Don’t Miss the Deeper Messages of the Covid-19 Pandemic
For the past several years, I have spoken over and over and over again about the impending death of the patriarchal/hierarchical world – that which is rooted in fear, power and control. I have known for years that something big was coming that would put a complete halt to our culture and our economy. I also knew this something big would cause a stock market crash which would eventually lead to a complete global financial collapse (this is yet to come – though there may be some safeguards in place to prevent this).
I had no idea what form this “something big” might take, but here we are. With the Covid-19 pandemic and the global reactions to it, we find ourselves exactly where I long ago saw us to be going. As of this writing, globally 2.75 million have been diagnosed and 193,000 have died. Borders have been closed. Airline travel has ceased. Education has gone online if not cancelled. Many business employees are working from home and online, and many businesses have closed entirely.
As we sit in the middle of the pandemic in a world uncertain about how best to respond to the pandemic caused by a virus for which we currently have no cure (other than our own immune system and its ability (or inability) to fight the virus, we are witness to a wide range of human reactions. Fear. Panic. Hysteria. Anger. Blaming. Shaming. Condemning. We are also experiencing an overwhelming amount of information and opinions about protection, prevention, and treatment. Then there are the questions about when and how to open things up again.
It is easy to become overwhelmed, angry or afraid in the face of the externals related to Covid-19. When we become fixated on these externals, however, we are missing what is REALLY happening underneath the panic and fear related to the pandemic.
What is REALLY happening, thanks in part to Covid-19, is that a new world is being born. Before that new world can fully emerge, what remains of the patriarchal/hierarchical world has to die. In order to die, it must first make itself known. Covid-19 is helping us to see everything that is wrong with our culture and with our world and what quite simply no longer works. In every single institution built on the foundations of fear, power and control, we are being given an opportunity to see – to really see what is no longer sustainable – if indeed it ever was. Corruption, deception and injustices are being laid bare. Leaders (and others) are showing their true faces as their fears (an inability to identify and transform their fears) come out sideways.
As the old world is collapsing, we are also being given an opportunity to experience and bear witness to new ways of being that might help to alleviate some of the problems of the dying world. We are also being given a chance to ask some really important questions:
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