining with a corporate field of energy built on the unspoken principle that it is okay to steal or what can we get away with? – principles that seem to still be operating with the inner circle at Facebook given their slow responses and milk toast answers. Is that mirroring something in me?
Corporations like Facebook will continue -it’s too lucrative not to. Since we are living in a rapidly connected world –it’s also argued that using the situation as an excuse to step away from social media will cause those who do so to become marginalized.
If we can’t trust ourselves on Facebook perhaps it is because of our own unconscious patterns that we project onto our news feed. To continue in a healthy wholesome way means that we need to up our own game of inner enlightenment and action. Specifically we need to ….
- Commit ourselves to personal growth and transformation (we like Repatterning work for that!)
- Live a life where we tell the truth to ourselves and others and then act with integrity
- Commit to being informed and demand transparency of companies like FB. We each need to exercise leadership taking action where we can – write our concerns to government officials for example.
Who knows? By taking a pause and examining our own patterns involved with Facebook participation, we ourselves may evolve to create personal safety anywhere online. As an added bonus our enlightened perspective and actions may change the FB leadership, and others for the best – creating an even better Facebook environment.
So while there are lots of questions to ask Mark Zuckerberg, we may well turn this opportunity into questioning our own part and how we too may need to change.
With love and light
Carolyn is President at the Repatterning Practitioners Association, the online coordinator of repatterning classes as http://www.Ozardis.com , provides personal holographic coaching (repatterning) sessions and facilitates free group sessions for peace at www.WorldPeaceHologram.com
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Where are you with your Facebook relationship?
thank you Carolyn for such wise questions . this is intersting and timely given I do not have a relationship with facebook and have been considering one over the last few days. And I am still undecided for many of the questions you raise. I also have a husband whose passion in life is internet privacy and cyber security …… and he gives me many reason why I shouldnt go there … and then I begin to feel limited . FB is a market place for so many online pod casts, webinars, seminars, forums, commuinities . I think your last question is lovely and a good place to begin with.
Sarah – thank you for your comments! Many people have a similar dilemma. On the one hand platforms like FB exponentially connect us in wonderful ways on the other hand, like walking late at night is an unknown neighborhood – we have to be aware of our surroundings! It does raise much for personal repattering! (That job is never done!)