What happened after I took a social media break

A week ago I made the decision to come off social media. My energy was at an all time low and I really needed to take care of myself. I was finding social media very consuming and until I came off it, I didn’t realise how much of my energy it was taking. 

I love social media but a bit like being social, I also need time to re-charge at home and be in my own space and energy. It was time to really disconnect, I needed space to be in my own energy, space to think and stop the continual scrolling with all that outside noise. 

It's been a week now...

The first day I did pretty well but realised my autopilot mode was bad, so I signed out officially. Did you know, it takes 21 days to break a habit, or instil a new habit. 

Since then I have become a lot more productive, I’ve been writing a lot and I’m more present and intentional with what I am doing in the every day. 

The biggest break through was two days ago….(29th April)

I need to tell you this back story first (I've told very few people about this). About 16 years ago (in my early 20’s) I went to work with Camp America and worked at one of the American summer camps for 3 months. It was based in Maine, in the forest with a beautiful lake. The cabins had no electricity and it was pretty much just nature and us. Looking back, being in nature and disconnecting from the outside noise seemed to also have had a huge impact on me. 

After getting back to the UK something had clearly shifted for me because, within a blink of an eye I started seeing this face. This face was so clear, with bright blue eyes. I don’t know how much detail to go into as some people might find it triggering but after a while of seeing this face I realised this was a spirit of someone who had passed away. 

One day, again, within the blink of an eye I saw exactly how they died and what had happened.  It was very intense but I wasn’t scared, more in shock. 

At the time I had no idea what to do and my Mum, who was more experienced with these things moved the soul on for me and where it needed to be. This wasn't a spirit that came with a message, more a spirit that came to me confused and needed to be moved on. 

After that, this kept happening. Spirits would come to me and I would see them when I was most relaxed. Just drifting off to sleep being a big one. My Mum would always happily help but after a while I just didn’t want to do it anymore. They were harmless but I wasn’t able to control it or manage it, so somehow, I shut it all down.

It’s been 16 years since anything like that happened, until last night.  

Again, I won’t go into details but three faces appeared, I knew exactly what had happened to them. Except this time, I was more prepared, I managed it with various techniques I’ve learnt over the years and moved the souls on to the light. 

Now it’s back…what I need to do now is take control and set my own boundaries as to when I allow spirit in and when I don’t. I also need to spend some time working out if I am to work spiritually in this way or if there's another path I am to go down. For me, this feels like just the start of an opening for me. Which is exciting but also scary! 

In the next couple of weeks I'll be doing my reiki training, which I’ve wanted to do for years. I’ve always felt a huge amount of energy within my hands so it’ll be interesting to see how this works out as well. I think it will really help with the progress. 

Spiritual mentorship is also another route that I think I’ll be doing. The people I have around me now make me feel capable and excited as to where this could lead. Instead of feeling overwhelmed and a bit bamboozled like I did in the past. 

 Anywho, who’d have thought! My cards keep telling me, ‘it’s just the beginning’. I'm feeling the change, I’m still not sure of the outcome but I’m going with the flow as best I can.

 If you’ve been thinking of taking a break from social media, or just connecting more with yourself, going into nature more. Taking a trip, just do it! This is your sign. Being in this world, we really can get so caught up with the day to day. I know I did. 

I’ll keep you updated with any further goings on! 

Sending love, Madeleine x 


  • Posted by Rebecca Scarlett on

    Super proud of you for sharing this. The more we can be our authentic selves the more we give people the permission to be theirs too. Can’t wait to spend some time with you soon talking all things spiritual! Keep being amazing x

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