By Sandy Menzer
Our world and economy have been shaken due to the COVID-19 pandemic—as have our foundation and feeling of security. This means that as a community, we’re all in need of transformation and change to rebuild our broken lives. We’ve been encouraged to take care of ourselves, our planet, loved ones and fellow human beings, so that we can gracefully age until it’s our time to leave the Earth in our physical form.
With so many out there suffering, these challenging times can bring out both the best and worst in people. The worst is the chronic fear, anxiety and anger, as well as stress that makes us feel as though we’re “lacking.”
Most of us are quarantined in our homes, and it’s tested our survival instincts. But challenging times can create opportunities to bring out the good in us as well. With less income and freedom, we must find different means to use our time. Enjoy the simple things in life like reading a book. Take an online course: Knowledge is power. Cook more meals from scratch, so you can eat healthier and boost your immune system. (That might mean losing some of those extra pounds.) Exercise more and feel healthier. Spend more time in nature and take more time to smell the roses, which will help heal your psyche and keep you more stable and grounded.
Although we may not at first see it this way, globally, we are awakening to a higher level of consciousness and being pushed to become enlightened and more compassionate human beings. We need to share and give more love and provide assistance to those who are in need of help during this crisis.
For years, many of us have been running on a hamster wheel and become so stressed out and busy that we no longer spend quality time with our family and friends. Many of us feel lonely and isolated even when surrounded by people. Out of the darkness we walk to the light! With more time to bond with loved ones, we can heal and repair our broken families. We can relearn how to have good, clean fun for a change instead of work, work, work until we are physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted. Now is the time when we can awaken our inner child. Resist being on screens all of the time and take more time away from the Internet. Many of us have neglected our precious homes, because there hasn’t been enough time to organize or clean them.
It is a perfect time to step up and “pay it forward.” Prepare and create healthy meals for families in need, and shop for those members of your family who are not able to go out and shop for themselves, so they can prepare their own healthy meals. Pick up a telephone and call an old friend, relative or lonely person who would be thrilled to hear your voice.
If you’re self-employed, volunteer your services or share your products and abundance of resources with those who cannot pay or obtain help or services. Healers and teachers are volunteering their time and resources by educating and assisting the afflicted, so they can remain calm.
We must stay positive and know that this difficult challenge will soon pass. I’m wishing that you all remain safe, healthy and calm, so that we can rebuild our lives and make this world a better place!