Fear causes people to become irrational. People are most easily controlled when in a state of fear. This includes the willingness to give up our freedoms for a false sense of safety.
I have spent the last 20 years of my life studying and professionally working within the field of messaging and the presentation of information as a graphic designer. Agenda and perspective are the bow shooting the arrow. Be wise in not getting sucked into the real pandemic which is a four lettered word: FEAR.
Pandemonium is contagious. Being centered, peaceful, and well educated about the subject at hand can also be ‘contagious’, if enough people choose.
We have to use some logic here - we are all still getting mail and groceries. When I was a kid, my dad put honey on my fingers and let me loose around the kitchen to learn how germs spread.
Use this visual not as fuel for fear, but for positivity. Our bodies are super smart and really amazing. If you are here and reading this, your body is doing a most fantastic job in surviving all of the germs, bacteria, accidents, and close calls you have had in your life thus far. Have a little faith in it. Things work better when we believe in them.
If you feel you can go to the grocery, then why can’t you go into a different type of retail store too? We are not under martial law. We will not be arrested for going out and doing business in a kind and responsible way.
Or is there a deeper and unexposed question? Do we as a collective not desire to participate in ‘business as usual’ because of…?
The term ‘lockdown’ is a media panic term. It is not a true statement. First definition of lockdown in the dictionary, “the confining of prisoners to their cells, typically after an escape or to regain control during a riot”.
May I encourage you to take some time to think and feel into the implications of a word like ‘lockdown’ ‘going viral’ through our society.
May I also encourage you to ponder what happens when people become scared of each other.
I’m calling for taking self responsibility. If you are sick or feel like you are getting sick, then for goodness sake, stay home. If you have a compromised immune system or just can’t get over the fear of possibly getting sick, stay home. But if you don’t have any of the above, then please put the trust back into your body and let’s stop being scared to keep doing 'life'.
(I know some of you are going to buck at this statement, however, remember, we are all still going out and fondling the food we eat with our hands...and we are still ordering online with no idea if the packager was secretly wiping snot on his/her fingers. Unless you are living completely off the land, out in wilderness, with absolutely no contact with the outside world, you are being exposed to many many things...just as you always have been.)
Everyone is feeling this drastic shift in economy. Until a time comes when we no longer need to the form of money to stand in for energy exchange, we must do commerce. It isn’t the big business that is going to close, it is the little place that you ‘just love’ that is getting hit the hardest. A whole lot of people will suffer tremendously and pass over because of a depressed economy too (suicide, heart attack, etc.).
There are false numbers everywhere on how many people are experiencing illness directly from the COVID-19 and passing over from ‘the virus’. You can’t believe a single one. Especially when even the CDC makes statements like these in the documents for using the Corona virus testing kit.
Page 34 is really entertaining. Here are some of the highlights from the bullet points under ‘Limitations’:
Source: www[dot]cdc[dot]gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/lab/rt-pcr-detection-instructions.html. Scroll down to the link "CDC 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel Instructions for Use."
The stats that are blowing up in the media are not true. They can’t be because they don’t know.
The only thing that can keep anyone from getting sick (or healing) is one's very own immune system. Check out this blog post for my take on keeping the immune system strong. Worth noting: fear and stress are some of the most damaging agents to the immune system.
When did we lose so much faith in our own ability to navigate and make good decisions that we decided that the government could make better decisions than we could, first as individuals and then as a collective? If you really feel that the government is honest…well…then let me share the definition of honest for you to ponder, “free of deceit and untruthfulness; sincere”.
This is such an opportunity to create positive change and redefine ‘we the people’. Live from your love in your heart, not the fear in your head. Fully embrace your own self responsibility and heart knowing to move forward in a way that feels correct to YOU.
And may I remind all of us, 'there is so much more...'.
Love and blessings to you all,