9 Possible Signs of Mis (or Dis) Information
What is misinformation?
Misinformation is information that’s been distorted in the communication process. Think of a child’s game of “Telephone.” If the first child in a chain whispers the message “Green golf shirt” to their neighbor, but the last child is told “Gandalf is hurt,” then misinformation has occurred.
Sometimes misinfo happens because of literal mishearing and sometimes it happens because the message becomes overlaid with outside information like personal beliefs, but the principle is the same. Usually, misinfo doesn’t have a negative intent behind it.
What is disinformation?
Disinformation is either intentional distortion or telling lies. The intent behind disinfo is negative. By negative I don’t mean demonically evil; I mean that the intent is to limit access to accurate information.
Both misinfo and disinfo are present in the spiritual community. The truth is out there, too—as well as within—but whether you’re searching for it online or in your inner being, you will likely meet with lies at some point. Lies can be uncovered by common sense and intuition, like by noticing fakeness in a presenter’s voice or body language. Sometimes, however, detecting bad information takes a process of reasoning.
So this short article will focus upon recognizing signs of misinfo, or disinfo, that you’re likely to encounter. It will hopefully help you build your discernment. Take what works for you and leave the rest.
The signs were chosen, in part, according to these assumptions:
(1) logic is a helpful tool for evaluating spiritual information;
(2) information from a high spiritual level is free from: (a) condemnation, (b) favoritism;
(3) genuine messengers of spiritual information are clear and concise, although the ideas they present may be complex or metaphoric;
(4) genuine messengers advocate going within, testing the information, deconstructing it, and re-synthesizing it. Spiritual information isn’t copyrighted, and its genuine messengers aren’t profit-motivated.
read on: http://noblerealms.org/articles/9-possible-signs-of-misor-disinformation