Updated: Jun 19, 2020
I'm writing this first blog to you at a time when England is about to enter its third week of lockdown due to the global pandemic of COVID-19. It feels weird even just to type that in, as a few weeks ago, it wasn't in our vocabulary, let alone running the show.
Whilst many of may my spiritual role models are leading the way in how to manage your fear and cope with the anxiety and trauma (Gabby Bernstein, Deepak Chopra, Maston Kipp), I have no desire to emulate this at all here, but encourage you to check them out. I am scribing some observations I've had.
Is it coincidence that corona viruses get their name because they have crown-shaped prongs on them, and they are respiratory infection affecting the areas of the body related to crown, third-eye, throat and heart chakras? I mean coincidence in the Dr Wayne Dyer definition of it (relating to maths), that it is not an accident - a convergence. Many of the great new-thought leaders of our time speak about trauma being an awakening, and this is one on an unprecedented scale. This in no way devalues the trauma and difficulty that this crisis brings.
But for those of us on lockdown, grateful for our health and following the rules, on a day like today in the UK where it's 18 degrees with a piercing blue sky and no planes, it makes it a challenge to see the emergency on the surface. However, whilst I leisurely type this to you, I am also acutely aware that I am not on the frontline (as some of my friends across medicine, public services and the education system are), heroically working against the tidal wave of cases in our hospitals, not best equipped, and certainly not paid enough. People complaining of boredom are those who fear of going within to find answers and calm - this a time for us all to step up with our gratitude practice as well as reflect on what we want whilst our old life has been paused.
In this unusual time, what I hope for (like so many of my like-minded friends) is long-lasting change after the immediate danger has subsided (which could be 18 months). A wake-up call for all of us about how we were living life, what we want to live behind and what we want to take forward.
Take time to make sure you feel grounded and connected to the earth by walking barefoot or taking a salt bath whilst these upper chakras are being activated. And above all, look after your family, friends, neighbours and importantly, yourself. As another hero of mine, Brene Brown says, 'You can't give what you don't have,' so make sure you fill up your well in order to do this effectively.