Are you feeling scared, uneasy, alarmed, depressed, hopeless, and afraid of the future? Do you feel an impending doom that you just can’t explain? Do you want to run, but don’t know where to go? Do you think twice before walking into crowds, on planes, through malls? Do you wonder who to trust and who is the real enemy? Then you have got it – NFS – a New Media disease called “NEWS FEAR SYNDROME.”
NFS is a soul sickness of our time. I coin the disease as such because the symptoms are ever so subtle, the effects ever so great, the form ever so clever. It is like being locked in a room with toxic, invisible gas that permeates the air that no one seems to notice. No one sees the wound and the infection growing. And yet it works its way into your system, into you, step by step and inch by inch until one day you wake up to say, “Oh my god, I feel so hopeless, the world is coming to an end! ” You try to get up, go on, and live anyway with an inner panic, trying to hide the fear, go outside, and meet others who have it too… while all the while, everyone is trying to smile.
Here is how NSF gets you:
You may come home from work and maybe you feel all right. Or perhaps you are at work, home, or a coffee shop and you pull up the Internet.
You have something to eat and then you sit down to catch up on the news of the day. You relax, click, and it begins.
The news is on.
The energy comes in a countdown:
10. You feel good.
9. Not so good.
8. Oh, what is happening?
7. Oh crap, I wonder why I am so sad.
6. What are we all going to do?
5. I know something terrible is going to happen!
4. What is there to believe in and who is there to trust?
3. You’re down for the count.
2. You are STILL down for the count.
1. NSF begins. Maybe I should sell everything and maybe we should move- the world is coming to an end!
GOT YA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Doom, gloom, end of days, world disaster, war, violence, stocks falling, Isis, guns, pain, loss and HELP!!!!!
It is important to know at this point that the soul sickness of NSF does have an antidote.
It is called the opposing force. The key is to battle the pervasive brainwashing of a nation, of a society, of a culture, of you and me trying to get through the day and here to make the world a better place.
The NSF ANTIDOTE:
1. Shut off the news!!!!! Or watch it only once for information so it does not circle into toxic, brainwashing energy.
2. Know you have been infected.
3. Use the cure.
4. Be an umbrella
5, Hold up a hopeful light.
6. Don’t let the toxic rain wear down your spirit, hope, and dreams of a brighter day.
It is a simple formula of power really, that has kept us and keeps us strong through the ages. Be a “Forever Shield,” a divine umbrella of light that no one can destroy.
The world waits again on free people who know they possess an umbrella.