A new international holiday has been declared. It is called LEAVE ALL YOUR DEVICES AT HOME DAY…
I jest. But I don’t know, maybe it’s a thing already. Maybe someone can look it up and let us know.
There is a joke circulating in which a man goes into Starbucks, orders a cup of coffee (regular coffee, not one of those fancy drinks…and even asks for it in a ceramic cup), sits down, sips his coffee, and looks out the window. He does not have any devices on him. No smart phone, iPhone, or iPad. No tablet or laptop, or any device whatsoever.
He just sits there like a lunatic.
And I have done it myself on rare occasion. (However, I always take a journal with me because I love to write). It feels very awkward. Not only because I’m so used to those devices being with me all the time, but also it feels as if people are looking at me strangely. Wondering what’s wrong with me.
They wonder, is she not like the others who are all doing such important work on their devices? Or making those important phone calls. Is she homeless? But even these days the poorest among us including the indigent have a cell phone of some sort. The government actually gives them out to those who cannot afford them along with a rudimentary service plan.
Or, they muse, maybe she is just psychotic.
There is actually a cafe in Vancouver that has employed a device that repels all cell phone signals so patrons won’t be tempted to stare into their devices. So it encourages interaction with other patrons, even strangers.
And of course, this technology is significant. It’s timely in terms of allowing us to connect with others around the world in ways we could never do before. Especially for us ascension pioneers. It provides us with the support, love and camaraderie from others going through this transformational process. We designed it that way so that we never need to feel alone. It gives us access to information we could never access before. And it is in so many other ways useful for us as a human race.
Yet I’m sure we can all agree it’s become a major distraction for people to connect with each other and with themselves. Not that there were not distractions before these devices were created. But now it is all too easy to get lost in a virtual world, and not have to use one’s own imagination and sensuality.
In other words, if left to our own ‘devices’ we would have to become more resourceful in connecting to the sensual nature of ourselves and of life.
In a balanced relationship with these devices they can become an adjunct to us. But not an escape.
For example as an artist, writer and musician I rely on these devices as vehicles to create and express and share. But I also notice that at times I do get distracted and want to get lost in some energy or other within the virtual world. Even if it’s under the guise of needing to look up some information.
One of the mind’s addictions is that it needs more information. Whether it’s about health, finances relationships, or this Ascension process. While some of that is valid, a lot of that is just a distraction and mental masturbation.
One could say the technology represents the human mind. That mind is needed to provide a service to us, but it’s not designed to create joy, health, wealth and passion in our life. But the mind too is a comfort zone. It tries to create safety in our life. But in the process it’s a major distraction from truly enjoying that life.
But of course it’s not to deny the beauty and capabilities of the technology. One small example is I am creating this post by voice to text, recording it into my iPhone’s notes application, as I enjoy my evening walk outside my apartment complex.
GIVING IT A TEST RUN
One of the things that will probably happen when you leave your device at home and go out and have a cup of coffee or turn all your devices off and stay at home is that you’re going to recognize how bored you are. It’s going to be awkward at first.
It’s similar to when cable goes out and there is no way to watch TV, Netflix, or Amazon. It’s disconcerting. One can feel unsettled. Again, left on our own, it is a very strange experience. We begin to recognize that we are indeed very bored.
It’s been written that our boredom is because we ascension pioneers are detaching from the world and we are not relating to it in the same way anymore. But I will say that we were always bored with life. Any satisfaction we did receive was what we extracted from the outside to bring into our life. We did not rely so much on our inner resources and our soul for our joy. We would also create drama in order to feel alive. Again not knowing how to feel alive as our eternal self.
And that is because we were not accessing that part of our self as we are beginning to now.
So, on this auspicious day let us take some time to celebrate the reuniting of ourselves with all of our aspects. Let us celebrate coming together with our significant other, our soul. And let us invite that soul into our body and feel that sensuality and fulfillment.
And of course that feeling of joy and fulfillment can be happening as we are enjoying our various devices. But they will be serving us, not the other way around. Just as our mind is in the process, for the first time, of serving us, and not the other way around.
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