This is such an incredible time to be alive! Yes, it’s unsettling and sometimes exhausting and even heartbreaking. And it is also powerful. We all get to witness and participate in huge societal shifts. This is an opportunity to co-create a major evolutionary shift toward a saner and more just world. We have a chance to make all of this upheaval really count for something beautiful.
Although there is a lot of fear swirling, and being slung around, just now, this is actually a time for those of us who are committed to personal expansion and societal healing to practice unbridled fearlessness. Yes, indeed, we are all being moved out of our comfort zones, but hey how comfortable was it really? As American composer John Cage once said, “I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.” Exactly!
Lesson 310 in A Course in Miracles affirms, “In fearlessness and love I spend today.” Let’s choose peace. Let’s choose hope. Let’s choose love. Let’s go boldly forward demonstrating unbridled fearlessness. Why not? Living and moving from miracle mindedness is just so dang much more fun!
This is an incredible time to be alive. You are here for a reason. Make the most of it!
I was recently interviewed about my book on the World Spirituality podcast on Unity Worldwide Radio. We spoke a lot about navigating uncertainty and times of upheaval. Here’s the link in case you’re interested.
My book, When Life Blows Up: A Guide to Peace, Power and Reinvention can be found on all the major retail book outlets.
“Just because something is rampant in your civilization doesn’t mean
it has to express itself in your life.” — Abraham-Hicks
Hi friends. Like most of you, I too am dealing with the corona-disruption. I’ve been sick for over a week with what I believe is just a nasty cold but there weren’t enough virus tests for me to get one so out of caution for others I’ve holed up and switched my meetings and communications to online. My upcoming trip for business, book signings and ministerial school interviews has been postponed. And, I’ve been hearing from, and hopefully offering comfort to, many of my clients as they too face the uncertainty surrounding this pandemic. So yep, things have taken a turn we didn’t see coming.
And yes, it’s a pain and disruptive. Working parents are dealing with kids being out of school all day. We can’t visit loved ones in hospitals (or prisons). Lots of people’s jobs are on hold and many service sector workers are seeing huge downturns in income. Some folks are even having a hard time finding toilet paper for goodness sake! We’ll all be hearing a lot about, and dealing with, these kinds of challenges over the next weeks.
BUT THAT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE ALL THERE IS TO THIS SITUATION!
While it makes sense for us to act responsibly and protect ourselves and others, it DOES NOT SERVE us to view this only through a lens of crisis and chaos without at least allowing for the possibility that it is also ripe with opportunity for positive change in our own lives and society. The lens we put on events shapes our experience more than the events themselves.
Here are a few things to consider:
- “Social Distancing” does not have to mean isolation and disconnection! With phones, cell phones, email, texting, FaceTime, Zoom, video conferencing, platforms like NextDoor, etc. etc. we have so many ways to stay connected while keeping a physical distance. If you are worried about isolation don’t be passive, reach out!
- Reach out to those you know who may be feeling fearful or alone. One of the best ways to gain perspective on our own challenges is to help someone else. I have a whole chapter in my book, When Life Blows Up: A Guide to Peace, Power and Reinvention, about the self-healing power of making a contribution to others.
- Distance yourself from the fear. Get educated but don’t get obsessed. Mainstream media thrives on fear, stress and sensationalism and therefore that is how they present the “news”. It is designed to trigger viewers’ fear and emotions. Beware getting too sucked into their drama.
- Spend the unexpected down time to tune out external noise and GO WITHIN. USE this time to relax, to imagine a better world, to let go of the rat race that is the norm and imagine a better way. We can use this time to envision (and therefore create) a culture and a government that, instead of focusing on propping up a fragile and unhealthy economic system, focuses instead on love and humanity and equality for all. REMEMBER Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” USE this time engineer, IMAGINEER, a better way for all of us. This will actually boost your INNER IMMUNE SYSTEM.
And just a little food for thought, remember, CORONA is the term we have given to the bright outer rim of the sun only visible when all the rest is in darkness.