“1) It is reminding us that we are all equal, regardless of our culture, religion, occupation, financial situation or how famous we are. This disease treats us all equally, perhaps we should too. If you don’t believe me, just ask Tom Hanks.
2) It is reminding us that we are all connected and something that affects one person has an effect on another. It is reminding us that the false borders that we have put up have little value as this virus does not need a passport. It is reminding us, by oppressing us for a short time, of those in this world whose whole life is spent in oppression.
3) It is reminding us of how precious our health is and how we have moved to neglect it through eating nutrient-poor, manufactured food, and drinking water that is contaminated with chemicals upon chemicals. If we don’t look after our health, we will, of course, get sick.
4) It is reminding us of the shortness of life and of what is most important for us to do, which is to help each other, especially those who are old or sick. Our purpose is not to buy toilet rolls.
5) It is reminding us of how materialistic our society has become and how, when in times of difficulty, we remember that it’s the essentials that we need (food, water, medicine) as opposed to the luxuries that we sometimes unnecessarily give value to.
6) It is reminding us of how important our family and home life is and how much we have neglected this. It is forcing us back into our houses so we can rebuild them into our home and to strengthen our family unit.
7) It is reminding us that our true work is not our job, that is what we do, not what we were created to do. Our true work is to look after each other, to protect each other and to be of benefit to one another.
8) It is reminding us to keep our egos in check. It is reminding us that no matter how great we think we are or how great others think we are, a virus can bring our world to a standstill.
9) It is reminding us that the power of freewill is in our hands. We can choose to cooperate and help each other, to share, to give, to help and to support each other or we can choose to be selfish, to hoard, to look after only our self. Indeed, it is difficulties that bring out our true colors.
10) It is reminding us that we can be patient, or we can panic. We can either understand that this type of situation has happened many times before in history and will pass, or we can panic and see it as the end of the world and, consequently, cause ourselves more harm than good.
11) It is reminding us that this can either be an end or a new beginning. This can be a time of reflection and understanding, where we learn from our mistakes, or it can be the start of a cycle which will continue until we finally learn the lesson we are meant to.
12) It is reminding us that this Earth is sick. It is reminding us that we need to look at the rate of deforestation just as urgently as we look at the speed at which toilet rolls are disappearing off of shelves. We are sick because our home is sick.
13) It is reminding us that after every difficulty, there is always ease. Life is cyclical, and this is just a phase in this great cycle. We do not need to panic; this too shall pass.
14) Whereas many see Covid-19 as a great disaster, I prefer to see it as a “great corrector”.
It is sent to remind us of the important lessons we seem to have forgotten and it is up to us if we will learn them or not.”
A big thank you to Jeanne Dowell, of The Green Buddha, for these reminders. If you’d like to receive her newsletter, contact her at: email@example.com. My mind was swirling down into a negative funk, when this arrived in my inbox. I found it allowed me to change my perspective about many aspects of this experience. It’s exactly what I needed to hear.
THIS is how we help one another, by nourishing and sustaining a higher, more positive vibration for each other – when we are able. There will be times when we will need to lean on others for this; there will be times when we will be able to invite others to lean on us. This is what we do with our families and friends. This is what we must now be willing to do with our human family.
Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay home. Thank you.
Love these reminders! I especially love the reminder of not being materialistic. I look at my “things” in my closet that have no meaning or value to me now. It has changed my thinking on spending and how much is wasted on useless stuff. It’s time to get back to basics and love and respect our beautiful planet.
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So well written, Celenia. I hope and pray we all learn these lessons and become better people and better world citizens.
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I would add that here in New York City it is also reminding us that many of our neighbors who are Latino or African American are dying at twice the rate of Caucasians. And that is something that MUST be addressed as we move forward.
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You are SO right Ms. D. There are many aspects of our society, our government, our economy that were not working for many of our fellow citizens even BEFORE this whole Covid-19 situation emerged. In my view, we’ve been given an opportunity to see how our grand American experiment DOESn’t work for so many, and HASn’t worked for them for a LONG time. We are the ones who must change it; we are the ones who must become active within and from outside the “system.” We cannot depend on our “leaders” to be looking out for OUR best interests; they’re clearly looking out for THEIRS (some much more than others). We need to vote those out of office who do not grasp the concept of the public good or of public service. Those who have decided that less government and more involvement of the private sector is better have clearly gotten it wrong. I don’t believe we need more proof. But there are those who have drunk the Kool-Aid, who have bought the propaganda, and they are the ones who are going to make our evolution to a BETTER society for ALL a bit of a rough ride.
💯%!!! I can’t tell you how hard it is to watch here in NYC and to have the government in DC just shrug.