The last few days have been kind of crazy. For two days, I had weird computer issues. First, Twitter suspended my account. Mine was one of a large number of accounts mistakenly suspended for no reason. Twitter corrected it and apologized but it brought to life how much I really rely on my involvement with Twitter. I have a lot of contacts there, students, friends, and colleagues. Suddenly not being able to access or post from my account was rather freaky. The good news is that my husband has a Twitter account, and we were able to get the word out to my friends that there had been a mistake. Their support was impressive, as they passed the word along via “Retweets.”
Next, my gmail chat was hacked by a “middle man attack”. The perpetrator actually butted into a chat I was having and started typing insulting things, making it look like it was coming from me! It was almost funny but it really wasn’t because it was so confusing, and then I felt really out of control of the situation and even a little violated. I went through the process of logging out, changing my password from another computer, adding protection to my computer, purging all possible culprits from my computer, and emailing Google. It took several hours. There seems to be no lasting damage, except to my sense of well-being and security. I also changed passwords to most everything else I log into.
Then my car started acting funny. The seatbelt light on the dash started coming on even though I was wearing my seatbelt. It even beeped continuously, which was very annoying, all the way to and from my destination! I took it in for service. A wire was severed and it will be fixed next week sometime when the part comes in.
I went to use my cell phone and the number buttons wouldn’t respond to my presses. Removing and resetting the battery solved it, but it was enough to make me wonder what was next.
Next was that when I got home, our Internet connection was down. I found out there was an outage in the area. It took a couple hours to come back.
None of these were big, horrible problems. But it really made me wonder just what is going on. Emotionally, I feel a little off too – like it’s hard to say the right thing, and I’m sensitive to criticism from anyone. Is the world tilted at a strange angle?
I found out that there was a lunar eclipse early yesterday morning. Could that be the catalyst for this rash of incidents? I don’t claim to have the answer. But I have some thoughts.
I know that I’ve become more sensitive to changes in energy around me. For instance, I can tell if someone is sending me energy, or even “feeling” or “scanning” my energy. Maybe as a result of an increase in sensitivity, the things around me also respond to changes in …whatever energy shifts during times of astrological change (such as a lunar eclipse).
Or maybe it’s just a series of events that has nothing to do with me or the cosmos. I don’t really know.
All I know is that I’m trying to make sense of things, and putting them into a context helps somehow. Some people say “there are no coincidences” meaning that everything has a reason for happening, even if we don’t get the reason yet.
I suppose that searching for the meaning behind my technological issues could lead one to say it’s a message for me to get off the computer for a while. I did bike to the library with two of my kids today (during the Internet outage) and found a good book to read. (Awakening Intuition by Mona Lisa Schultz, M.D., Ph.D.) If I hadn’t had the Internet issue, I might not have gone there and found this book. Perhaps there is a message in the book for me.
I have been feeling a little stuck lately, in terms of my own intuitive growth. This book could be where I find the means to move forward again. I’m taking a weekend vacation this weekend, to visit friends and my sister, get some R&R, do some energy work, and have a break. I think there are possibilities here too for adding some wind to my energetic sails. I’m going on my own – a rarety for me. (Big thanks to my awesome husband, who encouraged me to take this opportunity and will hold down the fort with the kids.)
What’s the bottom line? I guess it’s that I don’t really know the reasons behind the craziness that attacked my technology and emotions lately. But I’m embracing the opportunities to grow that may have arisen from them.
It’s the best I can do with what I’ve got!