As scary and costly as this crisis is, it’s teaching us so much
When I was diagnosed with cancer in my early twenties, the amount of stress and anxiety I was in was certainly not in my benefit.
It was only when I started to see this crisis in my life as an opportunity for personal and spiritual growth, that I began to calm down. Not only that, but my improved mindset gave me the power to overcome what was an incredibly difficult health challenge.
Our bodies are more resilient when we think hopefully and positively. And especially, when we see a higher purpose for whatever is ailing us.
In the same way, if we can reframe what is happening with the Coronavirus to our world, we can overcome it so much more easily. We can even use this crisis as an opportunity to redirect and better our lives.
So how can we reframe this global situation?
The Coronavirus is certainly a scary phenomenon, affecting us to such a great extent. Borders are closed, flights are canceled. In some places, schools and kindergartens are closed too. People are sitting at home in isolation, unable to continue their daily activities.
But this blow, with all of its influence on our world, is also teaching some very important lessons.
It was in the news the other day that China’s air pollution was greatly reduced because of the virus stopping so much of the manufacturing.
It’s as if nature is trying to stop and redirect a destructive path we have been on- the path of consumption without control. A path that has led us to extract all of the world’s resources, and run ourselves weary trying to fulfill our ever-growing desire.
Now we are getting this opportunity to slow down, to reconsider. We are also being demanded to care more, and have mutual responsibility for public health. If you are feeling ill, you are requested to stay home, to refrain from infecting anyone else.
These are the lessons of nature- teaching us about interconnectedness, about caring, about mutual responsibility.
Ultimately it’s pointing us in the direction of realizing that our true fulfillment is not in consuming more and more, but in caring for one another.
In that care, in that sense of camaraderie and shared purpose lies the secret to our true joy and happiness. Today that shared purpose is surviving a virus. Tomorrow it can be creating a safer, better, more compassionate humanity for us all.
Using Our Power For Good
With all the information around the Coronavirus, it’s really hard to know what to expect. What’s going to happen? How long will it take? No one really knows.
However, we don’t have to wait for everything to become clear. We can influence our reality for the better right now- by reframing what is happening and adjusting our mindset.
With each of us shifting our thoughts from fear, anxiety and individual concern- to thinking about the positive collective changes this crisis is enabling- we can contribute to a larger change in human consciousness.
We can aid in changing our collective consciousness from a stressful competition for individual gains to a collaborative effort to secure a good outcome for all.
Certainly, if nature is in a constant struggle to maintain its equilibrium- this transformation in the one species that has been causing the most imbalance in the system- will work in our favor.
Lastly, it is often recommended for people who are ill to visualize their body as healthy, to assist the body’s healing efforts.
So let’s do the same for our world, let’s visualize humanity working together, with mutual care and collaboration. Let’s imagine how we cut down on excessive manufacturing and adjust our priorities to suit the planet and our happiness.
We can use the power of our thoughts and intentions, to turn the coronavirus from a dreadful crisis into the most transformative opportunity of our times.