The biggest thing to hit the airwaves and cyberspace is Oprah and the book A New Earth. Nothing could be more exciting to me than to see a big change in the world...I know I am not alone.
So with the tardy bell ringing I run to WalMart to by the book by Eackhart Tolle, speed home to open and read it before the first free Internet class March 3rd.
Much to my chagrin, it is a slow read for me and I toil to make the first 2 chapters marked read, then turn on my PC to take part in history. Ready to transform, pencil in hand and my workbook ready, I tune in to the class. I don't know anything about the author and he did not look like what I would want the new leader to look like, but there he was with Oprah...talking about how he is the instrument and is compelled to write down what he is channeling.
W H A T ? This is not new, I channeled a couple of books in 1973 myself! I have been reading books for almost 4 decades that are channeled. Is there nothing new under the sun? According to Ecclesiastes there isn't, hasn't, and never will be anything new under the sun, darn it!
Then less than a hour into the program hoping for a glimmer of light to shine through...the lights go out! I am not kidding. A moment later, a commercial about menstrual cramps comes on and I look over at my girlfriend whom I have convinced she needs this, and threw up my hands. I tried and tried to hook back up to no avail. The good news is that if we missed the broadcast, we can watch it the next day. NOT!
Trying desperately to retain my original excitement for a shift in my consciousness, I look at my download options and not one of them was what I wanted. I thought to myself 'poor Oprah', her staff is letting her down with poor technical advice/help/direction. I don't want to download the program to my mp3 player, nor do I want to send it to my ipod, nor do I want a written transcript. What's left is an hour and a half download that went nowhere. Am I being shut out by the new earth and the new people?
All week long I tried to see if anyone else was dealing with the same issues as I and sure enough, all my friends and family that was participating had experienced the black out too...and another path has not been opened up to them either to recover what was lost. There is a 3 page summary of the class that I printed out but it is no more enlightening than past metaphysical teachings (which of course are mind altering) but I am hanging in there Oprah, even if it is just because you say it is the shift I need.
Monday evening at 6 pm Pacific, class #2 will enter the homes of more than 500,000 homes and once again we will be open minded with pencil and paper, waiting for that aha moment, that shift in consciousness that tells us why we are here, or at least a better reason that the ones we have come up with so far...
The book is still a hard read for me but I am forging ahead to a better world. I am hoping to hear something that I have not heard before or read before. If I do, you will know it. If you do, I would love to about it.
Separating the clouds from the sky is just not doing it for me. I hope this post isn't too much of a downer but so far the book and the class is a disappointment to me. I hope to add a shift in consciousness to this post...my fingers are crossed.