THIS IS BEING TWEAKED AS EVENTS UNFOLD
I take a break from my church of England [sic] series to speak out about the spread of fear via disease. I’m not going to even name that virus…
My fear is not of the disease, or dying, but how it’s handled and what it means.
Someone aptly said: what are they hiding or wanting us to look away from?
When wide outbreaks of disease occur, it is during times of unrest. I thought this when visiting the Real Mary King’s Close in Edinburgh regarding the C17 plague. This was a dramatic century. I question the official story of the start of the plague and the fires that wiped it out, and note that it coincided with new religious groups and the restoration of traditional power who persecuted those groups.
V for Vendetta is a fictional story about a disease that spreads, and a new fascist leader has the antidote…
This virus has come amid so much turmoil, at a time when we’re already being watched.
I’m concerned at calls to curtail the net. This means that censorship can come in through a back door. There’s a difference between unhelpful advice and stopping people from writing who might disagree with the official version. What matters is being discerning about the source.
I wonder if, beyond the biological causes, that people are simply more prone to disease during times of war, faminine, austerity, dictatorial leadership. Just as spiritual people see the environmental crisis as more than banning plastic and fracking, mass illness is also a symptom of gross imbalance and injustice. It means we’ve lost our alignment.
Like war, a disease is a form of central population control by fear. Compliance seems a duty to assist with a common cause. It allows people to be contained and tracked – and worse of all, to be isolated and deprived of care and contact at the time we most need it.
Forensics should never mean we forego farewells.
It’s disturbing when a hug becomes an act of defiance. But as a graffitist wrote, defiance is an act of hope.
I question whether isolation and vaccination are the only and best responses.
The answers to an epidemic are not ultimately found in a lab – which is why I didn’t like the film Contagion. It worries me that this disease, 9 years on, has several similarities.
The problem is that the medical model works on only one level of understanding – what those in woo woo circles call lower energies/vibrations. It’s from an empirical, logic base – although this isolation has issues on that level, for it affects the economy and mental health in favour of physical, and means that resources and services could run out, causing greater panic and more deaths. What we need is a deeper, higher response that truly sees beyond face value and biology.
When a newspaper prints fearful headlines, encouraging us to panic over our health, fear strangers, and comply with unreasonable measures; when you post anxious social media about the topic, use health mask emoticons, or make a xenophobic quip about separation of certain peoples at a meeting – or cancel these unnecessarily, you too are spreading fear. When you call on your government to ‘do something’ you are encouraging them to take controlling action – even when they don’t want to.
It can mean we endure bullying in the name of healthcare.
It isn’t just hand washing that will truly stop this spread. Our real enemy is not germs, or foreigners, or other people generally.
I encourage people to think what they are washing with – over harvested palm oil, chemicals that are not good for us either – whilst making someone else a profit (as do drugs and facemasks). I only use natural toiletries and I read the labels very carefully. I encourage thinking about labels and ingredients in more general terms. We must ask carefully who we trust – and if we trust WHO and other official channels, rather than assuming we must.
Love, not fear – and also awakening. That’s what we should be spreading.
Here are some perspectives that you won’t see on the news… [inclusion doesn’t imply mutual or complete endorsement]
from Priestess Lauri Ann Lumbi (this may not be viewable for nonmembers now but you can read her next pieces)
Spiritual teacher and healer Jo Dunning sent a lovely message: her website is https://www.jodunningevents.com/portfolio-items/divine-chaos-of-creation
Here’s the most recent message https://www.jodunningevents.com/portfolio-items/inspire-message-by-jo-quick-pulse/
by Rachel Horton White, also on the site below
Here’s one you did:
https://metro.co.uk/2020/03/18/coronavirus-frightening-shown-us-community-matters-12413057/ Green MP Caroline Lucas “Disaster can bring out the best in us if we let it”
Since publishing this, many countries have gone into lockdown, but I remain concerned about the necessity and efficacy of that move and what is happening…