A few practical lessons learned from this pandemic, the 5Rs are the Realities of life in the time of Corona Virus. Realities we need to pay attention to in order to Receive the message for change and transformation. We have the opportunity to REFLECT, REEVALUATE, REVISE, RECONNECT and RISE to the occasion of this Grand Lesson, to open the gateway for another type of existence to flourish and pave the way for the network of life to THRIVE in the new age….
What’s going on
What should we do
The way of life as we know it has been uprooted, every part of the globe has been affected by Corona virus to some degree…
On a practical level:
We should do what we can to protect ourselves and be sensible, avoid exposure as much as possible by social distancing and minimizing contact with unknown sources and objects for the time being, strengthening our natural defenses, our personal soldiers, our immune system by healthy physical, mental, and spiritual practices… some of which include, eating a healthy wholesome diet of fresh, seasonal, clean sourced meals and beverages like green tea with lemon, intermittent fasting has shown to boost immune system, taking therapeutic supplements such as vitamin C, Zinc, Omegas and mushrooms such as Turkey Tail and Reishi have shown to have antiviral properties. So you keep your inner army well equipped…getting restful, plentiful sleep so our bodies and minds can repair themselves.
Having a spiritual practice which can connect us to the ultimate healing power of universe beyond time and space is vital especially in a modern age and a global crisis such as Corona Virus Pandemic.
At the same time being aware that worrying about a perceived future is just weakening our faculties, taking us away from the reality of the moment into perceived fears. If one is able to stay present in one’s body, whatever arises, can be dealt with consciously and with an alert and in control mind in order to handle the situation with outmost presence and clarity to see what is the best solution with all angles considered.
Another contributing factor is to keep in mind, is that the body doesn’t know what is “real” or not, it reacts to the messages sent from your mind as it is apparent in virtual games, the sweaty palms, the fast heartbeat at a virtual image of standing on the edge of a tall building about to fall, is proof, even though this is not “real”. Therefore it is important what messages you send into your body, your perceived fears of what may or may not happen in the future will create the fight or flight response in the body as if you were in imminent danger causing the pumping of most of your energy into your adrenals and would lower your immune response. The more relaxed and at peace and present you are, your body is best ready to face and resolve any “actual, tangible, present moment” threat which may arise..
Why is this happening
What practices of our species has let to this Pandemic
This should make us re-evaluate the perception of control, superiority, and entitlement we feel as a species. With all of our technological and medical advancements, we are absolutely powerless when Nature roars with storms, fires, floods, earthquakes, and viruses….This is the time we reevaluate how we treat our world, each other, other beings, and our beloved planet .
There are many theories as to why this is happening some trace this back to viruses from animals and bats and the way they have been treated and traded as food and products. They also say this is just a different strain of an old virus of Corona which has been around for decades but if one sees this at a global and even universal level, he’ll see that all this means, regardless of where the origin of the virus was, all the conspiracy theories out there, and even spiritual ones depicting this time as a leap of evolution in consciousness; what is crystal clear is that its time for a “Paradigm Shift” it shows that nature in all its knowing and wisdom is letting us know that we have to change our ways. We can’t keep abusing our planet and other beings and each other, the way we have been wasting, polluting & abusing resources, the time is now to re-evaluate how we conduct ourselves as a “Rational” species. The fact is that ultimately life will persist, life will find different forms to manifest itself through, if we as a species don’t find a way to adapt and adjust our behavior, we can easily be extinct like millions of other species throughout the history of this planet and life will thrive in other ways and forms, so it really is up to us at this critical junction to decide what direction we will take, to Extinction or to Evolution…
Reprioritizing what matters
How we need to revise our ways will be better understood and clear as this storm passes, the dust settles and we are able to see in more timely and sophisticated ways, what actually happened and why. Though few of the practices which clearly need to be adopted are perhaps more localized living, local resources, a model of “local living, global loving”….lessen our harmful impact on our planet, using our local resources without the carbon foot print of shipping from one corner of the globe to the next and whatever else which may attach itself to the cargo… to living simpler lives, less consumption, being kinder, gentler with other beings on this planet.
A valuable lesson of this virus which shut down the world, is that we can live on much less than we have been consistently conditioned for decades to believe we need. That a break as sever as this pandemic may have been the only way, we could be shaken up from our deep, robotic ways of consumption. Living our lives fully based on the natural cycles of life, in harmony with nature, seasonal eating, more efficient sharing of vital resources such as food, air, energy, water, medicine, services, and sharing our Love of life with all LIFE…
Rethink the way we treat our home the earth…it feels as if this is one grand scheme of the nature to make us pay attention, as our activities shrink down to just a walk in nature, we are given the opportunity to see how vital to our survival Nature truly is, on all levels, form physically ensuing our health, and connectedness to the flow of life to grounding and centering us back to sanity. This could be nature’s way of making us SEE it again, see perhaps for the first time the vastness, the power and beauty we are immersed in, see with different eyes..
Maybe this will helps us lessen our dependency on stuff that take so much of the Earths resources to produces and then once we are done as new Stuff come into the market, pollute our planet more and more as we discard..
This is the time to reflect and reevaluate what really matters and detach physically and mentally from what does not…..
how to strengthen our connection to loved ones and our communities
how to connect back into the network of ALL life
Simpler ways of life
Spending quality time with loved ones, friends and family, creating a sense of community locally and globally, taking ownership for the survival and thriving of our planet and all it encompasses…
Going back to simpler ways of life, being outdoors, taking in the beauty and vastness of this Magnificent planet, reconnecting to our source..
This pandemic should help melt away the notion of Borders: as this crisis has shown us we have to evolve into realizing we are in this together, whomever and whatever is alive on this planet at this moment in time is part of a tribe which can and should ensure the continuity, survival and health of all species as well as our home, planet earth. This is time of cooperation, collaboration and oneness, the time for competition, opposition and separation resulting in wars, injustice and suffering is over.
There is no more time to waste, this is the end of the game of POWER, we have to take a leap in our evolutionary path and realize the oneness of all things and live accordingly..…
Time to Wake up
Embrace the gift of life
This crisis will allow us to wake up and embrace this human experience knowing that billions of others have come and gone experienced this physical realm with all its ups and downs, joys, fears, heartbreaks and transformations, realizing that this is an absolute gift, for us to be observing all that takes place around us, the evolution of this species, the history in making, and how we are part of it, having the opportunity to be a witness in the evolution and growth that is inevitable after a crisis of this magnitude, recognizing this priceless Gift that is life, embracing it with all the range of experiences it allows us to have and learn from, inhale the beauty of nature and its bounty…Now we can finally awaken and evolve to the next level and change the current paradigm to one of LOVE AND LIFE For All…..