Someone said to me the other day, "you have to become more visible." In that case, she meant to tell me that I needed to step out of my comfort zone and speak at an event I had just canceled and decided not to attend. She meant well, thinking that it was high time I carry my message into the world. Then, a few days ago, I participated in a webinar with a Human Design coach, who offers business coaching based on your specific design. Once again, being seen here equals being present on social media and on the world wide web ... some thoughts.
I've been on Instagram for 8 weeks, have 8 people following me and haven't set up a single post yet. All I do there is watch videos of animals, nature and cooking and baking, yet the algorithm
constantly deals me ads for business coaches or spiritual coaches, e.g. Christina Sternbauer in front of her family jet and a completely derailed lady named Jackie something who made 7 million
coaching millionaires. Yesterday I saw an ad of a guy sitting on his sofa talking into the camera: "blablah ... and through this window I see the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains" - while pointing
in the direction of nowhere (or somewhere behind his iphone camera), hoping that everyone watching him believed him and didn't think he might possibly be sitting at a warehouse in the living room
department while the salesperson is on lunch break.
This reminded me of an experience I had about 6 years ago. At that time I was in the absolute beginnings of my "spiritual work" and had seen on Facebook the ad of a "young Australian" who offered a free workshop to show others how to use the FB algorithm cleverly to achieve more reach. I thought, well, it can't hurt, and maybe I'll even learn something for the FB pages of the studs I manage.
The lady sounded nice and genuine, and I was quite taken. Until the Trulla came to the point in her presentation where she showed us the "view from her living room window": vineyards as far as the eye could see, a colorful horizon where the sun was just setting. Wonderful.
Unfortunately for her, though, I had purchased that exact photo the day before from Shutterstock for a flyer for the wine tasting in a friend's little bistro!
Landing pages, funnels, free ebooks for the price of your email address, daily posts and the promise to make you a successful high price coach, not giving a shit if you are capable at all or possibly have already taught a snail in Taiwan to pole vault. Social media contributes daily to the ever-increasing amount of illusion in the human collective consciousness, and we wonder why, when we meditate, our crown chakra doesn't suddenly open up and enlightenment strikes us from above. Every time we struggle to realize truth, we have to fight our way through the thick fog of illusion that lurks around in the 8th sphere and is swarmed every millisecond by all the non-essential nonsense.
Question: If Buddha and Jesus were here, would Buddha have a landing page and would Yeshua be doing podcasts? If the next Messiah is really coming, as so many believe, can we find him on Insta and TikTok?
And if not, then where else?