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March 17, 2020

Finding Peace in the Pause: COVID-19 forcing us to pause and reflect on the ripples


Am I right? This world that we are living in is crazy right now. There is chaos everywhere you turn. The stores are sold out of toilet paper and bread, folks are forced to stay home with their families, and Amazon has even said they will no longer send out non-essential products. AHHHHH! What is this world we are living in?

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on China and Italy. We are hearing these devastating facts as us Americans are sitting at home wondering if we can go to the Chick-fil-A drive thru later.

But for some of us, we are experiencing a leveling up so to speak.

We are finding this peace in the pause, forced pause.

It’s almost as if Gaia said “Here Universe- hold my tea! Let’s wake up these pesky humans!”

And we are listening! We can finally hear because we are forced to slow it down. We are forced to turn off and tune in.

The other evening I felt such an overwhelming sensation of anxiety take over my whole body. Worried about the health of my fellow humans, the economy, how we will survive this. I sat to meditate and could barely turn off my mind to tune in to my heart. Now 3 days of social distancing, when I meditate, I actually feel my heart melting with compassion. I feel the sensation of my toes and my kneecaps. I can hear my heart beating and the actual texture of my breath.

Birds are flying high. The grass is turning green and the flowers are blooming. The Mother rejoices!

Perhaps we flip the script on this devastating time and take these moments of pause to pray, meditate, send love and healing energy to all of our sisters and brothers. Those still with us and those who have passed.

Perhaps we take this time to deepen our yoga and meditation practice.

Perhaps we educate ourselves on topics we have been too busy to dive deep into.

Perhaps we get to know our friends and families a little more.

Perhaps we learn a new skill such as pottery or bread making.

Heck- maybe we even spend time in nature, giving back to the Mother and thanking her for all that she provides.

Let’s find a little peace in this pause.


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