Twenty years ago the internet was a small collection of goverment and educational computers, a place for scientists to communicate. Today, you can access the internet and 3 billion other connected beings with a device that fits in your pocket. Twenty years ago your car had an AM/FM radio, and a fancy cassette player. Today, your car plays music and helps you navigate with signals sent from satellites that orbit the earth. Twenty years ago, hearing impairment meant wearing funny earpieces that sometimes squeaked with audio feedback. Today, cochlear implants effectively reverse the condition of deafness.
Twenty years ago, I was introduced to the local holistic community and met fascinating people who taught me about new dimensions of reality. I wanted to share what I learned from these mind/body/spirit practitioners. I asked Felicia what she thought about starting a local directory. She wisely told me how hard it would be and that we didn’t know what we were doing, but she also trusted that we would figure it out. Today, we can look back and remember an incredible journey that helped us connect with amazing people and organizations whose shared goal was to help shift our consciousness to prepare for a better, more rapidly changing tomorrow.
The year 2012 brings with it both fears and hopes as mankind tries to imagine the significance of the Mayan calendar. Personally, 2012 brings a significant milestone as the 20th anniversary of the Holistic Networker magazine. These past two decades have been rewarding and enlightening for me. I have been blessed to be able to work from home, and watch my children achieve their own milestones and grow into aware and responsible beings.
I see 2012 as a new beginning for our civilization. New understandings of how the universe works, and new advances in technology enable us to create a sustainable future and even begin to remake and reshape our own ideas about what it means to be human.
What an exciting time to be alive!
About Tony Cecala
Tony is a business strategist. He publishes the Holistic Networker and produces the Wellness Expo. In his spare time he reads about technology and the mind.