A lesson from Twitter

I’ve started using Twitter and according to my wife it’s far too much. Today I just hit over 2000 followers – this doesn’t actually mean too much, overall I still get the same level of engagement when I had 20. This is about a couple of those moments.

There’s a few times when talking to a random person over Twitter that something amazing happens – at least for me. I’ve had a some conversations with @IndigoHumanist , she’s witty and intelligent and is not afraid to tell me to shut up. I once pointed her to this article – I thought she would like it as the article I wrote was to my daughter and came from the heart. I believe she had a moment of closeness with her mother shortly after. At the same time, my little Hala (baby girl) was crying and I soothed her back to sleep. It’s probably meaningless to a lot of people but for me there was some sense of synchronicity right there.

Another night, I argued with my wife. Because I get frustrated by the fact I can’t provide a quick fix solution to the type of things that bother her, I sometime roll out a few clichés and this just really gets under her skin (that’s saying it in a nice way). You see, my wife is a very gifted and soulful woman and she can spot my ego surfacing from miles away.

You might know the type statements I’m talking about if you follow my tweets. For example:

“Because experience and being alive are inseparable, we are already successful”

“The single most important moment in your life? … is right now”

“Love is not a wall – it breaks down our walls”

Anyway, after some very poor attempts of consoling my wife with my life philosophies, she questioned me (more than just a question): “why don’t you just #%$# become a preacher?” then she went off to bed. I started tweeting… (as you can see I’m far from the perfect husband)

I then had a very unique tweet conversation, with @jenuinehealing who really knew nothing of my present circumstances. The fact she was so exact in what I needed to hear and appeared to understand my wife and me (better than myself) was simply astonishing.

(Tweets edited slightly from original 140 chars)

@alkhemst (me)
Should we first know the reason we desire another life over the one we are presently living?

It is different for everyone. Some people have been pulled out of a very happy life in the past and are still mourning it. It is very a deep feeling of not belonging. Some even feel it like being a ghost. It is very lonely but still a lesson in empowerment.

It really must be different for everybody – everyone is on his/ her own path and comes with their own set of unique circumstances. For me it is a privilege to witness in sessions and to assist – it is a lesson in compassion for myself and others. Because I have witnessed others pain, there is no desire for pain. There is only the desire to ease suffering and self unworthiness in others – it becomes a passion, as in my case.

…these feelings need compassion, tenderness & patience…?

Actually, from my vantage point, they need understanding of the kernal experience. With understanding they dissolve. That’s what I do.

It is because you have a great mind. Your blessing is your curse in a sense. Your mind sets up a catch 22 scenario. It wants to know what it isn’t privvy to. It’s like the computer wanting to know what the furnace knows. Something like that. You get the analogy…

I do get the analogy but I’m still learning… a couple of days later @IndigoHumanist replied to one of my tweets:

@alkhemst please cut the preaching hun, I don’t need it.

5 thoughts on “A lesson from Twitter

  1. Jen Ward

    Wow what a nice surprise to read this. Thank you. I appreciate it. I love what happens when you listen to your heart. I was listening to my heart when I responded to your tweets and didn’t wrap my mind around it more than that I was being supportive by sharing.

    Sometimes I question what I do. Is it really the best to help people get through their struggles so completely? Maybe by helping them with their own resistance, I am robbing them of a struggle they need to develope their wings. Did you know that a butterfly really needs to struggle to get out of the chrystalis? If they are just freed from the process they will be mishapen and unable to fly?

    So today I was wondering about the point of spending time on twitter. Is it an effective use of time. Thank you for taking the time to write this and by giving me an answer that I needed. Yes twitter is an effective use of time. Not because it can make you money w/ every tweet or because you can get 500 followers in a day. Twitter is an effective way of speaking heart to heart and connecting with many in away is becoming displaced in the act of everyday living. Twitter may just be a means of regaining humanity.

    Love and Light Jen

    1. David Wall Post author

      Thank you Jen, I’m glad I could return the favour somehow by answering a question you had in your mind. Another point of synchronicity I guess – it is truly amazing the strange ways we find ourselves connected to each other – across borders and timezones – those barriers just dissolve. It reminds me of just that – that we are connected, no matter how isolated or down we feel (or I)… there’s a reminder of something greater (in ourselves).

      Thank you for your time responding to me and listening 🙂


  2. David Wall Post author

    Just one more thing – your analogy about the butterfly wings. In my honest opinion I think our wings, or our freedom is already in place (but restricted by our inner / outer circumstances) and if what you do releases whatever restricts that person to spread his / her wings… (and to fly) it’s the right thing to do.

    You helped me at the time just by following your intuition when I needed it most – it’s definitely the right path and I think those things come to us at the right time anyway 🙂

  3. Jen Ward

    Hi, I appreciate you as well. About your question about flying. That is one of the ultimate mind benders, whether to use your wings once you recognize them. It is another catch 22. There are your real wings, and there is the illusionary wings. With the illusionary wings, there is still the belief that you need to be somewhere else. But when your true wings are realized , there is the realization that there is no place else to be. All belief of lack or want falls away. Even the belief that you have or need wings falls away.

    With the understanding of the meaning of the word Human “Be”ing, comes the realization that all is in perfect chaos just as it is. There is no need to go outside of your life. There is just standing in the center of if and let the blessings that “Be”; be realized by you.

    Alot of times when we want to change the world, we are trying to come to terms with something deep within ourselves. Our ego tells us that it is for a higher purpose. But if it is most difficult for us to stay put, isn’t that where we are being challenged and strengthened?

  4. David @alkhemst

    I guess from that point of view another analogy might be if we truly did have the ability to move mountains, we wouldn’t realising those mountains are perfectly in place.

    Thanks Jen, Carmen, my wife – Maja and daughter, Hala Sofia – women are wise!


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