What if COVID-19 is bringing us back?
Bringing us back to what is essential, fundamental
What if we have long forgotten how to feel connection?
How to connect throughout the mundane, the everyday
What if this is a big lesson for the people of Earth?
A lesson of community, love, resilience and patience
What if what we are gaining so much more than we are losing?
We lose money, we gain appreciation
We lose control, we gain surrender
We lose each other, we gain new ways to connect
We gain time alone
We gain time with nature
We gain joy from simple and meaningful interactions
We gain gratitude for our fellow humans, the communities we stand with
We gain gratitude for the gift of living on Earth
When did we lose this?
When did we stop seeing beauty in the everyday?
When did our appreciation become replaced by competition, power, control and fear?
And WHAT IF fear is the true killer here?
Fear is what fuels the compounded suffering
Suffering is what breaks our collective hearts
The trees, the birds, the plants have long known
How to weather this storm from the start
They are stoic, patient and ready to be reborn
For they have endured change a time or two
Their wisdom fills the air, the fire, the water and the earth
Their steady grace is not anew
They have compassion for our suffering,
Sometimes immediately upon birth
The trees never question love
The plants never question love
The birds never question love
They are free to be
Each moment, a moment
Soon passes, another comes
Attachment is not in their vocabulary
They are masters of change and uncertainty
Nature is often brutal, but they survive
Without the need to control, and without collective fear
They know collective fear will only bring them down
Together, make them droop and wither
Make them die off, go extinct
Instead, they choose to build each other up
They understand and respect the circle of life
The tree people have an incredibly rooted community
Equality, cohesion, interdependence and TRUST
Many storms they have been through
And they do not question it
They know more will soon come
They have much compassion for us humans
We are bound by our fears and our suffering
It is difficult for us to ride the currents of weather
No matter sunshine, frost or isolation
We must resist, and fight, and fear, and fight, and fear
The tree people know how to hunker down
They know how to ride it out
Many moons have gone by
They still stand strong and true
Undeterred by a storm
How can we listen to the trees?
How can we listen to the plants, the birds, the whispers of the wind?
They have been through this before
It is when we get caught up in suffering
What if our fear is what is preventing us?
We sink, we drown
But what if it is possible to swim through the journey?
The trees, the plants, the birds never give up
Within any weather pattern
They know this too, shall pass
Can we remain open in times of challenge, isolation, change?
Open to hear the messages, the LOVE exchange
Between all Life on Earth
WHAT IF COVID-19 is the perfect breeding grounds for a NEW WAY?
A new way of connection, love, community, and appreciation
For the circle of life
For its waves
For its peaks and valleys
For its burning flames of change
What if Earth knows how to be reborn?
What if we are meant to weather this storm?
And come out stronger, and braver, with more LOVE than before
Come out with greater CONNECTION
We just have to open our eyes
Receive the LOVE of being alive
And offer LOVE to those whose life cycle will soon end
Only to be reborn again
What if we will soon see?
That we are always where we are meant to be
Channeling & Poem by Shanin Weisberg