Lately, I’ve felt a shift in the collective energy. There’s still the collective anxiety and fear, but there’s something else - a brightness.
Being an overachiever 😄...
I was sheltering in place a week before the official order was given. That whole time, I could sense the collective fear and anxiety. And I, probably like most of you, felt like everything was just a little unnerving.
So I used my knowledge of fortifying my energetic boundaries, I prayed and I practiced self-Reiki. I pulled out all the tools I learned over the years to stay grounded and in my sovereignty.
I practiced all of this while I hid in my home with no contact with people. When I did venture outside to get gas or go grocery shopping, the air was thick with heavy emotions, it was like a miasma permeating into my soul, draining me of my vitality.
Like most, I imagine, I struggled in this existence and looked for comfort by eating junk food and mind-numbingly watching TV or surfing the internet.
Then one day, after weeks of poorly-coping, I went to the grocery store and saw people chatting and being friendly - I even accidently cut in front of someone and I was repaid with graciousness.
That’s when I noticed that something deep is changing here… and it may have a great effect on us all for years to come.
While driving on the freeway, even the drivers were kind and more patient!
Something more important than ‘just the surface layer’ anxiety is happening here. Something deeply human...
A world-wide transformation, of sorts?
When I finally ventured outside to my favorite trail, I found the makeshift free library box no longer had books on the shelf, but Iinstead I saw pasta and canned goods, free to those in need.
Soon, I began to feel something bloom inside of me and it gave way to gratitude, compassion and joy.
It was hope.
Somewhere between the onset of the pandemic and now, I had lost hope.
But… As I opened my heart up to the collective hope, I was able to connect with me again! My source, and my connection to the universe.
Once open, I was able to deeply-connect with others from a distance too. I was no longer feeling isolated and lonely. Sheltering in place did not mean isolation - it didn’t mean I couldn’t pick up the phone and talk with people, and it didn’t mean that I had to stop being of service and stop practicing Reiki.
And for me... that hope is a prelude to love, compassion and all that feels good. Hope reminded me of who I am, and I can still be of service even if I can’t do it in person.
We may not be out of this for a while, but I know for certain when we come out of this pandemic, I will bring this lesson with me.
→ I will remember and hold on tightly to hope.
What will you be bringing with you once the pandemic is over?