Facebook: Cosmic Connections
A whole new dimension of communication has opened up with Facebook, Twitter and the rest of the so-called “social networking” sites. Far-reaching and instantaneous, they connect many people with each other in a way we’ve never experienced before.
I am a lover of communication. I relish all means of connecting with people all over the world, accessing and disseminating information, resources, opinions and perspectives that were once isolated to small and select circles. The dimension that Facebook and Twitter have opened is yet another unprecedented way to reach one another. There is, however, a frantic feeling about them, and this feeling raises some questions for me.
Don’t get me wrong: I have a Facebook and a Twitter account. So does pathways, and so does ICPA. With these tools, we have instant access to floods of people who care to check out our updates. I am also greatly appreciative of the endless stream of information from other Facebookers and Twitterers. It was through Facebook that I first saw the CBS HealthWatch report on the new research revealing serious side effects of ADHD drugs, in which the M.D. on CBS suggested that parents try chiropractic for their child as a safe alternative. It was on Facebook that I discovered a Canadian study questioning the mandatory C-section protocol
And yet, there is this frenzied Facebook feeling and twitching Twitter tension inside me, compelling me to step back and take a deeper look. I have always said the Internet, as a form of instant communication, is merely a reflection of the underdeveloped yet inherent communication potential we have as human beings. Instantaneous, simultaneous and soul to soul, we have all experienced the ability of our superconsciousness to connect
The ability to instantly connect via social media is but a reflection of our inherent capacity to connect with each other without a technological medium. Does our fascination with the online networking and instant communication really represent our true desire to develop our awareness and use of superconscious connectivity? If so, then by being so absorbed in this material hard copy and its rapid-fire means of delivery, are we enhancing or impeding our potential to recognize and develop these skills from within?
Metaphysical scientists and authors such as Gregg Braden, Wayne Dyer, Bruce Lipton, Eckhart Tolle, Lynne McTaggart, Deepak Chopra, Larry Dossey, Joe Dispenza, John Demartini and the founders of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, to name some of my favorites, continuously explore our inherent ability to be in constant communication with each other. They refer to this
Through our deeper selves, in this newly defined dimension, we are all in constant communication with each other and all existence. However, let us be reminded what the wise ones teach: From a place of love, with grateful expectation and present time consciousness, we are able to access this matrix and connect.
So back to my question: Is the exploding popularity of these instant messaging systems like Facebook and Twitter a reflection of our deeper desire and potential for real instant messaging? Will our use of these technological systems assist us in our evolution to be more conscious of the connective divine matrix? Or will they create a false sense of fulfillment and distract us from refining our inherent abilities for a superconscious connection?
Facebook and Twitter can be a means of growth, bridging the gap between modern technology and ancient wisdom. We can use them as a practical way to communicate via technology, as well as tools to develop our more subtle, higher connectivity with each other. While on Facebook or Twitter, swept up in the momentum of instant communication, let’s try an experiment. Before our fingers begin automatically typing, let’s take one
Wow! I can feel the exhilarated rush in consciousness already.
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Dr. Jeanne Ohm is also the Executive Editor of Pathways magazine, a quarterly publication offering resources for parents to make informed health care choices. Find out more about Pathways magazine.