We are in unprecedented times. I sent the following message to my group the other day:
We are always connected to each other, and to all other beings. We are experiencing some very visible proof of that connection with the spread of COVID-19. Although it may feel negative and scary, it demonstrates the potential for the positive too. We can maintain compassionate connection whether or not we are physically together. We need to listen to the experts who have devoted their lives to understanding the science and the medicine involved. We also have the opportunity to stretch our ways of thinking and being in the world, strengthen our connections to one another, and use our spiritual toolkits.
Especially for those of us who are healthy, perhaps this is a good time to think about what we want to add to the collective, to connect with our spiritual wisdom and allies. Maybe we can go deeper to take care of ourselves and refuel, doing what we can to strengthen our immune systems for our personal well-being and the benefit of the entire community.
How do we balance our personal and collective priorities? This is a signature strength of indigenous cultures around the world…