How powerful are we really, when a tiny, invisible virus brings the world to its knees?
It is a natural survival tendency to be afraid of the unknown - it is a basic human emotion when situations are out of our control and our mortality is staring us in the face. The problem arises when fear takes the driver seat; all rationale goes out the window and panic sets in. Fear is handy when immediate danger lurks, however fearful thoughts of "what if" scenarios are a useless energy drain. Instead of feeding fear we can examine what is right in front of us each day and pick what we are able to take charge of. What choices can we make in the present that nurture a sense of calm rather than dis-ease?
In this time of isolation, we have the power to:
- control the amount of "bad" news we are exposed to and seek out more of the "good"
- observe our triggers and question negative patterns of thought that disrupt peace
- re-think our priorities, values and needs to lower stress levels
- get comfortable with mortality so life takes on more meaning
- de-clutter, simplify and re-connect with self and others to gain more freedom and alignment
This is a time to wake up and face the discomfort to what is happening here and now. We have no special entitlement over anything or anyone else. We are interconnected within a large ecosystem. In order to adapt or thrive our intentions going forward must stem from a mindset of "win-win" and not a "what's in it for me" attitude. The Covid-19 virus does not discriminate with regard to race, religion or social-economic status, just as a forest fire does not pick what animal or foliage it consumes. We are all one and one for all. Life is here for us to take part in and to experience synergistically, the beauty, the creativity, the challenges, the hardships and the joy it offers. It is not a competition but a partnering in co-creation and evolution. Surrender to what is, consciously choose action in the present and let go of invested outcomes. This is a time to wake up, to break out of our cocoon of illusion and to spread our wings so we can see the big picture. Life flows through us and therefore the more we flow with it, accept its process of change, control what we can control and let go of the rest, the more harmony and abundance will come to light.