“Control your own mind. Or somebody else will.”—Tony Robbins
Thought I’d share some of the things I’ve been using to keep me from jumping on the fear train.
1. Needless to say, I turn to A Course in Miracles where I’m assured that my claim to miracles is not dependent on the rituals of medicine, economics, religion, government, etc. I get miracles for free because of who I am, because of what (not who) the Dude is. And I remember my mantra: I could see peace instead of this.
2. I practice gratitude. For example, how cool is it that, right now, all that is not essential is being stripped away. Who can even look at ads for tanning beds or smart wash carpet cleaners?
Although Greta Thunberg got a jump on most of us when she refused to comply with society’s accepted structures (school, business as usual, etc), she was basically saying what we’re all being shown right now.
Our culture and its dominant messaging is created by consultants and think tanks and marketers who see us, not as human beings, but as suckers who are only here to buy their stories, their brands and their products. All of that nonsense is going down.
The guy who hoarded all the toilet paper is really no different than the current “winners” of the capitalist, anti-life system we’ve all been playing into. Now, we can see it for the sham it is. It offers no real security. It’s all made up. For this I say hallelujah!
3. I’m also grateful we’ve got proof of what we spiritual types have been touting for eons: we are all connected and interwoven. We’re all basically the same person.
And if a tiny invisible virus can spread across the globe this quickly, if it can upend everything we mistaken believed was our security, think how fast we could transmit a different, truer story. A story of love. Of connection. Of oneness.
Now’s the time to forget monetizing, marketing, media. I’m using this enormous gift of time by turning to the natural world that isn’t complaining, isn’t worrying, isn’t stockpiling.
It continues to give of its gifts–music (thank you birds), impending shade (thank you trees), beautiful colors (thank you flowers).
And I ask myself, what gift do I have to give?
That’s all any of us ever wanted to do anyway. To love and to give of our gifts.
Many folks are eager to return to “life as we knew it,” but I no longer want to cling to that made-up world.
I’m eager for the new one that’s emerging. Birth, as we moms know so well, is messy, sometimes painful. But wow! Look at the gift on the other side.
This is our opportunity, guys, to create a better, truer, more loving world.
Pam Grout is the author of 20 books including E-Squared, E-Cubed, Thank & Grow Rich and her latest book, The Course in Miracles Experiment: A Starter Kit for Rewiring Your Mind (And Therefore Your World)