During times of challenge, it is even more important for us to be centered and grounded to our inner Spirit. With the many shifts and changes we are all experiencing in our daily routines and lives at this time, our ever-present true Self--our Higher Spirit Self, the calm and quiet presence within--is always there to teach us, lead us, and show us the way. It is during times like these that it is vital to listen to and follow the guidance of Spirit, our Inner Teacher of Peace.
This is such an opportune time to commit to and deepen the cultivation of the practice of presence in our daily lives. In regards to the coronavirus pandemic, yes we each take the necessary precautions to keep ourselves, families, and others safe and healthy, and do what feels best and comfortable for us in the outer world.
At the same time, at the level of the mind, our inner world, we can choose how we look at things and what we would like to focus on. We choose what we want to listen to or focus on from outside sources and what we communicate and express, and also on what we choose to focus upon from within as well. And we can look at it all with compassion, love, and understanding. We can move through this global experience and each and every one of life's experiences (there really is no difference) through presence, peace, and with Spirit.
Spirit is readily available to support us at all times and in all ways. There is no problem that is too big or too small and Spirit recognizes that all problems are really the same and that there is always just one solution. LOVE.
There is a lovely lesson (# 21) from A Course in Miracles, "I am determined to see things differently." We can always choose how to view any situation, problem, person, the self, or anything. We can look at it through the vision of Spirit (love) or through fear (ego/judgement).
When there are times that I observe that I am not feeling complete peace, I remind myself of this statement from A Course in Miracles. When I remember that I can see the particular situation differently, choose how I want to feel and at the same time I release any judgement in how I am feeling and what is occurring, a shift occurs right away. The weight is lifted when I choose to see it all through love instead.
By being willing and determined to see things differently, we open ourselves to Spirit to gently take us by the hand, and lead us to seeing things differently, through peace, love, and harmony. We no longer choose to feel stuck. We can ask Spirit to help us to see whatever is causing us any distress, through Love and divine Truth. As we do so, judgement falls away and we remember once again who we, everyone, and everything truly is. Perfect, whole, complete, divine. That is what we are.
This is truly a time of transformation on the planet when we all have the opportunity to whole-heartedly make the choice to stay anchored to our true Self/Spirit, to release judgement and replace it with compassion for ourselves and all others, and to be truly helpful. Let us make the choice to stay committed to living our magnificence!