There are so many things I learned today.

a. I learned that the newlywed couple is now referred to as Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. He is Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, while she is simply Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (no, you may not call her Princess Kate).

b. I found out that at least 340 people died because of the severe weather in the US. That is just so horrible.

c. I was fascinated to find out that the lace used for the bridal gown was made by the Royal School of Needlework workers who assisted Sarah Burton in combining French Chantilly lace with English Cluny lace using the Carrickmacross lace making process which originated in Ireland in the 1820s. Apparently, the process of sewing was so delicate that workers were required to wash their hands every 30 minutes to keep the lace and threads pristine and unblemished. I wonder what soap they used.

d. I also learned that Pope John Paul II will be beatified in a few days in what is considered the swiftest postulation in the history of saint making. I learned further that beatification and canonization do not elevate people in the eyes of God, only in the eyes of men. For in the eyes of God, all is equal.

e. I found out that there is a difference between missing and unaccounted for. Tuscaloosa city officials reported that 446 people were unaccounted for although not necessarily missing. Upon further research, it turned out that "unaccounted for" simply means they cannot be located, while "missing" refers to people who cannot be located AFTER a search operation. So, if I cannot find someone at home, I will tell the police, he is unaccounted for. However, after I will call up everyone and wait long enough, then I will declare him missing!

And that is just for half an hour! Imagine the many things I can learn if I spend a day watching TV, surfing the internet, checking my email subscriptions, chatting with friends, opening my facebook and twitter accounts, and texting with my colleagues.

But what difference does it really make if I know a lot, if I don't know what are the essential things?

We are wired to one another. I can reach anyone through a series of links and clicks. It is fast. It is easy. It is convenient.

If I want to, I can talk to a childhood friend living in another continent via Skype. If I want to, I can ask a friend in Rome to send me real-time photos of the beatification ceremony. If I want to, I can send an email message to the Prime Minister of New Zealand and ask him to count again how many sheep there are in his country.

Do I want to is another story altogether. What is the whole point of talking to someone if I don't have anything helpful to say? What is the whole point of opening an email if I am not interested in knowing other people's story?

Yes, we are connected, but are we communicating? Or more importantly, are we communing with the rest of humanity. Not necessarily. But at least, we are connected.

Author's Bio: 

Cathrine Margit Moller was born and raised in Denmark
She began her career in radio and television, and worked in that capacity until moving to Canada in 1998.

For the past twenty-fix years, she has pursued a career in the healing arts at the same time, focusing on alternative health care and healing. By training under some of the leading wellness experts in the world, Cathrine keeps escalating her quest toward personal excellence, so she can offer you the best of the healing arts. This has included studies in Denmark, the U.S., Canada, and England, studying under leading experts in alternative medicine, such as Martin Brofman, Matthew Manning, and healer Geoff Boltwood in England. Additionally, she has studied Silva Mind Control and taken sessions at Chris Griscom's Light Institute in New Mexico as well, as she continually keeps her education as hypnotist up to date.

Her background in hypnotherapy is extensive. In 1999, she was certified Hypnotist by the 'National Guild of Hypnotists' and certified Master Hypnotist at the 'Ontario Hypnosis Centre' in 2000. Her work in hypnosis and hypnotherapy is diverse, and includes clinical use of hypnosis designed to empower her clients in areas ranging from the stresses and problems of their everyday lives, to past life regressions, and Self-Hypnosis training. She has also been certified as a hypnocoach by Dr. Lisa Halpin.
Her expertise also includes Somatic Healing, Reconnective Healing, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), NGH, and Reiki, all of which offer powerful but simple solutions to a range of physical and emotional issues. She also offers NLP, which offers additional access to identifying self-limiting behaviors. These techniques are discussed at more length elsewhere on this site.

Her Personal Mission Statement
Cathrine sees people as incredible beings of infinite potential, whom she can empower and guide toward fulfilling on their goals and their dreams. As an Intuitive, Cathrine knows the Universe and trusts it to steer her in the right direction. Her goal is to help people, and enable them to find their full potential, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Her greatest joy is in seeing a person evolve into all they can become, on every level.

She looks for the miracles in everyday life, and uses them to connect strongly to the forces that enable her to tap into the forces that have shaped a person’s life. As an intuitive, she uses her abilities to uncover the old and unproductive patterns that keep people “stuck,” working with them to purge the unproductive patterns that entrap them.

Cathrine’s own life has had personal challenges that have informed and transformed her, the most significant being when she was diagnosed with apparent MS. Rather than regarding this as a limitation, she has embraced it and used for personal transformation. Working with it in her personal practice, she has not only brought herself back to good health, but has used it to inform and illuminate her life’s path.