My intention for this open letter is to propose a shift in perspective whenever we hear COVID-19. That instead of fear, worry, and panic, we bring our attention to more empowering thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors.
Hi Beautiful Shining Soul,
I don’t usually write about current events, but in light of what’s currently happening in our world, I want to give my two cents about COVID-19.
But I won’t write about the virus, the panic, the fear…
Instead, let me share with you how I’m redefining COVID-19:
Whenever we are faced with something beyond our control, such as an outbreak, it’s easy to fall into the trap of helplessness and powerlessness.
But we have to remember that no matter what is happening around us, we do have the power to choose how we respond.
So shift your perspective and bring your attention to what you do have control of. And then, do what you can do to be safe, healthy, and well.
If all the news about the outbreak is stressing you out, choose to limit your exposure to fear-inducing news and expose yourself to more uplifting and high-vibe materials.
Safeguard yourself against the virus by following the safety precautions (that, honestly, we should have been doing outbreak or not).
Wash your hands. Nourish your body with healthy food. Get enough sleep to strengthen your immune system. Keep yourself hydrated. Get active and moving.
And please, please, PLEASE…let us have the common courtesy of covering our mouths whenever we sneeze or cough!
Behind every problem is an opportunity. And what we’re experiencing right now is no different.
Perhaps this is a call to action from our loving Universe to be more loving, kind, and empathetic.
Perhaps this is the Universe shining a light to the trajectory of the world and of humanity (if we continue living our lives the way that we are living our lives now, that is).
It doesn’t even need to be in a macro scale.
Perhaps this is an opportunity for us to prioritize our health and wellness; to have a more loving relationship with our body — cells, organs, systems, the whole enchilada!
Perhaps this is an opportunity for us to be more mindful of what is working in our lives and be more appreciative of what we have.
Personally, I feel that one opportunity here is to be more present and mindful of how we are living our lives.
Let’s face it…
Not everything that we see in our social media feeds are true. (Gasp!)
And not every forwarded message from “reliable sources” are actually reliable. (Double gasp!)
I know how important it is to share information that could help others. #SharingIsCaring, right?
But sometimes, sharing without verifying the information and the source could potentially cause more harm than good.
Our minds are great worrywarts. Our minds like to make catastrophe out of a current situation or imagine a catastrophe out of a future situation.
So before you believe anything and hit Share and Forward, take some time to do a little bit of research.
And while I do err on the side of caution and that it’s better to be safe than sorry, we do have to be more mindful of what we’re putting out into the world.
Check and verify, else we unintentionally feed our own fears and that of others.
Do you know the fastest way to shift into a more high-vibe energy? Adopting an attitude of gratitude!
Transmute energy of doubts, worries, and fears by intentionally looking for something to be grateful for.
Our brains are wired to notice the negative — problems, what’s not working, dangerous situations, etc. And this is good because the primary function of our brain is to protect us for our survival.
But here’s the thing…The same function that protects us also predisposes us to have a more negative disposition.
That is why we need to be more intentional and shift our perspective, so we can have a more positive disposition.
One helpful practice to cultivate optimism and resilience is to live in awe and gratitude.
So make it a daily habit to identify what you are grateful for. Because if there’s one thing I’m sure of, there is always, always, ALWAYS something to be grateful for.
To end, I’d like to come full circle and repeat this truth: YOU CONTROL how you decide to respond to what’s happening (and not happening) in your life.
So ask yourself:
“How would I like to live my one and only life?
Would I like to live in fear?
Or would I like to live in peace?”
This is not about ignoring and denying the bad things that are happening. Rather, this is about deciding to shift our perspective.
That no matter what, we are choosing to live our best lives, to make the most of what’s happening in our lives, and to adopt better models of reality that serve our highest good (and the highest good of all).
BONUS: 19 Empowering Models of Reality
Now this has been a long read already, so let me end this post here. And then, come back next week!
I’ll be sharing with you 19 Empowering Models of Reality that I am personally adopting into my life.
As my mentor Vishen Lakhiani said, “your version of reality doesn’t just impact you; they impact the people around you.”
Peace, Love, and Light!
ps. Let us do what we can to raise the vibration and collective consciousness of our planet. If you find this post helpful, please do consider sharing this with your family and friends. (Thanks, love!)
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