The whole month of September was spent recovering from bronchitis and its’ lingering effects. What a drag! It definitely gave me the opportunity to rest (enforced) and drop out of stuff for awhile. I really had the opportunity to take a look at all the time saved and lost by technology. Fortunately, I didn’t have any snafus but I did get to see how much time and energy we spend on our devices. Everything is in routine upgrade. We erase this message, we save this message, we get spammed, we have to get rid of our histories and cookies, encrypt, remember passwords, we keep up-to-date with social media, we get pinged, we text, we share, we’re on call all day, we get our information in bites and headlines and we waste time online. We don’t have enough time to really upgrade ourselves. Sometimes its’ nice to be out of range where nobody can reach you and you can be by yourself with yourself. When I learn of someone without a smart phone, I really want to meet them.
No, I don’t want to return to the days of dial up and I love my smart phone and the photos I can take and the information at my fingertips–like really how good is that Thai restaurant. But, some of it is just plain time wasting. Worse, we fool ourselves into thinking we really are using our time well while we browse for the latest sale at Banana Republic or re-read the latest on CNN.
As we deepen into the Aquarian Age it will become even more technology driven. Much of the science fiction days of the past will come true. Just as the ancient “Buck Rogers” came to pass so will many of the bells and whistles of sci-fi movies. We are mesmerized by the latest whatever. It doesn’t matter what it is; we are like moths to flames. It can’t and won’t be stopped. But, it can be managed better. Right now Amazon is doing drone practice in England where it is out of sight of the American public. It won’t be long before we will have these little creatures flying the skies over your area. How will we manage this upcoming delivery system? Will there be broken skulls over misguided Amazon drones? How badly must we have that box of Kleenex? Can we expect 2 hour delivery of it?
What we must remember is that part of us is still in the old Piscean Age as the other part moves gradually into the Aquarian Age. The old Piscean Age was more guilt ridden with power controlled in a pecking order, top down by patriarchal Kings, Popes and Lords and later dictators. It was heavy on religious dogma but it had a compassionate side and was quiet romantic in its writings, verse and direction. We are coming out of this religious phase of guilt and salvation and patriarchal leadership but we are also coming out of a more collective phase where time was expanded and technology was slim or none. We owned what we needed not necessarily what we wanted and our closets were much smaller. We didn’t have big storage facilities to store all the stuff we don’t need or use. We didn’t eat in our cars. We didn’t talk on our phones while crossing the street and we weren’t so distracted by the bombardment of products we didn’t know we needed. I just read yesterday about artisan milk. Yes, folks, you now can have special milk from special cows that don’t have the gene that creates gas. The company, I believe, is from Europe. There isn’t enough science behind this to support the promo but it goes with the rest of the “need this” product.
For myself, I am doing more simplification. Yes, I buy from the internet and I am thankful I can find what I “need” online. I am smarter about creating email addresses that are for a specific purpose so I don’t get inundated with stuff. There is even a 10 minute email address service you can use on websites that require your email address to get the information. The email address explodes within 10 minutes. Yeah on that one.
The body, to maintain itself, requires a natural rhythm. That natural rhythm is in nature, not in the device. I have had a long month of assessment and reflection. Maybe I am upgrading myself. I actually had a dream about 2 weeks ago that I was being taken off of life support. I realized then I was going to return to health and a more natural rhythm.