Sunday, April 24, 2016

Quit Your Addiction To The News

I quit my addiction to watching the news.
The news, whether on TV, online, or in a newspaper, is nothing but a collection of negative communication.  We learn about catastrophes, financial ruin, terrorist attacks, murders and all kinds of disasters and cruelties that leave us in a perpetual state of anxiety and fear.
Whenever I got caught up in such negative energy, I began to feel weak and powerless.  Before I knew it, my immunity (both physical and spiritual) declined, and I started drawing in the experiences that confirmed my fears.
Living with anxiety induced by the media activates stress hormones.  When this happens, we lose our ability to think clearly.  According to brain studies, stress hormones constrict blood vessels in the forebrain, suppressing the center of deliberate action (in the front cerebral cortex).  The energy of fear can paralyze us.
But that's not all.
Falling asleep with fear and stress allows such energy into our sleep awareness, when we are most susceptible to suggestion.  Our brain (our consciousness) "stores" this information.  This can have enormous significance.meditation-1000062_1280
Consider your viewing habits.  Besides the news, what kinds of movies do you watch?  A movie that is well-done will seize your emotions.  A movie may last a couple of hours, but the information goes into our memory storehouse.  The subconscious mind does not differentiate between fantasy and reality; instead, it stores such information as "memories" thus directing future information based on these experiences, whether fictional or not.
Remember, like attracts like.  The more we watch the news or the kinds of movies that are full of violence or drama, the more we fortify a resonance field of worry and fear.
Instead of identifying more and more with what you DO NOT want, try identifying more and more with what you DO WANT.
How? Allow energies that are conducive to your health and well-being for a few days to see how it affects you, and then expand from there.  Try the following:
  • Limit your news intake.  Wean yourself.  Better yet, quit cold turkey.  The sooner, the better.
  • Read literature that uplifts and edifies you.
  • Listen to uplifting music, such as meditation, massage, or Reiki music.
  • Associate with people who support and encourage you.
  • Keep a journal filled with positive affirmations and thoughts.
  • Send letters/e-mails/cards filled with the energy of love.
  • Repeat positive, affirmative statements to yourself as you begin to drift off to sleep.
  • When confronted with the news, send blessings.  Send light and love in its direction.
  • Watch movies and programs that inspire and encourage you.
The more often you do this, the faster those influences will become your reality.
Let yourself be well.


  1. Dear Pen. I think your spot on. I know my husband always think that negative things may happen to him. Its true bc he watches the news and always say so that's how the world is. He also say that even we are in a great place. We will hit hard times. I keep arguing that you cant say that bc that is what you attract. He so doesn't believe if you say something it wont happen.. It just happens. You always cant be having great days.. You have bad one. Just the way of life.
    I just dont believe this. Its sad bc that is how he was brought up. I just keep saying no you can think better.. He is a work in progeess.. Lol
    Well i love your post. Cant wait for another one..

    1. Some people are comfortable with what they know and so they fear changing those "beliefs." They don't know any better. Send love and light anyway. See him progressing toward enlightenment on this. We are all works in progress!

      Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts.

  2. I so agree with you. I too have stopped watching the news. I can't understand why negative sells and positive doesn't.

    1. Yes, it's a mystery why negativity gets higher ratings, and those who capitalize on it know exactly how to manipulate the masses for their purposes.

      Thanks for stopping by, Suzy!