The internet has invaded pretty much every aspect of our lives. I, myself, just spent the last 2 hours with head stuffed into Pinterest mesmerized by beautiful images. This has put my blogging schedule a little behind. And made dinner late. And left dishes in the sink. And laundry unfolded. Unfolded? Technically no. It was never folded in the first place.
As I was saying, the internet has invaded pretty much every aspect of our lives – including our spirituality. Today I want to connect you with the first of three people. People that I wouldn’t be connected with if it weren’t for the internet. All three of these people, however internet famous they may be in their own rights, have taken the time on occasion to personally respond to messages I have sent to them. I share this fact because I think it is a testament to their beautiful hearts and their own belief in the personal nature of the work that they are doing.
Earl “Raj” Purdy
I have actually met Raj in 3D. He probably wouldn’t remember me. It was the era of over-crowded parties, and there were a lot of people. But he made quite an impression on me. He was not the typical demographic for the club and party scene, and every time I saw him he held a separate space. He had a very peaceful and soothing presence that I was drawn to.
I knew nothing of his work and had never heard of A Course In Miracles, but I knew that I wanted to know more about him. Time passed and I forgot until I recognized his face in a photo on Facebook. A series of clicks acquainted me with his work.
It seemed strange and I was resistant.
I was about to delete him and what I felt was his spiritual mumbo jumbo when I paused. I don’t know why, but I did. I asked myself why I was resistant. I had never even looked at his work. I resolved to watch one of his online lessons before I deleted him forever. You know… so I wouldn’t feel bad about being judgmental.
I’ve been following him ever since. Raj teaches about love. He reminds us that while there are two sides to everything it doesn’t have to be good and bad – it can be love and the call for love. He teaches all of this in live classes, but everything I’ve learned from him I’ve learned on YouTube.
His super fly, funky, singing version of spirituality
may not be your cup of tea.
It’s okay if that’s the case. But I love this man. I love his teachings. It is a big part of how I have gotten to the place of peace that I enjoy more often than not these days. If there’s a chance it might be your cup of tea I would hate to have failed to offer…
You can find Earl at www.earlpurdy.com, connect with him on Facebook, or view his classes on his YouTube channel completely free of charge. If you benefit from his teaching and you feel moved to do so, you can send a financial expression of appreciation through his website.
That’s it for Tech Tuesday this week. Tune in next week for the second of three places I’ve found roads to inner peace on the internet. You really can find ANYTHING online.
❤ Sasha Lynn