Updated: Jun 8
We live in an era where we constantly deal with sensory overload. It has become a part of our day to day life and it is damn near impossible to unplug. Now even though I agree with the doctrine of disconnecting and being more mindful of how much screen time you have, I also believe that at the end of the day we have the power to control what kind of content we take in and how we take in that content.
After studying hypnotherapy, I started to become very aware of just how sensitive I was to certain things I took into my mind. I was consistently ingesting radio, tv, movies, & news into my subconscious mind. And I noticed common themes between them all. And Imma keep one hundred with you ! It didn't always feel good. I felt overwhelmed, frustrated, angry and like running away from the world I lived in. At first, I didn't notice anything with social media until the share button became a thing. That damn share button. Can't live with it! Can't live without it! Sometimes family and friends were sharing amazing things and other times they were sharing the same damn stories that I was trying to avoid watching on the news. Once I started to see that type of energy shift online it caused me to be very mindful about what I was sharing and how I was sharing it, because at the end of the day we are energetic beings that are effected by one another rather we like it or not. While we may be trying to share useful information sometimes we are just recylcling fear based doctrines to keep us enslaved and vibrationg at a low frequency.
Over the past few years I have taken breaks from social media platforms when appropriate but I have also adopted a habit of taking advantage of all the positive resources social media has to offer. So below is a list of how I changed my frequency with different social media platforms. If you don't see your favorite platform it is because I haven't explored frequency shifting with that particular platform, yet or I didn't experience any shifts when I used it.
This platform is the jam when it comes to finding bomb ass affirmations to post on your IG story or to just write down in your journal. One of the things I started to do in the morning instead of scrolling aimlessly was control what it was I was scrolling. I would search positive affirmations on Pinterest, and bam now I'm reading posts that are basically just telling me how awesome I am and how great my day is gonna be. Could it get any better than that!
Plus, there's so many profiles that deliver reality changing affirmations.
I am aware that most platforms have pictures so you can do this with any platform but pulling pictures from Pinterest to do vision boards or vision books just makes me smile and feel like I'm winning in life. Definitely, hit Pinterest up when you're about to work on your vision board.
I know what you are thinking. How the hell does Facebook help you shift your frequency, lol? But hear me out this is more so teaching you where and how to direct your attention. There's polarity in everything in our existence. Anything that can be used for bad intent can also be used for good intent. So, I'll admit I barely just scroll my regular feed on Facebook, but I have joined like-minded Facebook groups and I usually will scroll the feeds of my Facebook groups. So, I would say trying to join groups that are centered around activities that you like to do or goals that you like to meet. For example, before I locked my hair, I joined a random Facebook group for people who have locs. And can say that this group gave me so much inspiration and excitement for my future loc journey. Right now, I currently am apart of about 20 groups and they are centered around health, wellness, entrepreneurship and mindset goals. By doing this I am controlling the narrative as well as controlling my frequency by what I choose to ingest from Facebook.
3. Spotify (Or Any Streaming Music Service)
I currently subscribe to Spotify. I adopted a habit of making Mindful Music Playlists back when I first started teaching yoga. I wanted it to be that when someone came to my yoga class that the music wasn't distracting, but also if it was distracting I wanted to be in a good way. Like damn that song just made feel so good about my day. I found that discovering artists like Chris-N-Teeb and Beautiful Chorus made me excited to make playlist not just for yoga but for other events in my life. Music is one of the most potent medicines we have, but this medicine can also be a weapon when used destructively. I've always been aware of that and that's why supporting the Mindful Music community is so important to me and a big part of how you can change your frequency through an online platform. Now, I'm not saying you can't twerk to your favorite rap artist but just when it comes to bringing awareness to how you feel and your mood sometimes taking a break from mainstream music and finding tunes that have no words, or conscious words and sounds that are not disruptive to the spirit can be a good idea to shift your frequency and pull you out of a state you might have been in all week or all month. Another tip, if you're not the playlist maker, is finding playlist that are already made. There's a playlist on Spotify that has a few of my favorite mindful music artists in it. It's called, I'm Thrivin' by Paola Hernandez. I also have one I created that's public called the Vibes For My Tribe By The Real Diamond King
When I tell you that YouTube is by far the best platform we have to transmute are energy!
Now, I know that YouTube has changed a lot over the last decade. I'm definitely one of the original watchers of some of the most crazy conspiracy theory or prank videos that used to be on the platform, but there's still so many gems that can be discovered and implemented in your daily life straight from YouTube. One of the things you can access on social media to transmute your energy is Healing Frequency Music. Now I know we just mentioned music above for Spotify but this is a little different. So I have been listening to free binaural beats through YouTube for about 5 years. For those who don't know binaural beats is a type of therapy that consists of sound waves and how your brain perceives these tones.When you listen to these different tones in different brainwave patterns they can bring about different desired results. This therapy is still semi- experimental, but some findings suggest that binaural beats can affect behavior as well as sleep cycles etc. Any who, I digress...point being there is a plethora of binaural beats on YouTube that you can meditate to or go to sleep to. One Page I subscribe to is called Quadible Integrity. They have binaural beats for cleansing your aura, clearing blockages within the body, and so much more.
Audiobooks can be found by the dozens on Youtube. I love finding Money Mindset Authors that have audiobooks on YouTube. It's an affordble way to change your mindset if you are not financially ready to subscribe to one of those audiobook apps. I love to put a audiobook on from YouTube while I drive or while I'm working or cleaning. I currently have a book called The Power of Postive Thinking By Norman Vincent Peale sitting in my playlist. Keep in mind that alot of the books that are on YouTube are books that are apart of public domain. So they are free! Another book I'd suggest listening to is Think & Grow Rich By Napoleon Hill. There are multiple audios that you can listen to on YouTube.
Mindset Coaches tend to give away a bunch of amazing content on YouTube to coax people into buying different services. There's so many tips and hacks for poverty consciousness and rewiring your subconscious mind that wasn't on YouTube years ago. So I say type in "Law Of Attraction" in your YouTube search bar and watch the abundance flow in. I think we can agree it's better to have
a Mindset Coach playing in the back ground while you cook instead of the news.
Now I know that IG gets a bad wrap. And it can be overwhelming and overbearing at times but can I just say that by choosing who I see on my feed I am able to take back control over what I put in my mind as well as take advantage of some of the best digital resources we have in our time, not to forget connecting with my favorite loved ones. My feed on IG consists of wellness coaches, vegan recipes, cute llamas and pictures of destinations I want to travel too. You know why because I use Instagram the same way I use Pinterest, but like it is a vision board. You wouldn't put shit on your vision board that made you depressed or made you feel like dying, and you shouldn't do that with your Instagram account either. When I scroll I'm either being entertained (laughing), inspired, (ideas for my business), uplifted, (advice to shift my mindset, or educated (information to transform my life and/ or help others).
Now I say all this because in meditation one thing that was taught to me was that
"In our quest for seeking pleasure and avoiding pain a lot of us have become extremely sensitive." We want to feel good all the time and the minute we don't feel good we can't take it. But even though I have learned through my journey to avoid certain aspects of life to stay grounded and balanced. I also have learned that sometimes we have to still be able to find peace amongst chaos. So, yes social media can
be a whole mess sometimes, but it can also be a blessing in disguise. After all social media is how I connected with my biological father after losing touch with him for years. So you see where there is darkness there is always light and one cannot exist without the other. Remember, everything starts with your mind and you have the power to shift it. Ase'