It can be scary to help and serve people in modern days.
I recently read an article where a woman’s experience was twisted to support someone else’s agenda. Following her interview, the woman made a video to speak her truth and share how the reporters disregarded what she had said and took parts of her experience out of context to support their own story.
She spoke about how her life had been changed by Tony Robbins. I have seen similar things happen with Byron Katie and the work she had does. These individuals are changing the lives of millions of people. Their methods are radical and they get results. Their ways aren’t for everyone, so if they aren’t for you, find what is, and do so without tearing apart what works for other people.
In Analay Souza Campos’s video, she said: “To everyone trying to judge experiences out of context and something you haven’t lived, do not interfere in people’s path and people’s healing. Let everyone choose the venue they want to heal.”
It’s fine to speak from your own experience and give feedback about what didn’t work. It is not okay to speak for someone else from a standpoint that they do not share.
Check your intention, if you want healing, freedom, and safety . . . reflect on if what you are doing is truly going to result in moving closer to those goals. Try to take your lenses off, jaded by your own life experience; try to see through your own pain body and see from an objective stand point. It’s really hard to do, and I am not sure if it is even possible to see things without our filters, but we can at least bring awareness to what filters we have.
As an evolution coach and someone who facilitates transformation retreats, it is scary to tell people what their ego doesn’t want to hear, to break them free from stories that are not serving them, and to take them out of their comfort zone.
I sometimes make mistakes and misread people, and I am ready and willing to own that and learn from them. I am not attached to my reflections. I only pose them and let my clients decide if they are helpful or irrelevant.
What’s important is that I am willing to say the things that other people aren’t willing to say. And because I do that, people break through their limitations and their pain. They find freedom, and they step into their power.
It is uncomfortable for me to go those uncomfortable places with you and I am ready to go there. I want to live full, free, and fearlessly. And I want the same for you.
So this is what I have to say to reporters and people who take stories out of context and twist the facts. Don’t twist someone’s healing and freedom because you haven’t found yours or because it supports a story you want to tell. There is enough suffering out there, we don’t need to create more.
Support people when they find peace, instead of using them as ammunition to tear apart the people who helped them to find it. Such actions will lead to people not wanting to help and serve others. People will start to focus on self-preservation instead of contribution.
It is hard enough to stand against the egos, pain and suffering of this world. It’s fine to challenge people and call them out, just don’t do it through exaggerations and manipulation. Fight a fair fight.
If there is a problem that needs to be fixed, than address the problem. Twisting the facts and exaggerating makes it harder to identify and deal with the real issue at hand. Embellishing a story discredits the message that is trying to be heard. If you want change, stick to the facts, otherwise you are part of the problem, instead of contributing to a solution.