Now is actually a very exciting time to be alive. Fear and uncertainty might be taking over our world but I really do believe that underneath it all, this is a time of transformation for our planet.
Sometimes, I think we may be so "in it" that we aren't aware of what really could be happening.
On one hand, I genuinely feel like there is more going on with the coronavirus than meets the eye. And, on the other hand, I am aware of how that sounds to others. In no way am I saying the virus is to be taken lightly. But I want to share my perspective, opinions, and interpretations based on research and apparent patterns. My intention is to direct awareness toward another perspective people may not have considered before. My intention is not to make people feel angry over some theory, but rather to add a layer of critical thinking that might interrupt a pattern and, in a way, wake people up to move past fear.
For example, if a frog is put in boiling water it jumps right out. But if that same frog is put into lukewarm water and the temperature is turned up gradually, it will stay in and let itself be boiled. Sometimes, I think we may be so "in it" that we aren't aware of what really could be happening. Like that frog that doesn't know it's about to be boiled.
Now is a time of going within to question the reality that has been projected to us for so long.
Old systems are breaking down. This is happening at both an individual level and a collective level. Not just external systems, I'm talking also about our own individual belief systems that we thought would never change. Collectively, what this looks like is that a certain societal power-dynamic that's been in place for a very long time is beginning to fall apart.
Right now, there's a narrative that you may think is happening in the world, but I believe that behind the scenes there's a lot more going on. And, furthermore, people are starting to be aware of it — you can start doing your own research. We all have the ability to find these patterns and connect the dots.
There are things happening that aren't in the highest integrity, but the only way to combat that is to realize the purpose of it is for all of us to come together as one. By that, I mean that there may be some people with agendas who are trying to keep the mass population in an unaware state. When people are unaware, they're in fear and anger, which makes them much easier to control. They're much more likely to look to authority for instructions, and that's kind of the way it's been for a long time.
For example some doctors have recently said they were instructed that if somebody of a certain age dies, and that person was around somebody that was younger, they should automatically declare the exposed younger person as having the Coronavirus. Some of them refused, but not all. Furthermore, The National Post, a Canadian newspaper, recently reported that some doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff in some of the hardest-hit provinces in Canada — which is ranked 13th among the world's most infected countries — said they have yet to face that feared surge of coronavirus patients. "So far, at least, there is no flood and plenty of available ICU beds. In Ontario, almost 78% of the province's expanded ventilator capacity remains free." Something doesn't add up here.
As cliché as it sounds, to turn that fear into love and this separation into unity, we need to stop feeding the virus. It sort of is like there's this number of people that have gotten it and died from it. However, based on my own personal research, just to put that into perspective it's 0.000052% of the population.
I'm not downplaying what is happening at all, the virus is real and people are being affected, however, some things aren't adding up. So what I started doing was, I stopped watching so much of what was out there making me feel fearful which helped me relax a bit.
Understand that I'm still aware of what's going on, but I don't have to continually focus on it, because I don't want to continuously feel it. One of the best ways you can add value and help other people that are in the fear is to be aware of your own fear and then just let it dissipate. As people come to see your relaxed state of being, they will naturally follow your lead. Energy is contagious.
As cliché as it sounds, to turn that fear into love and this separation into unity, we need to stop feeding the virus.
On the scale of consciousness there is always fear towards the bottom and then anger above it. From there, we can move beyond that negativity into acceptance and empathy. 99% of what the mainstream media shares is completely negative, evoking some of the lowest vibrational emotions possible. And as a society, we are conditioned to believe and emotionally react to whatever they are sharing throughout the world. This results in so much extra fear, which, in turn, keeps us all in survival mode.
So am I saying to not be worried?
Yes. That is exactly what I am saying. Because worrying doesn't do anything except put you into survival mode, weakening your immune system and draining your mental health. Should you be aware? Sure. But that doesn't mean fear needs to be your dominant emotion. And it definitely doesn't mean that you have to watch the news nonstop.
You are powerful because your focus is shaping your world and the world around you. Where focus goes energy goes too, so sometimes the best thing to do is just observe. Yes, be aware. But you do not need to react; there's a huge difference. Awareness means you are processing the information internally, whereas a reaction is instinctive, abrupt, and often fear-based. And the former is much better for your immune system. So yes, wash your hands and be careful. But if you are obsessively washing your hands to the point of compulsion, you may be in such a stressed state that you're doing yourself more harm than good. Just wash them when you need to and relax a bit. During this time, your state of being is more important than you may realize.
Take care of yourself.
Awareness means you are processing the information internally, whereas a reaction is instinctive, abrupt, and often fear-based.
If watching the news is making you freak out then start to limit it. Know that you can choose what you give your focus. Take this time to go inwards. Reflect, ponder, loosen up a bit, build stronger bonds with your family, and do whatever will make you enjoy your life here and now.
So relax — fear is a choice. You can choose to be afraid or you can choose to be aware.
The best thing you could do for the world right now is to be strong and trust this process, because just living your life in such a positive light will inspire others to do the same. When people see that from you, it might get them thinking:"Oh, you can do that? I was just so deep into the news that I didn't even know calm was an option." Take it from me who's been calm throughout this entire process.
Collectively, what this looks like is that a certain societal power-dynamic that's been in place for a very long time is beginning to fall apart.
It's of utmost importance to be in a high integrity mindset right now. I believe that situation has forced people to wake up and question things. It seems like a lot of them are trying to find their purpose right now. They may be quarantined inside their houses thinking, "I want to do some inner-work, I want to find out more about what I am meant to be doing." And that gives me hope for humanity flourishing in this moment of darkness as we begin to look towards the light in our future.
This article was originally published April 28, 2020.
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The current state of the world definitely affected us in many ways, it made us stay locked up in our homes away from all the social events and seemingly fun stuff. But the responsibilities didn't just vanish into thin air, they are still there, waiting to be organized and prepared. Times are super hectic and you are probably not in the mood to think about the foreseeable future, but there are ways to turn in into a fun time. Starting a journal or making a simple calendar can bring you peace, use that creative time to yourself and relax while doing it. Grab your colored pencils, stickers, scraps, and everything in between, your inner DIY queen is about to jump out!
Fill in the blank
So probably the easiest way to start when it comes to making your own calendar is by simply printing a blank template found online. This way you'll have a base, a blank canvas if you will. Take all the materials that you have in your house, like washi tapes, sticky notes, glittery colorful pens and anything you can think of that could work as a decoration on your calendar. And go at it! There are no rules when it comes to decorating, it's super personal and it can differ from person to person.
The only real advice you'll need is to leave some space while decorating, don't overdo it since it will clutter and distract you from the written parts. Finding the perfect template that will suit your aesthetic is extremely easy and fast, a simple google search could get you whatever you want and the best part is, it's free! There are many printable options out there, so don't worry about not finding something you'd like, the possibilities are endless and you'll find just the right calendar you imagined!
Start from scratch
If you don't have a printer at home or you're just determined to make the calendar yourself, there are awesome ways to make the best and most unique personalized calendar there is. This gives you the full freedom to do whatever you can think of, want to make a calendar from old newspapers, do it! Want to cut out a certain shape and disguise the calendar as an art piece in your kitchen, why not?
Nothing is stopping you when it comes to unleashing your creative side, use everything that you can get your hands on, think outside the box, don't be afraid to experiment. Making a calendar from scratch is an amazing opportunity to explore your artistic side, especially if you've been busy with work and responsibilities. This is a great excuse to do something creative, at the end of the day you are making it for the purpose of being more organized and having everything mapped out and planned. So make this time, the best time possible, be free and create!
Mix and match
Since there are absolutely no rules when making any diy project at home, what's stopping you from making the ultimate, super personal calendar! If you have basic knowledge in photoshop, you can even modify the blank calendars you got online, add pictures of your loved ones and family, maybe your pets or anything you like, and then print it out. Or you can print the blank template right away and add pictures or polaroids later on by using some washi tape.
Also, you can even paint over the printed blank calendar, this is a good option for those who aren't as skilled, so you'll have a base to start, just dip in your paintbrush in some acrylic or watercolor paints (or whatever you have around the house) and go for it. This is a great way to start doing artsy projects while still having some form of direction and help.
Sure keeping your priorities at bay and making plans and notes for everything is important...but the heart of this project has to be your willingness to turn something as boring and blank as a calendar into something spectacular. This calendar should proudly be up on your kitchen wall, so loud and colorful it just draws your attention to it.
If the calendar is decorated, personalized, and fun to look at, maybe it will inspire you to look forward to some events or responsibilities even if you didn't feel like it in the first place. So be creative and free, there are no rules so just go at it. With everything that happened this year, try to be positive and find little joys in seemingly insignificant things like diy calendars!