Cell phone Distraction- Your Ancient Self Would Not Be Too happy!
Cell phone Distraction- A modern day phenomenon..
Older cultures may not have lowered their heads to their cell phones, computers or TV but they did have a stronger connection to the environment and the ever shifting qualities of time. Their awareness of the qualities of time gave them better self-understanding and the opportunity to maximize their efforts. Given how often we hear the lament about the speed with which time is passing, it might behove us to start considering what we are missing.
Every culture has paid attention to the monthly cycle of the apparent union and separation of the sun and the moon. The union, called the new moon, is when the moon can’t be seen. The point of greatest separation, called the full moon, is when the orb is bright and gives light to the dark night.
In an ancient knowledge base the sun represents male creative energy whereas the moon represents the female creative force. The acknowledgement that both energies are necessary for creation is apparent and the new moon is seen as the point of impregnation. The full moon period represents the highest or strongest point of delivery or completion, after which the energy of the union wanes, until there is another union at the new moon.
The ancient idea divides the full cycle into two parts called the bright and dark pakshas. Today, the bright half is called the waxing moon and the dark half the waning moon. Each day the moon takes a step of 12 degrees of space away from the sun making 30 tithi in a month. The tithi hold specific energy at a number of levels. This can help with cell phone distraction.
At the highest level of the union the tithi marks the time past in a month or the time remaining until the next union. On a personal level the tithi existing at the time of a person’s birth provides information about one’s emotional stability and happiness. Greater understanding of the qualities of the time of birth enable an individual to understand and modify expectations. Each tithi corresponds to the qualities of the five elements: fire, earth, air, water and akash, the energy holding everything together.
People who are born under a fire tithi tend to be have numerous, short relationships, falling in and out of love quickly. It is as if they fall with such intensity that they burn themselves and their devotion quickly. Birth under an earth tithi makes for considerable stability and strengthens their desire to have lasting relationships. Akash protects and contributes to stable and lasting relationships.
People born under the influence of an air tithi require stability in a relationship. Their emotions are easily churned up creating stress and worry, so external consistency is important. Those born under the tithi of the water element have a difficult time. The main source of their difficulty is related to insecurities. Their need for partners who will support their excessive emotional neediness can play havoc with relationship and wear out partners. The positive qualities of the tithi can easily be increased just as the negative qualities can be diminished through conscious effort. One cannot become focused occupied by cell phone distraction.
On a light scale, how we can help ourselves is simply by looking at our calendar, as most of them are marked with the new and full moon days. Strive to pay attention to ideas coming up on new moon days, consider them and implement them if you can. After the full moon, it is time to finish projects to ensure readiness for new projects beginning at the new moon. This is called using the lunar calendar and it can make a major difference to your life.
It is through understanding the lunar calendar that we can better understand the quality of the present moment. Once we pay attention to the quality of time and incorporate it into our decision-making and goal-setting, we will also know where to best direct our energy.
Remember, in this area we are still able to look up into the night sky and see the untold vastness before us. Such splendour has not yet been blanketed out by light pollution. Besides, such an activity will help our necks by countering the strain of the hours we spend looking down occupied by cell phone distraction.