Activity reduction results from social distancing caused by the fear of coronavirus contamination. The recommendation is to stay separate, and to not interact with people to help slow or prevent spreading the coronavirus. This is leading us to pay less attention to the outside world, which is making us pay more attention to the “inside word.”
I love quotes from brilliant people who’ve lived in the past.
For example, Blaise Pascal was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and theologist born in 1623.
"All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone."
I believe Pascal touches on the issue that we’re going through right now with need to "social distance" ourselves to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
According to Pascal, we fear the silence of solitary existence, and we dread boredom because it's easier to choose aimless distractions to help us avoid our problems or our emotions.
We’ve never learned the art of solitude; and because it is unknown, it creates panic.
How can we optimize the opportunity that this social isolation brings us?
What will we be able to discover if we gracefully accept the chance to be quietly alone?
Bruce and I have been on a road trip (Arizona to Colorado) for a friend's wedding celebration. During our trip we’ve made several stops in the Navaho Indian Reservation and we’ve learned some wisdom that I would like to share with you.
Here's a message from the Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers:
"As you move through these changing times... be easy on yourself and be easy on one another. You are at the beginning of something new. You are learning a new way of being. You will find that you are working less in the yang modes that you are used to. You will stop working so hard at getting from point A to point B the way you have in the past, but instead, will spend more time experiencing yourself in the whole, and your place in it. Instead of traveling to a goal out there, you will voyage deeper into yourself. Your mother's grandmother knew how to do this. Your ancestors from long ago knew how to do this. They knew the power of the feminine principle... and because you carry their DNA in your body, this wisdom and this way of being is within you. Call on it. Call it up. Invite your ancestors in. As the yang-based habits and the decaying institutions on our planet begin to crumble, look up. A breeze is stirring. Feel the sun on your wings."
Find below a picture of a "Navaho Hogan" - a place for ceremonies, with door facing east to welcome the rising sun for wealth and good fortune.
In other words, I believe that where we place our attention, creative energy follows.
If we pay attention to what we don't want, more of it will happen. In a collective level it can manifest as a deadly virus that threatens our existence.
American President Franklin Roosevelt once said:
“Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself”
Mother Teresa refused to protest against war:
“I don't participate in anti-war demonstrations. I will never do that,
but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I'll be there.”
Do you see the difference?
Activity reduction results from social distancing caused by the fear of coronavirus contamination. The recommendation is to stay separate, and to not interact with people to help slow or prevent spreading the coronavirus.
This is leading us to pay less attention to the outside world, which is making us pay more attention to the “inside word.”
As we reduce physical activity, we can increase mental activity - we can think more, we can worry more, and we can get lost inside our heads. This is a natural human reaction. The worst thing you can do is to sit in desperation as you connect to the coronavirus drama all over the Internet.
Let’s think in terms of opportunities:
Here are a few answers that came to me:
We are slowing down, practicing solitude and introspection; we are cultivating patience and self-esteem. This is a collective reminder that we are meant for something greater.
What is it that you couldn’t or wouldn’t do before that you now have time to do?
Virginia Wolf, a major writer of the 20th Century, said:
“An hour, once it lodges in the human spirit, may be stretched to fifty
or a hundred times it’s clock length.”
As we continue marching forward into the future and we have more time on our hands because we don’t need to drive to work or go to restaurants or social gatherings, we can practice stretching time to create our vision.
Social distancing is not about coronavirus! It’s about evolution! It’s self-actualization! It’s time to listen to our intuition and grow our ability to self-healing. We will be learning to speak fewer words, and perhaps this will lead us to telepathy!
It’s time to unleash our brain to full expression! Individually and organically! Creatively discovering financial freedom! Emotionally being more capable for living without fear.
Self-isolation isn’t about coronavirus, it’s about our evolution! Let's welcome new thoughts and solutions to create the NEW EARTH we crave to live in!
Social distancing – love it!
We’re part of the ocean that represents life. We have no control over the waves, but we can choose not to surf them, and remain calm at sea.
Love and light
WHAT'S STILLING YOUR ENERGY AND WHAT TO DO TO GET IT BACK
I have been thinking about what stills our energy, leaving us feeling "blah" and sometimes even sick. I would like to share with you my thoughts on this.
We all have the ability to recharge and center. Life force energy is available to all of us at any time! Life force energy is the cosmic energy that comes from outside the body, enters the brain and keeps the cells charged with life. This is the same energy that makes flowers bloom, our nails grow, or planets to move around the sun. When our energy tank is full we feel invigorated, happy and connected to life.
How do we absorb life force energy? Living healthy, eating uncooked fruits and vegetables, because they contain “trapped light”, and can elevate our life force energy. Drinking pure water, walking in nature sun and moonlight bathing because they also contain “prana” (another name for life force energy).
Sometimes, when we may feel week, or down, it may be because our life force energy is leaking... For example, do you have a headache after hanging out or talking with some people? This can be a sign that your energy is draining, or leaking out. But it may not be because of them, but how you are managing your life force energy.
Our minds will drain energy when it’s not trained properly. The mind is like a stubborn horse that needs to be tamed. For example: non-useful pointless thoughts, negative thoughts from the environment, or anything that keeps our focus of attention for too long will drain our energy.
Drama drains our energy big time! Many people are addicted to drama, that’s why the media sells it so well! Have you noticed people who like drama? They talk about it, repeat it, spread it, and you can even see their ears perking up with curiosity and wanting to know more about the drama…
What if you are one of those people who are addicted to drama? What if the drama is your life story? What if you are addicted to thinking or talking about your problems too often?
Am I addicted to drama? Does drama stimulate me? Do I get curious and want to know more, talk more, share more? Do I re-tell the story over and over again? Do I like when people listen to my drama?
Drama is interesting, because it feeds the person with low vibe energy – which is like sugar – it may perk you up in the moment while you are gossiping, but it will drain your energy right away and you will feel crashed down … Then you may start to create more drama in your life, because it’s like a drug… you will be addicted to it's momentarily perks.
Media, social media, the news are also energy stilling! People who push your buttons are taking energy from you… People who be-little or bully you are also taking energy from you!
While it’s important to get out of these situations and get away from these people, it’s mostly important not to make it their responsibility to stop vamping you! It’s your responsibility to stop giving your energy away. Otherwise you will be playing a victim role, and victims are powerless. It’s like setting yourself up to failure.
Instead of blaming others, you must have the control over your energy!!
I teach my clients a centering exercise practice that fills up our tank with life force energy. It’s about focus, posture and expansion of our personal space. It’s a powerful practice!
Focusing on posture is amazing! It allows energy to flow through the meridians which are like energy rivers that run through our bodies, and bring the “prana” to us! If you don’t have the right posture, “prana” will be blocked.
Create the habit to correct your posture when you catch yourself bending or curving your body. Look far away and breath deeply as often as you can. I recommend you to be active. Dance classes, tai-chi or Q-Cong and any martial arts are great activities that create the habit of good posture. I also recommend: positive thinking, meditation, hiking in nature.
All those things fill up our tank with yummy life force energy!
Observe your thoughts and be in control! Don’t let your energy drain, because it’s important that you have a full tank of energy to operate at your best!
I hope this article was helpful and that you commit to a mindful practice, so that you can be the master of your life force energy.
This video contains exercises that I recommend and practice often.
Much love to you!
Reply to share with me how is your energy tank these days!
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Rosane Gibson CPC, ELI-MP
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