Slowing down, waking up

COVID is an undoubtedly tragic event that will cause ripples across all our lives. As I looked out at the gorgeous evening sky today I realized that hidden in our challenge is a growing awareness.

As factories are shuttered and travel all but stops, we are finally collectively doing the thing that allows the earth to heal herself. Perhaps we will see how changing the way we live can improve our lives and health, and the health of the planet.

Adopting remote work, reducing travel, simplifying our lives… I welcome this awareness.


10 Tips for life in quarantine

  1. Get out in nature. Being outside is not in and of itself dangerous, and it is so healing to your mind and body.
  2. Get exercise, even if you have to adopt a new routine. Keep up the program, it’s healthy and will keep your immune system up.
  3. Keep up your spiritual practice, don’t let the change of routine throw you off.
  4. If you’re invested in the markets, don’t sell anything. Consider buying real estate if you can. Cryptocurrency is on sale too. This too shall pass and the market rewards bravery.
  5. Drink plenty of water, limit sugar. Try to stick to a healthy diet as much as possible.
  6. Ask for help if you need it, there are people able and willing to assist.
  7. If you aren’t in a high risk group, don’t go to the hospital if you are sick. Isolate at home and allow the hospital to serve the elderly.
  8. If you know a health care worker, offer to help if they need. Many will have children out of school and grueling schedules. They could use our help as they are vital right now.
  9. Love one another. Send love when others send hate and fear. They know not what they do, and they will be healed with your universal love.
  10. Find the positive in the negative, especially for children. Play games, catch up on Disney flicks (frozen and frozen ii are amazingly spiritual!) and have fun together. You’ve just been given the gift of time!