In the “New Age” or “Metaphysical” community I am often confused when I see people who claim to be proponents of truth, freedom of expression and personal empowerment blatantly insult people. I am especially thrown off if they work in healing and teach about spirituality. I have really been noticing people calling each other out for “un-original” information- It seems even people who are well known are not above this.
There are no original Ideas
There are original and unique ways to express ideas based on personal experience, but the core of the message will not be original, especially if it is a powerful and relevant piece of the puzzle. When you follow the roots of any resonant information it will go back through a series of basic truths eventually to one multi dimensional truth. Each of us is here to express our truths and in doing so we awaken other peoples truths and hopefully inspire many along the way. The reason why this happens is because on a deep subconscious level we recognize truth as something shared, not individual. We know deep down that we are all mirrors for each other.
I believe that trying to force an identity onto information is short sighted and represents a mindset that is unable to see the bigger picture.
Even if someone were to repeat information that someone else shared. Who cares? Are we so desperately addicted to the idea of scarcity that we need to call out others believing exposing them is more important than spreading a message? Do we need to pee on every concept we feel we have contributed to the world? It appears to me as though someone who is worried about other people repeating information is most likely themselves recycling information. It occurs to me that people who have original ideas see them everywhere and in everything and everyone.
I, Gigi Young regurgitate information…sometimes daily.
Personally I love to regurgitate other people’s information especially if it has helped me or inspired me. In fact before I had the balls to start sharing my “original” information and experiences that’s all I did.
You gotta cite the source!
I gave credit where credit was due and even bought spare books and handed them out to people who seemed interested (no it was not the bible although it sounds eerily similar). Ironically time and time again people who accuse others of being “repeaters” are the biggest repeaters themselves. Many times these individuals do not cite the source probably because every other sentence would be framing up the reference for what they are about to say. Many times I see people regurgitate information and then out of the blue they will come up with something completely new to me and inspiring. People are not strictly divided into “repeaters” and “original thinkers” we cannot separate the two. However, through encouragement and support we get better at connecting with our own ways of expressing ourselves. Once that happens we don’t really need to repeat others as much as interpret and express our own reality.
Thanks for reading, please DO NOT REPEAT this blog entry.