Are you tired of always rushing around? How are you handling your digitally-driven life? I’ve noticed that everywhere I go, everyone has their eyes on their mobile phones.

Does Spirit Really Need a Mobile Phone?

We’re living in a new world where our digital devices are speeding up and maybe even taking control of our lives.

I remember the days before email, before Facebook, and even before everyone, including young children, had mobile phones. My older friends remember having to handwrite letters and drop them in a mailbox to correspond with their family and friends. Then there was the dial-up landline telephone followed by the novelty of sending a fax. Now it’s the explosion of all things digital.

The net effect of all this instant communication is that we’re always rushing. There doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day. We’ve become more impatient, more intolerant, and more about results than the journey getting there! These days, we want things done yesterday and expect things to just materialize or happen when we want them to.

I see how dependent we’ve become to our mobile phones, especially when I’m at the movie theater. Seconds before the film starts, everyone takes one last glance before turning them off. The glow around the cinema says it all.

I’m not saying that the digital age doesn’t have its advantages. Over the years, I’ve had to learn to embrace technology myself. I’m proud to say that I Tweet and Instagram regularly, and I love connecting with all of you on my Facebook page and this newsletter.

Yet with a heavy heart, I believe that all this technology has surpassed our spirituality.

As a medium, I’ve long realized that Spirit is not bound or constrained by what we know as physical time, such as 60 minutes in each hour, 24 hours in each day, and so on. Time, clocks, and calendars—whether on our walls or on our mobile devices—are things we’ve created to keep our lives structured and in some type of working order.

In the Spirit World, the idea of time is totally different. It’s a popular misconception that the Spirit World is somehow part of our world. In reality, it’s the other way around. We are and always will be a part of theirs.

I may be a medium, but when it comes to spirit communication and receiving messages, I know I have to follow their rules. They have their own timing, their own agenda, and their own special way of getting a message to you unexpectedly, just when you need it. And they don’t need an iPhone or social media to come through!

Trust me when I say: When they want to reach out to someone here, they know exactly the time and place, and the perfect conditions for sending a message.

John’s Lesson

We so rarely take the time to pause long enough to become aware of the beautiful details around us, or take time to meditate, or even remembering that’s it’s okay to simply … breathe.

Just for today, let’s turn off our devices and listen to the world around us. Hear the birds chirping, the wind blowing, or the peaceful sound of silence. Have a real conversation with the person next to you. And listen for messages from Spirit. They’ve been patiently waiting to get your attention.

Live a Soulfilled life!