If you wouldn’t wear your dirty laundry out in public, then why air about it on Facebook?
With good reason, this was my status message this morning.
Almost all of us who have a Facebook or have been part of any other social network have been guilty a time or two ourselves of posting our ‘dirty laundry’ for the world to see. Sometimes we get worked up and we just do it, needing a place to vent about some grievance we have over this or that. We share these annoyances and grievances with our friends in hopes of getting the support we are seeking and affirming that we are not alone or that we are right to be upset. Sometimes it is a good outlet. Sometimes as my dear friend Bobbi said, “It’s There A Py”. Sometimes we just need to be “heard” and seen.
But then there are those who seem to take it a little too far. Those who feel the need to call attention to a person or situation that upset them and share all the intimate details–their dirty laundry–of whatever the particular situation was for all of Facebook to see.
We can do the innuendo, we can dance and sing
When it’s said and done, we haven’t told you a thing
We all know that crap is king, give us dirty laundry
I also see on many occasions, the passive-aggressive woman in action as well. When she gets upset with someone and feels wronged by this person, she will not address them personally and in private with the intention to listen, in hopes of coming to some sort of resolution. Instead, she will use Facebook and post all day long little nasty comments that have some reference to the issues to which she has taken. The comments are indirectly but undeniably aimed towards this specific person/s.
She might even post related articles that address the topic of what she feels mirrors her situation. She may post hints and clues as to whom she is talking about but never come out right and say anything for certain so that when she is finally confronted with it she can say, “Oh, you just assumed I was talking about you.” …Weren’t you?
As soon as I see this I realize that this sister is not coming from a place of peace and power. Sometimes it’s hard to do that when you are pissed off. I get it. Been there, done that. I am no angel, I too have made a snarky remark here and there in a status update or two about someone or another who has ticked me off but because I’m conscious of it, I try not to do it at all. It’s the being conscious of our behavior that makes the difference. Are we in reacting mode or are we engaging our Goddess Mind which allows us to respond wisely?
As a Priestess, however, a Goddess woman in service to others and a woman with her Goddess Mind actively engaged doesn’t typically post her ‘dirty laundry’ for the world to see. Oh sure, on occasion she might wax hot and even rant if the moment calls for it but whatever personal issue she might take with another person, especially one she has on her immediate friend list, she will deal with privately and from a place of reason, a place of power and a place of peace.
As Goddess women and Priestesses who serve Her women and community, how we handle things, especially those things that have the tendency to tick us off, is of vital importance. If we are using a social network to network with other people, we can expect to be seen, heard and our character as such judged. And whether we like it or not, that is just the way it is.
It’s imperative that we who claim the honored title of Priestess are conscious of how we present ourselves to the rest of the world, including Facebook. We don’t need to put on airs and pretend either as that would not be authentic and true.
We need only to be ourselves and come from the center of our being within the Goddess Mind. We also need to consciously activate and fully engage our Goddess Mind. When we are acting from this place within the Goddess Mind, we are acting in accordance to and in alignment with our higher purpose.
We are human beings and we have and express a full range of emotions. If we don’t, then something is wrong. However, when we are fully engaging our Goddess Mind, we can filter these emotions as they rise to the surface and we have a better chance of being able to respond vs reacting to situations that get make us upset or angry.
This is something I actively pursue every day. I am fully aware that failing to handle issues from a place of power and peace is not in alignment with my Divine purpose on this planet.
As a spiritually conscious woman and a Priestess of Goddess, I understand that when the Goddess Mind is activated, we continue to grow and unfold into Her mysteries consciously. As Priestesses with Goddess Mind fully engaged, we find that we do not complain about the world and we do not explain away our actions. We are at the center of our being, a place of peace and a place of power. It is in this center place that we have the full 360 degree range of vision to see everything in our immediate realm. We see what needs to be seen, what issues need to be addressed and all of our dirty laundry that needs to be washed. And we do it with quiet grace and dignity. We do not complain. We do not explain.
We are empowered women fully activating our Goddess Mind who use washing machines to do our own dirty laundry. After all, that’s why Goddess made them!
In Love and Laughter,