There was a time not long ago when I couldn’t be alone. Then as my family grew from one to three then four, now six, I found myself growing in so many different ways. Growing up on the East coast of Canada, I always found myself at the ocean shores any moment I had “free”. I loved taking my oldest to the waves, to build sand castles, laugh at the seagulls and have water side fires; there was magic in these times.
In Alberta and all of it’s wonder, I have had to trade in the salty air and ocean breeze for the magic of the mountains. Although It’s a trip down the highway it’s a time for me to reflect. I love driving, listening to music, watching for wildlife and entering the Rocky Mountains, it’s a time to get away from the city hustle and to “just be“
Now fast forward from these moments to today; A time where the healthy and lively are ”quarantined“ to their homes. A time where people are reading Revelations (this is NOT our end of time folks), a time where there are more conspiracy theories and maybe “facts” and awakenings that I don’t feel comfortable speaking on. We are forced to be “isolated”. And it is now that I feel like a caged bird that I yearn for the simplisticness of the ocean even more; or a trip to the mountains.
How can everyone find solace during this time? A time where we are forced to confine ourselves for the safety of others. I am grateful for the journey I have been on for the last five years because it has allowed me to succumb to this space but I know it is difficult for most. I can’t express this enough, please reach out! To anyone. To a loved one, to a friend, to me, to a member of a congregation that you trust, to a doctor, psychologists, teacher, mentor, Or neighbour. This is a time of awakening for our souls to be kind. To offer kindness to people who are scared, to offer help to the most vulnerable. This is not a time to ”turn on thy neighbour” because you see a car pulled into their driveway with a visitor nor is it a time to complain about the child running freely up the sidewalk with their parents far behind who “got too close”. Please be strong in your positive faith, know this is a time for a better world coming, a time you can be scared but do NOT let worry and fear consume you for it will eat you alive. If you need help or guidance in this state of mine … again reach out. Conversations, online teachings, books, and communication is there for you.
Stay safe and full of wisdom, but do not let this quarantine your mind.