Lynne McTaggart, in her book The Intention Experiment (2007) suggests that human thoughts and intentions are actually things that can change and transform our world. She writes: "A thought is not only a thing; a thought is a thing that influences other things."
She suggests & I promote that our own individual consciousness connects in the one universal consciousness. We do this with our hearts, our minds, our souls... so linear ways of doing things ("I do X, which leads to Y, and then Z) fall away.
What comes into place is an energetic way of being and holding space.. where we become more interested in the vision of the outcome than we are in what is going on around us at present. A little mini step towards enlightenment and transcendence, where we can let go of the process and focus on the outcome. Here we get a glimpse of what the Buddha termed "Joy!"
Carl Lewllyn (who introduced me to McTaggart) in his book Psychic Empowerment for Everyone (2009) writes: "You don't have to be together in a crowd of others for the joining of thoughts to have multiplied power. Even joined together through television or radio, thoughts have power, and distance is no barrier in their effect." We all somehow inherently understand the power of thought across time and space. All we need to do is to connect and feel the connection. In the past we've looked to broadcasting systems for this connection, times are changing and we are creating and seeing our our own "truth and meaning" hubs. Be they, blogs or YouTube channels... the internet and general media are full of new ways to find meaning.
I suggest when you listen to media you tap into your expansion and contraction quotient. Its a similar feeling of yes versus no. Yes feels expansive, no feels contractive. Tuning into this feeling can help you decide what media sources are continuing a fear based mentality (contraction) vs. those that are helping you evolve (expansion).