With all the focus in the media on COVID 19 and the Coronavirus: the global and national
number of cases, recoveries and death, as well as the devastating financial impact, lock downs,
social distancing, etc. fear and uncertainty certainly abound, and there seems little of anything
positive to take away. But there is much, much more to glean from this virus.
This is how I see COVID 19:
C=Choice. The world as we’ve known it (how we socialize, work, play, live life) has quickly
changed & the future is unknown. But WE get to choose how we will respond. Will we select the
familiar state of fear, and react out of that mindset? Or will we consciously choose to stay
focused on the positive, and respond with a new vision of the future, EVEN IF we are unsure
about it, because it doesn’t exist quite yet? The choice is ours and we must choose wisely: the
choices we make today, individual & collective, will mold & define our future reality.
O=Opportunity. This is an opportunity to look within, reassess our current state, expand our
spiritual capacities, begin a meditation practice, improve our lifestyle & mindstyle. We may
expose, for example, that we are very different creatures working from home vs in a formal
workspace. We may become very lax. If your commute used to be one hour, and it is now 38
seconds, from the bedroom to the bathroom, are you using the extra time to move your body or
get a little extra rest, or spend some quality time with a loved one? This can be an opportunity to
make small shifts (or large moves) toward better health habits, mental hygiene, home projects,
V=Vulnerability. This virus will expose vulnerabilities – individual, organizational, national,
global, logistically, socially, etc. This will present challenges, and, opportunities to make
necessary shifts. We may recognize the vulnerability of reliance of so many resources around the
world. And while some things will remain global (e.g. digital communications), will some of
these vulnerabilities make us move to a more localized world? More localized living? More
localized sources of energy, food, medications? A more localized economy?
I=Immunity. There's NO greater virus than FEAR. And, fear is SO contagious! Media
understands this very well. However, when we remain calm during chaos, stable during
instability & practice higher quality thinking & vibrations, we become immunized to the fear.
FEAR is dangerous – far more dangerous than the thing we fear. Further, fear creates stress in
the body, which suppresses the immune system. Improving our immunity involves eating
nutrient dense foods, getting plenty of zinc, selenium, vitamin C, A, D, and lots of water, as pure
as possible. It also includes going out into nature, exercising, staying connected, meditating, and
connecting with people who lift us up, give us hope, love and laughter, and staying in
appreciation and out of fear.
D=Discovery. What an amazing time for discovery – about ourselves, others, our world, new
products, businesses, (oh…& what emerges from spring cleaning during lockdown!) Being in
lock down when we’re not at all used to being in our homes all day every day can be highly
stressful for many. If we take this time to reflect and go inward, we can experience some
revelations. Also, some may find that when the stakes are high (as they are for many now), we
tend to focus in and take action to create new opportunities for ourselves and our businesses.
19. In numerology, 19 (=1) is a powerful #; referring to a renewal of primal energies that inform
our lives, and representing humanitarianism, tolerance, exploration, self-sufficiency.
I guess, the bottom line here is: Stay CALM and try to take away something positive each day. I
could have easily used different words (e.g., Calm or Change, Open or Overcome, Virus or
Village, Inspire or Inform, Decide or Define, etc.), but I think my take away would be the same:
this situation we’re in doesn’t define us. Our circumstances are just that; they do not dictate our
future, but we do, by the choices we are making right now.
There is a lot of fear and confusion out there, but we do not need to respond in kind with our own
fear and confusion. We can make good choices, and, remain happy, even in challenging times.
Sometimes, it seems difficult, but it’s not – we just need someone to give us the tools.
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