Sian Howell ~ Amazing Results of a Facebook Diet

Today’s post came to me via email, but it’s too wonderful to keep to myself. I asked Sian if I could please devote a post to it, and it turns out that Sian has recently received some major nudges to begin blogging. Well, then! Sian’s blogging has now begun.

I shared with Sian that — although I left Facebook for different reasons — I felt the same wonder, expansion and relief from unplugging. Readers of my blog and Tania Marie’s blog regularly inquire if I’m on Facebook or if I intend to go back. Nope. So many of our local events are listed on FB that in 2013 I briefly (read under three minutes) created a fictional account for myself so that I could access those local groups. Before I had even finished the setup, my neck tensed, heart raced, stomach sank, world contracted, and I felt such a revulsion for my laptop that I wanted to knock it off my desk — just from logging into the Facebook page. I knew I didn’t like FB, but that level of immediate intensity shocked me. I closed my account before I even friended Tania.

David and I met through Facebook, and for that I remain grateful, but, like Sian, I’ve found so much more wonder and peace away from that particular social monitoring and control platform. In just four days, Sian’s had some incredible uplift and reconnection.

Sian Howell ~ Amazing Results of a Facebook Diet

I am from Darwin, Australia. I have followed your blog for quite some time. It has opened my eyes up to the REAL and VERY magical world around me. 🙂

In your latest blog you mentioned that we have been given a chance to correct our course in life. I feel that March has rolled along with open arms begging for me to change my perspective and change my world.

I have recently realised *or have been prompted to realise* that I have an addiction to Facebook, for no good reason. I don’t watch main stream TV, read gossip mags or take part with the idea of “being on trend”, but here I am mesmerized over a web-page? Like a bug to a fluorescent light- hooked with zero escape.

While using Facebook I felt exhausted, envious, remorseful and well… Angry.
I would wake up, fall asleep and use every waking hour to check out my friends lives.

They would be: airing their dirty laundry, taking “selfies” of them looking like supermodels, and “checking in” to cool hangouts….accompanied by pictures of them with all of their super cool friends.

I saw this amazing world people are living in….Then I’d snap back to reality, look around the room I rent from my parents, glance at my empty calendar and feel a pang of disappointment. I felt like I was missing out on a life full of fun and frivolity….Because I was!

I set myself a challenge this week, to indulge in a “Facebook diet”.
Talk rediscovering a wonderful world out there with SO much time to enjoy it!
It’s day 4 of the diet and already I have felt a major shift in my soul’s epicentre.

I have found time to read books, talk with my parents, book a holiday, meditate, have dinner’s with friends. Who really needs Facebook to keep in touch with friends when you can go and actually see them FACE to FACE! What a revelation! Haha!

It’s also the little things, having time to: notice the birds in the trees, the flowers in my neighbourhood, the constant orbs of light that flash before my eyes, the extremely detailed and vivid dreams… instead of wasting it to check our little electronic devices to see what the rest of the world is doing, to feel less alone.

The happiness and airy feeling I get from not using Facebook is unreal.

How did we all get so far from this serene state of living?

I just wanted to thank you for the inspiration to break free and live a wholesome life.
I can’t say I will ditch Facebook forever, but I will remember that we are always given a chance to feed our soul with beautiful thoughts, experiences and surroundings if we choose to,

I no longer want to be part of the zombie apocalypse that we have created for ourselves. Hello enlightenment! ^_^

Thanks again Laura.

Love and light. xx

14 responses to this post.

  1. Sian Howell had an addiction (his word). I don’t have an addiction. I have more important things to do than spend most of my waking hours on Facebook. However, I appreciate and enjoy Facebook. I’m inspired and uplifted by friends’ posts. Facebook enhances my life. I have friends around the world of similar and same interests whom I’ve never met face-to-face. Facebook is an easy way to keep up with friends and events, etc. I have been presented with opportunities to pray for people via Facebook.. I have learned much from posts of various magazines and organizations. On and on it goes. I am very grateful for Facebook!

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  2. Facebook will terminate accounts that dare discuss the role of Israeli intelligence in helping to set up the 9/11 false flag. Such discussions are labeled antisemitic “hate” by the Facebook managers, and I know of several accounts terminated for these reasons. That right there was the reason I never has a Facebook account.

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    • Yes, it’s carefully designed to create and monitor reality in a particular way. Certainly, some good can always come of any experience; however, the enhanced control platforms they’ve developed since 2011 felt like shackles to me having not experienced the gradual changes. I never wanted a FB account in the first place but, in the midst of painting the sundrops on portal door #6, I was “told” to open an account. I did and through that opening in that moment triggered the series of events that led to me meeting David, eventually moving in with him and then getting together with him. I can trace the relationship back to that very moment, even though nothing in that moment would have seemed to indicate that’s where things would go. I received the message that “My work is done here. I am released from Facebook” just as clearly in December 2011, and promptly closed my account with no regrets for having done so.

      Yes, I had some international friends that I used to maintain more regular contact with through FB, but for me, personally, having that synthetic reality structure superimposed on me wasn’t worth it. We have email, phone, snail mail or telepathy. Works fine. 🙂

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  3. Posted by Sky on March 6, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    Laura, I don’t use Facebook either. Nice to know I’m not the only one!

    In my case, I never began using Facebook. I had a strong inner aversion to and caution against it. Which I chose to listen to. Later on, when I found out how the founder of Facebook stole the concept from twin brothers, and various other aspects of how he built the company, my inner caution was confirmed. I also notice how the news programs frequently report that the founder of FB has “changed up” how facebook works without asking FB users if they desire such a change. And the violation of privacy and usage of people’s photos without their consent. Wow. Facebook isn’t something I want to be part of or support by being part of.

    I prefer interacting with real people in person. If that’s not possible, then over the phone and via email. I also enjoy walking in nature, taking “Rune walks” in nature,,meditating, and just experiencing the true nature of my mind. I can always experience the true nature of my mind anywhere and any time. So much more interesting than looking at a phone. If I know I will have to wait somewhere, I either bring a book with me, a “real” book, look at what’s around me, or use the opportunity to experience and rest in the true nature of my mind.

    I simply cannot fathom people who are constantly looking at their phones. I think it’s sad. For me, a phone is something I use to talk with people or get help with directions from people.. When I am actually WITH another person, I prefer to give them my full attention.. Not talk with someone else on my phone. Or “check email”. And I expect the same courtesy in return..

    Sky

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    • Thanks for sharing, Sky. I agree, those couples or friends in restaurants sitting across from each other and playing on their phones definitely jar me. I use my phone for work and for texting, as I spend so much work time on the phone that I don’t often enjoy “friendly chit chat” by phone. It feels too much like work. My elbow tells me when I’ve texted too much, though! Texter’s elbow. Telepathy and being present to nature, books, people, and as you say, the true nature of my mind, just feel more satisfying. I am always curious how much even people who love FB would find their lives open if they took a brief fast. Would they still like it as much upon return? I don’t know. For me, that extreme body response confirmed what I already sensed.

      Blessings,
      Laura

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  4. I love this idea of a FB fast…sharing it on my Facebook page. 😉

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  5. Posted by Kieron on March 7, 2014 at 2:42 am

    It’s so nice to be validated in my resistance to Fakebook, as well. I miss out on a lot of updates by family, I suppose, but the important ones like births, deaths and weddings and/or civil unions come to me by good old-fashioned word of mouth.

    Say, Bo, I have had accounts elsewhere terminated or suspended for those same reasons, as well as for voicing other opinions. As Voltaire once wrote, “To learn who controls you, simply find out whom you cannot criticize.”

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    • Voltaire was a wise soul. I also like his saying, “Every man is guilty of all the good he didn’t do.” Sobering words to live by. Kind of makes you wonder what a different world it would be if more people believed that doing good mattered. 🙂

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  6. Posted by sian howell on March 7, 2014 at 6:05 am

    Angel-LightLove

    I agree entirely with your comment. Facebook is a great communication tool, hence why I am on a diet, and not a total ban. 🙂

    I am from the generation who document EVERYTHING.
    One of my good friends updates her status at least every half an hour.
    I could easily tell you where she’s been, who she’s currently with, provide pictures of her children, pin-point where her children go to school and where they all live. Scary stuff! :-\

    I went out to a dinner recently with a group of friends. (The human kind I think..)
    Instead of having conversation with one another face to face- we were busy sending each other “comments” over FB and uploading photos to prove to others we were having an amazing time. We then ate our dinner, made small talk and left.
    We are literally FB junkies.

    If you took away our internet we would go through the same detox as somebody quitting smoking. (Maybe not that dramatic, but you get the picture…)

    Lucky for me and most of my friends we were raised in a time when passing notes to each other in class was considered a text message . ^_^

    – I must remember that ^ quote for my Facebook status update on Monday!

    Love and light 🙂

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    • It’s true, there really is somewhat of a generational component to this! I found it interesting the Lee Harris mentioned the same thing in his recent update — some of the younger generation feel less sensitivities to EMF’s and constant tracking because they’ve grown up with these things. Thanks again for your post, Sian. Love and light to all … 🙂

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  7. Posted by Raven on March 8, 2014 at 4:02 am

    Thanks to Sian for bringing this topic to our attention. I enjoy Facebook but like everything else in life it must be used in moderation and for the right purposes. Some people have a tendency to get addicted to it, but just like drugs or alcohol it’s not Facebook that’s the problem, it’s how you utilize it for your own purposes. I get a huge kick out of the beautiful photography people share that I would not normally see and my home page is set up with tons of health and ascension information that I can scan quickly without having to hop around all over creation. Perhaps it makes a difference that Facebook didn’t exist when I was growing up but it sure beats having to have sixteen sets of photo prints made so you can snail mail them to your family.

    It’s a fact that Facebook makes billions of $$ selling your profile to corporations and the government and this knowledge is likely the tension and physical reactions many feel when they sign on- they can feel the beady spying eyes on the back of their neck. But they want us to feel this, so I make a concerted effort to ignore them and do the opposite. But definitely if you are living life on Facebook and not living your life, time to go on a fast fast!

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