I’m enjoying this look into matters, to find a new way of doing and being.
A medium whom we regularly read here mentioned that what is happening for me is a clearing of old energy to make way for the new and that rang a bell. A second medium has also sent along a message from his guides and that information too is proving very helpful.
You too have sent along several very interesting sets of comments from people who’ve been in the same position. For all your comments, thank you.
I think anyone who’s been in the military probably knows that polite ways of being won’t work when there’s a shell coming in. Troops have to react instantaneously and not say, “Ah, excuse me, but may I trouble you….?”
Similarly here, when workload increases, I have to let go of my need to be polite and respond in a way that’s realistic and practical. Old attitudes of what’s polite no longer serve. Not like I’m wanting to be impolite, but trapping myself in archaic versions of politeness won’t work either. That’s an example of some old ways that I need to re-evaluate.
To that end, I’ve stopped feeling obliged to respond to every email. I have to stop being polite around email when doing so will upend me and land me in the nearest cosmic dumpster.
I’m quite familiar with letting go of unwanted conditions but I’m not as familiar with letting go of ways of being that appear good, right, or appropriate but no longer serve me. So this is proving to be a new experience.
More help is also coming forward. I’ll be sharing with you soon how a new writer and editor will be joining Sarah, Ryan, and me.
Part of my new approach is to actually take care of myself by shedding work that no longer seems appropriate for me to do. It is no longer appropriate for me to monitor comments. I put it to the community that two alternatives exist: either someone comes forward to monitor comments or we’ll need to let them go.
The person who comes forward should be balanced, mature, neutral, discerning, and proactive. Their job would be to read comments several times a day, eliminate spam, trackbacks, etc., liberate comments that have become trapped in the spam filter, mediate disputes, prevent dark intrusions, weed out disparaging remarks, keep comments to reasonable lengths, discourage those who wish to post an article under the guise of a comment, and more or less see that the sathsang remains a sathsang.
We have risen to a moderately-large community at this point. I believe we’ll continue to grow and this role on the site will become ever more absorbing and challenging.
If people who respond to me at firstname.lastname@example.org could put “Comments Moderator” in the title and give a short paragraph stating why they feel they are suitable for the work, I’d very much appreciate it.
I’ve been wanting to make a joke about shapeshfiting into something comfortable, but I’m afraid some people would interpret me as not joking. Conspiracy theorists might say I’m a dark alien in disguise. Heavens, one has to be careful! Nonetheless, I’m going to continue relaxing today. Tomorrow I will read your accumulated comments on the question I put to you and I thank you for those.