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Right now in the world, Covid-19, the Coronavirus, is raging in many places around the world. Countries are locking down. In some places, it’s illegal for people to be on the street with certain exceptions. There are all kinds of new rules and regulations coming into place. Some are to protect the populace and some are questionable invasions of citizen’s rights. Each country is different.
Some people are respecting the rules and warnings and some people are not.
We all have different ideas of what safety feels like, and we all have different trigger points of fear. As the U2 song says, “We’re one, but we’re not the same.” We’re not the same in our opinions and perceptions.
And so, we must respect these differences and have compassion for them.
As Thich Nhat Hanh, one of my teachers, has said, “Blaming never helps.”
A global pandemic is terrifying to a majority of people and we can respect how people feel while not giving in to the terror itself.
Terror, fear, comes from a perspective of wanting to control things that are not controllable.
“Fear cannot arise unless attack is justified, and if it had a real foundation pardon would have none. The real world is achieved when you perceive the basis of forgiveness is quite real and fully justified.” A Course in Miracles T-30.VI.3.
There will be more temptations to attack, to dispute, to make wrong than normal in this current climate of insecurity. Let’s not be tricked into believing our attack thoughts are correct. Let’s remember that “fear cannot arise unless attack is justified.” Anger and attack are so closely related, and neither is ever justifiable.
We can practice having an awareness of when we’re looking to justify our attack and our anger and lay those thoughts and beliefs on the altar. We invite the Higher Holy Spirit Self in to heal your mind about it. We will have healing as soon as we’re more willing than unwilling.
As soon as we’re more willing to let our belief go than we are willing to be righteous and right about it, the healing has happened.
Let’s go for that. More willingness.
Let’s focus on being willing to be HAPPY.
Right now, people are frightened and people are dying and people are grieving. Let’s not be petty about our grievances. I’d rather be kind to everyone now and be grateful they’re alive to annoy me.
I have a good friend who is in the hospital with this virus for 10 days now. No one can go and visit him. Lots of people are having their loved ones die in the hospital and they cannot be with them. So, if you’re finding yourself losing your patience with your loved ones, be EXTREMELY GRATEFUL they are there with you now. Raise yourself up by reaching for the Higher Holy Spirit Self. Don’t allow your vibration to fall down.
We’ll get through this and we have to do it together. LOVE is our healer. Not medicine, not food, not ventilators. LOVE.
How willing are you to practice radical patience right now? Please share in the comments below.