Last week, a friend sent me an article written by a channeler who says he connected with the Coronavirus. Then on Saturday, I was on a Zoom call with a local woman who channeled Source energy. What each had to say was surprisingly similar.
You may not believe in this kind of stuff. It’s even stretch for me to imagine that someone connected with a virus. But their messages got me thinking.
What if the Coronavirus is not our enemy? What if it is trying to explain that slowing life down is the bigger medicine our world needs right now? What if it is trying to teach us to listen and to hear—our inner voices, the voices of our loved ones, those of fellow humans?
What if COVID-19 is shouting that all forms of life are interconnected and that using up the earth’s resources is not only selfish, but irresponsible and cruel? Could it be begging us to live life in a new way, to value the good of the whole over our own personal gain? To be more creative? Grateful? To do more with less? Perhaps, rather than punishing us, the virus is quietly asking us to understand what love really is.
Please don’t mistake my questions for insensitivity. I know there are people who are truly suffering at the moment. I know the suffering will continue, and it is heartbreaking. I don’t know how to make sense of why some people are dying from this virus and I’m not. And I realize suffering takes different forms and includes many things other than illness and dying.
What I am pondering is what we as a species and what I as an individual can learn from this experience. We have seen so many examples of kindness, compassion, selflessness, peacefulness and love during this virus time, in others and also in ourselves. Will it continue? I truly hope so.
Another friend sent me a video just now that ended with these words. I’d like to imagine them voiced by the virus with a choir of every human voice in the world chiming in: Be grateful. Be aware. Things will never be the same again.