Serenity Signalling

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The weird thing about Serenity Signalling is that the people who do it are usually so strung out. The higher the incidence of “live, laugh, love” posts, the more likely they are to be enraged at their friend forgetting the name of their cat. Or firing off “never mind, I knew you would not get it” snippy texts.

They may not be Buddhist, but they’ll have the statue because it’s fantastic for Serenity Signalling.

The most prolific Serenity Signallers are Chaos Addicts who moonlight as Energy Vampires when they’re low on resources. They mindfully nurture their resentments until they’re at Grudge Flashpoint and ready to be released in a blame-storming session. And, because they’re brooding in the lotus position or sulking in Savasana, it’s totally fine.

If you call them out for anything, they’ll say it’s just your non-alignment, heart chakra or low spiritual evolution. Your fault, in other words. Serenity Signallers will steal your time, money, content, or friends and then tell you that you need to chill. Or be more light-filled, like them. Their theft is not problematic – your attachment is the issue here.

They want you to let go and go with the flow, but it has to be their flow. You may even be featured in a Serenity Signalling post, not by name but as “dark energy” that the person is having to breathe through or send healing energy toward.

Thoughts?

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Rugosarose
Rugosarose

So real, and of course they are self proclaimed and never externally named “empaths” who just ~need~ a lot of space and extra care especially after something like having to see a homeless person drains all their energy so they have to go shopping to restore the vibes.

ScorpleocapMM Member
Scorpleocap

Lol, I so love this! YES. This LLL business has always grated upon me big time and I thought I was the only one secretly barfing over it. What sort of bizarre astrological placement can lead to this sort of vacuous toxic positivity anyway?? I’m guessing they’re lacking in Scorp sensibilities.

MerMamaDreamMM Member
MerMamaDream

This is so spot-on. I laughed so much I nearly choked on my new Cosmic Coffee (yes its a thing I bought it while up in Port Douglas last week – can never resist a fun name) I get suss when I see someone’s posts all being light & sparkles. And nothing else. Good Vibes and positive affirmations are great but…….is there any actual human (vulnerable, snarky, up & down, pissed off) living there, because if you don’t share actual real gritty grotty musing, well I’m thinking you’re prob a wind-up automata masquerading. Perhaps its my Scorpio Moon but sometimes… Read more »

Wish Upon a StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

I once shared a house with a guy who ran Buddhist meditation classes in a big house. The rent was cheap as he used the main part of the house as a large meditation hall. I didn’t mind. The space was nice. But this guy was annoying. Always going on about Buddhism. I told him constantly I was sick of hearing about it. He was like a born again Buddhist. He would not listen. But for 2 weeks we had the honour of housing a Buddhist Lama from Cambodia. He was the real deal. I remember meeting him, at the… Read more »

chronicgir1MM Member
chronicgir1

Dialed in.

vikingwomanMM Member
vikingwoman

This might sound inflammatory but this post can be translated and applied to a lot of Christian folks too. They affix all apprioriate car and home decor crap that signals how special their relationship is to Jesus while simultaneously screaming at their trans teen that Jesus hates fags. When I see all the bible-ology and Xristofanatic I get my robot Aquarius on and flatline that juju.

ReikologyMM Member
Reikology

Omg I’m so embarrassed I think I might be one of these at times, totally not intentionally! Oddly enough, this moon cycle has been illuminating it for me!! It’s true, sometimes the Qi vamp is actually you.. Work in progress.. Cancer/cap rising/Aquarius moon.

Wish Upon a StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

Dont be embarrassed. At least you are honest and self aware. Oh I rode the New Age wave when I was traumatised, lost and searching. Some concepts helped me st the time. Some prolonged my delusions. I just wasn’t ready to face my stuff. I did develop spiritually in my own way which was good. I grew up working class and these concepts were laughed at and seemed so self indulgent. So they opened me up and helped me accept my Neptune ruled qualities. I did meet a lot of very interesting people. And I grew through these experiences. But… Read more »

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

100%
I once called out someone’s behaviour on twitter in a general way – like people who do that- vibe.
When the person I was mad at confronted me I snapped that “not every is about you you know!”
It was totally about them.

leotaurusscorpMM Member
leotaurusscorp

made me larf so hard i nearly hit my head on the desk!

BRILLIANT, mystic.

have been teaching a free meditation class at my local community centre, just as an entry into a career that heads into serenity territory. a student today told me that she loves the class because, “there’s none of that fake buddha sh!t with you.” made me Very Happy to hear.

i know this type all too well…my bullsh!t-o-meter goes off the scale and i slink quietly away 😉

Wish Upon a StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

None of that fake Buddha shit. This is Gold.

gemcap8MM Member
gemcap8

GOLD

LaurelMM Member
Laurel

So FUNNY. Some of the most toxic groups I manage (I’m an online community manager) are “new age”. They virtue signal, flounce (threaten to leave the group), and say the cruellest things ie “your karma is so bad you deserve to get cancer”. Not all of them but the nice, spiritual, helpful, evolved ones tend to quietly quit while the drama games are going on. These “i’m more evolved than you are” groups are very passive aggressive and tougher to deal with than most groups I manage including political ones. #justsayin.

ponycat
ponycat

Currently assigned to the metaphysics section at work and I see at least a dozen of this type everyday and there’s at least one a week that outdoes the rest. Obviously, they are a*holes as customers.

emgMM Member
emg

You have a works ‘metaphysics’ department ?

RitaToctaMM Member
RitaTocta

I’m guessing the workplace is a bookstore!

GwendolynMM Member
Gwendolyn

Or a library

ponycat
ponycat

Ah yeah bingo!

ChrysalisMM Member
Chrysalis

I wish my old school, dinosaur, bureaucrat workplace had a metaphysics department. I might unilaterally set one up in my office! But yes, I imagine the serenity signalling type might well frequent such an area

PiMM Member
Pi

chrysalis: I might argue that a Piscean in the workplace IS the metaphysics department 😉 xxx

ChrysalisMM Member
Chrysalis

<3 xxx

Wish Upon a StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

I love Seinfeld. It’s the only thing on TV that makes sense and makes me belly laugh.

Unicorn SparklesMM Member
Unicorn Sparkles

“ why are hippies always so angry?”
A question I remember being asked way back in 1992…
Social media has made it so much worse

flowerchild
flowerchild

Dismissive positivity, toxic positivity (ONLY positive thinking allowed, to the superstitious level, like the superficial understanding of LOA), spiritual bypassing, all of it….ugh. The only friend I have up here in the new area I’m living in pulled all of this sh*t with me and it left me feeling so alienated at a time when I can really use some friends and support and community. The kicker is that she’s had a lot of serious hardships in her life, too, and still that didn’t foist her into reality about how to deal with difficult stuff in life and trauma. I… Read more »

QuiteLightMM Member
QuiteLight

😀 Wow, my SIL. She is a spectacular Drama Queen & Chaos Addict, but seems to have finally slowed her descent into complete soap opera theatre. While lying to her family about sleeping with strippers, marrying her second husband (found out on Fbook), and being trapped in another country due to having a beautiful child with a local (1st husband), her feed was full of enlightening lists decorated with buddhas & dancing Shivas. In her defense, she may honestly believe this wisdom comes from Facebook, and reposting it will make it so. She is not the deepest puddle. The hard… Read more »

ChrysalisMM Member
Chrysalis

“She is not the deepest puddle”. LOLOL.

birdMM Member
bird

That gave me a good laugh too!

Scorpio_RisingMM Member
Scorpio_Rising

I avoid the pseudo enlightened at all costs. The holier-than-thou, self-righteousness is offputting. No amount of positive affirmations can cover up the seething with rage vibe.

Neptunia
Neptunia

Live. Laugh. Vomit.

Mystic thank you for capturing these energy vampires so eloquently. xx

oceanmama
oceanmama

You’ve met my mother?

RitaToctaMM Member
RitaTocta

LOL

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

Horribly funny!

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

Been there, done that, got the statue!
Mrs Mia Culpa

Wish Upon a StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

Thanks Mystic for having the courage to say what most people think.ñ And you have avoided collateral damage by being precise and clear. I always thought that their was some unspoken line about this topic that should not be crossed. But you did it well with amazing articulation. I suppose I felt guilt about this. I once did volunteer work for 6 months at a Buddhist Retreat. I was so sick of the drama queens, qi vamps and predators. I was especially sick of one particular blow hard carrying on about karma and dharma. One day I was working in… Read more »

PiMM Member
Pi

This is HILARIOUS and I approve.
Buddhist nun probably had a giggle later.

Wish Upon a StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

I hope she did.

GemyogiMM Member
Gemyogi

“Nama – fuqing – ste”

Wish Upon a StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha OMG.

SheRatMM Member
SheRat

I’ve actually said that after a particularly intense yoga class. I totally meant it like friendly mic drop, and to their credit, everyone in class got it and laughed (or at least, enough of them did).

Wish Upon a StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

My names not Nama and I won’t to fuqing go. Lol.

Wish Upon a StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

I meant: my names not Nama and I don’t want to stay.

birdMM Member
bird

Listen to what people say, and watch what they do. If there’s repeated misalignment then there’s an integrity problem.

Wish Upon a StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

So succinct and true.

birdMM Member
bird

Learnt the hard way!

TripleLMM Member
TripleL

I just suffered through an “integrity round table” at work, replete with horseshit & faux tears. Barf.

PiMM Member
Pi

Barftastic. Are you ok? Omg

TripleLMM Member
TripleL

Hahaha! It sucked royally, but I survived.

SheRatMM Member
SheRat

WHAT? Is this actually a THING????? Oh….the wheels are already turning. Thank you, TripleL for this revelation….

TripleLMM Member
TripleL

LOL. Yes, unfortunately where I work, it is most def a thing (with cheesy inspirational videos & exercises, ad nauseam) … mixed with lots of blame storming/cheer leading & of course the most important element – free grub.

birdMM Member
bird

It sounds disgusting!

TripleLMM Member
TripleL

IT IS. UGH.

ResourceressMM Member
Resourceress

Ah! There is this funny magazine type series called “the hippie watching guides” and they refer to these people as “Shanti’s” — the books are hilarious and make for a great hippie people watching scavenger hunt!

baristagemMM Member
baristagem

Hahahahaahh!

GeminianMM Member
Geminian

Yes I know this. They love to punish and humiliate too and steal other people’s power as though they were born to it. Nasty pasties, often with no real intuitive, spiritual or psychic aptitude either. I had one who stole the whole content for a lovely ritual I do. No acknowledgement, nothing. Quoted it word for word at their wedding in their vows and went made a big song and dance about everyone they were grateful to, except for me because I hadn’t dropped everything after being given two week’s notice to attend said wedding. They have Neptune square Venus… Read more »

ArielMM Member
Ariel

Ahahaha oh god, this is my all-Scorpio planets in 12th house nightmare ex-flatmate. There were statues of gods & goddesses everywhere, little altars. They would shame you for not knowing about some infamous ashram in Scotland. Once, they interrupted an astrology reading I was giving in our living room (having told them I’d be doing so) so they could ‘have a cacao ceremony’ with their friend. We had to move to another room whilst they didn’t even do the ceremony – they ended up drinking tea & looking at photos together… when I’d point out how attacked I felt it… Read more »

Wish Upon a StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

I can learn from your experiences. Especially the bit about them feeding you bullshit at first. Most people put on a false front, I just accept it. But now I won’t.

Gee I didn’t accept it when I was much younger. I was such a smart ass.

My phycologist is teaching me boundaries at the moment.

VirgoProtocolMM Member
VirgoProtocol

One hundred percent agreement.
Have had an epic 5 year experience with one.
Byeeeee.

Lux Interior Is My Co-PilotMM Member
Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot

I’m dying.

Sim onenessMM Member
Sim oneness

Fucking Brilliant Mystic

lindapetersMM Member
lindapeters

So true! And such a crisp expose Mystic.

The Year of The Phoenix
The Year of The Phoenix

This is my recently departed work mate! Third day in it’s a flood of tears and flimsy story of gf troubles which sounded dire then when you thought about is not a big deal really….. I can understand feeling overwhelmed and needing to tell someone but she told everyone, methodically

So much passive aggression and long weekends spent seeking serenity at retreats and wot not, the post above is her to a T

can only thank you again for the salt trick Mystic, it seems to have a lingering effect of showing the chaos addicts and Qi Vamps the door!

firecowMM Member
firecow

Yep, definitely have seen that dynamic play out. They are aspirational in terms of personal growth, but have no clue that it involves anything but the accessories. Their lack of integrity, maturity and self knowledge means we can’t be friends, and their attractiin to instagram is one of the reasons why i’m not on it.

VirgoProtocolMM Member
VirgoProtocol

Boy ain’t this the truth.

kriblackMM Member
kriblack

Full disclosure: I’m still mostly in it for the accessories. :’D

AlouettaMM Member
Alouetta

Funny!
I don’t have these people in my life thankfully, because they talk too slow. But how much signalling is there these days? Instagram has a lot to answer for. On an aside I read that insta influencers were being used to push smoking and looking around there seems to a resurgence in young people taking it up. Urgggh! Wish people could just see through the bullshit.

Wish Upon a StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

Because they talk too slow: hilarious.

RitaToctaMM Member
RitaTocta

You are brilliant.

aqua hair
aqua hair

I call those people spiritual slags

AlouettaMM Member
Alouetta

Ha!

LAMM Member
LA

You know I love this!

HoudiniMM Member
Houdini

“Serenity Signalers” What an insightful exposé!- I so love you, Mystic!

BLISS WITCHMM Member
BLISS WITCH

Dude!!! I live in Oregon and this is so for real.

AlysunMM Member
Alysun

As I’m reading this, I’m taking role of alllll the people in my life that could fit this mould. I look up with thoughtful introspection and notice not one but Three Buddha statues (I have that many?) plus a lovely iron statue of some Indian goddess, so and so. Am I that overly enlightened, so helpful person? Lol@ I am wondering if this energy can be transferred to an unsuspecting host. That I absorbed this from that one crazy aunt or friend. Or could it be that it’s just easier to use the fixed socially acceptable idsmissive response to “help”.… Read more »

Wish Upon a StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

Personally I like the breathing thing. It helps me with anxiety. It slows everything down. It’s a good technique. Listening is always good. I also love walking barefoot on grass, so grounding. I suppose the thing is to find what works for you and not bore everyone with it. Like I just did. LOL. Personally I find spirituality similar to good love making. You can’t explain it to someone else because its your experience not theirs. Also it’s a private thing. And it loses it’s magic when you convert a right brain thing into words. I have Neptune in Scorpio… Read more »

Sailor MerctuneMM Member
Sailor Merctune

This feels reactive lol.
Yeah, I know that feel.
You will live, laugh, love your way to healthier friendships with sincere people.

Caterina senangMM Member
Caterina senang

yes reactive and triggering more of the same misery it is judging

SheRatMM Member
SheRat

ahhh serenity signalling on the post about serenity signalling! How meta!

TripleLMM Member
TripleL

Lmao! 😀

emgMM Member
emg

This is hilarious. I can’t think I know anyone like this, simply because I probably unconsciously cross the street prior to even meeting their aura (I’m so evolved). However I used to have to mix with this type and I’m so very pleased that part of my life is done. I reckon the one who knows is the one you bump into and drops you one unassuming line, which impacts or is the quiet one who fascinated you from a distance and eventually you must meet. Mysterious souls who claim nothing either about themselves or from you.

Wish Upon a StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

Nicely said.

kriblackMM Member
kriblack

Lol. I work in an organic grocery store that shares space with a vegan smoothies and snacks bar. The public washroom we share has a chalkboard wall opposite the toilet for people to leave ‘positive thoughts only please’. So as you’re doing your business you are forced to stare at a wall of Serenity Signalling quotes blaring down at you. Some days I actually miss the crude messages and scrawled penis drawings in the bathrooms of my bar-fly days. Amusingly though, when the astro is titchy, the chalkboard wall will often devolve into a Pass-Ag comment war between the meat… Read more »

AlysunMM Member
Alysun

Lol! Funny observation!

emgMM Member
emg

Please please pin up a large picture of an aubergine ! Vegan and phallic win win

Redsonya
Redsonya

Oh my yes. I know about ten people who had never heard of astrology (other than occasionally reading their sun signs in the newspaper) ten years ago that are now making their living holding moon ceremonies and “healing” others. A 30 day online reiki course and they are off and running. It’s an obnoxious fad.

Wish Upon a StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

A past friend timed the conception of her 2 daughters so she would have 2 Katakas. To have 2 Geminis would be a travesty. Her dad and I are Geminis. Yes she got 2 Katakas. But the first one who I had the pleasure of baby sitting has a Sag Moon. Cap rising. She is fiery, impatient and forceful. She knows what she wants. Her mother tells me she has Aspergers. I don’t swallow that at all. She is thoughtful and clever. I have seen the little darling frustrated and angry and stress manifesting in her body. It makes me… Read more »

RedsonyaMM Member
Redsonya

My due date ran late with my daughter and I totally admit to panicking that I might have a scorpio (like me). I let it go and ended up with the perfect combo for me – libra sun, cancer moon, Taurus rising. We get along great. I don’t have it in me to plan conception to that level though, lol.

SourPatchMM Member
SourPatch

Oh my god those people make my blood boil. I have a lot of Neptune too, but maybe my Aries Mars lacks the patience to deal with these gaslighters in the end.

@irisMM Member
@iris

I twitched reading this post. These people make me itch. Note: this feels like a v Neptune in Pisces problem with everyone with no emotional boundaries thinking they’re Empaths or whatever. Now that the epoch has settled, this weird funky-murky pond water emulsion has separated and it has been much easier to distinguish the ‘‘‘‘gurus’’’’’ and crystal peddlers from the legitimate. Though, I will say that I did just go through a bish of a Neptune transit. I feel so immune now, ha! Similarly, you guys notice how everything Uranus in Aries feels tired as hell? Proving yourself and flexing… Read more »

libraladyMM Member
libralady

I have just chopped a friendship like this out of my life

LightningButterflyMM Member
LightningButterfly

So did I! Someone I had known for years socially but she was like incapable of making real connections, then we moved to different cities and ended up talking online all the time. Then I made the mistake of getting into business with her and she was a total nitemare. All the while talking about meditation, full moon rituals, and tarot card readings to “guide her business.” I feel sorry for her actually…just lost and doing all the wrong things to fix it.

SheRatMM Member
SheRat

WOW. Just this last three months, I extricated myself from not one but TWO of these people! REALLY stressful, as I have some Libra in my chart which means I vacillate, try to find out why in the world they were doing what they were doing, did *I* do something wrong?, etc., etc. AND drew a line through a qi-vamping institution, who I now have a dealable strategy for interacting with using much better boundaries. I’m not sure if that’s a Pluto/Saturn conjunct square your 1H Libra Moon/Uran thing? But whatever it is, it’s been the main lesson of the… Read more »

LaFemmaMM Member
LaFemma

An instagram full of serenity and perfect life signalling = “if you can’t handle me at my worst you don’t deserve me at my best” on their dating profile (or “no drama please”), i.e. watch out! 😛 I think most signalling is a sign of inauthenticity or projecting a desired self and I find myself using social media less and less because of that both in what I take in from others and what I share. The other one that annoys me is using social media to send veiled passive aggressive communiques to one’s audience to target a specific person… Read more »

Wish Upon a StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

Gee I’m glad I don’t do social media. It sounds like a nightmare.

countessshushuvonhumptonMM Member
countessshushuvonhumpton

fuq yes.

SophiaMM Member
Sophia

I have a friend who is flooding twitter, facebook and instagram with “loving, spritually minded posts” on a daily basis. I know her back story so am only too aware of how emotionally loaded and manipulative these inspiration quotes are. I’m on my own path so I am leaving her to it.

Wish Upon a StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

Just walk away. Good on you.

Crystallised futureMM Member
Crystallised future

God yes!!!! I’ve got a friend I’ve known for 40 years who is driving me nuts with ‘everything love’ sermons, taken up via facebook posts that land on her page. I’ve told her I think you’re confusing ‘love’ with respect and admiration. Never mind being human anymore, I just need to listen to the Angels. Oh puhleeeeeese!!!

Calli GMM Member
Calli G

Oh my goodness, I knew these people! I lost years to thinking it was my fault for not being sufficiently evolved. So glad I left them behind with my 20s.

Wish Upon a StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

You are evolved beyond your years. LOL.

Seriously, you have a lot of common sense.

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