I recently was locked out of my Facebook account because of technical difficulties. At first, I tried to get back into it to no avail. After a few days, my will dissipated and I began feeling a sense of gratitude. I've never wanted to be too immersed in social media because it can be a very unhealthy world; the constant barrage of information entering my brain that influences my reality and the seeing of things I'm not in alignment with or that disturb my peace. It’s just too much incoming stimuli for my brain when my goal is to be able to know my own inner voice. I just don't want to be exposed to so much noise. It changes the rhythm of my heartbeat. I have come to peace with not being on social media so much and it's beginning to feel really good.
My main interest on social media was helping people through my Heal Your Life with Dr. Cruz recordings, which are also on Youtube, but after getting locked out of Facebook I felt a gradual shift as if I was being perceptually realigned. I began experiencing something that I am now embracing even more; a greater sense of self. I remember once saying, “I just want to experience an authentic thought of my own, not one influenced by external culture, society, or public opinion”. I want to know me. What is it like to just be me? I crave this relationship more than anything else in the world.
From the beginning of time you and I have been influenced by something or someone, which has molded our sense of reality. We are influenced by our parents, extended family, friends, peers, strangers, significant others, social media, politics, religion, email messages, previous thoughts, emotions, experiences, interpretations, our environment, fears, hunger pangs, and current beliefs systems. We’re influenced by sounds, vibrations, celebrities, money, music, TV, and by history. In fact, just last night I watched the Malcolm X movie on Netflix and I was influenced! Everything influences us whether we know it or not, and with each degree of influence I become less of me and more of someone else.
I once had a friend who also struggled to hear his inner voice and I suggested “being a monk for a day” and now here I am enjoying my morning peacefully listening to Native American Flute music desiring to be a monk for a day. I just want to hear my own inner voice. Don't you?
I realize although I have tremendous inner peace in my heart, I want to also experience deeper
serenity. Even Malcolm X went to a hotel to be at peace and hear his thoughts and Jesus went to the mountaintop, all versions of seeking serenity. It's through this silence that a clearer reception of one’s divine self is provided, which evolves our consciousness through the emptiness. There's great power in silence. It's an energy, a space, a tranquil feeling of deep connection with oneself.
Can we just “be” for a while?
Can we stay there long enough to get clearer reception of the wisdom within; connect to the divine, connect to the powers of the universe, connect to a deeper vibration, be an observer, a receiver, the recipient of the greatest gift in the world - to hear and feel that which cannot otherwise be communicated. Can I receive revelation that awaits my channeling? To float along with the notes of the flute as it somehow reveals a more expansive part of me to the consciousness of me on a vibrational level. Energy is being shifted. It all has meaning when I can be silent long enough to allow that which is not being said to be experienced. This is the power of silence.
Silence is the gateway to freedom; freedom from the noise that I now choose not to be a part of. I prefer this other dimension of focus. I've been here before and it is generous. There's so much more to life than what the external world exposes us to. Much of the external world is a distraction from authentically experiencing life in the most natural way. I want more of the internal life where pictures are revealed, altered states of consciousness are experienced as more of myself is revealed to myself. It's a much better place than scrolling through the disruptive noise of social media. As much as I care for people I do not want to see their hospital pictures, their physical wounds, or their funerals on my timeline. That has no place in my brain because that is not my path. My path must be revealed to me in my silence. We must guard the gates of our mind and our heart if we are ever to truly know ourselves.
Maybe one day I'll make the effort to unlock my Facebook account but for now my destiny is trying to reveal itself to me through my silence. Maybe yours is too.
Author of Maximize Your Super Powers