Some time last week, I was feeling mentally distressed. This is not usual for me. I was pretty sure what happened.
“They got me,” I told my husband. “Psych warfare.”
My husband, who is a retired Green Beret, stared at me.
“Yes, I’m very agitated and I shouldn’t be…”
Now this was a couple months after I noticed my (Twitter) timeline fill up with sudden death scenes and other videos of people being hurt, unexpectedly. Men slammed in the groin and such.
It was impossible to miss the proliferation of this type of content and I noted how it made me feel, because I’m like that. Process goes like this.
A. My brain sees it.
B. I opt to study or observe it (8th house).
C. I mind my feelings and realize the images are making my heart pound.
D. I also realize it’s making me feel physically ill. I decide to stick with it, anyway.
E. Even more short videos are shown to me. I begin clicking off before the “event”. I wonder what the specific psychological affect of watching this stuff is. What would be the precise goal or goals?
F. I see other people on twitter complaining about this; being served similar content.
G. Decide I’ve seen enough; there is nothing more I can discern. I stop watching ANY video on twitter, ever.
That’s an example of conscious handling of something like this. Outside of being disheartened at clearly seeing that someone thinks this is a good thing to do to others, I suffered no ill effects. But then a few weeks later, my mind was racing with razor-like hell.
It seems obvious if they’re going to run a timeline like this on people, which is something, Zuckerberg. copped to many years ago; it won’t be the only tactic. I don’t know what penetrated but something did and it pissed me off.
I can’t recall where this came up, recently, but I said I would write about this. Personally, I’m staying mindful, when facing a screen. I don’t allow myself scroll around and kill (precious) time; never mind, have my brain hijacked. I’m being cautious in a field of fire, basically. I don’t want to get hit!
It I do this successfully, I maintain control of the focus of my mind and can direct my mental effort in whatever direction I choose. You also say, I f’ed around and found out!
It’s also important to get sleep. You simply have to rest your mind. This LONG Mars Mercury conjunction situation is terrifically demanding.
There is definitely a war for your mind; I don’t think anyone would deny this at this point. The question is, are you going to fight back? Or just fall into rabbit holes and buy supplements?
Have you taken any steps to defend yourself against this type of thing?