The Spring of Corona
I started this post a couple of years ago and revised it for our corona focused world. I highly recommend Charles Eisenstein’s essay called Coronation. I’m choosing the path of love and cooperation. How about you?
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Spring in the year of Trump and corona.
President Trump continues to significantly shape the tone of our country and politics.
For me, Donald Trump personifies the shadow side of our culture. He represents the ego’s need for validation, attention, and power in a desperate attempt to maintain control. Many deep thinkers and spiritual leaders believe the current problems will actually help bring about transformation as we face the dark side in our collective selves. Clearly, many things need to change, but the only aspect I can control is myself.
In these turbulent times, one of the most important things we can do is root ourselves in love and share it with the world. I strive to do this with my friends, blog, and volunteering.
We may never go back to “normal” and the way things were before the virus infected our minds and world. As others have concluded, this is probably a good thing. The way we live as a human society is not working well for the larger earth community. We need to become more balanced and integrated with the larger ecosystem that we inhabit. It doesn’t make sense to keep pursuing fame, fortune, and stuff while our personal and collective worlds decay.
Below are some highlights from Charles Eisenstein’s Coronation essay; a highly insightful reflection on our current situation.
We can take advantage of this pause, this break in normal, to turn onto a path of reunion, holism, restoring lost connections, repairing community, and rejoining the web of life.
The real virus we face is fear. Every act of compassion, kindness, courage, or generosity heals us from the story of separation. A true sovereign serves the people and life, and respects the sovereignty of all people.
No longer the vassals of fear, we can bring order to the kingdom and build an intentional society on the love already shining through the cracks of the world. ~ Charles Eisenstein
As I gradually let go of my need to control the political landscape, coronavirus, environmental disasters, and other issues beyond my control, I’ve mellowed and settled into peace and acceptance. This doesn’t mean that I don’t care, but mostly, my focus has been on personal survival with a dash of compassion. I feel more comfortable in my skin, but lack a clear direction or purpose for my life.