Even in darkness we can create Light. We just have to look for it.
And I say this as the human race is currently facing a pandemic like we have never seen before. With thousands of people dying because of the Coronavirus, people losing their income, riots and overworked healthcare workers, it is easy to think that we are in a dark place and will never come out of it. Yet we will!
With the bad there is good.
There is no doubt that we are all suffering as humans and some of us are lucky enough to live in a country, like I do, in Australia where, at time of writing this post, we are still in lockdown and our death rate from COVID19 is very low. Compared to some countries we are doing ok. Yes, we are very much restricted with what we can do, such as only leaving the house for work (if you are lucky enough to still have a job), go to medical appointments, shopping, go to buy takeaway or move house. I'm actually in the middle of moving house which is my parent's property that they left to me and my brothers and about 40km country driving.
At first the moving annoyed me but then I started to look at the good side of this. I get to travel on the highway with hardly any other traffic as I slowly move my boxes down to the property. In doing that I drive through amazing forests and country landscapes and I've changed from being annoyed at moving to being totally grateful. You, see I lost a lot of my income from COVID19 so I had no choice to move because I'm renting where I am. Without a doubt my heart now sings nothing but gratitude and has changed to being resentful of what's happened with this virus to be extremely humble and grateful for how lucky I am.
Which brings me back to why I'm typing this post. Even though we humans are doing it tough, Mother Nature is having a break from us and she is happy! I live in the country so I get to see it more than the city folk but even in the city you can look up at the sky and see no planes. Plants seem to be greener and healthier and where I live there is an overwhelming abundance of butterflies and dragonflies. The ocean seems to be sparkling more, the air is fresh and the birds are singing their hearts out.
For all our suffering, I hope that we come out the other side knowing that we don't have to keep polluting our planet, and in fact, we have all proven that we can go without a lot. Each and everyone of us is history in the making, and just maybe, these sacrifices we make, and the grief we suffer from losing loved-ones may just the the catalyst to give future generations a chance to live in harmony with Mother Nature.
UPDATE JUNE 2020
I have embraced COVID19 and put my personal development and business into overdrive. I've been very busy with my web design business and my blogs. As well, I decided to become a distributor of essential oils online because of my love of them and the immense benefits and joy they give me. It's a big step to start a new business, especially as I write this it has been announced that Australia is in a recession. For me, it's a great opportunity to do what I love and that's anything to do with nature and spirituality. I have also decided to transition my business into holistic and wellness website design niche and create beautiful websites for like-minded people.
I am a little concerned about the riots in the US as I type this and have decided the best way to deal with what's going on in the world is to step out of the drama in my mind and not focus on the fake news and the corruption in this world but to concentrate on my work, family and my spirituality.