Thoughts on a pandemic pause
It is Sunday 15 March 2020. Spring is in the air… I am sitting on my balcony enjoying the view over Zurich lake, while writing this article. I even put sunscreen on my bare arms to prevent my pale skin from sunburn. As my apartment is located close to the main road along the lake, I have a clear view on the people passing by in their cars, on their motorcycles and bicycles. The world seems at peace today.
In the light of current events, around the coronavirus, I felt like taking a step back from all the hectics, to observe what is happening. We are all trying to understand how this situation is affecting us, in different ways on different levels. Not just work related, but emotionally and spiritually as well. I like to share a different light on the matter. But before I continue, I like to mention that everything is energy. The energy we send out, reflects back at us like a mirror, shaping our reality. This is not my wisdom, all credits go to Albert Einstein.
The news around the coronavirus shared through the ether in the past weeks, definitely created an energetic wave, that is now followed by quarantine measures by governments desperately trying to control the situation and preventing it from escalating. Each person responds different to the situation, based on the lens through which they see the world. I actually had many thoughts running through my mind, varying from, let’s ignore this, it will pass to ‘is this a calm before this wave hits in full force’, to some ideas that I won’t allow a platform, for energy’s sake. Reason enough for me to retract and introspect, which lead to an ‘Aha moment. I like to focus on the positive and empowering thought behind it, that came to me. Which is – “Is this wave bridging us to a new cycle?”
Keep an open mind
I am asking you to keep an open mind. My thoughts are about shifting our mindset on the coronavirus and the quarantine measures, from a place of worry to a place of abundance. I am on a meaningful journey called True North. It is a journey to enlightenment, and discovering my North Node. It is an exciting journey, and a humbling one, because the more I discover, the less I know, but the more open I am to learn. Remember that everything is energy. The energy we send out, reflects back at us like a mirror, creating our reality. With that thought in mind, “What if the current situation actually is, a blessing in disguise, to help guide you back to your true self, while discovering your own North Node?” Let me explain.
Many people are stuck in a rat race, and out of touch with their true self, because they live a life based around their surrounding, neglecting who they really are deep down inside, not seeing the treasures they hold within. It creates a life that takes, and give’s nothing in return, for you can’t control your surroundings. So, while juggling and striving, trying to be successful, in meeting others expectations, you are really only exhausting your energy, not living to your fullest potential, and damaging your ‘self’ in the process. So what really is a definition of success, when you are feeling miserable in your own home that is you, while living a lie?
Don’t get me wrong. It is great that you can buy that beautiful house, and drive your dream car. I appreciate nice things too, and there is nothing wrong in achieving a certain status, due to knowledge and positive achievements, I will be the first, to cheer you on. But it makes no sense, staying attached to matter, and status, for the sake of seeking validation, pleasure or security and acceptance by your surroundings. It is a vicious cycle ruled by the ego, that keeps one spiraling, until the energy runs out, causing anxiety, illments, burnout and depression in the process. I know it does, because I have been there a few times.
What if, the pandemic pause actually is, a blessing in disguise?
The quarantine measures, are forcing us to slow down life in general right now. Which means we are being presented with a great opportunity, to slow down our personal experience of life, leaving room for evaluation and introspection. A thought that may not apeal to the mind right away, because maybe it doesn’t like what it’s presented with. But what if, this is your wake up call. What if, in all the discomfort of the slowmotion, you finally have a chance to seek answers, and find truth about who you really are? What you really want from life, that aligns with your true purpose, and surrounds you with the people who see and love you for who you truly are, without a mask.
Therefore, is this pandemic pause, actually a blessing in disguise? Is it the Universe’s way of intervening, by creating a wave for you to surf, and help bridging your gap towards a new cycle? A cycle that helps you heal and transcend to a higher sense of self? I don’t have all the answers, I am just here to share my thoughts on the matter, and open a dialogue. I do know that the Universe is abundant, and every day we have a chance to start a new, if you see from a conscious mind and put your heart and soul into it