Defining Your Purpose
Please remind yourself: Why am I sharing this information?
You may be sharing an experience that happened to you or publishing the result of careful research. Perhaps you’re seeking particular remedies or action, or maybe you are simply sharing. More specifically, your purpose may be be to:
- Be in the public eye to increase your personal safety.
- Corroborate reports of others.
- Add your voice to a truth movement.
- Inspire particular actions.
- Seek justice.
No matter your situation, it may be that your primary motivation is to: Get the truth out as widely as possible! In other words, you might be communicating what you know simply because you think that truth should be shared widely — an extremely reasonable perspective, I might add. But even though that’s a reasonable and admirable priority, please consider digging deeper to develop more precisely defined priorities. You might wonder, Why isn’t simply telling the truth enough? Good question. Here are some considerations:
- The environment is cluttered with misinformation and obstacles, big and small. (Please be sure to read more at Issues + Strategies to Overcome Them.)
- Simply sharing the truth anywhere you can might be thought of as a scattershot approach. And in this environment, it isn’t likely to make as much of an impact as you’re capable of making.
- If you get more specific and prioritize particular things, then you can focus your energy on that which you’re best suited to do.
- Keeping your priorities in mind can help you to make decisions about what to share with whom, and to stay focused and motivated in the face of obstacles.
Setting priorities doesn’t mean that you can’t write and speak about every topic under the sun, if that’s your desire. But it can help you to refine your efforts, hone your skills, and maximize your effect. Consider asking yourself:
What do I most want to share?
What am I uniquely capable of communicating?
(To the independent media and other organizations who have a team of folks: you may wish to engage in this prioritization exercise both for your organization as a whole, and for each individual.)
Here are some truth-tellers whose priorities seem clear to me as a follower of their work. I don’t speak for — or have personal knowledge of — the following folks. I’m simply deducing this information from the publicly available examples of their work in order to illustrate how clarifying your priorities doesn’t have to pigeonhole you, but it may increase your effectiveness.
Dr. Michael Salla
- Dr. Michael Salla has clearly defined his focus (and that of Exopolitics.org) as “the political implications of extraterrestrial life.”
- His work prioritizes revealing information about extraterrestrial life and technology that is kept secret from the general public and elected representatives.
- He uses a professional approach, bringing together multiple sources of evidence and providing a scholarly analysis.
Lesson: A clear priority makes it easier to notice when something is not within the currently defined scope, thereby keeping attention focused, and increasing the intensity and power of the messages.
- Corey Goode shares his personal experience in secret military and space programs, and his interactions with others related to these programs.
- Through hundreds of hours of interviews and lectures, and many lengthy essays, Goode was unwavering in sharing what he personally experienced, personally observed and directly learned from first-hand discussions with key sources. When asked about things he didn’t personally experience, he would point out that answering the question would require him to speculate.
- One of the aspects of Goode’s extraordinary experiences was his access to the “smart glass pads” which were a source of historical information and research beyond his personal experience. Just like a person who shares what they saw in a document that has since been destroyed, he shared what he personally observed.
Lesson: With a clear priority, the scope of what to share is also clear and, therefore, helpful in increasing the intensity and power of the information.
- David Wilcock draws from a staggering range of disciplines and uses many methodologies for sharing his research. But no matter the subject matter, Wilcock consistently endeavors to “connect the dots” between disparate sources and to offer perspective and meaning.
- As a result, he doesn’t simply pass on news or pieces of evidence or research without also helping the listener to make sense of it in a greater context.
- Rather than a purpose that narrows his focus to a defined scope, Wilcock’s priority of making meaning seems to inspire him to draw from potentially unlimited sources.
Lesson: A purpose does not necessarily have to narrow the focus. A priority of making meaning, for example, can involve drawing from potentially unlimited sources. But the priority drives how to approach the topics.
Setting Personal Boundaries
Many whistleblowers and other truth-tellers have endured intense indoctrination and severe threats to prevent them from sharing the dark secrets that they’ve been exposed to. Whether or not you’ve experienced such powerful pressures, you’ve likely faced (at minimum) indifference, ridicule and character assassination.
Such extreme challenges make for a difficult path. How you respond over time becomes your own personal hero’s journey. Where you are right now reveals a unique mix of:
- Your individual nature
- What you’ve experienced
- What you’ve learned
- How you’ve adapted and evolved
Where you find yourself on your individual journey dictates such things as how comfortable you are sharing personal details and how you interact with your audience to help them get an accurate sense of you and your trustworthiness.
Some people find themselves in the position of having very little about their external life that can be kept private. Whether or not that’s true for you, consider consciously answering the following questions as you strive to fulfill your truth-telling mission:
- What are you comfortable sharing?
- What do you choose not to share about?
- What tone is most in alignment with your authentic nature?
You’ve gone through so many things before arriving at this point in time — including potentially dramatic internal changes. Your experience may include shifts in consciousness or vibration, spiritual events and other powerful experiences. You can’t possibly talk about it all! : ) As a result, you’re constantly choosing things to share and (perhaps by default) what not to share.
Your answers to the questions above may evolve. But keeping your answers conscious may help to prevent you from reacting to someone — whether a warm-hearted interviewer or an insidious attacker. Just because someone asks a question doesn’t mean you have to answer beyond your defined boundaries. And just because there are attackers doesn’t mean you to need to respond in kind.
Setting and keeping boundaries while executing on your truth-telling mission will likely be an ongoing challenge. And it may be particularly difficult — with all that is thrown at you — to keep from occasionally reacting in a tone that doesn’t reflect you or your mission. But it’s worth the effort!
A Note About “News”
Do you think that it’s necessary and valuable to share “the latest news” (whether by simply clicking “share” or creating more in-depth commentary) when something “big” or intriguing happens on the Internet. Consider choosing this approach only if it’s truly where you can best be of service and fulfill your mission.
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