There’s black and white, right and wrong, yes and no, but when it comes to social media, not only is there a “light” side to it, there’s also a “dark” side as well! What it all boils down to is belief systems of some of those who creep or bully lightworkers using various social media platforms to do it! Although people do not have any inclination of who these lightworkers are or what they do any given day, they are of the opinion that what lightworkers do for a living is considered a gift and shame those who don’t offer their services for free.
For some, understanding the concept of getting paid for a service, or for a gift, can be difficult for some to accept, but more painful for those who face being told so or shamed publicly about it on social media. It can leave lightworkers feeling guilty about charging for services, uneasy about what they do or who they are. Some of industry’s best have been known to quit their practices because of social media and its pressures.
If you’re working in this capacity, you may be able to relate to: having to deal with disturbing or unwarranted comments under your social media posts; people who harass or threaten you or your business or send nasty emails to you for no apparent reason; being shamed for the type of work that you do or reminded you of how you are taking advantage for some poor soul. I can go on forever, but I think you get my drift! If you have, here are some my personal tips on “Coping with The Dark Side of Social Media“.
Please forgive them, for they haven’t a clue of what you do! Do they understand the life changing impact or influence that you may have had on others? No, in their eyes, you are up to no good. What to do about it? Well, in my earlier days, I would have tried to defend myself and my beliefs, after all, my ego knew who I was!
Is it a good idea to lash out or to defend yourself? Not always. It’s more you say, the more ammunition they have to berate you with! The question to ask yourself is this: will responding to these comments benefit you in any way?
If the answer is no, it’s just best to ban the user, and to delete the comment(s), keeping your post free of negativity and moving on to a happier day. Just keep reminding yourself that some people fear what they don’t understand, because that’s the reality of what you’re dealing with.
Tags & Unexpected Media Attention – More often than none, those in the metaphysical trades are tagged in comments that may be made as a result of an post asking for recommendations. I’m sure you relate to requests such as “Does anyone know of a good psychic or medium, reader, etc.?” Suddenly, your notification bell is lighting up like a Christmas tree because you’ve been tagged by clients or followers recommending you or, someone who will comment about what you represent to them in their eyes.
It’s very difficult to read negative comments about yourself, especially knowing that you’ve never met or dealt with any of these naysayers. It’s best to chalk it up to ignorance, and to move on from the post or comments completely.
Change your Setting – It’s best to unfollow the post, or change your settings so that you are not notified on tags. If you’ve ever experienced this, you will notice that many of your followers or friends will stick up or defend you if there are negative comments, which is nice; but some will not, and it can be bothersome.
The best thing to do is to put the post on ignore. What good will it do to read something that really doesn’t reflect the person that you truly are. I always imagined it’s why so many celebrities go into hiding, because of the assumptions that people make when they’re out in public. They could be yelling because they just sat on a bee, but it’s not what you’ll read in the headlines the next day!
Just remember, you are Human, your Soul knows who you are! Social media will at one point or another, make you question yourself or your purpose, but deep down, know that you’re a holisticpreneur at heart and it’s your purpose! It’s your given path, you are meant to be heard, seen and to help people through your gifts!
So tell the world who you are, and repeat after me…” I release and let go the dark side of social media”.
Founding Member, The Psychic Associates
Professional Psychic Medium, Vlogger, Writer, Inspirational Speaker, Brand & Social Media Expert