Is Modern Technology Changing Our Consciousness? Is It Good For Us?


                                IS IT GOOD FOR US?


It’s late March, 2013, and I’ve been traveling alone around the world for eight months now; staying always in dorm beds in hostels. In a cute hostel named The Pickled Frog in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, I made many friends in their twenties. They spoke of the changing landscape of human behavior, which now includes a handheld device, such as a smart phone or a laptop computer. They too, notice the great silence that always characterizes a collection of strangers who focus on their gadgets instead of upon each other.  Mela’ni, from the U.S., wonders if technology is moving with, or against, our consciousness; both individually and collectively. What is the direction of humanity?

Phillip, of Germany, asks whether having all choice has eliminated our ability to choose. Do we now stand frozen and immobile when faced with almost too much information and too many possibilities? He feels this in trying to decide upon a career. How can this come under control for us? There is so much immediacy and need for action that he feels a fear of decision because that will put limits upon his endless choices. Do we spread ourselves too thin with all of this modern technology at our fingertips?

Oh my Holy Spirit, my hostel mates are concerned about the same modern day changes for humanity. Where is all this technology, especially that which provides us with endless, time-consuming opportunities, leading us? What is the best way to adapt to that which is already bombarding us?

“Oh, My Linda Layli, so many times I have wanted to address this question but there doesn’t seem to be a point in consulting with humankind because this is not really an issue with them yet. My God! This is the New Era that is washing over their heads and it has simply poured in since the Year 2000.

It will seem to overwhelm this generation for their whole life.

For one thing, they remember the past and can compare these radically-different time periods. But, we have only to look back a few decades to the time before electricity; then the days before the telephone, the television and now, the computer. Everyone has incorporated these comforts and conveniences into daily life and would consider themselves paralyzed without any of them.

Phillip and Mela’ni are the children of these gadgets, which open all kinds of doors for their generation, these twenty-year-olds. The fact that they are becoming overwhelmed now, with this cornucopia of knowledge just beginning to flood your human possibilities, is evidence of the speed of change just in this past decade. Now, how can I help them to deal with this?”

“TAKE COMFORT, CHILDREN!” (The Holy Spirit is repeating this phrase in a higher and higher, more excited range, so that I can barely hear Him. We are doing this dictation in a rather noisy hostel common room.)

Okay, You are telling them not to worry. Let’s focus on Mela’ni’s specific question: Is technology moving with or against consciousness?

“It is challenging every human’s consciousness as it requires a new level of focus which has not been necessary to develop heretofore. Earth society is still under-developed in comparison to many other Galactic Societies. This first blush of technology has to train these primitive brains so that they can begin to qualify to be acceptable in the societies of the Cosmos. These are the early steps. It’s like the alphabet is being taught and many new concepts are coming to the aid of this very generation. Tell them that they are still in nursery school, as far as the complexity to which everything will explode within their lifetimes.”

So, Phillip’s concern that too many choices and opportunities will result in complete inability to choose, is simply an inevitable, temporary phase of the New Millennium’s Mental Conditions? Is that correct? It will take care of itself?

“Yes, it certainly will! This is, again, an entirely new crossroads and people will soon sophisticate and learn to maneuver through the confusing maze of great opportunities. It is a problem of more advantages, and ultimately, that is not a problem, at all. These young people’s children will not complain about these same things!”

About Linda J. Brown

Linda is a solo around the world traveler, having slowly explored the world's two hemispheres. A third trip around the equator has just begun, planned to last at least four years. After living for a year in the spiritual and beautiful town of Santa Fe, New Mexico, she has transferred to the beautiful and spiritual town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Feeling honored that the mysterious Hurricane Patricia paid her a call during her first week; she is none-the-less, eternally-grateful that this "worst hurricane in human history" decided to leave the planet alone, after all.
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