It was only yesterday that I realised that the cyber attack I experienced, and described in my blog on Tuesday, was a direct result of mentioning spiritual oppression in Tibet, along with other examples of persecution through the ages in my blog on the previous day.
I was alerted by an article in the New York Times which described how their systems were put under sustained attack for months with passwords being intercepted and damaging malware introduced to undermine the operation of the paper, just after they published a series of articles about Chinese politicians. I wondered....and checked: I published this particular blog post at 0730 on Monday, and at 0855 my computer was being subjected to wave after wave of hacking attempts until, after 30 malicious attempts to penetrate, it closed itself down for self-protection. No harm was done, and I was lucky.
It was a strange feeling to realise that through speaking my truth as I do always, a powerful remote body was trying to silence me, albeit for just four words. It was modern spiritual persecution, and memories of previous instances of punishment for my beliefs through the ages flashed through my mind. I have known always that my teachings and writings would not be liked nor understood by many, challenging as they do some aspects of Christian and other dogmatic religious belief, and that my work as a channel would make some people uncomfortable; I have been questioned and sometimes rejected because of the fears and doubts my presence evokes. It is to be expected and I understand, blaming no-one for their reaction to what, for them, breaches convention or questions their faith. An attack through technology, the modern medium of communication, and by strangers, is rather different and very interesting, but harks back to a past age nonetheless.
When I realised the source and reason for the cyber attack against me, immediately I posted a tweet about it, and waited for a repercussion. It did not come. I wait to see if this blog post, too, results in a cold warning for me from China, a place I know well and love dearly. And therein lies great irony.
Claire Montanaro is a spiritual teacher, channel and blogger with special interest in esoteric philosophy and the world in transition. Loves nature and wildlife. Author of “Spiritual Wisdom”.