People have asked me about my opinion about the COVID experience, and what I’ve found more than anything are these questions:
What are the challenges?
COVID quarantine has become an immersive experience. The globe has been sent home alone, some say ‘to think things over’… some have said we’re on ‘nature’s retreat’ and that nature is blossoming as we pause the man-made relentless engagement, with much folly and foible.
The Great Detox
I see life often as a practice of regaining consciousness. Mostly it seems we need to get out of our own way.
If we receive life as a practice, we can allow all our experience – both challenges and delight – to inform and awaken us to our edge.
You may be having some weird or even disturbing dreams by now, as your psyche brings up material to be detoxed. Sometimes all it takes is receiving the input and putting it aside to digest.
I had a dream last night about COVID. In it, my daughter and I were making our way down a steep mountainside into the ocean. We scrambled down and just about stopped before the water. There was no place to put anything outside the water, too steep, so we just jumped in.
Realising I was in a dream, I checked in and noticed I felt safe.
So… what did I learn from this dream? I heard from my unconscious that it’s IN the experience, immersed. I woke appreciating my deep feelings of safety for myself and my daughter, despite our loss, and acknowledging my concern for others.
Being in touch with ourselves, the questions become more relevant:
What are your challenges?
Hopefully, this experience can detox us of many distortions as individuals and hopefully as collectives, if we listen.
And, as always we may need support to listen within, to keep a positive attitude and to approach the experience with a healing relationship.
Be Kind, Be Well, Be Safe, Be Sane <3
& The Karuna Detox Team Paul, Louise & Donna, Jacqui & Melanie,