Living with conflict
Updated: May 29
"If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you." (John 15:19)
I'm so grateful that I've become Christian and can lean on my faith for both stability and security, but nonetheless at times I feel completely devastated, when I see what, and how, others are doing. It says in the Bible that "we are not of this world" and my understanding of this, is why I so often feel like I'm in opposition against many who are. I have worked my ass off to create what I've created. I have worked with myself for decades, going through traumas and healing them, as well as studied for 7 years on universities as well as working. To that, add my own creativity, that should be even more respected. But instead, I just feel like others ruin it by assuming they can take content from me. Content that is real and that I've also developed through carefully trying to rebuild relationships that were new and fragile over borders. And then all these copyright infringements escalates through the use and blocking attempts of revealing me as the source, instead of including me. But, I'm also glad I'm not, because I for sure don't want to be part of groups that takes from others and make up pagan circles that potentially can harm more than they heal.
The funny thing is, that during my work with my Bachelor's exam paper in 2002, my teacher warned me of how coaching could be drawn into courses of personal development, who most often are part of pyramid scheming. You teaching others, to teach others, to teach... But nobody is a student and healed.
I assured her, it wasn't at all my intention, rather the opposite since real coaching is about empowerment of the individual. Nonetheless, I see everywhere how young women are holding retreats in a made up wishful glow that refuses to acknowledge the actual atrocities they themselves even partake in, since not everybody can make it as Instagram influencers. What happens to those young women?
The distortion is the threat. There must be a reason for why the Bible has no images and Instagram is being so worshiped. So followed and so believed in. How do I sell my books and start build my business when the market is ruled by Instagram?