Seven years ago, in 2013, it became very clear to me that our world was entering a period of very challenging times. After a few years of trying to spread the truth that lead me to this realization, I decided to instead start a company to help people learn the value of everyday emergency preparedness. Regardless of the reasons why, my prediction was that in the near future, the conveniences and luxuries we take for granted will be tested, and we will be forced to rely on ourselves (and each other) to sustain the bumps that lay ahead. Right now in 2020, we’re facing one of many such a bumps in the road with the coronavirus.
The coronavirus, like all newsworthy events, has two heads to it: one is the event itself, and the other is the virus that is our reaction to it. We very much believe in the panic, and are moving towards it like mosquitoes to a bright blue light. Now I’m not suggesting that the coronavirus isn’t real, because it obviously is. But what I want to encourage is some perspective, because while we can all clearly see and measure the dangers of the first head, we don’t realize how damaging our panic reaction to it can be.
Mass media and government
Our reactions to such news events are not uniquely our own. They are inherited by the energy of the sources which feed us the information. In this case, it’s mass media, governments, and the Internet, which itself is a reflection of what mass media and government feed it. These sources have historically used fear to capture our attention, and just because the latest news story is something that affects our health, doesn’t mean they are all of a sudden going to raise the integrity and honesty in their reporting.
My point is, be very careful how you think and feel about worldly events, because our collective reaction to such events can be more dangerous than the events themselves. Our reaction thus far to this virus has been quite strong. Is it proportionate to the threat? Some say yes, some say we need even more action. But just remember what happened with 9/11. The event itself was pretty bad, but it absolutely paled in comparison to our fear-based reaction to it in the decades that followed.
What I want to encourage is a departure from unconscious reaction, to a more conscious, level-headed response that is proportionate to the situation. Do what the situation calls for, and then continue living this beautiful life in any way you can. It is not necessary to constantly stay informed on the very latest developments. That is compulsion, and doing so is feeding you with a low-vibration fear energy that wants nothing more than to capture your attention.
In the grand scheme of things, coronavirus is merely the flavor of the week. How long are we going to keep playing this game of allowing media and government to steal our attention away from what really matters in life? Love, truth, community, connection, joy and happiness are what really matter. We don’t have to quarantine ourselves from the beauty that surrounds us all the time. We can experience that always if we don’t allow our mind’s to be hi-jacked every time there is something new to worry about.
When every else around you is losing their minds buying up toilet paper for the next year, you have an opportunity to be the eye of the storm. Especially if you’re someone who has a difficult time processing what goes on around the world, try a different approach. Switch off all the sources that are feeding you with the latest news, and focus more on what brings you joy. You can check in every now and then if you must, but there is no argument to constantly be looking at things that make you feel sad, anxious, worried, scared, or depressed. You are not sticking your head in the sand. You are choosing to live in a higher vibration, and by doing so, giving permission for others to do the same. Stay calm, laugh often, and be the eye of the storm.