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The World Breaking Down?

November 20, 2014,
Claire Montanaro

It has been and is a testing time, and perhaps the hardest part is being unable to spend any time outside, apart from my night walk. I have been fortunate in that the workmen are as considerate as they can be of my need for quiet and privacy at certain times when I am with clients, and the call centre consultants have been courteous even if they have been unable to resolve the problems so far – none of them. Reflecting on the situation has helped me see that some things, like my phone and television not working properly, are unimportant but being out of doors is very important: I have allowed the unnecessary to distract me from the essential, and I need to address this imbalance. world breaking downThere may be a wider message too, in that I felt as if the world was breaking down around me as one appliance after another ceased functioning or caused problems, but in fact it was inconvenience and nothing more: I recognise that one day I may need to learn to live without them anyway, and so may you, for it is possible that, in time to come, solar activity or cyber warfare will prevent the internet and satellite communication from working, and power supplies may be limited because of weather and shortages.  Perhaps this is a practice for me! Now is a good time to reflect upon what is important, or essential, to you in case your world breaks down a little bit, as mine has done in a very small way. Is it your phone, your TV, your family or your work? Something else? Thinking about possible scenarios for the future puts our lives into perspective, and helps us to appreciate what is important. I need to phone Applecare again, but this time it can wait until I am ready, for it really does not matter.   [byline]]]>

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”.

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4 comments on “The World Breaking Down?”

  1. I had to chuckle reading your blog today! It's somewhat of a relief to read it and even comical to some extent because it's so like what I've been experiencing since my good pal Mercury moved forward again. So I'm glad I'm in good company, as we all move through a chaotic landscape. It was sad to bid one of my feline companions farewell, he chose to have a collision with a car last Friday, but help was at hand quickly, a lovely vet who called me at once and who assisted my Periwinkle to cross over in the most loving compassionate way possible while he purred in my hands as he feel asleep. This puts all breakdowns into perspective. xxx

  2. G'day, Claire!
    I have two humorous points that I'd like to share with you regarding your blog:
    First: Have you spoken with anyone in HMG about getting your annual television licence fee pro-rated to take account of the down time you've encountered?
    Second: In wha way/s can the Australian Aborigines' approach to life be helpful in terms of dealing with your crisis/es?
    Finally, over time I've managed to insulate my cats and me from catastrophes (for the most part). Question, please: In what way/s can you do the same?

    1. Thank you for your interest, William. I do not regard these incidents as crises, rather events that are part of the "breaking down" of my home physically through building work, and the chance to make everything better than ever! I am fortunate in that none of them were serious, nor have they affected the well-being of anyone or anything.Most importantly, they have been a catalyst for reflection. And yes, I have obtained compensation where it was deserved!

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