I read the Oracle report yesterday so I knew things were going to get a bit dicey, but wow, my patience and frustration were off the Richter scale. So as I always say, go into it, observe it and try to find its origins. I did and what I found was my anger and frustration with technology and a deep sadness for the loss of simplicity! Today the irritant was the advertisements popping up on yahoo mail slowing the entire process down that I am FORCED to endure unless I want to spend 19.95 to update my mail system. Do you see the plan of attack here being used? Load the general mail up with thoroughly irritating ads and drive the people insane enough to BUY their way out of harassment. It is the constant bombardment by outside forces that just sends me over the edge. I want control over my own life again, uninterrupted by everyone in corporate America that seems to feel they own me. They don’t own me, but they sure are trying and I hope people wake up to this fact soon. I want simplicity back!
I am, like probably the majority of the world, addicted to the internet. It is a wealth of information and an amazing source of connection to everyone and anything worldwide. I wish in many ways I could just give it up but I like its convenience and the power of knowledge it gives me. I wish I didn’t feel I needed this outside influence but it is firmly ingrained into my life now. I am hoping 5D gets here soon so I can opt out of all this nonsense and get back to living simply from my heart. Until such time I am trying to figure out a way to balance both my need for simplicity and for connection to the world. Not easy!
I certainly hope that we learn the lesson that corporations creating things to make life easier is nothing more than a scheme designed to disable our abilities to function in simple terms. We are bombarded with so many conveniences we have forgotten how to do things for ourselves. We have created so much intricate technology we can no longer live without, that life has become dependent on it and we are again losing control of our lives. How many housewives today cook from boxes and cans or the frozen food section and how many cook from scratch? People no longer talk face to face and interact but rather talk via Facebook, cell phones or emails. Now we are not only losing control of our lives, but by communicating this way we are now losing our social skills as well and becoming isolated and often depressed or no longer complacent with ourselves or our lives.
I crave to have a simple life again. I want to talk to people face to face, I want to write the old fashion letter and receive one like a gift in my mailbox, I want to read a book and smell its aging paper and feel its texture, not some electronic box that destroys that interaction. I want to have time for meals with the entire family not meals on the fly because everybody is flying off in opposite directions doing a hundred things. I want to socially interact with friends again. How many evenings do you have time to have dinner with friends these days? I would imagine not many, people’s time is so taken up by working to survive this rat race. I want to stop and smell the flowers again, have coffee with friends, write a letter, read a book or just walk in nature without having to look at a wrist watch to see if I am on schedule. I want my life back and I want simplicity to enjoy the experience of living through myself not through technology.
I wish to note one very important thing here. In writing this post I have to make an admission. In being frustrated with Corporate America I have firmly stuck myself in the thick muck of 3D. I chose to see the ‘us versus them’ scenario. This is a tricky game we play. I am just glad I caught it so quickly. There is no us versus them, we are all one. Now I must deal with it, figure out how to climb out of 3D and deal with my frustration at the same time. A challenge for me, oh boy! So allow me to be your example of what NOT to do. Remember it and try to avoid it in the future.
P.S. So what did I do to resolve this issue? I spent the afternoon in nature cleaning out 3D muck, I soaked up much-needed Vitamin D via the sun and I asked God for his help with this matter.How often do you ask God for help? I’ll let you know at a later date what happened. I know and trust it will be resolved but how? Only God knows.
Blessings to you all,