The world has stopped. Hardly any airplanes are flying. Everything is closed except for bare necessities. We are in an unprecedented world lockdown with quarantines everywhere except China which has forced millions back to the assembly lines and factories.
As horrific and terrifying, this pandemic is, with many thousands dying and sick. There is also a very powerful spiritual message in it. You don’t want to miss it.
In his shamanic apprenticeship with the Yaqui Mexican Shaman, Don Juan, anthropology student Carlos Castenada learned specific techniques for stepping into a powerful magical state of alternative reality, that of the sorcerer or warrior.
In the third book of the series, “Journey to Ixtlan” Don Juan, a Shaman/Sorcerer teaches Carlos the art of “Stopping the World.” a state which takes us out of ordinary reality to perceive the world as it really is.
In a series of specific lessons, Don Juan batters away at Castaneda’s dependence on his usual framework of Western rationality. In order to become a “man of knowledge,” a “true seer” one must learn “not doing” until one can “stop the world” and, finally, “see.” These concepts are cornerstones in the life of a shaman, someone who is truly free and alive and autonomous.
To be a warrior or warrioress means someone who is free from programming and past life unconscious behaviours who is impeccable, and who has inner power. The chapter titles in that book are a Zen-like training manual: “Erasing Personal History,” “Losing Self-Importance,” “Disrupting the Routines of Life.”
It sounds like what you and I and the world are experiencing right now. The COVID-19 is a shamanic initiation. By disrupting the routines of life, losing your job, your identity with your role, our usual ways of life, or even being with your children full time, are necessities in learning how to become more aware, awake and alive.
COVID-19 enforces cooperation and working together. Fear somehow seems to have stemmed bullying and the polarization that has been rampant. We are all in this together and so we recognize our inherent interconnection. This is an AQUARIAN message as Saturn enters the sign of Universal interconnectivity.
Covid-19 makes us BE HERE NOW, Ram Dass’s famous book written in 1971. There is nowhere else to go. We can’t run away from ourselves although we can try with drinking porn drugs or internet escapism. Our usual structures of business as usual which we define ourselves with- gone. Time has slowed down, we are losing track of days. This is a Very URANIAN chaotic energy. Uranus is in TAURUS and squaring Saturn at 0 Aquarius now.
Coronavirus affects us all, regardless of financial status, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Families not used to being together or always eating fast foods are suddenly finding every night is family dinner night whether they cook or order in. We realize how much we have gotten away from the traditions where families were sharing and supporting each other. This is a very Saturn in Capricorn experience. Of course, many women are in dangerous situations with unhealthy toxic men or family members. I pray that they reach out and get help.
Many people are alone and feeling very isolated and lonely. But this is a perfect time to be a Hermit and learn who you really are. If you take this time to know yourself you can use this time for self-help, self- love and then you will be ready to have a healthy relationship in the future. You are never really alone. Light a leaf of sage and burn it regularly to clear the air from everyone else’s energies
If you can go outside and walk safely do that. You don’t need to socially distance yourself from a tree. Trees are receivers and givers of energy. If you have a tree on your property go and sit with your back to it and get grounded. If you can get out in a woods even better, or sit by moving water. Or just sit with a plain rock in your hand. Giving thanks for being healthy is much better than projecting fear. I would limit how much time you spend being distracted on the internet, but use this Aquarian tool to connect with those you love who you cant be with physically.
Suddenly Governments in the U.S. and worldwide are forced into being socialist to help prevent low income, seniors, and millions of laid-off workers and caregivers, from falling into debt and financial ruin. In the US and Canada, there are programs to bail people out of paying rent, for student loans, deferring mortgages, medical expenses, and to cope with childcare as students are being homeschooled. Many of the socialist platforms that Bernie Sanders was touting have become an instant reality by Republicans! I think we are in the Upside Down world. Just like that the entire social fabric has morphed.
I think of Terrence McKenna who spoke about NOVELTY after 2012. We are in a max novelty mode.
Our obsessive consumerism and capitalist way of life is unsustainable. We all knew it on some level but we never know anything until we experience it. Many people have never known this kind of hardship. Many generations have coped with this before.
If you see Covid-19 as a plot by the New World Order to install G5 or China then you may not see this as the spirit of Gaia or Mother Nature acting. If you see this as a Totalitarian take over cleverly disguised as “protecting the little people and seniors.” You may not see a bigger picture. Spirit moves in mysterious ways. If you see it as a dark side of the coming Age of Aquarius you will see the necessity of stopping the world to bring us all to our senses to question all the values we have been living by. Covid-19 is a glitch in the Matrix. Things will not be the same. I am hoping and praying.
We are not every man for himself. But we are all here for one another. We all resonate as ONE HEART on the earth, We are feeling everyone else’s pain, as they lose loved one.
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Listen to this watch it, Its GAIA, Mother Nature speaking to us through Covid-19. I can see how COVID-19 has “stopped the world” as shamanic initiation.
Blessings to you and yours