Boris said: ‘stay alert’ and we say: ‘by all means and try to become aware’.
PM Boris was talking about us all recognising our responsibilities to live within the government guidelines applied to our own individual situation; whether in a family household, living with one partner or alone now that Lockdown is beginning to be eased. We encourage all to become aware of the energies that surround us 24/7.
The difficulty throughout all of this Covd-19 Pandemic has been learning to live apart, especially as most of us have needed to be close whether in the family where we were used to being close together, whether caring for each other or in a work environment. Worse I guess in places like France where the norm of kissing on both cheeks in greeting has been banned for the time being.
At the other extreme, those in the East are used to wearing face masks, which we had to get used to and find a supply of, and it is amazing how many still refuse to wear face covering, flouting Government Guidelines.
Many of us remember the times when we were forced apart like leaving home for the purpose of education, following the educational Call and parting from family for the first time in our lives or setting up our first flat; Parents often help all they can, but the final isolation can be daunting. Perhaps this period is giving us a taste of what will become the norm and therefore any isolation in the future will be more normal that a shock to the emotional, mental, and physical system.
A Call, when it comes may be not what was expected or maybe something we have always wanted to do. My initial recognition of a gift that led me in a direction I felt unworthy or incapable of doing but which was impressed upon me by questions from a stranger who saw the gift in me. She asked me if I had ever tried to help my children, well being a loving Dad I had placed my hands on the painful place to find that they were soon better, which I put down to Daddy’s love; a bit like a Mickey Mouse plaster!
With training I rose through the ranks so to speak and became an assessor to new trainee healers from several healing centres. I no longer work with the public but to the family and to those whom we live close to, we both have been able to help.
The present challenge has meant that hands on is ‘on-hold’ for the time being and so remote or distant healing has taken over.
There are many instances where a calling requires just our presence to be of help which can be difficult for others to understand, other than those in receipt of what we have to offer and others who may not even be aware of what is happening, just feeling better.
When the call comes it may be time for a move and in the past for us; it has meant a change of country or a change of place within the country, which again has been a difficulty with the family trying to put sense and reason to our many moves. There are many challenges on the journey not the least being the present pandemic.
Twelve months before it hit, we moved across a county boundary to be close to my eldest daughter who was in need. Five minutes apart by car now and although Lockdown kept us apart and is now easing; we are all sceptical that we can be together in our homes which would prevent us from social distancing inside purely through lack of space, so for now we stick to the garden.
There are many who give their time and energies to the care and education of others spending many hours of their own time in training, planning, and preparation in order to cope with the many challenges that present themselves on the difficult journeys to fulfil their Calling, which many refer to as a Vocation and therefore extra work is to be expected! When you are close to those challenged in this way you understand that they did not sign up for such exhausting, dangerous and all-consuming a vocation.
However, there comes a time when we have to admit that the call takes precedence over all else. To ignore, or to doubt it is the same as to doubt that the energies of Well-being are ours 24/7. This is a prime example of becoming aware of what is happening around us with regard to the pandemic which is affecting us all at the moment and will do so for the future when we need to be conscious of how it is affecting us in our own circumstances.
It is a time of forced isolation and self-reflection for many on their own and also in the precious moments that care workers, in all occupations who are working through the pandemic dressed in all manner of protective equipment, in any respite have to themselves.
They have and are involved in all consuming tasks to care for the rest of us in so many ways, which promotes huge thanks in us. We have a book of gratitude which continually changes, and every page could be filled in this time of Covid-19. The world is changing around us, and certainly Covid-19 will be with us for years to come until all are vaccinated and it can safely be eradicated.
Those isolated and alone may find time to feel the changing energies around us all and as this time unravels hopefully, and in time including those who so far have shown little regard for social distancing and the rest, will also be able to sense the energies that are promoting change within us all.
The energies are set for change, change in the way we think and the way we act, since they will affect us mentally and physically; Spiritually it is for the individual to either accept their new Calling or to reject as they feel. This is one of the indications as our physical feelings change and reflect what is going on within.
It has been heartening to see the way the young are becoming involved in many different ways, taking up a Calling particularly in the care of the outdoors, which I suspect has come about in the way that many at a young age have had to care for a parent or grandparent through lack of outside help and their recreation, regulations permitting, has been to the outdoors.
It is important for us all always to look for a positive manifestation of the feelings we may hold and if in doubt do take advantage of the NHS, your Doctors, and the A&E facilities at Hospitals if urgent. Many have been reluctant to go there for help, but it is the only sensible action to take; the NHS is there to help.
Every experience we have is for the sake of the Soul taking in all that happens in our life, both while awake and when asleep where so much more happens for our Well-being on many levels.
One of the things that has been coming through strongly for both of us in the recent past has been the feeling of extreme tiredness. We have both gone with the flow and often slept late in the morning and when necessary during the day as well, which was not what we expected and contrary to our norm. We often say: ‘We didn’t sign up for this!’
Luckily, we are retired for 15 years and initially put these feelings down to age and now confined to the home realising that it must be difficult for those who have had to work, especially those in the Care Sector to whom we owe so much.
There is a feeling that this could be a reaction to the current challenge we are all having to cope with world-wide; sleep being a healing mode for us all. So, if you are Called in this way go with it when you can. Easy for us you may think when we are retired … catnaps being the order of the day …. Yes, we have to, that is for sure.
“Early to bed and early to rise makes a person healthy, wealthy and wise.”
Follow your calling in gratitude and Peace, with Love, Hanukah & the Angel