How do you respond to the Coronavirus?

How do you show your love and concern?

The following piece on a silver lining to Coronavirus was sent to me by a friend.  It was written by “Kristin Flyntz, the Content Director at Ascensus. She is deep, wise and intuitive thinker. Read her words. It may be that the virus is speaking through her to us all

An Imagined Letter from Covid-19 to Humans

Stop. Just stop.

It is no longer a request. It is a mandate.

We will help you.

We will bring the supersonic, high speed merry-go-round to a halt 

We will stop

the planes

the trains

the schools

the malls 

the meetings

the frenetic rush of illusions and “obligations” that keep you from hearing our single and shared beating heart,

the way we breathe together, in unison.

 

Our obligation is to each other,

As it has always been, even if, even though, you have forgotten.

We will interrupt this broadcast, the endless cacophonous broadcast of divisions and distractions, 

to bring you this long-breaking news:

We are not well. 

None of us; all of us are suffering. 

 

Last year, the firestorms that scorched the lungs of the earth

did not give you pause. 

Nor the typhoons in Africa ,China, Japan.

Nor the fevered climates in Japan and India. 

You have not been listening. 

 

It is hard to listen when you are so busy all the time, hustling to uphold the comforts and conveniences that scaffold your lives. 

But the foundation is giving way,

buckling under the weight of your needs and desires. 

 

We will help you.

We will bring the firestorms to your body

We will bring the fever to your body

We will bring the burning, searing, and flooding to your lungs 

that you might hear:

 

We are not well. 

Despite what you might think or feel, we are not the enemy.

We are Messenger. We are Ally. We are a balancing force.

 

We are asking you:

To stop, to be still, to listen;

To move beyond your individual concerns and consider the concerns of all;

To be with your ignorance, to find your humility, to relinquish your thinking minds and travel deep into the mind of sanity.

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If you see some silver lining to to the world situation and like these thoughts, please pass the piece along to your friends. We can help one another with actions of caring.