There is no denying how awful the current situation with Corona virus is. With so many lives under threat, the news feels like a constant bombardment.
However you are feeling right now, it is okay. Allow yourself to feel whatever it is you need to feel. We are all experiencing a lot right now. Whilst I have felt the effects, my overriding desire is to bring as much support to the global community as I can at this time.
With this in mind, I wanted to share some light on the lessons we can gain from this time, to ensure that despite everything it can become a period of growth and reflection for us all.
Throughout life, not just at this time, we have a choice- to approach life with love or fear. To approach every situation, even those we may not have asked for, with love or fear.
We are being challenged right now- pushed in that decision. Love or fear?
With headlines of sold out stores, stealing toilet roll and sanitiser shortages, it appears that many have chosen fear.
Fear can be the easy option. It lures us in. Panics us. It tricks us into believing that fear is the only way through this.
But what if we met this challenge with love? If we considered those who can’t afford to bulk buy. If we considered other humans not as the enemy to our survival, but key to it all. Because all this fear is out of a choice to LIVE. And what is there worth living for without love? Without connection. Without community, friendship, family, lovers.
So when fear creeps in, when fear tries to tell you it is the only way, place a hand on your heart and ask… how can I face this with love?
There have been some wonderful examples of this and there are ways you can help- checking in with friends (virtually), sending notes to neighbours offering to help if they have to self isolate and supporting smaller struggling businesses.
We have spoken about fear, but underlying it what is that we’re scared of? It isn’t the flu like symptoms, of the global economy or of going stir crazy isolated for 2 weeks…because underlying all those fears is the fear of our mortality. Of death.
It’s not something we often speak of. I feel strange typing the word. Right now we feel truly faced with our own mortality and that of the ones we love. And yes, that can feel fucking scary, but it’s also a moment to ask the questions we don’t normally ask…
Are we truly living?
What do we want from our lives?
Can we say hand on heart we are living fully?
Because whilst we claim “YOLO” or the quote that reminds that “life isn’t a dress rehearsal,” how many of us actually live this way? And maybe now is the time to start to think about these things.
What do you want from your life?
How do you want to live your life?
What TRULY matters to you?
Personally, it has highlighted just how much I want to reconnect to my creativity.
That I want to live in an environment surrounded by more nature.
That I want to feel connected, loving, wild and open.
That I want to feel FREE.
What is it for you?
For so long we have seen the signs of disconnection- to our planet, to other countries, to fellow humans and to ourselves.
Brexit. “Build the wall.” Refugees taking desperate boat trips.
We are all connected.
Surely now we can see.
There is no you or me.
So let us reconnect. Let us embrace love, instead of fear. Let us recognise how we are best when we are united.
I am not suggesting we ignore the recommendations- it can be a supreme act of love to sacrifice touch in order to protect others. But we can extend compassion to others, we can help others, we can connect and send messages of love. We can keep those isolated topped up with supplies, we can share our magic, we can share our love.
Reach out to someone today, just to let them know you’re thinking of them.
Sending you love, light &healing vibes,
If you are struggling at this time, please do reach out to me as I will be offering complementary 30 minute sessions.
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I'm a recovered perfectionist. breakdown survivor, corporate escapee and now, an empowerment coach & business mentor.
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