As every individual human being has their ups and downs, so does mankind. Each of us regularly faces various hardships, which are, in fact, results of our prolonged periods of stagnation in numerous areas of our life. That’s the purpose of every hardship-an opportunity for awakening, for change.
Collective entities like families, nations, or the whole of humanity, also experience recurring challenges, similar to individuals. Whenever there is stagnation and lethargy in our collective mind, a big change is inevitable.
Our species is facing difficult times. The history of mankind is rich with these episodes-wars, diseases, earthquakes, floods, economic crises… We are currently experiencing such a period. The COVID-19 pandemic is a harsh reminder for us all to wake up.
Our collective mind is overwhelmed with this pandemic. Our individual minds are immersed in this sea of fear and anxiety, too. Can you feel it? Do you often find yourself thinking about coronavirus threat, numerous fatalities, looming danger of becoming infected, or the economic crisis it has already generated? Most probably you do. The majority of people are strongly drawn to that whirlpool.
Anxiety and fear are the natural response to the unknown, and these conditions are certainly abundant with many unknowns and concerns. So, do not blame yourself or others for that.
How to Cope with COVID-19 Fear?
So, what can one do in this situation? Here are some guidelines for staying healthy, safe, mentally and emotionally stable, and even for turning this challenging time into a unique opportunity for your development.
1. Follow the Instructions of Authorities
This is the first and most important thing. Follow all the instructions and measures imposed by the government and medical authorities. This is essential.
3. Apply the ATI Technique Whenever Possible
To overcome the fear and anxiety related to COVID-19, my strong recommendation is to use a quick but very effective mental/emotional technique that may be applied in every other situation as well. Its name is Accepting the Temporary I (ATI).
As soon as you learn it, you will instantly recognize its astonishing efficiency. Whenever you become aware of your anxiety or fear, apply the ATI method and you will sense an immediate relief.
So, when you want to dissolve an unwanted experience with the ATI technique, you will:
1) Direct your attention to it and pinpoint its location (if possible);
2) Feel your “Temporary I” from which you are experiencing the content, and finally,
3) Completely accept the “Temporary I.”
Temporary I is your current I-feeling. It is the place or small area in your body where you feel your sense of “I” is most noticeable at that particular moment.
The ATI technique is described in detail here, while the concept of Temporary I and how to find it is depicted here.
You can do the ATI in countless common situations, especially in coping with typical anxiety, such as the fear of COVID-19 pandemic and its possible disastrous consequences.
For example, if you become aware that you are overwhelmed with fretful thoughts, you can accept and dissolve your Temporary I from which you are experiencing them. They will disappear, at least for a while. Or, if you find yourself flooded with emotions of fear, worry, angst, or anger, notice the location of your Temporary I and accept it.
Of course, if this mind content on which you were doing the ATI arises again, just repeat the procedure until it vanishes. Similarly, if you are in the company of a nervous or irritating person, you may quietly accept several times the Temporary I from which you are feeling the annoyance.
While you are reading articles or watching the TV news about the disease, try to do the ATI as many times as possible. This will make you stable and immune to all these bothersome influences.
Each time you do the ATI, you will notice that your unwanted mental or emotional content has vanished. At least for a while, you are free from it. However, as the ATI is only a basic Reintegration technique, it does not deal with the root of your problems.
After some practice, you will do each step of the ATI fast and easy, so the whole process will take you no more than five to ten seconds.
Mindfulness is the practice of being consciously present in the Now whenever and wherever possible. The more you develop this skill, the more you will be free from all kinds of unnecessary thoughts, body tension, disturbing emotions, and, of course, the COVID-19 anxiety.
You have to do any activity fully conscious of yourself and of the activity itself.
Although many people don’t consider it as strictly spiritual, mindfulness indeed is a purely divine practice. It leads you to your true nature while dissolving your inner conflicts softly and almost imperceptibly. Moreover, every conscious moment in the Now will gradually accumulate and make your whole life easier. It will abate or even prevent challenges.
When mindfulness becomes your intrinsic way of living, you will enjoy every task, you will become light and, in a strange way, even transparent. You will start sensing some inexplicable joy and deep inner peace. You will feel love more and more, both to yourself and the people around you.
On the Reintegration website, you can find an excerpt from my book “Inner Peace, Outer Success” about mindfulness. It describes this practice in numerous everyday situations, including how to develop specific mindfulness triggers - situations that your subconscious mind instantly recognizes as automatic activators of your conscious presence.
Accordingly, you may create mindfulness triggers from the fear and excessive thinking about this pandemic. Thus, whenever you find yourself thinking about the disease, or fearing it, you will automatically become consciously present and your thoughts and anxiety will subside.
5. Meditate Regularly
Steady meditation practice has a variety of benefits. It will provide you with additional love, health, strength, calmness, creativity, clarity, and smoothness in your life. It will surely help you a lot in these times of pandemic.
Meditation goes side by side with mindfulness. Without regular meditation sittings, your mindfulness can easily lose its foundation. Therefore, it is highly recommended to practice them concurrently.
You have countless varieties of meditation at your disposal. Within the Reintegration System, you can choose, for example, pure awareness or body/emotional awareness meditation, which are quite similar to those presented by Eckhart Tolle. You could also practice loving-kindness meditation, which is, in my opinion, very important. Meditation practice may also be focused on a mindful walk, open-focus awareness, acceptance, relaxation with the reintegration of subconscious structures, etc.
One example of “pure awareness” meditation technique is the following:
Relax. Ask yourself: “What will be my next thought?” Then just wait for the next thought, being curious and alert. This will easily bring you into Pure Consciousness, a state of Presence. Whenever something comes into your mind and disturbs your Presence, accept it wholeheartedly and go back to your question which will return you to the Presence. After some practice, you will be able to enter the state of Pure Consciousness without using any questions. The goal is merely to stay in this thoughtless state as long as possible.
You can also stick to traditional approaches, like numerous Buddhist or Yoga meditations. Keep in mind, though, that some of these traditional methods require the practitioner to stick with all other practices within that particular system.
It is essential to discipline yourself and have at least one, 15-minute meditation session every day. However, I would recommend creating an everyday habit of meditating twice a day, at least 15 minutes in the morning and the same duration in the evening. These sitting sessions should be scheduled for the same periods of the day, if possible.
Meditation will also release huge “amounts” of inner obstacles to any of your life goals, and will gradually erase all your negative tendencies, including laziness.
6. Do Your Best to Help People and Society
Helping your community, apart from its unquestionable ethical value, will significantly increase your overall level of energy and happiness.
This could mean, for example, helping an elderly neighbor get groceries. Or, maybe you could donate blood (with all measures of precautions), share some supplies or knowledge, volunteer in various charity organizations, donate money…
Avoid “panic buying.” Encourage others, give them your support in any way you possibly can, you won’t regret it! That’s a win-win situation.
This is a very interesting practice with which you will be releasing a lot of negative thoughts and accumulated stress during the day. There are many types of journaling, but, for me, the most interesting are the following:
You can find on the Internet guidelines on how to do all of the varieties of this practice.
8. Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle
Exercise when possible. There are countless of possible exercises. For all of us who are staying at home during the lockdown, I recommend the exercises advised by healthline.com: lunges, pushups, squats, standing overhead dumbbell presses, dumbbell rows, single-leg deadlifts, burpees, side planks, sit-ups, and glute bridge. Everything is well depicted here.
Maintain a healthful diet. It typically includes a variety of fruits, nuts, and vegetables of many colors, whole grains and starches, fish, good fats, and lean proteins. Avoid processed foods and sugar-heavy drinks. Eating healthfully also means avoiding foods with high amounts of added salt and sugar.
Of course, there are many other recommendations for your life during the coronavirus lockdown, such as:
This infection has become present at all levels of our existence – in the collective subconscious of our species; at the level of international organizations and communities; almost all nations are already dealing with it very seriously; global and national economies are severely affected, too; almost all corporations and companies are suffering; families have drastically changed their behavior; the media are talking incessantly about the pandemic; a great majority of us, on the individual level, are frequently thinking and talking about the virus… While not yet physically all-pervading, it’s present everywhere in our mental and emotional inner space.
The calamities like this one possess a huge gravitational force that attracts and swallows up a lot of individual and group energy of people. We may call it the morphogenetic field (or morphic field).
Morphic fields are, in fact, self-sustained clumps of (usually negative) emotional group energies that tend to grow with time. They are semi-conscious entities which are “feeding” themselves with energies of similar nature radiated from people. COVID-19, like all other diseases, is such an entity, while its physical carrier is the virus SARS-CoV-2.
Destructive morphic fields are often accumulated around “dark forces entities,” that, do not be fooled, DO exist. Certainly, this is the case with this disease, too.
How do we know that these forces might be greatly involved in this global occurrences? Well, we can see what the immediate outcomes of this pandemic are: death, suffering, fear, distance, isolation… These are the attributes of dark influences.
How can we defend ourselves from such entities and energies?
In the “Power of Now”, Tolle gives us some very useful advice related to the very moment when the pain attacks: “If you are able to stay alert and present at that time and watch whatever you feel within, rather than be taken over by it, it affords an opportunity for the most powerful spiritual practice, and a rapid transmutation of all past pain becomes possible.”
In general, you need to be strongly determined to working on yourself. Regular meditation and mindfulness will calm the mind and cleanse the heart. But this is often not enough. It is necessary to actively develop love for oneself and for all beings. Love, a tranquil mind and purity of the heart attract the Beings of Light and their help.
First, if you get any symptoms that may point to COVID-19 disease (e.g., fever, cough, and difficult breathing), you must seek medical care immediately and self-isolate from others in the household.
If the medical authorities involved in your treatment agree, you may also use some additional healing strategies to aid in your recovery on top of your existing treatment. These processes should be considered only as a supplement, and not a replacement for proper medical treatment.
In addition to the Reintegration System’s typical approaches, I would recommend distance Reiki healing. Reiki is given over a distance while you are lying down or sleeping. The session lasts 45 minutes. What’s even more important, the sessions are FREE during the lockdown. So, hurry up and schedule a session. To do that, contact our Core team member Anissa Picard. Of course, the number of sessions is limited, so there is no guarantee that you will get a time slot.
I would also wholeheartedly endorse a very important resource for healing: Donna Eden’s Energy Medicine. Invisible energies within our beings are extremely important in all our attempts to strengthen our immune systems and develop a healthy lifestyle. Donna Eden’s system has greatly improved many people’s lives, including mine, too. It is a wonderful addition to the medical prevention and treatment.
Two Sides of the Coin
Yes, this disease has resulted in thousands of deaths all over the world. The healthcare workers are exhausted and desperate as never before in the last 75 years after WWII. This novel coronavirus named SARS-CoV-2 and its disease COVID-19 has caused global fear, anguish, and a huge economic crisis. Many people will inevitably lose their jobs, sooner or later. A lot of suffering worldwide…
On the flip side, this pandemic also has its benefits. It forces irresponsible people to become more self-disciplined; it gives the majority of population an opportunity for pause and self-contemplation; it brings families together; it teaches us about the importance of life, health, and hygiene habits; it points to the transient nature of the material world; it teaches us about the true values, like compassion, solidarity, mercy, and kindness…
One thing is certain: humanity will never be the same when this storm passes. For most of us, life will be different.
I wish you a healthy and peaceful life in this challenging period.
Have a nice day and take care! :-)
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