Sunday, April 19, 2020

Covid19 - Part 2

Things are not normal in our lives right now.  They are actually far from normal.  As you are all well aware, we are being asked to stay home unless we have to go out.  When we do go out, we are asked to wear masks to cover our noses and mouths.  We're being asked to wear gloves.  We're being asked to stay at least six feel away from people that do not live in the same house as we do.

Because of all this, many people are experiencing anxiety and depression.  Some people feel like their lives are out of their control.  It has been a very difficult time for many, many people.

The other day while I was outside something occurred to me.  Although MANY things have changed recently, MANY things have not.  The sun, moon and stars are still shining.  The rain is still raining.  The snow is still snowing.  The wind is still blowing.  Trees are still blossoming.  Grass is growing.  Flowers are blooming.  There are still fabulous sunrises and sunsets.

I guess what I am trying to say is that although a lot has changed, a lot is still the same.  So if you are starting to feel a little anxious, try to focus on the things that have stayed the same instead of what has changed.  Hopefully it will help you feel grounded and help you remember that these changes aren't going to last forever.  Hang in there!

Love,  Paula

Friday, April 10, 2020

Covid19 - A Different Perspective

As I've mentioned in previous blogs, I am a Reiki Master Teacher.  As such, I am often asked to give talks to different organizations.  Since Reiki is an energy therapy, I usually start by talking about energy.  You're made of energy, I'm made of energy and the space in between is energy.  It's ALL the same "stuff" and that's how we are all connected - all one - no matter where in the world we live.  WE ARE ALL ONE.  WE ARE ALL CONNECTED.

Let me give you a visual.  Look at your hand.  At the tip of your hand you will see four fingers and a thumb.  They are all individual, right?  They even have separate names;  we have the thumb, the index finger, the middle finger, the ring finger and the baby finger...separate.  BUT they are all connected to the hand which again is separate.  We have a left hand and a right hand.  They are totally different hands, but look.  The hands are connected to the arms which are connected to the body.  The head and legs etc are also connected to the body.  You get the idea.  All these individual parts make up ONE body.

It's the same with all of us.  We're individual people, but all connected by the space/energy in between us.  Together we make up the human body.  Add all the plants, animals, air and water.  That makes up the body of planet Earth.

What we do as an "individual" affects everyone and everything on our beautiful planet.  If you don't believe that, look at what is happening all around us now.  The Covid19 Pandemic is world-wide because of how much we connect as the human race.  Because of the spread of the virus and the unbelievable amount of hospitalization and even deaths it has caused, we are being asked to change the way we envision a different world, a better world for the future.  We are being asked to stay home unless it is necessary to go out.  Families are becoming families again and doing things TOGETHER.  They are not just people that live in the same house and nod at each other while they pass by.  They are eating together, playing games together and talking.

You could look at this pandemic as a time of darkness, but I prefer to see the light.  Families are healing, friendships are healing, priorities are healing and even Mother Earth herself is healing..  Her air quality is better than it has been in a VERY long time.  Her waters are getting cleaner and more pure as each day passes.

Our thoughts, words and actions are very powerful magnets that draw the type of things that we focus on into our lives.  If you focus on all the negative things that are going on because of the virus - and there are many - then you will probably draw fear, anxiety and depression into your life.  But if you can see and focus on all the positive things that are coming because of the virus - and there are many - you will get through this with peace, joy and love in your heart.


Love, Paula