It’s going to rain tonight
It was cloudy today and the wind blew in more moisture
Showers tonight and in the morning
Clearing the air of dust and all the pollen of a dry February, a completely dry month with windy days and allergies galore.
Cleaning the air of the smell of fear emanating from people self-isolating or working from home, some wearing masks.
All of which is reasonable
Because there is a Corona virus, Covid-19, and it is indeed transmissible and to some people, deadly.
And like an animal we all, lemming-like, flock to the stores to gather up supplies and odd things like ingredients for homemade hand sanitizer to avoid catching the virus.
But I ask, in the meantime are we being caught by the virus of fear?
And what is that doing to our inner lives, and the only life we have to live,
Which is Now?
After a week of stress, feeling the world closing in with fear of virus
Getting foggy-brained from fear
This evening it dawned on me:
It is good to be practical and wash your hands
And to clean hard surfaces and not to shake hands
I have been doing this
We all want to be in control
But it’s taking over daily life
And it hit me tonight that there is a point where one takes a stand.
Stopping and saying there are things I will do against the Corona Virus, and then there’s what I won’t do.
I am washing my hands per the protocol. I sing a lot of songs; 20 seconds is a long time.
I give feet bumps instead of handshakes and hugs. They bring smiles.
And I meditate on Light
Because where Light IS, dark isn’t.
Then there’s what I won’t do:
I won’t let fear of virus get to the “me” inside of me.
I won’t let it stop my inner life or steal my joy
Today is a precious gift and I intend to live it fully and miraculously
Today I am okay
I take my stand and say, Yes to proper action, and NO to fear.
That’s what came to me tonight, with the rain, cleaning the air and clearing my head.
I won’t sit worrying and perseverating whether I may have passed by someone who might have been in contact with someone who…. You know the drill.
I’m stopping those thoughts.
This is a very Alexander thing to do.
I tell my students all the time and now I am telling ME!
We start by stopping.
Stopping the fearful thoughts.
Taking right action
Being clear and living fully, today.
I said this to myself after being too stressed to focus while dancing.
After all the work, after the amazing year I just had on the competition floor, I was heading downhill and tonight I said, enough!
I will dance in my kitchen if need be, but tonight I went into my gym and danced Rounds with Blackpool music on my phone, thanks to YouTube and the Empress Orchestra.
FUP it, I said!
Forward and Up! or FUP, which was a funny joke from the Alexander teacher training course a long time ago.
Exercise and a good night’s sleep are a healthy way to bolster one’s immune system.
So is a positive attitude.
Positive attitudes are also contagious! We can borrow them from each other and remember, Forward and Up: FUP!