Today, I am feeling excited about my work. I dashed into the kitchen to get a few ice cubes to cool down my tea. With my phone in one hand, I tried to get the ice with just the other hand. Pieces of ice scattered all over the floor, and I laughed at myself. Can’t I put the phone down for 2 minutes?
The other day, my husband told me about a new technology coming out. From what I understand, it would be like a screen you wear on your head, so you could simultaneously view both the room you are in along with a virtual reality.
I think my eyes bugged out and he said, “That’s the future” (he is very futuristic). I saw it.
He said, “It’ll be good for designers.” I couldn’t help but flash to a mother I know with 4 boys. I saw them as future teenagers, walking through their living room half “home”, and otherwise immersed in a game. My heart sank.
Presence has become so priceless! While technology makes it easy for us to stay connected at any moment, it also divides our energy.
I admit I love the ability to work a little bit, even as I push my daughter in a stroller around the park, or confirming an appointment at a traffic light. Years ago with only landline phones and before internet, this would have sounded crazy!
But when Azadeh starts to scream for my attention, or I spill ice on the floor, I need to re-ground myself in the moment. I remind myself that just because I have the technology does not mean it takes priority.
Over the last few years, I’ve heard people say how time seems to pass faster and faster. When I see people get stuck, everyone has their own reasons, yet they all seem to have one thing in common– not enough space. They don’t feel enough spaciousness in their lives, in their minds, in their bodies or energy.
It’s difficult to feel that sense of spaciousness or timelessness when we’re always “on.” As exciting as technology may be.
I remember when the internet, Facebook, and smart phones really started taking off, I loved the rush of feeling so connected. Because spiritually, we are always connected.
It reminded me of the multidimensionality I have known for years. I mean, at 12 years old I wrote a science paper proving the validity of “ESP” and here we are being able to send a message instantly across the world and there is a screen to “prove” it!
So the draw towards technology is not just about getting more done on the fly. It’s a visual, tangible reflection that we– our energy- can fly and always has. Yahoo!
And something else interesting is happening. I feel like I can handle more.
For example, years ago, I would need to meditate for a longer time in the morning, before a client or after I gave a public talk. Sometimes I’d have trouble sleeping and find a client had trouble sleeping, for example. I just felt other people’s energy more. Now, I guess because I’m used to sending and receiving more energy all the time, I’ve learned to manage it.
There is a spiritual law that says the Universe never sends us anything we cannot handle. I believe that as technology advances, it reflects humanity’s increasing ability to accept our psychic powers. By this I do not mean fortune telling with a crystal ball, but simply our everyday, in-the-moment interconnectedness.
Every time I reflect on this, it brings me back to why I started this work. I did not study clairvoyance or take meditation classes to become more intuitive. I did it to manage all the energy I already felt and did not know what to do with. I did it to become more effective in my life.
And so I teach from this perspective too. Sure, my students grow exponentially in their confidence and build skills from grounding to clearing energy to reading auras and past lives. But they tell me their biggest takeaways are things like amusement, healthy boundaries, self-love and making sense of their lives.
Technology and psychic abilities offer the same possibilities and the same challenges. Truly, we all have 24/7 access to an infinite amount of energy. Our biggest lesson on earth is learning to both embrace this AND manage it appropriately.
With love and a pause to feel your body and this moment, see if you can feel your infinite self here and now. Consider that in the simplicity of this moment, you have access to more than your phone, computer and anyone on the planet combined.
You are it! Now, enjoy the reflection…