Where are we on the steps toward resolution?
From a strictly human level, the world is going through its worse case scenario since the mid-1950’s. People are dying out there, and no one has a ‘magic bullet’ to make it all go away. Was this the intention of COVID-19? Perhaps…
From the Earth’s point-of-view, this crisis is providing a pause from environmental issues and, more importantly, man’s contribution to air pollution. This is the silver lining in the clouds hanging over these dark times.
And people are being advised to self-isolate, even if they don’t have symptoms. Seniors, in particular, are being told to protect themselves from the spread of the coronavirus, especially if they have any underlying health issues. My wife and I qualify for this advice. And we’ve been doing so, for the past week.
This has allowed plenty of time for self-reflection.
And re-reading a lot of spiritual books.
To Decide What, Exactly?
When a person has been following the spiritual path for almost the whole of one’s life, this crisis point seems almost redundant. I know it is for me. I don’t have to choose between living or dying because I do both, every day, anyway.
But, if I’d been focused on a materialistic life, I would be questioning all that now.
So, it seems to me, the choice is between continuing to live the same old, same old, or to change my awareness to the ‘other’ realms, because there really is more to this world than just what appears to our five senses. That’s why most people view COVID-19 as an ‘invisible’ killer. It’s waking us up to the idea that not everything is obvious, and, in fact, may be completely hidden from our consciousness: how it spreads, in particular.
When I watch TV shows at the moment, I cannot help but notice how touch is so much of our daily routine: we shake hands with friends and neighbours; we hug and kiss family members; we talk to perfect strangers. Is this all going to stop? Are we really going to start living ‘virtual’ lives?
I hope not.
Say a little prayer, with all your heart, for the inhabitants of the whole world.
The time has come to see that there really is no “us and them”.
We are ALL in this together! And we are all connected!