Exactly How Am I Being Influenced, Exactly?

In the previous post, I introduced that New Message from God practice/attitude of the Deep Evaluation.  I promised to share my evaluation of an involvement that has been going on for the past 5 years.  The involvement is…Twitter.

Let the record show that this is not an evaluation of Twitter, but only of my interaction with it.  I readily accept the possibility that some people’s involvement with Twitter has led to quite different results than mine.

I am pleased to have had the opportunity to hear Evan Williams, one of the founders of Twitter, speak at the 2007 International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media. Twitter was exactly one month old at the time, but was already generating significant enthusiasm from the 2007 South by Southwest conference.  I not only joined enthusiastically, but I returned from the conference and told whoever would listen that Twitter was going to be the Next Big Thing.

“Well, a redneck nerd in a bowling shirt was a-guzzlin’ Lone Star beer,
Talking religion and-a politics for all the world to hear.” – Kinky Friedman – They Ain’t Makin’ Jews Like Jesus Anymore

As of today, November 13, 2012, Twitter reports I have a total of 37,564 tweets.  Some of these are retweets of other people’s tweets, but I don’t know how many.  I believe it is a relatively small percentage.  What was the content and vibration of my Twitter flow? Flailing in helpless rage, especially from 2008 to 2010.  Pointing out persecution of Christians around the world, mostly, but not completely, from Muslims.  I want to believe that the flow got a little kinder and gentler in 2011 and 2012, because of my study of Steps to Knowledge, but I can’t really say for sure.

At this point, I’m recalling the dream of Horatius Bonar (1808-1889), Scottish churchman and poet.

Bonar dreamed that the angels took his zeal and weighed it, and told him that it was an excellent zeal, that it weighed out at 100% – all which could be asked.  He was greatly gratified by the result.  Next they wished to analyze that zeal.  They placed it in a crucible and tested it in various ways with this result: 14 parts were selfishness, 15 parts sectarianism, 22 parts ambition, 23 parts love to man, and 26 parts love to God.  He awoke humbled, and determined on a new consecration of his life to God.

I’m not exactly sure what the results would be if the angels were to conduct a vibrational assay of my Twitter flow from March of 2007 to the present.  All I know is that it’s something of which I’m not particularly proud.  All I know is that if there were any people who changed their minds about any political issue because of something I tweeted, I don’t know about it.  All I know is that if there were any people who attracted to Christianity by something I tweeted, I don’t know about it.


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