May the Force be with You
by Leslie Sann
Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.
By the way, I heard they found the guy who started all this Corona Chaos. His name is Ah Choo.
Okay I know you are groaning. Fair enough AND one of the many ways to build resilience and immunity is to LAUGH! Or in this case groan with a smile on your face.
We can all choose a point of view as to how we are going to relate to Life. Some see Life as happening to them. Others see Life as a challenge they can meet and overcome.
With that in mind let’s look at germ theory which says germs make us sick, versus building immunity which says we keep strong in response of germs and stay healthy.
Germ theory suggests there’s something out there that’s trying to getcha. Germs happen and make you sick. Thus, we’re victim to our circumstances. We then separate from our ability to take actions that will help us.
The ability to take action is my definition of power. Feeling fearful of Out There (example: virus) disempowers us. A result is we are stimulated into survival reactivity. Hormones flood the body, such as cortisol, thus diminishing our immunity.
What is true is that Life is always happening. Corona Chaos is a moment in time showing us all that Life is uncertain. I trust that no matter how long you have lived on this planet you have realized that Life has Its own agenda. Corona Chaos is just happening to everyone at the same time. It’s obvious to everyone, we are not in control.
Life IS unpredictable and out of our control. You knew that, yes?
Like the weather Life does what It does. Mother Nature doesn’t care what you think about her. It’s up to you to decide how you are going to relate to the howling wind, the pouring rain, the sleet, the blistering heat. Complaining, worrying, anxiety won’t change the weather conditions.
Just because Life is unpredictable doesn’t mean that we can’t do something about it. Leading me back to the theory of immunity. We have the choice to nourish “this package” we come in on all levels. We can take care of ourselves physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. In doing so, we build resilience in the face of adversity.
- eating nutritionally and taking supplments
- keeping myself emotionally clear by calming disturbance
- monitoring where I place my mental focus
- refusing to entertain negative opinions and judgments
- being careful about what information I take in
- paying attention to “good things happening”
- laughing, smiling, making jokes, acting silly
- nurturing my spiritual connection throughout the day.
- … and more
Bottom line: I take care of me so that I am resilient in the face of negativity — whether it is an emotional upset, a mental disturbance — or a virus.
I’d prefer not to get sick. If I do though, I imagine recovering quickly. This is not magical thinking. I am doing everything I know to build immunity and increase my resilience.
We are responsible for the gift of this body that we live in. There’s more we can do in addition to staying home, keeping social distancing and washing our hands.
One thing you can do is to strengthen your lungs, oxygenate your blood, alkalize your body.
May the Force be with you.
Take care of you. Blessings,