We have been adapting to the mandate for social distancing for a couple of weeks now. Our normal way of life has ground to a halt, and we are left with opportunity to catch up with our inner life, if that is what we choose to do. I choose a prayer life as to neglect this is, for me, the certain path to worry and anxiety over which I can do – NOT MUCH!
A visit to the store last payday revealed the shelves still bare of paper goods, but people were being much more sensible and buying out the food too. I made certain to thank the workers in the grocery store, whom I usually take for granted, for being on the line. They are at risk as are our hospital personnel and they are keeping life running, as are the truck and transportation drivers. Some local school bus drivers have been asked to drive food to hungry children. You are awesome! That what we take for granted can become a hero’s journey, just to get up and go to work during this time of fear.
I want to draw attention to a special fire tending ceremony that will be ongoing until -I believe- April 12, for those who might want to participate. Renee Baribeau, the Practical Shaman, has asked her Winter Solstice Fire Tenders (all you need is a candle and an altar, friends) to join again in coming together to direct our intentions to burn this COVID-19 situation through more quickly. You can sign up here. Renee also has a Spring Wind Class coming up, which may be just the thing to go deeply within during these troubled times. I have taken several classes with Renee, and have come out deeper in soul and more directed in purpose.
Creator, as these times keep us isolated from one another, I want to thank you for what a great job my state New York and Governor Cuomo are ding to stay on top of the rapidly changing scenarios of this virus. For those who are not taking this seriously, bring them to a change of heart. Let us remember we are a collective and can do much to help the situation just by staying home! Amen