My dear friends, we love you so very much,
We love the many means of connection you have on your planet earth. We love your Internet, your phones, and your computers. We see them as wonderful means of sharing love, information, and inspiration. They offer you opportunity to embrace diverse opinions and learn about cultures and ideologies different from your own. Your technology keeps you in touch – not only with friends and family – but with your entire human family.
However, like anything in your world, technology can be used to add love to your life or to distract you from it. There are times when connecting with the world is an act of love and joy – a way of uplifting yourselves and one another. When you use your technology for these purposes, it becomes a vehicle for the Divine.
There are other times however, when you use your technology to avoid connecting with yourself, your inner wisdom, and the love of the heavens. There are times when it becomes a tool for spreading negativity and hatred.
So ask yourself today, "How will I use this very beautiful technology in my life? Will it be a vehicle to serve love, and add love to my life, or will it be a distraction from the very same? Will it be used to share fear and negativity, or to spread messages of hope and inspiration?"
By all means enjoy your technology, dear ones! It mirrors the inner realms of energy in which all communication is possible. Don't forget, however, that you do have access, within, to far more than is possible via your Internet. Periodically you must take the time to disconnect from your technology so you can reconnect with yourself and the Source.
Use your technology as a tool for connection. Enjoy its blessings. But remember, there is also a deeper, truer connection that you are all craving. Strive to find the balance there... between the human and the Divine, and you will be enjoying the best of both worlds.
God Bless You! We love you so very much.
-- The Angels
Message From Ann
I am one of the few adults I know who doesn't have a cell phone. I haven't had the need. I love technology but I also love pure, unfiltered, Life. I need to unplug regularly so I can reconnect with God, my angels, and my own spirit.
Towards that goal, I spend a few minutes on the patio every morning over breakfast – smelling the roses, being with beautiful nature, and listening to the birds. Other mornings I read something inspirational or sit and ponder new ideas. It sets my day off to a great start and helps me stay focused on guided priorities.
In a life where I freely offer myself in service, I also have to take a day off periodically and get outside. In the pure energies of nature, I can most easily hear and recalibrate myself with my own heart.
Last weekend, I realized I was long overdue for a hike. When I woke up four hours earlier than the alarm clock, I decided to jump in the car and drive up north. In my zeal to get going, I took off without my camera, left the iPad in the car, and realized the iPod battery was dead,. Without all my devices, I had only sweet silence on those parts of the drive where you don't get radio signals. I felt unencumbered... and free...
Instead of looking for photos I could share, I soaked up the beauty in silence. Instead of being concerned about who was trying to reach me, I reached inward and reconnected with my heart.
I hiked 8 miles without even realizing how far I'd gone. I walked in cool fresh water up to my knees, sank six inches in the black mud at the bottom of the stream, and luxuriated in the abundance and variety of ferns and wildflowers. I danced, giggling with the butterflies and took a nap near the stream, so far away from anyone else that I awakened to see a vulture – symbol of death and rebirth – circling low over head. "I'm not dead yet! Sorry," I shouted to him, speakingloudly so the words would carry on the breeze. He swooped down low as if to acknowledge me, and flew away.
The wilderness plugs me back into the wild, untamed, and unfiltered parts of my own soul. A torrent of new ideas poured in during the drive home. A renewed zeal for my projects streamed in through the channels of energy I opened up. The iPad, iPod, camera, and other devices were all waiting for me to be charged up again when I got home.... but I was already charged up!
So this week if you like, here are a few simple steps you can use to recharge your soul...
1. Set aside time to unplug... Literally
Select an hour, a morning, an evening, or an entire day. Turn off, mute, and/or hide the phone, tablets, TVs, computers, etc. Tell everyone who might be concerned that you'll be in touch later.
2. Engage in "Non-Virtual" Activity
Meet a friend or spend time with spouse, kids, parents or pets – anyone uplifting whose company you adore. Ask them to turn off their devices if possible. Look in their eyes. Hug. Touch. Engage in real "face time" and good conversation.
Alternately, do something you love that isn't online. I love hiking, botanical gardens, massages, home spa treatments, cooking, crafting, etc. Anything you enjoy that engages the senses and requires your complete presence will work.
3. Plug Back into Your Own Heart
A few times a day, get really quiet and ask yourself one simple question, "What is important to me now?" Are you honoring that? If not ask your angels to help you figure out how to incorporate what is important into your life.
Now plug back in and enjoy your life!
Love you all... and all your devices which give us the gift of connection!