I know there is much suffering we see in the world these days.
Our eyes report images of sickness, death, and dying.
In Italy, there is such a shortage of ventilators that physicians feel they are no longer doctors but selectmen- who must decide who will live and and who will die.
Then there are many who are not sick but are infected with the fear virus as they watch everything around them seem to fall apart. Their jobs. Their social structures. Their everyday routines. Birthdays, weddings, and other social gatherings- all cancelled. Nothing is the same and there is no clear end in sight when we will return to normal. And what that normal will be.
It is precisely in these times of darkness that we must make a clear choice in our minds between fear and love, darkness and light, and between being helpless or being powerful.
When I was praying last night, I heard the words that I need to expect miracles- that we receive solutions for problems when we expect this. Such is the power of the mind. We see this principle demonstrated in the placebo response, as well as the stress reaction (fight/flight/freeze response) because the first step in the stress hormone cascade begins with our perception.
If you feel inspired to read about the power of the mind to heal, you can explore my book, Physician, Heal Thyself: A Doctor’s Journey from Medicine to Miracles ( A mindful approach to healing based on teachings of A Course in Miracles).
In today’s session, we began with a video that expresses gratitude to the Coronavirus. Please watch because it will help you see this whole experience differently.
Here is a poem by Paul Goldman that helps us understand beautifully the importance of being socially connected even when we socially isolate. The title is The Touch So Vital.
Here is an article about how the crisis in Italy is transforming the mind of previously atheist doctors to open to prayer and belief in God. They find this inspiration from watching an elderly priest dying from Coronavirus still reading his Bible and ministering to his fellow sick brothers and sisters in Italy. To read the full article, click here.
To listen to the full unedited recording, please click here.
To listen to the meditation, please click here.
Zoom group details
Please join tomorrow at 11am EST via zoom if you feel inspired!
Time: Every day at 11am to 12:30PM EST
You can join via this link: https://zoom.us/j/8433334653
Meeting ID: 843 333 4653
(If you prefer to join via phone, please email me, and I can send you more details how you can do that.)
At this point, we will join for the next 13 days daily and today was Day #8.
These sessions will be recorded. If you cannot attend, but if you have a specific question, please email at [email protected]
How to support this work with your donation and sharing with others
These sessions and recordings are offered freely and if you feel inspired to donate to this important healing mission, please donate here. Your donation freely given is so appreciated and supports me to continue to spread this message of hope, healing, and comfort. For those of you who have donated, thank you so much! Your donation is the energy of love that continues to nurture this healing work.
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