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The Media love to Feed’yah!

Updated: Nov 30, 2023

(But be careful of what you ingest)

We all know (whether we choose to take notice of it or not), that it is important to eat healthily in order to take care of our body for our journey through life.

I would postulate that it is equally important to take care over what we ingest via the media too, (in its many & varied forms).

If for example you are an avid media news-watcher, and what you consume leaves you regularly feeling fearful, stressed or angry, you have just voluntarily ingested a diet of negativity which is as toxic as that “hot and spicy Mutton Vindaloo” that somehow seemed such a good idea at 11.30pm last night! (or was that just me?)

And just as the next morning we fearfully reflect on the anticipated aftermath of that bad dining choice, knowing full well the repercussions (once nature takes its course), ask yourself, “of the media items consumed, how many directly affect me?”

Unless there is a good reason to expose yourself to these things, does this become a self-imposed diet of negative emotions that are often not our burden to carry?

It may be important to stay in touch with the things that affect our community, (particularly those things you can influence), but outside of that, what do you choose to ingest? and is it good for your wellbeing, or a virtual Vindaloo?

There is a Scandinavian proverb that says, “worry is like a rocking chair, it will give you something to do but it won’t get you anywhere”.

We can’t simply “blame the media”, anymore than we can blame that Indian Takeaway that provided that indulgent late night delight! The media are simply putting their version and opinion of the world out there for us to buy-into. It is down to our individual choice about whether we choose to consume it.

Furthermore, if you take a step back from the mainstream media, and consider one very important truth. Everything that goes on in the world is in a constant state of equilibrium. It is Universal Law that there is an equal amount of light to counterbalance the dark. Translated, that means that for every deeply negative news item, there is an equally positive uplifting story out there that completely counterbalances the negative and makes us feel good about life.

Then ask yourself, when you explore the diet our mainstream media choose to feed us, do you think they strike that happy balance between the troubling and the uplifting? OR, is there a focus on the negative? If you believe the latter to be true, ask yourself "why would that be so?"

Also, as proven in a scientific study, carried out by UCI (University of California, Irvine), they discovered that people who steep themselves in a news media diet carry a much higher incidence rate of depression, heart disease & cancer. Why? Because our state of mind affects the health of our cellular biology!

To put it simply, those caught in fear are putting themselves into 'fight or flight' mode. We each have around 50 trillion cells (or at least there was last time I counted). Millions of our cells are replaced every day as part of the natural process. If we are stuck in 'fight or flight', the energy that goes into cellular regeneration is affected negatively. Constant exposure to this can lead to dis-ease! Conversely, those who 'live in joy', have a very positive cellular regeneration, leading typically to a healthier physical and mental state of being.

If we collectively took more interest in the many and varied positive things that are going on in the world, switched off to the negative, then the media would have to change their focus too. It is encouraging to see that there are groups now actively promoting the good news, the uplifting stories, the stuff that makes us feel good about life.

Elevated Planet will also seek to highlight the “feel good moments” in life. It doesn’t mean that we are burying our heads in the sand, it is just that we believe “what we place our focus upon, we get more of”, and "where our attention goes, our energy flows". Do we really want to feed the negative aspects of life with our energy?

As such, we focus on the things that bring us joy and help to Elevate the Planet!

Sound like fun?

I don’t believe you can get overdosed on happiness, but we are prepared to find out!


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