Good morning! These are interesting times in which we are living and as an empath I am feeling it all. This is what I posted on Facebook earlier this morning:
FRUSTRATION is the energy of the day. A night spent with dreams of frustration and woke up with an overwhelming external sense of frustration. This morning I prayed hard and will soon be returning to prayer to help loosen and free this energy – an energy that is not mine but is the current energy of our world. Humanity is unnecessarily fighting a battle against each other. There is literally nothing to fight against. To make it through the Covid-19 event, we have to simply let it be. Let it runs its course. Find our own peace in the midst of the external chaos. The only one we need to be concerned about is ourselves and our own peace. Find that peace and stay there. Once the chaos has completed its task the dust will settle and then we can begin to create our new world. In the meantime, let the chaos do its work of clearing the old to make way for the new.
Not only am I feeling this frustration on a global level, I am feeling it personally. It’s not my frustration, but it is the inner conflict I am feeling as I stand in the middle between people I dearly love. As it relates to Covid-19, the current conflict seems to be centered around:
Stay at Home vs. Return to Work
I have dear friends sitting at both ends of this spectrum. Some are actively protesting the stay-at-home orders and want to see businesses back up and running. Many of these are business owners themselves, so I get it. On the other end of the spectrum are those I deeply love who are actively protesting “return to work.” Many of these are considered seriously at-risk for not only contracting but dying from the virus. So I get it. The challenge with these opposing movements is that there is so much we do not know. We are living in a state of complete unknown.
- By staying at home are we simply delaying the inevitable?
- Are we missing our opportunity to gain herd immunity?
- If the original intention for the stay-at-home was to flatten the curve while also giving medical facilities an opportunity to gear up for what would eventually happen anyway and if the medical facilities are ready, does it make sense to stay at home?
- Has the stay at home order simply been a government play to put us into a state of fear and to put us at their mercy?
- Has the stay at home only provided an opportunity for those who created the virus to launch their vaccine (and God knows what might be in that vaccine?)?
- Will returning to work put more people in danger?
- Will millions of more people die because we returned to work too quickly?
- Is it even safe for people to return to work?
- If we return to work, how do we protect those who remain at serious risk?
The reality is that we have no idea the answer to any of these questions. We don’t know what will happen when we return to work and we don’t know what will happen by continuing to stay at home. Meanwhile businesses are struggling and some will not survive the shutdown. Government support has not been sufficient for many and has not been forthcoming for some. Millions of people have contracted the virus and nearly 70,000 have died (in the U.S.). People are afraid. And we do not know what we are looking at now, let alone in 2 years from now (when the CDC predicts this will finally be over).
We are living in a state of complete unknown. Even that which is proclaimed as known one day changes the next. We don’t know what information we are being given is true and what is made up. We don’t know which conspiracy theory will prove true and which ones are simply false. We don’t know which protests are real and which have been staged with paid actors to create an environment of fear.
The world has gone insane (or rather, the insanity that has always been there is simply coming forward into the light). At the heart of this insanity are two things:
FEAR and GRIEF
People are afraid and have been made to be afraid. On the outside, the fear is over the virus, but when we look deeper the fear is over our inability to control the unknown.
And beneath the fear of the unknown, is the even deeper fear which is the very real fear that arises in the face of death. I’m not talking about the fear of dying from Covid-19 (though for many that fear is real). Instead, I’m talking about an even bigger death.
Whether people are aware of this consciously or not, the world as we have known it is dying. The world made out of fear, power and control is crashing down around our feet and in its dying, it is showing its hideous face. And all this flailing about that we are currently witnessing in our world is the very real and human reaction to what we do not know or understand and that over which we have no control.
Herein lies the remedy to the current insanity we are experiencing: the world as we have known it is dying. It has never been sustainable (except for the very very few). Our best course of action is to stand back, get the heck out of the way, and let it burn. We cannot control its death and we are hurting ourselves by trying. For the sake of our own peace, we can acknowledge that there is too much we do not know while surrendering to the fact that we cannot control the old world in its dying.
And as the old world is dying, what if instead of creating opposing positions and fighting and arguing with each other over what we do not know and cannot control we came together in cooperation. What if while the world is burning itself to the ground we came together (at a safe distance) in conversations around what we might begin building instead?