The world we are living in today is not the world we were living in 3 weeks ago. Today, we are laden with fear in the form of a pandemic and scarcity, the likes we have not seen since 2008 or even the Great Depression.
Or is it?
Every news channel, both local and national, are reporting the effects of the Coronavirus. Many countries and schools are on lock down, and employers are telling their employees to stay home. A travel ban is in place and borders to many countries are closed.
We have very quickly gotten used to words like “self-isolation”, “pandemic” and spending time in “solitude”.
All sports are cancelled which has never happened in the history of our lifetime.
In other words, keep calm, stay at home and carry on sounds good, yet it is very difficult for many of us in these trying times.
Yet, I was guided by Spirit to let everyone know that this is your OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME!
OPPORTUNITIES ARE OFTEN DISGUISED AS LOSSES
Many times, the greatest opportunities will come to you disguised as a loss.
The person who calls and wants to work with you only one time instead of for 3 months, you might think = loss.
The job that is not paying what you were making 3 years ago, you would probably think = loss.
So how can a “pandemic” that has caused schools to close, businesses sending people to work from home and empty shelves at the local supermarket be an opportunity Julie?
I’m glad you asked! And yes, I put this and the headline in pink, because the worlds needs you to continue to be you! 😊
Opportunities are everywhere you look.
The key to seeing this as an opportunity instead of the end of the world, is to look at the situation through a new lens.
That lens is:
THIS IS A HUGE WAKE UP CALL FOR HUMANITY TO RISE UP AND START TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR EACH OTHER AND THE PLANET!
The person who only wants to work with you one time instead of for 3 months, will sing your praises to her network, which is vast and wide.
The job that doesn’t pay you what you desire, will put you in touch with leaders who could place you in a position of power, you would not have otherwise had access too.
HOW DOES TODAY’S GLOBAL HEALTH CRISIS OFFER YOU A WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY?
I was guided by Spirit to help you see this current global health crisis as an opportunity on two fronts:
1) To help you understand that we are all connected, and
2) We must learn to take care of our planet and all species that inhibit Mother Earth
HOW DID WE GET HERE?
Let’s backtrack and figure out how we got here in the first place.
In the last 50 years, humans have had extensive and unprecedented growth on every front including:
TECHNOLOGY: We have had more technological advancements in the last 20 years than ever before. With the ease of access to information from the web and Google to answer our questions, is light years away from the time we needed to search through books for answers. Do you remember the days of encyclopedia’s? Sounds archaic to us now.
The connectedness that technology provides, especially when we are all in isolation, is crucial to staying updated with world events which can be accessed in a nano-second. More importantly, the difficulties that planet Earth and animal species are facing, allows us opportunities to serve as never before.
PHYSICALLY: We are living longer than any of our ancestors due to vaccines and better lifestyles that include working out as part of our daily lives.
SPIRITUALLY: Many of us have awakened from our stupor and realized that there is something bigger than all of us and when we connect in with Spirit, that is where our source of power, inspiration, creativity & knowledge can come from.
EMOTIONALLY: We are now bringing up discussions that in the past, would have been taboo. Discussing our fears and issues regarding mental health & Autism, have been brought into the light, instead of being shoved in a dark room – literally. These important discussions have enlightened us and made mental health more acceptable, as many treatments are created for those who need it.
These are just some of the many benefits we experience every day.
WE ARE STILL TRYING TO CONTROL EVERYTHING AROUND US!
We were born into a world where we were taught to control our lives and everything around us. If we could control nature, we would. If we could control other people, we would.
You and I were taught that we must control our future, or else someone else will.
We heard phrases like “You must control your finances, before they get out of hand”.
Control is the doorway to fear, and fear causes feelings of isolation and separateness.
We try to keep up with the “perfect lives” that we see on tv and on Instagram.
The comparison begins as we try to keep up with what others are wearing, buying or doing which reinforces a feeling of separateness.
The constant pictures of “perfect selfies”, leads to either a completely self-absorbed person, or one that feels very disconnected from others.
THAT IS THE ILLUSION!
The truth is, we are all connected.
Everything you feel, radiates out into your electromagnetic field and is felt by those around you, including your animals, friends, co-workers and loved ones.
When you are in a good mood, everyone feels it.
When you are in a bad mood, that is felt as well.
The Spiritual Law of One is about accepting everyone and everything just as they are, including yourself. You, along with animals, plants, insets etc. are all here on their soul path to learn. We are all connected, humans, plants, insects – all of us.
The deeper meaning here is that, what one feels so does another.
Any moments of synchronicity are felt because we are all connected.
Adversely, any thoughts or actions that hurt one, have the ability to hurt all.
If you are panicking about the state our world is in, everyone else will feel it.
Even worse than that is the feeling that you must protect others by faking how you feel to make sure they feel ok.
When you mask your true feelings, you are taking “self-isolation” to a whole new level that does not have the capacity to help you, or anyone around you.
YOUR OPPORTUNITY FOR GROWTH IS TO KNOW WE ARE ALL CONNECTED, WHICH MEANS WE CAN ALL HELP EACH OTHER THROUGH THE STATE OF CHAOS THE WORLD IS IN.
If we all are indeed connected and I can radiate happiness and joy, instead of fear and frustration, that will help you be more positive.
When you adopt the same positive state of mind, others around you will be happier.
The more positive we all are, the better our chances are of changing how this affects the entire population.
When you feel fear and frustration, you become stressed. A stressful state lowers your immune system and the goal is to keep you and your loved ones as strong as possible.
In this instance, staying happy and focused on joy is IMPERATIVE, as it will keep your immune systems high and your mind right.
The bottom line is that you have a distinct choice.
You can choose to feed fear, anger & frustration or you can lean into joy, happiness & abundance.
Choose wisely, for your choice will not only affect you, but all of us.
The other item Spirit wanted me touch on is the health of the planet.
WE MUST DO MORE TO TAKE CARE OF MOTHER EARTH!
It’s interesting that we as a species, are very concerned about taking care of our bodies, minds, spirituality and each other.
Yet we still use plastic, many of us don’t recycle and a large number of countries still pollute and deplete this planet at an alarming rate, that she can’t regenerate from.
The bottom line is, species are being extinguished, our planet is burning (Australian Fires anyone?) and our ice is melting (Alaska & Antarctica).
So many of us think if we live in America, the Australian Fires won’t affect us.
And those who live in Spain, may not think the California fires will affect them.
We in America, may have thought the virus that was spreading in Italy, remained very far away and that we would be insulated from their difficult situation.
Yet, in all three instances above, that was definitely NOT the case!
We only have one Earth, and when she loses her resources which is her primary capability to help us thrive, we (humans, animals, insects etc.) are all in trouble, as we are all connected.
In truth, we can only control ourselves, and that is part of why this virus is so upsetting to many people. We feel out of control and that there is nothing we can do to change the situation.
That is an illusion!
“No obstacle is so big that one person with determination can’t make a difference.” – Jay Samit
If you can do one kind thing, help one person or animal, and switch your focus from fear to trust, you will be in an EMPOWERED STATE, positively changing everything & everyone AROUND you.
It’s imperative and time that we all make better choices.
Each and every one of us can start with one small change, that can snowball when we all band together.
Our connection to each other and to Earth, means that every positive change one individual makes (that’s you & I), will create a ripple effect that helps everyone step onto a positive path for a healthier planet.
WHAT I WANT YOU TO KNOW…
The most important takeaway from this post is that YOU HAVE CHOICES.
You have a choice on what you want to focus on and how you want to react to what is happening around you.
You can either feed the fear and hysteria that the sky is falling, or you can feed the empowered state of being that says “I choose love and harmony”.
Please remember that you are loved and that every choice you make affects us all. Let’s commit to making better choices and taking care of each other and our very special planet.
In that, my choice is easy.