What is Truly Newsworthy?

When I switched on the computer this morning the following latest news headlines came up in bold typeface: “Video – baby rescued from toilet, Obama plays golf with comic, Man feeds raccoons, First transgender actress cast in Doctor Who”… and reading them stopped me in my tracks.

Could this be what the news teams think we want to read in the morning as we are eating breakfast before we go out to work? It made me consider the news, what we are fed and what we are not fed by the media.

The news teams, it seems, feed us what they think we want to read, not necessarily what will truly educate us.

If a story is newsworthy, to whom is it of worth?

It seems to me that stories like these allow us to:

  1. Numb ourselves to what is really going on in the world.
  2. Not feel we are part of the world and thus avoid the responsibility we have to each bring truth and love to it.
  3. Indulge in sensationalism as voyeurs into others’ lives.
  4. Remain as individuals looking at others’ behaviours and compare ourselves to what they are doing.

Why are we so disconnected from the world? Could it be that deep down what we are really avoiding feeling is that we are disconnected from our true selves?

Somewhere along the road we have lost our way and we read these news stories as a means to avoid feeling the deep hurt and sadness that we hold through not accepting the truth of who we are – deeply loving, naturally so, and that this love is equal in all of us.

When we feel this love in ourselves, we see it in others too. A veil lifts from our eyes to reveal what is really going on in the world. We see the horrors we as humans inflict on each other and the pain and suffering it causes and we can see, in spite of this, how enormous our love is. We can feel the responsibility we have to bring this love to all the corners of the world, exposing the evil, and we can feel just how much love and support there is all around us to do this.

It was only through coming to the courses and workshops run by Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine and receiving treatments from esoteric practitioners that I began to understand and practise what it means to connect to myself and to let people in.

This meant also opening my eyes to what was happening in the world and not just the trivia that fills newspaper space but does not bring a true picture of what is happening to humanity.

Such news stories do nothing to support or empower us in feeling our connection to ourselves and each other or to feel the responsibility we each have as human beings living in the world, but serve to disconnect us further. For how can we be connected to the world when we don’t choose to connect to ourselves?

So what and where are the news stories that do not do this? What news headlines would inspire us to:

  1. Consider the part we play in the world?
  2. Feel inspired to bring the essence of each of us out?
  3. Connect to who we are?
  4. Feel love?

What if the headlines focused on stories about people who were committed to love, knowing that we are all big players in the world when it comes to making the world a more loving place to live?

What if the headlines instead read: “After years of searching, Woman comes home to her soul, Father expresses to his daughter that she lights up his life when she smiles, Teacher tells her pupils they are all already amazing before they pick up their school books, Couple commits to true love?”

How would it be if we read these stories before we went to work in the morning? What would our day feel like if this is how it began?

These headlines above represent some of the many stories I have heard and witnessed since attending Universal Medicine courses, events and webcasts.

They are not sensationalist, pie in the sky, ‘if only’ dreams, they are expressions of the amazing lives extraordinary, ordinary people have been living as a result of their choices to come back to love for themselves and then naturally extend that love to everyone they meet.

With enormous gratitude to Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine who are lighting the way so that from our choices to live in connection to our Souls, we too can light the way.

By Jane Torvaney, Physiotherapist, Scotland

Related Reading:
Consuming Junk Media & Cleaning Up My Own Press
Irresponsibility in Journalism
Jane Hansen and Junk Food Journalism – My Meal with the Media

910 thoughts on “What is Truly Newsworthy?

  1. And such a news outlet – one that does not angle for the number of hits and does not pander to sensationalism and the lowest common denominator – exists and it is called Unimed Living, an awesome website with contributions from all over the world going to all corners of the world.

    1. Indeed Gabriele, Unimed Living is tomorrow’s newspaper today – the future of media that does not belittle or dull us to idiocy but inspires us to deeply question, and rekindle the vastness we already know.
      This is the way of the future and Unimed Living is leading this way.

  2. Somewhere along the way journalism seems to have lost its way and sold out to the demand for sensationalism and forgotten to connect to and report on what really matters… I look forward to there being a day where headlines and stories are as inspiring as yours and serve to connect rather than shock or tantalise.

  3. What is newsworthy news? Shouldn’t it be only that? Is it truly newsworthy what we get as news? What is truly newsworthy that for some reason we do not get as news? Why is this so? These are great questions to ponder on.

  4. We are constantly being asked by God to accept that we are divine – and that simply our ways of thinking, conscious presence (mind and body with what you do), choices have been limiting our ways and visions, as we choose to be a lesser version of our true intelligence. Hence we have extracted away from the divine truth instead of being closer with God.

  5. To have our media simply report on things with a dedication to printing only that which brings truth, having our awareness opened and ignited to where we feel our part in the scheme of life, encouraging each and everyone of us to live in a way that life is no longer about what we can get out of it, but it becomes a way of being that is about what we can bring to it, would this not encourage responsibility, care and love to be lived in all aspects of our lives, no longer held for family alone, but brought out to every man, woman or child that we interact with.

  6. We get given what we ask for. As long as we do not choose truth, untruth is what we will get presented with. But the thing is we do say we want truth, we want love etc., but these things are not in someone else’s hand to be given to us. We are that, and that we are to live.

  7. Yes Jane it is so true, our media dishes out so much rubbish, the vast majority of which does nothing to support, inspire, uplift or truly inform. It is however what we collectively ask for, otherwise the majority would simply switch off and find other things to do, like those of us who already do.

  8. What is truly newsworthy is such a great question – what would make me want to pick up a paper? What would inspire? Simply: the truth.

  9. Newspapers etc only sell because we buy them. Humanity as a whole is still choosing to fill their life with entertainment and escapism and the media willingly supply what is being called for. Get rid of the demand and the supply will not be needed so it is up to each of us to live differently if we want a different media.

  10. It is so obvious that the media and how it is not operating is not serving us. It is serving a purpose of exploitation, sensationalism and just out right criticism. The fact is that most people are still wanting the trash and entertainment that comes with the tabloid style media that is available, until they decide it is not longer wanted, only then will the quality change.

  11. Nice call on the corruption that exists within the media at the moment, we need more discussions about this.

  12. There is so much corruption in the media, they want sensationalisation at all cost, they don’t care usually about what the content is as long as it sells and gets the headlines. It is actually a disgrace as to where the media has gotten to, but it is all about supply and demand, they continue to supply what the masses are demanding….ouch!!

  13. It is so refreshing to have somewhere to go (www.unimedliving.com) and read real articles, by real people who are living inspirationally. This site is not only current and on the pulse with trending issues but covers pretty much every aspect of life. Now THIS is newsworthy!

  14. If today is the foundation of tomorrow and in consideration of the trajectory that we as a humanity are all presently on, I cannot but wonder a100 years from now what will be making the headlines and what the health of our world will be in.

  15. The “trivia” you mention in the papers is not trivia but more often than not deeply harmful lies and misdirections to what is truly going on. And for our part yes we have our deep hurts and sadness and miss ourselves but that is largely due to our total irresponsibility in allowing and condoning these lies by subscribing to them and not choosing love and truth.

  16. A simple case of supply and demand. If we are not so complacent living a lie, we cannot be so willing to be fed by one.

    1. Exactly Liane – there is a desire, need and certainly a demand for stories, junk news, entrainment and drama – which is pretty much what mainstream news now delivers.

      1. So in regard to ‘junk food journalism’ we could say that we are fed exactly what we have ordered… We ‘eat the menu’ and then complain to the chef for the indigestion that shortly follows.

  17. Indeed what is newsworthy, how about some honesty, love in the paper, confirmation of who we are rather than being about all the things that are our issues and complaints….the way things are now reflects very well, where we are at as consumers of the media….something for us all to ponder on.

  18. Why Universal Medicine is so inspiring is not only are we shown reflections to inspire us but there is absolutely no holding back from expressing the Truth however painful or unpleasant it may be to hear.

  19. Yes how amazing would those headlines be. Rather than wait, I watch people live them now and that inspires me even more to live them myself and to be the change we want to see in the world. Universal Medicine has inspired students to see themselves as agents of change, not picketing or attacking but by loving themselves and others and being prepared to stand for truth, even if it is unfamiliar at the start.

  20. I found myself quite teary reading these lines and could feel how beautiful it would be to have news headlines like these – “after years of searching, Woman comes home to her soul, Father expresses to his daughter that she lights up his life when she smiles, Teacher tells her pupils they are all already amazing before they pick up their school books, Couple commits to true love?”

  21. I love this Jane – real news would blow us away, as it proves how disconnected from whats really going on in the world. It seems as though we have got to a point where we do not want to hear how bad things are, and we turn away from the atrocities of what man is capable of.

  22. Jane I agree the news is full of sensationalism it is what sells newspapers, because people like to read about others’ misfortune or gossip, regardless of if there is any truth in it or not, the only way journalists will start to write really newsworthy stories is if we stop buying newspapers.

  23. The papers are only giving what humanity are asking for – if no one was reading then they would not be able to produce ‘stories’ to print like they do. Could it be that humanity is more comfortable with reading ‘junk news’ for entertainment rather than reading life energetically and feeling everything that is happening in the world… as we are all connected?

  24. At the moment it would be pretty fair to say that we are consuming news from under the veil and not beyond it. That is to say, we have become complacent to only seeing the world from a certain angle with our vision clouded by our many hurts, ideals, beliefs etc. that all stem from the pain of withdrawing from the great love that we are and thus our separation from each other. News from ‘beyond the veil’ would look as you have so accurately described Jane – it does not have to shy away from saying and seeing it all exactly how it is, so no rose coloured spectacles needed here, but more so has the purpose to bring us all together rather than keep us so divided so that we can all work together to arrest the ill momentum we have been caught in for so long.

  25. Whether we choose to read newspapers, watch tv or indulge in local gossip we choose these activities and we choose them for a reason. How do we feel after participating in these activities? Do they support us? Do we like to indulge in other people’s business to avoid what is going on in our own lives? Whatever we choose to distract ourselves it is one of the same and even though I may not watch tv, read newspapers and indulge in gossip there are moments when I choose disconnection to avoid feeling. It is clocking those moments and changing my movements so that I allow myself to feel and read everything within and around me.

  26. The media circus is a reminder of the works of supply and demand at their finest. We put the call out to distract, numb, and entertain ourselves to oblivion as the desperate respite from the constant ache that we feel – from not being connected with ourselves and everyone else, the way we are divinely designed to be.

  27. Thank you Jane. I would welcome more uplifting News each day and the inspiration this would bring to us all! How uplifting this would be and encouraging us all to live more inspired and loving lives.

  28. Interesting to consider the meaning of newsworthy – is it news that will sell papers and make money and bring people relief or distraction or is it news that truly serves humanity by supporting us to become more honest and therefore evolving as a species? What is worth more to us?

  29. There is a saying that, ‘We get the media we deserve’, and in the reflection of the present state of lovelessness in the world this saying can be said to be true. However, it is only part of state of the world, as you share Jane, and the more we express and reflect this eventually the balance will change because the stories you refer to are our true nature and in time the media will reflect this.

  30. It is good to question our state of mind.. To observe our falsities and the reason wherefore we have chosen to believe that state of mind.
    From this we have created a certain image “our reality” where we then have based our news on.. So that looks like it makes sense.. Or real. Whilst actually it is not – nothing more than a false mindset.

  31. I would change this slightly,”The news teams, it seems, feed us what they think we want to read, not necessarily what will truly educate us.” to ‘The news teams, it seems, feed us what WE want to read, not necessarily what will truly educate us’. The media in it’s current form can only exist if we are tuning in and buying. If we were to change our tune it wouldn’t take long for them to bring something to us on another channel. The media appears to have control but by sheer weight of numbers it’s us that have the say. When collectively will we start to call for something to change? It will take time possibly but as with everything it starts with our personal relationship to what we feel and see.

  32. That we don’t have Universal Medicine as news on the headpage of the newspapers shows that we are resisting to make life about love.

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