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With Expectation comes Disappointment….

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September 24, 2012,
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Claire Montanaro
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It had been with some trepidation that I subscribed, after much research, to a website which would enable me to offer live video streaming through my own tv channel, and I saw this – and still do – as a wonderful way to offer meditations and teaching to as many people as would want to watch them. I knew there would be advertisements, but until I received feedback after a meditation for the Equinox I had not realised their extent nor their intrusive nature, and I was dismayed that what should have been an enjoyable and helpful experience was spoiled. Having offered guided meditations through workshops or pre-recordings for many years, it was the first time that there had been interference, and I thought deeply afterwards about why it had happened and the learnings from it. On a practical level the experience taught me about the importance of careful research and, at an early stage in the process, that Ustream is not the right broadcasting vehicle for my work; it showed me how useful this service could be in order to expand my accessibility; through it I was reminded of the kindness of my friends and clients who tuned in and either were too polite to comment on the periodic “chatter” they heard or offered generous feedback and constructive suggestions as to where to go next; I was reminded me of the principles of acceptance and non-judgment, and even though I had gone into it without, I believed, any expectation, there must have been some to have resulted in the disappointment I felt, however momentarily. Even though I know that nothing matters and that everything happens for a reason, I am so sorry if you were one of the people who chose to meditate with me on Saturday and were disturbed. I intend to try again, and I will ensure, this time, it is ad-free! All the alternatives I have explored since then have their own drawbacks whether through cost, limitation or complication, and I would welcome any further ideas of viable options. Technology, increasingly, is the expression of Spirit to the world and in my own small way I want to be a part of it – but without expectation, of course.]]>

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 “With Expectation comes Disappointment….”

  1. I was not able to tune in on Saturday due to being busy with Open House London, but want to say I feel you are excellent at using technology as a tool for the expression of spirit - your regular spiritual thoughts and meditations for example - and whatever happened on Saturday is a learning process, but at the very least you tried and for that I am pleased and encouraged myself. Have a wonderful holiday.

  2. It all depends upon how you design a blog, Claire. I've created an experimental one that includes an audio .wav format file that plays the audio file back on my Mac laptop running OS 10.5 and using QuickTime to do so:
    http://chamane25.comli.com/Spirit/William L Smith Blog Index.html
    The web site is both sparse and simple, something I created with the Composer function in the SeaMonkey browser. All I used was basic HTML code.
    May you find inspiration in what I've done so as to resolve your own technical difficulties
    Best,
    William

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