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Reflections on the Current Situation

Will it get better or worse?

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

Sherry McGuinn asked to share what is going on in our lives, given the current state of affairs in the following post.

I shared some of my thoughts about coronavirus, and all the attention it is getting in a recent post, along with ideas on what we may be able to do about it.

But there is more.

I’ve never felt what I am feeling right now

I don’t consider myself what they call a highly sensitive person, but I am aware of feelings that are not mine. I know how I feel and what I think, and I described them in the abovementioned post.

However, I am feeling more. Sensations that don’t belong to me. I am picking up vibes from my surroundings. I’ve become sensitive to the collective consciousness. I am in tune with the energies of others around me, and I don’t mean just those nearby. It’s weird to describe. Heck, it is weirder to experience it. I have never felt like this before.

It may sound like woo woo, but we are all connected, whether we realize it or not, whether we accept it or not. We are all parts of a human collective. We may be individuals, but we are also interconnected and interdependent. We are all in it together, and together we are going to sink or swim out of it. I feel that we will come out of this fine.

People are scared shitless but hoarding TP

Yes, there is fear all around. We humans are not comfortable with uncertainty. We fear things we don’t know, and we are scared of situations we can’t control. The news media is not much help. It thrives on bad news, so it has a vested interest in keeping people in a state of uncertainty and concern.

People act weird when they’re faced with uncertainty because they don’t know how to respond. I live in the Houston area. We get hurricanes every few years, and people stock up on supplies when there is a storm brewing in the gulf. It is standard procedure for us during the hurricane season. Since it is common, people around here are not fearful of 80MPH winds. They just hunker down.

I sense fear in the air. A hurricane we know, and we know what to do. Hunker down, or go away till it blows over. But a pandemic? We don’t know what to do with it? You can’t run from it; it’s everywhere. You can’t hide or take shelter, though that seems like the safest strategy. Distancing yourself from others as much as possible is best.

But there is also hope

And it has the upper hand, I feel. People are hopeful. They have the faith and outlook of “this too, shall pass.”

I am Muslim, and my faith teaches me that God doesn’t burden a soul more than it can bear. It also instructs you to tether your camel before putting your trust in God. In other words, do what’s 100% in your control and leave the rest up to Him.

I feel that people are more hopeful about the outcome of this situation than they are fearful. While having a positive outlook is good, or maybe even essential for a desirable result, sometimes it fools people into acting carelessly. Ask me how I know. (No, I don’t have the virus, but I’ve been a fool before.)

Sherry summed up her thoughts as thus: If we don’t get it together, if we don’t come together, we’re fucked.

What I feel, what I am picking up energetically, is that we will come together, and we will get it together. Not only that, I firmly believe that this will be one of those proverbial blessings in disguise, where we will all come together as a people, and learn what is crucial and meaningful to us as a society. I believe that this will be a cause of a public epiphany that will lead to a much-needed change.

Please share your thoughts and feelings. It is time to start a conversation about where we are and where we want to go.

And as always, Thank you for reading.

I am a self-proclaimed weirdo, Jack of Many Trades and Master of Some. I live the Freedom Lifestyle — life on my terms, and help those who are interested in doing the same. (Join the Tribe)

You can let others tell you what it means to be successful, or you can decide it for yourself.”



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Rasheed Hooda

Self-proclaimed weirdo. Jack of Many Trades, Master of Some. Author, Speaker, Photographer. He walked on Route 66 Chicago to L.A.