There is no doubt that humanity is experiencing an unprecedented event that is changing the world as we know it. Never before has the whole world been shut down all at once. There are many different experiences and interpretations of the event that we are experiencing simultaneously during this global pandemic.
There has been a great deal of panic and fear while discord is rampant among those who are argue over what is right and wrong. Simultaneously, there are communities coming together as people pray and meditate for a better world. Some are actively finding ways to assist others.
While some are withdrawing and others are engaging, many feel a great despair and fear. We have the option to increase our knowledge and to increase our faith. Many people are experiencing overlapping ideas, thoughts, and feelings surrounding the virus situation. There is not any one single clear cut reaction that is appropriate, despite extreme division surrounding ideals, for everyone has a unique set of aspects and conditions that affects them directly.
Many of us require time to explore our fears, looking at our beliefs, feelings, and memories surrounding loss and survival. Personally I held fears surrounding my ability to create abundance and safety. I didn’t even realize I felt anxiety and difficulty regarding these aspects for many years of my life. It really took some serious soul searching to come to this understanding about myself when I finally faced this some years ago. It’s so easy for us to not understand ourselves, our behaviors, and reactions. Sometimes it takes our world turning upside down to wake us up to these insights.
We may choose to work on ourselves during this time – or not. We should never feel pressure to change or “work” on ourselves just because someone else tells us to use this time “wisely”. After all, what is wise for one is not wise for another. Your goals may be very different from another’s. Do what feels right for you, which may include doing absolutely nothing at all.
There has been a great deal of numbness in humanity, many have been in a state of sleep to the point that people follow the rules of society without giving it any thought. Many have been paralyzed by fear and are afraid to question the unknown. After all, unrevealed territory has rarely been a safe place for humanity to tread.
Sometimes we need to take a step back and start questioning things. Why do we blindly accept that one answer is correct and that another is not? What about independent research – are there documents, information, and insights that can offer us a wider view of a situation if only we look? Why do we just accept certain things? How can we gain a sense of discernment? How do we know who and what to trust? What can we do to help ourselves? Where do we start? When will we ever feel “normal” again? What can we expect? There are so many questions.
Humanity is feeling the deep wounds of time, a continued centuries-old sense of betrayal, confusion, resentment, anger, fear, and so much more. Our current situation is allowing us to pause and recognize these aspects. We may use this time now to release them for once and for all.
After all, we are at the cusp of a new age. We will not go back to life as usual. The world has changed. That may seem incredibly scary to some but let’s look at this a little more closely and consider what blessings could come along with this new and altered course of humanity.
We now have the opportunity to rewrite our story. More people are working from home, production and distribution are changing, and we are noticing the benefits of cleaner air and less travel. Families are spending more time together, people are getting more exercise in some instances, and some individuals are connecting with their creativity. These are just a few of many changes we are noticing.
There are also negative situations in which people are not receiving the medical care they need, there are increases in domestic abuse, and people are experiencing a lack of income and cannot meet their basic needs. Small businesses are suffering and government funding isn’t coming through as promised for many who are waiting on unemployment, loans, or stimulus funds. People who are still working may feel unsupported by their employer and they may spend a lot of time in stressful work environments. Others are loosing their loved ones, in some instances to the virus, but are unable to mourn their loss with a traditional service. These types of instances are highlighting what is dysfunctional in our society and brings our attention to these aspects as well.
A large majority of people are feeling lonely, some are isolated, and we are recognizing the tremendous importance of human connection. When the time is right, we will be together again. In the meantime, we are experiencing so many beautiful acts of compassion and kindness in communities. Strangers, neighbors, and friends are finding creative ways to help people out. Friends and families are reaching out digitally, making phone calls, and doing what they can to stay connected.
People are finding ways to connect online, as well. While there is a great deal of negativity on social media (which can feel so heavy), there are also instances that are uplifting, such as the Facebook group called “The view from my window” where people from all over the world connect with each other and share their unique perspective. Community online forums find creative ways to help and support the people and businesses in their area.
People are always the most important things in our lives above all else. Human connection is essential to our well being as a whole. And together we can support, uplift, and respect each other in ways that will carry us forward in a positive light.
We can choose to believe in the power of creation that we are all a part of. This is not the end of the world, rather it is a major disruption to wake us out of our slumber, to help us remember what is truly important, and it allows us the time to contemplate our next steps.
Now is the perfect time to reflect on this global transformation. What kind of future do you envision? Giving your energy and attention to something positive and productive is very powerful. Humanity has asked for answers and has prayed for something better and now is the time to begin creating it. What do you envision? Feel free to think outside of the box, to create new paradigms. Imagine the impossible, new technologies, and ways that we can honor, respect, and live peacefully with one another. How can we override negative influences and respectfully create a positive new path?
We do not have to agree with each other but we are capable of eradicating violence and war. We have always referred to our darker acts as “human nature” but it’s about time we upgrade this term to something more meaningful that honors the beauty of life within each and every human being. It is time for us to evolve beyond this old and outdated paradigm. Let “human nature” now mean compassion, faith, purpose, respect, and honor.
Those who have been doing the inner work, releasing their shadows and transforming into a higher awareness are ready to help those that are going through fear and difficulty right now. They are the lighthouse, the beacon, providers of stability, strength, and compassion. It is time for humanity to move from dark to light and to transform fear into love. It is time to hold the light for our brothers and sisters who are now stepping into their own transformation.
Now is the time to reach out to receive help if it is needed – or to lend a helping hand – or both perhaps, for everyone’s path is unique and we deal with many aspects of our lives at once. We are moving into a new time. Lets write a beautiful story together. Our thoughts and focus hold great energy. To some this will sound absurd and Pollyanna-like, but I firmly believe that we can use the power of positive intent in the face of adversity to make our lives, and therefore all the lives surrounding us, better. For we are all connected and together we are one.
Let us heal the past, release it, and move forward into something so amazing that we will never again repeat history. For now is the time. Let us make it so.
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