I'm really grateful for the hate campaign that was launched against Soulflight last week. It hasn't been huge... really a tiny drop in the ocean but it has been eye opening. I've never been on the receiving end of such targeted vitriol before and it honestly made me stop me in my tracks for a little bit.
Then a couple of realisations hit me. The few people who are using their real profiles to send nasty messages or make negative comments don't actually know me. They've never met me and never used Soulflight's services. They've never even engaged with me... probably haven't even read my posts. So it doesn't really matter what they say. The fake profiles very likely belong to a certain man from my past who has a habit of trolling Facebook or one of his friends. I don't mind that he hates me. I understand that the finality of this break up has been hard on him.
By far the most important thing to hit me though, is that I now have the opportunity to practice what I preach. I tell you all that you choose your responses... that everything you do is a choice. And here I am, in a position where I can live that. I love that I've been pushed into authentically living my truth.
I've chosen not to take this personally. I've chosen to see it as a projection of someone's own anger and insecurities. And while I don't tolerate any type of hatred, I also know that it's okay to choose not to respond to it in any way. Quite honestly, I have such amazing things to focus my energy on that this really doesn't even feature.
So I will continue to speak my truth and to share my experiences of life. I will continue to reach out in the hope that other people who are drowning will find a lifeline. It's what my soul calls me to do and I won't stop.
Having said all this, I want to thank all of those who have directed their hatred towards me. Thank you for your comments, you messages and your non-recommendations. You've helped me get to a better place in my process. I wish you love. I wish you joy. Most of all, I wish you healing.