Why I Deleted Instagram
For the past seven years I have shared almost every detail of my life on multiple social media platforms in an attempt to be a guiding Light of authenticity in what seems to be a very curated reality. I shared my struggles, heartbreaks, humor and passions which built a loving community of 60,000+ followers. Together we took a magical spiritual journey towards awakening through love, laughter, vulnerable conversations while always attempting to find the Light in life. And while I honestly do feel that I provided something special for many, I also feel that I was accidentally entrapping the minds of so many people into artificial intelligence.
"I shared my struggles, heartbreaks, humor and passions
which built a loving community of 60,000+ followers."
There was a part of me for a really long time that thought I could outsmart AI. I turned my notifications off, set a social media timer, took breaks from both my phone and social media platforms for periods of time, unfollowed everyone (I literally didn’t follow a single account for a few years on Instagram), and made other various attempts to remain conscious, sovereign, empowered and free. However, like most people, I would regularly fall down the rabbit hole to find myself mindlessly scrolling, especially on Instagram. Also, there always seemed to be a reason for me to be online, whether it was to respond to comments, messages or to collect memes for my notorious “Sunday Memes.” While more often than not I felt of service to the masses, I also became increasingly aware that my service was also to artificial intelligence. Everyday AI is studying you yet we aren’t studying everyday. That statement alone is a greater Truth that needs to be understood, in my opinion.
There were so many lies my Ego began to tell me every time I felt called to cut ties with social media. For instance I thought that since I own and operate a business that social media was necessary. An example to support that thought was that without a Facebook business page my business wouldn’t show up on the Maps app on the iPhone. However, since I went virtual in March of 2020 that thought no longer seemed necessarily true. Another example of why I thought social media was important for my business was because (at some point) I was told that my Instagram handle worked as an unconscious verified formatting network to ensure potential clients that I am trustworthy and respected. Between my thoughts and the many opinions of others, I felt as if I honestly didn’t have a choice but to stay dedicated and loyal to social media. However, this goes against my spiritual beliefs. I truly and fully believe that we always have choices. Sometimes the choice can be as simple as a shift in perspective. With that being said, I no longer will hold space on the social media platforms Twitter, Facebook and Instagram in an honest attempt to go against the grain and think independently.
"I truly and fully believe that we always have choices.
Sometimes the choice can be as simple as a shift in perspective."
The thousands of hours I have dedicated to social media over the last seven years did not go wasted. On multiple occasions (in different countries and my home in the United States of America) I was able to link up with individuals that were part of the Fiercely Optimistic network. I’ve met lifelong friends and have shared incredible experiences with some of the most spectacular people. The connections I have made with individuals that I have never met in real life are inspiring too. Social media served as a beautiful platform for me to embrace community. It allowed me to both give and receive hope and peace for humanity.
The moment I deleted my Instagram account I felt a burst of energy and freedom. That was such a beautiful omen to prove that it truly was time for me to move on. I now feel free and empowered to fully engage in my life without my iPhone with me 24/7. I feel happier and more willing to give to the simple pleasures of life privately. I will still sing and dance...and be ridiculously silly. My energy will still be shared with the world through my practice, upcoming retreats, blog posts and a deeper connection in the 5D with each of you through meditation.
"My energy will still be shared with the world through
my practice, upcoming retreats and a
deeper connection in the 5D through meditation."
As a spiritual being I find it is important for each of us to evaluate our lives periodically. We each have to witness our actions, thoughts, feelings and intentions when it comes to how we choose to live our lives. The ties that had me bound to social media were Ego based. And I have no problem admitting to that. Sometimes the things that we do which start in service of the Soul can absolutely move into the Ego. This is normal. It takes a great strength to recognize what no longer serves our highest Self. And that first step of recognition begins with one’s intuition.
My experience with social media has been a beautiful and awakening journey. I am truly grateful for it all. And I am looking forward to this next chapter of my life without it.