Interesting how everything is becoming so virtual. Next comes the process of realization and actualization, both individually and collectively... Our fragmented lives and world seem to be in a holding pattern (breath included) awaiting the global family and village scenario.
So, I think individually this seperation and solitude and isolation are necessary for personal development with oneself, because when one is left with themselves, so many things become apparent. Cut out the confusion and distractions of the world "out there" and one becomes aware of their part in creating the drama and can become more conscious of their relationship to it all. And then re-enter the mileu to make more informed choices.
The other thing that I've experienced is the need to gather with others who support the sharing of ideas as this network does, and the power in numbers. I have attended a couple of the national Rainbow Gatherings, and albeit the challenges and imperfections of that undertaking, it's simply amazing what standing in a circle and joining hands with hundreds of other brothers and sisters and observing silence and focusing on love and peace can accomplish.
And the simple fact that without sharing space and PRESENCE, communication will always be only partial through a virtual or technological medium. So many senses and centers are left out of the loop. Audio and video can only convey so much. There is a reason we are in these bodies and much of the universe is jealous or envious of our situation. And we aren't even really using them! So many beings must observe our selfish behaviors and just be "beside themselves" with wondering why we just sit around and play video games or watch reruns. Myself most of all! Cheers to Dancing Matt for getting off his ass and out to see the world and interact!
We're all always connecting and communicating and, most of all with those who are physically around us or in our vicinity. Our "auras", if you will and all of our interpenetrating bodies convey oh so much more than the internet. And we won't have the internet forever, so we (me, especially) might want to awaken and engage more of our other abilities and powers so that we are not dependent on this technology in case it were to go away. And for many other reasons. I wouldn't mind being able to actually fly... :)